There are a lot of rumors and junk floating around the internet when it comes to gaining more twitter followers.
Sure, you can pay for them, but that doesn’t really help most people. Most people want to connect with people that are like them or that share the same interests. They want practical ways to connect with more people.
So, with that being said, here are several REAL ways to get more REAL twitter followers.
1. Tweet good content.
It’s simple… People take notice of what they like or benefit from.
2. Thank people for #FollowFriday mentions so they’ll do it again.
This one is often overlooked, but can really help. People want to know you appreciate them giving you a shout out… Thank them for it if you want them to do it again.
3. Make the first move.
Follow targeted users (by search or people that are followed by the people you follow, RT, and mention).
With new people followed, with people RTed in your timeline… After all, it is called ‘SOCIAL media.’
5. Use your twitter profile as your website in blog comments.
Link your Gravatar to your twitter profile or fill in the ‘web’ portion of the comment field with your twitter address (http://twitter.com/____). This way, when people click on your name in the comments section of blogs you comment on, they’ll get to your twitter profile first.
6. Tell your FB friends, Linkdin connections, and G+ crowd.
Post a link in your profile info to your twitter and post the link as your status on occasion. Even if you’re connecting with the same people, it gives you more chances for RT’s and more chances for your @ name to be noticed.
OK. We need more. What suggestions do you have?