Tips and tricks to improve your Twitter follower count.
According to SmallBizTrends, Twitter is the second most popular Social Media site in the World, after top dog Facebook. It offers a great platform and can cater to the vast majority of your business needs (as long as it’s 140 characters or less, of course).
Not only is Twitter well renowned and easy to work, it is also a great way to keep in touch with your followers, both professionally and on a more personal basis. The key to Twitter is followers. How do I get more followers, I hear you ask? Well here are some tips and tricks to help improve your follower count!
Make sure you get your brand out there. Attaching your handle to well known companies in your sector is a great way to both increase brand awareness and improve your amount of followers. One of the ways to do this is to try and do some guest blogging for the big sites. This way, your content and your brand are being recognised. Ask to contribute and take opportunities as they come to you – you never know where it may lead.
Another thing you can do to help improve your follower count is keep your Twitter as active as possible. Nobody wants to follow an account that tweets once every two months, so try and post regularly (but also within reason). SocialMediaToday suggests tweeting 6 times a day and replying to your followers when necessary.
Twitter is all about community, so make sure you follow others in your sector and always stay friendly. You definitely don’t want any negativity floating around your account so follow back and retweet or like relevant content to create a good sense of community.
Finally, always use hashtags! This is a great way of keeping up to date with recent trends whilst also gaining followers. If Twitter users click on a hashtag you’ve used, your tweets are very likely to come up! It is recommended by Twitter themselves to add 2-3 hashtags per tweet. Remember: don’t overload and only use them when necessary.
So, there it is – it’s as easy as that! The key points to take away are to get yourself known by using your handle, keep active, stick with the community spirit and always use hashtags. We hope these tips can help your brand become a successful and well trusted one (at least on Twitter!) and we hope these tips and tricks can help you gain more followers and hopefully more business.
Author: Clare Leedale