I’ve been focused on growing my Twitter and social media following this year, and I have been experimenting with various different strategies on how to get more followers on Twitter. I found a strategy that is super simple, and effective — anyone can do it. I’ve increased my personal following to 6,000 (targeted followers) in 3 months with 5 minutes of work per day. I’ll keep this post short and on point. Here’s how it’s done.
First, you need to know your specific niche or target audience, and you need to know who the closest competitors in your niche are on Twitter. Once you know this information it will make following this strategy on a daily basis a lot easier.
How To Get More Followers on Twitter
Twitter allows you to follow nearly 1000 people per day. With this strategy you’ll be following the followers of your competitors. Each person that you follow receives a notification stating that you followed them, and a small percentage of them will follow you back and view your profile. You can follow people manually, but it requires a significant amount of time. I recommend you download the Twitter Follower plugin on Chrome.
Once this plugin is installed all you need to do is go to the profile of one of your competitors, go to their “Followers” page, and click the “Follow them all!” button in the top right as shown in the image below. By clicking this button the plugin will take over and automatically start following people for you.
Note: The “Follow them all!” button will not be available if you did not install the Twitter Follower plugin on your Chrome Browser.
Create A Catchy & Relative Post
Improve your chances of bringing in extra Twitter followers by making a relative and catchy post tailored to your target audience, and then Pin it to your Twitter wall before using the following technique explained above. I’ve experimented with this and it works well. I’m currently targeting the travel niche, I made a post with an image that says “When In doubt, travel”, and “RT If you agree” (RT stands for Retweet) with a few emoticons as you can see in my Tweet below.
— Curtis Blackmore (@Curtis_B33) February 11, 2016
At the time of writing this post It generated 140 Likes and 97 Retweets — as you can imagine, that attracted quite a few extra followers for me over time. I was also positioned at the top of the search for the hashtags I used for several consecutive days which increased my exposure even more and brought in several more organic followers.
There you have it. A simple and effective strategy on how to get more followers on Twitter. Repeat the following process everyday, and the posting process once or twice per week. Twitter allows new accounts to follow up to 5000 people. Once you hit this mark, you can use the same Chrome Plugin to unfollow the people you followed by going to (Twitter.com/following) while logged in. There will be a “Mass unfollow” button that will automate the process for you. It’s important to be interactive with your followers once you have them. Build good relationships with them and offer good value — It will go a long ways.
If you have any questions ask in the comments or shoot me a Tweet. I’ll do my best to answer them in a timely manner. Oh, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter. 😉