Posts Tagged ‘twitter following’

If you’re on Twitter, it means you want people to seek you out and follow you when you have interests that are similar to theirs. The number of your followers define your reach in Twitter and you want that number to be as big as possible.

But are you one those unwittingly decreasing your follower counts? There are two simple ways that you can be limiting your effectiveness in Twitter.

Upload your photo

Do you have a photo in your twitter profile? If none, then you’re given that default avatar in twitter. Who else have that same default avatar? Only those people who are so lazy to upload their own photo. And some of them are the lousy spammers and those robot accounts and worst, spamming accounts that hide behind the default avatar. If you don’t have a picture, people can assume the worst about you which you want to avoid at all costs. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand followers in twitter.

Get a good username

The second little thing is your username. If you have a nice username, you’ll tend to get more followers than one with a bad username. Bad usernames are those with long number sequences that look so spammy like Frank0920887. Or if you have a silly sounding name like “IHateMyRoomate”, this makes it so clear that you’re not very serious in twitter. That you are trying to be unpopular and are not looking for twitter followers.

It’s a simple, little step to get a nice and good-sounding username. Once you have that name, upload your nicest picture. You’ll be surprised how these two small beginnings can get you a huge following in twitter.

The next step is then to tweet people and make more friends to increase your followers even more.

What is the fastest way to develop and create an online presence? A few years ago, the answer coming from many people is most likely: start blogging. Get an account for free at or and within minutes, your blog could be up and running already; all without cost. And some few others will advise to create a simple HTML webpage with a free template and upload to the internet using cheap hosting.

Today, the answer to that question might well be – Twitter! It’s a lot better than the older ways of creating an online presence. And it’s definitely faster. As you may already know, Twitter can be classified as a micro-blogging platform.

You can set up a free account at and you’re up and running in just a few minutes. You can customize your setting effortlessly. In a few updates or posts of 140 characters or less, you can quickly develop a twitter following of interested parties. This short-burst style of twitter posting (140 characters maximum) makes it ideal for those who don’t have the time, patience or material to be regular bloggers. And it’s so easy to promote your Twitter URL.

If you’re reading this because you’re still at a loss how to get to develop your online presence faster, then you have your answers. Go to and you’ll find it so easy to set up your account. Make your first connections online via Twitter. Perhaps, Twitter may also be the way for you to market online.

Find out more about how to meet and connect with people via Twitter. If you are into marketing, check out and learn the secrets of how to use twitter for marketing.

Not so long ago, it used to be that there were many little blogging platforms anyone could choose from. However today, WordPress is the blogging platform of choice for most everyone getting into blogosphere for the first time. It has become the default blog. How come? What made wordpress become such a powerful force online and crush the competition?

Plainly, the explanation lies in the fact that WordPress is a good product. It works. And it works well for every blogger.

There are additional factors as well. The users community was a collection of coders and fans who developed a massive array of plug-ins and widgets to increase the utility and functionality of WordPress.

There is no doubt that today, Twitter is following the WordPress success plan. And that’s to everybody’s benefit! Since the Twitter API has been made available, we’re now seeing the creation of dozens of tools designed to make Twitter use easier, more intuitive and more productive.

To be able to use Twitter, do you need some tools? Of course not. In the same way that you don’t need Askiment to run WordPress either. Those extras called pugins, however, make the tools more functional and a lot more attractive.

Popular Twitter continues to grow and there’ll be no let up in the rise of twitter accounts in the months to come. This could be due in part to the many great third-party tool developments exclusively done for twitter use.

We will see more of marketing being done on twitter as well. It’s time to learn the secrets of marketing with Twitter.

Inside Twitter, there are a few great ways to build your followers.  Creating great tweets can build your following. Or even by just following other tweeterers can increase your twitter followers. This is because some are just programmed to follow those who follow them.

However, if you’re really serious in the follower department, you may need to take your game off the Twitter site.

Below are a few off-Twitter strategies you can use to promote your Twitter URL in order to boost your follower count.

First, in the emails you’re sending to your subscriber list, include your Twitter URL in the footer. This only takes a second of your time yet it can make a huge difference.  Business contacts who participate in Twitter are likely to follow you and others may do likewise.

Second, if your participate in any forums, make sure you include your Twitter URL in your forum signatures. Add also that URL to your profile.

Third, be certain that you’re indicating your Twitter involvement on all of your other Web properties.  That means you need to have your badge up on your blog and on all your static sites.

The more you can do to spread the word, the better.  If you want to maximize your twitter follower potential, take advantage of  every opportunity that is available to you.

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