There are billions of handles with millions of active users and hundreds of thousands of businesses; however, not all Twitter accounts are created equal, and the most accepted way to determine an account’s value is its followers. Some may say it’s an exercise in vanity, but follower count can be a decent metric for a number of things, one of which is leading to more traffic on your site or more exposure to your work, which means that how you present yourself on Twitter is extremely important because building a following is hard and losing one is easy. Here are 8 tips that can help you build your following:
1.Professional Cover Photo & Profile
This is the first thing anyone who reads any of your Tweets will see about you, and first impressions are extremely important, so you should get a Twitter cover photo to match. Fotor has a ton of tools to help you get the perfect tone and style down to attract the right kinds of followers for you.
2.Content That Matters
Research has proved that there are indeed two different types of Twitter accounts “Meformers” and Informers
Meformers are those that Tweet things about their lives. They Tweet their dinners… Holiday parties… Artistic opinions… Oh, jeez, Unfollow.
Your Followers like you, but they want to hear about things that help them. Be an informer and give them reviews of products you use, TV shows you watch, places you visit. They want to hear your opinion, just make it relevant to them as well!
3.Engage with the Community
At the end of every story must be a question or a topic that will make your fellow Tweeters respond to or retweet among their own circle, which, of course, can lead to more followers as well. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated. People love to share their insights into things. It helps to grow a community. Speaking of communities…
4.Become a Follower
Being connected to the pulse of your readers and customers, be it photography and photo editing, culinary tips, or gaming, make sure you follow those influential accounts in your niche so that you can also retweet as well as find more like-minded individuals through their own Twitter accounts. Don’t be too hasty to follow too quickly! Try to maintain a 1:1 ratio between followed and followers.
5.Tweets and Retweets
This may seem common sense, and it’s good that the research backs this up: those who tweet more and consistently have the most followers.
Anyone who has 1 to 1,000 tweets has 51-100 followers
More than 10,000 and you’ll have 1,000 to 5,000 followers
Reach 15,000 and you’ll have between 100,001 to 1 million
So, on those days you feel tired or think that one more Tweet won’t matter- remember that it does!
It’s not that it’s hard to remember, it can be just so easy to forget. Hashtags are how people look for Tweets important to them or their causes, so don’t hesitate to add those ‘#’ all over!
One of the most powerful ways to create our own community and a following on Twitter is to link everything up. Make sure people can find your Twitter on your Facebook, LinkedIn, or blog, and make sure it’s the same on every platform you utilize. Don’t forget to put your articles on Twitter, mention your Tweets on Facebook. Cross-posting can add so much more depth that a brief 240-character limit cannot. There are also many better places to post your pics, like Instagram and Twitter, where online post products like Fotor’s web-based editor can shine and help you streamline your process.
8.Boost Engagement with One Stop Process
Still not really have a handle on how to make our Tweets engaging and pop off the page? Well, head on down to Fotor where we can help you dream up your posts. Our templates cover a variety of different themes, like sports, music, charity, and many more. Don’t worry! They’re simple to use. A few clicks, and you’ll have your own Tweet that will be the talk of the town. There are great free and premium options great for anyone’s budget. Save yourself some time and effort and come to get inspired by our Twitter post templates.
Well, that’s it! We hope you found this informative and engaging. What other questions do you have about Twitter? What are some other points or subject matter would you like insight into? Sound off in the comments and see your questions answered right here in one of our articles!