How Do I Increase My Twitter Following?03-03-2011
It’s important to remember that chasing numbers can be futile, since even those with envied Twitter followings may not have as many followers as the numbers indicate they do. Even so, the first thing many people do when they hear of a name, a company or a brand is search for it on Google and Twitter, so there are benefits to a robust following, especially if they are organic and engaged.
1. Tweet about stuff you know and love. Your passion and expertise will show and people will recognize it.
2. Make sure your Twitter account name reflects who you are and what you do. For those whose name isn’t a brand in its own right (like, um, @irinaslutsky), pick one that’s short and to the point. When third generation NYC journalist Jonathan Mandell decided to tweet about theater, he picked @newyorktheater.
3. Related to No. 2, make sure you fill out the bio that shows up under your account name. In case your name is your account name, put your city and description.
4. Follow people. Yes, some of them will follow you back and many won’t, but to participate in the Twitter economy, follow. This goes for individuals and companies.
5. Read other people’s tweets and ask questions, clarifications and followups. If you’re a company, take the complaints offline — but take them for sure.
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