Is Twitter Any Good? Now You Can Be Absolutely Certain, 3 Tips

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#Bloggers can get 299,000 Twitter followers. Click to see how. MostlyBlogging.com

Would you be shocked if I told you today’s guest author has over 299,000 Twitter followers?

Would you be even more shocked if I told you he is only 18 years old?

In addition to all his other credits, 18-year-old  Marc Guberti is an instructor. He teaches young entrepreneurs how to be a success, and he is here today to explain to you how you can be a successful blogger using Twitter, a popular social media site.

In this case study post, you will learn the methods Marc used to get the 299,000 followers, so you can follow his steps to increase your own Twitter following and increase your blog traffic.

How I Get 100,000 Twitter Followers Every Year

By the end of the summer, I’ll have over 300,000 Twitter followers. It’s a big milestone on a social network that has been critical to my success.

Twitter alone has resulted in over 237,212 people visiting my blog. If you are not using Twitter to get more blog traffic, then you are missing out on a valuable platform.

Getting that many visitors each year requires a large, targeted audience. I gain approximately 100,000 targeted followers each year. It’s important to achieve the balance of tending to your current audience while expanding further.

Growing your audience requires a consistent effort carried over a long period of time. You won’t suddenly go from getting a few follower each day to a few hundred followers each day. With patience and effort, you’ll get there.

Here’s how I get 100,000 Twitter followers every year:

#1: Follow The Right People

While I am approaching 300,000 Twitter followers, it is also worth noting that I am following over 200,000 people. I have been following people and getting some of them to follow back.

Anyone who hasn’t followed me for more than two weeks gets unfollowed to preserve my ratio.

However, I am not following random people who have good follow back ratios. I am taking the traditional idea of follow for follow one step further.

Read the next paragraph very carefully.

Follow the followers of successful influencers in your niche (over 100K followers). When following these people, make sure they are active and look like people who would follow you back.

Rinse and repeat over a long period of time and soon enough you’ll have 100,000 Twitter followers. You may end up gaining 100,000 Twitter followers each year.

#2: Post Valuable Content

I define valuable content as content that your targeted audience believes is valuable. The definition of value differs for each person.

I define social media marketing articles as valuable. A blog post about gardening isn’t as valuable to me, regardless of how valuable it would be to a gardener.

You only have to create content that your targeted audience will appreciate. Don’t go too far outside of your niche. I like to analyze my tweets every month to see which tweets are getting the most engagement.

Engagement (i.e. retweets, likes, and interactions) are like votes. Your audience is voting on which type of content they want more of. Your job is to then provide your audience with more of that content.

This decision will result in more engagement for your tweets which results in more reach and therefore more followers.

#3: Post Consistently

I schedule my tweets in advance with HootSuite every day. By posting consistently, your audience will remember you, and you’ll begin to build a loyal audience.

Posting valuable content consistently will give potential followers an additional reason to follow you. Your Twitter profile and tweets are the pitch you present to your potential followers. If a potential follower likes the pitch, that person will click on the follow button.

Conclusion

One of my goals on social media is to get over 10,000 YouTube subscribers. Although this may seem unrelated to Twitter, there is a correlation.

I watched a bunch of YouTube videos about how to get thousands upon thousands of subscribers within a short amount of time. Guess what? The same tactics were covered in almost all of those YouTube videos.

If you have been searching for methods you can use to get thousands of Twitter followers each month let alone over 100,000 new followers each year, some of these methods may look familiar to you. Implement the methods and you’ll start seeing an increase in followers.

Just stay strong throughout the journey, and one day you will reach a point in which you are gaining over 100,000 Twitter followers every year in as little as 15 minutes per day.

Author Bio: Marc Guberti is a teenager entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and author. He is the co-founder of Teenager Entrepreneur, a movement that educates and empowers teens worldwide with the knowledge they need to become successful entrepreneurs. You can learn more about Twitter and Marc Guberti by visiting his blog MarcGuberti.com.

Admin Blogger’s Commentary: Marc reported Twitter alone resulted in over 237,212 people visiting his blog! Clearly, Twitter is a valuable site for sending traffic to your blog.

Many readers comment that they don’t have time use Twitter because they are focusing on other social media sites. More than 237,000 people went from Twitter to Marc’s blog. Marc explained his techniques take 15 minutes a day. Certainly, that is a good return on your time investment.

Readers, please share, so others learn the value of using Twitter to win traffic to their blogs.

What is your opinion about Marc’s methods? Do you think they have merit? How successful have you been in getting traffic to your blog from Twitter? Is the site one of your top referrers? I look forward to your views.

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  1. OBEYA FRIDAY

    Wonderful! It deserves more than merit. He got it all right. But there is something I don’t i understand about my blog analytics, I know for sure that my most traffic is from Twitter, but in my analytical board, Twitter does not appear at all in the referer list. I only have Facebook, search engines, Google, LinkedIn. Who can tell me why please?

