If you are new in business and you have just started your blog or website you need a way to let others know that you exist. Twitter is a great source to use to do that. As of January 1, 2014 there were 645,750,000 registered users and 135,000 new users signing up every day. Many of them check to see what was tweeted first thing in the morning and all throughout the day. As a small business wouldn’t it be great if even just 1% of these users were signing in and taking note of your daily updates? That would be 6,457,500 consumers that know the address of your website or blog and tune into you daily.
Twitter has taken on popularity like wild fire and many businesses are using it to connect with customers and establish a brand. Perhaps you are reading this article because you agree that tweeting your business website or blog is well worth the while and you want more people to view your tweets. Don’t worry you have accessed the right article. The aim of this article is to give suggestions that will help you increase the number of followers that you can tweet to.
One thing that will increase your following is to create awesome content to tweet. If you want people to follow you and retweet you, then you have to give them a reason to do so. To beat a familiar drum, content is king. One word to the wise is sprinkle your posts with inspirational quotes. Inspirational quotes are one type of content that has been shown to foster a high level of engagement. People really enjoy quotes and tend to share them often.
A second thing that will increase your following is to tweet more often. Tweeting at least twice a day is the absolute minimum. The more you tweet the more followers you will get. People like to follow people who tweet often. If you feel that you don’t have time to tweet then this is one of the times that it’s OK to multitask. You can tweet while you are commuting, at the gym, or during commercials. If you find that you are too busy to tweet during the peak times of the day then utilize software like Hootsuite which will allow you to schedule your tweets ahead of time. The maximum amount of daily allowable tweets is 1,000 so tweet as often as you can.
A third thing that you can do to increase the number of people who follow you is to follow people who share interests with you. Follow the people who follow those that follow you. They will often times share the same interests that you have. Also, follow users who engage with your posts and retweets. They will see that you have similar interests and may follow you.
A fourth thing that is done that can increase following is joining a Twitter chat. These are daily, weekly and bi-weekly chats that include people from various industries. Join one of these chats and become engaged in the conversation. This will allow you to meet new people as well as learn new information. You can find out what chats wills be taking place and when by going to the Google spreadsheet found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhisaMy5TGiwcnVhejNHWnZlT3NvWFVPT3Q4NkIzQVE#gid=52.