How To Get More Twitter Followers

How To Get More Twitter Followers

How To Get More Twitter Followers


I could write a real long post on this subject. There are hundreds of ways you can do it. But you’re busy.

So I thought why not share with you the fastest way!

I’m going to let you know that resource in a bit. But I want to explain the psychology behind having lots of followers. and why it will help you get more.

Social Proof

You probably think that more Twitter followers means more retweets and shares right? Well, not so fast. Chances are good many of the followers you get will not be in your geographical area. Therefore how can they buy from you? Unless of course you run an e-commerce website.

I’ll assume you run a brick and mortar store though. Now even though many of your new followers may not be in your area, they alone will help you get others to follow you.

Just how to get more Twitter followers though?

Social proof.

Having lots of Facebook likes can lead to getting people to like your page simply because lots of other people liked it. Read more about social proof in my Facebook marketing post.

So the definition of social proof is:

Informational social influence is a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others reflect correct behaviour for a given situation.

But social proof is online and offline.

Here’s a quick offline example.

Last month I went to a baseball game. When my friend and I arrived at the gates to buy tickets we noticed two line-ups. There was no signage saying “buy tickets” on either line.

So everyone who got to the line-ups was relying on what the other people were doing.

Of the two line-ups, one had 15 people in it. The other only had three people.

Naturally we were excited to watch the game so we went to the smaller line. Surely enough we got out tickets in under a minute. The other line had hardly moved though.

Remember that there were no signs for both these lines. Without any direction people had to rely on what others were doing. So they blindly followed the actions of others by lining up in the larger line. That line was bigger and they assumed that was the correct and only line to purchase tickets. They figured the smaller line was for role call.

Social proof works online too.

If you’re on Twitter and you see someone with over 2000 followers, you’ll probably follow them. You’re essentially following the actions of others by following that person. After all since lots of people are following them, you should to right?

Having a large number of followers can lead you to getting more people to follow you much easier. They won’t second guess following you because you only have 300 followers. Nope. They’ll see you have 3000+ followers and think you must be important.

How To Get Them Fast

Alright. I’m still going strong with my content strategy of writing about the 10 best free Internet marketing tools.

The tool I am about to share with you lists 2000 Twitter users who are very likely to follow you back.

That tools is

Pretty cool right? I’d give yourself a good hour to go through and see how many people you can follow.

Let me know how many followers you get from using this tool.

PS. In my next post I’m going to talk about another free tool that indicates how influential people are on social networks. Be sure to signup for my email newsletter so you don’t miss that post.