Twitter Tips - Get Followers

by Dawn Fotopulos on April 30, 2010

Twitter Marketing: How to be Follow-Worthy on Twitter

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Here’s an article on Small Business eMarketing Twitter Tips designed to Drive Traffic to your website. It comes from Donna Gunter, a online web strategist who has great Twitter Tips for you.

I often get asked the question, “How do I get more followers on Twitter?” Many of my clients want to pay a sum of money for the latest scheme to get them 10,000 new followers in 24 hours or some such nonsense as that.

Below are tons of twitter tips to help you make better use of your time and resources.

Gain right perspective on emarketing twitter tips:

*It’s not the number of followers that counts, it’s the quality in the numbers that really matters.

*For example, 10,000 followers who are not members of your target market are fairly useless to you.

*Of much greater value would be a smaller list of 1000 followers who are all members of your target market.

Online social networking is not that different from face-to-face networking. Some basic networking principles still apply, regardless of the platform.

*To be interesting, you have to be interested (in others).
*Try to be a resource and give first before asking for anything.

I don’t enjoy wasting time on chit-chat with my followers. It’s not my style. Perhaps I lose some major networking points because of this. I will, however, often comment on something personal or add to a discussion.

What I do well is educate and provide useful information that people want and need. That’s the strategy I use in my social networking.

Other twitter tips:

*I pay attention to only a small select group of people on Twitter.

*Only those resources that consistently provide me with great information to use in my business get my attention.

*Often, I’ll retweet the same information to my followers.

It's probably taken me longer to build a following than someone who spends more time on this than I do. In the long run, you have to determine what works best for you.

The best twitter tip I can give you is this:

You have to set a finite amount of time each day to devote to social networking so that it doesn’t become all-consuming.

Here are the 7 ways you can become follow-worthy on Twitter:

1. Distribute your ezine. My ezine is chock-full of useful info each week, and it’s connected to both Facebook and Twitter. So, every time I publish an issue, all my Facebook and Twitter followers receive it.

2. Distribute blog posts. My blog is also connected to both Facebook and Twitter, so every time a post is made, all my Facebook and Twitter followers receive it. My more popular articles will be retweeted at least 10 times by different followers on my list because they felt the content was valuable for their network.

3. Distribute your articles. My account is connected to Twitter, so every time they accept an article for publication, it goes out to my Twitter and Facebook followers.

4. Retweet the posts of others. I’m regularly retweeting the posts of people I follow that I find useful and think that my followers will find useful as well. In fact, I am regularly cited as someone to follow because I provide great information to my followers.

5. Create a tips hashtag campaign. I’ve got a tips series that I publish on Twitter where I regularly publish tips on traffic generation for my followers. Many of these have been retweeted over time.

6. Comment on other people’s posts. If I have something pertient to add, I’ll comment or reply to a small number of posts each week.

7. Be interested in your followers. Ask and answer questions, make referrals, take suggestions, provide support, and do many of the thing you would normally do if you were in a room of people.

The best small business emarketing twitter tip is to use your information and knowledge to build your following on Twitter. Your followers will pass your useful information to their networks, and slowly but surely, your number of followers will increase.

Online Business Coach and Internet Marketing Strategist Donna Gunter helps baby boomers create profitable online businesses that they love. Would you like to learn the specific Internet marketing strategies that get results? Discover how to increase your visibility and get found online by claiming your FREE gift, TurboCharge Your Online Marketing Toolkit, at ==>



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