Rising to prominence on social media is definitely not easy, especially if you’re a novice, testing the waters of Twitter. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best tips that will help you put your Twitter account in the limelight and get more followers easily!
1. Make sure your Twitter profile is on point
You may have already read our blogpost about the anatomy of a perfect Twitter profile, which details why your first priority on Twitter should be to optimize your account and make it more appealing for people to follow. For better results we recommend you make sure your profile picture is an actual human image, many people will avoid following a profile with a static company logo for example.
Many people take the opportunity to promote brand-related things such as products or websites in their header image, the key here is to remain consistent with the rest of your Twitter profile.
Your profile bio should reflect your personality, try to describe you and avoid corporate language. Your potential followers are more likely to follow you this way.
2. Tweet often
Tweeting can be done anywhere and at any time and by sending out a few tweets every day you should be able to put your profile in the limelight enough to gain a couple of extra followers easily. Tweets containing images have proven to be more effective and don’t forget to make use of (trending) hashtags.
3. Automate your activity
Of course, you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting yourself. Websites like Buffer or Hootsuite allow you to schedule tweets, making it easier for you to go about your daily business. Should you want to automate more than just tweets, TweetFavy connects with your Twitter profile and can automatically retweet, like and follow people on behalf of your account. In our experience a combination of the aforementioned automation platforms has proven to be very effective in getting more followers on your Twitter profile.
4. Follow the followers of your followers
This might sound a bit confusing but when someone follows you, take a look at who’s following them. The people following your followers may have similar interests to you. Take some time to follow some of your followers’ followers every day and you should have better results than you would spam-following random people on Twitter. Alternatively, you can use the previously-mentioned TweetFavy to follow people based on common interests and keywords.
5. Rinse and repeat
Congratulations, you’re equipped with the knowledge of how to maintain an effective Twitter profile, remember that this strategy will only work well if you repeat the process on a daily basis. It shouldn’t take up too much of your time, as creating effective tweets only takes a couple of minutes, with the automation tools we’ve mentioned before you can even choose to schedule a couple of tweets before you start the day, saving you valuable time. In this case, repetition is key.