7 Twitter Strategies for Growing a Great Following

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You’re likely on Twitter. But are you connecting with the right people? Do you want to build a quality Twitter following? If so, keep reading.

In this post we will explore sometimes obvious, yet seldom implemented, techniques of building a following on Twitter as well as few methodologies you may have not considered but should find quite useful.

The inspiration for this post came from the book Twitter Power by Joel Comm.

Let’s get started.

#1: Look for people you already know

This one is a no-brainer but it often goes unexecuted.

find friends on twitter

You can tell Twitter to cull the list of contacts from your existing accounts on Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and LinkedIn.

This method is limited to web-based email and unfortunately there is no simple way to search your Outlook contacts for Twitterers.

But there is a way around that:

  1. Open a free web-based email account such as Gmail or Yahoo! mail (if you don’t have one already).
  2. Export your contact list from Outlook and import it into your new account. Your new mail service will explain how to do it, but it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

Done! Now you can go back to “Find Friends” and pull your newly created contacts into Twitter.

You’re unlikely to pick up thousands of followers in this manner, but there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to add a few new readers, and there’s an even better chance that those people will follow you in return.

There are additional implications, of course.

Because these are your personal contacts, they’re likely to pay closer attention to you, place you in a list of “real people” and are probably more inclined to retweet you.

Not to mention that this is a very effective way to re-ignite a long-term but atrophied relationship. These are all good things.

#2: Twijazzle your blog

Making your tweets part of your blog gives your visitors a quick snippet of what you’re all about. It’s an easy way to make a good first impression and it creates a dynamic section for your blog.

So how do you Twijazzle your blog?

You can use Twitter’s own tool to add your tweets to your blog.

tweeterfy

Select your platform and Twitter will generate necessary code to add to your blog. Easy as 1, 2, 3.

WordPress sites got it even better.

If your blog is hosted on WordPress.com, you can add a “Latest Tweets” widget to whatever section of the website you like.

wordpress screen shot

The Widgets section will list the "Latest Tweets" that you can drag and drop in the appropriate section—like the Sidebar 1 section, for example.

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog, options are even greater.

My favorite tool to accomplish this is Twitter Tools, which creates a full two-way integration between your WordPress site and Twitter. You can send your posts to Twitter, archive your tweets and create posts from them, all thanks to this wonderful little piece of code.

What does this all look like once everything is set up?

It should look a little something like this (see arrow).

latest tweets

Here's an example of Twitter Tools in action.

My friend Phil, who is an awesome web designer, blogger and brilliant thinker, was nice enough to set up Twitter Tools on his blog so we can see it in action.

Quote from Twitter Power: “If your blog is getting thousands of users every week and only a small fraction of them actually follow you on Twitter, you can still end up with a massive number of followers using this method.”

Amen, brother Joel.

#3: Pay your followers

In other words, create an incentive for potential new followers to click on that “Follow” button.

Quote from Twitter Power: “Giving away freebies is a marketing standard. You create goodwill, let potential customers try your products before they buy, and build a list of clients that you can draw on in the future.”

In the book (Twitter Power), Joel cites an example of this: @fitbizwoman.

fitbizwoman

Here Angie is offering a free ebook of 120+ recipes for making healthy smoothies to her new followers.

Although Twitter Power recommends this strategy, I don’t believe it to be effective for acquiring new followers.

I think it’s a great strategy for getting people signed up for your blog, but not for Twitter.

Angie is no longer using that particular bio, which I believe is a testament to the ineffectiveness of “paying” your Twitter followers.

new bio for fitbizwoman

The new bio is focused on what Angie is about. I think this is better aligned with what Twitter is about and judging by the number of followers, it seems to be working.

Perhaps a better strategy is to focus on not losing your current followers by rewarding them with discounts, special offers and the like.

Another strategy relevant to “not losing your current followers” is to appreciate and not take advantage of your existing followers by being too salesy.

Focus on the needs of your followers.

