Curate Content to Get Real Twitter Followers

A couple of months ago I listened to Dan Zarrella on the Science of Social Media. It was an older webinar, but it still had a lot of great information.

In fact, about a month after I saw the one that was a couple of years old, he held a newer one with some of the same information.

During the webinar, he mentioned that user accounts on Twitter that tweeted more links, generally had more followers. After listening I decided to try it out, I wanted to grow my followers, so I started sharing more links.

Since then, I have been trying to tweet 7-10 links or articles a day, and my twitter count has almost doubled from 1800 in 2 months. These are real twitter followers, too, with active accounts, no automation.

Before I was following other people, and getting followed back at about 10-20% but with curating content I don’t have to spend the same amount of time, because I am already looking at these articles. Now I use Fan Page Robot¬†and just add each of the articles to my queue.

Here Is How I Get Real Twitter Followers:

  • Subscribe to blogs via RSS (yes I still use google reader for now, transitioning to Feedly though)
  • Name each of the subscriptions by their twitter name
  • Organize the feeds by category (inbound marketing, social media, etc.)
  • Set up a Buffer schedule
  • Look at articles everyday
  • Buffer those you want to share with your followers
  • Mention the author when you tweet their link
  • If you have time, go to the article, and highlight a quote, then hit the Buffer icon, this will usually get you more traffic and exposure
  • Login to Twitter and connect with your new followers, answer retweets, mentions, etc

This has been really easy for me, and I have a lot more followers. Feedly is going to make the transition from Google Reader seamless they say, so even if you start now, you can still access the blogs and subscriptions.

If you have any questions, be sure to ask below, or on Twitter, I’m @marygreenim

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