When you’re new to Twitter, it can seem like a confusing wall of news melded with pop-culture, silly hashtags like: “#NationalSmoresDay”, celebrity disses, and spammy direct messages. So what is the point of obtaining these useless “followers”?
The point is haters that Twitter is now a reliable, user-driven news platform. Go to Twitter and find out what’s happening before the news crews get there, and the information that is “tweeted” out throughout the day becomes data for your company. Twitter can be extremely useful if you give it a chance, and immerse yourself in the wall of tweets. There are a variety of tools to help you sift through the information that you’re looking for on Twitter. For example, you can create different lists to separate the spam from the quality content.
So now you know the point of collecting Twitter followers. Now–how do you go about getting them?
Here’s how to gain your first 100 Twitter followers:
The majority of Twitter followers are lost because you are not following people back. There are many different tools people can use to track who is and who is not following them. Therefore, if someone follows you and you don’t follow him or her back, you’ll lose a follower.
You need to make sure that you are posting regularly on your Twitter account, because if you aren’t keeping up-to-date on industry news and consistently sharing content, then you will not attract any followers. People follow users who are posting relevant content regularly.
Post a Picture for Every Tweet
If a tweet isn’t visual, nobody will read it! It’s that simple. Tweets always need to be accompanied by a picture. The picture should be relevant to the content and stand-out on your Twitter home page. A picture will make your tweet more likely to be re-tweeted or favourited.
Reply to Direct Messages
There are many people that send direct messages to promote their products/services. But, there are also people that send direct messages to learn more about your company. Take this as an opportunity to connect with your followers and learn more about them. In exchange, they will be more likely to connect you with their following and promote your tweets.
Respond and Favourite Every Direct Mention
Direct mentions are your pride and joy. Your goal on Twitter is to achieve as many direct mentions as you can. By doing so, you are engaging with potential customers who are interested in your service. By responding promptly to every tweet, you really show your followers that you are on the ball when it comes to answering their questions and maintaining a strong Twitter relationship.
These are a few great tips to gain at least 100 Twitter followers in a week’s time. So good luck tweeting and become one with the Twitter-sphere!