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6 Ways to Attract Twitter Followers

by fouts

No it’s not another Twitter pyramid scheme. This is about attracting real, useful followers to your Twitter network.

Be interesting and unique
Share your own perspective on news or new information you find. Do you scan a pile of blogs for information? Share it, but look for things that aren’t mainstream. I mean, I love ReadWriteWeb, Mashable and TechCrunch but everybody tweets those posts. Find something original to share. Use services like LazyFeed, Feedmill or My6Sense to quickly scan blogs for new contnet to share.

Re-tweet
Keep an eye out for interesting information to share with your network. Look for the people the rest of your network might not know instead of retweeting the usual suspects. It’s a great way to give kudos to people who are good information sources.

Problem solve
When a question comes up in your network see if you can answer it. Google it if you have to. You’ll learn something and so will they.

Make connections
When you see somebody with a problem or question you can’t answer, look to your network and connect them with somebody who can.

Add to the conversation
Re-tweeting is good, but don’t you have more to say? Can you share some links to other information to keep the conversational ball rolling or take it in a new direction?

Respond when people Re-tweet or @ you
It’s just plain courteous to respond when somebody talks to you. Don’t be rude or we’ll just think you’re stuck up.

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  • http://faleafine.com NEENZ

    Add to your list to find interesting content to tweet Alltop, with more than 700 alltopics, you're certain to find gems!

  • http://faleafine.com NEENZ

    Add to your list to find interesting content to tweet Alltop, with more than 700 alltopics, you're certain to find gems!

  • http://janetfouts.com Janet Fouts

    Very true, I find tons of great links on Alltop in just about any category you can think of. http://www.alltop.com

  • http://janetfouts.com Janet Fouts

    Very true, I find tons of great links on Alltop in just about any category you can think of. http://www.alltop.com

  • http://ariherzog.com Ari Herzog

    Another way: Don't merely tweet links but if they are blog posts, comment on the posts. That attracts potential double clicks.

  • http://ariherzog.com Ari Herzog

    Another way: Don't merely tweet links but if they are blog posts, comment on the posts. That attracts potential double clicks.

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  • http://www.tangiblewords.com/ Alysha Dominico

    Thanks, I've been enjoying reading through your site this morning. It's also really important that people don't over-post–there is nothing more “ignorable” than a person who posts 25 times a day. You end up not sounding like a good listener, and as you've said: social media is about listening and participating. Over posters 'don't let you get a word in edgewise”!

  • http://janetfouts.com Janet Fouts

    Thanks for your comment Alysha. It is indeed important to room for others to add their own input too!

  • http://janetfouts.com Janet Fouts

    Thanks for your comment Alysha. It is indeed important to room for others to add their own input too!

  • http://www.tangiblewords.com/ Alysha Dominico

    Thanks, I've been enjoying reading through your site this morning. It's also really important that people don't over-post–there is nothing more “ignorable” than a person who posts 25 times a day. You end up not sounding like a good listener, and as you've said: social media is about listening and participating. Over posters 'don't let you get a word in edgewise”!

  • http://janetfouts.com Janet Fouts

    Thanks for your comment Alysha. It is indeed important to room for others to add their own input too!

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    Most common way to increase twitter followers is to buy them from sites like this one: http://showtimefollowers.com

    I do not say that it’s the best option, but people tend to go with the easier route.

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