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How To Get More Twitter Followers: 24 Effective Tips To Grow Your Following Fast

How To Get More Twitter Followers

Have you ever wanted to get more followers on Twitter?

Watching as others amassed a huge number of followers and wondered what you can do to replicate their success?

I felt exactly the same and for a long time I struggled to make much progress, but eventually after trying different tactics I was able to make serious headway.

And I want to help you do the same thing.

In this post I’ll show you how to setup your account so it stands out, how you can leverage your blog to grow your following and give you actionable tips for smarter tweeting.

All of which will increase your reach, get more eye-balls on your profile and help to grow your own targeted Twitter following.

Are you ready to start growing your Twitter following today?

What can Twitter do for you?

Twitter has the potential to drive traffic to your blog, get more eye-balls on your content, promote your products/services and increase your influence on the social web.

You will also get the opportunity to connect with other users and form deep connections that will be beneficial to you in a huge way.

You can use it to develop an engaged community that trusts you and listens to what you have to say.

Twitter can also help get your blog posts indexed quicker by Google – there are numerous benefits.

And Twitter is continuing to grow at the rate of 135,000 users each day [source].

A few words on Twitter best practice

There are numerous services offering to sell followers but you should never buy them.

Despite the social proof that having a large following can convey – it’s not worth it.

Having 200,000 followers that don’t engage with you has the potential to look even worse.

Focus on growing a targeted & engaged following of people that want to hear what you have to say.Click To Tweet

Besides, there are tools like the Fake Followers checker from Social Bakers which you can use to see how many fake/inactive followers you have. I’m not 100% on how accurate this is but it’s a solid estimate at the very least.

Fake Followers

How to setup your Twitter account

You need to add some personality to your Twitter profile; otherwise your profile will just look like every other profile out there.

Your Twitter profile should clearly emanate what you are about.

A bland profile won’t help you, so there are a few things you should do to stand out:

#1 – Add a unique image

Your profile image should be an image of yourself when possible; people like to know who they are talking to.

If you’re managing the Twitter account for a brand where various people have access to the Twitter account, it’s good practice to tag individual tweets so people know who they are talking to.

You could go a step further and create a header image with names & faces of those who use the account. If that isn’t an option you could link to an about page on your website which lists everyone – you could then link to individual Twitter accounts so people can get to know the people behind the brand.

#2 – Create a unique header image

Adding a header image is a great way to make your Twitter profile stand out.

Here’s how mine looks at the moment:

Custom Header Example

The image wasn’t made specifically for Twitter, I’ve used it for various purposes but it seemed like a good fit once Twitter released the custom header feature.

I had this image created by a guy on Fiverr but you can create your own easily using a tool like Canva.

I particularly like Canva for this because there is a ‘Twitter Header’ template which is the perfect size for this (1500×500 pixels).

For an example from a brands perspective, I particularly like how the Buffer team are rocking their custom header:

Buffer's Custom Header

#3 – Write an engaging bio

This is way more important than most of us realize at first.

Your bio is an opportunity to tell people what you do and what you’re about – it’s a great opportunity to people why they should follow you.

Charissa Moore’s profile is a great example:

Twitter Bio Example

Let’s break it down a little further:

The first part is all about what Charissa can do for you:

“You can make triple the income + get more clients by using my words!”

The second part conveys what Charissa is all about:

“I love verbs, cupcakes, & airplanes. Host of #blisschat. Vegetarian. CEO – House of Bliss”

The great thing about this is that by conveying the right message you will attract the right followers; likeminded people with shared interests that you can connect with in a more meaningful way.

#4 – Customize your color scheme

Adding some color is a great way to add flare to your profile.

You could take this a step further and use similar colors to the design of your blog. This will keep your branding more consistent.

Sticking with Charissa’s profile as an example, here’s how it all looks:

Charissa Moore's Profile Example

The colors used and the overall feel helps to give a consistent experience between Charissa’s blog and Twitter profile.

How to gain more Twitter followers using your blog

Your blog can be one of your best assets for gaining more Twitter followers but there are certain things you need to be doing for that to happen.

#5 – Add a follow button to your blog

To grow your following you need to remove all barriers to entry and the main barrier to entry is finding their way to your Twitter profile.

