How to Quickly and Easily Get Hundreds of Twitter Followers Part I

By: | April 30, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | 32 comments

Use Twitter tools to get Twitter followersOnce upon a time, there was a Twitter bird who was struggling to fly. Janice, his owner, decided he was a lost cause and made no attempts to save him. Then, a guest author came along and convinced Janice to save the bird. Janice gathered all the tools he gave her and added them to her arsenal. Janice used the tools, and now the Twitter bird flies high in the sky.

This post will explain how you can use those tools to increase your blog traffic from Twitter.

In his guest post How to GrowYour Social Media Presence in 30 Days or Less and Pay Zero, social media expert Bob Barocas engaged readers. They were so interested, I set out to prove his methods are effective.

This case study post will take a before and after approach and explain the tools I used to try to prove his techniques effective. Although his post discussed strategies that will work at all social media sites, this post will focus on getting traffic to your blog from Twitter.

According to webhostinggeeks.com Guide to Social Media, Twitter is the hub of all social media.

Let’s see how I used Bob Barocas’s Twitter tools recommendations to increase my blog traffic coming over from Twitter.

Timeline:

Twitter tool brings blog traffic

Before I started the experiment on April 1, I only received two hits a day from Twitter.

I am excited to report, after using the Twitter tools Bob suggested for about two weeks, my referral traffic from Twitter took off!

Twitter Followers

Thirty-seven hits a day from Twitter may not excite some people, but I am used to getting 2 coming over from Twitter in a day. My Twitter referral traffic is way up, and I’ve only been doing the methods in this post for a few weeks. How did I increase my Twitter referral traffic so much? Read on!

According to Bob, Tweepi and Crowdfire provided his “one-two punch” toward increasing Twitter followers.

How to Get Twitter Followers Using Tweepi

Bob Barocas recommends Tweepi as a way to rapidly build up your Twitter followers.

Tweepi, one of the Twitter tools, helps bloggers

This is what your Tweepi dashboard looks like.

Follow people on lists with you. To see what list you are on, go to Twitter. Click Profile, Lists, Member to see what lists you are a member of.

Twitter Followers

The member count in this screenshot alone equals 5,176.  All the people on the lists are interested in your topic. Follow them. The odds are probable that they will follow you back; when they do, all their followers will see your posts if they retweet them.

To see who is on the list, click the name of the list and List Members, and the members will show up.

Go to Tweepi: Click “Follow Tools”. This is what you’ll see.

Twitter Followers

Tweepi helps bloggers get blog traffic from #Twitter

 

Type in the Twitter handle of the person who put you on the list. When the name of the person who put you on their list comes up, make sure you hit “Search” twice. I followed people who were active, had many followers, and had a high follow-back ratio.

According to the SocialMs blog, millions of people have grown their accounts this way on Twitter.

Crowdfire.com

The Tweepi instructions say to follow people on Twitter lists with you. However, starting last year, Tweepi no longer tells you who is not following you back. If they don’t follow you back, Crowdfire will tell you, and you can unfollow them.

The Bandwagon Effect says you should have more followers than you are following. Use Crowdfire to unfollow anyone unfollowing you if you are not interested in their articles.

Twitter Followers

Crowdfire tells you how many you are following that aren’t following you back and easily gives you a chance to delete them. Just click the minus sign in the big red circle to delete someone not following you back.

Crowdfire is helpful. Can you tell I have 777 nonfollowers? Crowdfire can help me unfollow them if I am not interested in their tweets.

Did it work?

Did Bob’s suggestions for using Tweepi and Crowdfire increase my presence on Twitter? Let’s look.

This screenshot was taken April 3:

Twitter Followers

This screenshot was taken Apil 10:

 

Twitter Followers will bring blog traffic

In one week, I got 78 new followers. All of them are like-minded bloggers, many of whom are influencers in my niche with tens of thousands of followers. If they retweet my articles, their Twitter followers will see. This is like a form of influencer outreach.

This screenshot was taken April 29:

I got 200 Twitter followers

 

As you can see, in under a month, I got 200 more Twitter followers. Clearly, my follower count is up.

In conclusion, Bob’s headline, How to Grow Your Social Media Presence in 30 Days and Pay Zero was accurate. I did get over two hundred more Twitter followers in 30 days or less without paying anything. Tweepi and Crowdfire are free tools.

While some of these stats may not seem that earth-shaking, remember, these are planting seeds for the future. The point wasn’t to expect overnight mass traffic from Twitter. The goal was to increase my followers, so that over time, I can get increased traffic from Twitter to my blog.

The reason is the effect snowballs. Once someone follows me, Twitter recommends me to others like them who are people in my niche. I have extended my reach, and therefore my potential for far more Twitter traffic.

My experience was not isolated. Kelly, from PinsinaNutshell, also followed Bob’s tips and experienced even better results– 100 new Twitter followers in a week.

Please share, so other bloggers know how to use Tweepi and Crowdfire to increase their referral traffic from Twitter to their blogs.

