Suggested Twitter Users Gain Thousands of Followers Everyday

Why do Britney Spears, NYT, Gaurdian get thousands of new Twitter followers everyday? Simple. If you are the privleged few to get a place in the Twitter Suggested Users list, you are featured on the accounts and sign up pages of thousands of Twitterers daily, and then its not difficult to increase Twitter followers by thousands everyday .

Its being reported that several high-profile Twitter accounts are getting astronomical jumps in new Twitter followers, tens of thousands of new followers, in some cases. While most Twitter users find it difficult to draw even a few hundred followers, how were they getting thousands of new followers every day?

Suggested Twitter Users

Twitter recently introduced a new feature called Suggested users, which you can also locate in your Twitter account at Find People > Suggested Users. This suggests some top Twitter users which you can subscribe to, which includes many top media houses, top blogs, celebrities and Twitter staff etc.

I was tempted to check out my list of suggested users and check the rise of their new Twitter follower counts on Twittercounter.com. Behold the huge rise and I don’t need to to tell you when they all went live on the suggested users list …

twitter suggested users

Note that these users are not suggested on basis of your Twitter friends or tweeting habits, but as a preselected list. So obviously, if you are on the Suggested users list, you will attract thousands of new followers. It also helps Twitter promote their brand by suggesting that top celebrities are using Twitter. Now all these users are making it to the top Twitter users list at Twitaholic.com.

While Brook Baynes wondered if fake followers were gaming the system, Evan, CEO of Twitter pointed in the comments that these are not fake followers, but new users who have yet to add profile icons and updates. He mentions that since new users do not follow anyone, it is a good idea to suggest some popular users to them to get started.

I would like the Suggested User feature to be more transparent and suggest targeted users based on your Tweeting habits or of Tweeple you follow. The Suggested users title till then should be changed to more like “Featured Users” or “Popular Users“.

So the secret is out, its not about increasing your Twitter followers by a few hundred, but by a few thousand every day. If you want thousands of Twitter followers in one day, coax the Twitter staff to add you to the Suggested Users List today… and watch your twitter followers number zoom like never before.

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Arun Basil Lal
Arun Basil Lal

I wonder why they havent added all their staff to the suggested list (or am i wrong?). Anyhow some of them (like http://twitter.com/andr8a ) doesnt have the ‘1000’s of followers’

Maybe I should send them a million dollar check to include me too there.. :)

Ajay
Ajay

let me try this

Debjit
Debjit

Including a “Follow on Twitter” button on your website also helps in gaining twitter followers.

The Free Observer
The Free Observer

This, If true, is yet just another channel of the Athlete/Celebrity Distraction Fantasy, and Twitter is planning to cash in on it.

People need to wake up and pay attention to what is really going on in the U.S.A. This Summer is going to be a wake up call for many.

Patrick
Patrick

Isn’t MrTweet (www.mrtweet.net) a better approach? I’ve used it and found it useful.

Senior
Senior

I agree that Twitter should recommend followers based on tweets. I think that instead of having a suggested users page, if they want to promote famous users, they should have a directory with categories such as actors, singers, authors, politicians, etc.

Mark Kulaga
Mark Kulaga

Look up. I wonder what it would be like to have thousands of followers….

(dream sequence)

Wakes up moments later to dog clawing to go outside. Well, the fame was nice while it lasted.

Cheers!

Training Articles
Training Articles

Very nice article and ways to try, l am going to try it now, wish can get some for my new sites:)

Technology Blog
Technology Blog

So you mean we have to update hourly on twitter in order to get 1000’s of followers?

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

Just get on the Twitter suggested user list.

Rob O.
Rob O.

Ok, so who do we hafta bake homemade brownies for to get on that list?

chris kluis
chris kluis

If they are recommending followers in the start-up process then they won’t know your tweet history.

They should have some form of pick your top 5 interests, top 5 geographic locals, etc to generate that list.

But if they don’t fix it… I wouldn’t mind one of those spots.

@ckluis

TheBusyBrain
TheBusyBrain

In a nutshell, as @Ev says, it is to show the new users SOMETHING instead of nothing! The problem with the earlier sign-up process was that people would get an account, but have noone to follow! At least with the recommendation engine, they now have some sort of exposure to activity, and tweets to get their Twitter ball rolling! The downfall to this technique is that the “lucky few” have amazingly quick, non-organic growth. The recommendation engine defaults to “Select All” on the recommended list! On a side note, this gives you a pretty good assessment to the daily growth… Read more »

TheBusyBrain
TheBusyBrain

Ohh… also…

Let’s keep in mind that this recommendation engine is only in 1.0! It is very evident that they have a LOT of ideas and alterations to this feature in the pipeline!

Cassie ST
Cassie ST

Who wants 1000s of followers anyway? Are we really *that* interesting to so many people we don’t know?

Like my Grandma used to say, “Quality – not quantity”.

Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson

If we’re talking about friends, I would agree. But some of us would like more followers as an audience to promote our services, blogs, etc.

Sweton F Fleming
Sweton F Fleming

Twitter follwers can be made to follow with these tactics quite effectively???Well i will try it buddy.

rabin_galan
rabin_galan

trying a lot to increase the nos of followers and its getting harder everytime.

Abi
Abi

Seems like the ones who are selected to be Suggested users only celebrities or blog celebrities and do people like us have a chance to be there, or what is the best method to coax the employees? Should we just follow them and ask them to select us?A

Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson

Thanks for the tips. I’ve also tried MrTweet and found it useful.

fs
fs

and how exactly do you get on the list? how do i “coax” the staff. some more info about how please

isaac
isaac

I think there are no foolproof methods of increasing twitter followers. it varies from person to person

adam
adam

thanks for this helpful topic and you can use my way in get thousands of follower in one day

tin
tin

Hundred followers is just fine with me.

Elivan
Elivan

What´s the point in suggesting to new users famous people if those celebrities hardly ever user Twitter or follow anyone?

I see new users being led to think by following a celeb they´ll get a follow back which isn´t true in most cases.

VERY bad strategy Twitter.

Mohammad Sameer Hasan
Mohammad Sameer Hasan

Please add me under suggested targeted users so i can be known in more places.

pavielle
pavielle

well i don’t know i guess i don’t have enough friends

websnacker
websnacker

Good post. While I do use some tools to increase the numbers, my twitter growth has been more organic and I would give credit to my blog.

If you write good content on a niche or tweet useful stuff or stuff your followers would like, you can see a natural increase. Being everything for everyone doesn’t work.

IFRS
IFRS

Its an uphill task to add followers to your twitter profile as twitter just doesnt even attempt to increase ur followers… Facebook recommends your Page to the friends of exisiting members and that is how the prospective members are attracted to join… But its sad that Twitter doesnt have this feature

gab
gab

follow @ trafficnonstop for great service

Surya
Surya

Nice twitter tips to increase traffic

Edward Franklin
Edward Franklin

How exactly do you “coax twitter staff”, besides I think they include people in the list randomly anyway.

hymath md
hymath md

I wonder why they havent added all their staff to the suggested list (or am i wrong?). Anyhow some of them doesnt have the ’1000′s of followers’

prince kapoor
prince kapoor

yeah mrtweet works i tried it recently

Jon
Jon

ok, so what are some tricks to getting on this list?
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