How to Get More Followers on Twitter

“How do I get more followers on Twitter?”

This is a question I get asked a lot – so I thought I’d put together a bit of a compilation of links to posts I’ve published that touch on the topic of getting followers.

I’m sure others have written some great tutorials and tips on getting followers on Twitter – feel free to suggest them in comments below.

Let me finish however with a quick piece of advice – raw follower numbers are not everything. I personally would prefer to have 100 followers who shared my interests and who were interested in interaction than having 1000 unfocused and uninteractive followers. Twitter isn’t just a numbers game – sure having lots of followers has its advantages but don’t let your goals all be purely about getting as many followers as possible.

Comments

  • February 3, 2009

    Another way – own a great domain name and build the right content into it. For example, if you owned ‘www.attractmorefollowers.com’ or ‘gainmorefollowers.com’ and included the right kind of content, you’d be a player. Oh yeah, I own those domains. But I really don’t want to own them. Just sell them. ;) Thanks for this post.

  • February 3, 2009

    Great one spot shopping for the newbie…will bookmark this and pass it on for those who need it.

  • February 3, 2009

    I started using twitter a couple of weeks ago to spread the word about my new pattern design blog. It’s worked great so far.

    Thanks for the useful tips!

  • February 3, 2009

    So many work so hard to get a massive amount of followers. Then they get so overwhelmed that they never even tweet, they are too busy getting followers.

    Like the followers I get that have 1 update, following 1257 people and are followed by like 400 people. And the 1 update is “going to the mall.” Then they wonder why they are not being followed back, lol.

  • February 3, 2009

    Great roundup, using many of these tips to start growing my followers for my new site and twitter ID. Do you have any advice as far as having multiple twitter accounts? Do you think its a good or bad idea?

  • February 3, 2009

    Some great tips put together here. I experience myself growth as a result of following several of these advices.

    I found it easier to adapt these advices now when I have got more experience using Twitter. Now I have a better understanding of how the various mechanisms around Twitter works.

    Keep up with these articles..

    Cheers..

  • February 3, 2009

    Great article Darren.

    Especially liked your point articulating that quality is better than quantity.

    Regards,
    Arnold

  • February 3, 2009

    I completely agree. It feels good to have a large number of followers but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are more valuable than the next. If you truly want to know if you have the right group of followers ask them a question and if you get a helpful response you are golden.

    However if you are looking for raw numbers here are a couple of quick wins to start connecting with others outside of your normal network: 1) Participate in a hashtag and twitter q/a session such as #journchat and #DCTH. 2) Spend an extra hour tweeting/replying on Sunday to people in and out of your network.

    Number two will get you a good share of spam accounts but we are speaking raw numbers here.

  • February 3, 2009

    I think your last paragraph is the lesson of the day.

  • February 3, 2009

    Love the last paragraph. Its definitely not number game but everybody seems to be in a rush to grow followers. Its acceptable if the network grows at a steady pace. But many twitterers try following 2k with 10 updates. smells spam

    I’ve compiled a list of tools and apps to help find and manage followers
    http://web2mom.com/30-ways-to-find-manage-followers-on-twitter/

    Happy tweeting,
    ShriNagesh :)

  • February 3, 2009

    I never pay attention to Twitter so much so I thought that quantity is better than quality. I guess having 3000 followers don’t mean that those followers are actually following you!

  • February 4, 2009

    I agreed, its not always about the number game, it should be more on connecting with people that share similiar interest, and can be able to shoot ideas back and forht if possible.

  • February 5, 2009

    Thanks for putting together this list of articles. It’s definitely helpful. Quality is definitely better than quantity… the tweeple you have good relationships with are more likely to retweet for you anyway. :-)

  • February 5, 2009

    I agree with JR that you have to keep up with good updates and this can be hard when you have a blog, a website, and a job.

  • February 7, 2009

    Than you for the links

  • February 9, 2009

    Great Post and thank for sharing great tips

  • February 14, 2009

    Well my curiousity got the best of me and I did sign on for the latest and greatest re-tweet following scam. Is it a scam, I don’t know. It does look spammy though. I sent out one tweet about it and that was it and thats all. I became fearful of the rep I was presenting using it so no more. Besides the fact that I can honestly say I have not noticed a marked increase in followers. When in doubt remember “Content is King”

  • February 20, 2009

    Thanks for the articles…wonderful tips. I’ve been muddling around trying to get my bearings on twitter. I was told it’s about building a massive following; the truth be told, like you mentioned, I’d rather have more interaction with my followers and those I follow. Great last paragraph.

