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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Get More Twitter Followers: 24 Effective Tips to Grow Your Following Fast

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Que: Have you ever wanted to get more followers on Twitter? I have, and I think everyone does.

 So, How To Get More Twitter Followers: 24 Effective Tips to Grow Your Following Fast. Author: Adam Connell, founder of Blogging Wizard. Previously managed a marketing agency. Adam now helps others to become more successful online. This is Adam's take on the topic. He started off by asking this question.

What can Twitter do for you?

Twitter has the potential to drive traffic to your blog, get more eye-balls on your content, promote your products/services and increase your influence on the social web. You will also get the opportunity to connect with other users and form deep connections that will be beneficial to you in a huge way. You can use it to develop an engaged community that trusts you and listens to what you have to say.

Twitter can also help get your blog post indexed quicker by Google-there are numerous benefits. and Twitter is continuing to grow at the rate of 135,000 users each day.

A few words on Twitter best practice

There are numerous services offering to sell followers but you should never buy them. Despite the social proof that having a large following can convey-it's not worth it. Having 200,000 followers that don't engage with you has the potential to look even worse.

Tip: Focus on growing a targeted and engaged following of people that want to hear what you have to say.

Besides, there are tools like the Fake Followers Checker from Social Bakers which you can use to how how many fake/inactive followers you have. He's not 100% on how accurate this is but it's a solid estimate at the very least.

How to Setup your Twitter Account

You need to add some personality to your Twitter profile, otherwise your profile will just look like every other profile out there. Your Twitter profile should clearly emanate what you are about. A bland profile won't help you, so  there are a few things you should do to stand out.

#1 Add a unique image

Your profile image should be an image of yourself when possible, people like to know who they are talking to. You could go a step further and create a header image with names and faces of those who use the account. If that isn't an option you could link to an about page on your website with lists everyone-you could then link to individual Twitter accounts so people can get to know the people behind the brand.

#2 Create a unique Header image

Adding a header image is a great way to make your Twitter profile stand out. You can create own easily using a tool like Canva.

#3 Write an engaging bio

This is way more important than most of us realize at first. Your bio is an opportunity to tell people what you do and what you're about-it's great opportunity to people why they should follow you.

#4 Customize your color scheme

Adding some color is a great way to add flare to your profile. You could take this step further and use similar colors to the design of your blog. This will keep your branding more consistent.

How to gain more Twitter followers using your blog

Your blog can be one of your best assets for gaining more Twitter followers but there are certain things you need to be doing for that to happen.

#5 Add a follow button to your blog

To grow your following you need to remove all barriers to entry and the main barrier to entry is finding their way to your Twitter profile. The easier way to do this to add a social media button or follow widget to your blog.

#6 Add a Twitter share button to your blog post

Another helpful tool is Shareaholic, it will help you add social share button no matter what content management system you use.

#7 Set up Twitter cards

Once you setup Twitter cards, whenever someone shares a link from your blog it will look like a summary. Once activated you will need to follow the 'Twitter Card Validator' link to get your Twitter card approved.

#8 Link to your Twitter account in your author bio

Adding a link to your Twitter profile in your author bio is an easy way to get more followers. It's worth considering this tactic if you're contributing to other blogs within your niche - it can be a great source. Continue reading....

So, what did you like about what you just read? These tips are amazing. Truthfully I always wondered how to get my share button on my blog, and I learned as I was typing this post, it's Shareaholic. I created an account and put my info and wa la, its on my blog how exciting is that. Well, have a wonderful day and I am looking forward to your insights and comments.

PS: Another great tool is Tweriod! Check it out!

Nicky
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