How to Quickly and Easily Get Hundreds of Twitter Followers for Free Part 2

By: | May 29, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

#Blogging is easier with Twitter followersYou were interested, so I was inspired.

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

Consider this a follow-up post to How to Quickly and Easily Get Hundreds of Twitter Followers Part I. That post took the tools Bob recommended and proved them effective through a before and after approach.

This case study post will show the methods I used to try to prove his techniques effective using before and after stats. 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.

Not only was I able to use Bob Barocas’s Twitter methods to increase my blog traffic coming over from Twitter, but my readers were able to as well.

Follow the advice in this post, and you will be able to grow your Twitter following too.

Many bloggers feel they don’t have time to “do it all”. Since Twitter users tweet 277,000 times per minute, trying to tap a market this large could definitely be a valuable return on your time invested.

Note: Twitter users are commonly called “Tweeps”, but for the purpose of this post, they will be referred to as “Twitter users”.

Methods Used to Increase Twitter Followers

  • Tell like-minded bloggers you are on Twitter. If they respond that they use Twitter as well, ask them for their Twitter handle and follow them. The odds are strong they will follow you back; you are in the same blogging niche, after all.

If you struggle to find like-minded bloggers, we have a subcommunity at MostlyBlogging where interested bloggers are grouped by niche. If you are a subscriber of MostlyBlogging, and you would like to be added, please let me know in the comment section.

  • Follow those who follow you.
  • Follow those who retweet you.
  • Follow blogging influencers in your niche and who they follow.
  • Follow those who add you to Twitter lists.
  • Follow the people on those lists.  How to Quickly and Easily Get Hundreds of Twitter Followers Part I explains how to find out who has added you to lists and who else is on the lists besides you.
  • Retweet people who’ve written articles in your niche, so you come to their attention. How often should you do this? Neil Patel recommends 15 times a day.
  • Thank people for retweeting your articles. People are more willing to repeat a kindness for appreciative bloggers.
  • Have a Pinned Tweet. Within five minutes of my pinning one of my mega-posts, I got a new subscriber. I believe it was a direct result of my pinned tweet.

Tools Used to Increase Twitter Followers


  • Go to and type in your blogging niche. Sign in with your Twitter account when prompted. You will get a report showing analytics for your blogging niche. TweetReach is easy and free.

This is a screenshot showing the analytics for my niche, blogging. Can you see the best time to tweet for my niche is 5:02 am? It’s a good thing I use my Buffer scheduler since I am sleeping then.

Twitter Reach is a Twitter Tool


  • Go to Click Sign in with Twitter. Authorize Tweriod to analyze your account. Tweriod will prepare an analysis for you of when are the best times to tweet. By way of Direct Message, Tweriod will send you when your Twitter followers are online, so  you can succeed at increasing your blog traffic with Twitter.

  • Go to Commun.It. Sign in with your Twitter account.

According to the Social Media Examiner, “Commun.It is one of the best social relationship tools out there.” groups Twitter users in three ways: Influencers, Supporters, and Engaged Members. 

Commun.It Helps #bloggers use #Twitter

Notice the screenshot shows three Twitter users who retweeted my posts. Commun.It sent me this analytics in an Email. Upon examination, you can see that I did not thank any of them for their retweets, and I am only following one of them.

By rectifying this, I am able to strengthen my relationship with the tweeting community. Too many people forget social media is about being social. Commun.It enables me to be a better community member. Often strengthening those bonds off the blog can help you increase traffic to your blog.

Commun.It recommends who you should follow, unfollow, retweet, or thank based on your Twitter analytics.

The site tells you who the influencers are in your field in case you want to retweet them. If they return the favor and retweet you, all the tens of thousands of followers they have will see your links. They are interested in your topic and might retweet your links to their followers.

Commun.It also tells you who has mentioned your keyword (in my case blogging) in their Tweets. You are given the option of following them. Do it! Their follower count is listed. If you follow them, the odds are high the like-minded influencers will follow you back. If they retweet your links, all their tens of thousands of followers will see your work.

The Leads tab even tells you how recently your keyword was mentioned, so you know if the influencers are active users.

