Let’s face it: You want more Twitter followers.
We can talk about how the quality of your followers is more important than the quantity—but the truth is, without a decent following, people are less likely to follow or trust you. When looking at your Twitter profile for the first time, people look at the size of your network to judge whether to follow you or not. And if you’re a social media marketer, your boss might even be using social media followers as a KPI.
Social media is about relationships—this is true—but it’s hard to justify having a social presence if you have a small network.
So, how do you increase your number of followers? And more importantly, how do you get more Twitter followers without turning people off?
Here are some tips on how to grow your network without looking like a jerk:
Complete your profile and add a photo. Personally, I never follow people with an egg as their profile photo. I also find it hard to gauge if a person is follow-worthy if their bio is empty. Get these basics covered. Also consider adding a cool cover photo and including your location. These things will help convince people that you’re worth following.