One of the cheapest ways of increasing Twitter followers is by increasing how many people you follow. There are a lot of people of Twitter that will follow you back, just because you are following them. I don’t expect big names to do it, but the average joe, might. That said, in my experience up to 20% of the people I follow will follow me back. So, how do you decide who to follow?
Methods to finding people to follow on Twitter
Method 1- Search
Search for a keyword- this is what I usually do. I search for a keyword or hashtag, put it in the search on the top of twitter, then, on the search page, I click people from the options in the left hand column. Now I have a full list of people to follow on Twitter, by the next day you should see some return follows.
What keywords to use?
The goal is to get people to follow you that are interested in doing business with you, buying from you, or talking about you. What do these people have in mind? What common word might be in their profile?
For example, if I want to connect with dog trainers, I could search dog training, dogs, dog trainer, etc.
What hashtags to use?
Chances are you already know of a few people in your industry on Twitter, check out their profile for keywords and their history of tweets for hashtags to use, now search for these keywords and hashtags to follow more people just like them.
I like this option to help me find active people. Instead of looking at just the people who’s names come up, I look at the Tweets and click each person’s name, now I can be sure they aren’t inactive accounts just wasting my time.
Method 2- Discovery
When you login to Twitter you will see along the top of the screen some options. One of the options is #Discovery. If you click here you will get another list of options on the left side of the screen. The third option down is “Who to Follow”. Based on your history, your tweets, and the others that you already follow Twitter is making recommendations on who to follow.
This is the easiest option to find new followers, but the list Twitter provides isn’t always long. You can login a couple of times a day to check it, or work on your following each day by checking this list, it might look more natural to do it this way.
Method 3- Steal Your Followers
This is my favorite way to find targeted people to follow, and get them to follow me back. Chances are, your competition is already on Twitter, or at least someone is that has a following of people with the same demographics as you. Find them, and click on their number of followers.
This is a list of all of the people that are following them. Now you can go about following these people, and getting some of them to follow you back. The only downfall of this is that you will come across several inactive accounts, but you can weed them out with Manage Flitter in a week or so.
I like this method though because your new followers will already be interested in the products and services you have to sell.
Everyone is going to see a different percentage of new followers from this, but combining this with an active presence on Twitter will definitely increase your following, and therefore traffic and leads (if you have a funnel set up to do so). If you use any of these methods let me know below, I can’t wait to see how well you do.