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Twitter hasn’t had the easiest time adjusting to the new social media landscape.

Facebook and messaging apps have been crushing the social media platform on paper.

But, Twitter isn’t a ghost town. It has over 330 million active monthly users!

Participating on Twitter is a lot more fruitful than you think.

It’s an audience that can’t be ignored.

I regularly tweet and use my Twitter account to promote my blog posts and other content.

I’m up to 378,000 followers.

It’s an audience worth paying attention to, even if only a small percentage can see any given tweet.

Of course, you have to build a following, and Twitter is a much different experience for those who don’t have followers.

Buying followers is a common practice, but it doesn’t work the way you think.

Third-party services often sell fake followers. These may look impressive, but they don’t work.

You’ll also get banned from Twitter for buying fake followings.

To succeed on Twitter, you’ll need an engaged following that responds and retweets your content.

Here’s how to buy those followers the right way, without taking any black hat shortcuts.

Why Twitter Followers Matter

When you start on Twitter, you’ll have no followers.

You’ll just be sending tweets into the empty abyss.

Nearly 69 million Americans use Twitter.

These users come from a broad range of demographics and interests.

Between Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and newer platforms like TikTok, I’d go so far as to say social media is the most important digital marketing media to focus on.

Usage of social media has steadily increased across the board, according to another Pew Research study.

Twitter is used for a variety of purposes, even to discover businesses.

The platform is the #1 platform for discovery, with 53% of people on Twitter saying they are likely to be the first to purchase new products.

So, while it’s not as popular as Facebook or Instagram, Twitter’s social platform can’t be ignored.

Curious how to get followers on Instagram instead?

Check out my post on how to gain 300 Instagram followers a day!

Otherwise, understand there are only four ways people can see your tweets.

1. They Follow You

Tweets are typically public, and the service will recommend tweets to you based on content, geography, and other considerations.

Still, users typically only see tweets from people they follow and choose to.

Remember, not everyone accesses Twitter directly from the website or app.

Some use third-party tools like Hootsuite or Buffer to filter out the noise.

These app interfaces make it much more difficult to be seen unless you’re posting relevant content.

2. Someone They Follow Retweets or Responds to You

My tweets reach much further than just my followers.

Many of them retweet my content to their followers too!

Each of these accounts has followers that may not follow me.

For example, by clicking through to @CoffeeShopBlogg’s Twitter account, we can see they have nearly 5000 followers.

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It’s an audience I couldn’t reach on my own, and that endorsement increases my audience.

It can also increase my follower count.

People are much more likely to trust your information when presented by a third party.

3. You Target Them With a Promoted Post

You can follow people for a follow-back, but that only gets you so far.

Use promoted posts to reach an audience when you’re starting out (and even when you’re a large corporation with a huge following).

Here’s one from GlassesUsa.com that appeared in my Twitter feed:

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I’ll dive deeper into how to customize promoted posts further down in this article.

There’s one last way to have your content read on Twitter.

4. Use Hashtags

Although #hashtags predate Twitter, it popularized them long before Instagram and Facebook made them mainstream.

The majority of the most popular trending topics around the world are hashtags.

By posting about trending topics and using hashtags in general, you greatly increase your chances of being discovered through user search.

The Twitter algorithm will also occasionally show users content based on topics they’ve followed before.

If you’re interested in learning more, I have a great article about tools to increase Twitter engagement.

For those still with me, we’re moving on to the scourge of fake followers.

Avoid Fake Twitter Followers

According to some reports, more than half of all Twitter followers are fake.

A site called Twitter Audit lets you check any celebrity account to find out how many are actual people.

Katy Perry is the biggest account on Twitter, with over 109 million followers.

But 42% are fake.

Now, these numbers are debatable, but the existence of Twitter bots and fake followers is not.

They’re very real and often used in very interesting ways.

Microsoft, for example, created an AI bot named @TayTweets that interacted with the public for several hours before turning bigoted.

