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Want to get more followers on Twitter for your brand or business? Boy, is today your lucky day, for I am the bearer of some truly excellent news: this article contains all of the secrets you need to help you boost the size of your Twitter network.
You only need to make one decision: how much effort are you prepared to make?
How do you get more followers on Twitter?
It’s the age-old question, and while the number of followers that any user has on everybody’s favourite micro-blogging social network should never be considered indicative of quality of content, like it or not people can and will judge you on the size of your Twitter network. And while only the very famous can expect to boast Twitter tallies in the millions, there are things that all of us can to do make our Twitter content more attractive to potential subscribers.
Jay Mohr, host of the eponymous show on Fox Sports Radio, is closing in on 250,000 followers for @jaymohr37. Besides having such a large following, his listeners on social media are engaged and find ways to creatively mention his sponsors in their tweets. In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? Mohr shared why people shouldn’t live in fear of Twitter.
“I would say the golden rule of Twitter is you cannot ever respond to somebody saying something negative to you,” he said. “It took me a good three years to learn that, and, even still, I’ll start to type something and be a sentence or two in before I realize, ‘What am I doing? Why am I answering this person?’ I’ve blocked about 3,000 people. I’ve made Twitter this ivory tower of Babel where people only say nice things about me.”
Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Jay Mohr, Comedian and Fox Sports Radio Host?
– Mona Zhang
How do you get more followers on Twitter?
For brands and individuals alike, it’s the age-old question. Like it or not, for many people size still matters on Twitter, and you’re far more likely to attract new followers if you’ve already got quite a few to your name.
So how do you convince others to get on board your Twitter-train (especially if you’re new)? Engage with influencers? Use certain hashtags? Tweet more? Tweet less?
Nope. The best thing to do is to be positive, say scientists.
When you’re first starting out and trying to build your network on Twitter, seeing new people following you is both rewarding and exciting.
Keep doing the right things and those follower numbers will continue to rise. Pretty soon you’ve got hundreds, and maybe even thousands of people reading your tweets. But are they really? How many of your followers are real, and how many are bots? Or spammers? Or long-abandoned accounts?
Or, even worse… internet marketers?
When you’re a brand establishing yourself on social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, in the very early days you’re usually less concerned about who is following you, and more about how many.
It’s superficial, of course, but large numbers of followers on Twitter and Likes on your Facebook Page do have provide a level of social proof that makes you more attractive to new followers, and new Likes – when someone sees that you’re already popular, they’re far more likely to make the leap and get on board themselves.
But for businesses looking to maximise the ROI of their social media strategy, how many is always far, far less important than who. Pretty soon you realise that a big number is meaningless unless it’s actually converting into brand awareness, website footfall and sales – so who should you be looking to attract?
If 140-characters get sent on Twitter and there’s no followers to see them, were they really sent at all?
Deep, isn’t it? OK, it might not be the most elegant philosophical thought experiment there is, but it does raise the question of whether or not your tweets are being heard.
If you have only a handful of followers who barely interact with your tweets, you’re not getting much out of Twitter. Here’s how to fix that.
As we’ve discussed in the past, having tons of Twitter followers shouldn’t be your only goal. Still, we wouldn’t fault you if you’ve dreamed of joining the ranks of Justin Bieber and President Obama in the million+ club.
An advertising firm has created a way for you to bump up your 135 follower count all the way to one million followers. And all you’ve got to do is follow a single account.
It’s very easy to get obsessed with numbers on Twitter.
How many tweets should I be making per day? How much time do I need to spend on the network? How many people should I follow? How many followers should I have?
The last question is the easiest to answer. First, don’t think of them as followers, think of them as fans. And you don’t even need that many.
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