  • February 21, 2009

    I started with Twitter aiming to get as many followers as possible, however I soon realised that it is quailty that will deliver not quantity…..

  • February 26, 2009

    try these guys @TrueFollowers. follow this profile or follow their followers, who promise to follow back, always.

  • March 18, 2009

    The smartest thing I ever did was something I never meant to do…I accidentally followed 500 people. I’d gone to my own follower list to follow back those I wasn’t yet, only somehow I wound up on someone ELSE’S follower list instead. Pages of Click Click Click later I realized the error.

    Lo and behold, I’ve met some of the greatest, most fascinating people and have learned so much! Sometimes numbers do help, as it’s tough to truly gauge someone’s overall views and interests from profiles and a few tweets. (Admittedly, I signed up to auto follow/unfollow after this little gaffe. LOL)

  • April 1, 2009

    Following people in twitter is like htting two birds with one stone… By following them, they’ll follow you too. And also, you are getting to know them better. and have some potential friends to.. Follow me on twitter… anne0208

  • April 10, 2009

    Great info and all in one place! On par with what I expect from you. Keep up the awesome tips.

  • April 23, 2009

    It’s not always about who you know…sometimes it’s about who knows you. By Pree Dammond, President & CEO, AGE Ent
    find me all over!
    http://twitter.com/TherealPreezie
    http://Pdammond.com
    or just Google me.

    2009 I’m keeping it extremely real…Not sparing any feeling, but I do care about people. It’s tuff to explain, but i don’t have time too….so just flow with it.

  • May 1, 2009
    Erica Rose
    @MkeshiftWings

    Very interesting. I just signed up with Twitter today, I think I need to figure out how to use it before I try to get a bunch of followers!

  • May 10, 2009

    Thanks for the top tips and for sharing your knowledge and experience.

  • May 11, 2009

    Good stragedies Using facebook and myspace is also a good source of avertisement.
    Like creating catagories and posting comments.

  • May 13, 2009

    Lots of good strategies and tool ideas. I do a lot of this stuff and learned a couple good ones as well. Of course the free tools are great (tweetlater, twitterfeed, twollow, etc..)

    Although I like working on Twitter, I love playing with my kids much more. I found the money I spent on this product to be worth it many times over. I highly recommend it (this is actually my site, I liked it so much I bought a wholesale quantity of the software).

    http://www.getmoretwitterfriends.com

    Aside from being able to follow based on advanced searches, the software keeps track of who you followed in a database so you never re-follow if your search picks someone up again.

    Cheers.

    Chris
    Proud owner of 3 sticky kids

  • May 19, 2009
    NewTweep

    I found a good list of followback users at http://bit.ly/followfriends It gave me 25 within 24hrs and by the week I had over 200 without bothering anyone, lol

  • May 24, 2009
    jason

    I started using twitter a little over a month ago, I have about 780 followers now. I used hummingbird a couple of times to help get me some new followers but if anyone is looking for a great automated twitter program, I would suggest getmoretwitters.com

  • June 10, 2009

    just started looking ot get my name out there

  • June 17, 2009
    Tbone

    I’ve also tried to use software in order to get more followers, and for now I
    like Extweet far more than any of the other I tried – Some of the tools didn’t even
    had a trial version available for download.

  • June 22, 2009
    simon

    If you want to get followers, you need add more follows , some of them will follow back to you.(more than 20%).
    so if you want to get 100 followers, maybe you need add 500 follows.
    I use this soft to help me to add follows, TFAdder
    http://www.vovosoft.com/

  • June 29, 2009

    Awesome post Darren. Thanks for sharing.

  • July 4, 2009

    I found a website to get 400 followers a day: http://www.tweeterfollow.com/
    It’s quite useful for me ’cause I get more followers than before.

  • July 6, 2009
    melanie

    lets play follow the leader
    ill be the leader (:

    http://www.twitter.com/melani3

    ill follow you back

  • July 11, 2009

    I started using twitter a couple of weeks ago to spread the word about my new pattern design blog. It’s worked great so far.

    Thanks for the useful tips!

  • July 18, 2009

    Follow me on twitter…..http://twitter.com/neidefbg

  • July 19, 2009

    DesignerDepot (@DesignerDepot wrote a similar article to get more followers, guide and other twitter-beginner-stuff: The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter. I recommend to take a look.

