How to Grow Your Twitter Followers Organically

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers Organically

 

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers

According to a recent social media statistics, published on the Statusbrew blog by Mohamed Sikandar, there are currently more than 3 billion active social media users.

Among these staggering numbers 91% are retail brands and, 81% are small and  medium size businesses who’re using various social media channels including Twitter to market their businesses.

United States alone accounts for over 65℅ of companies using Twitter to maximize their business growth.

As you can see, Twitter is a remarkable social media marketing tool for marketers to scale their businesses.

The benefits are enormous. Marketers are using Twitter to:

  • Generate massive leads
  • Create brand awareness
  • Establish their brand or business
  • Connect with big brands and influencers
  • Engage with their buyer personas
  • Grow their audience and prospective customers, etc.

In fact, 65℅ of my clients are from Twitter, the rest are shared among other social media sites.

So, it is of great value to have a massive targeted Twitter followers.

For example, I currently have over 40,000 Twitter followers. For this reason, I got some clients who chose me as a micro-influencer to work with.

Thus, you need to grow your followers on the platform to help you advocate your business and increase your clientele.

How can I grow my Twitter followers?

In this article, you’ll learn some of the best strategies to help you grow your followers fast.

Related Post: How to Get More Instagram Followers Fast.

#1• Craft an Incredible Twitter Bio  

In all social media sites, your bio is always the first place to start your optimization process so as to stand out from your competitors.

This being the case because when users want to follow you, the first place they look at is your bio.

If your bio is compelling and relevant, they will follow. In order words, your bio will tell other users to follow you or not.

You can create a personal or company bio. What is important is to guarantee that your bio stands out, and is relevant to what your target audience are looking for.

Therefore, when crafting your bio, guarantee that you upload an eye-catching image that clearly identifies and represents you or your brand positively.

Make sure to give a brief description of what you do, both on your headline and background sections respectively.

Don’t forget to add a link to your website or product and services page.

Review your bio every few months to ensure that it is up-to-date.

#2• Pin Your Best Tweet

Twitter users will want to follow you for a number of factors, including the types of content you share on the platform.

So, it is crucial to analyze your tweets to find out which of your tweets are the best performing tweet on your feed.

Identify them, choose the best and pin it on your profile.

Your pinned tweet now becomes an important part of your Twitter marketing campaign because it will appear at the top of your profile and becomes the first tweet people see when they visit your profile.

What are the benefits of a pinned tweet?

As mentioned earlier, when you pin a tweet, it becomes the first tweet other users will see when they visit your profile.

The benefits a of pinned tweet are incredible. A pinned tweet will help you with the following:

  • Boost brand awareness
  • Generate leads
  • Convert more sales
  • Increase website traffic
  • Grow your email list, etc.

For example, Buffer generated 10x more leads from a pinned tweet as against a non-pinned tweet.

A pinned tweet gives visitors and prospects and overview of the quality and types of content you share on Twitter.

This insight will help users decide whether to follow you or not.

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#3• Be Consistent and Active

Having a presence on Twitter is one thing, being consistent is just another thing altogether.

Why should I be consistent on Twitter?

Consistency helps you build trust with your target audience. Once they identify you as a consistent player with high-quality content, they will surely follow.

They will even tweet and recommend you to their friends and followers.

Below is a sample tweet from Lisa Sicard of inspiretothrive where she listed credible Twitter influencers to follow in 2018. I’m honored to make the list. Thanks a lot Lisa. Why?

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers Organically

Because she found that these incredible Twitter users are consistently posting valuable content. As a result, she built trust  with them and recommend others to follow them by tweeting them.

#4• Evaluate Your Tweets

It is a good concept to frequently make an evaluation of your tweets to determine what tweets interests your followers most.

If your followers engage most with tweets about your brand or company, keep tweeting those.

And if they engage most with tweets about inspirational quotes, keep tweeting those.

The point is to identify what your target audience want. The best way to go about it is to tweet a mix useful content about your niche with a blond of motivational and inspirational quotes.

Once you’re able to identify tweets that keep your target audience engaged, keep tweeting those. They’ll certainly engage with and follow you.

#5• Tweet at the Right Time

Consistency as mentioned in section 3  doesn’t mean tweeting randomly. You have to figure out the best times to tweet when your target audience are sure to see and engage with your tweets.

