How to get Twitter Followers

Many people especially new people on Twitter are focused on trying to get a huge number of followers. I can’t blame them cause I was the same way almost a year ago when I started using Twitter. Today I realize the quality of followers in more important then the quantity of followers. Who am I to say what your reason is for using Twitter, here are some techniques to consider if you’re just looking to generate lots of followers.

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1. Follow new people everyday will help you get more Twitter followers. The daily maximum Twitter will let you follow per day is 1000. This doesn’t mean you can just follow 1000 people per day and not get into trouble with Twitter. You must have a balance in what you’re doing or Twitter will suspend your account. You can get suspended for a number of reasons. There is also a ratio to consider once you get over the 2000 follow limit. This ratio is about 10%, meaning you can follow about 10% more people then you have followers.

2. Unfollow those that don’t follow you back. Many people on Twitter have auto follows setup which means they auto follow you when you follow them. Again being to aggressive may cause your Twitter account to get suspended, there must be a balance. You can use programs like twitterkarma to unfollow large numbers of people at one time. One thing you can do to make room for more followers is to remove some of the people you are following even if they are following you.

3. Send out tweets to give people a reason to follow you. If you’re trying to sell something you want to send out tweets with a link to your sales page but this can damage you. If all you do is send out links especially to many in a short amount of time people will block and unfollow you. When you get blocked by a certain number of people Twitter may suspend your account. Send out other tweets in between the tweets with links. For example: quotes, jokes, @replies, retweets etc. will help keep your account looking like all you’re doing is trying to market a product or get more followers.

4. Set up your Twitter account for automation with tools like tweetadder to get more done. With just this one tool you can schedule tweets to go out around the clock. Set up your account to auto follow everyone that follows you. Auto unfollow those that unfollow you, follow people with a certain number of followers, send out direct messages and the list goes on. Just keep in mind you can only send out 250 Direct Messages per day, once you hit this limit you will have to wait until the next day before you can send any more.

5. Having a balance to protect your Twitter account from getting suspended and gain as many followers as possible is the one thing many people are trying to figure out. Only send out two tweets per hour with links and send at least one other type of tweet in between. Never follow the daily maximum of 1000 people per day, keep this number to about 400 to 500 to be safe. Don’t send out the same tweet two often, have plenty of different types of tweets will help keep you from looking like a spammer. Only send out about 300-400 direct messages per day. The last thing you want to happen is for your account to get suspended. This is just part of the list of things to consider when it comes to having a balance with your Twitter account.

These are just a few methods to help you get more followers but don’t blame me if you get to aggressive and your account gets suspended. Read the list of reasons why Twitter suspends accounts and take these reasons into consideration when trying to generate lots of followers.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to list them below in the comment section. Don’t forget to leave your Twitter username so myself and others can follow you. Thanks for your time and let me know how I can help you with your Twitter experience.

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9 Responses to “How to get Twitter Followers”

  • Hi,

    do you know if there’is an italian version for tweetadder?



  • avatar Skeeter says:

    Hi Marco,
    It’s good to hear from you and I have no idea about the Italian version. You can try doing a google search, or send tweetadder a email at Let me know what you find out.

    Thanks for the comment,

  • avatar Valerie says:

    The best way to get people to follow you back is to pay attention to what they say on their twitter feed and then join in the conversation with @ comments.

    If you only use your twitter feeds to broadcast statements, most of the people who actually bother to read their twitter streams will ignore you. Mutually adding one more number to your followers total gets you absolutely zilch if no one is reading your messages.

    I recommend you follow @unmarketing and read his blogs for an example of someone who functions well as a business person on Twitter.

    The way you are going about it is the Twitter equivalent of handing out leaflets in the mall. Most of them end up binned or folded and ignored.

    Following people is not a good way to get followers, directing comments to them in your stream with sensible replies to comments they have made is much more effective.

    And to follow people, and then unfollow them is very rude unless they have taken action to hurt you or posted porn.

  • avatar Steve SEO UK says:

    Hi Skeeter,
    Great article, very helpful to twitter newbies.

    For auto tweets related to your niche, I found the following very useful:

    All the best,

  • avatar Skeeter says:

    Hi Valerie,
    You make many great points about generating more followers. I certainly don’t use all of these methods I mentioned in this post to build my Twitter followers. These are just methods for generating followers fast, you and I both know the quality won’t be very high, but some people don’t care about the quality. I have always encouraged people to build a quality following, this takes more time but is well worth it.

    I know @unmarketing he’s a great guy with lots of great information.

    Thanks for the comment Valerie,

  • avatar Skeeter says:

    Hey Steve, How are you my friend.

    Thanks for the comment and leaving the 3rd party tools for people to check out. These are great tools that help with some of the automation.

    Thanks for the comment,

  • avatar Nicole French says:

    I would think changing password often would help to prevent your account for being hacked. If the hacker takes control of your tweets there is the potential your account suspended based on there actions, DM’s, etc.

  • avatar P V Ariel says:

    Hi Skeeter, Thanks for these valuable information. It really works. thanks again. God bless. Philip from

  • avatar Skeeter says:

    Hi Nichole,
    You make a good point about changing your password, it’s just sad there are people out there that would rather rip you off versus doing good. If someone does hack into your Twitter account notify Twitter right away.

    Thanks for the comment,

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