There seems to be confusion over whether Commun.It is free. There is a free plan that allows 20 free engagements each week.

In addition, the free plan includes an automated thank you to new followers and engaged followers. Just click the “Campaigns” tab.

This screenshot shows the Community tab.

Commun.It and Tweeply help bloggers

This screen suggests who I follow and unfollow, thank, and retweet.


  • Go to Once your feeds are up and running, your dashboard will show you stats on how many people have clicked on each post. You’ll be able to compare posts and see just how Twitterfeed is helping to build your traffic.

Terri Webster Schrandt uses TwitterFeed and recommends it. She likes the automated aspect of it and attests to the ease once it is set up.



  • Go to A man comes on and says you’ve been retweeted. He looks excited, so I feel motivated to keep tweeting using Buffer’s automated scheduling tool. Also, letting me know the potential reach of my retweets motivates me as well.

#Blogging is easier with Twitter Followers


Did following these methods work? I started this case study to see if I could use Bob’s tools and methods to increase my Twitter followers in early April.

Twitter Followers

As you can see, I had 3,728 Twitter followers.

Bloggers can use #Twitter Followers to increase blog traffic

Now, less than two months later I have 552 more Twitter followers. Since I was using Bob’s methods to grow my following, all of them are like-minded bloggers in my niche. They will be interested in my blog posts and will be likely to want to share my content with their readers which will further grow my readership.

Most bloggers want subscribers. It is rare to find those that don’t. However, it is more important to find readers who will be so interested in your content they will comment and return to your blog.

This post examined a strategy to help you find and follow like-minded Twitter users. They will most likely retweet your links to their Twitter followers who are also in your niche which will broaden your reach.

Readers, please share, so other bloggers know how to use Twitter tools and methods to grow their blog traffic.

What do you think? Do you know any other tools or methods to help grow your Twitter followers? Are there any you can recommend? I look forward to your views in the comment section.

Related Posts:

How to See a 10-Time Growth in Your Twitter Followers

How to Quickly Tweet Your Way to Blog Traffic

79 of the Most Effective Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic

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8 Time-Tested Tactics to Win the War for Attention on Social Media

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.It

  1. John Doe

    This was so exciting and the results are amazing. I do in advance apologize for hurting your bounce back right, but I am leaving your site now to go try some of these great idea . You must be getting tired of hearing this, another great great host.

    • Janice Wald

      You are thoughtful to worry about my bounce rate. Let me know how the new Twitter tools work for you.

  2. Terri

    Your posts are always so full of info! I will be checking these out. Thanks for the shout and link to my blog. Enjoy your Memorial day weekend!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Terri,
      Thanks for coming by on Sunday and for the nice compliments on my article. Let me know how the Twitter tools work for you.

  3. Mona AlvaradoFrazier

    Wow, I really gathered a lot of information from this post. I found out I was off on my timing by a little and TweetReach helped me find several people in my niche and interests. Thanks for another valuable post!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mona,
      Your comment inspired me to try to go to TweetReach right now, but I am still at school, so I can’t. My Twitter followers are definitely on Twitter in the morning. When are your Twitter users on according to TweetReach? Thanks for writing. I am so glad you found the post valuable.

  4. Barbara Radisavljevic

    What am I missing at buffer? No little man tells me when I’ve been retweeted.I have the Awesome Plan.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Barbara,
      I would write Buffer directly and ask them. Here is their Twitter handle so you can write them at Twitter @Buffer
      I wrote you at Facebook as well.

  5. Leonardo "List Legend" LaVito

    Thanks for sharing, these Twitter tips, tricks and tools! 🙂

    Awesome seeing how you gained an additional 550+ subscribers following the approach. And that they’re all like-minded.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leonardo,
      Thank you for reading what I wrote. I thought it was awesome too. I am going to continue to try to grow my Twitter following this way, even though my case study post is over.
      Nice to meet you.

    • Janice Wald

      I am subscribing to your blog. Do you have 1 million email subscribers?

  6. Peter English

    Hello Janice

    Twitter is certainly a minefield of (potential) customers. I will definitely give a try to these tools.

