Many Twitter Followers Spread Your Tweets Into Twitterland

It’s no secret that engagement rules on Twitter.  But what happens when your tweet gets re-tweeted by someone with a lot of Twitter followers? What would happen in Twitterland?

I had seen it happen a few times and stored it in my memory, but when I saw it again  I thought I would share the action on Twitter that follows it for you.

many Twitter followers on Twitterland

Engagement Vs. Many Twitter Followers

Of course, I did a little more research and found more examples to share with you below that you may really enjoy. (Note the re-shares.)

These may get you so excited to pump up your Twitter action today, start getting many Twitter followers and your tweets tweeted further info on Twitterland.

Twitter Followers
Notice how fast 5 retweets came from Charity’s re-tweet?  In a matter of seconds, I saw 5 retweets appear. I checked all the profiles and saw how many followers she had and realized what just happened.
She had many Twitter followers!

Who Started The Chain Reaction With Re-Tweets?

chain of tweets

When someone has 50,000 followers or more like Charity something happens. It becomes like a snowball in action. One tweet gets retweeted and then another and another. Before you know it you have 5 retweets in no time flat. I am a big fan of engagement, don’t get me wrong!

But if you have a small following with high engagement how will that tweet snowball into more? Unless you have that engagement with someone with a lot of followers it won’t reach all of Twitterland, not even a fraction of it. That is why free Twitter followers are worth more than any paid followers.

Having many followers does help achieve that but it takes time. There is no easy pass!

How Many People Can You Follow on Twitter?

Did you know there is a follower count? You can only follow so many people in a day or you could lose your Twitter account.

Yes, you can only follow 5,000 people on Twitter. Once you reach that number, you may need to wait until your account has more followers before you can follow additional accounts.

Not only that but you can only 400 people on Twitter per day.

How To Find Who Unfollows Your Twitter Profile

I love using Tweetsmap for that.  You can sign up for a weekly email and see who has unfollowed you. Not only that but you can view who has not been active in years.

Why continue to follow inactive Twitter followers? The service is FREE to use but they do offer more premium services for your Twitter profile.

How To Simply Get Yourself (More) Many Twitter Followers

Be Active on Twitter

It sounds so simple but it is not always the case for many people. Be sure to have a mobile app if you are on the go.

Use tools like Buffer, Agorapulse, MissingLttr,  Tweetdeck, or other hundreds of tools out there to keep you connected.

Follow Great People in Your Niche

Follow and re-tweet. Don’t be afraid to engage with them. If they don’t ever follow back put them on a list. Lists are a great way to highlight awesome peeps, keep you focused on Twitter, and also keep a great follow ratio for you.

Check out how I see who has unfollowed or who has not been on Twitter for months. No need to follow folks who are not active. how many people can you follow on twitter

Always Engage On The Network

You must engage! If someone tweets you or RTs you – respond. Thank them. Show them the LOVE. It’s never too late to respond, of course, the sooner the better.

I’m always grateful for a response even if some consider it late. Recently I tweeted a friend after I heard about the earthquake in San Jose.

Interestingly, I’ve tweeted with Jennifer for years and didn’t realize she lived there.

Have A Eye-Catching Profile

Be sure to include keywords and something personal about yourself on your profile. I love the weather and have included “wanna be a meteorologist.” I will tweet about the weather during weather events.

Always use YOUR Photo, never use an egghead or goofy image. Keep it real!

Change Up Your Tweets on Twitterland

Don’t just tweet links, tweet some quotes, tweet with images, and most of all have some fun so you stay engaged. Once you get the hang of it you will NOT get bored tweeting. You will make friends from all over the world to engage with.

Add some Twitter threads to your Twitter feed for longer tweets that often increase engagement on the social network.

Don’t Give Up!

Growing many followers organically takes time. It is like planting seeds. Keep on planting, watering, and fertilizing, and eventually, the followers will come.

Too many people on the network give up way too soon. Have patience on this social network.

One Last Note

Buying many followers is never a great idea – they don’t last and may not be targeted. I’ve read many bloggers rave about the old TweetAdder but I’ve seen several (not all) of them not engaging on Twitter. I tweeted to them more than once as a test and they never responded.

That’s not how I would want to grow my following – how about you? Do you really want many Twitter followers who do not engage with you?

3 More Samples of the Power of Many Twitter Followers

As you can see below, this blog post is updated from 2013.  The Facebook data is outdated as the demographic is much older today.

Hard to believe that many years have flown by here on Inspire To Thrive. 



Engagement Down on Twitter As Platform Has Become Diluted

9 years later I have found that engagement is way down on the social media network as there are so many more options available on Twitterland. These include:

These features keep people off the main feed and in specialized areas like groups on Facebook and other social networks. It cuts down the number of people that see your social media posts.  Not only that but it may cut down on having many Twitter followers.