  • August 8, 2009

    i must say ive used twittershuffle.com and im still getting 30-40 followers a day with them

  • August 11, 2009

    Yes having 100 followers who care what your talking about compared to 1000 who don’t is a huge difference. With any product or service creating attentive customers is key to your success!

    http://Yourworkfromhomeplace.com

    Help People Make Money Online!

  • August 14, 2009
    Tallgodess
    @Tallgodess

    Follow me an every 100th follower get 5 free photos of me. ;-) @Tallgodess

  • August 15, 2009

    Our Twitter application, http://www.flashtweet.com, is an effective way to grow your following of individuals who will interact and grow your brand on Twitter.

  • August 17, 2009

    Another easy way is to join trains

    my favorite train is The Twitter Train: get more twitter followers, it’s also a twitter autoadder and is completely automated! They don’t spam you so it’s pretty awesome.

  • August 26, 2009

    This is true with anything in life…strive to make other people laugh, or help them even in a small way

  • October 5, 2009

    I personally think TwitterAutomate.com is the best. It has a completely automated friend follower based on keywords, unfollower, scheduled tweets, mass dms, etc :) definantly my fav twitter manager

  • October 9, 2009
    NickJFuri
    @NickJFuri

    It is hard to get twitter followers. But you have to just start conversations and they will come! Good luck

  • October 13, 2009

    this is a great read. there are also a lot of viral twitter adders out there.

  • October 27, 2009

    This is a good read. I need to get my count up as well with those interested in what i do. Run and promote blogs – and make lots-o-cash online on the side. MakeEasyCash.info

  • October 30, 2009

    I found it easier to adapt these advices now when I have got more experience using Twitter.
    A great post! Now I have a better understanding of how the various mechanisms around Twitter works.

  • November 8, 2009

    hey love the last paragraph! i only got 51 followers :)

  • November 15, 2009

    Thanks very much for these important advices and the good tips. I just started twitting today and I am sure I can use every one of your ideas. Thanks.

  • November 20, 2009
    Micah

    I use Hummingbird to get more followers on Twitter. I think this is the link: http://www.hummingbird2.com

  • December 11, 2009

    good advice thanks for the tips

  • December 11, 2009

    I found many helpful ideas in these links. Thank you for posting them.

  • December 13, 2009

    I find getting the twitter RSS feed out there on the net helps alot
    by adding the RSS feed dirs on the net

  • December 13, 2009

    Best Way Is To Follow Back All That Follow You. It Really Boosts Your Status. Also Following People Who Follow Back Is Great Because You’re Guaranteed Followers!

    I Follow Everyone Back So Follow Me Today!

    http://www.twitter.com/PrayMaddyMcCann

  • December 15, 2009

    This comedy animation explains the one simple rule to getting more twitter followers! Not sure how much use you’ll find it though!

  • December 15, 2009

    forgot the link for the comedy animation! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYE9n0D2FiY

  • December 19, 2009

    If you want followers, me and my friends just set up something which benefits me, and benefits you.

    1. Follow @beastleyBLVD

    2. After following him, tweet him that you followed, then, beastleyBLVD will ask 20 of his friends ASAP to follow your account.

    So far, I got 20 people to follow bBLVD, and I’ve satisfied them all and gave them their 20 followers, this is no joke, we have no time for fooling people, just be a little patient because this might be in demand soon, and get traffic, so as I’ve said, please tweet @beastleyBLVD and notify him that you’ve followed him.

    3. The 20 that will follow you are REAL people, not bots. Beastley and 30 others including me live in one house, so we all hang out, and 20 of us has a Twitter, so he can easily ask us to follow your account.

    Make sure to spread the word, this will come in handy for you. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas.

  • December 28, 2009

    Follow people on twitter is important.

    Follow and follow back is the way to make friends on Twitter, and even in real life. The one-way follow is for famous people, celebility, but not for average people, like you and me.

    So, do not afraid follow people, when I see people have big followers, I normally will take a look at their site, because I want to know what make so many people follow him.

    See, this is the power of more followers.

  • December 30, 2009
    www.twitter.com/KimberlyHatesYu
    @KimberlyHatesyu

    Follow people on twitter is important.

    Follow and follow back is the way to make friends on Twitter, and even in real life. The one-way follow is for famous people, celebility, but not for average people, like you and me.

