How The Heck You Get Twitter Followers???

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I really never ever used Twitter seriously. Just created an account and Twitted maximum 10 or 15 times. I never saw anyone started following me. Even though I followed more than hundreds on Twitter. Once I just invited all the contacts on my Gmail to follow me on Twitter. And I got 9 followers. Since than almost 1 year is passed. And not even a child followed me on Twitter. My question is how do you get Twitter followers? Unlike Facebook Twitter seems an wired platform to me. How do people grow their audience in Twitter actually?
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  • Profile picture of the author radzee
    Hi,my situation is almost similar. I have a question, why do you want twitter followers? I'm hoping to build a following to market my business(es) to and make new friends along the way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hossain
      Originally Posted by radzee View Post

      Hi,my situation is almost similar. I have a question, why do you want twitter followers? I'm hoping to build a following to market my business(es) to and make new friends along the way.
      For marketing purpose. I have an YouTube channel in2Rafi. I just wanted to promote it through Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasonm777
    Unless you are a celebrity no one is going to just follow you randomly.
    You can promote your Twitter account elsewhere and leave a message for them to follow you.
    Use hashtags in your tweet to gather attention. Most people search using hashtags for relevant tweets to the topic they are interested in. If they find you through hashtags and find you regularly tweet about things that interest them then they will follow you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Prison
    I agree!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trafficstorm
    Retweet, give likes to the posts and engage in commenting this may increase your followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
    I think twitter is a tough place to get exposure unless you are already known, recognizable and highly engaged on twitter. You might be better off with any other social media platform
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    A relatively quick way I have found to get followers is to write articles and submit them to relevant publishers and blogs in your niche. You can generally have a call to action to "follow", "retweet" or direct readers to social media links on your website. Also, include links in your email signature.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hossain
      Originally Posted by myob View Post

      A relatively quick way I have found to get followers is to write articles and submit them to relevant publishers and blogs in your niche. You can generally have a call to action to "follow", "retweet" or direct readers to social media links on your website. Also, include links in your email signature.
      You mean writing articles on Twitter? Twitter allows only 160 characters as far as I know.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by Hossain View Post

        You mean writing articles on Twitter? Twitter allows only 160 characters as far as I know.
        Perhaps the best is to write articles to post on your website or blog. Just add your Twitter account link. Many article directories and publishers will allow you to have a "resource box" or "bio" at the end of every article they publish.

        Just include a call to action such as "Follow me on Twitter [link]". In addition, you should add your social media links to forums (such as the Warrior Forum) if that is your targeted audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delboy Trotter
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  • Profile picture of the author rihsam
    Write engaging content and tweet daily, gradually you will start to get followers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hossain
      You from Maldives?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Tweeting useful relevant information and following others works for me. I think you should establish your voice and not stray away from your core message. So if your tweeting about sports chances are you will attract sports fans .This is not to say that you wouldnt attract people with uncommon interest .It helps to tweet consistently and follow others with common interest to boost engagement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Athan
    what if we all support each other by following each other on twitter? Together we can and it is going to be faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I have to ask - if the only people who 'follow' you are doing it because YOU follow them....is there a point to that?


    If so, I can't imagine what it is. People 'follow' on Twitter because someone has notoriety or celebrity or wealth....or they follow those they want to learn from or someone who agrees with the follower on world view or politics or religion or conspiracies.



    Your tweets need to appeal to a specific audience just as a site or product does - that's something many people don't grasp. If you only tweet to promote your site or your product or your YouTube videos...that is quickly apparent to anyone reading your tweets. They follow if there is something in it for THEM.
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  • Profile picture of the author kjansen86
    Hi everybody! My question is similar as well but more related to Linkedin and Facebook. I have recently started my own Illustrations business (Tolk Talks Illustrations). It is a dream come true to work for myself, but it is also difficult to get myself out there.

    When it comes to social media I am using Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin, but have the hardest time using the last two. On Linkedin I want to post business-related things on a weekly or monthly basis, but I don't know what content to share exactly to catch the eye of new people.

    On Facebook I share things that can also be more informal at times, but I don't know how to reach a wider audience then the people in my environment. I used advertisements at times, but it seems to be not enough. Do hashtags work the same as they do for Instagram?

    I appreciate all advice and/ or help!

    Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
    Purely out of curiosity, what is Twitter good for in regards to marketing? I don't really use it myself so unsure if there is some hidden benefit i'm unaware of?
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  • Profile picture of the author LindyUK
    Hello

    One way that we have used Twitter is to target the followers of large Twitter accounts that are promoting the same or similar products/services that you are wanting to promote. Doing this you are laser focusing on your target market. You can find these audiences manually or by using software.

    We havn't done this for a while now but we used software called tweetattackspro. It is likely to have been updated and still effective, just check with them to make sure, but we found it to be brilliant software.

    Cheers
    Lindy
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    • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
      Originally Posted by LindyUK View Post

      Hello

      One way that we have used Twitter is to target the followers of large Twitter accounts that are promoting the same or similar products/services that you are wanting to promote. Doing this you are laser focusing on your target market. You can find these audiences manually or by using software.