Your Turn On Many Twitter Followers

I still believe engagement is key on Twitter but I wanted to share that having many Twitter followers does make a difference in getting your stuff shared out there.
What are you finding that works best for you on Twitterland? Did these examples get you excited? Have you found that engagement is down on this network today?
Please drop me a comment below so we can discuss it.

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  • I noticed the same thing about engagement being down on Twitter. Even when I chat a bit with folks in the main stream, it seems all of those other Twitter options combined with a plethora of online choices makes for less chatting with me on the platform Lisa. I actually doubled down on blog commenting again, just today. I tired a bit of engaging so freely on LinkedIn and Reddit, and figured it is time to change things up a little bit. I will certainly chat on various networks but will bump up my blog commenting campaign because it feels right and also helps me divest myself a little bit more from the dwindling nature of social media.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Ryan. I’ve been going back and forth myself with it as well as on Quora and alternative social networks. I do love the blog commenting option as you have direct access to people and can learn a lot from other commenters as well. Things are changing rapidly Ryan and I’m up early to write about Elon’s takeover of Twitter, exciting times I hope!

  • claire davey says:

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your tweets. After using alot of your insightful knowledge I am finding it making a huge difference to my blog. I have not got a large following but since using your knowledge and I have noticed so much changes.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Claire. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. What exactly do you think made the difference for you on Twitter? I really appreciate your taking the time to let me know – enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

  • Gail Gardner says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I’m not sure why, but this post popped up on my radar tonight. If you think the retweets you get from someone with 50,000 followers are nice, you should see what happens if someone like Tony Robbins retweets you. He doesn’t do it often, but when he did I got 1000+ retweets!

    The fastest way for anyone to grow awareness on Twitter is to participate in Twitter chats. Some of the best ones are #blogchat #vcbuzz #myblogu #smallbizchat #atomicchat #ggchat (for musicians). Some of these are blazing fast, so just tweet replies where you can.

    To get maximum visibility during a chat, be ready with some relevant content to share – ideally blog posts on your own site that has Twitter cards working so your tweets have nice, big images in them. If you don’t have Twitter cards working yet, manually upload the image into your tweet. You can even open several tabs and do these in advance.

    Some regular Twitter chats allow participants to tweet what are sometimes called #shamelessplugs at the end. You just tweet whatever is most important to you and hopefully of interest to the other participants.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gail,
      Sorry for the late reply, it was shown via JustRetweet I believe 🙂
      I’ve got to get back in the Twitter chat bandwagon, thanks or mentioning some here too. I’ve always enjoyed the fast paced way Twitter chats progress. I love Twitter cards and have them here but may change them to a bigger version. I love seeing images in my tweet stream. Thanks for coming to this post and commenting as well as your shares Gail. I hope you have a great long weekend!

  • Anil Kumar says:

    Well twitter is very great platform for sharing thing but it will help only if we have lot of followers or our tweets get re-tweeted. I must say it will surely drive more audience and help to boost more traffic. The tips you’ve mentioned are really informative as I wasn’t ware of most of them.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anil, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I love Twitter if you couldn’t tell 🙂 It does help to have more followers but some with a smaller # can be of a tight niche and still work well. It’s not always just about the quantity but quality too. No good if you have spammers following you, right? It’s interesting to see too that the more followers you have the more you get, it’s a snowball effect. So I always tell people to be patient growing their following. Thanks for coming by and commenting. Have a great day and a Happy New Year!

  • Vineet Saxena says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I have don’t have a large number to boast about but I do love to engage with other people on Twitter. I follow people whose tweets and thoughts inspire me and sometimes they follow me back too. But literally never tried to increase that number by this or that. I will try to men my strategy for better results.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vineet, it does take time to get more numbers of followers and when you do they begin to snowball. Love to know how you make out in a couple of months with it Vineet. Thanks again for coming by today

  • Mark Ford says:

    Hi Lisa

    Having lots of followers helps immensely.

    I have over 90,000 and most of my website traffic comes from the site.

    I’m very proactive in building my network – I use ManageFlitter to follow people who use certain UK business networking hashtags.

    Its a great tool and costs buttons

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mark, wow, that is amazing. Do you engage with them? I find I like to engage and not just have followers but when things do get tweeted by someone with a large following – I see more retweets than ever before. Thanks for coming by and sharing that with us here Mark. How long have you been using Twitter?

  • Vicky says:

    Wonderful tips shared! Well I haven’t done any thing natural to get more twitter followers but after reading your post it seems like it can be achieved easily. These tips are really useful for getting lot of followers.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vicky, you are welcome. Yes, do try them and give it TIME. Too many people quit before they achieve it. Steady wins the race 🙂 Let me know in the coming month. Thanks for coming by and have a great day ahead.

