26 Ways to Skyrocket Your Twitter Followers Fast

This month we hit a new milestone in my blogging journey, we broke through the 10,000 Twitter followers mark. It’s an achievement that I’m really proud about, and so before I begin shedding out some of the tips and tricks that I used to build my Twitter followers over the last 12 months or so, I’d first like to dish out a big thank you to all 10,000 of you who followed me over the last 12 months or so, I’ve connected with some great people and have even met a few of you at conferences and exhibitions… so here’s to hitting 20,000 in the not so distant future.

Whether you’ve been using Twitter for a while and have gained a few hundred users or are completely new to twitter world, you can benefit from the tips and strategies in this post. In addition, I’d also recommend reading the following –

  1. How to Get More Twitter Followers: 3 FREE Strategies
  2. 10 Ways To Get More Traffic From Twitter

12 months ago we sailed pass the 4,000 twitter follower’s mark and it was then when I began to take more notice and put more effort in building targeted followers on twitter. Below are some of the strategies, techniques and also the tools that I used to build 6,000 additional followers…

Skyrocket your Twitter Followers

11 Tips and Ideas to Get More Twitter Followers

  1. Post useful, interesting and resourceful content on twitter.
  2. Post comments on your followers recent tweets, engage and build connections with them. Make good use of @connect feature…
  3. Reply to tweets, give thanks to those who take the time to retweet your posts.
  4. Check out the latest trends in your niche and retweet them…
  5. Use a real photo of yourself or your company logo as Gravatar, not a celebrity figure or an icon.
  6. Follow twitter users who share the same passion and topic interests as you.
  7. Follow back those who follow you first, make exceptions not to follow non-related users, or those who you know will provide little value.
  8. Share other peoples content on your profile (e.g. tweet other bloggers posts).
  9. Take 20 minutes each day to follow 30 to 50 twitter users.
  10. Host a blog contest and get entrants to follow you on twitter as form of entry into your contest.
  11. Post questions, news and announcements on twitter

8 Ways to Promote your Twitter Profile

  1. Connect your twitter account with your other social profiles, i.e. YouTube, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest etc…
  2. Place a twitter profile badge on your blog or website.
  3. Signup to JustRetweet to get more followers and get more retweets on your posts. More information here
  4. Use TwitterKarma to remove users that don’t follow you back, unless you value their tweets more…
  5. Customize or brand your twitter profile.
  6. Signup to Empire Avenue to get more followers and social media engagement.
  7. Add a well written short bio
  8. Comment on blog’s that allows you to leave your twitter username in comment section.
  9. Use HootSuite to schedule your Tweets.

6 Things to Avoid when Twitter Marketing

  1. Don’t excessively tweet the hell out of your followers.
  2. Don’t just follow anyone…
  3. Don’t post non-related, offensive or obscene content on twitter.
  4. Don’t spam your followers with affiliate links.
  5. Don’t spend longer than you need on twitter.
  6. Don’t have multiple twitter accounts; put your efforts into one place.

So folks there you have it, the tips and techniques that I used to build over 10,000 twitter followers, I’m now looking forward to finding new ways and new ideas to reaching the next 10,000. More over I’m looking forward to your own ideas, strategies and suggestions for skyrocketing your Twitter followers. Leave me a comment below.

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Recommended Reading

1. Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day

2. Twitter Marketing: Promote Yourself and Your Business on Earth’s Hottest Social Network

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Hey everyone, I’m Fabrizio Van Marciano and I’m just a regular bloke, doing his thing in the expanding universe we call the blogosphere. I’m the founder and editor here at magnet4marketing.net. I'm also the author of 170 Blog Traffic Tips; a FREE guide I created to help you get tons of traffic to your blog. Why not connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and, or Google+. You can find out more about me and what I love doing here. If you want to start your own blog, check out this resource page, I've put it together just for you :)... Happy online marketing and blogging.

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  1. thanks for the tips that you have provided me. Thank you alot my friend
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  2. Centrelink says:

    Pretty nice set of guide. This will really help on how my twitter campaign will become successful, thanks for sharing this.

    I also heard that there are tools and software that can increase your twitter followers, but I am concern the quality and if it is legit.

    • Hi Centrelink, thanks for leaving your comment and I’m pleased you find the twitter marketing tips valuable. Yes you’re absolutely right there are many great tools online to help you. TweetAdder is something worth checking out if you already haven’t, and there are many other twitter marketing services available online.

