Everything Concerning Social Media

Twitter For Business Advanced (conclusion)

Twitter for Business Guides – Part 2:  Advanced

How to Grow your Following on Twitter

The number one rule of growing your following on Twitter – one that nobody seems to talk about – is this:  If you want quality followers, follow quality people.  And don’t just follow…Interact.

Twitter For Business The Steps (continued)

Step 3. Top Ten Twitter Tactics for Making Friends

8-engageAs a famous starship captain once said: “Engage!”  That’s a word that’s become somewhat overused in the last couple of years, but it doesn’t make the principle any less true.

We’ve spoken about the importance of taking part in the conversation and being present on a consistent basis in the Twitter stream:  Now let’s look at some specific techniques to increase follows.

  1. 1.  Vary your tweet media, types and content.  Your Twitter feed will feel more natural if you mix photos with the odd blog post link with the odd question or offer.
  2. 2.  Decide in advance what response you want from viewers.  Then actively invite it.
  3. Ask irresistible questions.
  4. Always answer questions.  This is one of the most effective steps you can take – and it really will set you apart from the Twitter horde.
  5. Share information your followers will find priceless generously.

And do it for free.

  1. Make it social and friendly.


  1. Never swear or use coarse language.  That includes giving yourself permission to have a day “off” from always being polite – after all, the person saying “#$(%*” is you, right?
  2. Use events to generate extra interest in your Twitter profile even while you are using Twitter to generate extra interest in your event.  (But remember to seamlessly keep up the connection after the event is over!)
  3. Use tools like Social Oomph to track keywords, create an extended Twitter profile, create a personal Tweet stream in either RSS, XML or JavaScript format, and more


  1. Be positive.  Negativity leads to self-absorption (or vice-versa).  Either way, negativity kills engagement and triggers Unfollows.

Step 4.  Spread the Word

Here’s another point that’s frequently missed: Who do you want to spread the word to?  Potential customers or clients, right?

If that’s your objective, make sure you follow:

  • Potential customers and clients
  • Positive, enthusiastic competitors (they will share your tweets, if you share theirs)
  • Focused, relevant peers
  • Industry or niche experts
  • Fun, fascinating people
  • Accredited authority sources


The old maxim is true:  Like attracts like.

Once you have everyone in the same room, actively encourage them to spread the word about you to their friends, clients, customers and peers.

Do this by:

  • Being irresistibly re-tweetable. 

If it’s a tip you’re sharing, make sure it’s one they won’t be able to resist passing on (and gaining glory for sharing)

  • Make your followers look like heroes.

Recognize and applaud their accomplishments.  Give them credit, when credit is due.  Thank them for tips or services. Recommend them (and say why) on #FF (“Follow Friday” – a Twitter tradition of giving shout-outs about your favorite Twitter people, to help each other grow traffic).


  • Write for the press.

News media people are more active on Twitter than you might think.  (Just look at some of your own radio or TV news channels and take note of how often they lift news from Twitter accounts).

13-newsworthySo at least once in every six tweets, sit down and ask yourself the same question you ask whenever you write a press release:  “Is it newsworthy?”

No, you may not get your profile promoted on the national news:  But you could get your tweet shared on an authority blog or online magazine.

  • Integrate and share your content.

Another way to attract followers and spread the word:  Ensure they see your Twitter tweets (and know you’re available to follow) by integrating your twitter badges, icons, buttons and widgets on other site profiles and especially on your blog or website itself.

  • Use graphic media to increase shares

Twitter has noted the advantage Pinterest and Facebook provided with their graphics-sharing capabilities, and has gone out of its way to ensure that Twitter users can now easily share graphics and even video too.


Graphics catch attention and create more engagement, so make sure you include a healthy dose of graphic media in your Twitter feed.

  • Find more followers using apps and online tools

Using tools like Twtrland and ManageFlitter can streamline and fast-track finding targeted peopled to follow – and potential followers.


Twitter For Business Advanced Conclusion

Don’t rush finding more followers.  And above all, don’t blindly follow or encourage spammers.  Twitter is not about the numbers, and the only people who really care about how many followers you actually have are statisticians and spammers.

Go for quality, post quality tweets, share and use tools wisely – and your following will grow at a healthy pace.

In Category: Featured, Internet Tools, Marketing Tools, Traffic Generation

Subscribe to our feed via RSS or Subscribe to our You tube channel

Show 11 Comments
  • xbox live code Generateur November 7, 2013, 9:50 AM Link

    Wonderful blog! I found iit while searching on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any suggestions on hhow to get listed in
    Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

    • John Wagner November 7, 2013, 6:37 PM Link

      Thanks for the comment. I donthave any miracle solutiong for you.

  • camping gear for babies November 28, 2013, 12:50 AM Link

    It’s really a nice and useful piece of info.
    I am satisfied that you shared this helpful info with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for

    • John Wagner November 28, 2013, 7:37 AM Link

      Thank you for your comment. I hope for your continued support.

  • Hollis January 3, 2014, 6:05 AM Link

    Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting
    a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
    You have done a extraordinary job!

    • John Wagner January 5, 2014, 2:50 PM Link

      Hollis – Thank you and glad to provide the info. Stay in touch and keep reading.

  • natural detox February 14, 2014, 8:20 AM Link

    Thank you a lot for sharing this with all folks you really know what
    you’re talking approximately! Bookmarked. Please additionally discuss with my web site =).
    We could have a link exchange arrangement between us

  • agence girafe May 31, 2014, 12:37 PM Link

    This site certainly has all of the info I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know
    who to ask.

    • John Wagner June 1, 2014, 11:46 AM Link

      Thank you I appreciate you taking the time to make a comment. Please keep visiting.

  • free animated cartoon screensavers July 30, 2014, 8:13 PM Link

    There are lots of methods to do this, you are able to change
    the style, such as the colors and fonts of the screens and windows, or even things like changing the look
    of the mouse. When Titanic Memories starts up, you will see
    the great ship in all her glory as she sails across your screen with appropriate musical accompaniment.
    Simply save the compressed file on your desktop and
    extract the content.

  • vocal technology September 1, 2014, 2:06 PM Link

    Thanks for the good writeup. It actually was once
    a enjoyment account it. Glance advanced to far delivered agreeable
    from you! However, how can we be in contact?

Malcare WordPress Security