Twitter has a very handy and unique feature of using the twitter lists.
Twitter lists are groups of specifically added tweeps (twitter users) by you. You can categorize your followers and others into categories that would make it easy to interact with them. Here is a detailed guide on using twitter lists effectively.
TIP: worried about promoted tweets and Put all those who you want to hear from in separate lists. Like news channels in a list called currentnews, family in a list called family tweeps etc. This will help you to remove the noise off your twitter feeds and you can concentrate on your followers.
Did you know how bloggers like John Morrow had thousands of followers even before they had a blog? It’s simple; they flaunted their twitter handle at every possible place people could see.
John Morrow used his twitter handle in the author BIO for the numerous guest posts he wrote. Thereby making the reads aware that in order to connect with John they should follow him.
You too can follow the strategy but make sure you don’t add too many social profiles or your followers will be divided.
Alternatively, you should have a large, easily visible twitter handle on your website. You also can use it as your email signature, signature at the bottom of your SlideShare presentation, anywhere, just be creative and sky is the limit.
Monotonous tweets may sometimes not attract new followers. Try using twitter to funnel out followers as an exchange for a bonus. Who doesn’t like bonuses? I would say instead of using all you’re following in one single giveaway, try making the giveaway and free gifts from your blog to promote channel specific events.
For example, conduct giveaways for twitter followers exclusively. I know people might unfollow you just after the giveaway is done. The trick is conduct regular giveaways that will have twitter followers only as eligible for winning. You can have similar ones for Facebook also.
This will prevent the followers to unfollow you and rather add new followers who will also turn into your permanent followers.
If I said you have to get or target all twitter users only then I would be completely wrong. In today’s world, you never know where your target follower resides. Maybe you will find him on Instagram, maybe he is a bit active on Facebook. So, try cross posting your updates, like tweets to Facebook profile, tweets to LinkedIn etc in order to attract your followers there and notify them that you have a twitter profile too.
This will act like teaser and you never know who on LinkedIn will notice your tweet and love it and start following you on twitter.
Research shows using call to action like visit link, please retweet and other such CTAs help to get more interaction than plain barren tweets. It’s easy and fast. A simple call to action will help your audience get engage more with your tweets.
Twitter is the latest popular social networking forum. Twitter is used to keep your friends updated with what you are doing using 140 character messages called tweets. In twitter you can follow your friends and you will be notified when ever your friends posts a new message. Similarly other people can follow you on twitter to know what you are doing. In twitter you can customize to send an automatic private response to your new followers.
Sending a direct message on Twitter when someone follows you is overkill and could annoy your new follower. Sending an auto DM used to be possible in Twitter, and the source we used to recommend years ago was TweetLater, but they don’t seem to exist anymore.
One topic, which always create a topic of discussion is auto follow Twitter users. Many social media maven suggests it’s a good practice and many people says it’s good to maintain a Twitter profile where you can follow only selected and targeted user.
Unless you’re a celebrity like Justin Bieber or Hillary Clinton, you’re going to have to work at building an initial following on Twitter. So what’s the secret? Instead of a slow-and-steady progression, treat your Twitter account like a short-term addiction. Make it your top priority for a month or two, double down and create lots of content.