Building Relationships With Your Friends Through Twitter
There is something to be said for being able to get more social media followers than you have already. Of course, that means that you’ll need to use other means to lure people into joining in on the fun too. Here are a few of those ways you can use. You may even find that by using them all you’ll get more Twitter followers than you thought possible.
One of the easiest ways to get people to follow you is to offer them freebies. For example, if you are running a Twitter page then offering a free eBook might just do the trick. People love to get something for nothing so if your offer them a free eBook, they’ll be more likely to follow you and click on your links. Do some search engine optimisation (SEO) work for your Twitter page so that people find it easier to find you. That will get you more Twitter followers.
Another strategy is to offer your followers stuff that they’ve requested. If you keep up to date with what your followers want then you’ll have a much better chance of getting them to follow you. It’s always tempting to reply to the same messages from other Twitter users but that could backfire on you. So, when you have an idea for a tweet, write it down first and then decide whether you want to tweet it or pass it along to one of your followers. Chances are if you pass it along then they won’t be following you anyway so you could lose a potential follower.
Link your Twitter account to your Facebook account. That way you’ll be getting lots of traffic through Facebook from your Twitter account and also from Facebook. You could even add a Facebook button to your website or blog. This could attract more Facebook friends too. In fact, it’s worth making the effort to attract more Facebook friends. As they say, the more friends you have, the more influence you’ll have!
Get involved in your follower’s news. You’ll never know who you might follow through Twitter or Facebook if you don’t try to make some posts of your own. Just start up a discussion in the comments section of any article you may want to post and see what happens. Most people love this kind of interaction and it’s always good for you to make yourself available to your followers.
Encourage people you follow to leave you their thoughts and opinions on whatever you’re talking about. This will show them that you value their opinion and they’ll want to come visit you in person. If they do, it will be even easier to convince them to follow you on Twitter. But at the same time, it’s important not to overdo it. Your followers will appreciate constructive criticism but too much of it will seem like a nanny is visiting the house every night.
Try and keep your tweets focused on the topic at hand. It’s easy to get caught up in all the other great things people are tweeting about, and it’s a very tempting thing to do. When you have followers, however, it’s essential that you only talk about the subjects that they want to read about. If you’re talking about something that most people would prefer to remain under the radar, they’ll probably just follow you in an instant.
Use your Twitter account as an advertising platform. People use Facebook and MySpace more so as marketing tools. The key with Twitter is to find a way to make it work to your advantage. If you follow these tips, you can easily build relationships with the people in your life, especially those that you want to be close to – your friends!