Courtesy of Guest Blogger, Jessica Burde, Inbound Marketing Specialist. Click here to learn more.
In my last posts we took a look at what Twitter is, and how to write a tweet. Today we're going to check out four ways to gain followers on Twitter.
one of the easiest ways to gain followers is to follow other people. On your Twitter homepage there is a tab that says "Notifications." If you click on that that tab, you'll see a list of recent retweets, replies, favorites, and new followers. A lot of twitter users like to know who is following them. If they see you are a new follower, they will click on your profile to learn about who you are and see your most recent tweets.
If what they see interests them, they may follow you back.
A 'hashtag" is a word or phrase with a "#" sign in front. Hashtags are always written with no spaces and no punctuation marks
Hashtags are a way that Twitter lets people search for tweets. If you search for #gardeningtips you'll see recent tweets that use that hashtag, and most likely get a lot of good gardening information.
If you sharing interesting and engaging tweets using relevant hashtags, people who follow that hashtag may decide to follow you--they know you have good stuff to say and they want to see more of it.
As you follow more people, and check out interesting and relevant hashtags, keep an eye out for interesting tweets, questions you can answer, and discussions you can join in on. Retweeting people, liking their tweets, and (most importantly) chatting with them on Twitter are some of the best ways to get people to follow you.
Warning: don't engage to get follows. Engage because something is really good or really interesting. Reply when you have something worth saying. Focus on getting to know people and building relationships, the follows will come.
Finally, you can always ask people to follow you:
Include your Twitter username on your business card.
Put "follow me on Twitter for my great info" at the end of your blog posts.
Share tweets on Facebook or LinkedIN and invite people there to follow you on Twitter.
Ask in person "Hey, we're doing a (sale/event/informational thing). If you want to stay up to date, you can follow us on Twitter."
That's it! Four easy ways to gain followers on Twitter. Hope to see you in my feed!