Part 2: How to Add Followers on Twitter

Add Followers on Twitter

Getting More Twitter Followers: How to Use Twitter Directories

(This is the second article in my series on getting more Twitter followers, based on my e-book 13 Tips To Get More Twitter Followers.  If you haven’t already gotten your FREE copy, please click here!)

In this series on getting more Twitter followers, we looked first at the myth of quality versus quantity and blew it out of the water.  Growing your Twitter following isn’t an either/or thing – with some strategy and techniques, you absolutely can and should have both!  In my last article, we covered the critical step of making sure your bio is complete and optimized to help your ideal followers find you.

The next step to growing your Twitter following is to go where the people are. In this case, that means getting familiar with using Twitter directories. 

The two most common and reliable Twitter directories that have proven useful in getting more Twitter followers are Twellow (www.twellow.com) and WeFollow (www.wefollow.com). 

What are Twitter directories?   How do they work for getting more Twitter followers? 

Do you remember the Yellow Pages?  (If you do, you’ve just dated yourself!)  All joking aside, for those who have never used a hard copy of the phone book, the Yellow Pages were the business phone directory back before everyone had the internet at their fingertips via smartphones.   Businesses were grouped together by category, and you had to know the keyword that described the category or kind of business you were looking for. 

Twitter directories are like an online version of the Yellow Pages for Twitter. You can search by interest or by keyword to find people to follow.  And other people can search for people to follow as well.  Which means if you’re interested in getting more Twitter followers the right way, being listed with a complete profile in Twitter directories is just a smart choice. 

The first step to using directories for getting more Twitter followers is much like the first step in getting your Twitter account set up for attracting new, targeted followers.  Set up that profile and make it count! 

In Twellow, the link to customize your profile is the Settings link just below your picture on the upper right corner of the window.  The key thing to know about Twellow is that bio section can hold up to 2000 characters instead of Twitter’s 140.  If you don’t customize your bio here, it defaults to whatever is written in Twitter.  And if you don’t customize it, well, that’s about 1880 characters you’re wasting, if you catch my drift. 

WeFollow provides another user-managed forum for Twitter users, organized by interest. There is a large green button to add yourself to WeFollow.  Rather than a free-text field like Twellow, WeFollow gives you the ability to add your location and up to 5 interest tags to your profile. 

Adding yourself to Twitter directories such as Twellow and WeFollow, as well as any that are specific to your niche, is a simple, yet often overlooked step for getting more Twitter followers, but one that is proven to easily bring you results. 

Have you added yourself to Twitter directories?  Which one/ones?  Leave a comment below!

28 Comments

  1. I hadn't added myself to Twitter directories but you can bet I am headed there right now. Thanks, Edmund.

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  2. GREAT tip here, Edmund!

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  3. I was added in these directories, but made a change today because of your article; good stuff!

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  4. Great tips Edmund . Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  5. Love coming to your blog…always learn something new and useful!:)

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    • Glad to hear that Denny =) Thank you so much for the compliment.

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  6. Great information Edmund.   I'll be checking out the directories you mentioned.   Thanks! 

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  7. I must check this out! I think I have WE FOLLOW from a few years ago but really didn't know what it was. Thanks!

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  8. Another great post, must do this! Thanks

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  9. Directories are a great resource. I need to use them more!

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  10. First time I've heard about the directories but it could just be verbage. I do need to get in there and get it going.

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  11. Another excellent article, Edmund. I am in Twellow but had not heard of WeFollow! THank you, sir!

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  12. Thanks so much for the information about Twitter directories. Until I read your article, I wasn't aware of this. 

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    • Always a good thing when we can learn something new regarding Twitter or Twitter directories. Glad that this tidbit came in handy for you!

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  13. Awesome info. I never knew about the Twellow bio. Could make a diff. 2,000 characters is great

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  14. Twitter directories do work – We increased our twitter followers by over 1000 in the last few months just from this blog post.  Thank you so much!

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    • You’re welcome Cara! Great to see that you took the advice and saw the results 🙂

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  15. Very useful information. I will be adding my twitter account to every twitter directory I can find.
    Thank you for sharing

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    • You’re welcome Santos 🙂

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  16. Thank Edmund. I never knew about the directories before this!

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  17. Great Article Edmund. Really enjoy your website!. 

    Just a question a bit off-topic, How do you add an auto-follow feature to your twitter? Also, is there anything like an auto direct message feature where you can personalize based on who you're messaging? 

    Your hard work is greatly appreciated! I wish you the best in your future endeavors. 

    Cheers,

    Parham Albadvi

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