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10 Ways To Build Twitter Followers: Find People

MarketingJuly 23, 2009By

10 Ways To Build Twitter Followers: Find PeopleTwitter has some real power for getting the word out about your small business because it has strength in numbers. In a way, it’s like a broadcast channel.

When combined with smart device applications that make it possible to tweet on-the-go . . . its power is even greater.

With that said, here are 10 ways to build Twitter followers for your small business. We’ll walk you through each tip — one by one.

Twitter tip number one is a no brainer - find people!

Using Twitter’s “Find People” feature is the very first step you should take. This feature offers a couple of ways to locate Twitter users whom you may already know.

  • Search for friends, family and customers using the feature.
  • Or simply have Twitter go through your email account to hook you up with your current contacts.

To do so, simply log in to your Twitter account.  Look at the top right of your screen and you will see tiny links across the page.  Yep, there it is  . . .  the “Find People” link.  Choose the “find on other networks” tab and you can search through contacts in Gmail, Yahoo! and AOL.  While you’re there, you can invite other users you may know by email and search through the suggested users for some famous faces.

And while you’re at it, check out Twitter Search.  You can find people by name, keywords, interests, locations, other social media networks.  Once you get going, you’ll see that it’ll be very hard for you to stop.  There’s just so much – and so many – to discover.  So get going by starting to search and explore your new world of Twitter.

Well, that’s it – that’s the first step and it’s really that simple.  Be sure to click the red “Next” button to see the next tip – it gets better as we go along. . .

Twitter Tip Two: Follow Friday

13 Responses to “10 Ways To Build Twitter Followers: Find People”

  1. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Staci,

    Are you planning to have a radio show on Twitter, FriendFeed and other types of microblogging tools? I hear from leading social media experts and bloggers that more and more people are getting into “lifestreaming”.

  2. ilike2photoshop Says:

    Nice, twitter tips there very useful.

  3. Margaret Says:

    This was a nice arrangement of Twitter tips that are creatively delivered.

  4. bizsugar.com Says:

    Slideshow: 10 Ways To Build Twitter Followers…

    This creative slideshow offers 10 useful Twitter tips to help you and your small business gain visibility and followers on the popular social media site….

  5. Chris Says:

    This was cute, thanks for putting it together!

  6. Catch Search Marketing Says:

    Twitter just released a very comprehensive group of business case studies, and advice for for businesses to use twitter.

    http://business.twitter.com/twitter101/resources

  7. TJ McCue Says:

    I love this post. Learned a few things clicking through the 10 tips. Thanks.

  8. RedHotFranchises Says:

    Marketing is all about experimentation, so give it a shot! Note the benefit and drawback is that other people will be able to jump into the conversation.
    Great Article!

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  10. bidaelgran Says:

    Great sharing n usefull for new twitters like me. Thanks

  11. Ashton Kutchner Says:

    This site was reccomended to me by a friend, TwitterBuilding.com , a great resource when it comes to growing your account. The marketing pays off and its free.

  12. Build Web Traffic Says:

    Excellent Twitter tips. Thanks so much for sharing these helpful ideas. Awesome. Great stuff.

  13. coffee wordpress theme Says:

    I hope I will get a lot more visitors over twitter now. Great tips.

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