Twitter’s most prominent celebrities and social media influencers lost thousands and millions of Twitter followers in July 2018 as Twitter began to suspend or hide suspicious accounts from the followers’ count. Organic growth and authentic engagement have become more important than ever as Twitter is leaving no stones unturned to spot and kill bots even before they start spamming.
You have decided that now is the right time to grow your Twitter community – but what next? Growing your Twitter account organically is not easy, and your primary goal would be to create your community on Twitter.
Read on to discover unbeatable tools and tips to organically grow your twitter account – free, simple and fast!
Tip #1: Follow profiles based on hashtags, locations, gender, and keywords.
Growing an engaged community on Twitter is more important than just increasing your followers count.
If you’re a Digital Marketer and you want to connect with fellow marketers, go to twitter.com and search for #DigitalMarketing or any related hashtags.
You will find results segmented into various sections: Top, Latest, People, etc.
Follow 100 profiles every day from the ‘latest’ and ‘top’ section for decent organic growth.
For location-based search. You might want to dig a little deeper. See the screenshot below –
On the left, you will find “Search filters” section. Click “Show” to reveal the “Advanced search” option. The advanced search page will show you many options to tailor the tweets and a list of profiles you want to see.
If you want to make this process simpler, I recommend using Audiense.com. Audiense helps you find your potential fans and customers using powerful filters. You can filter profiles based on location, gender, keywords, etc.
You can also follow and tweet to them from the Audiense dashboard!
Tip #2: Tweet quality content consistently
When someone visits your Twitter profile they are likely to check your bio, profile picture, cover photo and the recent tweets. It is important to tweet the best content. Before publishing the tweet ask yourself: If I saw this tweet on someone else’s profile, will I like or retweet this?
Always tweet interesting, helpful, insightful, newsworthy and industry relevant content. Attach images, videos and GIFs to the tweets whenever possible. Never compromise on the quality; use high-quality images and videos. I have analyzed the worldwide hashtag trends from Jan 2018 to July 2018 and found hashtags that tend to trend time and again.
Feel free to use these hashtags to amplify your tweet reach and engagement.
Monday: #MotivationalMonday #MondayMotivation #MusicMonday #MondayBlues #MCM
Tuesday: #TransformationTuesday #TFT #TravelTuesday #TuesdayThoughts #TongueOutTuesday #TOT #TipTuesday
Wednesday: #WellnessWednesday #WomanCrushWednesday #WednesdayWorkout #WoofWednesday #HealthyHumpDay #WednesdayWisdom #WisdomWednesday #WayBackWednesday #HumpDay
Thursday: #ThankfulThursday #TBT #Thursdate #ThrowbackThursday
Friday: #FridayFunday #FollowFriday #FF #FridayNight #FridayReads
Saturday: #Caturday #SaturdayNight #SaturdaySwag #SaturdayMotivation
Sunday: #SelfieSunday #SS #SundayFunday #SundayBrunch
Example, see the series of tweets by @_Arevea: An event management platform in the Bay Area. They have less than 10K followers, but their engagement is higher than an average Twitter account of the same size.
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Twitter is a noisy platform. If you want to stand out of the herd and be heard, post interesting tweets consistently.
Tip #3: Get retweets from Twitter influencers.
The fastest way to get more active followers and engagement – partner with Twitter influencers and ask them to retweet your tweets.
If you are just starting out or you do not have friends who are influencers on Twitter, you can use SocialMediaVilla to find hundreds of influencers that will promote you! Social Media Villa is the virtual home of new age digital influencers who aspire to shape public opinion through credible content.
SMV community holds a vision to combat political propaganda, political commentary, bot operated viral profiles, hate speech and misinformation that is spread through Twitter.
I believe influencers, artists, entrepreneurs, small business owners, journalists, columnists and bloggers do not have a high budget to invest in Twitter ads or influencer marketing to promote their content.
Social Media Villa is a freemium platform that amplifies and empowers credible voices like yours! It helps you get more likes, retweets, traffic, shares, followers and exposure. Social Media Villa has various case studies that show how their users have gone viral, got their tweets featured on media outlets and ranked on Top tweet section of a popular or trending hashtag.
Tip #4: DM Broadcasting
It is recommended to have an email list so that you can promote your blog posts, products or services to your subscribers.
Similarly, with Audiense’s DM Broadcast feature you can create a Twitter DM Broadcast list. It allows you to send direct messages to your subscribed followers. I suggest sending weekly or bi-weekly updates. Unlike other direct messaging tools, Audiense allows sending messages to only subscribed followers. This helps prevent spam. The followers who receive your DMs are likely to read and take action because they subscribed to receive your updates.
You will find this feature on the engagement tab of Audiense. See the picture below –
Here’s an example of a DM broadcast from Audiense. They send weekly broadcasts in form of Twitter Moments that includes all news and positive mentions of their brand.
Becoming a top-tier influencer on Twitter is easy with the right combination of effective tools and actionable tactics.
Let me know in the comments if you know any other unique Twitter growth strategies; I would love to hear from you!
This is a guest post by Rohan Chaubey, Rohan is an award-winning blogger, one of the most followed Growth Hackers and Top Growth Marketing Quora writer. He has served over 1700+ top-tier influencers and brands including RedBull, Candere by Kalyan Jewellers, UNESCO, Stuhrling, Gianluca Vacchi, Brian D Evans from Influencive and other celebrity clients. You can connect with Rohan on Twitter.