Everyday, public relations professionals, business owners, bloggers, media companies and even celebrities use Twitter to connect with others and grow their online following. There are several ways to increase your follower base including promotion of your Twitter account in offline marketing campaigns such as TV, Radio and Press. This post is for those with no budget. Here are 5 quick tips to increase your Twitter followers base.
A no brainer. Post a link to your Twitter account on your blog, website, email signature and other social media profiles. This enables your current visitors/associates/friends/employees/readers etc to find your Twitter account and follow you. Users who do not have a Twitter account may also join Twitter just to become your follower.
Use feeds to post your website or blog updates to Twitter. Users who rely on rss feeds for your blog updates will follow you on Twitter for that reason. You can use services such as TwitterFeed and other plugins to automate this process. For example, Twitter Feed (unrelated to the TwitterFeed website) is a WordPress plug-in that will automatically send new blog updates to your Twitter along with a link.
3) Business Cards
As a business professional, you can connect with your current associates and build relationships with new ones via Twitter. Including your Twitter address on your business card will help you accomplish this goal and grow your follower base along the way.
Contests and giveaways can attract new followers. When hosting giveaways and contests on your website or directly from your Twitter timeline, specify ways that visitors can earn entry. Following you on Twitter may count as an entry towards a prize. You can also require visitors to post specific Tweets on their own accounts and prompt other entrants to “retweet” (repost) the message thus increasing your exposure. Make sure to follow Twitter’s rules in this regard.
Twitter is a community and should be treated as such. One of the easiest ways to earn more Twitter followers is to simply follow others. Many ”Tweeple” will follow you back. Communicate with like-minded Twitter users by typing @, followed by their Twitter name. Also consider chiming in on Twitter’s “trending topics.” Hashtags (e.g. #RoyalWedding) appear on Twitter’s index page as they become popular.
There you go, 5 simple tips to increase your follower base on Twitter. Like this post? Why not Follow me for more like it ;-) .