From my experience, tweeting before 9:00am when many Twitter users who have a 9 to 5 work schedule have not gone to work is great. Also tweet from 11:00am to 3:00pm. when they’re on lunch break. Many Twitter users use their lunch period to check out what’s happening on Twitter.

At this time there is a great chance they may see your tweets, engage, and follow you.

However, a study by Buffer shows the best  times to tweet for massive engagement.

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers Organically

Image credit: Buffer

Depending on your geo-location, try to pinpoint when is best for you to tweet for increased traction.

Being consistent and tweeting at the right time will increase your chances of being followed.

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#6• Retweet & Follow Other Users

It is a good practice to follow other user and retweet them as well. So, search for your target audience and follow them.

How can you identify your target audience?

Use Twitter’s advance search to search for and follow your target audience. It is clear that not all of them will follow you back.

But a good chunk of them will reciprocate and follow you.

Twitter allows users to follow up to a thousand (1000) followers each day.

However, there’s been some recent changes on Twitter follow limit for each day.

Instead of following a 1000 users each day, Twitter now allows users to follow 950 followers each day.

But I won’t recommend that. I recommend you follow between 100 ~200 users each day.

Search for heavy-weights in your niche (those with thousands or millions of followers) and engage with them by retweeting their tweets, mention and follow them.

Add them to your list. Engage with them in what ever way possible. They may reciprocate by retweeting your tweet and follow you.

And guess what, once they retweet your tweet, you become visible to millions of potential followers who might end up following you.

Twitter’s advance search will not give you all the options available so I’ll recommend ManageFlitter.

You could use ManageFlitter to search and follow your target audience.

ManageFlitter has the ability to identify targeted audience, follow them, and at the same time maintain Twitter’s terms of service.

Other tools you can use in this regard are:

  • Hootsuite
  • Buffer
  • Statusbrew
  • Crowdfire
  • SocialOomph, etc.

There are loads of other tools you can possibly use to grow your following.

Further, the above mentioned tools are capable of cleaning your profile for a healthier account.

However, we will discuss the cleaning process in the next article.

#7• Follow Followers to Grow Your Twitter Followers

This simply means that you should follow your competitors followers.

Why should you follow your competitors followers?

Simply put, all those following your competitors are already qualified as your potential target audience, because they have the same interest and are in the same niche market as you.

So following them gives you an added advantage in that they are more likely to follow you back, seeing that you share the same interest with them.

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers

#8• Leverage Trending Topics in Your Niche

Another way to increase your Twitter followers is to look for what is trending on Twitter and take advantage of it.

Engage in Twitter chats on topics that will interest your buyer persona and contribute meaningfully to the discussions.

That way to put yourself / tweets in front of millions of potential followers.

Related Post: How to Establish a Social Media Marketing Content Strategy That Actually Works.

#9• Use Hastags and Keywords on Your Tweets

The use of hashtags and keywords on your tweets and on trending topics is a remarkable way to make your tweets visible to a wider audience.

Hashtags and keywords makes your tweets easily be found and engage with. Why?

Because your use of hashtags and keywords will make your tweets stand out from among the rest, which will effectively make you become visible to millions of other Twitter users who in your niche.

These potential followers may end up following you.

But be mindful not over-use hashtags as you might be viewed as a spammer. Thus, to avoid being viewed a spammer, try to maintain a maximum of 3 or 4 hashtags pair tweet.

It is a great idea even more now that Twitter has extended it’s mini blogging space from 140 to 280 characters. So leverage it.

Related Post: How to Grow Your Business on Instagram.

#10• Use Call-to-Action

I have written a couple of articles where I mentioned the importance of using calls-to-action.

Call-to-action is an effective way to grow your Twitter followers because it tells users what you want them to do.

When you tell those in your niche to follow you, they get a look at your profile to find out if you’re worthy of being followed.

And if they identify you as a follow-worthy individual or brand, they certainly will follow you.

You could use phrases such as:

  • Please follow my Twitter account
  • Follow me on Twitter, etc.

These strategy works pretty well.

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers Organically

Conclusion

Implement these tips and let me know how they worked for you.

There are numerous ways to grow your Twitter followers. Which ones have you used? How did it work for you?

