5 Ways to Boost Your Twitter Engagement

Do you feel as though you are struggling with your Twitter engagement lately? Are you looking for ways to enhance your interaction with your audience and reach out to new followers?

Good news! By only making a few very simple modifications, you will quickly get back on track with the engagement game.

Neil Patel shared five easy ways to give your Twitter engagement a boost!

Source - Linkarati.com

Source – Linkarati.com

1. Give your Twitter bio a makeover

Chances are that your prospective audience will look at your bio before they read any of your Tweets. Your bio should mention your occupation, the type of updates you will be sharing and your hobbies.

In short, make sure your bio communicates what you do and why people should choose to follow you.

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source – quickmeme.com

2. Be real!

If you want to foster an environment where you invite conversation and engagement, you need to convey an approachable online presence.

Don’t be afraid to be fun and loosen up the usual corporate stiffness! Take potentially boring status updates and present them in a natural voice.

It’s also beneficial to incorporate visuals (pictures or videos) that fit with the content you’re sharing. I have mentioned this point in previous articles, but it is important to stress how adding a visual will catch the audience’s attention and boost your traffic.

 

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Source – ISYS6621

3. Ask and you shall receive

Do not hesitate to ask your audience to complete a call-to-action. A study done by Dan Zarrella showed that asking for people to retweet something resulted in 51% more retweets versus only 12% when you don’t ask. That shows you that your audience is ready and willing to comply with your requests.

If you want more engagement, sometimes the most direct approach is the best route to take.

 

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Source – Wix.com

4. Use hashtags to your advantage

Make sure to identify and keep up with hashtags that are relevant to your business. You can use a service like Tagboard to easily keep up with these hashtags. Use these hashtags to interact with the users, join the conversation and grab the audience’s attention with helpful contributions.

Source - TwitterToolBook.com

Source – TwitterToolBook.com

5. Keep the Tweets coming

Make sure to show regular signs of life on your Twitter to keep your audience interested and entice people to begin following your account. It’s no coincidence that more Twitter activity will lead to more Twitter followers.

Keep in mind that the activity on Twitter should be quality content that your followers and prospective audience will find interesting and not just any old stuff you come across.

To summarize, keep up with posting interesting content, don’t hesitate to ask your followers to complete a call-to-action, consider overhauling your bio and remember to use a natural voice in your Tweets.

How have you engaged with your followers? Which methods have you found to be successful for your business? Please share in the comments!Β 

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Leave A Reply (122 comments so far)


  1. Fabian
    3 years ago

    Hello Alex keep up the good work your doing….

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Fabian! Hope you’re having a great week!


  2. piodalcin
    3 years ago

    Interesting ..thoug a bit complicated to understand..maybe an infographic,

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback. We’ll take the into consideration for next time πŸ™‚


  3. BONNER PR
    3 years ago

    Great work and excellent suggestions!!! Short, sweet and real!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks so much!


  4. beverly hunt
    3 years ago

    hi alex,
    these are some great tips!
    beverly


  5. Ta'Wand
    3 years ago

    Thx u.


  6. Dr. John Bartsch
    3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, Alex! I am relatively new to Twitter, and I am learning something everyday. I appreciate your contribution to that!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      You are so welcome! Really glad to help with the learning process!


  7. Patric Melander
    3 years ago

    Great article! It was short, and gave me some really good tips on how to make my Twitter account a lot more interesting and effective.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Patric! Glad you found it so helpful! Let me know how everything works out.


  8. Camilla
    3 years ago

    Good advice! Keep up the good work!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks so much Camilla!


  9. Dave
    3 years ago

    Good advice. I normally review profiles before following; dormant profiles or too many low value tweets will prevent me from hitting the follow button. (One exception- some users tweets are so poorly thought out, they are like junk food for the mind. Bad for you, but lots of fun.)

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      That’s a solid strategy, Dave. I like the junk food analogy! πŸ™‚


  10. Pablo
    3 years ago

    This is some simple but very useful information.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks, Pablo! Sometimes the simplest approach is best πŸ™‚


  11. karenkati
    3 years ago

    The Tagboard link was useful, thanks.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Glad you found it helpful!


  12. Mbali
    3 years ago

    I kind of suck at Twitter, so very encouraging read. Thank you!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it! And I bet you’re not as bad at Twitter as you think you are πŸ™‚


  13. Linda
    3 years ago

    Good idea. Thank you.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thank you, Linda!


  14. Marcela Oliver
    3 years ago

    Hi Alex! Great article, very easy to understand, short and sweet, I don’t think you need an infogram at all, the message is very clear.
    I would add RT’s, people like to be recognized, and also connecting people together, #followfriday has giving me very good results, you are connecting people that have common interests! Networking is amazing!
    Thanks for your post! I truly enjoyed it!
    Follow me at @MarcelaUnique

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Marcela! I agree – I don’t this was the right piece to utilize an infographic. Save that for a more complicated concept! You’re so right about RT’s and how much people enjoy being recognized on social media platforms. Following you now!