    So, do not afraid follow people, when I see people have big followers, I normally will take a look at their site, because I want to know what make so many people follow him.

    See, this is the power of more followers.

    i find so hard to find ppl

  • December 31, 2009

    Great article! Thanks a lot

  • January 4, 2010

    thanks for the tips, looks like I have some work to do so if anyone wants free party tips of the day….follow me! http://twitter.com/Agaperabba

  • January 5, 2010

    well , i am pleased to have such web on this cyber world. Thankyou for informing us a great article about tweeter

  • January 11, 2010

    Thanks for sharing tips..

  • January 20, 2010

    100 % right that having 100 focused followers are better than having thousands of unfocused folowers :)

  • February 3, 2010

    I wish i had a couple followers. lol… (sad face), but i’m trying to reading up on it, like this article!!! Guess its’ a start!

  • February 7, 2010

    Another tip, become friendly with a popular tweeter. Talk to them through tweets and get them to @ mention you. Others will get curious and check you out. ;D

  • February 9, 2010

    I huge number of followers are great and there are lots of ways using your niche keywords to get more followers but if they are not very responsive to you or your tweets then their not as beneficial of course.

  • February 11, 2010

    I’m only on twitter because of Justin Bieber. :P

  • February 15, 2010

    What about writing comments in a post like this? :D

  • February 26, 2010

    I’m new to Twitter so Thank You!

  • March 4, 2010

    Yeah! very interesting article..keep up!

  • March 6, 2010

    Great advice, i’m new-ish to twitter, signed up a while back and never really used it.. Getting in to it now though! Not sure that is such a good idea, however, with the amount of uni work I have to do at the minute!

  • March 16, 2010

    This seems to be pretty logical and I believe this should work. But the next logical step for most of us (who crave for more followers) would be to monetize the popularity. It would be great if someone can throw some light on this as well!

  • March 21, 2010

    well i hope this works, im a new site and need followers fast.

  • March 22, 2010

    I very much like this idea

  • March 29, 2010

    If you love creative films and music, you just have to follow me. I appreciate life for what it is…our play ground.

  • March 31, 2010

    Take part in the trending topics. You’ll get more followers..

  • March 31, 2010

    Thanks for the nice post Very useful post for newbies like me.

  • April 9, 2010

    get more twitter followers here http://youfme.com
    i got many.

  • April 14, 2010

    I only have seven followers but I don’t follow anyone because I just use twitter to rant and comment.

    It would be great if some of you would go look at my page! http://www.twitter.com/ninja_car_horn

  • April 15, 2010
  • April 22, 2010
    Steven Fudd
    @StevenFudd

    I’m got over 21,000 followers using Faxo It’s got every feature imaginable (automation/who’s not following back/ bulk operations/ search/ ranking/ etc.) including timer based unfollows (where you give them a timit limit to follow you back) and it’s all online and free. Highly recommended… ps – feel free to follow me! Good luck friends!

  • April 23, 2010

    u may follow me at http://twitter.com/rohankharat

  • May 5, 2010

    can anybody advise me how to get rid of messages like “get more followers by following……..” ??

  • May 6, 2010

    Great article – thanks for the updates. Agreed that it’s not just a numbers game you should be more interested in quality interactions!

  • May 10, 2010

    The best tip to get your Twitter presence known is to follow real people and real people that CARE!

    Don’t just go following anyone and everyone! Not only is that likely to get you banned but you also will have more room to follow genuine people that will help your goal if you follow people who share your opinions instead!

    If you’d like to follow me, please do!
    I’m raising awareness for Madeleine McCann which many feel is such a great cause!

    http://twitter.com/PrayMaddyMcCann

    I’ll follow you back fast!
    x

  • May 23, 2010

    Nice strategy to get more people involved with your twitter, though requires an effort of course :)

  • May 25, 2010

    Or you can just be… you. It’s not all about techniques, tips and strategies. Just be yourself and people will follow you. Trust me.

    http://twitter.com/lauraswan

  • May 27, 2010

    Its very nice tips, although I am following your tips but my twitter always say you cannot add more…what should I do

    here is my link
    http://twitter.com/Neers

  • June 4, 2010

    thanks darren.. this is nice

  • June 11, 2010

    thanks for all this information. And very nice tips to get good followers in Twitters.

  • July 6, 2010

    Twitter: follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/AceBoogie8

  • July 8, 2010
    Swati

    Regular tweets, nice content, then tools like tweettwain! simple!!!