Tay’s AI was eventually deactivated, highlighting one danger of bots and fake followers.

Another issue with fake followers is they can get you banned.

Twitter makes a business promoting posts and connecting real users with each other.

While it accepts bots used for functional purposes, its terms and conditions strictly prohibit buying or selling fake engagements of any kind.

Being reported for spam while having too many fake followers increases the likelihood you’ll be banned.

Fake followers don’t interact with you, so they lower your overall engagement rates.

Don’t let these black-hat scams bring your brand’s social media accounts down.

The official way to purchase followers is through Twitter itself.

Use Follower Campaigns and Sponsored Tweets to Buy Twitter Followers

You can’t directly pay somebody to follow you, but you can pay Twitter to recommend you to them.

Through a follower campaign, you can promote your account to non-followers through their Home timeline and Who to follow panel.

It’s an opportunity to reach new people.

In fact, Alimetiers increased their followers by 200% using a follower campaign.

Much like Facebook Ads, Twitter Follower campaigns can be easily set up within the platform.

There are four basic steps to get this done.

You’ll want to repeat this process several times to create focused ads that reach the right audiences.

1. Select an Audience

The first step is selecting an audience for your campaign.

You can target specific geographic locations, genders, languages, interests, device, followers, and more.

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Twitter recommends only using one segmentation at a time, but I disagree.

Feel free to experiment with different combinations for the best results.

For example, say I was targeting people interested in blogging in the United States. I can target the keywords blog and blogging, along with the interest of blogging.

I can then specifically target female bloggers if I’m looking for mom bloggers.

Different messages resonate with different audiences, so every segmentation counts.

2. Use Custom Audiences

Twitter offers custom audiences to make things easier.

It’s like equalizer presets on your stereo system, optimized for specific purposes.

Custom audiences can be used to remarket to people who have visited your website, used your mobile app, or just upload your customer list.

This is helpful for zeroing in on people already familiar with your brand who just haven’t followed you on Twitter yet.

You’ll greatly increase the ROI of your Twitter ad campaigns using Tailored Audiences.

Try one today!

3. Craft a Great Tweet With a CTA

Once you have your audience selected, craft a compelling tweet that will convince them to follow you.

This is the tweet that shows up in people’s Home feed, and you only get one chance to make a first impression.

Give people a reason to click the follow button.

It’s also a great idea to include a link to your website.

Ferguson found the increased engagement in its Twitter campaign carried over to its website, too.

You can replicate this success with a Twitter campaign of your own.

Just be sure to include that CTA. It’ll help optimize your budget.

Here’s how.

4. Set Campaign Budget and Dates

Once you have your campaign set up, the final step is to set a budget.

The average business spends between $4000 and $7000 per month on paid social.

Much like on Google and Facebook, the price to reach audiences depends on the criteria selected.

Twitter has a great FAQ about budgeting basics on its Twitter for Business website.

What’s great about followers campaigns is you’re only charged for the follows you acquire.

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You won’t be charged for impressions, replies, retweets, or clicks on your links.

This makes a follower campaign ideal for businesses with a limited ad spend budget.

It’s also why I recommended adding a link to your website in your CTA. It can save a lot of money and increase your ROI!

While I’m on the subject, there’s no need to stick to Twitter for buying followers.

Although you can’t explicitly pay for followers, you can use your existing web channels to “buy” real Twitter followers.

Use Your Existing Channels to “Buy” Twitter Followers

If you have a blog, odds are you have social sharing buttons to let readers easily share your content across social media channels.

Here are a few examples of tweet button styles.

You can also update the tweet text when your posts are shared from other users’ Twitter accounts.

Other users tweeting your content is an invaluable marketing technique.

You’re “buying” followers in this case through spending on quality blog content.

I have a great video about when and where to use social sharing buttons.

This is the first place to start earning Twitter followers.

But it’s certainly not the last.

You can add Twitter follow tabs throughout your web properties to greatly increase follower counts.

It allows you to run off-site follower campaigns as well.