  • Ashley says:

    Hi Lisa
    I have seen the same thing again and again. And let’s face it, the engagement often decreases when people get that big.
    So more followers is a big help to your social media life.
    Of course, I do not strive for less engagement, but I am a big believer in balance.
    I have also seen the same thing starting to happen with my Pinterest following. Today only 350 or so, but this morning it was my biggest traffic source for social media.
    Thanks for sharing such valuable info

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ashley, I hope the engagement does not decrease for me as my followers increase. I really believe engagment is key but the more followers the more chance of it too. A catch 22 in a sense. I find with Pinterest is that you get some old stuff repinned. I had one today repinned by many from a pin from last year. I’ve gotten a lot there with retail site and not so much with blog yet though my following is over 1000 now. Are you on Pinterest daily now Ashley? Thanks for your input and have a great rest of the day.

      • Ashley says:

        Hi Lisa
        Well you can always engage as much as you like, but as your followers increase, you time does not. So it is inevitable. I saw that Gary V said that too. Sad but true fact of popularity.
        Pinterest. Well I have a few strategies that perhaps I should blog on, as they do help. Yesterday I got more visits than Twitter. And I only have 300 followers. 5000 on Twitter. It does not normally happen, but there is potential.
        Stay tuned

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Ashley, interesting thought and time will tell for me with just over 7300 followers on Twitter. I wonder what 20,000 would do 🙂 I’d love to read your posts on Pinterest, tweet me when they are up! Thanks for replying and have a great rest of your week. Thanks again for your card, it really made my day and week around here!

  • Donna says:

    I love Twitter and have a decent amount of followers, but I’ve been lax in engaging on Twitter over the past 6-8 weeks. I’ve been a lot busier in my real life and trying to devote more “family” time and a little less online time. But I’ll get back in the groove better in the new year. 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, Oh yes, that’s where the Buffer helps. You can even do re-tweets via the Buffer if you have the extension in your browser. Thanks for coming by Donna and hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend ahead. Looks like maybe more snow around these parts.

  • When I first started on Twitter I would engage with those I followed and who followed me but when my numbers went up I just found it overwhelming to try and engage with everyone. I have to start that up again though thanks for the reminder!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Arelis, do you use lists? I find them invaluable once I started gaining followers. It helps keep me focused and on top of things for various categories. I was so happy when Twitter recently allowed more lists and more on our lists. LOVE it! And I just read this a.m. that has incorporated Twitter lists too!

  • Mayura says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Wonderful post once again and we all need this kind of reminders frequently 🙂 Reminded me that I need to think more about lists along with LinkedIn next year.

    Love the examples you embedded here. I’ve often found tweets include fun, stats, quotes and news stuff tend to get more attention too.

    I have to agree with the fact that snowball effect is very predictable if we have large number of following. It happened to me some times as Twitter friends, including you, RT my tweets to spread the news out loud 🙂 Yet I’m growing very slowly and no anticipation of 50K or something so far though :mrgreen: I always loved the interaction / engagement and buying followers will never be in my list either, Lisa.

    If there’s anything about Twitter, you are the one to go for sure 😉 Always loved your Twitter stuff. I have to agree with Corina there, Twitter Queen 😳

    You have a SUPER DUPER week, Lisa 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mayura, you are thinking of 2014 too? I’ve got to work on my to do list for it. Yes, quotes and fun stuff helps as well as breaking news if related to your followers. Nice to know I could help you with that 🙂 Yes, buying followers a no-no. Bonus Tip: Engage on Twitter chats – I always gain followers after one and meet other Twitter lovers in my niche. Thanks Mayura, it’s my FAV place to be online as you probably know. My week is not super but hoping it will get better my friend. Post to follow on that shortly. I hope all is well your way.

  • Hi Lisa,

    Well, I am not and never really have been good with Twitter. I actually suck at it and I do not know how people can get so many followers so fast. I bet I could write a book on “how to make sure you’ll get the fewest followers on Twitter” 🙂

    I am a bit better at engaging now, but there is sure room for improvement. So thank you for the tips.

    • Lisa says:

      Somehow I don’t believe that Sylviane – getting followers FAST is not the key, it does take TIME. So don’t give up! Check out my FREE eBook as well. I will send you a copy for the holidays. Engagement is really the key – which means you have to set aside a few minutes in the a.m. and then later in the day to engage there. Thanks for coming by and have a great day Sylviane.

  • Donna Merrill says:

    Hi Lisa,

    How cool is that? One retweet from someone who has a large following can snowball. Gosh, I do need to get back into action with Twitter. When I was on Triberr I made so many new friends. I would take the extra mile and once a day visit someone in a group I didn’t know, went to their blog and commented and connected with them.

