How to Get Twitter Followers Instantly Free

Before I start here, keep in mind that Twitter is different than any other social media like Facebook

You don’t need permission to join someone and nobody cares if you unfollow someone (if someone unfollows you, don’t take it personally)

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Having said that, I did not give any attention to Twitter and I didn’t realize until recently how amazing Twitter as a social media platform to drive a lot of traffic to your blog

Not only that but it is the best tool to establish a strong relationships with Influencers  in your niche

I will list now the most essential things on how to get Twitter followers instantly free

Name and Twitter Handle

Write your real name, I don’t see any other reason not to do that unless you are representing a company

For Twitter handle I suggest you choose a handle that is easy to remember either your domain name or your product

Twitter Avatar

I hate it when I see the egg shape, on one likes talking to eggs, choose an image of yourself or your website logo (Favicon)

Twitter Profile Header

Choose a header with your brand or slogan written on, I prefer a light background so text can show up
If you are tweeting how busy you're not busy. (KristinCav) Click To Tweet
To design your Twitter header, I recommend a mobile app tool called WordSwag available on both iPhone and Android

Download and open this app and make sure you select Twitter head, try it please as with the free version you can still do a lot of designs

Twitter Bio

Write what you really have to offer if someone followed you and use as many Hashtags as possible

For example, you can write something like Teaching #bloggingTips and #SEO..etc

I did not complete it as this is a sample to give you an idea of what to write, you have 160 characters to use

Pinned Tweets

Few twitter users go and check your profile for latest tweets so make sure to pin your best tweets to the top of your profile

These tweets get a lot more attention from visitors to your profile

This is how to pin a tweet (preferably your best own tweets)

  1. Go to Twitter Profile Page.
  2. Select your best tweets
  3. Click on the single arrow pointing downwards on mobile phones or 3 dots (desktop)
  4. Select Pin to your profile as shown below
  5. That’s it, your tweet will appear on top of your page

twitter tips on how to pin to your profile

Ask for retweets

Yes, try it, if you include “please retweet” you will get 4x more retweets

Include Images in Your Tweets

According to Buffer research that including images in your tweets increases that tweets by 18%

Tweet Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Forget about your niche, everyone likes to be motivated and inspired, these tweets can get spread quickly, helping your getting more followers

Provide Value

What you should tweet?, how often should you tweet? when and how can you manage all that without wasting your time all day on Twitter

Keep on mind that the average lifespan of any tweet is 8 to 20 minutes

So you have to tweet a lot, one tweet per day is not enough

When you start tweeting, you manage to tweet one tweet with one of your blog posts against 5 or 6 tweets from your influencers’

Smart idea is to combine 2 activities together, meaning get the curated content from Triberr and feed it to your connected Twitter account on Triberr queue
Twitter is not a technology. (@charleneli) Click To Tweet
Also this will help you in other way as with Triberr the more you tweet other bloggers’ content, the more Triberr will display your blog posts to other members to share it on Twitter so it is a win-win-win scenario

Send Instant Messages to Your New Twitter Followers

I know this is possible through an app called Zapier which specializes in all different kind of integrations (connecting 2 apps together and carry actions when an event happens)

2 social media tools can do that, SocialOopmh and Crowdfire

Where with Crowdfire you can autoreply specify some messages and it will auto reply randomly by picking one message

Join Twitter Chat

Sometimes is called Twitter party or tweet chat where a group of Twitter users chat about the same topic around specific hashtag (a # sign before word) that can be followed on Twitter

To join Twitter chat, go to sites called and and look for hashtags that interest you

To listen to a hashtag, you can click on this specific hashtag on your Twitter app on mobile phone or from Twitter website (from desktop browser)

Or you can search for specific hashtag by typing #hashtag (replace the word hashtag with the word you want to check)

From Twitter you can get distracted by the long thread so there are specific sites that can help you follow the chat easily and participate like

Also you can use your Twitter client Tweetdeck

Now to participate in Twitter chat, go to one of the above mentioned sites, let’s say Tweetchat