Please, leave your comment and recommendations below.

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on medium, updated and republished here at Moss Media.


About the author

About the Author

Moss Clement is a blogger and digital marketing freelance writer, social media & content marketer who blogs at mossmedia.biz. He write for RankWatch, ProvenSEO, RocksDigital, InspiretoThrive, to name a few. He has also been featured on many other websites and publications including Statusbrew, Blogging From Paradise, Mostly Blogging, etc. Moss is helping businesses and individuals generate leads, increase engagement, and scale their business by delivering consistent high-quality content that are tailored to the needs of their buyer persona.

Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

49 thoughts on “How to Grow Your Twitter Followers Organically

  1. Hi Moss,

    Really great read! Twitter is by far my favorite social media application to use. Not only can I follow the news there but I can connect with my favorite people. It’s great for promoting blog content and for networking with others.

    I think my fav way to grow my followers is by reaching out and chatting people up. Yes, I might share their posts but I’d rather get to know them one-on-one. When someone so graciously shares my content, I love to give them shoutout back with thanks and see if a little general chit-chat can happen.

    Love your tips, my friend! Have a great week ahead!

    B

    1. Hi Bren,
      You’re absolutely right about that. Twitter is a great platform to promote your content, connect with others, and build relationships. Chatting others on the platform is remarkable because you get to know them better. And a relationship you build with this strategy is sure to reach new heights.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. These tips are result-driven bro.
    Some people use bots to blow out their follower base. Some bots however help you get super-targeted followers but some are just crab.

    I like the fact that this article focuses on getting targeted followers – in terms of niche and geo-location. This is important if we want the exposure and traffic.

    Lisa is the go-to person for Twitter and social media tips. I love her constantly educating us on this subject.

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us bro. Happy week ahead.

  3. Hi Moss, thank you for the mention here. I would add to add people to lists. I know when someone adds me to a list with a unique name, I go right over to the profile to see who they are and most likely will follow them 🙂
    I love Twitter. It’s a great way to network and meet people with like minds and interests.
    Have a fabulous day Moss!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      List is equally a great way to grow your followers on Twitter. For someone to add you on his list means that he values what you’re doing as a marketer on Twitter. There is no better way to say thank you to that person than to follow them.

      Bytheway, your Twitter shootouts is a great way to gain followers as well.

      Thanks for your contribution Lisa.

  4. Twitter is most famous Social Media, Everyone has Twitter account but less people have sufficient Twitter followers. How to increase Twitter followers is a big matter for some peoples as they create normal twitter account but don’t get followers.

    So this article is really nice with useful info to increase twitter followers.

    1. Hi Akash,
      Surely, Twitter is my favourite social media marketing platform. As you mentioned, many have accounts with few or no followers because they do not know how to go about it. This article is timely as it pinpoint ares to work on to gain massive followers.

      I’m happy you like the article and thank you for coming by.

  5. Hi Enstine,
    Rightly said. Getting more targeted Twitter followers will help you a lot in you Twitter marketing campaigns, because they will help you get more exposure and drive massive traffic to your blog or website.

    And as you mentioned, Lisa is doing amazingly great as a Twitter expert.

    Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Hi Moss,
    Twitter has become my second favorite social media platform. This article is so great because there are some things I’m not doing that need to be done. Things like Follow me, fix my profile, etc.
    However, whenever someone follows me I do follow them back. I know there is so much more for me to learn on Twitter, especially giving those calls to action! This helped me out so much and I thank you,
    -Donna

    1. Hi Donna,
      Seeing you here on my space gives me joy of heart. Thank you. Yes, using calls-to-action on your tweets is a great way to get more followers. Ask your target followers to follow you. Have in mind that some people only take action when they’re told to do so. So tell them to follow.
      You’re doing great by following those who follow you. It is a good rule of thumb to follow whoever followers you especially those in your niche. It shows concern and interest in the person. These can refer their friends to follow you as well.

      Thanks for commenting Donna.

  7. Hi Moss,

    I love Twitter. It’s my favorite social media platform. 🙂

    Thanks for these great tips. I do most of them you mentioned but you reminded me to pin my best tweet. I don’t do that as often as I should.

    What I have started doing more of is evaluating my stats and tweaking my tweets as I need to.