    Then, I committed myself to a huge project and had to bow out. But reading this really gave me that itch to get back into the game. Twitter is pretty powerful. Look at what one retweet has done!

    This is not only great information Lisa, but a wonderful motivational force for me. But you always seem to motivate me!



    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, That is so cool 🙂 I love Triberr, try to get there daily. I may not comment daily there but do share other’s posts daily. (I’m in 60 tribes) Huge project? Inquiring minds are wondering here Donna. Glad to help with motivation, we all need some every now and then. Thanks for coming by and have a great day ahead Donna.

  • Gail Gardner says:

    Hi Lisa,

    So long since we’ve caught up with each other. I need to make sure your RSS is in my Twitterfeed. I have some great tips for all bloggers that will generate cash for them, so I’m starting with my oldest and most trusted collaborators first. The easiest and fastest way to connect is on Skype. My username is growmap so please add me so I can share with you what’s made me $2800+ this year and other new platforms that pay bloggers.

    While I want to hear from you especially, any blogger who is interested is invited to add me on Skype. Just let me know you’re a blogger and want information on how we can all generate some much needed income.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gail, I know huh? That’s a nice piece of change Gail. I hope over the weekend to catch up with you, a little crazy week for me at the moment. Thanks for thinking of me and is Twitter your #1 social network?

      • Gail Gardner says:

        Hi Lisa,

        Yes, Twitter is still my #1 social network. I have my offshore assistant working on growing my Twitter account and accounts for specific locations. There are several fairly new platforms that can provide significant incomes for bloggers. I look forward to sharing them with you at your earliest convenience. The sooner you know about them the faster you can make money with them.

  • silviu says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I like the idea of planting seeds, watering and fertilizing. Nice metaphor.

    Having many twitter followers can make a difference. This is even more interesting. I usually avoid accounts with many twitter followers. It is always a shadow of doubt. What if that person uses automated following programs?
    However, I do think that people with many twitter followers matter.

    Be active on Twitter.
    I admit, it is a terrible problem. It is kind of boring to say thank you all the time for each tweet or retweet. I should try to find a software to help me with this task.

    Have a wonderful day

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Silviu, thank you. I used to love to garden before I started blogging. If they have a large following check out their tweets to tell if they are engaging or not. You will be able to tell. I don’t believe software would be helpful, just be yourself Silviu. Having lists of your favorite peeps really helps too. Do you use them? Check some of mine out if you need ideas. Thank you for your input and have a great day ahead there.

  • Tom Jamieson says:

    All great tips here Lisa – you hit the nail on the head once again! :mrgreen: Twitter is definitely my number one referrer in terms of social proof. FB is second, but nothing like the traffic I get from Twitter. Thanks for the great reminders – something to put on my to do list for 2014. Have a great week!

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Tom. What would be your third Tom? I put Facebook as my fourth after Pinterest and Google+. Thanks for coming by and have a great day ahead.

  • Emmanuel says:

    There is one thing being twitter and there is the other of being active as you rightly put it. Being engaged and following those with the influence is indeed paramount.

    Thanks Madam Lisa for bringing this up.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Emmanuel, yes you must be active and not just using automation to send all your tweets out. That really is KEY to success there. You can use your mobile phone app, Hoosuite or other Twitter apps for mobile to help you with that. I depend on them a great deal as I’m on the go a lot. It’s great to tweet while waiting in line, never get bored waiting anymore. Have a great day Emmanuel and thanks for coming by to comment.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    It was definitely a nice surprise…it doesn’t have too often so I savor those moments :).

    I haven’t been as engaging as I have been these past two months…I don’t know how you and Bren and the others who have multiple blogs manage to stay social. I’ve given myself to the end of the month to have a plan down and hit the ground running in the new year.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend! Yes, ma’am I’ll definitely see you in Twitterland!

    • Lisa says:

      Yes Corina, enjoy it for the moment 🙂 Well add in the holidays and all and it gets harder. But with less family that we have to deal wth makes it easier too. Always a balance act Corina, I’m sure you will be fine my friend – here’s to a productie week ahead for you!

  • Reginald says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Oh yes, you are absolutely right. I still remember getting a few shares on Twitter by some peeps who had over 50k followers. The ROI was insane and it goes a long way!

    Great write and of course, wonderful images too!

    • Lisa says:

      Yes it sure does Reginald. It sure can make it fun. Thanks and have a wonderful new week Reginald. Thanks again for your help the other day on the Yoast plugin.

  • Akaahan Terungwa says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Retweets are a great way to drive insane traffic especially retweets by influential people with a lot of followers in your niche.

    Usually, what I do to get that magic effect is always to reply or tweet directly to an amazing person I am following and ask him a question. In that question, I cleverly embed my tweet! I do this when that person is online and has just tweeted something relating to one of my recent posts.

