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How To Get Followers On Twitter

Posted by Gary Henderson on Nov 20, 2022 7:44:07 PM

It's no easy task to get people to follow you online.

Building an online presence and social media following is harder than ever before. Especially, now that 4.65 billion people around the world have some form of social media.

Out of the top social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Tik Tok, Pinterest, and YouTube, Twitter is said to be one of the easiest social media platforms to grow a following from zero to thousands of new followers fast.

Did you know the average Twitter user only has 707 followers and 391 million Twitter accounts have NO followers at all?

Since the most recent purchase of Twitter for $44 billion by the world's richest man, Elon Musk there's more opportunity than ever.

The buzz around Twitter is so hot it's causing people to flock to the social media channel. The sudden shift in the Twitter ecosystem is giving creators and Twitter users even more of an advantage to be seen and heard across the social platform. 

According to recent data, there are approximately 217 million active users on Twitter, and user rates are steadily increasing.

Regardless of why you need more Twitter followers, there's no better time than now to build a Twitter following.

Continue reading to learn how to get more followers on Twitter today. More importantly, this blog post will teach you how to consistently attract new followers at an affordable rate that doesn't require a ton of time, money, and energy.

How To Get Followers On Twitter Fast

  1. Build an interesting Twitter profile 
  2. Tweet every day

  3. Join Twitter communities

  4. Use Social Connector to connect with your community

  5. Don't be afraid of visuals (photos, memes, etc.)

  6. Talk using Twitter spaces

  7. Add hashtags to your tweets

7 Tips To Get More Followers On Twitter

Incorporate these Twitter tips into your social media strategy to get followers on Twitter FAST!


7 Tips To Get More Followers On Twitter Fast

1. Build An Interesting Twitter Profile

When someone visits your Twitter profile what do you want them to see? How do you want them to feel?

Within seconds of hitting your Twitter profile, a person knows if they're interested or not.

Your Twitter page will be a quick turn-on or a huge turn-off. This is why building out a Twitter profile that correctly represents you and/or your brand is crucial to your number of followers.

When someone visits your Twitter profile, you want your photos, bio, and Twitter feed to give a good sense of who you are and what you have to offer.

After researching Twitter profiles and looking at thousands of Twitter accounts, we found the best Twitter profiles have: 

  • An interesting bio

  • Good photos that represent who they are (including pfp (profile picture) and banner photo)

  • A pinned tweet at the top of their profile to share more in-depth information about who they are, what they do, or how they can help

  • Use relative @s (@YouTubeCreators@TwitterOfficialPartner) to give more sense of what they do 

  • Tag 1-2 major influencers or brands in their bio to build authority

Do you need a little Twitter inspiration to get started?

Here are three great Twitter profile examples to give you an idea of what a Twitter profile looks like.

3 Twitter Profile Examples

1. Barack Obama (the most followed Twitter account)

We have to start out with the Twitter account that has the most followers on Twitter. According to recent data, former President Barack Obama has the most followers on Twitter with over 133.5M Followers

Take a look at the screenshot below of how @BarackObama, the #1 most followed Twitter account built out his profile.   

Barack Obama the largest twitter account on Twitter


2. Elon Musk (the new and current owner of Twitter)

@elonmusk uses his Twitter profile to frequently switch between the different products, companies, or ideas he's into at that moment.

Here's an example when Elon Musk uses his Twitter page to sell the finest perfume on Earth. 

Elon Musk Twitter

He also ensures his tweets and Twitter content is directly related to his Twitter bio and photos. 

Just look at the hilarious Tweet he sent that asks everyone to buy his perfume so he can buy Twitter. 😂

Now, let's take a slight turn in industries and take a pit stop at the popular fast-food restaurant Wendy's.

3. Wendy's

@Wendy's Twitter profile is known for its firey personality and hilarious comebacks.

Everything about Wendy's Twitter profile is a direct representation of the popular fast food restaurant. Even the 444 Twitter accounts they follow represent an interesting fact about Wendy's.

if you get bored and need a laugh, read some of their hilarious comments.