  • Sometimes what they need is a good chuckle.
  • Sometimes they want to see a human behind the tweet (behind the company).
  • Sometimes they want to see you help them with their cause (retweet).

Want to know how good (or bad) you are at keeping your followers?

You can use Who Unfollowed Me to track and trend how many Twitter followers you’re losing over time.

So how do big companies reward their followers?

I base the following statement on my observations alone, but I believe that people follow Dell with the explicit expectation of receiving discounts. Dell probably isn’t the only one, but it’s a perfect example that comes to mind. I’m sure that Dell has generated new followers due to their exclusive discounts offered only via Twitter.

#4: Join a conversation

This one is also a no-brainer, yet seldom executed. Also, it’s a very effective way to deepen the connection with existing followers and generate additional high-quality followers.

How?

  • Answer a question your follower asked… brilliantly.
  • Participate in a topic your followers are engaged in.
  • Tap into your audience’s potential by asking questions.

“Larger” topics are usually #hashtagged and can be isolated in your tweet-stream by using Tweet Chat.

tweet chat

It not only helps you generate followers, but in addition, it does this by first creating a familiarity and depth before "the follow" occurs.

One final word of advice: Don’t try to force a conversation topic. You don’t have to start your own hashtags nor work on creating a buzz around your desired subject. Simply go with the flow and join existing conversations and try to be useful.

#5: Integrate your social networks

One of my favorite things to do is to bring my relatively superficial relationship that germinated on Twitter and deepen it by becoming friends with someone on Facebook. Conversely, taking a Facebook friend over to Twitter will provide a persistent and light contact over the long haul. All good things.

How many of you have taken it a step further and actually met your online friends in person? I’ve done it with brilliant results and highly recommend it.

How do we integrate Twitter with Facebook? Bring your tweets into your Facebook profile using widgets.

twitter to facebook

Official Twitter method of integrating Facebook and Twitter.

You don’t want ALL of your tweets appearing on Facebook? OK, I get it. Selective Tweets to the rescue.

selective tweets

I discovered Selective Tweets via AJ Vaynerchuk who is da man.

AJ Vaynerchuk‘s How to Link Twitter to Facebook article is short and sweet and has usefulness oozing off the monitor.

Quote from Twitter Power: “Because each social media site offers different features and works in a different way, by making them all work together you make sure that you’re sharing the audience between each site.”

#6: Put your Twitter name in your signatures

You wouldn’t carry around a business card without your phone number on it, would you? So why would you send an email without your Twitter handle in it?

No need to go on and on about this point except to say that you can add your social media contact info to your email signature automatically using WiseStamp for Firefox. (You’re not still using IE, are you?)

Just kidding, IE users. The fine folks from WiseStamp are actually working to get it integrated with IE.  It’s already integrated with Chrome. Find out more here.

Once installed, this is what it’s going to look like.

wisestamp signature

Pretty neat, huh?

#7: Run a contest

Not only does this help keep your existing followers engaged, but it’s also likely to generate new followers once the awesomeness of your contest is known far and wide.

This strategy is powerful because it can act as a super-carrier for your other strategies.

The contest can be:

  • Integrated in your blog (Strategy #2: Twijazzle your blog)
  • A way of rewarding your followers (Strategy #3: Pay your followers)
  • A spark for a conversation and might generate significant buzz on Twitter, assuming the contest is amazing (Strategy #4: Join a conversation)
  • Used to bring your Twitter followers to your Facebook fan page or vice versa (Strategy #5: Integrate your social networks)

I hope these seven strategies have sparked some ideas for generating a following on Twitter.

These strategies are brilliantly presented in the book Twitter Power by Joel Comm. The book has many other useful tips, tricks and techniques that any Twitter user should find valuable.

What is your favorite strategy for engaging your Twitter followers? What strategy do you find most effective? Leave your comments in the box below.

