Friday, November 14, 2008

How To Increase Your Number of Followers on Twitter

Guy Kawasaki's post, "Looking for Mr. Goodtweet: How to Pick Up Followers on Twitter", provides some great insight on how you can effectively increase your followers. Here is a recap of some of his tips.
  1. Find the big players on Twitter and follow them.
  2. Send a message to these big players. Perception is sometimes reality. In that it may look like you know these big players. People see that and will start to follow you.
  3. Provide a professional looking avatar, but one that stands out. Upload a larger version (around 500x500 px) for best effect.
  4. Follow everyone that follows you. (Not a fan of this school of thought)
  5. Link to interesting stories, just don't keep writing about your cat.
  6. Repeat your tweets. (I would say at a maximum twice...otherwise looks desperate and spammy if any more)
  7. Ask people to follow you

I encourage you to read the entire post as well as the 100+ comments for some additional insight to increase your followers. Good luck!

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