If you are new to Twitter, or simply wish to generate content that will attract more followers, there are a few simple ways to do so. These are three basics that can serve as a place to start for new comers and areas to refocus for established twitter heads.
1. Stay Active
If you want followers on Twitter, you have to give them something to follow. If you only tweet once a week, or once a month, you don’t have much of a chance to say anything that will be around long enough on a feed to catch an eye, let alone make someone follow you. If you want more followers, try to create a somewhat constant stream of content and interactions. Tweet once in a while throughout the day, almost every day. Share different sorts of media, like photos and videos to keep your content interesting. Try using an application especially made for Twitter, like Twitpic, Instagram, or Tweetphoto. You can also try setting up contests for your followers. Try offering a raffle prize for anyone who enters within the hour, and see how many re-tweets and new followers you get.
Twitter is all about connecting. If you have your Twitter account completely separated from your other social media accounts, then your Twitter feed has less of a chance to gather followers. Instead, link all your social media platforms together, as if they are one. Always link to your Twitter feed on your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. You can also automatically tweet particular posts from your other social media profiles or blogs. There is a setting on Tumblr that allows users to auto-tweet blog posts in real time. Also, remember to occasionally re-tweet the people you follow and communicate with your own followers when they reach out to you. Don’t use Twitter as an output for your personal brand alone; Twitter is a space to communicate with others.
One of the coolest things about Twitter is the opportunity to view and participate in trending topics. You can check for words and phrases that are trending in your city, in theUnited States, or worldwide. If you want to attract more followers, try participating in hash tag trends occasionally. This opens up your content to a huge array of users who are not your followers. Another way to use trending topics is to figure out a way to spin the content you wish to put out there to make it relevant to a trending topic and catch users searching for that phrase or word.
Alvina Lopez is a freelance writer and blog junkie, who blogs about accredited online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alvina.lopez @gmail.com.