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  • AD

    Hello Dino,

    This is another one helpful post definitely this will help to many more newbies in twitter. Till now I has been doing some of among these stuff. I never tried the idea of signature in mail for sure I want to try this magic. Another last two ways of getting increase in followers tweetchat and contest. For now I just did log in for tweetchat.com it looked me interesting and seems this will help me to grow my followers. From my side I would like to recommend all to read this post.

  • http://alanwayne.com Alan Wayne

    I think it is so important for companies (or people trying to gain a following) to be strategic in using twitter just as they would in any other form of marketing.So many times I see information just shot out on twitter, with a retweet here or there. Guides like this can be so helpful!

    Wonderful post Dino.

  • http://www.colemanmg.com Antonio Coleman

    Dino..the Twitter family is big so you should try to meet with everyone on there. If it was possible..but you can only put yourself in front of the audience and hope someone deiced to follow you.

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

  • Kevin

    Dino,
    Excellent information. I find that tweeting my blog posts (and making them interesing for retweets) always gets me new followers. Question, what do you think about retweeting blog posts once they have been posted? And about tweeting older posts that may become more relevant when news or situations make them so? Thanks for considering and appreciate your thoughts,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13803832 Nick Robinson

    Like the contest idea, and promoting it on all the other social media sites. Any ideas for contests?

  • http://www.socialmedialogue.com Socialmedialogue

    Hi Dino,
    Thanks for this article. I am always looking for new ways to enhance my Twitter profile. There are some ideas which I haven’t tried out yet. I think it takes some time to engage with your twitter followers and to build a loyal following but it is worth it at the end of the day.

  • http://twitter.com/billyirish Bill

    Thanks for the heads up on that “Selective Tweets” function…somehow missed that!

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    I wanted to stress how beneficial integrating my social networks has been for me. There are so many great tools out there to help manage multiple accounts now, like HootSuite, Social Oomph, TweetDeck, and Ping.fm. Using these to streamline my messages has really helped save time and effort in getting to my followers.

  • http://www.mazakaro.com Rahul @ MazaKaro

    despite my low knowledge to twitter , i admit i could get almost everything , i have read about how tricks can make twitter a very useful platform to get more traffic and improve working , these points were absolutely clear and will be for sure helpful :) thank you for the pictures by the way

  • http://www.yourvirtualwizard.com YourVirtualWizard/JanineGregor

    Great info…

    I use Wisestamp however, it only integrates with Gmail and not Outlook which is my primary business email client. But I love the concept.

    Hadn’t heard of Selective Tweets…I’ll check that out! Thank you.

    Janine Gregor
    Virtual Assistant
    http://www.yourvirtualwizard.com
    http://www.twitter.com/urvirtualwizard

  • http://KyleClouse.com/ Kyle Clouse

    Great list. Looks like I need to do some adjusting in my tweeting. Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.kyleclouse.com

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hi Atul, thnx for commenting. I love the signature “trick”. In fact, I think people get concerned when they stop seeing it…someone mentioned it to me yesterday that my emails dont have a signature anymore..they were genuinely concerned lol

    Im glad you enjoyed the article :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Thnx Alan…Im so happy you enjoyed my little round up. I do feel that the credit should really go to @joelcomm and @ajv . Joel provided the bulk of the structure and AJ provided some of the lesser known practical tips. There is a link to AJs article provided and do check out Joel’s book on Twitter. Its full of great advice :-)

    Thnx again Alan. Glad we could connect :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Coolest name on Twitter goes to @TrafficColeman thnx for leaving a comment brother :-)

  • http://mai.do/ Gabriele Maidecchi

    The best suggestion I can give is to provide something people will want to follow you for. It can be valuable content, a good laugh every now and then, a mention to show appreciation for one’s efforts, overall, it works exactly like in real life: you like to be around people who adds something to your own life, nobody likes to be around losers, no?

  • Whistler Heather

    All great suggestions… I also put Follow Me! and allmy url’s on the back of my business cards.. I help the community by retweeting some of their specials everyday… we are a small community of 10,000 Cheers! whistlerheather globalwhistler

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hey Kevin…I think retweeting your posts is fine. Esp for smaller blogs. Hell, TV stations have re-runs all the time…why not us? Right? Imagine if radio played every song just once? Ok..ok, extreme example but I think Im making my point, no?

