If you are like most people, you don’t have many Twitter followers. You probably either aren’t actively tweeting or you only tweet to one or two people. But if you want to increase your Twitter followers you need to be active on the site. Twitter allows you to follow people who follow other people.
The best way to go about increasing your Twitter followers is to find other people on Twitter that are interested in what you have to say. For example, if you are a media professional then find people who are interested in your industry. Once you find these people, you can start following them and sending them follow-up messages. When they follow you back, you send them a direct message. This will drive them back to follow you and get to know you better.
Most of the time it works for most people when following other people on Twitter. That’s why when you follow someone with a large following, it will not mean anything if that person doesn’t follow you back. It’s important to keep on a good communication flow on Twitter. But it can be very frustrating if you spend hours following other people and still not getting any responses.
The secret is to use the power of Twitter and follow as many people as you can to build your network. The more people you have on your list, the more likely you are to get a response. Plus you can use other social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace to do the same thing. Find a group on one of those sites and send a message.
The fact is that Twitter is a community of like minded people that are all looking for answers to their problems. You should be interested in what others are asking and willing to help them. The key is to never interrupt their conversation and never offer a sales pitch. These people will be looking for ways to solve their problems and they won’t be ready to listen to you right now.
Make sure that you engage in conversations, comment on posts and answer comments on social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace. This will begin to build relationships and allow people to follow you can follow back. The longer you stay active on Twitter the more success you are going to have. And remember you have more control over your social media profiles than you do over your emails. You can respond to people at any time.
If you don’t feel comfortable with leaving your identity on your Facebook or MySpace profile then I suggest you get some privacy settings turned on. You might have to go to the page and change the privacy settings. But if you can do this then the opportunities for increased Twitter followers will open up. Don’t feel bad if you’re afraid to leave your personal information on your profile. People are always going to want to know your name.
You have to treat Twitter like you would treat an actual mailing list. You have to follow up with people regularly and be willing to share your website or blog with them. You have to be available to communicate with them on a regular basis. This will lead to increased Twitter followers over time.