3 Strategies + 3 Free Combo Twitter Tools for Increasing Your Twitter Following: For Bloggers and Marketers With Little or No Budget

We all know that Twitter is the new social networking phenomenon that has exploded onto the scene in a very short amount of time. Since it has become so successful, it has developed a major following for both the casual web surfer and businesses because of its potential to reach millions of people so easily. The concept of Twitter is very easy to understand, and even simpler to use. Create a profile, say interesting things, and get followers. Not only has it become such a fun website to use, but it has also become such a valuable tool.

Having followers on Twitter allows any person to reach out to a target audience that chooses to listen to them. There is no better way to build a fan base for yourself, your music, or even your products. However such a powerful tool also can create some issues. There is one thing on everyone’s mind when using Twitter – How to get more followers on Twitter. Well there are good ways to answer that.

Like any other top social networking site, everyday people who have a large Twitter following and know how to market on that social media platform, make sales on Twitter. Have you ever wanted to get more followers on Twitter but never knew how? Then this post is specially written for you – you’re about to discover how to add up to 2,000 new Twitter followers within the next 30 days using 3 very simple Twitter strategies with absolutely free tools.

Social networking with Twitter begins with getting followers and knowing how to effectively generate attention and get sales on Twitter. There have been people who ask about buying Twitter followers but why would you do that when you can get the best followers for free?

Now let’s jump into the 3 strategies to help you get more targeted followers using a combination of 3 free tools.

Twitter Strategy #1: Unfollow People Who Do Not Follow You Back

Use this tool: JustUnfollow.Com: This free service shows a list of people who are not following you back and, it gives you an “unfollow” option beside their names so that you can click to “unfollow” one by one – it’s very fast though.

This Twitter tool also displays the people following you that you are not following back – and you can follow them back. Do you know that people tend to follow who their friends are following? So you’ll score some more followers by following back your followers.

But why should you unfollow people on Twitter?
Reason #1: Twitter has a Following-to- Followers limit which would only allow you to add more followers after you’ve got a certain number of follow-back. Therefore unfollowing those who do not follow you will create room to follow others who are willing to follow you back. Twitter will allow you to follow up to 100 people per day if you have less than or 2000 followers. After that Twitter will allow you to follow only 10% of the number of your present followers.

Reason #2: Communication is a two-way thing and if you are following someone and that person is not following you back, then he/she is the only one ‘talking’ to you while he/she would not ‘see’ your tweets. If you want to communicate to the people you add, then there’s need for mutual follow-back.

Two Main Categories of People You May Want To Unfollow

1. Non-Followers: These are the people you follow on Twitter but they are not following you back. You can unfollow your non-followers every 7 to 10 days, after a “Twitter Follow campaign”. That way, the people you followed a few days back, would have had a chance to follow back.

2. Inactive Followers: These are your followers who have not used Twitter in the past X months (typically 3 to 6 months is a good guide). You can do a spring cleaning of your Twitter account, say, once every month, or as you desire.

Twitter Strategy #2: Follow and Expect A Follow Back

Twitter Tool: TweetAttack (Free Edition) Use this tool to Add new followers/ friends. To maximize its usage, Tweetattacks has a PDF users’ guide you can refer to whenever you like. However, it’s intuitive and easy to figure out.

How do I know the Right Person to Follow on Twitter? To maximize the potentials of this tool, find someone or someone of influence in your blog niche and follow some of their followers or people they are following.

With the TweetAttacks free version, you can follow:

• Other people’s followers – you’ll have to enter the Twitter ID (beginning with “@”) of the person you want to follow their followers.

• People that someone else is following – you’ll have to enter the Twitter ID of the person you want to follow the people he/she is following.

• A random list of people on Twitter – you’ll need to first have the list on a notepad and then upload it to TweetAttacks.

TWITTER FOLLOWING HINT:

• If you have less than 2,000 Twitter followers, you can follow 50-100 people daily. TweetAttacks will automatically ensure you do not go above the Twitter approved limit. After you hit 2,000 followers, the tool will also ensure you follow within the 10% follower limit restriction by Twitter.

Twitter Strategy #3: Send A Welcome Direct Message to Every New Follower

Twitter Tool: SocialOomph.Com With this tool, what you do is write a welcome Direct Message (DM) and SocialOomph will send it to your new followers. People actually read those messages and some of them will take the action that you want them to take. Sending a welcome Direct Message is good social media etiquette. This could be quite time consuming if you were to do it all yourself, but with this tool, you can auto-follow anyone who follows you.

All you have to do is set it up once and forget about it. You only go back to it if you wish to change your welcome message. This step is optional, but for me, I use it and I get awesome results. Quite often,  I get new Facebook friend requesters who say that they came from my Twitter page, after reading my direct message to them.

Some people put a link to their Free eBook on their welcome message to new Twitter followers. I personally tend to ignore people who send me a direct message with a link to a free product.

What I do in my Direct Messages is direct them to somewhere safe, for example, I ask them to add me as a friend on Facebook and that’s where I’m able to communicate with them and build a relationship with them.

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Etieno Etuk

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