The easiest way to do this is to add a social media button or follow widget to your blog.

I particularly like how Brian Dean does this on, he provides a great introduction packed with social proof followed with a simple call to action; Follow @Backlinko:

Brian Dean's Twitter Follow Button

One thing that stands out to me here is that using a follow button in this way won’t immediately take people away from your website.

This is great because as bloggers it’s important to keep visitors on our blogs for as long as possible.

How to do this yourself:

If you’re using an official Twitter button, you’ll just need to add this code:

<a href="" class="twitter-follow-button" data-show-count="true">Follow @adamjayc</a>

If you aren’t using an official tweet button, you’ll also need to add the following code:

<script src=""type="text/javascript"></script>

Note: don’t forget to change the Twitter username and more detailed instructions can be found in this tutorial by WP Beginner.

If you want to add a follow button without a follower count, you can use Twitters button resource page to generate one.

#6 – Add a Twitter share button to your blog posts

I’m still seeing a lot of blogs that don’t have share buttons so make sure you have one so your readers can tweet your posts easily.

The important step here is to ensure that your Twitter @username is included in your tweets, like this:

Tweet Button

Most social sharing plugins have this option, I currently use Social Warfare because it’s got some awesome features and the buttons are eye catching too.

It’s a premium plugin which costs $24/year (cancel anytime). I’ve tried a bunch of others and this has some other incredible features that will help you.

See this post for some alternative social sharing plugins.

#7 – Setup Twitter cards

Once you setup Twitter cards, whenever someone shares a link from your blog, it will look like this when you read the summary:

Twitter Cards Example

This is eye-catching and will increase engagement which increases the likelihood of gaining more followers.

For WordPress users, setup is easy. Especially if you are using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast because you will find the option to add Twitter cards in the social settings:

Yoast Social Settings

Once activated, you will need to follow the ‘Twitter Card Validator’ link to get your Twitter Cards approved.

If you aren’t using WordPress, Twitter has some documentation that will give you a step by step guide on how to get started.

#8 – Link to your Twitter account in your author bio

Adding a link to your Twitter profile in your author bio is an easy way to get more followers.

You may notice that I don’t do this in my author bio.

This is because I’m currently focusing more on growing my Google+ following right now.

It’s also worth considering this tactic if you’re contributing to other blogs within your niche – it can be a great

Before you do this, consider the impact that this will have on your other goals. For example, I prioritize building my email list before my Twitter following. So I tend to link to landing pages in my author bio’s on other sites to build my list.

For more details on why I do this, check out my recent post on goal setting.

#9 – Link out to influencers in your blog posts and let them know about it

There are people in your niche/industry who have direct influence over your target audience. They have large audiences of their own and you can tap into them.

The next time you publish a blog post, try linking out to some influencers and letting them know about it.

You can notify them via Twitter, Google+ or email – I tend to find Twitter can work quite well.

Looking at Twitter specifically, there are a number of ways you can structure your tweets. Here’s a great example by Brian from Okay Marketing:

An Example Of Mentioning Influencers In A Tweet

One of the reasons this works so well is purely because of how flattering it is – I immediately headed over to the post and scheduled a retweet.

To find influencers to connect with, check out my post on influencer research tools.

#10 – Embed tweets in your blog posts

If you want to draw attention to any particular tweets, embedding them into your blog posts is a solid way to boost engagement.

First you need to get the code to embed in your blog post. To do this, click the ‘more’ button next your tweet and click ‘Embed Tweet’:

Embed A Tweet In Your Blog Post

You’ll then get the exact code to add into the HTML of your blog post.

#11 – Start using Triberr right now

Triberr is a social platform that puts your content in front of other blogs and multiplies your reach.

While other networks are supported, the platform focuses around Twitter.

Triberr is full of tribes of bloggers; you’ll find everything from tribes of social media bloggers to tribes of travel bloggers.

Start off by registering an account, add your RSS feed and start following relevant tribes.

Tribe chiefs will have the option of promoting you to a full member, when you’re a full member your blog posts will go into the tribal feed of other bloggers in that tribe. This gives them the option to share your blog posts.

You can also create your own tribes and invite other users, giving you a great opportunity to grow your own community.

