If you are a brand or individual who is looking to increase their Twitter follower count, the first thing you must really do is ask yourself why? Why do you want more followers? Are you a brand that is trying to spread the word about your business? That’s a valid enough reason to want to increase your Twitter follower count. Are you an individual who works in a specific industry and want to connect with more likeminded people? That’s a valid enough reason to want more followers too.
Quality vs Quantity
Quality is more important than quantity in the social media world. Twitter is an interactive community, which means you have to give to get. No one really cares if you have a ton of followers. Sure, it may look good to see your follower count high and all, but if no one is interacting with you, it really makes no difference because your message will most likely not get shared with others.
How to get more Twitter followers
The best way to get more Twitter followers is to follow other people who you can relate to. If you’re a food blogger, follow some other food bloggers. Interact with their tweets, whether it be by marking them as a Favorite or respond to their tweet. When you get a tweet back from someone it starts a conversation and can eventually lead to them following you back.
Some other ways to increase your Twitter follower count:
Make sure you have a photo of yourself – no one really follows those with the default egg photo!
Fill out your bio – Add hashtags to common keywords that describe you so you’ll be found when others search for those hashtags. Make your bio interesting too!
Share and create content – tweet out links to content that you enjoyed reading or have created that you believe your followers would like too. They could end up sharing it with their followers resulting in giving you credit – which may lead to a new follower for you. Tweet out content that you enjoyed reading by those who don’t follow you yet – they may respond back and even follow you back.
Keep your Twitter feed up to date – Don’t stop tweeting. That doesn’t mean you’re constantly on Twitter, but make sure you’re tweeting at least a few times a day. If you’re not able to tweet, schedule out some tweets using Hootsuite or Buffer. I personally like Buffer because you can add tweets to schedule in advance and Buffer will automatically put a time to send it out for you.
Try doing these things and see if you gain some new followers! Just remember your goal for wanting more Twitter followers and keep interacting. It can be a lot of work to tweet, but it’s worth it in the end.