Wendys twitter profile

No Twitter profile is right or wrong.

A great Twitter profile has everything to do with your message, how you stand out, and what makes you relevant to your audience.

2. Tweet Every Day 

There are many different theories for how much you should tweet.

It's generally recommended that Twitter users tweet an average of 1 to 50+ times every day.

We found it's best to aim for one main tweet daily. 

When thinking of what type of content to create for Twitter, you can Tweet anything from one-word thoughts to videos, 30-second audiograms, infographics, blogs (that you turn into a thread), short-form or long-form content, shocking statistics, GIFs, memes, etc.

Stop posting plain old boring text and regularly switch it up by posting different formats and types of tweets. Switch it up by asking an interesting question, sharing a funny meme, or by retweeting someone else's content. 

This is the time to show your personality and show what makes you stand out from everyone else. 

According to Twitter, the best-performing tweets:

  • Make clear call-to-actions
  • Contain 1-2 hashtags (3 MAX)

  • Are conversational or controversial 

  • Ask questions and use polls
  • Are short and sweet (Tweets under 140 characters still perform best)

  • Use visual content, especially video

  • incorporate relevant tweets and timely events

  • Respond to current events and trending conversations

3. Engage With Other Twitter Communities

One of the best ways to organically grow your Twitter following is to get conversational and get involved in different communities.

The way the Twitter algorithm works is it shows your tweets to the people you interact with.

The more you engage with other Twitter users the more the algorithm will push your content in front of new users in the feed. 

How To Build Engagement On Twitter:

  • Respond to all comments and to anyone who engages with your content
  • Bring new insight or perspective to conversations

  • Talk as much as you can 

  • Look for Twitter accounts and communities that have higher follower counts and like, comment, and retweet their content on a regular basis
  • Find ways to solve problems and offer help

  • Comment thoughtfully on tweets--don't be a robot and post the same thing over and over

  • Retweet content that your audience will find interesting 

  • Like tweets you find interesting

    • ⚠️ Warning ⚠️ Every post you like on Twitter is public for everyone to see. Anyone who views your profile can scroll to the 'Likes' section on your Twitter profile and see every tweet you've ever liked.

  • Reach out through DM's to see how you can be valuable (but don't ask for anything)
  • Be a resource

  • If someone asks a question, answer it. 

The goal is to have interesting conversations with people related to your brand, niche, or topic of interest and find ways to add value anytime you comment, message, or engage with someone else on Twitter. 

For example, retweeting one of our community members' tweets helps my and @Tribe community grow simultaneously. 

4. Connect With Your Community Using

You may not know it, but you already have a community on Twitter. 

Whether your community is super small or thousands/millions of people, allows you to connect with your community on Twitter. 

When your audience sees your tweets on Twitter you can reward or incentivize them to engage in your content.

You can reward your community for liking, commenting, and retweeting your tweets. This puts your message in front of your audience at the right time.

We call that the #R3MAT Method: The right message to the right person at the right time.

R3MAT - the right message to the right audience at the right time

To get a better idea of how Social Connector works, take a look at how @GaryLHenerderson uses Social Connector to get his community to perform a certain action on Twitter.

In the Tweet below, Gary uses Social Connector and $GARY COIN to incentivize his community and Twitter followers to attend a Twitter Spaces. The first 25 people who spend five minutes listening to that Twitter Spaces will get $GARY COIN airdropped into their crypto wallets. 

This is free money delivered right to your digital wallet that you can spend however you want.

Who doesn't want free money delivered to their crypto wallet?

So, why do you need Social Connector?  With you can:

  • easily monitor your tweets

  • incentivize your audience to perform the right action(s) when engaging in your tweets

  • reward your community members for taking the right action

5. Add More Visuals To Your Content

Wondering what to post on Twitter? What type of content performs best on Twitter? Which type of content gets the most Twitter engagement? 

