How To Get Twitter Followers And Increase Twitter Followers

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Why You Should Focus To Get More Followers On Twitter

People care about numbers – plain and simple.

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that follower count doesn’t matter. Although you don’t need a million people following you to be positioned as a leader on Twitter – people still consider this as a measurement of success. That’s just the way we humans work.

The number of followers you have is a way for people to quantify and measure your reach and “success” on Twitter. Remember, people need tangible ways to label and sort information. Follower counts are easy to look at and sum up someone’s position and status socially and professionally. One of your goals should be to increase twitter followers. If you’re ever wanting to increase your following consistently over a period of time, you might be interested in looking at ways that can increase your number of followers week by week, such as the service this website can perform as just one example of a social media growth company.

What Do Top Twitter Followers Look For

Real world connections

If you meet people in the real world that use Twitter your chances of getting them to follow you are high.

Good content

If you produce and post great content that is helpful and valuable, followers will be attracted to you and your business. This is what the top Twitter followers look for – leaders with great content.


The photo you use on your profile, how your Twitter page looks, and the style you portray also attracts people.

How To Obtain Targeted Followers And Keep Them

Make yourself searchable

Adding yourself to Twitter Directories. Our favorite is Twellow (
Remember that new followers will only see your most recent 20 posts, so make them count.

Leaders follow first

As we mentioned before – search and follow your targeted followers. Leaders take action and reach out first to follow others.

Ride the coattails of successful Tweeters – the Kevin Rose Twitter Method

Find a big player in your industry and begin following their followers. For example if I were an organic food company I would log onto Whole Foods Twitter page ( and begin following all the people who follow them. Whole Foods has done all the work for me by collecting the people who are interested in organic food.

Use directories of high profile people

Review these three sites:

Follow your peers

Obviously you don’t live in a bubble. Surely your peers and others in your industry are on Twitter. Follow them.

Add yourself to the following sites:

Another great option to gain more exposure for your Twitter account is to link your Facebook to Twitter.

Get recommended

If you post valuable information, your followers will RT you to their followers. Also try

  • Recommendation service
  • Follow Friday is a simple game where you recommend other people on Twitter and they recommend you by using the hashtag #FollowFriday

Put yourself out there

People won’t follow you if they don’t know you are there, make sure to put yourself out there by adding yourself to the Twitter directories listed in this guide. Also be sure to add your Twitter link to all your communications.

Add your full twitter URL to the following places. Your URL is Be sure to replace “username” with your own username. For example the full Folk Media URL is

Add your URL to:

  • badges/widgets with status or feeds
  • Business Cards
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • E-mail Signatures
  • Newsletters
  • Presentations (last slide)
  • Promotional products
  • Thoughtfully comment on blogs/articles/forum discussions with links to your Twitter/website
  • Invite your supporters via e-mail blast/newsletter

Get Started

What are you waiting for? Get started now in gaining new Twitter followers and let us know how it goes.


Joel Mark Witt is a producer, author, and speaker who consults with businesses and nonprofits on how to use social media in marketing and communications. He is also the Publisher of Folk Media and author of 21 Days To Twitter Leadership Send him an eMail: joelmarkwitt (at) or follow him on Twitter.


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  1. Nice, I like your post really made me understand on how important posting an update and let the followers re Tweet it. I just usually follow people and post some of my marketing info regarding the site ans for some reason I also get them to follow. Thanks for the tips!


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