Important note: Triberr is a platform that thrives on reciprocity, other people share your content and you share theirs.

If you take away one tip from this list and implement it, let setting up Triberr be that tip.

Using Triberr has been one of the smartest decisions I have ever made.

How to get more Twitter followers the smart way

The tips below all focus around how you use Twitter as a platform – they’re well worth considering.

#12 – Avoid sending multiple tweets in a short space of time

Sending a lot of tweets in a short amount of time will only cause more people to unfollow you.

If you’re using different tools to send out tweets, it can become a bit of a juggling act but if you’re mindful about it and try to space out your tweets when possible – that will be a big help.

There are tools like Buffer which can be a big help.

Instead of hitting the tweet button, add your tweets to Buffer and they’ll be published at a schedule of your choosing.

#13 – Stop sending automated DM’s

This can work as a tactic to generate traffic or cross promote your other social networks when done right but the side effect is that you will lose followers.

Most people hate receiving automated DM’s.

And automated DM’s which include a URL to the service used to send them are even worse.

#14 – Tweet more (within reason)

Tweeting for the sake of tweeting is never a good idea and neither is tweeting so much that your followers get sick of it.

You don’t have to settle on an optimum number of tweets as that really varies on a number of factors – look more at a ball park figure.

There is a balance to be found here and the key is to tweet enough to

In Buffer’s guide to social media frequency, Kevan Lee goes through some important points on how often you should post.

#15 – Engage with other users

If you aren’t engaging with other Twitter users, you’re going to struggle to build an engaged following.

There will always be a limit to the time we can spend engaging with other users but it’s well worth putting the time in to schedule engaging updates and respond to your @mentions.

#16 – Follow people who value what you have to say

A popular strategy people have used to get more Twitter followers is to simply follow other people who have similar interests.

This can work well but the chance of someone following you back is low.

Instead try following people who already know who you are and value what you have to say.

You can do this by simply heading over to Twitter. Then type the URL to a recent post of yours into the search box.


#17 – Ask for retweets but use sparingly

Studies have shown that asking your followers to retweet can help increase your retweets by up to 4 times.

More retweets is a great thing because it expands your reach and with each retweet you have the opportunity to gain more followers.

Just add “Please retweet” at the front of your tweet.

This has the potential to work purely because you are including a direct call to action for your followers but it’s important to note that some people on Twitter do find this annoying.

#18 – Vary the type of content you share

Variety is important on Twitter.

Just sharing an endless stream of links won’t help anyone.

Try shaking things up by sharing other types of updates like quotes and engaging questions.

If you want to get even more engagement try using a tool like Share As Image to create images for your quotes in seconds.

Share As Image is a browser extension, just find a quote you like, highlight the text and click ‘Share As Image.

You can then customize your image:

Share As Image Example

Now decide where you want to share the image (and/or save it):

Share Images With Share As Image

Hit Tweet and you’ll see something like this:

Share As Image Example 3

According to a study by Dan Zarrella, images are 94% more likely to be retweeted.

Total time to find a quote, create an image and share: around 5 minutes.

Note: Share As Image costs $8/month or use this link and discount code ADAMCONNELL for 10% off yearly subscriptions.

#19 – Leverage and optimize hashtags

Including relevant hashtags in your tweets is a great way to get more eyeballs on your tweets.

The problem is that most hashtags won’t help you at all, so the key is in finding which of them are worth using.

This is where tools like RiteTag come in.

RiteTag makes the process of finding and optimizing hashtags easy thanks to its handy color coded system:

Optimize Hashtags With RiteTag

There’s also a database of 10,000,000+ hashtags for you to search through – complete with engagement metrics and other statistics.

RiteTag’s pricing starts from $10/month but you get a 30 day free trial to take it for a spin.

#20 – Pin your best stuff to your profile

If you’ve got something to share that can be valuable to your audience, try pinning it to your profile.

Whenever someone visits your Twitter profile, they will see this pinned tweet which is a great opportunity to give your followers something great.

I tried this recently to promote one of my resource posts and in doing so I have tripled the engagement that the tweet originally received:

Pin Tweets To Your Profile

Including an image is an important part of this and ensuring that what you’re sharing vibes with your target audience.

