Have a good avatar
Take a Great photo showing your face. Ensure that your photo is uploaded on your twitter profile because this will cause more trust. Anyone without a photo, might indicate that you are a newbie or a spanner. So put on your best smile and be proud of your picture!
Communicate in Peak hours
The more you can communicate in Peak hours, the more likely you are to have more coverage of your tweets. If you are trying to promote your product or business, then tweet in the morning, at lunch time and again in the evening. This also ensures you do not miss someone in a different time zone.
Create an interesting Profile Bio
Create an interesting bio. This is one of the most important things that potential followers will review. Tell everyone what you do, who you are. Give yourself a good slogan or tagline. Tell people where you are from. A Twitter Bio can only contain 160 characters so make sure yours stands out. Consider creating a custom About page on your blog and linking to it on Twitter. Then, when the prospective follower clicks on that link, they will find a page you have created just for them.
Send messages to very popular users
If you sent @ messages to very popular users or celebrities, there is a slight chance that they might re-tweet your comment, or even better, they might follow you back, which will give you a grand opportunity to get even more followers!!
Ask interesting questions
Interesting questions get followers interested in you, and causes a response. Reply to others publicly. Not only will you look like you are helping promote the person who has messaged you, but you are bringing more attention to your response to the question or message.
Link to interesting sites
People love to be inspired and entertained. Tweet about interesting and valuable content. This is ultimately important, if you are wanting to get your tweets re-tweeted. Show people helpful resources and share a lot of links. Make your followers crave your tweets and information! They will create more followers for you, just by re-tweeting your links and info.
Develop a niche
Develop a Niche that interests you and that you feel comfortable and excited talking about. This will reflect in your tweets and information and you can connect with other people who have the same niche or even gain some knowledge from them.
Send out repeat tweets
Re-tweets are the only way to get noticed by people who don’t follow you. Therefore, you must make it easy for your followers to re-tweet you. Keep your tweets short enough for people to add the RT symbol and your username. Also, sending out your tweets again, will gain you more coverage, in case your followers missed it previously.
Link and re-tweet other peoples posts. The more you link up to other people, the more you will be rewarded and people will do the same for you. You need followers, so show people that you are worthy of being followed.
People love images and pictures. Post pictures often and keep them interesting.
Link your social accounts
You can reach more followers by linking your social accounts. Some people prefer different social accounts and by linking your accounts, not only are you reaching those people, but you are getting your message across quicker by posting it on one platform…So if you post on your Twitter Account, it will show on the other social accounts you have linked up, automatically.
Use Hash tags
Hash tags make your posts categorized which will also bring in new followers. As people are looking up something or researching certain topics, they are pointed in the direction of Hash tags put onto the posts.
Follow those who follow you
Follow the people that follow you. That way, their followers will see you, and will hopefully want to follow you as well. Plus, it is just polite to follow those and help promote their posts or businesses too. Follow your followers followers as well…the more coverage you get, the more popular you will become!
Follow those with similar interests
Following someone with similar interests will give you posts to look forward to. You will have something in common, and they will find some snippets of advice and knowledge in your posts. More follows will extend your influence and if you ave something important to say or to promote, you will get heard.
Avoid to much advertising
Promote your blog posts on Twitter but avoid over promoting your products and business. If you promote too much, you will give the impression that you are a spamming people and you might lose potential followers or even existing ones. For every 20 tweets you do, then allow yourself 1 promotional tweet. People do not want products & services shoved in their faces all day.
Unfollow people that don’t follow you back
You can tell is someone is a Spammer, because they will have over 1000 people that they follow, but will have a lot less followers themselves. Their account will be on automatic follow, so check this when following someone. Go through your Follow lists from time to time and unfollow anyone that is not following you back…unless they are a celebrity of course.
Do NOT pay for followers
Firstly , it is embarrassing to have to pay for attention of followers. It is like trying to buy love, and secondly, not all are guaranteed to work. Many are Fake Bot accounts so is it worth it in the popularity contest?
Twitter is definitely an easy place to get your name, your ideas, your values and products out there. The more you tweet, get followers and put up interesting content, the more like you are going to be able to become popular. The Higher your followers, the more people will flock to you, because they will assume you have value to share.
Feel free to add any advice or comments
From Brainy Chica