Update: Many readers got their first 1000 twitter followers after reading & following tips on this post. So I’m so sure it works for you too.
Who else wants to get 1000 twitter followers or even more?
Hands down, I never met a person who doesn’t want more followers on twitter.
Here’s what you need to do before going into the details to increase your followers on twitter. Follow me on twitter, I often share proven strategies to get more twitter followers.
We’ll first discuss few free twitter tools to manage your twitter account to grow your twitter followers.
My best advice to you to get more twitter followers is this: write tweets that people want to read.
Let’s dive in..
What is twitter? Why grow your twitter followers?
Twitter is a social networking site and it’s all about 140 characters (which is called “Micro Blogging”)
For any blog, if you want to get more traffic and better promotion you should use social media like twitter, facebook, StumbleUpon, digg etc.
Twitter is the BEST social media platform to promote your blog and drive massive traffic to your sites. Or you can simply use Twitter to boost your online reach and presence.
Currently there are more than 500 millions people are using twitter.
Here are few more interesting twitter stats to know before digging into the article.
- Total number of tweets sent: 180 billion
- Average number of followers per twitter user: 208
- Average number of tweets sent per day: 400 million
- Average number of tweet per twitter user: 305
- Average time per month spent by users on twitter: 170 minutes
- Percentage of twitter users accessing via mobile: 60%
- Number of fake twitter accounts: Approx. 21 million
- Most followed celebrity on twitter: Justin Bieber with 45 million followers
- Most followed brand on twitter: YouTube with 33 million followers
- Most retweeted message ever: Barack Obama’s re-election victory with 803,000 RT’s
- Estimated value of twitter (as of 2013): $10 billion
How to Get Your First 1000 Twitter Followers?
Step 1: Write your twitter bio for OTHERS, not YOU.
Whenever I land on someone’s twitter profile, all I see is “self-promotional” bio’s.
Let me ask you a question?
Why should I care?
I don’t care if you’re a comedian, dancer, blogger or Internet marketer.
Ask these questions before writing your twitter bio.
- Why should someone follow me on twitter?
- How others can benefit if they follow me?
If you want to get more followers on twitter then try this tip: make your twitter bio “helpful”
Need any example?
Let’s have a look at my twitter bio.
Step 2: Show your face
Don’t be generic.
People follow people, not eggs (if you know what I mean) ;)
Make sure your profile pic is looking funny, interesting or professional. Figure out what you want to convey to your twitter followers, then use the corresponding looking picture.
Step 3: Start following others
Follow blindly whoever is in your niche. But how to find the similar people in your industry?
Simple.. Use twiends tool. Enter your interests and start following the people. BTW it is a free tool.
[note]If you just want more/anonymous twitter followers, then try following all without using any tools like this – but I wouldn’t recommend it. What’s the use if you have anonymous twitter followers who don’t share your content? You should have TARGETED twitter followers to get most out of it right?[/note]
Step 4: Spend “active time” to get your first 1000 twitter followers
No one’s going to know your name on twitter without spending active time on it. Get to know others.
Share quotes and make sure you’re either educating or entertaining your followers on twitter. Remember, people browse twitter just for two reasons: entertainment and education!
At least for the next one month, spend quality time on twitter to get your first 1000 twitter followers.
Use these quick tips to be active on twitter
- Follow the famous people in your niche
- Retweet their tweets (regularly)
- Use hash tags (viz #blogging #twitter #first1000twitterfollowers etc)
- Unfollow those who don’t follow you back (even after 5 days or 1 week) by using tools like tweepi (it’s a free tool)
- Tweet your best stuff (quotes, your best posts, videos or whatever you feel is good)
Repeat the process until you get your first 1000 followers on twitter.
You may find it difficult in the beginning, but believe me, you will surely get 1000 twitter followers.
Points you should keep in mind to get your first 1000 twitter followers
Don’t be self-promotional: No one likes to follow you on twitter if you’re self-promotional. The best way to get more twitter followers is this: start promoting others stuff. Tweet others links, send messages and stay in touch with the “power users of twitter”. Then it becomes easy for you to grow your following on twitter and very soon others also will also promote you. Win win.
Stop following too many people at a time: Avoid following too many members. You can follow 300 followers in a day (it’s not an exact figure, you can follow even more – till 1000 followers/day). But I suggest don’t do that.
When your twitter figure reaches 2000 and if you don’t have enough followers (more than 1800+) then you can’t follow anyone else. Twitter will automatically stops you from following others. So go slow, start following others and tweet their stuff. Soon you’ll see twitter followers growing on your network.
A tip: Flush out all the people who are not following you back. Use tweepi tool (as mentioned above) to unfollow others.
Last but not least – track your results.
Over to you:
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Post your twitter name in the comments section and follow others.
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