Are you on Twitter and frustrated that you can’t pass the 2,000 follower mark? (Twitter rule: once you follow 2000 users, you are only able to follow 10 percent more users than your followers.) Here are five tips that can help you get to and pass your 2,000th follower.
To make sure you are able to have a 1:1 ratio of follows to followers to be able to pass the 2,000 mark you need to make sure you aren’t following too many people that aren’t following you back (See number 3 for more help). Go through who you follow and unfollow those that aren’t returning the favor. If you just want to follow lots of celebrities and organizations who will most likely never follow you back then it will take you much longer to pass the 2,000 follower mark and it can be helpful to unfollow some of those big names and follow them after you have passed the 2,000 mark. You can always add folks who won’t follow you back to a Twitter List to keep up with what they are tweeting instead of following them.
No Ghost Towns
If you aren’t regularly posting content you are much less likely to get followers. Make sure you are putting out a good variety of original content that make people want to follow you. The point of following someone on any area of social media isn’t for silence, but to gain perspective and to learn about news in a rapid fashion.
With social media and technology has come with lots of tools to help you with your social media experience. A simple google search of “Twitter Apps” will give you lots of options to use when it comes to helping your Twitter experience. Some helpful ones the staff at American Majority has found are Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, BufferApp, and Manage Flitter. These apps can help you schedule tweets, unfollow those who don’t follow you, and to better organize your Twitter account.
On Fridays a great way to show appreciation for your followers is having a tweet with the hashtag of #FF. You put this hashtag then list your followers that you think others should follow. This gives your followers exposure and will often result in them returning the favor, which will help you get some more people to follow you. When using this hashtag try to put some followers in the tweet that don’t already follow one another, so that they are more likely to give each other a new follower.
If you are close to the 2,000 limit, but can’t seem to get over the hump ask someone you know, whether personally or you have a good Twitter relationship, to give you a shout out. Asking their similar followers to follow you to get you to your goal. The key with this is to make sure it’s someone who would give you a shout out, has similar followers, and has many more followers than you that would be able to follow you in a big way to push you past the 2,000 follower mark.
Following these 5 tips should help you get over the 2,000 follower mark! If not feel free to ask us at American Majority for advice or a shout out!