Growing your Twitter account

by Jager
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Besides the very obvious tips, have you guys found any tactics that work really well in building quality Twitter followers?

One thing I've found works well is conversations. By having conversations with people, reaching out to many, you increase your "faceshare"(just made that up,lol).

Getting yourself re-tweeted by someone big would be biggest option for continuing this route, as that puts your name in front of so many people.


Also, let me make clear I believe in organic content. I'm just talking about getting your twitter account out there and with targeted followers. I think all IM'ers look for more and more leads because, as they say, the money is in the list!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jager
    By reaching out to lists of young entrepreneurs I found a lot that when tweeted wanted to follow me and I could follow back.

    Look up lists comprised of what you're looking for.
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        Originally Posted by futuretwitblog View Post

        Here are a few observations about Twitter:


        2. You get "street cred" when you have tons of followers. I have about 50K or so (under a Twitter account of the same name as my handle here), and I have everyone from aspiring hip hop artists to minor celebrities contacting me.

        3. Unless you're Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, there really is no sure fire way to build a huge following. Mostly, people will follow you if you follow them back, and vice versa. Justunfollow is very useful for this.

        4. If you get 1 out of 10 or even 100 to interact with you long term, you're probably doing really well. There are a lot of bots and a lot of zombie accounts on Twitter.

        I hope that this helps.
        I was going to single out one or two of your points but all were very good. I totally agree about #1, which is probably the most debated point since a lot of people like to say "quality over quantity". But you're right on target, there really is no down-side to having a lot of followers.

        FYI I followed you on twitter, very impressive job you've done.

        And I like your profile picture, haha
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          • Profile picture of the author Jager
            Originally Posted by futuretwitblog View Post

            Thanks. I will follow you back, of course, the next time I use justunfollow.

            What do you use your Twitter account for, if I may ask?
            Right now I'm using my twitter for a multitude of reasons. Prime among them is networking with entrepreneurs and having a good list of people to send any product launch out to.

            I really started building it as a project for the social media company I work for, they told me to see what tactics work. It's taken on a life of its own though.

            And like you said, there's a lot of street cred involved with a big twitter account. I'm looking to gain that.
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              • Profile picture of the author Jager
                Originally Posted by futuretwitblog View Post

                If that's the case ... you might actually do better with a smaller number of people -- say less than 5,000 or so. See, my case is different. I am using Twitter to promote my blog, and so a shotgun approach makes more sense. If you're actually planning on talking to people, you might want to have a lower number of followers.

                If in doubt, you could always add 1,000 niche followers, see what that does, add 1,000 more if needed, see what that does, etc. Just remember to unfollow those that don't follow you back and you should be fine.

                MY target is 1000, and then I'll start aiming at exactly what I want.... as of now I don't even have 100. Again, I don't see any reason more followers is bad. I can have conversations either way, but more gives me more street cred and more people to send out a product launch too
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksters
    So what is the way to get quality followers, just posting quality content, or following other people to follow you back?
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Funny you should mention that....I'm right now writing a report on making money with Twitter.

    I've found great success with autotweeting accounts that I haven't touched now for 2+ years (but have several hundred followers).

    If you're going the authority route, spending time answering questions in your niche definitely helps. And if you're going the SEO route, you can structure your tweets so it ends up increasing your search engine visibility online.

    Kurt wrote a great WSO on that:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...uaranteed.html

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author OO
    Join Industry Groups: Find the groups on Twitter and other social networking sites that are discussing topic related to your industry and get involved. Listen to the discussions and then add information that is valuable to the discussion. Combine Your Approach: When other Twitter users ask you a question related to your industry, respond with a brief tweet and then provide a link to the information you have created, such as an article that explains it in more detail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Ditfort
    I read somewhere that you should look for a big internet marketer in your niche that has many twitter followers. Then follow their followers and most of them will follow you back. But I think the method you describe will build more trust with the followers, and they'll be more converting for affiliate marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jager
      Originally Posted by Chris Ditfort View Post

      I read somewhere that you should look for a big internet marketer in your niche that has many twitter followers. Then follow their followers and most of them will follow you back. But I think the method you describe will build more trust with the followers, and they'll be more converting for affiliate marketing.
      I just did that with an incubator in my area. That was for networking with entrepreneurs, and since he led the incubator he was followed by a lot of entrepreneurs and founders. Good way of targeting people you want to network with.
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