Social Media and PR
How to Gain Twitter Followers
Written by Anna Lempereur for Gaebler Ventures
Every Twitter user wants followers, and finding them is not a difficult task. These tips will help you find a large number of followers for you to keep updated on the status of your business.
You can't have a successful Twitter page without a significant number of followers.
Finding followers is not difficult at all – especially since Twitter has grown to become such a large social network. These strategies will help you find and keep as many followers possible.
Use Search Engines
Many search engines have been created to help you find friends on Twitter with your interests. Along with Twitter Search [http://search.twitter.com/], there are plenty of search engines that can help you browse users who may be interested in your business. Here are some of them below:
Follow Your Followers
Following the users who follow you is a great way to keep a more personal relationship on Twitter. When your followers see that you are following them back, they will be pleased to know that you are interested in their updates as well. Your followers also want to gain followers, and they will recognize that you are returning the favor.
Keep Updates Interesting and Original
Twitter allows 140 characters per update. This means that you must be able to post an update with a significant meaning by using that limited number of space. Keep your updates exciting and unique, and write about topics that one wouldn't know about your company rather than just stating the obvious. Users tend to follow those who post interesting updates, hoping to find more in the future.
Don't post a similar update twice. Posting an update twice will not emphasize its importance – instead, it may annoy some of your followers and cause them to unfollow you. This can be especially annoying for your followers who have your updates sent to their phones. When their phones constantly beep with the same updates, they will easily become irritated.
Don't Over Update
Avoid posting more than one update in a ten minute span, unless it is absolutely necessary. As mentioned before, your followers who have your updates sent to their phones may find it pestering. This is an exception if your company's motive is to deliver breaking news. However, if the message is not urgent, wait at least an hour after your last update.
Anna Lempereur is a freelance writer interested in writing about small business. She is currently a Journalism major at the University of Albany in New York.
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