How to get more followers on Twitter: All the strategies

27 June, 2019
How can you get more Twitter followers? This is a question that many people ask themselves daily. When you start an account from scratch on this social network and you don’t have any followers, nobody will read what you share.

How can you get more Twitter followers? This is a question that many people ask themselves daily. When you start an account from scratch on this social network and you don’t have any followers, nobody will read what you share.

There is no magic trick to get more followers on Twitter, but there are some things that you can consider so your publications can reach more people, increasing your Twitter followers.

Bad praxis

Buying Twitter followers is not a good option. They are easily recognizable, and they won’t increase the reach of your publications. You will still be a walking dead but with more bought followers

How to get more followers: tips

Getting more followers is not as difficult as it seems. However, you must follow some steps to make that path easier. Your account will grow like a weed.


Start your own blog

This is a very powerful tool to help increase your followers on Twitter.  Although your blog will be independent from your Twitter account, people will read your publications, their interest will be captured and therefore, they will probably follow you on Twitter.


➡️  If you are interested in creating a blog,  you can find some tips of how to create a blog content plan here ⬅️



Share your Twitter account in other places

If you want to get more Twitter followers, you must include your link or user name in other social platforms like Facebook, Instagram or your blog. If you participate in an event or collaborate in other blogs, ask them to mention your Twitter account. This is a great way to increase followers.


Optimize your profile

You must include in your Twitter profile:

✅ Your name: your name on your Twitter account might not be the same as your real name. State your name so users will easily find you.

✅ Photo: include a picture with your best face. It’s a good idea that the photo shows your face and is recent.

✅ Header Photo: to finish optimizing your profile you should include a header photo that defines you. Use the brand’s logo if it’s a business account.

✅ Account description with 160 characters to introduce yourself to whoever clicks on your profile. Here you can show your professional or personal side, depending on your target.

Use this content wisely, so your potential followers can understand who you are and especially, what your Twitter account is all about.

Using good images with the correct size on Instagram is really important, so here I let you a post where you can see which are the correct sizes: 

Define your audience

You must know to whom your content will be oriented before you start tweeting. You must establish who your target audience will be in order to know the tone and language you will use.


Tweet relevant content for your followers

Once you have determined your target audience on Twitter, it’s time to focus on your content, making sure it is relevant, loyal to your identity and interesting for your followers.

Quality content will be the best way to conquer your public and get more Twitter followers.


Keep active

Twitter is a very dynamic social network because people tweet at any time from everywhere.

It’s important that you schedule your publications when your followers are more active. If your followers realize that your profile is not updated, or you don’t post updates, they will stop following you. Be careful though, you shouldn’t overwhelm twitterers with too many publications.

Some applications like Metricool allows you to schedule your tweets at the best time according to your audience so you don’t have to stay on Twitter the whole day.



You can also automate content, such as Metricool autolists. Where you add tweet lists and they publish themselves in a circular way.



Find a captivating and successful tweet on your profile

People will look closely at the first two tweets that appear on your profile. This platform lets you set a tweet at the beginning of your timeline, so it will be easily seen by users as soon as they enter your profile.

Having a captivating tweet will help you to get more followers and make a great first impression with your audience


Use hashtags

A hashtag on Twitter is a kind of label that helps you find what you’re looking for. It’s crucial that you use them on your tweets correctly.

You can also analyze which hashtags are trending more and if they fit in your editorial plan, use them. This strategy will also help you to reach more Twitter followers.


Interact with your followers

Interact with people who are already following you. Ask questions or create your own surveys to stimulate their interest and improve engagement on Twitter. Once you establish a relationship with them you can take advantage of those interactions.


Retweet and ask for retweets

Retweeting what you find interesting or what complements your info will capture your followers’ attention. It’s a way to make your timeline more enjoyable.  Besides, this allows you to show other tweets in addition to yours. Asking your followers to retweet your content sometimes works and spreads your content on Twitter, so you will reach more people.


Analyze and pay attention to your account

If you analyze your Twitter account, you will know how many followers you earn or lose and when it happens.

You will also learn how many interactions you get by publication and at what time of the day your followers are more active.

You should study your audience to know their interests or how you can draw their attention. Metricool also gives you the option to analyze your Twitter account where you can find metrics as follows:



Mistakes to avoid 

Apart from following the tips mentioned before, there are some things that you should avoid so you don’t shoo your audience and make them stop following you.


❌  Don’t send too many direct messages

If you send too many direct messages, your followers might find it annoying and stop following you. So, it’s better to send messages when it is indispensable to build trust with your followers.


❌  Don’t tweet constantly

It might be tiresome for your followers, so they could decide to unfollow you.


❌  Don’t ask too much on Twitter

Asking for retweets, likes or any other type of interaction in excess can put people off. You won’t build loyal followers.


❌  Don’t always repeat the same tweets

Avoid very repetitive tweets because users will unfollow you. Nobody likes spam.


I warned you at the beginning of this article. There are no tricks to get more followers on Twitter quickly. If you want to increase real followers on this network, you will have to spend some time on your Twitter account. This will be the best method to get more followers.


And this is all! Do you have any question?


You can sign up with Metricool for free and analyze your Twitter account, schedule and view your best time to publish on this social network.


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  1. sukdev

    Lovely .. Hope it will work for me … Thanks

    • Business view

      Great post! Many useful advices that I’ll try to implement in my twitter account. Thank you very much! Keep sharing 🙂

  2. Ravi Singh

    Hi Sara,
    Hope You doing Well. I am Ravi from India.I want to learn Social Media Marketing and I search How to increase Twitter Follower den I find Your web page and read the article and find a better way to increased the follower. This Blog is very nice and Informative. Thanks to u Sara for Sharing this type of blog with us.
    Thanks again

  3. Hassam Ahmad Awan

    Excellent Article! I’m gonna try to incorporate your tips into my Twitter account! Gonna comment back if it works.

  4. Jeangam Kahmei

    Hi Sara,

    Every good thing takes time. Required lots of efforts and time.
    Asking for retweets to the followers is fine till some limit otherwise it feels irritating and annoying.

    The most important thing is to study the followers’ interest and create content accordingly. After all, our aim is to increase followers and promote our brand.

    You are right, there’s no quick trick to instantly increase the followers on twitter. Staying active and constantly is the only way. I’m grateful for your tips.

    Jeangam Kahmei

    • Sara Martín

      Thank you for your comment Jeangam!

  5. Sachin Prajapati

    Thanks for the great tips here. I learned about a couple of things I have been doing wrong and will work on correcting them.

  6. Viplikes Company

    Great post! Many useful advices that I’ll try to implement in my twitter account. Thank you very much!

  7. Rinkesh Kumar

    Hello Dear,
    Glad that you choose such an interesting topic.
    Your tips will help many people who wish to have a long list of followers on their twitter handle.

  8. irfan

    You’ve very well explained about how twitter growth works, Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  9. sandip

    Thanks for these awesome tips. I learn something new.

  10. Diksha Sharma

    Hi Sara Martín,

    Thanks for sharing this amazing article. I have read your article and found very important information to increase my twitter followers.

  11. Business view

    Great post! Many useful advices that I’ll try to implement in my twitter account. Thank you very much! Keep sharing

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