Type your hashtag word without the # sign and click on GO (let’s say you type webhosting)

It took me sometime to realize this after navigating through the menu where I found rooms representing the current chat

If there is a current chat happening now for this hashtag, you will be connected to the chat right away, otherwise you will get a list of all tweets used that hashtag

The good thing about participating in any tweet chat is that it is an easy way on how to get Twitter followers instantly free

Also you get to know how Influencers in your niche think and react

Use Hashtags (Carefully)

Don’t bombard your tweet with bunch of hashtags, I always tend to keep it between 2 and 3 hashtags

This is physiological, I don’t feel comfortable for a tweet with twenty hashtags, you can do that in Instagram but Twitter is different

I maybe wrong but this is my opinion and you will find that all twitter marketers say the same thing

So keeping hashtags to minimum will help your tweets get tweeted and so more followers

Use Twitter Cards

Twitter cards are type of layout of how you want your page/post be shown when someone shares it on Twitter

Currently there are 4 types of cards which are “summary”, “summary_large_image”, “app”, or “player”.

To display the type of card when your post/page gets shared on Twitter, you have to add certain HTML to the head section

Don’t be afraid, of course if you are using WordPress as your blogging platform (I assume you do) then I also assume you have Yoast SEO as your plugin (consider to check my post on what to do after installing your WordPress)

Technically Yoast SEO plugin comes with 2 types of cards (Summary and Summary_large_image) and all you have to do is go under Twitter tab and select your preferred type of card

Setup Twitter card using yoast seo plugin

I will leave you to read more about it under Twitter site

Track and Create Lists

You can create a list yourself to sort people according to their interests, for example let’say you noticed that few of your Influencers started tweeting certain tweets covering certain topic while other group tweeting different kind of topic

You can tweet to both lists based on what each likes and definitely this can increase your tweets getting tweeted and good chance for more followers

You can also sign up to lists you are interested in and already created by other people

To be able to find these lists, you have to check someone’s profile and click on the list button then switch to “member of” to see the lists they are member of

You can also use a tool like HootSuite to help you track these people on these lists

Connect with your audience

Best way to connect with your audience is to share their tweets with a mention (a mention is an @ sign followed by the twitter username)

Doing this will notify them that you tweeted their tweets

I always do it for users I really want someone to follow me as nobody can resist that you are doing favor for him/her by sharing their tweets

You can also use the tactics here from my friend Simon Zaku on How to make popular bloggers follow you on Twitter

Unfollow some on Twitter

I know you may think that I am acting harsh but I am not

Twitter is a platform where connect with your followers to provide them with values, connecting with Influencers in your niche to feed your followers with news and updates

Also building long term relationship with bloggers, who knows maybe on Twitter you can establish a very successful joint venture agreement

But with following too many accounts is you weaken those relationships and increase the gap between you and your followers.

But how to know your followers? and how to get engaged with top tweeters and influencers

Very simple, there is a tool called to help you do all of the above and you can know when someone unfollows you on Twitter

Also you can schedule your tweets to get published at the best time for your followers

Another powerful Twitter plugin tool is called RoboTwity to help you unfollow accounts based on a smart filter you specify and also helps you follow the right accounts

The Perfect Way to Content Curation

For sure you need an endless stream of very good content to feed to your Twitter account on Autopilot

I use Buffer as my preferred tool, but question is where you can get this content

You have to be a good reader who reads and follows trusted Influencers that provide great contents, site like Feedly can help you collect great content for your Twitter account

Also don’t forget the importance of your own content as you don’t want to drive traffic to other bloggers’ content all the time as you will not get visitors to your own blog

And don’t do the mistake of tweeting your own blog posts once, if you remember what I mentioned above that single tweet gets buried within 8 to 20 minutes

Reposting your own content through buffer multiple times will help driving traffic to your site

A tool like Twiends will help you grow your Twitter followers for free, go ahead and give it a try

To summarize the above, I created this Infographics below for you

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One Comment

  1. Great tips. I love Twitter (@stephsteb)!

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