Tell me if this sounds familiar. You have hundreds—maybe even thousands—of followers on Twitter, yet every time you send out a Tweet, you get no response. It’s as if you’re Tweets are on mute. It seems like no one is seeing them; or worse yet, they’re seeing them but they just don’t care about what you’re saying.
So, what gives? What can you do to make people start noticing your Tweets?
Here are some tips to get you noticed on Twitter.
- Focus on building relationships—I follow quite a large number of people on Twitter, and honestly, I don’t fully pay attention to each and every Tweet that pops up. You know which ones I do pay attention to almost every time? It’s the ones that come from people I know (whether I know them in real-life or just online). See, if you focus on building relationships with your followers, they’ll start to pay more attention to what you have to say. If there isn’t a meaningful connection between you and your followers, you’ll just blend in with all the other Tweets.
- Connect with like-minded people—Remember earlier when I said it could just be that no one cares about what you’re Tweeting? One cause of this is connecting with the wrong people on Twitter. See, some people approach Twitter with an attitude of the-more-followers-the-better. Depending on your goals, that might be okay. But for me, I’d rather focus on getting quality followers than just quantity. By connecting with people who are truly interested in your niche, your followers will actually pay attention to your Tweets. (more…)