      We havn't done this for a while now but we used software called tweetattackspro. It is likely to have been updated and still effective, just check with them to make sure, but we found it to be brilliant software.

      Cheers
      Lindy
      Do you have an example of the type(s) of products you were promoting on twitter and did you have any success with this?
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  • Profile picture of the author LindyUK
    Hello sgalla

    Re "Do you have an example of the type(s) of products you were promoting on twitter and did you have any success with this"

    Geez, I wouldn't be telling anyone what we did if we didn't have success with it. (unless I was saying don't do this)

    We used it for affiliate marketing, in our case building subscribers to our free online magazines. (We use our own online flip page magazines for our affiliate marketing. We gave up things like review sites and promoting single products 8 or more years ago. Our magazines are like our own ponds, no other competition fishing in them and we can create relationships with our subscribers)

    Our magazines cater to various interest groups, so we have used Twitter to promote "products" from dogs to online dating. We would look for accounts to target that had large numbers of followers. Some are in hundreds of thousands, some even in the millions.

    Cheers
    Lindy
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    • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
      Originally Posted by LindyUK View Post

      Hello sgalla

      Re "Do you have an example of the type(s) of products you were promoting on twitter and did you have any success with this"

      Geez, I wouldn't be telling anyone what we did if we didn't have success with it. (unless I was saying don't do this)

      We used it for affiliate marketing, in our case building subscribers to our free online magazines. (We use our own online flip page magazines for our affiliate marketing. We gave up things like review sites and promoting single products 8 or more years ago. Our magazines are like our own ponds, no other competition fishing in them and we can create relationships with our subscribers)

      Our magazines cater to various interest groups, so we have used Twitter to promote "products" from dogs to online dating. We would look for accounts to target that had large numbers of followers. Some are in hundreds of thousands, some even in the millions.

      Cheers
      Lindy
      Interesting use of Twitter, thanks for the insight !
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  • Profile picture of the author Mat Odysseus
    I literally built an entire platform for this, so I can give you a few pointers here.

    - Make sure your profile is complete. Profile picture, cover picture, description, everything

    - Post a few tweets, so that your timeline looks fresh and updated.

    - Find some influencers (or competitors) from an area that is of interest to you. Start following their followers. After some time, unfollow the people that are not following you back. This is known as the Follow/Unfollow strategy, there are several variations of it but this is my favourite one and I've found it to be the best.

    - Engage with your newly acquired followers. Like and share their stuff, and comment on it if you can come up with something useful or fun.

    - Post as much as you can. Twitter is a very loud platform, even 10 tweets an hour is not that bad, so get out there. Include images and 3-4 hashtags in your tweets.

    Happy growth.
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  • Profile picture of the author cititoru
    Indeed, Follow/Unfollow strategy works to grow your followers base, but to have an engaging audience is a totally different thing. This is where I struggle. I got to nearly 300 followers but very rarely they would engage in what I tweet.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by cititoru View Post

      Indeed, Follow/Unfollow strategy works to grow your followers base, but to have an engaging audience is a totally different thing. This is where I struggle. I got to nearly 300 followers but very rarely they would engage in what I tweet.
      Despite what you may have been told, this strategy is not effective at all if you are trying to build an engaging audience. There are no shortcuts.
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  • Flawless Your Profile. Before somebody tails you, they'll more often than not take a look at your profile. ...

    Tweet More. ...

    Calendar Your Tweets. ...

    Utilize Your Connections. ...

    Get Involved in Twitter Chats. ...

    Find New Followers. ...

    Keep Followers Engaged. ...

    Gain From The Best.
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    • Originally Posted by georgewilliam0147852 View Post

      Flawless Your Profile. Before somebody tails you, they'll more often than not take a look at your profile. ...

      Tweet More. ...

      Calendar Your Tweets. ...

      Utilize Your Connections. ...

      Get Involved in Twitter Chats. ...

      Find New Followers. ...

      Keep Followers Engaged. ...

      Gain From The Best.
      And do this on a daily basis. Like you, I don't really like Twitter. But I noticed that if I just make the effort to use it on a daily basis, I get more followers everyday. I still don't like Twitter but at least, it's not a completely worthless experience for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Athan
    Hey Hossain I just discovered a way to gain followers just now and I thought of sharing it with you and with the warrior members.

    Today while I was on twitter I stumbled upon a retweet that had 300 comments and many likes and share.

    The tweet said ''I've seen how generous the #writingcommunity can be, so let's connect. Show your support, and lift your fellow #writers. Say hi and we'll all follow. Please do the same. Retweet this to spread the vibes #Amwriting"

    I responded with a gif and said:
    "hello everyone.... I follow back and never unfollow. I also want to support the writing community".

    The result: more than 50 people followed me in less than an hour. And they still follow me. My notifications never stop.

    You can visit these hashtags or find similar ones and respond to them. Try to find a hashtag in your niche for example #bloggingcommunity #gamingcommunity ect.