  3. We’re starting to focus more on our twitter (and other social networking) channels, so I’ll be sure to keep referring to these guidelines. Thanks for getting these processes out for us to see Fabrizio!
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  4. Walter Jeff says:

    Recently i have connected my twitter account with pintrest and that is giving me really awesome results, my number of followers are increased than before and its was really a good idea to connect it with other social networking site. thanks for sharing this informative post. Cheers.
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  5. sanjay says:

    Congratulations on your milestone! Maybe you can share some tips about Facebook fans and likes?
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  6. Hi Fabrizio, I couldn’t agree more with…
    “Use a real photo of yourself or your company logo as Gravatar, not a celebrity figure or an icon.”

    It puts people off and automatically makes you think ‘Spam’ account when you see no real face or personality behind an account. As for sharing informative posts, I shall be doing that now :-)


  7. Becca says:

    Twitter has now been a bridge between the actual consumers and the companies. It is a great place to reach your target market. All you have to is execute it properly, just like the ones you’ve mentioned.

  8. Aditya says:

    Hi Marciano,
    These guidelines are very useful for the newbies of twitter,keep providing more tips mate.
    Excellent tips …….thanks for sharing them.
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  9. Ileane says:

    Fantastic advice Fabrizio! Congratulations on growing such an awesome Twitter following. When you take the time to grow a following on Twitter this way you see a much bigger return in terms of traffic and engagement. I’m glad you mentioned JustRetweet and I really appreciate that you’re not sending people to expensive auto-following tools. Excellent! Thank you.
    Ileane recently posted..Three Excellent Tools for Checking Your Blog Search RankingsMy Profile

    • Hi Ileane, always enjoy your visit on my blog :) Absolutely, Twitter is my favourite social site and lately I’ve been involved with a lot more engaging activities on the site. I’ve fallen in love with JustRetweet, almost addicted lol. Have a great day.

  10. Phil Bryant says:

    Great info!

  11. Hi Fabrizio,

    The six things you’ve listed a person should not do on twitter – unfortunately are some of the things the people tend to do most. When it comes to following someone on twitter it won’t help to follow them if there isn’t any possibility for future engagement. The key to remember about successful marketing on Twitter is Targeted engagement! Rather use pull marketing than Push marketing techniques – this has worked well over the years since Twitter was launched.
    Anton Koekemoer recently posted..Converting social media followers into salesMy Profile

  12. I have been suing twitter for some time and I have always found that RT always work the best. I have made few very interesting relations with some tweeple’s and when I RT the they really like it and remember it and whenever i tweet something with out asking or requesting them, they RT my posts too!
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  13. andrew says:

    Hi Marciano,
    Congratulations on growing such awesome Twitter following. These guidelines are very useful for the new of twitter.Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

  14. Chadrack says:

    Hi Fabrizio,

    Must say I’m sort of lazy when it comes to twitter. Though I auto-submit every of my blog post to the site, I really spend any time on it. Going through your suggestions, I’ve a few I’ll need to try out. I may just have to adjust some of my time to do this! Thanks for sharing.
    Chadrack recently posted..Do You Agree? Misspellings Can Affect a Website’s Sales and Profits!My Profile

    • Hey Chadrack how have you been mate, great to see you here again. Yes I know that making time these days can be quite challenging. Twitter has always been something I’ve dedicated time to more than I have than any other social site over the last few years, and the work is paying off. Best of luck my friend :)

  15. Byron says:

    I love this post! It just contained I guess practically everything a newbie or a struggling long time user of twitter to be able to have more followers.
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  16. Rahul Roy says:

    Tip number one: Post useful and interesting stuff, nailed it!
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  17. Adam says:

    Thank you for these amazing tips. I’m going to try your ’8 Ways to Promote your Twitter Profile’. I think it’s very useful.


  18. Anubhab says:

    Fabrizio it’s really some good piece of information, I just started with my new website and would need to increase my followers. I am also doing my own research but your post seems to have some great value added info.

  19. I was looking for a tool to unfollow who does not follow back, glad to find it here…
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  20. Nizam Khan says:

    Awesome tips! All the listed 11 tips are just fantastic, especially using a real gravatar or company log and taking 20 minutes daily to follow 30-50 twitter users. And yes, one should avoid excessive tweeting and spamming with affiliate links. Thanks Fabrizio for this wonderful post :)


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