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How to get Followers after Hitting a Limit?

     
3:34 pm on Jun 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It seems there is a follow limit of 2,000 depending on your ratio. How are you suppose to get followers after not being able to follow anyone anymore. What are some good tips for building your follower list?
2:38 am on June 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

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What are some good tips for building your follower list?


Make some useful tweets and people will follow you without having to follow anyone.

If you have a couple of C notes to spare, do what I've seen others do in the past, offer a couple of shiny electronic trinkets as a prize randomly given to a follower after you hit 10K followers for example. Typical trinkets might be a GoPro camera, a Nexus 7 tablet, etc., but something just expensive enough to make all the greedy people RT you to death, but not break the bank. If you find a cooler cheaper prize and can offer more the better.

I personally think it's slimy, kind of like hanging a pork chop around an ugly kids neck to get the dog to play with him, but it's proven effective although annoying with all the RTs.
12:30 pm on June 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

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In that case,the best way to get followers is to buy about 100 and then after that ppl realize ur account is cool (bc of all ur followers) and start to follow u.You can buy followers from freelancers who are on such sites.

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10:25 pm on June 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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@Incredibill you gave me a good laugh with that example about that pork chop. Your idea sounds awesome though I'm gonna go with that.

@dhibhin I need a good list of followers not just numbers.
2:25 am on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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You guys missed the original followers meme.

Get a set of pipes to take out all the rats. Blow that tune really well.

More followers than you know what to do with.

You are shilling sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, right? (Mommy pics at the playground, asprin for fevers and cancer prevention--and heart health, too--and Barry Manilow)

That said, if you have something worth following there are no limits to who might do so. You best have a meme the critters will follow... and that is what THEY want to follow, not what you want them to do.

Twiter is an entirely other kind of "insertwhattheylike"verse...

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4:19 am on Aug 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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How are you suppose to get followers after not being able to follow anyone anymore.


If you're trying to promote a business or brand, the point of gaining new followers is to better promote your product or service to your target audience. Just because you follow an account and they follow you back, it doesn't mean that they will ever retweet you, let alone bother reading your tweets in the first place.

Reciprocal following is generally pointless. The number of followers that you have might be a plus for the credibility of a brand or business, but a high number doesn't mean that you will actually benefit from Twitter marketing. Your real focus should be on crafting Tweets that are likely to be retweeted, not the number of followers you have.

What are some good tips for building your follower list?


Again, forget about the number of followers for a moment. If you're promoting a business, think in terms of what type of Tweets are likely to be retweeted by other people, particularly if their followers may represent your target audience. In fact, your tweets don't even need to mention your own product or services. And it doesn't even matter if the person retweeting you is a follower in the first place.

Let's pretend there are two competing businesses selling the same food product. The product would normally contain milk, only they sell a milk-free version for lactose-intolerant people.

Business A:Tweets links to their website, and mentions the product that they're selling.

Business B: Finds a recipe online for a meal that uses a milk substitute. Tweets that it's a cool recipe, includes a link, maybe includes a relevant hashtag.

Which of those two Tweets are more likely to be retweeted (shared) by their lactose-intolerant followers? Especially considering that one of those tweets doesn't make any type of sales pitch.

Let's take it a step further.

Business B not only Tweets a link to content that is likely to be shared by their followers (who in turn may have followers that are in the target audience), but they include a mention of the recipe site's Twitter name. "Lactose intolerant? You'll love this @recipesite recipe for mashed potatoes."

Not only will their own followers consider retweeting it, but the recipe site may notice and decide to retweet it to their own 2,000 followers. Especially if Business B doesn't seem to be trying to self-promote their own products. And now the recipe site's 2,000 Twitter followers will notice Business B's logo and company name.

Now take it even further.

Business B Tweets a link to a recipe, but includes a mention of a milk substitute that the recipe specifically calls for. "Lactose intolerant? You'll love this mashed potato recipe using @brandname soy milk."

The manager of the brand's Twitter account notices the mention. They retweet it to their own 10,000 followers because 1. It gives their own customers yet another use for their product, 2. It validates to others that people are out there talking about their product, 3. Business B isn't trying to self-promote. By retweeting it, the brand gets to "toot their own horn" without looking like they're boasting (You see this Tweet right here, other people think we have a cool product!)

The end result? Anyone who visits the milk substitute's Twitter profile will see Business B's logo and company name as a Retweet, and as many as 10k followers can see Business B's tweet in their feed. Since many of those 10k followers for that brand are probably lactose intolerant, it means they ALSO happen to represent Business B's target customer. Best case scenario, Business B picks up new followers, and maybe some clickthroughs to their site via their profile. At a minimum, their business name and logo get more attention.

Long story short, a business or brand can benefit greatly if they focus on connecting with their target audience, and Tweeting share-worthy things that are useful and/or entertaining. The best promotion may prove to be when you aren't self-promoting at all
6:58 am on Oct 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Then again, you just got to be someone like Beiber... who is the largest followed with tens of millions... or a noted German car maker with 44,000. (looking for the article I just read two days ago and am afflicted with CRS)

One of the reasons why monetizing on twitter is difficult these days (and that was the thrust of the article). If twitter (and other similar sites) are having trouble getting those all important advertisers And the Traffic, that goes a long way to explain how difficult it might be to get traction (and followers).

No doom and gloom, just find that way to get "famous" in a way that makes you proud, and all those following will enjoy. There's billions of people on the net... certainly one can find a few like thinkers (clients)!
9:18 am on Oct 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

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If all you need is to "unblock" your limit so you can follow new people then the quickest way to do that is to just buy followers.

If you're only following people and hoping that they follow you back later, then maybe you should focus more on posting engaging content people will actually be interested in. You know... Using twitter the way it's meant to be used?
1:26 am on Jan 8, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You can get a percentage of your following after 2000, once you have 2000 followes lets say - you are good too 2100

Its better to unfollow the unfollowers and target more active users

Advice would be not to spam and make sure the people you approch will like your feed and naturally they should follow you,

For example if your blog/feed is about dog training, find a high authority twitter account that is about dog training and follow their last 500 followers,

If they dont follow you back they are not intrested and can be unfollowed,

this way you should build up a engaged following (much better than just big numbers)
 

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