    I attended Lisa’s Twitter chat last night. It was my first one so I didn’t provide any input. It was going so fast. But I did manage to RT some of the tweets. 🙂 I guess more practice is in order, LOL.

    Thanks again for sharing these great tips with us! Hope you’re having a great week. 🙂

    Cori

    1. Hi Cori,
      Pinning your tweets is great because your pinned tweet is more like a window that gives your target market a glimpse of the type of content you share or in other words, what they’ll get if they choose to follow you.
      So it is a great idea to pin your best performing tweets. I just recently changed a pinned tweet i had on my timeline for over a year.
      You’re as well doing good by evaluating your stats. I suggest evaluating your tweets and mixing up your tweets as well to figure out what’s types of tweets your followers love the most.
      Yes, Twitter chats are so fast because there are lots of other experts contributing to the conversation. But don’t worry, with time you’ll get used to it.

      Thanks so much for coming!

  8. Hi Moss,
    These tips are the real working strategies bro.
    I have been using some of the strategies you mentioned and following competitors followers are the best performing for me.
    Still not able to leverage trending Hastags. Will try to work on this as you already mentioned its advantages.

    Cheers
    It really works…..

  9. Hi Shadab,
    Yes, trending hashtags on relevant topics is a great way to get you more exposure and new followers.
    I’m happy you like the article, and thanks for coming by.

  10. Hey Moss,

    Learning from you about twitter is definitely beneficial. I have got to know some great tips in this post like following other bloggers every day and making a list to engage with them. As you said, posting consistently at the right peak time can help in twitter engagement. I need to look into more of these tips. Also, Lisa’s tweet is a great example.

    By the way, how many tweets do you recommend every day?

    – Arfa

  11. Hi Arfa,
    The tips in this article are simple tips any one can implement and grow their followers.
    Consistency is great and tweeting at the right time is remarkable because your target market are surely going to see your tweets, engage, and follow you.

    There’s been much controversy about the amount of tweets per day. However, CoSchedule recommend 15 per day and 51 maximum per day. But I try to keep a balance of 15 ~20 per day from 1~5pm, excluding retweets.

    Thanks so much Arfa for commenting!

  12. Hi Moss,
    Really awesome article with great information.
    Sometimes some people follow me on twitter and I follow back then they unfollowed me. I don’t why. But I love all your tips
    Have a great weekend

    1. Hi Jamaley,
      You are very correct. People follow and the next time you find out that they already unfollow you. There are many reasons involve. Some unfollow because they just want to get a lesser following and a much higher followers…
      I won’t be taking in detail about the reasons why people on follow you on Twitter.

      I have an article on the subject coming up pretty soon. So please be on the lookout for it.

      Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!

  13. Hey Moss,

    Great tips and while I don’t know that much about Twitter, I do use it on a regular basis. Great tips for posting on a regular basis.

    I’ve started using hashtags, but definitely could use some improvement in that area.

    I’m working on it and slowly noticing my following grow. Just like anything else in blogging, it just takes time and consistent daily action.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, I’ll be sure to pass them along.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    1. Hi Susan,
      You’re absolutely correct. Consistency and patience is the key to your success. The use of hashtags is great because it help users easily find your posts. And if you share relevant content , they’re sure to follow you.

      For example, I didn’t just follow you for the sake of it. I found your content relevant.

      Please, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. We’re here for each other.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  14. Hey Moss,

    Twitter is a great platform to both connect with new people (influencers as well as your potential target audience).

    The only downside is that the lifetime of a tweet is much shorter than any other platform, in my opinion! Which is why tweeting at the right time matters a lot.

    But by being consistent, you can surely reap great benefits. Thanks for sharing this awesome post 🙂

    Cheers,
    Jane.

    1. Hi Jane,
      You’re absolutely correct, Twitter is so fast. In fact, I have done friends on Facebook who are not on Twitter. When I asked why, the responded that everything on Twitter happens so fast.
      But I believe that shouldn’t be a deterrent for anyone not to have a presence on Twitter. Twitter is a mini blogging platform and since the upgrade of 280 characters it has become remarkably great to present your brand message.

      As you mentioned, tweeting at the right time and being consistent is Twitter’s best practices.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting Jane.