    • Marc Guberti

      That depends on what you use to track your analytics. I use WordPress stats and that allows me to see how much traffic I get from Twitter.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Obeya,
      I have also noticed a discrepancy between the statistics in my WordPress dashboard and the statistics at Google Analytics.
      Janice

  2. OBEYA FRIDAY

    Wonderful! It deserves more than merit. He got it all right. But there is something I don’t i understand about my blog analytics, I know for sure that my most traffic is from Twitter, but in my analytical board, Twitter does not appear at all in the referer list. I only have Facebook, search engines, Google, LinkedIn. Who can tell me why please? I really need to know why is like that. And again, is it advisable to run paid advert promoting your blog on Twitter? Between Twitter and Facebook, which one is the best platform to run paid advert Promoting one’s blog please.

    • Marc Guberti

      Facebook ads are much better than Twitter ads right now. Twitter ads are too expensive for the most part. I believe Twitter is working on this but it may take some time before Twitter ads can compete on the same level as Facebook ads.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Obeya,
      I have heard of more people running ads on Facebook than on Twitter. However, my understanding is that experiences running ads on Facebook are mixed.
      Janice

  3. Donna Marie DeGuglielmo

    thank for this post. neato timely for me I very much like twitter and this article is written very well. encourages me. I love your enthusiasm. grt tips. I agree with Obeya and would like to know also 🙂 blessings for my blog and such…

    • Marc Guberti

      I’m happy you enjoyed the post Donna. In the comment to Obeya, I said that Facebook ads are better than Twitter ads. I still stand by that view but believe Twitter is the better social network for getting organic traffic. I wanted to throw in that little tidbit so you have a bigger picture of each of the social networks.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      1. I’m glad you liked Marc’s article. He did a great job.
      2. I shared with Obeya that I have noticed a discrepancy between my WordPress stats and my Google Analytics.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi agree, John.
      Marc articulated an action plan anyone can follow. I’ve followed it and seen a jump in my Twitter followers.
      Janice

  4. DT Krippene

    Issue I have is filtering through “spam” bots that show users with >50k followers, but are nothing more than retweets scheduled by said bot. I will scroll through a page of recent tweets and if content has <50% original, interesting content, I don't follow.

    • Marc Guberti

      You can also look for the people who directly engage with this user. You can do that by typing the influencers username into Twitter search. Most of the tweets will be from the influencer but some of those tweets will be from the influencers’ loyal fans. These are people who you want to introduce your content to because they will share it if they like it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi DT,
      I haven’t seen you in a while. Thanks for commenting on Marc’s Twitter post.
      I had other suggestions for you like typing the name of the influencer into the Twitter search. Then you can see the people the influencer is following. I would follow those people. There are ways to see if they have large followings or not. For example, Commun.It suggests who to follow and shows how many followers the person has. Tweepi has Follow Tools that help with this.
      Janice

  5. Melinda Mitchell

    Marc- all I can say is WOW!! You are a go getter extraordinaire!!
    BBFFJ, how do you have the time to find all these fabulous people??
    However you do it, thanks for doing all the research for us!!
    I appreciate you!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      Where do I find the time? “Sleep” isn’t part of my vocabulary, remember? LOL.
      Thanks for the recognition of my research. It’s my pleasure!
      BBFFJ

  6. Nadine

    Wow what a great intent. Well done. I’m not really a twitter, but admire others who are.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nadine,
      Considering you don’t tweet, it’s so kind of you to write and visit. Thank you for the admiration.
      I like Twitter and not just for the traffic. I make connection, find guest authors, bond with my readers off the blog…
      Why don’t you use Twitter, may I ask?
      Janice

  7. Mama Munchkin (

    WOW! 300,000 is amazing!! I was happy I hit 5,000- ha! Guess I have my work cut out for me. I am happy to know that you are seeing traffic driven through this platform though as it is something I am debating whether is worthwhile or not. Looks like I should stick with it. Thanks for the tips!

    • Marc Guberti

      My pleasure. I was also happy when I hit my first 5,000 Twitter followers. Every previous day brought me to where I am now. It takes a lot of time but is well worth it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mama Munchkin,
      I read you were having doubts about continuing on Twitter.
      I just explained to another commenter why I like Twitter. I like Twitter and not just for the traffic. I make connections, find guest authors, bond with my readers off the blog… Definitely stick with it.
      Janice

  8. Barbara

    Thanks for the article, easy to understand and it appears after reading this consistency in posts (in my case) is the area I have to work on

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nadine,
      I just came from your site. A country/western blog? I have never seen one which means there isn’t a lot of competition for readers. That’s great! Where did you see the Twitter post, may I ask? I always wonder where people find my articles.
      You mentioned consistency in posts. I find an editorial calendar works for me. I use WordPress’s although many pay for CoSchedule’s. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  9. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

    I can see following all those people if digital marketing is your niche, but if it isn’t, it may be more valuable to be discerning about who to follow. I also have 4 Twitter accounts because they have different audiences. It’s not as easy to handle but makes more sense for what I do. I schedule some tweets, but like to tweet when there’s something important to tweet about. Too many times a disaster happens and you see tweets and Facebook posts that show you are not present and engaged in what’s happening in the world and you can come across as being insensitive. Quality over quantity in my opinion.