    I retweet my evergreen content every 30 days. That way no one gets pissed off at the incessant retweets and since I have many many posts, it means that Im tweeting old content several times a day…hope that makes sense…we can talk about it more offline if that doesnt make sense :-) Find me on twitter

    Salute

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hey Nick. Im a HUGE fan of the contest idea but it has to be done right. One. it has to be a super-carrier. You are missing an opportunity if thats not the case. Second. It has to floor your followers. It has to be like “whow…cant believe they’re doing that” kinda thing.

    Remember when Gary V offered free shipping on wine? I mean, who offers free shipping on heavy ass items like wine bottles? Turns out, now everyone does, but when he did it it was “whoh” lol

    I friended you on Facebook, we can talk ideas but I need to know your biz and parameters you’re working with.

  • leilanihaywood

    I’m a Dino groupie now. Great post!

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    ROTFLMAO…whooohooo, my second Social Media groupie :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    For me, the most powerful way to engage with my “followers” (Im not a fan of that word) is to meet them in person. I mention it in passing in the article but the power of these week connections has been tremendous.

    hth

  • ClearedJobsNet

    I have found that people are either Tweeters or Facebookers, and a small percentage are both. While I do some integration, I don’t want to bore folks on either community into hearing the same thing on both networks. That’s just me. ( you can call me 1/2 a groupie. :) )

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    whoohoo…2 1/2 groupies…Im loving this…I feel like a rock star…ok, not really lol

  • Rachel Howe

    Good info here. I have read Twitter Power and learned a good amount from it. I think these are fabulous tips and I try to improve my follwing as well as with people I work with using these strategies. I think sometimes it is tougher to come up with contests when the company doesn’t sell products, but provides services. I think contests with these companies have to be a little more creative because they technically dont have products to give away.

  • http://linkedin.com/in/donpower Don Power

    Hey Dino!

    Great tips. Regarding meeting followers, tweeps, etc. face to face – I couldn’t agree more. I’ve personally hosted several Tweetups in my city and it’s a great way to build community.

    In fact, I’ll be writing about How to Host a Tweetup very soon on our Twitter Tip Tuesday series on Sprout Social Insights. Feel free to drop a comment – it may be featured or you may land a Guest Post spot for a future article!

    Cheers and thanks!

    - Don
    Managing Editor
    Sprout Social: Insights

  • http://felixrelationshipmarketing.com/ Juan Felix

    Thank you Dino. I immediately installed WiseStamp. It’s great.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    That reminds me..I have to do the same on my new computer….

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    btw…fix your tweet button ..its adding an extra “@” when retweeting. Someone needs to order a blog audit :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    This is where I wanted t reply….darn buttons lol

    btw…fix your tweet button ..its adding an extra “@” when retweeting. Someone needs to order a blog audit :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hey Don..is that your real last name? It cant be :-) Its awesome either way…

    Keep me posted, I’ll def check it out :-)

    Guest post sounds fun…DM your email, we can discuss the details :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hey Bill…you’re welcome…that awesome tip came to me from @ajv , his article on facebook/twitter integration is just too cool for words :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    For sure…in addition to HootSuite, Social Oomph, TweetDeck, and Ping.fm, I find posterous, twaitter and twitterfeed indispensable.

    Thnx for commenting Dave.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    I totally agree Rachel. In fact, I will go a step further and say that companies that sell products should think carefully about what will motivate tweeps to participate. The product alone is not always the only nor the best motivator.

    What services does your company offer? Lets brainstorm :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    They say a single picture is worth a thousand words. And a single story is worth thousand pictures :-)

    Im glad you found the pics helpful.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hi Janine, I believe Outlook has its own signature feature, no?