    Thanks for sharing the awesome power of twitter and retweets. Do have a great day!

    – Terungwa

    • Lisa says:

      Oh yes, those embedded tweets are a great idea too Akaahan. And yes retweets too as long as you can engage in some way via them. I always notice when someone retweets a bunch of my stuff. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful week ahead there.

  • Geri Richmond says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I believe that the possibilities of being seen on Twitter are greater than one might think. Your example is right on and I’ve seen it happen.

    It’s very exciting but, I love Twitter anyhow. Have already met some incredible people and bloggers.

    Thanks for the informative post.

    Geri Richmond

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Geri, yes, I would agree with your statement too. I don’t understand why some people just stick to Facebook with their new algorithm changes when they can get so much more exposure over on Twitter. I hope Twitter does not change their ways. It’s really good the way it is, wouldn’t you agree Geri? Thank you for coming by and welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Have a wonderful day.

      • Geri Richmond says:

        Hey Lisa,

        I totally agree with you. I hope they leave Twitter alone. 😆 Every time something is great, someone decides to re-invent the wheel.

        It’s funny, I used to not like Twitter, but, I’ve met so many awesome people while tweetin, that I’ve totally done a 360 degree turn around.

        Nice meeting you, Lisa. Looking forward to having more conversations.

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Geri, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Isn’t that the way about re-inventing the wheel? It takes time to get to know how to use Twitter and see results. Many don’t have the patience but once you do it’s the best thing! Nice to meet you too Geri and have yourself a great day. Hope to see you again.

  • Debbie says:

    Hi Lisa; Thanks for sharing your Twitter expertise! I’ve been on Twitter about a year now and must confess to lack knowledge of its finer points. I always try to make sure to thank people for sharing posts and also try to share as many posts by others as possible. Difficult to find the time sometimes……As for posts going “viral” (is that the right word?), I’ve seen it happen with one of mine on Stumbleupon. Somebody popular must have shared it and now it gets multiple views every day. None of them come by to comment though, but I figure any exposure is good, yes?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Debbie, so many people think Stumble Upon is great for views but let me tell you this – the bounce rate tends to be very high, that’s why you are not getting comments. I do not use it often anymore because of that. A high bounce rate can be a bad signal to Google and effect your ranking and exposure online. I would spend more time via Twitter and eventually you will see it pay off big Debbie. Sharing is key and enteracting too. Do you use lists? I find them very helpful. You can focus on folks just for travel or just for dogs, etc. And that way you don’t have to follow them all. You can pick and choose more. Also Triberr is a great tool to use with Twitter for your blog. I believe you are on it. I visit there daily and am a member of 60 tribes. That too took years to build upon. And in the beginning I didn’t see any difference but I stuck with it and it paid off as well. Have a great Sunday ahead Debbie and see you back on Twitter.

      • Debbie says:

        Yikes! I had NO idea that views could actually be bad for your blog. Must admit I don’t pay much attention to things like “bounce rate”. I do use Triberr, but this is the first I’ve heard about lists. Thanks for the info. Have a good week and yes, see you on Twitter! 🙂

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Debbie, I did not know that in the beginning either. But I try to read a lot on SEO for my retail site and then share it here for you. Have a great week.

  • Cole Wiebe says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I would agree that strategic engagement with a smaller audience is almost always more effective than circulating a more generic message to a large network. It’s when you don’t have the time to interact much that the leverage of a larger audience can really pay dividends.

    – Cole

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Cole, yes those generic messages don’t get too far on Twitter with so many tweets per minute being pumped out. Having a unique message being tweeted to a larger audience really does pay dividends and takes time to happen. Thanks for your iput and for coming by Cole. Have a wonderful day ahead.

  • Jeevan Jacob John says:

    At this point of time, I don’t have much to measure, in terms of twitter success. Almost of all the stuff I share are content from other blogs, rest are either quotes, questions or my thoughts/observations.

    I don’t get that many RTs (most of the ones I have get these days are for the quotes I share). As for my strategy, I strategy right now is spreading my tweets throughout the day (and sharing more stuff when most of my followers are online – Tweriod helps me with that). In the past, I have participated in Twitter chats and have got good results with it; I am planning to get back to it, once I launch my blog.

    Anyways, thank you for the tips, Lisa 🙂 Appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jeevan, you will know better once your new blog hits the net 🙂 Twitter chats are great, I need to get back into more of them myself. The ones I like are always late at night. I need to find myself some morning ones or start one for us early birds 🙂 Thanks Jeevan for inspiring me on that. Have a great day ahead.

