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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.

Do you ever follow those people on Twitter who don’t have their personal photos? Let’s be honest. Normally we don’t like following people we don’t know or at least have a picture of their personality on their profiles.

That little default photo that Twitter supplies is okay. However, experience has shown me that 99% of the accounts that don’t have a picture belong to spammers and robot  accounts–not the kind of “people” we want to include in our social network.

So, if you don’t have a picture for your Twitter profile, I’m may not be following you.  And I’m not alone. You look suspicious.  You don’t appear to be interest in participating.  You bear a strange resemblance to a spambot.  That’s not your best look. But you can do better than that.

If you don’t have a picture up yet, get into your Twitter profile and upload one now. If for some reason, you really don’t want to have a picture of yourself publicized in the Twitter universe, find a stock photo of a cedar tree on a summer day or a cute kitten or even a boat by the lakeshore.

Allow something in your profile to describe you as a real person. That there is a real person behind the tweets. You owe it to yourself really to upload a photo describing you as person in Twitter. Bottom line, your picture is worth a thousand followers in Twitter.

Find out more about “How to Follow Friends and Tweet People” and increase your following.

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