Welcome back lovelies, I recently did a post on how to grow your instagram account and you loved it! So I thought I would also do a post on how to grow your twitter account.
I find that twitter is a lot easier for me to grow on personally but it really can vary person to person so if you are struggling with growing your account on twitter and you aren’t really sure why you aren’t growing I’ll be sharing some tips with you in this post to help you grow your account, the only thing you have to remember is it probably won’t happen overnight, it certainly didn’t for me but I have grown from 400 followers to over 1,500 in only a few months so today’s post will be sharing what I learnt and how I grew my twitter account! You can follow me here on twitter if you’d like to – shameless little promo.
1. Go through and unfollow inactive/bot accounts
Go through your following on your twitter account and unfollow any inactive accounts, any bot accounts you might be following and accounts you just don’t really interact with or enjoy. After you have unfollowed all of those accounts then your feed will come up with accounts who you follow that you’re actually interested in and want to be following which brings me to my next tip.
2. Engage with the people that you follow
As you are following people now who’s content you do enjoy make sure you aren’t just scrolling past it and not liking or commenting on that person’s tweet. I’m not saying that you have to like or comment on absolutely everyones posts but just like a few tweets as you are scrolling and if you think something about a certain post comment on it and leave a nice comment, that way you’re much more likely to get more engagement and you build a relationship with that person you’re following on twitter and if they aren’t following you back hopefully they will after you leaving a like or a nice comment.
3. Don’t just follow for the sake of it
I want to put this out there now, please do not follow for the sake of hoping that the person will follow you back because sometimes they won’t and you just end up following tons of accounts you don’t actually like or want to engage with. For example I don’t follow someone back if I don’t like their content or it isn’t similar with mine. I will follow them back if I do love their content and if they aren’t following me I don’t expect them to follow back and vice versa.
4. Don’t play the follow/unfollow game
Recently I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers and influencers playing the follow/unfollow game and it just doesn’t make you look good in the industry at all. The follow/unfollow game for anyone who doesn’t know is where someone will follow someone else just to get a follow back to then unfollow them, doing this makes your account appear to have tons of followers but also it is just unfair and will build a bad rep with your followers and most of them will unfollow you back anyway, I really wouldn’t advise using this to grow your account no matter how many ‘influencers’ tell you that you should.
5. Use occasional hashtags
I find that using hashtags, especially ones that are trending can be really good for account growth, it all just depends on how you’re using the hashtag and how many you are using. I would only recommend using 1 or a maximum or 2 per tweet as you don’t want to look spammy and overload your followers. Using just one relevant tweet can get it a lot of exposure if used correctly!
6. Follow daily thread accounts
I’ve just started following quite a few thread accounts, pushing my content onto them. Most of my blog views come from twitter threads so they are good for getting exposure to your content! If you have a blog you can follow blog threads and post links to your blog or latest post and there are also instagram, facebook, pinterest and bloglovin threads where you can post your links there too. I definitely recommend getting your content seen this way and you often get responses from similar accounts to you therefore more people for you to connect with!
7. Post tweets daily
I always try to post at least 2 or 3 tweets daily and usually I don’t ever go a day without posting. If I do usually I’m taking a social media free day. Posting often gives your account more chance of being seen from people liking and retweeting your tweets which their followers will see. However don’t just post for the sake of posting as it comes across as spammy and people might unfollow you if you post far too much that doesn’t make sense.
I keep my tweets fairly blog related but I do retweet things and post quotes to there too and just some daily thoughts. Try posting a tweet with a question too that will get more exposure and connection from your followers and you’ll develop some relationships! Try to also retweet other peoples tweets aswell as posting your own, I always try to retweet at least 3 others peoples tweet
8. Schedule a bunch of tweets for when you’re busy
I think this tip is really useful for full time workers like myself. Once you get busy with your 9-5 it’s easy to forget to tweet during the day, once I go back to work I’m going to dedicate around 10-15 minutes in my break or my days off to schedule tweets. Then even once I’m back at work I’m still appearing active on my twitter account.
Inactivity will usually make your account dip in followers and people seem to lose interest fairly quickly and may forget about your account, so scheduling tweets is a life saver! And there are my 8 tips on how to grow your twitter account, I’ve been trying to keep up with these daily and they seem to have worked wonders for me with growing and I am absolutely loving being in the community on twitter. I hope these helpful tips work for you and feel free to send me a DM here if you have any questions!
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