Web 2.0 is here! The Internet has gone from a collection of static pages to an interactive network where social media is the standard. People get online to connect, participate and communicate. There is so much good content in our personal posts that even search engines have begun to crawl social media data to find the information that people are sharing with each other.
Twitter is one of the biggest players on the social media scene, and anyone wishing to establish a presence on the Internet needs to be “tweeting.” A successful Twitter account is determined by the number of followers one has, but the constant activity on the site may leave you wondering how to get Twitter followers (and keep them around).
Well, you could cheat. There are services available which have access to many thousands of Twitter accounts, and for a price, they’ll be happy to follow you. While it may feel good at first to see your numbers shoot up like that, quantity isn’t everything. Savvy Twitter users recognize these shady techniques right away. In the long run, buying fake followers will just drive away many real people.
Here’s how to get Twitter followers that will really count.
Tweet often. The more active you are, the more you increase the chances that your followers will re-tweet your posts, increasing your exposure to thousands more people every day.
Keep your tweets interesting and informative. No one wants to follow someone who’s always complaining or angry. Look at your tweet list and think: would you want to follow yourself? Remember, too, that the search engines are collecting social media data, and that includes Twitter posts. The more good information you include in your tweets, the more likely it is that your account will show up on the search engine results pages.
Most importantly, be a supportive member of the Twitter community. Use hashtags, retweet others’ posts, get in on conversations, give plenty of shout-outs, and when someone follows you, follow them back. (When your news feed gets inundated with all the posts from the people you follow – and it will – you can create your own private lists that will help filter your feed.)
These simple techniques are based on good manners and common sense. With this advice, your Twitter account will be one that people will want to follow.