    While on Facebook, spilling marketing content tends to be tricky, doing too much of it can lead to blocking of the profile. This is essentially not the case with Twitter, where you can pour as much of marketing content as you can.

    My profile on Twitter is gaining a little bit of traction, hopefully these tools can help in speeding things up.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Peter,
      Thanks for the advice regarding Facebook. Thanks to the tools and methods I shared my Twitter following is gaining traction. However, the amount of traffic varies by the day. Do you find that too?
      Thanks for writing.

  7. Sarah A. Parker

    Hi Janice,

    Thanks for the TweetReach by Union Metrics shoutout in this. We appreciate it! Anyone with questions on how to best use our snapshot reports can find us on Twitter @UnionMetrics.

    Thanks again!

    – Sarah A. Parker
    Social Media Manager | Union Metrics
    Fine Makers of the Union Metrics Social Suite & more

  8. melanie

    Will give this a whirl!!
    Anybody reads please follow me on twitter 🙂 @Melanie3418
    I will happily follow you back also 🙂

  9. Melinda Mitchell

    Hi BBFFJ, thanks for the pretty purple graphic!! Love it!
    I should make some blue and green ones for you!!
    Twitter users are Tweeps?? You certainly help me update my vocabulary!! Thanks!

  10. Donna (Just One Donna)

    These are great tactics for successfully growing your Twitter followers. I’ve been doing most of these for the past four months with excellent results. In May I grew my followers by 47%. There’re are two additional tactics that have helped me. The first is participating selectively in Twitter chats. When I do I follow other participants who engage with me. The second is using Twitter lists. The lists help me focus on core followers for retweets and engagement. Engagement is more important to me than the number of followers. Twitter analytics is full of great detail about my account and helps guide my strategy. Overall I’ve learned to stop doing what doesn’t work and do more of what does. Tracking results is key to that.

  11. Donna Parker

    This is great, Janice. I can never understand how people pay for Twitter followers, I like these ideas much better Dropped by from Blogger’s Pit Stop, thank you again, it’s awesome.
    Enjoyed and shared. 🙂
    Have an awesome weekend. 🙂

  12. Paula Kiger

    Great tips! We’ve also been experimenting with Social Quant where I work and have gotten some great results!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Paula,
      Great to hear from you. Social Quant, what is that? I think I have heard of it, but I do not know what it is. With the word social in it, it sounds like something I would like. It sounds like a fun place to work.
      Please explain to me what that is, maybe I could blog about it.
      Thank you,

  13. Paula Kigef

    Hi Janice — responding back to our conversation about Social Quant. I have limited experience with and even more limited with Social Quant. I don’t think there’s a COMPLETE parallel between the two of them — quant is more directly related to GROWTH (and less about the follow-back type things does). Our Social Strategy Manager has had GREAT things to say about its algorithm — that it “finds” and “follows” a large proportion of legitimate accounts as opposed to “eggs.” I’d be interested in your opinion if you look into it!

  14. Julie Syl Pit Stop Crew

    Anything worth having is worth going after, Congrats on your Twitter Growth and Absolutely engagement is key. I use a tool called its amazing showing you who is online in real time, who hasnt been online for yonks…no need following an inactive account is there? It will show you the robotlike accounts and you decide… You can copy folllowers, find influences and do all kinds. I love it!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Julie,
      Great to see you here! Thank you for writing me. I had not heard of Statusbrew. Is it a free tool? Thank you for contributing to the discussion by coming and telling us about it.

  15. Vinit Nair

    Hey Janice,

    Excellent post. You have shared some useful methods and tools to get the most out of Twitter. It’s a good medium to connect with like minded people. I suggest you try out Crowdfire – — It let’s you copy the followers of accounts that are of similar niche and explore followers based on keywords. Engage with all your new follower with auto direct message and schedule tweets for maximum reach with Publish

  16. Mark

    Thanks for sharing some awesome case study results Janice!

    And once again, it just goes to show,
    why and how the right type of expert advice is so
    extremely valuable!

    Because it literally shaves years off your typical learning curve!

    Very impressive!Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Thank you for your kind words about my Twitter tools post. I have a guest author scheduled soon. He gets 100,000 Twitter followers per year and he is only 18 years old! Thanks for coming by.

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