When it comes to social media, there are some great, sure fire ways in which you can increase your following in just a few, short steps. While some social networks have specific network growing opportunities, here are some that are more universal, that you can apply to any of your social networks.
- Fill out Profile 100%
Every social networking profile needs to be filled out to the best of your ability. Missing out crucial information may stop you from increasing your following.
- Share via email
Share your social networks in your email marketing campaigns, but also in your email signature.
- Share on other social networks
One of the best ways to increase your social media following, is to share your accounts on every social network you use.
- Have a “follow” button on your blog/website
This is a great “call-to-action” for your community. If they like what they see/read, why wouldn’t they want to follow you on social media?
- Follow relevant accounts
Following the right social media accounts that are relevant to your business. A lot of Twitter accounts will have their “follow back” enabled meaning once you follow them, they will automatically follow you back.
- Use the right Hashtags
The use of Hashtags on Twitter and Instagram especially are so important as these are the two social networks that have users monitoring specific hashtags.
- Contribute Value by having Conversations
One of the best ways to increase your following is to have a two-way conversation with users inside each social network.
- Invite Your Friends to Follow You
You can add people associated to your email accounts as connections or followers on social media. Once they see you have added them, they will also do the same.
- Social Media Advertising
If you have the budget, you can advertise on social media, specifically Facebook or Twitter.
- Like, Like, Like
The more you ‘like’ other posts on social media, the more often your profile will be seen. Engaging online is the best way to build trust with users and increase your influence online. Make new habits in and be consistent with the above on a daily basis and you will watch your followers grow by more than 1,000.