      • Jeevan Jacob John says:

        Yeah, all the good ones seem to happen at night (I live in Atlanta, EST time, so it’s not too bad). The only thing I am worried about right now is keeping up with these chats (especially next year when I get back to college). Hopefully it won’t be too bad 😀

        No mention 🙂 And thanks for the reply. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Lisa 😀

        • Lisa says:

          We are in the same time zone Jeevan, I’m an early to bed – early riser so 9 pm chats are tough but I did make this past Sunday (#blogchat) and I really enjoyed it. Met some old peeps I haven’t seen in a while and met new ones. Always gain followers too through them. I’d love to start an early am one like 6 am or 7 am. Something to think about for 2014. Thanks and you too Jeevan.

          • Jeevan Jacob John says:

            Early morning chats sounds like a good idea..I might be able to do that, depending upon when my classes start 😀

            Well, good luck 🙂 Thanks!

          • Lisa says:

            Good to know Jeevan, giving me something to work on for January. Sounds like fun!

  • Peter Kanayo says:

    Lisa am still building my twitter following so I haven’t gotten to a situation where I will get 31 retweet for a single tweet. Wow I would love that. It takes time though and I know I will surely get there soon.

    What thing have come to know about twitter though is that quality engagement will increase your followers quickly. That’s why it’s important that when you read a post by someone on twitter, you should write a unique tweet and that person would love it.

    Thanks for sharing this article

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Peter, yes, it does take time to grow naturally which is the BEST way. Yes, making re-tweets and tweets unique for someone is a great way to engage them and possibly have them follow you or at least list you. Thanks for coming by Peter. Appreciate your input.

  • I have always tried to avoid engaging on Twitter. Used to automate posting to Twitter. Now I think its time to start concentrating on it. 🙂

    Thanks for the Article.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anoop, oh yes some automation is okay as long as you engage over on Twitter. I use the Buffer app reguarly but still engage more on Twitter itself. I’d love to know how you do after engaging for a month there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • Maggie says:

    I got a lot of Twitter followers by simply following other people. Then I use to keep track if they follow back or not. You can unfollow anyone who doesn’t follow you back, but I always wait about a week before doing that to give them a chance to see if they want to follow you or not. Some people don’t follow back, but I whitelist them because I want to see their tweets anyway. Thanks for good tips Lisa! I am going to try the list idea for sure!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Maggie – yes that is good if they follow back. I like that tool as well as Tweepi. I give them a few weeks too and try to engage with them as well. You are welcome for the tips Maggie and do try the lists, I love using the list feature especially since they allow us many more and longer lists. Have a great weekend!

    • Peter Kanayo says:

      Maggie as you said some people won’t follow you back and those who don’t follow me I check out to see if they are so influential.

      If they are so influential I just keep them on my list since I know am going to gain much from their awesome content.

      Some times when you engage them you find out they would subsequently add you to their list

  • Nate Leung says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Having read this post, reminds me that Twitter is an outlet that I need to be utilizing more often. I think by default most of us (not all) like to use Facebook as a social media outlet to engage but what I’ve come to realize over the past year is that Twitter can give you traffic that Facebook cannot give you. The way I see it is that all social media sites are created differently. All engagements will be different, audiences will be different as well. It’s always a good idea to play within the rules of the playground if you decide to grow your social media following. Great post Lisa! Love it!

    • Lisa says:

      Nate, yes, it is great to utilize daily. You may be correct but I’ve always preferred Twitter over Facebook especially with their recent algorithm changes. I believe you must engage on all of the channels Nate. Glad you loved the post and hope to see you over on Twitter Nate. Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

  • Adrienne says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Man, that’s such a good feeling when that happens isn’t it! I haven’t had that happen on a large scale but a few times I’ve had quite a few. I also share images, quotes and some good information every day and that gets shared a lot as well. You also know me, I’m always chatting it up with people. I just wish I had more time on all the sites.

    That’s so cool to have someone with that kind of following share your tweets. That’s when you know what you’re doing is spot on.

    Keep it up girl and thanks for reiterating the fact that we need to be social on social media! It most definitely does work.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adrienne, It is a good feeling 🙂 I love how the images are now showing up in that Twitter stream, either via Twitter cards or ones you insert yourself on Twitter – they sure make me pay more attention at them. Yes, we have to be there not just sending out automatic stuff 24/7. They have their own place as I do use Buffer and Triberr. I hope you have a nice weekend Adrienne and maybe get car shopping? It is getting colder here this weekend..

  • Michael Belk says:

    Lisa I believe in engagement as well. I have never seen these type of stats. I just assumed Facebook was dominating every age group, but not so when you look at the numbers.

    Nice article. Thanks for the info.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Michael, it sure is key to any social network isn’t it? True, Facebook is not the be all, end all. You are welcome and hope you have a great weekend and see you over on Twitter!