#21 – Share the content your audience is interested in

Keeping your updates as relevant as possible is a sure-fire way to get more traction on your tweets (and expand your following).

People who want to learn about a specific topic will follow you to learn about that topic.

You can further hone in on what content your followers are interested in by using Simply Measured, they also offer a free Twitter follower report that shows 10,000 of your latest followers.

It’s specifically this part of the report that you should look for:

Simply Measured Twitter Report

There are other tools that can give you more insights on your followers such as Twitonomy.

#22 – Share other people’s content and tag them

One of the key steps to gaining more followers is to help people out and share their stuff.

Sharing other people’s content and tagging them is a sure-fire way to get on their radar.

This is an important step in cultivating mutually beneficial relationships. The more you help other people out, the more likely they are to help you out.

#23 – Take part in Twitter chats

Twitter chats are a great way to develop meaningful relationships on Twitter, get to know people and get more followers.

Think of them as a Twitter party where people get together to talk about a specific topic at a specific time. has a Twitter chat schedule which you can use to find Twitter chats, or a quick Google search for [topic]+”twitter chat” can give you a head start.

There are also dedicated platforms like which are designed to help you manage Twitter chats easier.

#24 – Schedule your tweets to be published when your followers are online

Optimizing the times which you share content is the key to getting more traction and increasing your reach.

Free tools like Tweriod will enable you to find out exactly what times your followers are most active on Twitter. You can also use Followerwonk to analyse your following too, it’s a paid tool but comes included in a Moz Pro subscription ($99/month).

Once you know when your followers are most active, you can start scheduling your tweets. You could do this manually but it’s a lot easier to use a scheduling tool like Buffer.

The awesome thing is that both Tweriod and Followerwonk have a one click sync option that will configure your Buffer schedule automatically.


Growing a Twitter following takes time, and effort. So it’s easy to understand why some folks look for shortcuts.

But the truth of the matter is that a following is pointless if it isn’t real. And there are tools that highlight accounts with fake followers, so for those who go down this route, the impact on their reputation can be a big problem.

So, use these tips to start growing a natural, and engaged audience. The results can be incredible.

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  • Hey Adam,

    Really loving this post right now. The tips you’ve outlined make a lot of sense and there’s plenty in there I can learn from too.

    For example I didn’t know Tweriod existed, but shall definitely be using that in the future.



    • Hey Stacey!

      Thanks so much, glad you liked the post 🙂

      Some new tools for you to have a tinker with, you’ll find Tweriod super handy I’m sure!


  • Thanks for the helpful ideas. I’m going to pin this to read it later in more depth. I’ve just recently been getting into using Twitter, as a way of getting to know like minded people, drawing traffic to my blog and discovering other relevant blogs. These tips are all so useful for me.

    • My pleasure, Rachel. Thanks for pinning my post. Plenty of these tips will be a big help with driving traffic to your blog!

      • For some reason your site is allowing me to pin this post. I’ve tried four times now and I get this message:


        We’re having some trouble talking to Please try again later!

        Just wanted to let you know

        • Thanks for letting me know, Rachel.

          I’ve had some other reports of this and I’ve had the same problem myself.

          I’ve been chasing it up and appears that Pinterest have blocked MaxCDN (the company I use to speed up my site).

          Seems very odd because MaxCDN are huge, they work with sites like StumbleUpon, The Next Web, Nissan etc.

          Pinterest seem to be incredibly difficult to get in touch with, myself and MaxCDN have just had automated email responses so we’re getting stone walled right now.

          Sorry about this – I’ll keep trying to get this sorted.

          Thanks for the comment about this though, I really appreciate it!

  • Brian Dean

    Seriously awesome post, Adam. I’ve found that most “How to get more Twitter follower” posts are generic tips like “share content” and “engage with your audience”.

    It’s nice to see some super-practical and actionable stuff.
    You’ve been crushing it lately with insanely practical marketing advice. Keep up the great work my man!

    • Cheers Brian – I know what you mean about the generic posts, that was one of my motivations for this post.

      Thanks man, really appreciate the kind words – I’ve got plenty more in the pipe line.

      Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got next for Backlinko, loving all the conversion focused stuff!

