Want more Twitter followers? Use these tried-and-true methods to gain more followers today. First, there are written and unwritten rules for using Twitter. One of the unwritten rules is to follow people who follow you. So, carefully choose who you follow (making sure you share common interests) and begin building a rapport with them on Twitter. People follow people who like them.
List your Twitter name in directories like Twellow, which acts as a Yellow Pages directory for Twitter accounts. It’s a great way to get your name out there and be found when people are looking for others to follow. You can add yourself to 10 categories, relevant to either yourself or clients and make yourself visible within the marketplace. For PWB, we listed ourselves under categories such as B-to-B Marketing‚ Demand Generation, Branding, Integrated Marketing Communications and others.
Use hastags for trending topics and get involved with conversations. The hashtag #Michigan is used for news about Michigan. Detroit’s WXYZ morning news show uses #EarlyRisers and #backchannel hashtags during their morning show. People can chime in and tweet live during the news..
Promote your Twitter account on marketing materials, both print and online, such as your email signature line, Web site, business cards, store signage, print ads (tip: use a QR code to make it easy for people to visit you immediately using their smart phone).
Remember, at the end of the day, it is quality not quantity of followers that’s important. It’s better to have 100 loyal followers who actively retweet your messages and participate in your discussions than to have 1,000 random followers who don’t contribute. At PWB, we can help with social media strategy and execution. Want to get noticed online? We can help.