  • Tanya says:

    I definitely need to up my twitter game. 🙂 I’ve only dipped my toe in it but I can definitely see it’s power. And pinterest has a lot of social media power for me too. I need to figure out where I get the most bang for my buck, so to speak, and really dig in and become an expert. Thanks for the tips! Much appreciated.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Tanya, yes, it really does have some power juice for bloggers. I love Pinerest too and need to spend a few more minutes a day there as well. I’d love to know how you make out via Twitter in a few weeks Tayna when you put your whole leg into it 🙂 Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

  • Carol B says:

    So true Lisa! And after reading this, I realize I need to do more work in the Twitter world, Sometimes I admit I get overwhelmed by all the social media I am on. No excuse though. Thanks for reminding me to pay a little closer attention to my Twitter feed.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Carol, oh I can understand getting overhwelmed. I think the one channel you focus on should be your best. For me, it’s Twitter. Thanks for coming by today and have a great weekend Carol.

  • Shannon says:

    Absolutely agree, Lisa. You need both to really hit that sweet spot. Engagement is absolutely important but even better if you have an active, large following. I’ve had a couple of tweets that were retweeted with someone with a very large twitter base and the number of RTs their original RT created was huge (at least for me!) And it brought a number of new visitors to my blog, which is even more important. I’ve slowed down on actively looking for new people to follow and I need to get back to doing that as well.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shannon, isn’t that fun when that happens? After seeing it a few times I had to research and post about it. It’s great when it brings new visitors to your site. It happened in a big way once on my retail site. Thanks for coming by Shannon and see back on Twitter over the weekend. Have a great weekend.

  • Okechukwu Philip says:

    Hi Lisa, awesome one you did on many twitter followers spreading your tweets.

    The tips you outlined here for getting many tweeter followers are really great. Been active in tweeter is a key thing that I ignored over some time now.

    But from your article, I understand that it plays a major role in increasing your followers.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

    • Lisa says:

      Thakns Okechukwu. Yes, the key is being active daily there. I hope you will become more active and send me a tweet so I can follow you as well. Have a great weekend and hope to catch you over on Twitter.

    • Peter Kanayo says:

      Okechukwu it’s nice meeting you on Lisa blog. I must say that conversation on twitter is so important. As you must know twitter followers corresponds to the number of engagement on your account.

      Have heard people say that google plus gives Seo levearge and am trying to see how true it is. So why I am popping my head over at google plus. I am still swimming in twitter because it’s the social network am most comfortable with

  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Lisa

    I’ve been using TweetAdder for a while now and I’ve grown my Twitter followers from about 800 in mid September to 1,367 today by using it.

    I know people that have increased theirs much more quickly by using it. I just don’t want to be too agressive about building followers!

    I’m also using HootSuite to connect in real time. I completely agree it’s important to engage and thank your followers. Get to know as many as you can. How people do that when theyv’e got 50,000 followers I have no idea!

    I’ve just invested in Nimble too. It’s a CRM that integrates with HootSuite. Finally, I also now subscribe with a business account to EverPost.

    By doing all of those things, I’ve increased my Klout score from 54 to 59 in the same timeframe as growing my Twitter followers.

    I do think having images in your Tweets can really help and that’s what I plan to start doing more of, at least within reason.

    Thank you for sharing some valuable advice Lisa that I know many people will find very useful indeed!

    Have a great weekend.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Tim, well you are NOT one of those that does not respond on Twitter with it. Good idea not to be too aggressive as Twitter could put you in their “jail.” I gain aobut 50-100 per every 2 weeks doing nothing but engaging with various folks there and getting to know some bloggers in my niche etc. I think when you have 50,000 the lists become imperative. With over 7200 followers now I use them often myself. Oh I do remember reading about Nimble, do you really like it? Yes, images are wonderful there. I always look at tweets with them more. You are welcome Tim and have yourself a great weekend with the snow there. Still just rain here though the temps have gone from 60 to 35 overnight.

      • Tim Bonner says:

        Hi Lisa

        I’m just really starting out with Nimble but I’m finding it useful to sort out who I communicate with and who I don’t.

        I think it will be invaluable l in the future if and when I decide to offer any products or paid services.

        For now, it’s a really useful tool to help me connect with the right people and not forget about the people I speak to the most on social media.

        It also links in nicely to HootSuite and Gmail.

        I’m jealous about the snow. Ours went as soon as it arrived. The temperature has risen steadily the last couple of days.

        The river running through the town was close to bursting its banks a few days ago and a couple of the bridges across were closed.

        The trouble is, I live on one side and the school where my kids go is over the other side! We just managed to get back across before they closed them!