Here’s how to add Twitter follow links to a few popular web platforms.

Promote Twitter on Facebook

Facebook and Twitter are competing platforms, so they don’t work together very well. However, there used to be third-party apps that let you add a Twitter follow button to Facebook.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t work anymore.

What you can do is post on Facebook asking people to follow you there.

Provide incentives for your Facebook followers to follow on Twitter by offering a sample giveaway or contest.

Add Twitter to WordPress

Every blog post I publish is promoted on my Twitter account automatically through Buffer.

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I do this because I blog so often, it’s necessary to schedule social posts separately.

Of course, you can publicize posts directly from WordPress by linking your account.

It’s also possible to embed tweets (including the promoted tweet from your follower campaign).

This is done by simply copying and pasting the URL into the WordPress visual editor (without the hyperlink) like this.

There’s also a Twitter follow button you can add to your site.

You’re not buying followers directly using any of these techniques.

You’re adding a Twitter follow to your conversion goals while including more engaging content on your site.

It’s a great way to increase your Twitter follower count.

But we’re not done yet.

There are two other ways to allocate your marketing budget to gain Twitter followers.

The first is through influencer marketing.

Hire Guest Tweeters to “Buy” Twitter Followers

I’m a fan of influencer marketing.

DJ Khaled is one of my favorites to watch. He’s affectionately known as the king of social media.

His Twitter account alone has 5 million followers.

Instead of buying followers, you can reach DJ Khaled’s audience directly by hiring him as a guest tweeter.

Guest tweeters are commonly used to spread information and share audiences.

Like any celebrity or influencer endorsement, these tweets come at a cost.

On Twitter, DJ Khaled’s 5 million followers would cost around $30,000 to reach.

You can likely negotiate half that price to have him take over your Twitter account for a few hours.

The ROI could be worth it if you get enough Twitter followers.

Keep in mind that while the followers gained from this type of marketing campaign are expensive, the LTV of each follower gained is potentially great.

There’s one last method to buy Twitter followers I’ll discuss before sending you on your way to try it yourself.

Grow Your Twitter Following Through Email

Email is still one of the best places to get conversions.

It’s an effective method of communicating in bulk to targeted lists of recipients.

According to MailChimp, the average click rate for links in emails is just under 3%.

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One of the best places to increase those conversions (and gain Twitter followers) is in your email signature.

Here’s a short video on how to increase conversions through your email signature.

A Twitter follow button or even just a link to your Twitter profile account is enough to gain extra followers.

You can go a step further by offering a free trial, sample, or discount in exchange for a Twitter follow.

Sampling has been proven to increase conversions by up to 90%.

For maximum benefit, you can gamify it by offering tiered rewards for every social account they follow you on.

This way, you’re pooling all your social media spend into one campaign.

Neat, huh?

Conclusion

Twitter is a unique social network that grew popular alongside Facebook and survived the rise of Instagram, Snapchat, and messaging apps.

This microblogging site has started revolutions around the world and is one of the main sources of information in the modern world.

Hollywood, marketing, and media outlets all incorporate Twitter and hashtags into their content.

Even if you’re not on Twitter, millions of professionals in every industry are.

If you’re not using Twitter, you’re missing out on an easy way to raise brand awareness and provide a healthy ROI for your brand.

How have you increased your Twitter following and monitored your account for fake followers?

Legitimate Ways on How to Get Real Followers on Instagram in 2020

Legitimate Ways on How to Get Real Followers on Instagram in 2020

Written by Zac Johnson
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Gaining more followers on Instagram can open many doors for you and your brand.

People with large Instagram followings have a better opportunity to market their products and services, raise brand awareness, and even make more money by posting sponsored ads.

But, the road to gaining more followers is not an easy one. You can’t just start requesting everyone and their mom to follow you and hope that they follow back.

Nope, in order to get real followers on Instagram, you need a plan.

What do you need to do?

Read on as we cover some of the most basic and effective ways to get real followers on Instagram.