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Anytime Kyle, glad I could help :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Dude…I love your blog…great design.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Great tip Heather…thnx :-)

  • http://mai.do/ Gabriele Maidecchi

    Hah thanks, always nice to have a positive feedback! :)

  • https://twitter.com/sultan0a SuLTaN AlOTaibi

    This is where I wanted t reply….darn buttons lol

  • https://twitter.com/sultan0a SuLTaN AlOTaibi

    This is where I wanted t reply….darn buttons lol

  • http://felixrelationshipmarketing.com/ Juan Felix

    thanks, I just fixed my tweet button :)

  • http://felixrelationshipmarketing.com/ Juan Felix

    Always great to help you :)

  • GlennLEU

    There’s a lot of good tips here. Posting often with good content is key. Engaging your users is a good idea. One thing that’s rarely mentioned though is that some people literally buy Twitter followers and Tweets on sites such as http://twitter.getmorepopular.com/ and others. That’s a strategy that not many people recommend in public, but I see businesses do it all the time….hmm.

    @Atul, is there real utility to tweetchat outside of what normal Twitter features exist? I’m not sure I get it.

  • http://www.interfaceaustralia.com Carol Jones

    DINO,

    Greetings from rural Australia.

    Excellent post. And wouldn’t expect anything less from you.

    I didn’t know about Selective Tweets. Now I understand the #fb in tweets I read.

    I’ve never read an article from you that I didn’t learn something from. So I look forward to the next one.

    Best wishes and take care,

    Carol

    Carol Jones
    Director
    Interface Pty Ltd
    Designers of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover
    http://www.InterfaceAustralia.com
    http://bit.ly/TheIroningDiva
    http://www.SimpleSolutionsForDifficultProblems.com

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Great to hear from you Carol. I love hearing that people have discovered something new from my writings, and coming from a Social Media savvy resident, well..it means a lot :-) Thnx

  • http://linkedin.com/in/donpower Don Power

    Hi Dino! Thx for reply. Thx for follow on Twitter (I’m following you now too via @donpower and @Sprout_Insights).

    And yes, Power is my name! Thanks to the Irish gods! I’ve gotten good mileage out of my moniker over the years!

    RE: Guest Posting on Sprout Insights Blog, we’ll be chosing some guest posters for the Twitter Tip Tuesday feature based on comments on the blog. So, come on by next Tuesday and let us know what you think! Cheers!

  • AD

    @ Glenn

    If someone has made a system/website for twitter user, it has to work according to how twitter support. How is it possible to make features over on twitter. If tweeter support only 140 chars then there is no any system which can allow you more than 140 chars. Tweetchat is website where you can discuss on perticular #topic, it is a stream where you can reply all peoples who has tweeted about particular #topic. I think twitter is enough for us, no need features out of twitter. Tweetchat is a place where you can attract peoples to follow you and reply you.

  • http://www.brosix.com/ Brosix

    Smart Twitter for Pages is a great plugin for Facebook. Any tweets you post go to your facebook page.

  • Guest

    Thank you for all the usefull tips !

    Instead of integrating a Twitter stream to my Page wall, I have added a Twitter tab. Although I can’t tell the results yet, I prefer this because all these RT, @ and # – and even the content itself – might not mix with the Facebook posts (even if have noticed the #fb tip)

    Integrating social media can be nice, but sometimes you don’t talk to the same people neither in the same way (i.e. my Page’s statuts are more community-centric, as my Tweets are more open). Also, a specific tab enlights your Twitter account and by this way might drive some traffic.

    What do you think ?

  • http://www.canisbonus.com/canis-blogus Laure-Anne

    Great article once again. I’m having trouble finding the Word Press Plugin for ‘Add latest Tweets’, though. Am I having another one of my techophobia attacks?

    Oh, think I’ve found it. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-for-wordpress/ ?

    And the award for the world’s most useless comment goes to….. ; )

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Hi Laure-Anne. Thnx. I suggest you install Latest Tweets via WordPress back-end (go to Plugins-> add new and type Latest Tweets in the search box). If thats not working for you, here is the plugin’s home site http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/latest-tweets/

  • http://www.canisbonus.com/canis-blogus Laure-Anne

    Thanks!

