Below are the most popular ways to get extra Social Media Followers
1. Follow Trustworthy, Valuable Accounts
To get followed, you need to initially be a good follower. Finding and following accounts of real people and organizations who will be suited to your business is a first vital step to building your own following, and is a necessary base to make several of the other techniques listed here effective.
Look at who influencers follow
The user profiles of key influencers in my vertical are one of my favorite places to mine followers. Accomplish this only if they have the right follow-to-following ratio; that is, they are followed by many but only follow relatively few. That way you know they are selective about whom they follow, as well as the people they follow usually tend to be premium quality.
Think about Twitter lists
On Twitter, find out if key people you’re following have any public listings. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. If you find a quality list, you may subscribe to it or follow people from the list.
Always Best People to Follow
Search for published lists of advised accounts to follow in your areas of interest. Be careful although; not all of these lists are well-curated. Sometimes they recommend people because they are popular. For instance, I’ve seen recent lists for top marketers or SEOs that include Matt Cutts, even though Matt has had very little to say about those topics since he left Google to take a job with the government early this year. Best are lists created by people whom you already know and trust.
Organizations and communities
Join groups and communities on Facebook, LinkedIn, as well as networks that have them, and take care folks that regularly make valuable contributions. Follow them, and they will probably lead you to other good people to follow.
2 Have Something to Show & Share
The most suitable followers will likely be people who take the time to check out your profile before following you. They’ll want to see that there’s something worth following.
You should have all of the following :
A complete profile
Enter each and every field that refers to you. On most social networks you should try to make your bio tell a story. Intrigue visitors into following you. On Twitter, where your bio space is limited, use keywords that you like to be found for. Also, have an attractive, up close head shot (preferably shot by a professional) and a relevant cover image.
A valuable feed
Make sure your feed/timeline is always showing recently-shared, valuable content. Some careful users will browse a little way down your feed to makes sure your actions and that they won’t be getting junk if they follow you. For social networks that allow a pinned post ( a post that stays “sticky” at the top of your feed ), make sure you always have your latest, most valuable piece of content pinned.
3. Be Active & Engaged
Social media users are tired of link feeds. Commenting on and resharing the posts of others quickly demonstrates that you’re not a bot and that you’re present on the network.
Whenever possible, don’t just reshare someone else’s post, but add a remark as to why you’re sharing it, and tag the original poster. On Twitter, do this using the Quote option when retweeting.
4. Post Opinions, Data, News & Trends
I’ve noticed that when I post something that gets widely reshared, I almost always gain new followers. The kinds of posts that tend to increase your exposure and therefore lead to new followers fall into these groups :
Expressing a strong opinion about an issue that matters to your audience can be risky, but it can also gain a lot of engagement, sharing, and exposure. When I first posted my stance that social media signals are not a direct Google ranking factor it was considered heresy by some, but I was careful to back my claim with careful reasoning and evidence. That post, written three-and-a-half years ago, has become my most widely shared, and I’m pretty certain has been responsible for many of my social followers.
People respond strongly to data that either backs up their beliefs or challenges them. They’ll share those things either way, and if you’re the originator of the data, and do so on a regular basis, they’ll want to follow you to not miss out. Christopher Penn is an excellent example of the power of a data originator on social media.
News and trends
If you can become a good source for breaking news important to your industry, people will want to follow you to not miss out on what’s happening. Barry Schwartz has created amazing opportunities for himself simply by monitoring important sources in the search industry and being one of the first to break new stories.
5. Post Frequently, But Appropriately
The fair truth about social media is that no matter how popular you become, if you stop posting and engaging you’ll be forgotten in no time. You’ve got to maintain a regular presence, but you also don’t want to overdo it.
6. Rally Your Subscribers
If you have an email list that you regularly send content to, include your primary social media links in your newsletters. And every so often make a special appeal for people to follow you there. People who think enough of you and your content to open your emails will probably gladly follow you on social media.
7. Use Hashtags
used the right hashtags where they are valued such as Twitter and Instagram often gain new followers. Always look before you leap with a new hashtag. Search for it on the network and make sure it isn’t being used for something you wouldn’t want your brand associated with.
8. Get Speaking Gigs & Interviews
Speaking at conferences and meetups, or being interviewed on a video show or podcast, can obviously be good for your career, but they also great ways to get exposed to new people.
The same thing can happen from guest posting opportunities. It’s a safe bet that many readers who got something from this post will click through to my author profile and follow me via the social media links there.
9. Build Partnership Campaigns
building relationships with non-competing companies that still have relevance to your business area and then pitching to them ideas for joint content and social media campaigns. These work best when each partner has something to bring to the table. The campaign was effective because it capitalized on the common denominator both for brand image and values.