Create a Twitter List

You can use Twitter lists for anything. You can categorize them by niche, who you favorite tweeps, influencers – you name it.

It’s pretty easy to set up.

Click on your pic at the top right then click on “lists.”

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Then click on “create new list” located on the right side of the page.

The set up is pretty basic. Just name the list and add a 100 character description. Select the privacy setting and save your list.

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To add members to your lists, go to their Twitter page and over to the right, click on the three vertical dots and select “add or remove from lists.”

Now let’s move on to increasing your Twitter followers.

How to Increase Your Twitter Followers

Let’s start with your profile. When writing your bio, make sure people know what you’re about. Be sure to include keywords and hashtags that are relevant to your niche. If you’re building a business include a pic to put a face to the name.

Keep your bio light and humorous – don’t be stuffy. Remember you only have 140 characters so be creative.

Don’t forget to include a link to back to your website.

When selecting your Twitter handle, it would be a good idea to use your name or your blog’s name and keep away from vulgar language.

Design a cover photo using your brand’s logo and color palette so that you’re instantly recognized. You can even customize your profile page to your color palette.

Click your pic at the top right of your Twitter page. Next, click on “view profile.” Then click “edit profile” located at the center bar over to the right.

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To the left of the page scroll down to your bio section and click “theme color” and select the color of your choice or type in the color code.

Save the changes you made and you’re good to go.

Follow Other Tweeps In Your Niche

You can search on Twitter using keywords that are relevant to your niche or you can use a tool that will do the work for you.

Tools like ManageFlitter* has an affordable pro account that suggests who to follow. It will show you who they’re following, who is following them. What they’re spam score is to make sure they’re the real deal. And whether or not they are following you.

I updated from my freebie plan to see how well this tool works. I’ll share that with you in another post.

Anyway – moving right along.

Another great way to increase your followers is to follow other tweep’s followers. If you’re doing your part – tweeting the right content and being engaging they will definitely follow you back.

Be Followable

By that I mean, include your Twitter handle wherever you can. Some places to add your handle is your author bio, your email signature and somewhere on your blog.

Again With the Hashtags

You can also use common hashtags that are used most within your niche. Hashtagify is a great tool to find the all-time hashtags. Just enter a keyword in the search bar and watch it make magic!

When you get the results, hover over the keyword and to see how popular it is. Pretty cool, right?

Over to You

Well, that about does it. I hope I was able to share some new ideas to help you step up your twitter game.

What are some of the things you’re doing to increase your engagement and followers on twitter? Share your tips in the comments section below.

If you know anyone who wants to step up their game please share this post with them.

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  1. Hey there! I’ve been following your website for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout
    out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to tell you
    keep up the great job!

  2. Hi Cori,

    I have added a bunch of short, live videos to my Twitter feed. A’la my Facebook Live videos. Super easy way to increase engagement and to stand out from the crowd, to bump up your Twitter game.

    Adding images helped me a bunch too. I do so via an app that auto shares links – and more importantly, images – from my Instagram account. I share on IG and it populates in my Twitter feed pronto. Love it.

    Fabulous tips all Cori. Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

    • Hi Ryan,

      How is the Facebook live videos working for you? Has it increased engagement? I’m actually working on a tutorial. I still can’t get in front of the camera but I’m hoping this is the first step towards it.

      I’ve been using more images on Twitter myself. I’m still feeling out the type of images that’s getting more engagement but so far I’ve gotten some RTs. And after updating my bio I’ve gained a few new followers, too. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by R!

      C

  3. Hey Cori,

    I have always loved Twitter and LinkedIn. In the starting days, I neglect the power of Twitter but not now.

    I have successfully crossed the 10K barrier within a few months. The use of hashtags puts a major impact on the total reach.

    I have never created a list but maybe I should.
    Thanks for elaborating it.

    ~Ravi

    • Hi Ravi,

      I was neglecting Twitter for a while. So when I noticed my stats were slipping I had to act fast. I also need to get back to LinkedIn, too. I landed a client from there and it’s motivated me to be more present there. 🙂

      Congratulations on reaching your 10K mark! I’m about 3K away but I’m hoping practicing what I preach here will work for me. 🙂

      Yes, definitely give Lists a try!

      Thanks for coming by to check out this post and for leaving a comment. Have a great week!

      Cori

  4. Hey girl! Woohoo!! I noticed you’ve been on Twitter a bit more lately, and engaging for that! Twitter is by far one of my favorite tools to use. I’ve even gotten so I go to it for Trending things and News. At least with News on Twitter, I can quickly get away from it, unlike my tv. 😉

    Thanks for sharing these goodies with us! Have a great week ahead!

    B

    • Hey B!

      Yeah, I was pushing my engagement on Facebook that I lost track of Twitter. Now I’m having to play catch up to get those stats back up. 🙂

      I get my news from there, too. I follow a lot of local news (and some followed me back) to keep up with what’s going on.

      Yeah, I get caught up with the TV, too. I stay away from news channels so I watch old TV shows. 🙂

      Thanks gf. And thanks for reading this post and for leaving a comment! Have a great week as well, B!

      C

  5. Hi Cori, you ‘ve been upped your Twitter game girl. I love the ones on the hashtags. Great stuff. I now use Social Quaint. They have a wonderful system to grow your Twitter base and they offer training and more.
    I have to check out Followerwonk again – thanks for the updates on that one.
    Twitter lists are a must for all! It really helps keep one organized on that network. I have many 🙂
    See you back on Twitter Cori!

    • Hi Lisa,

      Coming from you, that is a major compliment. Thanks Lisa. 🙂

      I was so focused on upping my Facebook game that Twitter went down. But I am back. 🙂

      I didn’t know Social Quaint offered training. I wouldn’t mind training to grow my Twitter base.

      I have “updated Twitter lists” on my to-do today. I need to clean that up and take advantage of it.

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for leaving a comment. Happy Monday!

      Cori

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