  • I love the Triberr advice Adam. All tips here are awesome but getting active on Triberr expands your twitter presence quickly. Tweeting is a breeze through Triberr. Set up tweets for every 15 minutes or every few hours and folks will flow to your stream, to follow you, quickly.

    Engaging works well for me. Showing that I’m human inspires more humans – and bots of course – to follow me.

    I could do without the bots but love to have folks follow me, because as you note, attracting engaged, targeted followers helps you grow your blog. That’s the secret. Engage, and you’ll reap rewards through twitter.

    I’d say posting images draws in followers too. My Fiji pics are a tool in the Blogging from Paradise arsenal.

    Thanks much Adam.

    Tweeting through Triberr.


    • Cheers Ryan! What you said about Triberr is so true. Dino and Dan created something incredible there – nothing else I’ve tried has come close.

      Just using Triberr makes such a huge difference.

      So true – You’re killing it on the engagement front!

      I can see how images work well for you, every one is inspiring – that’s another reason why I love reading your posts.

      My pleasure, Ryan – thanks for the coment and sharing!


  • Sue Anne Dunlevie

    Hey, Adam,

    Incredible post. I didn’t know about #16,#18, #20 or #21!

    Heading over to check out Easy Social Share Buttons now.

    • Hey Sue,

      Thanks for the kind words – glad you liked the post!

      #16 works especially well, it can work great with guest posts too.

      Easy Social Share Buttons has been great, the developers are pretty open to feature requests too.


  • Wow thanks for the mention. Greatly appreciated 🙂 The #9 tactic seems to work great for me right now. Just to be mentioned in the same post as Brian Dean made my whole week haha 🙂 Keep pushing out this amazing content Adam and I’ll keep sharing!

    • My pleasure, Brian 🙂 Awesome to know that this made your week! #9 is a fantastic tactic, I’ve found it to work very well too! Thanks Brian, plenty more good stuff lined up – same goes for you!

  • Adam,
    There’s some really great stuff here, thanks so much for sharing it! I’ll make sure to check out the things I haven’t tried yet. I’m particularly interested in the “Share as Image” thing and the follow button… I never thought about including them as a CTA within a post, but for some reason that popped into my head while reading this. Could be a good idea!
    Where do you use yours?

    • My pleasure, Brittany!

      Share As Image is crazy fast for creating images with quotes.

      I created one specially for this post and it took me 2 minutes. That included finding the quote, creating the image and sharing it to Twitter. They get good engagement too.

      I use the Twitter follow button in the short biography I have in my footer. Good idea about using them within a post though – that could definitely work well.

      It depends what your goals are though, for example with this post my main CTA is the content upgrade – my focus is more on email subscribers than Twitter followers which is why it’s hidden in my footer but the count adds some decent social proof.

      What’s your focus on right now? Is it more about social or email?

      • Lately I’ve been thinking about focusing mostly on Pinterest, but it depends on the post. Some lend themselves to different CTAs, but mostly Pinterest these days. That’s where my demographic is.

        Thanks for asking!

        • Sounds like a great network to focus on, I’ve seen quite a few embedded pins used as a CTA towards the ends of blog posts lately – the focus on images makes these really stand out well.

          Speaking of Pinterest, I’ve invited you to a group board for blogging tips etc, your username wouldn’t come up so I used your Disqus email, not sure if it’s the right one though!

  • sbizideasblog

    Excellent post, Adam. Lots of great tools to go along with these ideas in here. Rite Tag is pretty cool. Did you really have 100% real followers?

  • NicoleMillerbooks

    Really great post, Adam! I learned so many great tips in here and can’t wait to implement them! 🙂

    Thank you also for your incredibly kind mention of Buffer 🙂 You rock!


    • Hey Nicole, thanks so much – glad you were able to learn some new stuff from my post 🙂

      My pleasure, I’m a big fan of what you and the Buffer team are doing!


  • Andreas Qvitzau

    Great stuff Adam – such useful and actionable advices. I’m looking forward to digging deeper into this goldmine (I’m just getting started with blogging and twitter). Thanks!

    • Thanks Andreas – glad this will be useful for you, feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.

      • Andreas Qvitzau

        Thanks a lot!