  15. Ahsan Hameed
    3 years ago

    Excellent

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Ahsan!


  16. rllorens314
    3 years ago

    Very good Job !!! Alex, very clear, cool and funny.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks so much!


  17. Elysse
    3 years ago

    i am bookmarking this! Extremely helpful! Thanks!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks a lot, Elysse!


  18. Pato Perez Colmegna
    3 years ago

    how would you handle an account lime mine, where about 50% are spanish speaking followers and the rest are english speaking fellows? So far I’ve mostly tweeted in english but this , I believe, is affecting the first 50%


  19. Luke Ledebur
    3 years ago

    Great article! It all makes sense. I’ve used some of these steps and it works but still plenty of room for me to improve. Thank you so much!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Luke. let me know how I can be of assistance in your growth.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Luke! Good luck and let me know if I can be of any help!


  20. Vivek
    3 years ago

    Sound Advice

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      appreciated


  21. Neha Soni
    3 years ago

    its informative. Pretty much sums up everything !
    Great work !

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks, yep covered just about all of it here!


  22. Elaine L. Orr
    3 years ago

    I think developing hashtags is especially important. There are usually dozens (at least) that relate to a topic you are tweeting about. If your readers want to read more about how to use them, I wrote a piece on the topic on my blog. http://www.elaineorr.blogspot.com/2013/08/spread-word-with-hashtags.html
    It’s geared to writers. More free info! Elaine Orr

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Cool, I check it out!


  23. jusper
    3 years ago

    thanks for advice.. so cool..

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks! Glad you found it helpful!


  24. Jenny Chambers
    3 years ago

    Great points! I enjoyed all 5. I will try to start implementing #3! I’ve also made a note to look up Tagboard and learn more about it. Thank you for the morning inspiration!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Jenny! Tagboard is a great tool. Let me know how everything goes!


  25. Toyin
    3 years ago

    Thanks. Informative.


  26. Jennifer M
    3 years ago

    Thanks Alex. This is helpful info.


  27. Jose
    3 years ago

    Excelentes recomendaciones las voy a tener en cuenta!!!! Gracias hermano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  28. Jose
    3 years ago

    Excellent recommendations are going to consider !!!! Thanks brother !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  29. Scott Seeberger
    3 years ago

    This is really awesome!


  30. Jacqueline Brooking
    3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. This is quite useful to someone like me who is very new to the TWITTER environment. There is an art to keeping IT SHORT (lol). Its also people like you I need at the ALISTGETAWAY MLK weekend to promote what you do and it will certainly help and empower others. One of my favorite quotes: EACH ONE TEACH ONE. Truly is powerful. If just for a relaxing weekend getaway or to empower all by ur wisdom/experience/just plain commonsense tips (I sooo appreciate) please come out. This is my call to action: TAKE THE MLK WEEKEND CHALLENGE in Cabo at the SHERATON HACIENDA DEL MAR GOLF & SPA RESORT, Los CABOS, MX (1/16-19/15). Thx. Again for the tips. I will be following.


  31. Dana Beaupre
    3 years ago

    Great tips! I would like to add the importance of a simple “thank you.” It is amazing how a simple “thank you for following” can lead to a conversation.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      So true! Engaging with your audience makes all the difference! Thanks for the great comment!


  32. Jay Lawrence
    3 years ago

    Great stuff! Thanks for what you’re doing —


  33. Becca
    3 years ago

    This is SUPER HELPFUL info. THANK YOU!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      You’re welcome Becca! Thanks for reading

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  36. Sarah
    3 years ago

    Great article. Thanks for sharing!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for your support Sarah!


  37. Avery
    3 years ago

    Good stuff, good stuff.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Avery!


  38. Fiona
    3 years ago

    Going to check out the tagboard that seems a useful thing to have. My bio is very minimal in keeping with the brevity of Twitter therefore my pic is of latte art (because I am passionate about good coffee) and my backboard is filled with social media platform logos because this is my new found interest but maybe I need to say that!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Yes, the tagboard is very useful! Please let me know how it works out


  39. Suzanne
    3 years ago

    For those less savvy with Twitter these are super suggestions! Thank you for a wonderful article.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      thanks for the comment πŸ™‚


  40. becca
    3 years ago

    this is fab and lost of fab information

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Becca πŸ™‚

  41. I’m currently working on getting my following up on both my Twitter accounts; TMGBIZ and TheDanSociety, so this information is very useful.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Awesome, happy to help!


  42. Andrew Green
    3 years ago

    Mostly good stuff, but I’d also add that, if you’re a company, DON’T tweet very often about your business – instead tweet about things of interest around your business subject.

