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twitterfollowersGetting a whole bunch of new followers in a short space of time is no easy task. If the answer were simply lying around online then the whole world would be using it right now.

So, before you read on you should really temper your expectations as to what you’re going to gain from this article, as we do not promise you the world and all its gold as other articles may do.

This article offers you ways of increasing your Twitter followers by means that are possible to implement instantly. This article does not offer advice that will take you months of work for very little return.

 

Pay for followers

The shortest way to a destination is a straight line, so consider paying for your followers. It is the most efficient way to increase your followers in a short space of time.

 

Advertise

Advertising works and will get you a lot of followers in a short space of time. All you need to do is advertise your profile of things in it. This is a way in which you can increase the number of your follows in the short space of time.

The only downside is that some you will only increase followers to through the duration of the advertising campaign. It is still however of a fast means of getting new followers.

 

Hire writers

One way of getting more followers is to hire a team of writers and have them write your Twitter posts for you. A better idea however is to have them all make their own twitter profiles and gain followers over a period of time.

All they then need to do is direct them onto your Twitter profile. Your staff needs to simply write about how great your Twitter profile is and how great your most current posts are, and their followers will move over to your Twitter profile and follow you instead.

 

Tell lots of lies

If you tell lots of lies then you will gain some attention from the people who think you’re being sincere.

If your lies are grandiose enough then they may gain the attention of other people who are interested in finding out if what you’re saying is true or not.  You will also gain the attention of the friends of the people who start following you.

You will gain the attention of your current followers friends, which is especially true if they use some means of sharing the things you say, such as via the Re-Tweet function.

 

Preview your tweets on other social media and kick up a big fuss about them

You can do this by being controversial. You can claim that your newest Tweet is going to rock the world with its content, and you can preview a bit of it on other social media to show people how ground shaking it is.

Whatever method you choose is up to you, just so long as you kick up a fuss about your Tweet on your other social media sites. It is up to you to gain as much attention for the Twitter posting as possible.

The more fuss you kick up then the more likely that people are going to go and look at it.

 

Actively promote your efforts

Be shameless if you have to be. Spend a full day promoting your Tweets and Twitter profile.

There is nothing more powerful than simply concentrating your energy on one single task. Spend the entire day on Twitter getting to know people and convincing them to join you.

Go to online forums and brag about your twitter posting and encourage people to go and have a look at it.

Submit comments about your Twitter profile on the comment section of articles and blog posts. Give out your Twitter handle and tell people to come and have a look at you.

Concentrated and ruthless self-promotion online is free and the more you do it then the better you get at it. You will find that you discover the best places to brag about your Twitter profile.

You will find good places to spread your message, where the other users are responsive and supportive (if you are lucky). You will also learn new things to say to people to get them to look at your Twitter profile.

 

Learn what to say

Taking the reins from the previous paragraph, you will soon discover that the more you self promote yourself, the better you will become at it.

Imagine you are a sales person in a shop and every day you learn something new about how to sell your products, after a few years you would be an expert. The same happens online when you self promote yourself.

You soon discover the things that you can say in forums, and on comment sections, and on other social media–that will get you the attention you crave. You soon learn what signals to look for in others and you come up with replies for questions you have already heard in the past.

You discover that you come up with a whole catalog of potential responses for potential questions and comments; so that you can fire them off as-and-when you need them.

 

Author bio: Korah Morrison, writer on essay writing services that help students to write essays, course works and . She writes about seo, blogging, social media, internet marketing and other tips.

 

 

TwitterTextIn recent years, online tools such as Twitter and Facebook have made social media marketing more progressive and popular.

Twitter has allowed businesses to create a professional presence online and the ability to interact with potential/existing customers through much more immediate means. Businesses are now afforded the luxury of knowing what their followers (customers) are doing at any given moment, and vice versa. This real time data sharing creates not only up-to-date business profiles but also immediate and current sharing of ideas and products.

 

Twitter is all about relationships

Twitter is all about relationships, and in this respect the same can be true for marketing. The simple fact when it comes to marketing is that relationships are vital. Connections drive marketing – the more connections you have the more marketing potential you have. Twitter has thus become one of the leading social media marketing choices as it allows for the creation of literally thousands of followers (25 million and counting if you are Lady Gaga!).