Readers, do you have experiences with Tweepi or Crowdfire? Do you find these tools effective for bringing traffic to your blogs? Are there additional Twitter tools you can recommend? I look forward to your views.

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  1. John Doe at 6:38 am

    A lot of great info about Twitter. As usual thanks for all the research. Your screenshots make it really easy to understand

  2. Terri Webster Schrandt at 10:13 am

    This is great info, Janice! I’m going to look into this ASAP! My TwitterFeed posse came to a crashing halt because I moved over and changed my URL. Even direct messages on Twitter and leaving an begging message in Midlife Bloggers Assoc FB page didn’t help. You might want to explore twitter feed (I know you are on my feed). It is automatic once set up.

    • Janice Wald at 11:38 am

      Hi Terri,
      I am so sorry you had that experience. I am following you, no change with your change of site there. Using Tweepi it was pretty easy to get more followers, and others have reported that too. Thanks for writing.
      Janice
      PS When I came from Reflections, did you have to refollow me on Twitter?
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #21My Profile

  3. dgkaye at 1:00 pm

    Congrats Janice on your Twitter growth. I find Twitter is one of my most used tools. Every writer/blogger usually finds their own most productive social media site, as there are so many to monitor, so it’s best to put our energies where there is most pay off. I really enjoy Twitter and visit it only once every day, usually in the mornings to tweet and reply. I’ve met some great people and found some great websites from Twitter. Also, I make it a point to click on the names of each new follower to learn about them and see if I wish to follow back. I have my own stipulations for following back: I need to like what they represent, I support all other authors, so if they follow me, I follow back, I don’t follow any ‘eggs’ or anyone without a profile, or anyone who hardly tweets or political pages. Just a few of my rules. Great post! 🙂

    • Janice Wald at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Debby and thanks for sharing the post also. Like you, I have been going to Twitter in the morning as research for this post. Now that it is over, I may continue the pattern since it has brought me growth. Thank you again for the visit, the comments, sharing the tips that that work for you, and the share.

  4. smiling notes at 11:07 am

    Great tips. I never thought about following people from the lists I am a part of. I’m going to slowly start doing it. Thanks a lot for the awesome tips Janice!
    xoxo

    • Janice Wald at 11:32 am

      Hi Shamira!
      Thanks again for the birthday wishes on April 27. I was so touched.
      Did you read the other people’s comments? Others have written that they also didn’t know how to effectively use the lists they are members of. I am so glad that part of the post was so valuable for people.
      Great to see you. Thanks for writing me and for the visit today.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Create the Best Website Name in the WorldMy Profile

      • smiling notes at 8:59 am

        Yes I did read the comments… I have already started following your advice and within 2 days I have not only come across interesting people but my twitter followers have also increased by around 20 people (It may not be a huge amount but it is surely a sign of progress 😀 )

    • Janice Wald at 10:39 pm

      Hi Emma,
      Nice to meet you. Thaks for your interest in my Twitter post. I’ve been proactive at Twitter as research for this post and since. Did you notice it was Part I? I have Part II coming out in about two weeks. I encourage you to subscribe so you don’t miss the post. It will be about Twitter methods, not just Twitter tools. I enjoy writing about Twitter and have written about it often in the past. Thanks for the visit.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #22My Profile

    • Janice Wald at 12:57 pm

      Hi Bill,
      So glad you like the post and find the tips valuable. Did you notice I called it Part I? This post was about tools that helped me increase my Twitter following and traffic coming from Twitter that my guest author recommended. In about nine days I will publish a post on additional tools and methods that are helping me grow my Twitter following, Part II. Thanks for your comments. I was happy to read the post was helpful.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 9:20 pm

      Hi Renovate,
      Thank you for the kind words about my article. I have Part II of the Twitter post coming out in the next few weeks. I encourage you to subscribe so you get notified. Thanks for dropping by my site today.
      Janice

  5. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle at 4:00 am

    Janice, this post was among the most clicked in The Bloggers Pit Stop 🙂 Look for a FEATURE on Friday. Congratulations on a great post.

  6. Fred at 2:03 pm

    Another quality post. I like Twitter and plan to use it to help grow my blog. I was familiar with the basic method you describe here to add new followers, but was unfamiliar with Tweepi and Crowdfire (seems like Crowdfire performs a similar function to the http://who.unfollowed.me/ site). Always good to add a couple of new weapons to the arsenal!

    So many social media platforms to learn about but they are clearly here to stay, and can be extremely useful in getting the word out about your blog. And as you mentioned in another post, no one can read your blog post if they don’t know it exists!
    Fred recently posted…Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Review – Classy and ElegantMy Profile

  7. Marsha Ingrao at 1:20 pm

    Hi Janice, thanks for the links. I do use Crowdfire. Maria Perez turned me on to that. As you just read, I’ve increased about 700-800 over the last three months since I met her. I haven’t tried Tweepi, so I’ll give that a try as well. Are there any great tools like this for the other social media like FB page and G+?

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