Whether you’re new to Twitter or a seasoned vet, chances are you’d welcome new followers. Gaining followers can be easy for some but very challenging for most people. Some people on Twitter seem to attract followers like a moth to a candle flame but for most of us getting new followers seems like hard work.
This infographic gives you helpful suggestions on what you can do to gain new followers. By spending just a short amount of time on Twitter every day you can become more engaging and make your account more appealing to others.
Check out these tips to make your Twitter account more follow-worthy:
Be sure to use #hashtags on Twitter. By using #hashtags you’re reaching a new audience: those who are searching for keywords on Twitter. When you use the right hashtag, your tweet will be seen well beyond your followers, increasing the chances of both retweets and gaining new followers.
➪ See, Tag! You’re It! All About #Hashtags for more ideas on using #hashtags.
Not sure which hashtags to use? Check out RiteTag that can give you instant feedback on hashtags as you’re composing your tweets. No need to hunt down which tags are most popular, RiteTag color-codes them as you’re composing the tweets. You can even see your analytics to learn which #hashtags work best for you.
➪ See my full review of RiteTag: RiteTag – A Handy Tool to Make the Most of Your Tweets!
Get involved in Twitter Chats. Through Twitter Chats you can become engaged, meet like-minded people and find new people to follow. Chances are you’ll gain new followers too if you actively participate in the chat.
➪ See, Twitter Chats – Get Together with Tweets for more information on how to get involved in Twitter Chats and how to find some to join.
Potential followers who want to check you out and see whether you’re follow-worthy will head to your profile page. Make the most of your profile by pinning your favorite tweet to the top. When someone arrives at your Profile page, the pinned tweet will be the first one they see. You can showcase your best tweet so others see it too.
➪ See, How to Make Your Twitter Profile More Appealing in 1 Simple Step to learn how easily you can pin tweets to your profile page.
Time Your Tweets
If you time your tweets poorly they will be seen by fewer people, greatly reducing the chances of your tweets being retweeted. If you time your tweets to post when most of your followers are on Twitter, you’ll have a wider audience who will see your tweets and, with any luck, retweet them to their followers.
Timing tweets can be challenging, both to know when your followers are online and to send out your tweets at the right time. By using Twitter tools Followerwonk and Buffer you can find out when you’ll have the largest Twitter audience and time your tweets accordingly.
➪ See, 2 Easy Steps to Greatly Increase the Chances of Your Tweets Being Read! to find out how to use these two Twitter tools effectively to make the most of your tweets.
Choose Your Twitter ID Carefully
If you have a silly Twitter name that you chose when you first joined Twitter you may regret that decision at some point. Make life easier on yourself by changing your Twitter name to a better one: more appropriate, closer to your brand, something memorable (in a good way).
➪ Check out, How To Change Your Twitter Name Successfully to find out how to get a better Twitter name without losing any followers.
What do you think of the advice in this infographic? What advice can you share about how to get more followers on Twitter? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. Feel free to add your Twitter handle to your comment so other Wonder of Tech readers can follow you!
Carolyn is away from the Internet in a search for more Twitter followers. This task is made much more difficult due to her being away from the Internet… You can expect her to return to The Wonder of Tech on August 25th. Articles will continued to be published while she is away so you don’t have to be deprived while she is away on the hunt.