  • July 13, 2010

    I am trying to get more followers and I really love all of the information that you have provided.

  • July 14, 2010

    Hey guys, I actually came up with a free e-book on how you can get tons of Twitter followers, do check it out if that’s something you’re really interested in. http://bit.ly/9I9SQW

  • July 15, 2010

    The whole trying to get more followers to the profile should be natural, I could not agree with the point you made about having either 100 or 1000 the latter being interested and the former not really engaging. It’s all about engagement and providing update that are useful to the followers. Really useful and intelligent article, thanks
    Peter

  • July 15, 2010

    Some great tips. As has been said it’s important to engage with people and more than anything be timely.

    Often we will leave twitter on all day, checking regularly, to ensure that we are able to respond to tweets as soon as possible.

  • July 21, 2010

    Great post with an amazing list of comments. Definitely a one stop shop for anybody new to Twitter.

  • July 21, 2010

    Yeah, It sucks when you lose followers. I always get a gut feeling when that happens.

  • July 24, 2010

    Adding other twitter users and tweeting great content is key!

  • July 28, 2010

    The ‘follow me and win a price’ can be helpfull, but most of the time these actions result in a lot of temporarily followers.

  • August 8, 2010

    I have found that posting interesting stuff (duh) is one key concept. Also though if you make relations to your followers the news spreads about you being,”personable.” However, Who am I to know anything about how to accumulate more followers. I am just a college student and a struggling artist.

  • August 8, 2010

    If you tweet 3-4 tweets about loving socks, you’ll get an auto- follower.

    If you tweet 3-4 tweets about Chuck Norris jokes, you’ll get a Chuck auto-follower. aha.

  • September 1, 2010

    I think following & follow back is a good way to to make more friends or followers. The more you tweet the more people know you!

  • October 5, 2010

    Fore more followers on twitter you need get attention of people or you will rejected from many people…
    Having good apresentation(bio, page) is the most important

  • October 5, 2010

    Very helpful advise. I used it since several days and traffic to my blog really increased through the help of more followers on Twitter!

  • October 11, 2010

    Thanks for sharing these with us Darren, I have also written my own post on the topic, as I’m sure many of us here have.

    Here is the link:
    http://tomdurkin.me/increase-twitter-followers/

    thanks

  • October 13, 2010

    I would have to disagree with people who say that sheer numbers don’t matter. The more followers you have, the greater the chance of getting traffic and meaningful connections. I believe that you have to wade through the 80% to get to the 20%.

    I recently started really pushing Twitter for my other blog, @tradingheroes. I started with about 250 followers which I accumulated over a period of about 2 years.

    Then I got aggressive about following people in the trading niche and it has been helping a lot. Twitter now accounts for 30% of my traffic to that blog and the bounce rates are below my averages for the site.

    I now have about 750 followers and growing. I am still a little surprised how effective a medium it is.

  • October 20, 2010
    Gary
    @M3EXE

    Interesting pros I have been struggling to get the hang of Twitter since then weekend and trying to get a reply out of @stephenfry :-)

  • October 27, 2010

    atlast i found the real tips to increase my twitter followers,thanks ro twitips

  • November 14, 2010

    Initially I found it difficult to find people of my genre on Twitter as Twitter search is not very good, but lately I was able to build a good network.

  • December 2, 2010

    Yeah I am currenty using this to promote my clothing business and so far it’s going pretty good. I have a fairly decent amount of followers, but the most important thing is to be interesting. Why follow an extremely boring person?

  • December 7, 2010

    intresting;-)

    everyone follow me on twitter,you’ll love it

    https://twitter.com/#!/katiewestlife

  • December 13, 2010
    Guns_N_Gravy
    @Guns_N_Gravy

    Man I have been tryin hard to get just one follower and no luck!!!

  • December 20, 2010

    I rather network with those who share common interests…follow me @traptoonz

  • December 30, 2010

    Great advice. Followers slowly starting to increase but could do with more mainly people looking for health and fitness advice.

  • January 2, 2011

    Whatever your a fan of (justin bieber, south park that sorta thing or whatever) follow all the other fans, and they follow u back, it worked g8 for me!

  • January 18, 2011

    well, I did massive amount of research, I found these guys and so far so good. http://www.twittsplorer.com

    its simple and no headaches
    cheers
    Stan

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