How To Get More Followers On Social Media In Less Than 5 Minutes

Let’s be honest, this is a problem. We’re all quick to claim that our social media following doesn’t matter… However, I believe that we all do!

Having a large number of followers on a social media platform does not ensure the worth of that account. Yet, you are aware that having a large number of followers is not without its advantages.

Whether you like it or not, your follower count does influence whether or not someone decides to follow you on Instagram or another social media channel. In addition, the more people that follow you, the greater your possible influence and reach will be (provided those followers are real and relevant to your business).

As far as tips and tutorials on how to increase your social media following go, this one stands out for a few reasons. These critical tactics from social media marketing experts satisfy the following criteria:

  • They cultivate an authentic fan base (as opposed to bots and/or people who couldn’t care less about you or your brand).
  • They are beneficial for marketing and commercial accounts without jeopardizing your brand’s reputation.
  1. Follow Legitimate, Relevant Accounts

If you want to gain more followers, you must first establish yourself as an excellent follower. This entails identifying and following actual people and businesses that are relevant to your business. While some tools exist to assist you in locating such accounts, you may also conduct your own search. Following the correct, active accounts in your specific industry will provide you with a network of individuals to communicate with.

  1. Have Something to Display and Share

If you wish to be followed, you must have something to show and share. Your profile must have substance. Your most devoted followers will be those who take the time to examine your profile prior to following you. They’re going to want to see that there is something worthwhile to follow.

Check to see if you have the following:

  • A complete profile. Complete all fields that apply to you. On the majority of social media platforms, you should attempt to make your bio tell a story. Attract visitors’ attention and encourage them to follow you. Additionally, have a nice, close-up headshot (ideally taken by a professional) and a cover image that is relevant.
  • A valuable feed. Ensure that your feed/timeline is constantly updated with newly shared, meaningful content. Some users will scroll through your feed to ensure that you are still active and that they will not receive spam if they follow you. For social networks that support pinned posts, ensure that your most recent, most useful piece of content is always pinned.
  1. Be Active and Involved

Commenting and resharing other people’s content demonstrates that you are human and not a bot. Don’t merely repost someone else’s post; explain why you’re doing so and include a mention of the original poster in your remarks. Participating in others’ social threads, particularly those of influencers, exposes you to new people and can help you gain new followers.

  1. Post Regularly, But Appropriately

Having a consistent online presence is essential. However, don’t go overboard with it. Post less frequently on platforms where the feed is significantly influenced by an algorithm (Facebook, LinkedIn) and more frequently on platforms where the feed is much more “real time” (Twitter).

  1. Use Hashtags

I’ll admit that I don’t utilize hashtags nearly as frequently as I should, but when I do, I frequently get new followers on platforms that value them (such as Twitter and Instagram).

Always take a moment to consider a new hashtag before jumping in with both feet. Conduct a search for it on the network to ensure it is not being used for something with which you do not wish to associate your brand.

Final Thoughts

The techniques above will not guarantee that your social media followings will explode overnight. However, these nine strategies will lay the basis and set you on a path for long-term, consistent growth. More significantly, they will help you build a fanbase that will benefit both you and your brand.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or seeking to expand your audience base, our social media marketing experts at Metadvanced will implement not only these strategies but all strategies that will assist you in reaching more people, converting more people to your content or website, and gaining more social shares and authority. We have a whole team of experts ready to assist you in getting the most out of social media. Contact us today!

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