Twitter can be a great way to promote you, your brand or your company. People and businesses use Twitter as a way to connect with fans and promote themselves to millions of people.
But how do you build up a Twitter following? These simple tips will help you get started.
Follow People. The number one way to gain followers is to follow people. Many Twitter users follow anyone that follows them, while others check to see if the profile is active before deciding to follow it. You can find interesting people to follow by doing a Twitter search. You can also find people on Twellow, a twitter yellowpages, by their businesses or region.
Be Active. Post messages daily or several times a day and make sure what you have to say is interesting and engages people. If you’re a business, talk about interesting things in your business. For example, if you are a restaurant, you could talk about the entertainment. Ask questions, post interesting tidbits, follow other people’s discussions, anything to keep you friends and customers engaged. There are ways to set up tweets for several days at a time. Check out 10 Best Twitter Tools, Plugins, Widgets for WordPress blogs to see some of the automatic tweeting sites. Also, something interesting is automatic posting of Google Alerts to Twitter as a way to gain targeted Twitter followers.
Promote your Profile. Add a link to your Twitter profile to your blog, website and as part of your signature in email messages and discussion forums.
Retweet. When someone tweets something of interest, retweet it. This is a great way to honor someone else’s great information and get it out there in the twittersphere!
Participate in Follow Friday. The Twitter community has many different customs, one of which is Follow Friday, whereby users call out some of their favorite people to follow.