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Tim, Interesting on Nible. I will have to check it out more. I still like using Tweepi, it shows where they are located, the last time they tweeted and if they are still following you or NOT. I have to get back into Hootsuite, it sounds like they have more features of late too. Our snow melted but we are supposed to be getting more today like 1-3″ . That doesn’t sound good about the rivers Tim, stay safe there and have a great rest of the week.

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  • Susan Neal says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for this inspirational post, which encourages me to persist with my tweeting endeavours. My following’s only growing very slowly and I must admit I don’t do enough social stuff on there – I enjoy it when I do, it’s just finding the time for it!

    Thanks for another great share, Lisa – I agree with Corina, you’re definitely the Twitter Queen 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Sue. Yes, you must plant the seeds and water them – it does take some time. It is also about being comfortable using Twitter. I met some local folks at a networking event last night and they were not sure how to tweet, etc. It’s about getting comfortable doing it. You seem to know what you are doing there my friend! Just give it more time, more tweets, etc. I can’t believe I have over 69,000 tweets on my own profile. I need to start a post for the 100,000 tweet 🙂 Have a great weekend ahead Sue!

      • Susan Neal says:

        I’ve a way to go to catch up with you there, Lisa – my next milestone will be 6,000 – and I’ve almost got 1000 followers – small fry, but I’m getting there slowly 🙂

        Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂

        • Lisa says:

          We always underestimate ourselves Susan, my next is 10,000. It does happen slowly. Mine my take a year to get there. Thouh I notice the more you get it does snowball into more and more. Another advantage of a large following 🙂 Have a great new week ahead Susan.

  • Karen Hoyt says:


    Wow. I just got my eyes opened on this one. I love to tweet. It’s fun to see what people are up to and I learn SO much when I click links of friends. Like you advised, I have the app on my phone. Now when I’m on a break, waiting in line, or just anytime – it’s easy to see what everyone is up to.

    I did not realize how important ratios were or about lists. When you added me to your list, I followed the link here!
    Your writing style is so fun and easy to follow. Thanks for putting great content out that is so useful for a newbie.
    Have an awesome day!

    • Lisa says:

      Nice to see you here Karen! I know you via Twitter my friend. I love that waiting in line, sure makes the time fly right by and no more getting upset or tense about a wait. Ratio’s are good if you get into Sponsored Tweets or are looking for advertisers on your blog, etc. I’m glad you find it easy to follow Karen. I do try to keep it simple. I remember when I first started on my online journey and was learning things. I needed things to be SIMPLE. So I try to that for my readers here. I hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend ahead. See you back on Twitter Karen.

  • Theodore Nwangene says:

    Hi Lisa,
    This is a very interesting topic and I agree with all the points you made.

    Twitter is one of the best and most effective social media sites out there and, it can really get you lots of traffic and exposure if you do know how best to use it.

    I also agree with the case of following and having many Twitter followers because, the more you have them, the more your tweets will be spread.

    I use an awesome tool called manage flitter to manage my Twitter account thereby unfollowing the people that are not active and those that are not following me back.

    But, in a situation where you followed a very popular person with lots of followers and they didn’t follow you back, what will you do?

    Thanks for sharing Lisa.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Theodore, That one is good tool – manage filter. I’ve used it in the past. There are so many and we all have our favorites I think. With those type of peeps Theodore I would put them in a list. Make a creative name for a list for them and add others like them. Continue to re-tweet some of their relevant stuff and try to engage. That’s about the best you can do. Maybe mention them in a post and embed a tweet and let them know. Comment on their posts. I hope that helps Theodore and love to know how you make out with it in a few weeks, okay?

  • Corina Ramos says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Congratulations on that girlfriend! Isn’t that exciting! After reading your post I sure am motivated to be more social! I just went back to Hootsuite Pro so I can access my social media accounts for both accounts. You’re right in that it makes it so much easier to be accessible.

    I had the same thing happen to me the other day. The University of Phoenix retweeted a post and got several retweets from that. I checked their profiles and they had thousands of followers…that was awesome to see.

    Thanks for sharing these tips. Engagement is still key because that’s what gets the RTs and Shares rolling by our Tweeps with thousands of Twitter Followers.

    You are the Queen of Twitter girlfriend! No one rolls out Twitter advice like you do! Have a great Thursday! Stay warm!

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Corina, it was just an observation but very cool. That’s a nice one Corina, they must have a lot of followers indeed! Hopefully you can engage more with them too. Thanks for the review and for coming by and your experience too. Love hearing about it. Have a great end of the week Corina and weekend ahead. See you back in Twitterland.

  • Ellen M. Gregg says:

    Lisa, that must have been so much fun! 🙂 I’ve had similar experiences, although on a smaller scale, when sharing recipes. It’s amazing how it can escalate in such a short amount of time. I foresee more of the same for you. Your content is so helpful!

    Thanks for all you do to keep us educated and motivated! 🙂

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