How to rapidly increase your twitter followers?
I want to rapidly increase my followers on twitter .
want to use white hat methods only .
Kindly advice . heard the twitter directories do get you followers , but is it legal , is it like SEO for Social?
Twitter is cheap, but it sure ain't free. There are no real shortcuts to gaining followers assuming you want real followers and not just inflated numbers from click farms and "teamfollowback" members. As others have said, you have to provide a reason for folks to follow. Maybe it's the info you link to, maybe it's your humorous take on the day's events. But unless you happen to produce something that hits it big virally and attracts folks, it'll be a bit of a slog. But quality trumps quantity. After nearly five years, my @leeclowsbeard account has 36k followers, (which I consider successful for the niche audience it targets), and I only tweet once a day. Good luck.
First of all, do you know if your target market and ideal client really pays attention to twitter? If not then you need to find out.
If you do chose to go with it, then you need to tweet regularly but don't go overboard and make sure you have something of value to say.
And as others mentioned, follow more people and tweet more.
Use relevant hashtags (carry a research on that). Share quality and helpful information. Ask questions and then share the links as answers. Ask questions from the individuals you are following... This is an organic way to increase followers at Twitter... Participate in discussions... make others realize you know your stuff!
The fastest way to always get followers is to follow first! People want to know you're on Twitter for genuine connection.
I would also say, that not to follow randomly, but use Twitter's advanced search ( https://twitter.com/search-advanced) to reach out to people who you're genuinely interested in following/connecting with, or those who you feel could benefit from your product and services.
Tweet more and make sure to mention people's names when you tweet and they are relevant. Get on people's radars through Twitter. Advertising is probably the most time-effective way, but if you're targeting specific lists or people on Twitter, then tweet their content, mention them, add them, etc.
The quickest way to increase your Twitter followers is to advertise on Twitter. Results might vary, but I've paid between $.30 to $.50 on average to increase followers from real accounts.
Organically, you need to tweet more, follow more, follow back more, and engage more. No shortcuts - but it shouldn't be hard to do once you get the knack of it.