I love twitter, it's a great social platform to engage directly with brands, like-minded people and ideas. Increasing your twitter followers can be a daunting task, especially if your a one man show and don't have a lot of cash and time to throw behind the job. And I'm exactly that! Without using promoted tweets, being a celebrity or a major brand, here's three simple things I do to steadily increase my twitter followers.
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Engage with other twitter users by asking questions, @mentioning, retweeting, answering questions or responding to other tweets. My advice, always be positive, you'll get a much better response from other users!
Not only should you use #hashtags in your tweets, but you can also search for other twitter followers, searching using hashtags you can find new users to follow on topics which interest you.
Campaigns are a great way to advertise or promote yourself or your brand in a fun interactive way. Many brands do this to gain attention, here's a hashtag campaign I created called the #ChatterChallenge. Find out more about the Challenge here.
*Mustering of Storks, Flock of Pigeons, Building of Rooks and a Company of Parrots, source http://www.birdnature.com/groupnames.html