  • http://www.canisbonus.com/canis-blogus Laure-Anne

    Again, a million apologies for the dumb questions. About tip #1: Where is ‘follow friends’ on Twitter?

  • http://www.realchaseadams.com/ Chase Adams

    4 friends & I started a hashtag #UsGuys 2 weeks ago to keep from having to continually mention each other in a conversation about social media.

    We now have almost 200 contributors, 3000 tweets total and 400 tweets per day to a 24/7 chat about marketing, social media and leadership.

    I’d say we accidentally hit #4. :)

    Great post.

  • http://twitter.com/Galactic Cristian Gonzales

    Good strategies, though it’s a missing a big one. ENGAGEMENT.

    Personally speaking, nothing has grown my Twitter presence better than engaging with others on there. It’s key to showcasing that you’re a ‘real person’ behind your digital profile.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Not a dumb Q at all…you get to it slightly differently depending on if you have “new” twitter or the old twitter…which one is you?

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Congrats Chase :-) I love the accidental part of the amplification of Social Media…thats totally boss :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Here here…preach brother Cris…I couldn’t agree more :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Galactic Cristian Gonzales

    Ha ha, just saw your tweet. I’m impressed Mr. Dogan. :)

  • http://twitter.com/rabeeldennis Rabeel A Dennis

    That one really deserves RT..

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    lol…thank you brother…I appreciate it :-)

  • http://claimid.com/bizlaunch Teena

    Very comprehensive. I may have to do something on my twitter account, it’s been awhile that I didn’t care much about it.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Well..you know the rule. You cant just leave Twitter, but if you do make sure you tweet a long, elaborate explanation as to why so that future generations can tell the tale lolI wish I could remember where I saw that so I can give properly give credit but it was one of my very funny twitter buddies :-)

  • http://twitter.com/WithBellsOnCOUK Tracey Bartlett

    http://twitpic.com/373lym ….. I use this as my email signature as it is effective for getting new followers on Facebook and Twitter. Anyone here in the UK and have a wedding related business? Follow me on Twitter! WithBellsOnCOUK

  • http://www.pixelsandclicks.net/ Bhaskar Sarma

    I used Wisestamp but it was a big pain,especially when you were upgrading your browsers or working on different browsers or on a different computer. However now that Gmail has the option of HTML signatures I just copy pasted the email sig from Wisestamp to the appropriate place in Gmail settings.

    Also, I have found that if I use only icons in the signature they are usually invisible to my recipients- by default both web and local email clients seem to block them. So even though it looks less pretty you might want to go with the icons and text option (this option is available in Wisestamp settings)

  • http://twitter.com/RitchBrandon Ritch Brandon

    Dino, your suggestions are great and all tactics that I have used. I also use sites like tweepi.com to identify my followers that have the most impact…and to identify other great tweeps that follow Twitter feeds I find useful. Thanks for your insight! http://blog.TurnYourBrandON.com

  • http://www.brazzers.com Brazzers

    love it, you guys rock

  • jmsmoots

    Great mix of easy tips along with some that require a bit of work. At a bare minimum, you’ve got to syndicate all your insightful tweets with other web properties you own, not just FB and your blog but LinkedIn. Soc media aggregators like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck make this easy. And yes! Advertise your Twitter feed in your email closing, business card, presentation decks, papers you author or any other place you stick your contact info.

  • Susan Avello

    Thanks guys, great tips – as usual.

  • http://happygrasshopper.com Celeste

    Thanks for the tips – Does anyone know how to search for someone on twitter if you have their email address?

  • JeffSexton

    Great post, Dino. Love the tips on the Word Press plug-ins and options and totally agree with you that the freebies for following tactic isn’t such a great one for twitter. Oh, and Selective Tweets is great stuff. I normally try to keep my Twitter and FB content separate, but some cross pollination is useful and this is the perfect tool for that.

    Really, really useful stuff, Dino. Thanks for sharing.

