Friday, September 4, 2009

How to Get More Followers on Twitter

After reading a lot of articles how to get more followers on Twitter I decided to publish an article myself about that. There are a lot of great tutorials written about this subject and I will provide here some of the good links I found.

Here's the best advices that I've seen:

  1. Be intresting: Find a way to make people smiling, even if you would be telling what you had for breakfast.
  2. Be useful: Provide some value to others by what you write. Solve your followers problems, offer them something that they need: information, entertaintment, advices, tips, laugh, latest news...
  3. Be promotional: Self-promotion is great tool. Give followers links to your posts, title's of your blog newest article.
  4. Be personal: turn off all robots, write yourself. People don't like spamming.
  5. Fill out your bio and your personal information. People want to know with whom they connect. Your bio is displayed on Twitter’s Suggested Users page. Leaving it blank or non-descriptive doesn’t encourage people to add you.
  6. Tweet about your passions in life and #hash tag them.
  7. Link yourself everywhere. Facebook, blog, forums, LinkedIn...
  8. Follow the top twitter users and watch what they tweet. Pay attention to the type of content they sent out and how they address their audiences.
  9. Ask qestions for Information: There are several reasons for this:
    1. Asking questions can lead to fruitful discoveries and real relationships with followers
    2. Asking questions is great for helping you to learn which can be very useful if you’re researching a blog post
    3. Asking questions will draw people to ‘reply’ which (as I’ve already mentioned) will have a viral impact as those answering will show their own followers that they follow you
    4. Asking a relevant question will draw many followers out of lurk mode and into an active engagement with you.
  10. Use a Profile Picture that Reinforces Your Brand: Your Avatar is one important factor - it appears next to every Tweet you make as well as on your profile page. Keeping your profile pictures consistent across your social networks will help people to find you and recognize you also off-line. If you have memorable logo of your company, you may concider using it to increase brand recognition.
  11. Reply to tweet: here's how to do it:
  12. Reply to/get involved in #hash tag memes. lists the hot ‘trending topics. Look for the #hash topics and jump in on the conversation (see #11 for link to reply instructions).
  13. Follow others. The simpliest way is to follow others who share intersts. If they find your bio or website intresting they'll follow you back.
  14. Tweet often. Not tweeting is one of the biggest reasons to loose followers. When you tweet, you're paying attension to all your followers. Make some goal how often you tweet, at least once per day.
Remember to follow me on twitter:

Good articles about Twitter and how to get more followers:

 Enjoy tweeting and growing amount of followers! Tweet...tweet...


  1. Great article. I'm just going to start Twittering, so this is info I needed! Thanks!

    Saw your addy on indie. I'm following you!
    Please follow my blog:

  2. Thank you for a comment. It's nicer to write articles when it has something useful for others. I'll visit your site :-)

  3. Just stopped by to see your blog and to thank you for visiting my site. You have a very nice site...quite lovely to look at just as your storefront ;) This is a really nice article. Good advice. I have a twitter account, but find I don't really use it much anymore. Maybe someday, but for now, time is too short. I'll be sure to look you up when I do get back to twittering again. Do stop by again. I'll be writing about the dresses I sewed up while trying to decide on what to wear to my daughter's wedding. It was quite a marathon for me ;) Thanks again. -- Karen