Do you want to drastically increase your following on Twitter? What if I told you that you could gain 75-100 new Twitter followers everyday for free? Even better, these new followers would be highly targeted and active. In this post we will discuss how authors can gain thousands of new Twitter followers with Tweepi, a Twitter tool designed specifically to help you grow your following. Growing your Twitter audience is a crucial step for all authors. Doing so will help you to sell more books, land opportunities and make new connections. By the end of this post you will know a proven strategy that will help you gain at least one thousand new followers per month. The best part is that this strategy should not take you longer than 20 minutes per day! http://www.slideshare.net/EditionGuard/how-authors-can-gain-thousands-of-new-twitter-followers-with-tweepi
Getting StartedTo get started, you will need the following:
- An active Twitter account
- A Tweepi account
- 10-20 minutes per day
- A list of 25 Twitter accounts similar to yours
- Start with your favorite related accounts that you follow
- Search topics related to your target audience on Twitter and find the top Twitter accounts related to this search
- Look through your current follower list for potential accounts
How to Start Gaining Thousands of New Twitter FollowersSo, you have your Twitter and Tweepi accounts set up and your list of 25+ Twitter accounts is complete. Now it is time to start gaining followers! Start by logging into your Tweepi account and then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on “Follow Followers” or “Follow Friends”Follow Followers: Follow new users who are following the account you specify Follow Friends: Follow new users that the account you specify is following
Step 2: Enter the First Twitter Handle from Your ListRemember that list of Twitter accounts you created? It is time to put those to good use. Start by entering the first account on your list.
Step 3: Enter Your FiltersIt is important that you set up filters to help you find the best people to follow. Some of the important filters to include are:
- Must have a profile image
- Must have a completed bio
- Tweeted recently
- Someone you are not already following
Step 4: Follow All Users Who Are ListedNow comes the exciting part! Well, it can actually be a little boring. The next step is following all of the Twitter users who match your criteria. When you click “follow”, Tweepi will automatically scroll to the next person. This means that all you have to do is keep clicking to quickly follow hundreds of users. Warning: Do not rapidly click follow. Doing so will result in Twitter suspending your account. Stick to a rhythm of about 1 click per second to make sure you avoid a Twitter suspension.
Step 5: Repeat Until You Have Followed at Least 350 PeopleTwitter allows you to follow up to 1,000 new people each day. The more people you follow, the more new followers you will gain. Try to follow at least 350 people per day to ensure a solid stream of new followers.
How to Manage Your Follower to Following RatioAs you begin to follow hundreds of new Twitter followers every week, you will notice that not all of the users will follow you back. This is completely normal, but you will want to manage how many people you are following so your follower to following ratio does not get out of control. Failing to do so can result in your account not being able to follow any additional people. Spend 3 to 5 minutes every day unfollowing the people on Twitter who do not follow you back.
Step 1: Click on “You Follow”
Step 2: Enter Your Unfollow FiltersBelow are the two filters you will want to set to make it easy to unfollow any people that have not followed you back:
- Last action date (via Tweepi) is older than 4 days ago
- Friend or follower that is not following you
Step 3: Unfollow All Users Who Are ListedClick, click, click. The same routine applies for unfollowing users. Twitter allows you to unfollow up to 500 people per day, so generally you will want to unfollow all users who are listed after you enter your filters.
Bonus: Unfollow Inactive FollowersAnother way to manage your Twitter follower to following ratio is to unfollow inactive followers. These are users that are following you, but are not active anymore. It does not help you to have followers that are never active to engage with you or your content, so cleaning up inactive followers periodically is a good idea. To do so, follow these steps: Step 1: Click on “Unfollow Inactives” Step 2: Enter How Many Days You Consider Inactive Step 3: Unfollow All Users Who Are Listed
How to Track Your ProgressOnce you implement the strategies listed above, your Twitter account is going to see far more activity than normal. Not only will you begin gaining significantly more followers on a daily basis, but you will also begin receiving more retweets and likes, direct messages and replies. Being able to track this activity is crucial. Below are a few tools that will allow you to keep track of your progress and ensure that you can take advantage of your Twitter growth.
1. HootsuiteHootsuite is by far the most popular social media management tool on the market. They offer a free plan that will allow you to manage your Twitter account like a pro. Some of their useful features include:
- Scheduling tweets ahead of time
- Dedicated feeds for mentions and direct messages
- Powerful analytics