When done right, networking can be really powerful. Anyone who has the right skills and creativity could create opportunities for themselves. The thing about networkers is that they’re really good at what they’re doing. Most of the Open Networkers I know have large following on Twitter, LinkedIn and most even have the widest reach on Facebook. Whatever it is they’re doing, they’re usually good at it. Below is one of the most creative strategies to help increase your following on Twitter and Pinterest. Right, hitting two birds with one stone!
How to Increase Twitter and Pinterest Following with List Posts
Everything that is part of a list becomes powerful and viral. Everybody wants to be included in something bigger than we are and to be aligned with those who we admire and respect which is why list posts are usually very effective. SEO people call it link baits. I’d like to call it strategy.
1. Create a list of Must Follow [Insert Targeted Category]
Define your targeted niche and create a list of people who are influential or considered thought leaders in the area. Complete the list by including some of your friends that are also interested and good in it. It’s your list, you may even want to include yourself. Self-promotion doesn’t hurt every once in a while.
2. Gather information about the people to be included on the list
Gather specific information about the people whom you will be including in the list. Best place to search would be their Twitter accounts. Since you are targeting people that are already influential and considered thought leaders in their field, chances are they’ve been part of a list before. You want may to refer to those lists too. Go to their Twitter accounts, copy their Bio. Since Twitter only allows up to 140 characters for Bio, it’s perfect for Pinterest and Twitter cross-posting.
3. Use the Twitter Bio, Get their Image and Add them to the Pinterest Must-Follow List
Now comes the real action. Go to the people’s blogs, pin their image, paste the Bio you’ve got from their Twitter account and don’t forget to include the links to their blogs. People love to be highlighted, promoted and putting a link to their blog will make them likely to promote the list post.
4. Don’t forget to tick on that “Post to Twitter” Option when Posting
Before posting, make sure that you tick the option on Pinterest which says “Post to Twitter”. That way, you ping the person included on the list on Twitter. The Twitter mention attracts attention to the post and since they’re part of the list, people will share it.
It’s really a great list. I’m not saying it just because I’m part of it but really because it’s a neat list of the most follow-worthy people on Pinterest.