  • Thanks Dennis. Great point about consistency, it makes a lot of sense that it would work this way but it’s good to hear you’ve tested this yourself.

  • Thanks Bruno. It’s well worth waiting till your rebranding is finished, consistency is key.

  • Hey Kevin,

    Thanks buddy!

    You’re doing so well on the Google+ front. Great work.

    Looking forward to see how your Twitter follower count starts to fly once you put your foot on the gas!

    Sure thing, buddy – will do!

    Glad this one will be a big help for you.

    Talk soon,

  • My pleasure, Brittany! Will be great to pin with you 🙂

    I’ve invited your gmail, let me know if you need me to resend the invite.

    Talk soon,

  • Hi Adam, do you know of any alternatives to RiteTag? Thanks!

    • Hi Karen,

      The only one I’ve seen that looks kinda close is, although I haven’t tested it out yet. also looks like it has some interesting features.

      Nothing looks all too similar, but there are new tools popping up all the time.

  • Some great ideas here, really like the idea of embedding tweets in blog posts. Thanks for the tip on how to get the code.

    Also, really like tip #20, pinning a valuable tweet to one’s profile.

    Will have to work my way through the rest of these ideas.
    Thanks Adam.

    • Thanks Glenys, glad you’ve found some tips you can get started on right away.

      Definitely, pick out a few, action them and see how things go.

  • Aww these are some great tips! Thank you Adam!

  • Hello Adam,

    These are some awesome tips! I have heard a lot about using Canva but I haven’t used it yet. I have used Pic Monkey to add some text to some images but that was about it. I have used Twiends and that has helped me get some followers but I have to get back there and I haven’t done so yet. I will also try using Tweriod. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Hi Maketta,

      Thanks 🙂

      I think you’ll like how straight forward Canva is, I dig Pic Monkey but find that Canva is much more straight forward.

      My pleasure!

  • Hey Adam,

    These are some really AWESOME tips. I never heard of Twitter Cards before but they sound interesting and I followed your steps and got started on it, I’m hoping to get it approved soon and I’ll get to use those.

    I remember Reginald talk about Twitter chats before but I never got on that, and now you’re mentioning it. So I’m going right now to check that out … sounds like a great way to engage with others on twitter and in my niche.

    I like the thing about embedding tweets. And I’ve been seeing alot of people using click to tweet. I’m guessing those are effective to get shares, but not really followers, huh?

    Great post, Adam.

    – Andrew

    • Hey Andrew,

      Thanks buddy!

      Awesome that you’re already getting started with Twitter Cards, they’re usually approved pretty quick 🙂

      Let me know how you get on with Twitter chats!

      Embedding tweets is definitely a better at getting more shares than followers but the increased reach can still be effective at getting more followers. There’s the follow button included on embedded tweets and also users that check out your profile from seeing one of their followers RT.

      Thanks for the kind words, Andrew!

  • Ben

    Thanks for this advice! Twitter cards and Ritetag were news to me. Will definitely use them.

  • Thanks buddy! I remember seeing the changes you made, the orange works really well at linking them both together.

    I used to use Twitter Feed myself, it’s definitely solid but I moved my feeds over to Hootsuite to make them easier to manage.

    Great point about patience – In most cases there are no push button tactics that will work over night, we’ve got to play the long game. But at the same time we need to continuously monitor and test to find what does work.

    Definitely, the cover image will be the icing on the cake. That’ll top off your profile nicely!

    My pleasure! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • All good dude! I will be making a new cover image a little later methinks!

  • Hi Kerry,

    My pleasure – glad this came at the right time for you.

    I know what you mean about Twitter changing things, I’ve had the same thing with Google+ and Facebook. It’s a bit tedious but I’ve accepted it as a given, just hope they don’t change too much 🙂

    Glad you like the tweetable snippet I included. That’s so true about engagement and conversions. Thanks for tweeting 🙂

    Thanks, you too!


  • Thanks Steven! Glad this will come in useful.

    Same here – it’s a great way to draw attention to whatever we want people to check out. I’ve seen it used great as a way to build an email list too.

    Great to hear that Triberr is working well for you too and I completely agree, the headline is a huge part of making this work.

    Sounds good – looking forward to hearing how they work for you.

    Thanks Steven, have a great weekend too!

