With 310 million monthly users worldwide, Twitter has become a microblogging giant.
We all love to get more & more twitter followers…right? The bigger the better.
Even if you are working for a social media marketing company , a freelancer working for your clients, or a blogger working for your blog. Everyone loves to see the followers count going up.
But you don’t need followers who are not interested in the content you are sharing, not fake followers or bots.
So, how can you get more people to follow you who love your content without spending a penny?
In this post, I’ll show you 3 crazy ways to increase your twitter followers absolutely free of cost.
So, without further ado let’s dive in…
1. Interact With Influencers
Interact with people who have a large following who shares stuff related to your niche and their audience pays attention to what they share. Here their highly engaging followers are your potential audience!
Now to find these people you can use Followerwonk to search for Twitter bios. Here are the results I got using a free subscription, you can get more information with Moz paid subscription.
From the results look for the “Social Authority” the higher the better. You can also create a filter by specifying topic, location, follower count, following count to find influencers in your location.
Along with this, you should create a twitter list of influencers so that you can interact with them easily. Here are some Twitter lists for social media marketers.
You can also use Hootsuite to create your own Twitter list. Here is how you can do that.
2. Follow Like-Minded People
We all like to hang around with people with same interest as us….right?
You won’t like to follow people, who have no interest in the content you share on Twitter and you also won’t like to see stuff on your timeline you have no interest in.
So, how can you find more people who have the same interest like you?
Let me show you how,
First, do a hashtag search on Twiter. If you are interested in Social Media then a hashtag search like #SocialMedia can give you results like this.
From the results, you can see the people who are using #the hashtag #SocialMedia and similar.
You can also search for accounts who are using these hashtags in their profile bio.
When you follow people do check out the follower vs following ratio. If you see an account has huge followers but following a few, chances are that they not gonna follow you back. So do follow someone who has a good follower vs following ratio. Don’t try to follow more than 100 people per day.
Now in this way, you will end up following a lot of people but many might not follow you. So, you can unfollow them after a week. It will be a hectic job if you try to find and unfollow people manually. So to make your job easier you can use a tool called Managefilter.
Watch the video below to know how you can do that.
3. Be Active on Twitter
If you want to grow your Twitter followers, you have to be active. Don’t just promote your content try to engage with people who has the same interest like you. Retweet other users tweets, like them and reply to their tweets.
You can also join twitter chats to interact with more people. Here is a list of popular Twitter chats for marketers.
The more you will interact with others, more people would come to know about you and you will see an increase in your follower count.
For this, you can use Hootsuite to create search streams based on your keywords or hashtags and interact with those people.
Here is how you can create a search term using Hootsuite.
If you are looking for more ways to increase you Twitter followers then, you can follow this handy infographic by Wishpond.
Finally, don’t worry too much about the numbers. If you follow the tactics I’ve shown in this post numbers will go up automatically. Remember the old saying, slow and steady wins the race.
Now it’s your turn.
What other tricks do you follow to get more twitter followers? How is ti working for you? Share your valuable thoughts in the comments section below.