• Home
  • |
  • Blog
  • |
  • 6 Ways to Attract Twitter Followers

6 Ways to Attract Twitter Followers

August 25, 2009

No it’s not another Twitter pyramid scheme. This is about attracting real, useful followers to your Twitter network.

Be interesting and unique
Share your own perspective on news or new information you find. Do you scan a pile of blogs for information? Share it, but look for things that aren’t mainstream. I mean, I love ReadWriteWeb, Mashable and TechCrunch but everybody tweets those posts. Find something original to share. Use services like LazyFeed, Feedmill or My6Sense to quickly scan blogs for new contnet to share.

Re-tweet
Keep an eye out for interesting information to share with your network. Look for the people the rest of your network might not know instead of retweeting the usual suspects. It’s a great way to give kudos to people who are good information sources.

Problem solve
When a question comes up in your network see if you can answer it. Google it if you have to. You’ll learn something and so will they.

Make connections
When you see somebody with a problem or question you can’t answer, look to your network and connect them with somebody who can.

Add to the conversation
Re-tweeting is good, but don’t you have more to say? Can you share some links to other information to keep the conversational ball rolling or take it in a new direction?

Respond when people Re-tweet or @ you
It’s just plain courteous to respond when somebody talks to you. Don’t be rude or we’ll just think you’re stuck up.


Related Posts

  • Thanks, I've been enjoying reading through your site this morning. It's also really important that people don't over-post–there is nothing more “ignorable” than a person who posts 25 times a day. You end up not sounding like a good listener, and as you've said: social media is about listening and participating. Over posters 'don't let you get a word in edgewise”!

  • Thanks, I've been enjoying reading through your site this morning. It's also really important that people don't over-post–there is nothing more “ignorable” than a person who posts 25 times a day. You end up not sounding like a good listener, and as you've said: social media is about listening and participating. Over posters 'don't let you get a word in edgewise”!

  • Sharing Blog Posts With You…

    Earlier this week, I created a video for you that illustrated why I use Feedly for reading blog posts, and not Google Reader like most of my peers. If you haven’t seen it yet, do take a look.
    An element of Google Reader that is not of Feedly is t…

  • Another way: Don't merely tweet links but if they are blog posts, comment on the posts. That attracts potential double clicks.

  • Another way: Don't merely tweet links but if they are blog posts, comment on the posts. That attracts potential double clicks.

  • Add to your list to find interesting content to tweet Alltop, with more than 700 alltopics, you're certain to find gems!

  • Add to your list to find interesting content to tweet Alltop, with more than 700 alltopics, you're certain to find gems!

  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}
    >