    - Jeff

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Thnx Jeff, Im glad you enjoyed it :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578854519 Geo Strother

    Yeah great post Dino.. Twitter is a relationship building tool. I see far to many users who focus on getting low-value followers, who are not ultra targeted and not interested in your tweets. Twitter should be about targeting people by interest and following those who follow you and respond. I use Hootsuite.com and my goal is to build my twitter base with active targeted followers.

  • http://academysuccess.com/ Cody Wheeler

    Hey, awesome list. I especially like the one about joining conversations. Too many people use Twitter as a “push” only tool. It’ll get you some clicks that way, but it’s so much more powerful when you can develop relationships with it. Great pictures too. I can tell you put a lot of effort into this post. Well done.

    I’ve got a post on my blog titled 17 Ways to Get More Targeted Twitter Followers.

    Some of them are similar, but this may help to supplement your list.

    Cheers!
    Cody B Wheeler
    @CodyBWheeler on Twitter!

  • http://academysuccess.com/ Cody Wheeler

    Hey, awesome list. I especially like the one about joining conversations. Too many people use Twitter as a “push” only tool. It’ll get you some clicks that way, but it’s so much more powerful when you can develop relationships with it. Great pictures too. I can tell you put a lot of effort into this post. Well done.

    I’ve got a post on my blog titled 17 Ways to Get More Targeted Twitter Followers.

    Some of them are similar, but this may help to supplement your list.

    Cheers!
    Cody B Wheeler
    @CodyBWheeler on Twitter!

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    thnx @CodyBWheeler appreciate the feedback. Im glad you enjoyed the twitter roundup :-)

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    thnx @CodyBWheeler appreciate the feedback. Im glad you enjoyed the twitter roundup :-)

  • Stephanie

    I found this article very helpful. I’m new to Twitter so I wasn’t really sure how to get a lot of followers. I have a blog on wordpress (stethomas.wordpress.com) and I had no idea you could link up your Twitter on your blog. What a good idea! I’m a senior public relations major so this will help when I start looking for internships and jobs.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Thnx for your comment Stephanie. Dont you love when you discover new fountains of knowledge? Stay thirsty my friend :-)

  • Sumi

    Great post Dino. Am new to twitter, found your article really useful. Am now following you on twitter.
    Looking forward to many more useful informative posts

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Im glad you enjoyed it Sumi.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Im glad you enjoyed it Sumi.

  • http://twitter.com/MeLikeGoodMusic MeLikeGoodMusic

    I’m not new to Twitter but I always enjoy reading articles like this. It’s like a brief master class to keep me on top of the latest Twitter-related thinking.

    Keep up the great work, Dino.

    James Rawls
    Twitter: @MeLikeGoodMusic

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    A Twitter master class…I like that :-) thnx for commenting James…much appreciated :-)

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  • http://ebusinessmarketingservices.net/ Business Marketing Services

    Thanks man, great article. I’m going to check out Twitter Tools right away. I had no idea about Selective Tweets, either.

    Thanks for the help,
    Brian Clark

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Glad you enjoyed it Brian..Selective Tweets is a neat little trick indeed :-)

  • dancristo

    Great content, but the title is technically wrong. These are all tactics, not strategies. I’ll forgive you though, seeing how I’m going to be using a number of these now after reading the post. Nice job.

  • http://dinodogan.com/ Dino Dogan

    Great observation….and right you are, but calling it 7 twitter tactics just doesnt have the ring to it tho lol…

    To put a fine point on it, combining these 7 tactics is in fact a strategy…so there :-p

    Anyways…my original title was actually replaced with a more SEO friendly one and as you can see, there are many points to consider on this one…

    In all seriousness, thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it :-)

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    Glad you enjoyed it Brian..Selective Tweets is a neat little trick indeed :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TheAbsoluteMost The.Absolute.Most.

    I absolutely love it.  Thanks for all the advice .  i am seeking followers. 

    -The.Absolute.Most

    -http://theabsolutemost.wordpress.com

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