Ask Away...: How To Grow Your Twitter

Monday, March 19, 2018

How To Grow Your Twitter



There is so much going on these days with social media and there are different tips, tricks, and strategies for each channel.  I feel like Twitter is on the backburner lately and that doesn't need to be the case.  I still love Twitter because it's a great way for me to communicate with brands and to my followers that have a Twitter account. 


Growing your Twitter isn't as hard as some other social media channels which is why it's a good idea to work on it sooner than later. So here are some tips and strategies to help grow your Twitter in a legitimate organic way.

Follow Follow Follow
In order to be seen you have to get yourself out there.  Find accounts similar to yours like bloggers that have the same interest or accounts that tweet about stuff you enjoy.  When you follow them and they receive a notification they may check you out as well and end up following you. 

Engage
Read your feed and respond to tweets from others.  It gets a conversation going and other people will see them tweeting you back and likely check you out.   It's also important to interact with the brands you are interested in.  Sometimes engaging with them is enough to spark a partnership or collaboration.  You may even get lucky and they'll retweet something of yours and you can gain a bunch of followers.

Share Your Work
I go through some of my favorite older blog posts from time to time and share them on Twitter.  I notice other people sharing them too which means that I get more readers because all of the people that follow those accounts can see the link. You can use programs like Hootsuite to schedule your Twitter posts too.

Write Shareable Tweets
Not everything you tweet will be worthy of a retweet by others so you want to make sure it's something that could go viral.  Sometimes a nice piece of advice or uplifting phrase can do the trick. Other times a very relatable sarcastic story can be what you need.  You want to write something that when people read it they think "Oh man I can totally relate!" because then their instant reaction will be to retweet your post.

Use Hashtags
Hashtags are a great way to be found.  People search hashtags everyday to see what people are saying about that topic.  If you're watching the latest episode of your favorite show you can use the hashtag to see other people's reactions to what's happening during the episode.  That usually gets people to start interacting with each other and then you can not only make new friends but get new followers.  It's a great way to meet like minded individuals. 

Hashtags are also important for getting your content noticed. If you shared a link to a blog post you wrote with budget advice you may want to use some financial hashtags so that if people are searching for #Budgetmanagement info they will find your tweets.

Photos and Video
Photos and video area  great way to stand out in someone's feed and get away from the heavy text.  A photo of something that you share on another channel can do just as well on Twitter with a few hashtags and a brief description.  Before and after photos are a big hit on Twitter and can often go viral.

A Good Profile Description
Just like with Instagram, make sure you fill out the basics of your Twitter profile.  I always include a few keywords about what I tweet about and ALWAYS include a link to your blog or website.

These are just a few ways that you can help build your following on Twitter and create great tweets!

What aspect of Twitter do you still struggle with?













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