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The Indie Hacker Guide to building a Twitter Audience

07/23/2020 19:37

The Indie Hacker Guide to building a Twitter Audience

https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

Step 1: Choose the topics you want to tweet about

everyone should pick about 3 - 5 topics where they consistently tweet about.

That doesn’t mean you can’t tweet about anything else. It just means these are your main topics.

IF the tweet does well, add a tweet to at (create a thread) and link to your website.

Tweets with links in them get fewer impressions.

Step 2: Get your basics in order

Write a compelling bio. Why should people follow you?

Scroll down your timeline and remove all the B/S you’ve been tweeting about.

Step 3: Follow the right people

You want to follow accounts that have a lot of RT’s, and comments. Because the more engagement the more impressions. The more impressions the more your time spent on commenting on their tweets is rewarded.

Step 4: Tweet smart, not often

If you can tickle the algorithm to like you, your tweets will be shown to more people.

The basic rule is: always talk about them. I don’t have statistics on this but if YOU mention the word YOU in your tweet, chances are a lot bigger you’ll get more engagement while saying almost the same. They read you and think (he's talking about) me.

Tip: Have 10 quotes ready from the account you’re following. Once they tweet you immediately comment on his tweet with a quote (that’s easy with His Holiness) and you RT your tweet. (Don't do this yourself unless you are in the self-help niche)

Don’t be blown away but you should be commenting about 10x - 15x a day on other people's timelines vs only tweeting 2 - 3x a day on your own to start with.

Step 5: What to tweet about

Talk about your users. Show people interesting angles not directly related to your project. Don’t show screenshots from your product. Show something a user did or create a (small) case study.

Share your ups and downs but always inspire. That means you can have a shitty day or a tweet that talks shit but people are more likely to engage if something is inspiring about it.


Yannick Veys

https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300


everyone should pick about 3 - 5 topics where they consistently tweet about. That doesn’t mean you can’t tweet about anything else. It just means these are your main topics.


IF the tweet does well, add a tweet to at (create a thread) and link to your website.


When people visit your profile they check your header, profile pic and bio. The next thing they do, if they haven’t already left or followed you, scrolls down your timeline to check what you’re writing about. Make sure it’s not all about you and what you ate for breakfast.


The basic rule is: always talk about them. I don’t have statistics on this but if YOU mention the word YOU in your tweet, chances are a lot bigger you’ll get more engagement while saying almost the same. They read you and think (he's talking about) me.


Don’t be blown away but you should be commenting about 10x - 15x a day on other people's timelines vs only tweeting 2 - 3x a day on your own to start with.

Haha, that's too much. I was thinking more in the weeks. Same numbers, just per week rather than per day.

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