    I wish you the best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Faylor St Hilaire
    Originally Posted by Hossain View Post

    I really never ever used Twitter seriously. Just created an account and Twitted maximum 10 or 15 times. I never saw anyone started following me. Even though I followed more than hundreds on Twitter. Once I just invited all the contacts on my Gmail to follow me on Twitter. And I got 9 followers. Since than almost 1 year is passed. And not even a child followed me on Twitter. My question is how do you get Twitter followers? Unlike Facebook Twitter seems an wired platform to me. How do people grow their audience in Twitter actually?

    I too have a Twitter account and I have not used it for years now. I just did not see how I was going to be able to grow my Twitter account unless I am able to promote it by word of mouth. Now, the question becomes then why would anyone follow me on Twitter. I think that is the question for anyone who has Twitter to ask him/herself.

    Why would someone follow me on Twitter?

    Finally, what incentive does Twitter offers a Twitter user to be able to grow his/her Twitter account?


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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    I've been on Twitter since 2009, and my follower count never exceeded 300 but my tweet count is close to 40k. Still the best way to gain lots and lots of followers is to have it endorsed by some public figure, or maybe get verified, increase your Twitter exposure. Something like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
      Hi Enzo,

      Curious why you're still taking the time to tweet 40k times if you only have 300 followers? Are they all engaged and buyers of what you're offering?
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      • Profile picture of the author LindyUK
        Originally Posted by palmtreelife View Post

        Hi Enzo,

        Curious why you're still taking the time to tweet 40k times if you only have 300 followers? Are they all engaged and buyers of what you're offering?
        Geez palmtreelife

        It took Enzo years to get those 300 followers and he's likely very proud of them, so don't go too hard with your questions.

        And Enzo, if you are reading I'm just razzing!

        Cheers
        Lindy
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        • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
          It took Enzo years to get those 300 followers and he's likely very proud of them, so don't go too hard with your questions.
          These 300 followers must be very special and that's why I'm asking. I'm not razzing, I'm wanting to learn why I should be spending my time sending so many tweets to so few followers...there's gotta be something I'm missing!
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    If you're going to build an audience your better off at Instagram. Twitter is a little complicated, you need to have something like a viral post to get followed by people.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarketing88
    HI friends
    Follow the provided instruction to get followers:
    Start your own blog.
    Share your Twitter account in other places so people can follow you.
    Optimize your profile.
    Define your audience.
    Tweet relevant content for your followers.
    Keep active.
    Find a captivating and successful tweet on your profile.
    Use hashtags.
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  • Profile picture of the author iceman78
    Follow people and like their posts. You can also try sending direct messages to people. One time Sasha Banks followed me back on Twitter!
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  • Profile picture of the author escobarrr
    Some people go to buy followers, but I do not see the interest.
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    • Profile picture of the author kjansen86
      Nah, indeed. I would want people to really cheer for me (and I for them)
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  • Profile picture of the author zzzmediauk
    I have used Manage Flitter in the past, and it has helped me get followers, you can search for a keyword and follow accounts in that domain, or you can follow your competitors followers, it's very powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Help people Hossain by tweeting valued content. @reply people to build bonds. Have fun. Give people reasons to follow you. They will.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naman1234
    Many people see growing an audience on Twitter as a challenging process.

    Here are the 6 steps that will help you to get twitter followers:

    1. Follow people who are likely to follow back.
    2. Tweet often.
    3. Tweet valuable content.
    4. Tweet with pictures.
    5. Retweet other people's tweets.
    6. Promote your Twitter account on your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author dougp
    A lot of folks tend to over complicate social media sites like Twitter. The answer is simple since Twitter is a robust network now. Simply analyze popular Twitterers in your niche and breakdown what they're doing. You'll have to draw insights form this, but look at their posting frequency, which types of tweets generate the most interactions, and what they're doing outside of Twitter to gain influencers. For example, do they blog often, are they're a columnists at Huffington post, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author steverobert
    You need to increase the engagement there its kinda tough place but if its done it can be worth your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author marytw
    Start with the beginning:
    1. Ask your friends & family to follow you
    2. Then network, make new friends, engage with other profiles on a daily basis. Retweet. Follow relevant hashtags.
    3. Tweet many times daily (but not all at once)
    4. Optimise and schedule your tweet times
    5. Ask lots of questions & do Twitter Polls
    6. Run a Twitter content
    7. Live-tweet an event
    8. Use tools like Twiends.com that help you increase the number of your followers in a manner that doesn't violate Twitter's policies
    9. Use Twitter Ads
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    Post your content with good hashtags. Folks on Twitter tend to like and follow people who post good and relevant content with those hashtags. Also, follow people related to your niche because alot of times they will follow you back. Grow your followers naturally is my best advice as well. Auto bots and programs that promise you a lot of followers may get your account banned or suspended.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandythakurr
    Start joining twitter chats hosted by many groups, companies, brands or communities. This will helps in increasing real followers (not just numbers).
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