3 Tips to Grow Your Followers on Each Social Site

3 Ways to Grow Your Followers on Each Social Site

 

Growing your following is an important part of growing your company’s visibility.  While having a large following isn’t everything, it is a factor in your success on social media.

Here are 3 quick tips for every platform on how you can grow your following.  I also link to helpful articles to help you learn more about the techniques.

Twitter

Bonus tips: Participate in a Tweetchat regularly and follow everyone

Facebook

Bonus tips: Post great content that gets shared.  Connect with influencers.

LinkedIn

Bonus tips: To grow company page, invite people to follow

Pinterest

  • Post images that have “how-to” in the text overlay
  • Cross-promote your Pinterest account from other social sites
  • Pin regularly on the weekend and evenings (more activity)

Bonus tips:  Use Promoted Pins, create a Profile or Board widget for website

Google+

  • Use Ripples to find your tribe
  • Do Hangouts on Air with established hosts
  • Join vibrant Communities – Circle members (they will Circle back)

Bonus tips: Spend time there!

YouTube

  • Feature your YouTube videos on your site and have a Subscribe call to action
  • Partner with well-known YouTuber in your niche
  • Advertise on top 1%  videos watch this video

Instagram

  • Use Hashtags
  • Comment on photos
  • Follow influencers and be active in their community

With all of these sites, the better content you share and the more you participate, the faster you will grow.  And make sure you are actually talking with others rather than just posting your own content.

How about you?  What are your favorite tips to grow your following online?  Share them in the comments below.

 

And if you are a social media manager or consultant, make sure you pick up my free Social Media Consultant Starter Kit I just released along with Phyllis Khare.  More great tips in there on finding new clients.

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