Sharing a lot of great links is the best way to get more Twitter followers.
Getting more Twitter followers is difficult when you are just getting started. I struggled to gain Twitter followers when I first created my account. It was so difficult in fact, that I became a Twitter naysayer. It wasn’t working for me.
About a year ago, I got serious about Twitter and have grown my twitter account from 100 followers to over 1300. Along the way, I tried a lot of different strategies. I even bought into the “follow back” movement. After a lot of trial and error, I’ve found that sharing a lot of relevant links is the best way to connect with more people who do what you do and love what you love.
Engagement isn’t the secret ingredient you need to get more Twitter followers.
There was a time when I was spending 2+ hours a day on Twitter “Engaging”. I was searching and then butting into relevant conversations, I manually replied to every new follower, and I spent a ton of time trying to be helpful. This worked to a point, but it was slow going.
It wasn’t until I started using Buffer App that I really started to get followers. Buffer App made it possible for me share every great article I read, and post throughout the day. Since I started using Buffer App, I’ve gone from 600 followers to over 1300 since I started using the app.
As it turns out, my experience with sharing tons of great links proves to be the case for most tweeters. During the Inbound Science webinar, hosted by Hubspot and Hootsuite, they confirmed that indeed the top tweeters don’t spend much time engaging. They spend their time finding, curating, and tweeting great links.
If you are struggling to get more Twitter followers, download Buffer App (or use Hootsuite’s hootlet) to share great posts, articles, and resources.
Of course you still need to be a human. I and many of the top tweeters who have thousands more followers than I do, still reply and engage in relevant conversations. It is just now, I am more intentional about the conversations I participate in and the people I reply to.
Not only have I gotten more followers by sharing tons of great links, I get many more followers who share my interests and passions. Links are like honey. The more of them you share, the more people are going to take notice and want to follow you.
As a caveat, make sure these links aren’t all self-serving. “Hey look at me!” isn’t a very good strategy. Remember, be a human. Share relevant links that you find interesting or that have added value to your life in some way. The followers will, well, follow.