    • Marc Guberti

      Depending on your niche, your audience may expect different tweeting frequencies. For me, tweeting once every 10-15 minutes works. However, you can only tell what your ideal frequency is by testing it out. Each time I increased my tweeting frequency, I got more traffic.

      Most people spend less than 20 minutes on the platform which means at most, someone will see two of my latest tweets on their feed before going somewhere else on the web. Most people don’t read my individual tweets, but by sending so many in a given day, I am able to get most people within my audience to see at least one of my tweets.

      Following people applies regardless of what niche you are in because when you start a new account, there is a more influential account related to your niche. These followers want value within the niche. If you can provide the value and start the connection, these people will follow you back and be genuinely interested in what you have to offer.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Mark,
        I am responding to your reply about Tweeting frequency.
        I use CoPromote which retweets for me.
        I also use a plug in which shares my posts on Twitter for me.
        I also use Buffer to schedule my tweets for me.
        I realize they are automated, but I don’t have time to do these manually. I don’t know how often, but from the looks of my feed, these tweets go out pretty often!
        After reading your comments, and from the looks of the crowded Twitter feed, it sounds like better too often than not often enough!
        Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rebecca,
      I had written a long comment about Barbara Streisand after seeing your headline. Shockwave crashed, and it vanished. So sorry.
      In response to what you wrote Marc,
      I agree that normally quality is better than quantity. However, if Marc’s tips and tools will enable you to use Twitter to reach more interested people with your content, I think that’s great. Thank you for writing us.
      Janice

  10. Beth McIntire

    Could you recommend a tool for finding the right Twitter accounts to follow (followers of influencers 100K+)? Thanks!

    • Marc Guberti

      I don’t know of a tool that does this. I did some research (just search for accounts in your niche in Twitter’s search) and Social Media Examiner does a great job at identifying the influencers in my niche.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Beth,
      Great to see you! I hope you are having a nice summer.
      I had the same question for Marc! This is how I solved it and what I wrote another commenter:
      Type the name of the influencer into the Twitter search. Then you can see the people the influencer is following. I would follow those people. There are ways to see if they have large followings or not. For example, Commun.It suggests who to follow and shows how many followers the person has. Tweepi has Follow Tools that help with this.
      Thanks for writing us this week!
      Janice

  11. Mark

    Thanks for sharing the exact steps needed Janice!

    It’s obvious Marc definitely knows exactly what it takes, to make social media
    marketing in general, and marketing using twitter in particular,work for
    aspiring entrepreneurs of any age!

    And the milestone he is about to reach and surpass is very impressive!

    So I’m glad I recently became a subscriber of his!And I’m definitely following
    his proven social media marketing blueprint!

    • Marc Guberti

      Thank you for becoming a new subscriber Mark. Welcome to the tribe! Nice name by the way 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      While on vacation, I lost Twitter followers due to my inactivity. I followed Marc’s strategy when I returned home, and my Twitter following is now much higher than it was when I left.
      He definitely knows his stuff!
      Janice

  12. Gilly Maddison

    It’s great to see a dynamic young person doing so well at such a young age – and one who is keen to inspire others! Thank you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gilly!
      It’s great to hear from you. Marc has certainly inspired me, and apparently he inspires young entrepreneurs as well. I have only been following his tips for a short time, and I already have hundreds of more Twitter followers as a result.
      Thank you for writing me today.
      Janice

  13. Debbie

    I actually get good response from Twitter, though I sometimes feel I don’t have the time to keep up with it. This is great information, thanks Janice.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debbie,
      For me, Twitter is hit and miss. I realize all social media is. I once wrote a post about how some days are better than other for posting at those social media sites. Just when I start to get discouraged with Twitter, I’ll have high referrals from Twitter the next day.
      I also like Twitter for other reasons. I make contacts and bond with my readers off the blog. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  14. Cathy Lawdanski

    Twitter does not send a ton of traffic to my blog, but I do use it to connect with influencers in my niche. I will try the part about following active accounts that follow the influencers in my niche. That is a good suggestion.

  15. Jennifer Kelly

    Janice, I am proud to say I have followed your advice and I am constantly watching my Twitter followers grow. Thank you so much for all of your great tips! #BloggersPitStop

  16. Sarah Fuller

    Enjoyed hearing how this young man got so many targeted followers in a short time. Inspiring as I am working to build my Twitter following.

  17. Chris Mophart

    I started blogging some time back and i must admit that Marc Guberti has been my mentor and has helped me grow my blogs traffic. I agree with some of the opinions about which platform between twitter and Facebook offers the best in terms of advertising and Facebook ads does wonders for my blog at the time . thanks everyone for your amazing insights on growing traffic.

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