Twitter’s unique aspect of being able to follow people and being followed in turn means that very quickly a business can amass a giant list of potential customers and professional relationships. A user does not have to request in most cases who to follow and whereas Facebook  limits the amount of connections you can have, twitter only limits the amount you can follow, not who can follow you, so essentially the sphere of influence/networks is endless.

Twitter allows businesses to promote and market their products or themselves, at an individual level. One commentator likened Twitter to that of a giant dinner party, wherein lots of conversations are occurring. One can easily join in or start a new one where in turn others can join in. This is different to Blogs, which were likened more to crowd talking, and Facebook, which was simply viewed as no more than private conversations. Twitters’ benefit is its ability to share information amongst a lot of people easily and openly.

 

Twitter and B2B

Twitter is one of the leading social media marketing choices for B2B due to viral marketing benefits. Viral marketing is a core B2B social media application for a product or service recognition and development of leads. According to Irbtrax SEO Social Media Marketing Optimization founder Scott Moir – “It can’t be emphasized enough. When used effectively the viral marketing benefits of Twitter make it an extremely valuable platform for any business that depends on the Internet for its prosperity.”

Well written, newsworthy, enticing tweets can take on the characteristics of a successful online press release. News and information can be spread almost instantaneously; far quicker than emails or blog. Information can spread from New York to London to Tokyo in a matter of seconds. Ultimately viral marketing can lead to brand enhancement, content sharing and traffic generation for your company.

 

Research tool

As a market research tool, Twitter is also excellent. With many built in features, as well as external systems such as Buffer and Tweetdeck, which can efficiently monitor information related to their industry specific trends.  Through careful research, one can gain an insight into the people who use Twitter, more specifically your followers at an individual level. Who are they as people? What is their likes and dislike? Etc. The information gathered through this research is invaluable when it comes to putting together pitches and building industry relationships.

Elsewhere, one can monitor your competitor’s twitter accounts to research their online strategy – What are they doing differently to you? What are you doing different to them? Much of this research is conducted through analyzing what can only be described as ‘peripheral connections’. What this means is if you want to market your company you find someone on twitter that is doing the same thing as you with a similar message or item and look to their followers. They are following this person for a reason. Find the reason, exploit and entice these followers to follow you.

 

Boost your traffic

Twitter can also be used as a mean to boost and promote a business’s other site also. One can use Twitter to promote your social bookmarking submissions or get your followers to vote up submissions through Digg, Delicious etc. In this respect, this reciprocal aspect of twitter is unique. By helping one another, you are able to get a feel for who uses these sites i.e. Digg, and this serves in turn as a fantastic promotional tool. What is more, this sharing of help and ideas provides an invaluable source pool of ideas for blogs. One can pick up other posts and expand on them or garner ideas from conservation or new authors.

Trust and value is often the core principle behind following one another on Twitter, and this has to be achieved most of the time through the personal approach. Businesses should not be afraid to conduct small talk with their followers and indeed competitors (of course remaining professional when doing so) . The problem however is often trying to be too corporate which creates a boring twitter account. To have tens of thousands of followers on Twitter is impressive but often these are simply the results of popularity (in the case of a celebrity), long established brands or harvesting software. It is very unlikely that these are honest relationships with which you can market too. Honest relationships more than nominal ones which are critical to long term marketing and business.

 

Simplicity of use

Much of twitter’s success stems ultimately from its simplicity of use. Users of Twitter do not have to look after and manage a wealth of information or details unlike other social media sites, and so their ability to use Twitter is much more organized. In turn, Twitter users have related that this has made their Twitter account ‘more fun’ to use than say on Facebook or Myspace. But there is also a flexibility to Twitter which is lacking elsewhere. Twitter in terms of a communication/marketing tool is one that can essentially be accessed anywhere and by a wide ranging audience. Twitter also requires minimal resources meaning it can be accessed from any device which has the internet or a viable ISP. This is significant for businesses that have a technologically diverse target audience.

In short, the benefits Twitter Marketing can bring a business are:

  • Real-time content
  • Immediate data share
  • Brand enhancement
  • Traffic generation
  • Customer demographic improvements
  • Increased customer loyalty
  • Alternative Market Research

 

About the Author – Ian Garstang works at Kingsland Linassi, an award winning, Top 100 UK creative design agency and property marketing company, working on such projects as Zemi Beach luxury Caribbean condos. Ian enjoys luxury travel, good design and writing.