Twitter Increase Your Twitter Following
Why Are Followers Important?
When someone follows you on Twitter, your status updates are sent directly to their stream. Similar to when someone opts to join an email mailing list, this means that they have opted to receive your tweets.
Bottom line? The more people you have following you, the more people who see your content.
Show You're Listening with Retweets
To “retweet” is to repost a tweet from another Twitter user on your own account. Why would you do this? Well, it shows the person that you appreciate their content, and it shares great tweets with your followers.
While a retweet is a great way to share, don’t get carried away. Make sure to mix retweets in with your own original tweets.
Write a Great Twitter Bio
Since Twitter’s all about connecting with people and businesses that matter to you, an accurate, meaningful Twitter bio will help potential followers find you.
It’s important to be yourself! We recommend including something about both your personal and professional life.
Help People Find You With Badges, Links, and More
Take advantage of your existing networks and add links to your Twitter Profile every place you can—including your blog, website, Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile, business cards, shop windows, and other print collateral.
The more places you let it be known you're on Twitter, the easier it will be for people to start finding you!
Make 'Em Laugh
Being a great “Tweeter” is a lot like being a great dinner party guest. When all else fails, make them laugh!
Some of the top influencers on Twitter have learned how to entertain their followers in 140 characters or less.
Start a Movement
Have a topic or cause you’re passionate about? You can use Twitter and Hashtags (for example #stopcancer) to get your message out.
You can also use Hashtags to raise awareness about upcoming events and company promotions.
Some examples of popular Hashtags include: #FollowFriday, #BlameDrewsCancer, and #BlogChat.
Bonus: If enough people get excited about your cause, you could become a Trending Topic on the Twitter Home Page.
Snap and Share a Photo
Sharing photos on Twitter can make your content more interesting to your followers. Your photos are also another way for would-be followers to find you.
There are lots of things you can share photos of, like company events, what you eat, people you meet, your pets, a new product, or even your Employee of the Month.
Meet in Real Life
Since you want to connect with people with common interests on Twitter, one of the best ways to grow your Twitter following is to attend local networking events, Tweet-ups, and conferences.
If you’re ever a speaker, be sure to plug your Twitter handle. Chances are your audience would love to follow you!