Admit it or not, if you’re on Twitter, you want more followers. Here are some tips, do’s and don’ts to get your Twitter following up.
Dan Zarrella of Hubspot did a study recently and revealed his results at 5 Scientfically Proven Ways to Get More Followers. So these aren’t just best practice tips based on what some people have seen worked with their own accounts, he used some actual research and put the results together on a great infographic.
I’ve summarized his findings:
- Show Us Who You Are– In his infographic he shows that accounts without a picture have less than 30 followers. For the accounts with a picture, more than 200 followers.
- Stop Talking About Yourself – In this graph there is an obvious co-relation to self references and number of followers. He compares this behavior to how you’d react to someone at a cocktail party that only talks about himself…boring!
- Don’t Just Converse – It seems that the people with more than 1 thousand followers reply only to about 10% versus 16% for people with less than a thousand followers.
- Identify Yourself Authoritatively – Describe yourself as an official, founder, speaker, expert, guru, or author to establish that you’re a subject matter expert.
- Don’t Be a Debbie Downer – Basically, be positive. Don’t make remarks where you show sadness, aggression or negative emotions.
The following is a list posted as “10 Proven Tips To Get More Twitter Followers” by Lee Munroe.
- Follow everyone
- Retweet like mad
- Constantly tweet about what you’re doing
- Auto DM new followers to welcome them
- Link to your MySpace, Facebook or Bebo page
- Ask people to Digg, Retweet, Bookmark, Float, etc.
- Ask people to follow you
- Use all 140 characters
- Don’t give away your secrets
- Don’t reply to nobodies
I didn’t feel the need to summarize these tips as these were obviously meant as a NOT joke. So file this list under the “what not to do” to get more followers.
Being that recent events have once again proven that social media is the way that more of us are getting our news, we might as well use the tools correctly.
Do you have any tips?