    As an example, if you sell water filter systems, make most of your tweets about water/land/population/social justice/appropriate technology issues and, from time to time, drop in something along the lines of – ‘Oh, don’t forget we sell water filter systems and always aim for a competitive price!’.

    That way, you should be able to build up a good network of people interested in those issues, without people thinking you are going to tryu selling to them all the time.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Andrew, this is very well said my friend. Tweet about topics “about” your industry but your company or product in specific.

      You’re a smart man!


  43. Resego Morake
    3 years ago

    Thank you so much for the tips, they actually going to help me interact with my followers. So far Iam loving your posts so keep up the good wrok.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚


  44. becky hill
    3 years ago

    I post to help animals in need. I post the good story’s along with the bad and petition to help animals. I try to find a good story that I know will touch people. So much bad in the world. that I think the good things that animals or people do make help others to want to fight harder for animals. I’m not a business.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Good luck with everything Becky!


  45. Lizzerds
    3 years ago

    Good one! I’m new to Twitter so every tip is useful πŸ™‚

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Great, thanks for the support πŸ™‚


  46. Eric Liang
    3 years ago

    So true! It is so important to stay active on Twitter.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Very true my friend!


  47. @roccaro8
    3 years ago

    Thanks Alex for the quick, helpful and easy to apply twitter tips. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for the support!


  48. Kirstan
    3 years ago

    I am new to the world of Twitter and found your post very helpful. I am still learning about to use hashtags effectively, and I think I will try asking more from my followers. Thanks for the advice!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      SURE THING. GOOD LUCK!


  49. SyllabEye
    3 years ago

    Alex, these are great tips. We will definitely incorporate them as part of our social strategy. Very nice blog and much success to you in building your brand!

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    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Hey thanks!


  50. Russ
    3 years ago

    nice blog, and poignant post! Thank you.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      thanks Russ!


  51. Sue
    3 years ago

    This is great! Thanks for the helpful tips.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks! πŸ™‚


  52. Kim Pearce
    3 years ago

    Very good blog.Thank you for the great ideas.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks!


  53. Rae Jamieson
    3 years ago

    Thanks for this post. It introduced me to Tagboard.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Awesome, good luck to you πŸ™‚


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  55. Ralph Vincent
    3 years ago

    Very informative and I will definitely use the tips you pointed out. Thank you for the information.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Awesome, good luck Ralph πŸ™‚


  56. Raymond
    3 years ago

    Thanks Alex
    I appreciate the tips especially 3 regarding the study of ‘retweeting’ It has always been my contention that it was rather impolite to request a retweet; and following my own advice relies solely upon the recipient second guessing my intent. With MYCASKI my intention is to reach as many people as possible to encourage them to consider and practice my powerful reminder. Best Regards Raymond

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Awesome, good luck with everything Raymond πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment!


  57. Cassandra
    3 years ago

    Great tips for reengagement. Thanks for the info!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Happy to help!


  58. Michele
    3 years ago

    Thanks! Great tips to remember to use on Twitter!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks Michele!


  59. Catherine
    3 years ago

    Great tips – thank you very much Alex. Although I must say, I find it uncomfortable asking people to ‘retweet’ me – reminds me of the days when mobile phones first became popular and people used to write ‘text back’ at the end of the message!! Seems a bit needy? What d’ya reckon? Cx

    @cath_peacock

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Yeah, interesting idea you have there! It’s all about personal preference, but make sure you pay attention to results! πŸ™‚


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    3 years ago

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    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks!

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  62. Newell Eaton
    3 years ago

    Very useful. Thanks

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Newell!


  63. Marlis
    3 years ago

    Hi Alex Thank you for this very useful information, we are in the early stages of this journey and value any input that improves the development of our social media marketing strategy, Marlis

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Hey Marlis, thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚


  64. Reindeerfinn
    3 years ago

    Hej Alex. *S* The tips for Twitter are great! Especially Hashtags could be used more on Twitter. ….Keep rocking!
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  65. Cecilia
    3 years ago

    Great tips Alex and will definitely visit again to read more of what you have to offer on your site. And did learn something new directly, never heard of #tagboard and will be checking that out too. have a great week πŸ™‚

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks so much Cecilia, glad you got some value πŸ™‚


  66. Colleen
    3 years ago

    Great information, I am new to using twitter and this has been very helpful. Thank you.


  67. Joffre (JD) Meyer
    3 years ago

    Wow, I’ve never asked somebody to re-tweet! I’m good with #hashtags and even add explanations to article titles within {brackets} or (parentheses). I’m a very frequent tweeter, well over 10K and started in October 2011.


  68. Atulya
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips. I hope to see the improvement!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      2 years ago

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

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