  15. Hi Moss,

    This article made me feel like most people don’t give much thought to the different parts of their twitter account and upload pictures or write text just for the sake of doing it, as if in sleep.

    You have isolated each part of a twitter account and analysed its importance and functionality in detail. Armed with this understanding we can make the best use of everything from bio to pinned tweets and beyond.

    Thanks for sharing these tips. Have a great day!

    -Naveen

    1. Hi Naveen,
      It is always a pleasure to have you here. Your comments are breathtaking and I so much appreciate it a lot.

      Yes, many Twitter users have failed to optimize their profiles for maximum engagement which has dramatically affected the input of their marketing campaigns.

      I’m happy you like the article.

    1. Hi Darleen,
      Good to see you again. I’m so happy you came by and dropped a comment especially leaving a question.

      Darleen I just checked your Twitter profile and found that your profile is not optimized. For example, I wanted to add you to my Twitter list but couldn’t figure where to add you because your you didn’t specify your specialty on your profile. As it is I can’t say exactly what you do.
      You need to start from there and let users know what you do.
      Are you a blogger, digital marketer, SEO expert, etc. Add it all there. Also add and optimize a background image.

      Because I don’t know your expertise I decided to add you to my too content marketers.

      Please feel free to ask me anything ok. Thanks for commenting. I truly appreciate it.

  16. Hi Moss,

    This article has it all! It should be bookmarked by all beginners. And even experienced social media marketers need to see everything in one place once in a while. I found it a great reminder piece for what I might do on my own account if only I concentrated on it!

    Thank you for the great post, Moss.

    Andy

  17. Hi Andy,
    As a matter of fact, you just made my day even more exciting. Yes, I totally agree with you that both newbies and seasoned social media marketers need to bookmark this article as they will greatly benefit from the tips mentioned here.

    Many ignore the little things that can make a huge difference in their social media marketing campaigns. It is a reminder and a wake-up call for all. I’m so glad you like the post.

    Thanks a lot for coming by and commenting. Well appreciated!

  18. This article made me feel like most people don’t give much thought to the different parts of their twitter account and upload pictures or write text just for the sake of doing it, as if in sleep.

    You have isolated each part of a twitter account and analysed its importance and functionality in detail. Armed with this understanding we can make the best use of everything from bio to pinned tweets and beyond.

    Thanks for sharing these tips. Have a great day!

    1. Hi Fayyaz,
      You are right on point. Many Twitter users have failed to pay more attention to their profiles section and optimize accordingly. As you mentioned in your comment, they write as though they’re sleeping while writing. And the images they use for their profile is not something to write home about.

      In fact, I declined following many of such users who follow me on the platform. Hence, it is best to understand the best practices to help you grow your followers.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Well appreciated.

  19. Hey Moss,
    Twitter is a very nice tool for getting a targetted traffic. For increasing the followers, I use tweepi, it is freemium service, where you can follow your competition’s followers. It also shows the follow back ratio, how active users are and other important stuff.
    Thanks for sharing other important details as well. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Ashish,
      Yes, I use tweepi every once a while. It s a great tools to grow your followers. But recently i found Statusbrew, and it has been amazing.

      Thanks for your contribution to the conversation. Much appreciated.

  20. Hey Moss,
    This article has everything we should understand about the Twitter. Thanks for sharing this very informative article.

    I am followed by 136K genuine people on Twitter. I gained that many followers by Tweeting the right time of the day and by engaging with the people.

    However, I have not been active on Twitter for few months, and more than 500+ people have unfollowed me weekly since then.

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Nirodha,

      You’re most welcome. Im so happy that you like the article. Yes, you have a great following on twitter, and this could not have been possible if you weren’t tweeting relevant content at the right time when your target audience can see and engage with your content.

      As humans, we are inclined to get new information and when we’re not getting the information we want, we tend to look somewhere else, that is why your followers are following you at a great number.

      Thank you so much Nirodha for coming by and commenting.

  21. Heyy Moss,
    This article gives me a complete information how to grow on Twitter. I would like to implement your tips. I hope they will help in growing at good rate.
    Thanks for sharing. Keep posting articles like these.

  22. These are great tips! I didn’t even realize these things. I just nodded when I was reading. I like these tips because I don’t make strategies on my own blogs, which are very helpful. I totally agree with you!

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