1. Optimize Your Bio

First impressions mean everything. And in the world of influencers on Instagram, the aesthetic of your bio is definitely your first impression.

And, seeing as people only take a quick second to glance at your bio, you better make that first impression count.

How do you do this?

Headline and Keyword

It all starts with your headline and keyword. Below your Instagram handle, there’s a line for you to put your brand name. Next to this, you should also write a keyword that helps describe who you are. For example, something like “Fitness trainer”, “makeup artist to the stars”, or “skincare expert”.

It doesn’t need to be anything fancy or lengthy. Instead, it should just be a couple of quick words to let people know what you do.

Body Section

The body section makes up the majority of your Instagram bio. However, it’s much different than the body section for a blog post. You want to keep it short and sweet.

The point of the body section is to clearly describe who you are and what you’re about, all while speaking in the voice of your brand.

You can see a nice example of this in the Lewis Howes social profile below. Notice how it has a nice profile picture, a URL to his podcast page, and high-quality content and images throughout the feed.

Here’s what should be included in the body section:

About Me

Your about me section should include a condensed version of your mission statement. You only have 150 characters, so use them wisely.

That being said, don’t be afraid to add a bit of personality here with hashtags and emojis.

Call to Action With URL Link

We’ve all seen brands do Instagram posts that say “link in bio” in them. Well, this is a perfect example of a call to action.

Below your about me section, you should have a call to action that entices your audience to click on the URL link that goes back to your site. Something simple like, “Click now for 10 percent off today only”, is perfect.

Social Proof

Customers are all about social proof these days, so be sure to add a line that gives your brand some credibility.

Examples of credibility include a certification, a social cause your brand gives back to, or a feature in a publication.

2. Get Crazy with the Hashtags

As you probably already know, Instagram now allows users to follow hashtags and not just profiles.

This provides a huge opportunity for those wanting to gain more followers, as the right hashtag can really boost your profile.

There are also plenty of useful tools out there to help you find the most relevant and popular hashtags trending at any given time.

But, you want to make sure you’re playing the hashtag game smart. First of all, make sure you’re not just using one-word hashtags. While these are valuable, it’s still smart to mix it up with multi-word hashtags that are more nice and creative.

And, don’t worry about every single hashtag being directly related to your brand. The goal of hashtags isn’t just about getting more immediate followers, it’s also about showing your personality so your current followers stick with you.

For example, let’s say you’re a personal trainer. It would be pretty boring if all of your hashtags were things like #workoutday or #staymotivated. Instead, you should try to have a little fun with it. For example, if it’s a leg day you could say #gettingaleguponthecompetition or #cantmoveafterthisworkout.

Lastly, make sure hashtags aren’t taking up the majority of your copy, as that can make your captions difficult to read. A smart thing many people do is put the hashtags at the end of the copy.

3. Get Descriptive With Your Captions

A picture certainly does say a thousand words. However, this doesn’t mean you want all of your captions to be super short.

While it’s definitely good to have some posts with short captions, you definitely want to dive into detail with other posts.

By being descriptive with your captions and telling the story behind the picture, you will generate more interest in your posts and be able to grow your following.

Also, storytelling is a great way for your customers to get to know you, so if you’re a one man or woman show, don’t be afraid to get a little personal on there too.

Someone who has the Instagram caption game down is Kayla Itsines, a personal trainer turned fitness entrepreneur who gained most of her business through Instagram. While Kayla keeps some posts short and sweet with workout demos, other posts are much longer and go into great detail about what she does to stay so fit.

She also shares with her audience stories about her family, friends, and travels.

Also make note of the URL being used in her Instagram profile page, as it leads right to her sales page — which likely adds a decent amount of new paying customers to her business and weight loss training programs daily.

4. Tap Into Influencer Marketing

If you’re looking to gain more followers so you can build your brand and grow your business, then you need to tap into influencer marketing and get some Instagram shoutouts.