  • Thanks for the comment, Frances! Glad you like the suggestions 🙂

    I don’t think too many people have been pinning content to their Twitter profile yet, right now is always the best time to start though! Let me know how it works for you.

    Thanks so much, I’m really glad you’re finding the content useful – there will be plenty more!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Hi Don,

    I think you’re in the same boat as a lot of people and big brands too. I remember Eat24’s break up letter with Facebook, spending millions on growing 80,000+ fans only to delete their page.

    Still, it’s great that it’s turned into a really strong traffic source for you – and it’ll only continue to grow.

    Good point about @mentioning influencers, I use a combination of Twitter and Google+ for that. It works very well.

    I know what you mean, I’ve been wanting to do more Twitter chats too, it’s definitely up there on my list but I find a lot of the ones I want to attend are early in the morning for me being in the UK. Also, there are only so many hours in the day!

    Glad the resources will be useful for you!

    My pleasure, Don – thanks for sharing and commenting. Much appreciated!

  • @yourbizallies

    So much value and great advice! Feeling overwhelmed and excited to execute so many great ideas!

    • Thanks! Take it one step at a time and work your way through 🙂

  • My pleasure, Christiane. I can’t remember the exact username of who did the graphic but shortly after they closed down their gigs. I’m still looking for someone who can do something similar but haven’t had much luck!

  • Good stuff, nicely done!

  • Very well done. Twitter has always been something that will continue to confuse me in some regards… but this post will definitely be a stepping stone to increased organic followers. Thanks for the great info.

    • Thanks Megan, great to hear that you’ll find this useful 🙂

  • Epic post Adam – very comprehensive and immediately useful as always! I especially liked your tips on “Fake Followers” and “Share as Image”.

    • Thanks Tanya 🙂 They’re both extremely helpful tools. Share As Image has been saving me so much time lately and quote based images seem to be getting great engagement too.

  • Just had to drop by to mention that your header image is one of the coolest on twitter! Nice write up!

  • What’s your say on ” Buying Followers” ?

    • The short answer is don’t.

      Ok buying a huge number of followers may look cool but when people dig deeper it just highlights how un-engaged the followers are.

      And when people use tools to identify whether followers are real or not – the impact on credibility is huge.

  • Great article Adam. It’s so thorough and self explanatory. People are full of questions about how effective Twitter really is and how they should be using it. I think your article answered a lot of those questions. Refreshing to read an article written with integrity.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Brenda. Really glad you’ve found this helpful!

  • Hey Adam! Great post! I think I’ve learned about a few cool Twitter tools that I have to try 🙂 Thanks for your unique tips, mate 😉

  • Gia

    This is a really great post!

  • Great Tips Adam! Twitter is plenty of fun and by implementing your advice I’m sure to enjoy it even more. Keep up the sterling work 😉

    • Thanks so much – glad you’ve found this helpful 🙂

  • Thanks for the article, I didn’t realize the Yoast Plugin could add Twitter Cards! That was helpful!

  • Adam , I see something missing here at Blogging Wizard — share icons.

    Have they been removed because social sharing slows down the website loading speed?

    Just been wondering. Great list though, saved the post into a PDF.

    • Hi Raspal, you should be able to see them at the bottom of the post, just above my author bio.

      Glad you liked the post!

      • Thanks for replying. I didn’t see the icons till now.

        Disabled Adblock Plus which I guessed was the
        culprit, but that didn’t help.

        I can see the icons now, using private

        • No worries, Raspal,

          Strange, wonder if it’s a cookie issue. I only recently switched to my current plugin (Monarch by Elegant Themes).


  • This is awesome. Thank you so much!

  • All great tips indeed.

    Definitely snagging that Twitter button code for our blog. Had the widget area turned off for a bit testing something but going to turn it back on and include this.

    • Thanks! Glad you found these helpful.

      • You mention in #5 above you’re using a different follow button. Which plugin are you using?

        • Sorry, should have explained this better in my post.

          I’ve updated the above to clarify this.

          If you’re using an official tweet button, you’ll just need to use the first snippet.

          If you’re using a different tweet button (e.g. I’m using the Social Warfare plugin for social sharing), you’ll have to add the script tag too.