Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Getting the attention of influencers on Twitter can help Your own Twitter profile gain recognition and followers. Here are 3 (and a half) tips for getting noticed by Twitter’s influencers.
Pro tip #1: Follow “real world” influencers who are active on Twitter, but with a relatively small following.
As You probably know, Twitter isn’t a two-way street: Just because You’re following the Influencers, doesn’t mean they’re going to follow You back. So how do You pique their interest, capture their attention and spark a relationship? Kiss-up to them! Here are 3½ quick ways to do so via Twitter:
Kiss-up 1: RT them
Two treats for re-tweets: A) the original tweeter can get notified (note: Big-time Influencers may turn notifications off due to high volume. Plus, they may have a marketing team that manages their Twitter engageMent). B) Influencers’ followers can see Your icon (Twitter image), if they click into the Tweet. This drives people to Your profile.
Pro tip #2: Give thanks to those who RT You. See “Kiss-up 3”.
Kiss-up 2: Favorite them
see B above).
Related: 5 Rules of Twitter Etiquette
Kiss-up 3: @Mention them
When You quote or reference Influencers in some way (or anybody else for that matter), be sure to use their @username in Your tweet. Promoting their Twitter handle drives Your followers their way. Plus, users are notified by default. Again, if their big-time they may turn notifications off. So, focus on those who’d appreciate the shout-out.
Kiss-up ½: #tweet their hashtag
© 2013 Vikram Rajan