One of the most important factors in growing a following on Twitter (or any social media network) is understanding what type of content performs best for that specific platform. 

Surprisingly, even though Twitter is known for its quirky texts and emojis, one of the best types of content to post on Twitter is visuals. 

According to Twitter, 97% of people focus on visuals.

One of the coolest parts about using visuals (memes, quotes, images, videos) in your Twitter feed is visual content doesn't count toward Twitter's 280-character limit.

That means you have more space to say what you need, add hashtags, tag people, etc. Even though there is room to add more that doesn't mean you should overdo it. 

When creating content for Twitter use visual content like:

  • Images

  • Videos

  • Memes

  • GIFs

  • Infographics

  • Graphic quotes

If you decide to use videos on Twitter, it's essential to keep videos short, engaging, and to the point.

The ideal length for a video on Twitter is 15 seconds or less. 

Studies show it takes ten seconds for viewers to decide whether they want to watch the rest of a video. It is even more critical to captivate your audience's attention and get them hooked in the first few seconds of your video.

We included a few Twitter video examples to help get you inspired by some of the best in the business like Rare Beauty, Herschel Supply, and Boxed Water.

The best Twitter video ad examples

Pro Tip: Take pieces of your audio content from Twitter spaces and repurpose them into audiograms or short videos for YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram Reels.

⭐ Related Post: What are the best photo editing apps for Instagram?

6. Join Twitter Spaces

Twitter Spaces: How To Use Twitter Spaces To Get More Followers

What is Twitter Spaces? Twitter spaces is a way to have live audio conversations on Twitter.

Any Twitter user can choose to host a Twitter space or join a live Twitter space to have conversations with other like-minded creators, brands, and business owners on a vast array of topics like Web 3.0, NFTs (non-fungible tokens), gaming, motivation, trending or world news, fashion, business, food, etc.

To find Twitter spaces, simply look at the top of your Twitter feed.

If there is more than one Twitter space live at once, swipe to the right to find more Twitter spaces hosted by people you already follow.

where to find twitter spaces

Twitter spaces are a great place to connect with new people on Twitter, gain new followers, and host interviews, debates, or even weekly meetups with your online community.

Take a look at the image below to see a Twitter space where we hosted a weekly meetup with our community.

When participating in Twitter spaces, it's common to gain a number of new Twitter followers simply by joining, talking, and sharing ideas in the space.

There's just something about connecting with people through social audio that is super powerful and quickly deepens relationships faster than before.

7. Add Hashtags To Your Tweets

Hashtags give your Tweets more discoverability.

It's best recommended that Twitter users include 1-2 hashtags (3 MAX) in their tweets.

Keep in mind that when users add too many hashtags to one tweet, it starts to look spammy, which is a big turn-off for users. 

🚫 Before you go we must address this question! 🚫 

Should I buy Twitter followers?

Should You Buy Twitter Followers? 

This is a popular question that twenty thousand people asked Google in the last 30 days. 8.8k people asked Google in the United States alone wondered if they should buy Twitter followers as you can see in the image below.


buy twitter followers

If we're being honest most of us have probably questioned if we should buy followers for some social media platform whether that be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or TikTok.

It's hard not to compare or want more followers when you see a Twitter account or Instagram account with millions of followers.

But, is buying followers worth it? Should you actually buy Twitter followers? 

The short answer is no.

When you buy Twitter followers you're likely buying bots. Bots aren't going to become loyal followers or buy your products and services. 

Some creators and businesses have found that after paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for Twitter followers they start losing followers as soon as the next day.

Instead of worrying if your followers are going to disappear build your Twitter following authentically. 

Final Thoughts + Resources

It can be hard to grow a following on social media whether that's on YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, or TikTok.

The tips in this blog will help you get new followers on Twitter and build a loyal tight-niche following of people who will consistently show up and engage in your social media content.

Remember, there is no one size fits all social media strategy. 

The trick is not to get discouraged and stay consistent in whatever you do. Be patient with the process and test new social media strategies until you find a system that works best for you.

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