How do you increase Twitter followers? How do you build your network on Twitter? These are easy questions to wonder about when you are a brand trying to build your Twitter account or a small business trying to figure out this Twitter “stuff”. As for many small businesses trying to build their accounts quickly, or attempting to look bigger than they are, the answer used to be to buy followers. FOR SHAME!
Fair Ways to Increase Twitter Followers
Seriously, buying Twitter followers is a no-no. You have no one to interact with when you do this, and you have a very lopsided follower to following ratio. When a real person looks at your account and sees such a discrepancy, they immediately know what’s going on and they won’t follow you. Why would they? You won’t talk to them. You obviously aren’t on Twitter to build relationships with those fake numbers.
The best way to increase Twitter followers is to act like a human and follow other humans. Follow MANUALLY. If you want an increase in Twitter followers, sharing articles that you find useful, with a note about why will help. Looking at the accounts that are following you and determining if they are worth following will help. Talking to other people behind those accounts will help! This is called engagement. People want to talk to other people. Not robots. They don’t want people looking for the easy way out, either!
Ethical Ways to Increase Twitter Followers
There are a ton of tools, though, that can help make this a lot easier. Finding followers doesn’t have to be all manual and it doesn’t have to be time consuming on your end. You just have to be smart about it.
My team and I have been using CrowdFire with a ton of success. This tool allows us to search and automatically follow accounts on Twitter with filters. Filters like location filters and keyword filters. These are awesome. Of course, this will lead to following other robotic accounts, but you can also use this tool to unfollow inactive accounts, which many bots are.
Using Twitter search is another great way to find followers. You can search by keyword or phrase and location. You can even save the search so that you can use it again later without having to enter all of the criteria a second (or third, or fourth time). And by following more accounts, you’ll begin to increase Twitter followers on your own account, as well.
Tweetchats are another way to find more people to follow and thus, get more followers! By joining in and participating, you are showing other people that you are real and have a personality. If you share enough knowledge, you’ll gain followers. But you have to actually participate! Many people will wait in the “shadows” of a chat and they may follow you if they think you are a resource, even without having interacted with you.
Of course, if all of this is too much for you, contact us today and we’ll discuss the best Twitter strategy for you and your company!