Many of my clients are just getting into Twitter and realizing the value it has to business. Many have asked how do I get followers? Well, it takes patience. But here are 8 quick simple things to get you started and get followers.
Choose a profile name.
This is the name you’ll be known as on Twitter. You should always use your real name or business name.
Write a good solid profile, and take the time to brand Twitter so you build consistency.
Make sure you have a high-resolution photo for your profile picture don’t use a logo, people will want to connect with you on a personal level. Use a some creative in your Twitter header that is relevant to your business. You don’t want to come across as a spammer. There are thousands of spammers on Twitter and you can usually tell because they never creat their profile correctly.
Create a short informative bio about your company.
When people are deciding they want to follow you, they will scan your Twitter bio to see if it’s relevant to their business. A good formula to use is to state your business, services you offer, areas of expertise and put in your website.
Don’t over Tweet, but Tweet consistently
Being consistent will engage your followers and attract new followers because no one will want to follow someone who tweeted 8 weeks ago. Try tweeting things like product launches, new announcements, latest news relevant to your business, photos, blog posts, and so on. If there’s not much to tweet don’t force it. And don’t be a person who keeps retweeting all the time, it will show that you really have nothing to offer, and you won’t get followers. I say if you having to tweet of interest don’t. A day or two won’t matter if you don’t tweet.
Tweet with relevant hashtags
A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content. Users create and use hashtags by placing the hash character # in front of a word. Searching for that hashtag will then present each message that has been tagged with it. By using a hash tag with your tweets, you are making it easier for someone to find out information and find you!
Spread your Twitter URL
Advertise your Twitter account through your Facebook page, email signatures, website and any marketing material you have.
A retweet is a repost or a forward that you can share with your followers. When you retweet other people’s tweets, they get notified and will most likely follow you as a sign of thanks. Retweeting other posts shows your interested in what your follows are saying and sharing it with others says “you want your follows to be aware of this person as they have good solid information. But again don’t overdue it.
Follow relevant people
One of the quickest ways to start getting more Twitter followers is to follow others. This lets people know you exist. Follow people you can learn from and follow people who have interesting and funny things to say. Don’t follow hundreds of people before you start getting followers yourself. Building a large Twitter follower community takes time so be patient and be smart.
Educate your followers
Tweet something you’d be interested about if you saw it. Offer your followers engaging content that they can be excited about and learn about. No one will want to follow a brand that constantly tweets promotions about themselves.
So those are some simple tips if you decide to engage with Twitter! Thanks for reading and hopes this helps those of you who are just getting started.