But, you need to be smart about how you play the influencer game. First of all, you need to find people who not only have a strong following, but who also align with your brand values.

For example, let’s say you’re an organic food brand. It’s probably not a good idea to partner with an influencer who is constantly out partying and eating junk food. Instead, you should find influencers who focus on their health and fitness.

 you’re interested in working with, start following them. And, be sure to turn on post notifications so you’ll get an alert every time they post something new. Whenever they post something new, be sure to interact with their profile. You can do this by liking their photos or by leaving comments.

Once you’ve started to develop a relationship with an influencer, you can finally reach out to see if they’d like to work with your brand.

But, the key is to not sound desperate. In other words, don’t say something like, “would you please post something about our product? We’ll pay you big money!” This is both unprofessional and spammy.

Instead, you should say something like, “Hey we really like your profile. Would you be interested in trying out some of our products?”

At the same time, if you are just starting out on Instagram and don’t want to try and build a brand and following from ZERO, the option is also there to use a solution like Famoid. They have plenty of services and solutions in place to help with Instagram growth, follower counts, and social sharing for your account.

5. Take Advantage of VPN Solutions

As bloggers and internet marketers, we often hear about the benefits of using a VPN to protect your information and browsing data all of the time. The concept is nothing new, but thousands of people are adding such privacy tools and solutions into their daily browsing habits daily.

However, VPNs can prove useful when doing any type of social media marketing and research online. Three of the most commons reasons for using one with Instagram are:

  1. Country-Based Restrictions
  2. Workplace and Academic Restrictions
  3. For General Security and Privacy

As noted by SurfShark’s VPN Affiliate Program, “Virtual private networks allow users throughout the world to bypass censorship. Everywhere. The internet should be an open hub of knowledge and sharing. Using the right VPN allows users to access Instagram content, from anywhere.

Besides protecting your information and online browsing information, VPNs can also help with accessing different Instagram marketing and scheduling tools you might be using. Depending on where you run your business or if you are trying to access wifi at different locations, this may limit your ability to access some sites and social platforms.

When it comes to VPN and running a business or brand online, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

 

6. Get Local and Target New Audiences

When trying to build your following on Instagram, the smartest thing to do is to start local and to build your way up from there.

You should make frequent mention of where your business is headquartered. And, you should give shoutouts to your local community and point out local attractions.

As pointed out in this Search Engine Journal localized Instagram branding article, they focus a lot of attention on the importance “To optimize the local reach of your Instagram page, you need to focus on localized hashtags.“.

For example, let’s say you’re a yoga apparel brand based in New York City. You could create a post about bringing your yoga mat to Central Park for the weekend and then ask your followers about their place in New York to do yoga.

Once you’ve tapped into the city market, that’s when you can start thinking about expanding to the whole state, then the whole country, and then the rest of the world.

7. Post Quality Photos and Videos

If you’re doing all the above and still not getting followers, then perhaps you need to look at the quality of your Instagram photos.

If you’re posting a bunch of dark and grainy photos that look like they were taken on an original iPhone, then it’s time to make a change.

Even if your business has nothing to do with photography, your photos should still look professional. Otherwise, people won’t take your brand seriously.

If you’re just starting out and you can’t afford a fancy camera or a  professional photographer, don’t be afraid to use stock photos. Many of these are high quality, and you’d be surprised at the number of photos you can find that fit into your brand’s message.

Also, make sure you follow the 60/40 rule when posting photos. That is, 60 percent of your photos should be directly related to your product or service. The other 40 percent should be lifestyle shots. in other words, shots of your community, travel adventures, employees, or family. Or, they can also be quotes.

How to Get Real Followers on Instagram: Are You Ready?

Now that you know how to get real followers on Instagram, it’s time to put these steps into motion.

And just remember, a million followers won’t come overnight, so be patient with the game and take your time with each step. Pretty soon, those numbers will keep growing and growing.

If you have any questions about gaining real Instagram followers, please let us know in the comments below. And, don’t forget that Instagram is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to building your brand.