How to Get Noticed by Twitter Influencers: 4 Tips

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  July 6, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 7 minutes read
Palm trees by Venetian Wall in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

(Updated 7/6/2021)

 

Influential tweeters expand your reach on the platform.

 

But how can you get noticed on Twitter by influencers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most bloggers do not get Twitter. Seeing rapid fire tweets flooding your stream confuses new users.

 

Do you tweet often to grab the attention of influential tweeters? Or do you barely tweet to gain greater exposure every time you publish an update on Twitter?

 

How do you stand out from the 353 million users on the platform?

 

Trying to figure out how to get noticed on Twitter by influencers seems overwhelming.

 

Before we discuss the tips for standing out let’s explain why you would consider snaring the attention span of a powerful tweeter. Bloggers attempt to pop up on influencer radar screens only if they know why it makes sense.

 

Why Connect with Influential Tweeters?

 

Influential tweeters can:

 

  • expand your blogging reach on the platform by retweeting your content
  • increase your credibility by engaging you
  • grow your business by boosting both your credibility and exposure

 

However, engaging Twitter power brokers means putting those sugary sweet benefits for you to the side and helping them without expecting anything in return.

 

Cheviot, New Zealand

Cheviot, New Zealand

 

Some well-meaning bloggers teach manipulative strategies to lasso influencers for your service. Ignore these tactics or else risk burning through a list of powerful tweeters who:

 

  • block you
  • mute you

 

based on your urge to self-serve versus being of service to Twitter power brokers.

 

Good things flow to generous tweeters who genuinely help and connect with power broker users. Allow this idea to sear itself onto your mind to understand what it takes to get noticed by Twitter influencers.

 

Help Influencers

 

Help influential tweeters. Retweet their latest updates. Visit their blog. Comment genuinely on their blogs. Email power brokers asking how you can help these individuals.

 

Be of service to pop up on the radar screen on Twitter big dawgs.

 

Most tweeters make the common error of asking for influencer help versus helping these folks freely. Actively serve people to gain their trust. Try to get their help to lose their trust.

 

Imagine how many thousands of tweeters ask popular users for help on a daily basis. Dwell on that number for a moment to understand why this approach rarely if ever works. Receiving 100 tweets and 200 DMs asking for help daily makes it impossible to filter though these requests. Powerful tweeters generously served their community for thousands of hours spanning years. Each already paid their dues. Now it is their turn to receive help from new bloggers on Twitter who need to pay their tweeting dues.

 

Retweeting pro tweeters positions you ahead of tweeters who ask for a retweet. Everyone deeply appreciates help. Not many people appreciate beggars pleading for help on a daily basis.

 

Give help freely to open up to receiving help. Influential tweeters tend to note loyal followers who retweet their content. Why? Power broker tweeters walked a similar journey in their niche to move higher in circles until being seen as an influencer.

 

Take your help-ask off Twitter to accelerate your bond-building process. Email influencers asking how you can help these individuals. Become memorable by doling out kindness across multiple platforms. Get noticed by noticing pros in authentic fashion.

 

Engage Influencers

 

Make the @reply button your best friend.

 

Engage casually to stand out from the Twitter crowd.

 

Make your tweets all about them. Chat about their life. Talk about their business. Ask them how they are feeling? Continue the conversation. Even if the tweeter does not reply you made inroads as far as expressing a genuine interest in the person. Influential tweeters are human beings like you and me. Humans enjoy people who genuinely chat with them.

 

Hidden Beach, Bali

Hidden Beach, Bali

 

Be authentic. Pop up on the radar screen on Twitter influencers by expressing a genuine interest in their lives, not by trying to force your agenda onto them.

 

Remember to engage tweeters with different-sized followings. Social tweeters gain traction on the platform.

 

Engagement Tips

 

  • chat casually with power broker tweeters
  • hop on twitter chats to connect with social tweeters
  • reply to everyone who retweets your tweets
  • reply to everyone who @replies you

 

Never solely engage Twitter big fish at the cost of refusing to chat with tweeters in lesser known circles. Chatting with folks who sport different-sized followings lifts the Twitter-sphere higher. Uplifting tweeters often find themselves engaging power broker influencers for no other reason than generating good Twitter karma.

 

Tweet Valued Content

 

Tweet valued content to raise influencer eyebrows.

 

Power tweeters have seen tens of thousands of tweets over the years. Tweeting valued content catches their attention because power tweeters published valued tweets persistently to become influential on the platform.

 

Retweet valued content from respected bloggers – and tweeters – to diversify your stream. Influencers usually appreciate a varied stream rich with tweets from a range of users. Avoid making your stream only about you. Self-centered tweeters fail to gain traction. Who wants to connect with someone who talks about themselves all day long?

 

Generous tweeters who retweet lesser known or even unknown tweeters make inroads. Being generous increases your follower count. Boosting your follower count allows you to serve and connect with more people. Building your Twitter connections and publishing helpful tweets creates a synergy favorable to popping up on the radar screen of powerful tweeters.

 

What Is a Valued Tweet?

 

Valued tweets entertain, educate and help your followers.

 

Don’t just tweet business or blogging themed content though. People seek value in the form of lighter tweets. Perhaps you suffer through some misfortune. Seeing a puppy sleeping with kittens in your stream may be the pick-me-up you needed.

 

Value originates in many forms on Twitter. Publish niche-related tweets some of the time but switch things up with lighter tweets too.

 

Never underestimate the value of a tweet asking someone how they feeling when they need to know someone out there is listening. Tweeters see immense value in adding a personal touch to your Twitter stream.

 

Be Patient and Persistent

 

The prior steps seem quite easy.

 

But being patient and persistent is not easy because fears triggered during a long Twitter journey feel uncomfortable to embrace.

 

Figuring out how to get noticed by Twitter influencers is largely a study in patience and persistence. Retweet power brokers. Engage pro tweeters genuinely. Publish valuable tweets, retweeting lesser known tweeters to vary your stream.

 

Following the prior 3 tips patiently and persistently until influencers notice you feels highly uncomfortable in moments. Wade through frustration. Edge into the feeling of being ignored. Nudge into the feeling of wasting your time. Proceed.

 

Picture the influential tweeter journey. Each of these individuals had to pass the persistence test to become influential. Tweeters whom they notice need to pass the same persistence test.

 

Buena Vista, Costa Rica

 

Patience is paramount. Relax into the process. Think little of outcome. Allow the process to unfold organically. Connections happen in the perfect place at the perfect time.

 

Common Errors to Avoid

 

Do not make these common mistakes as you network with Twitter influencers.

 

  • trying to get influencers to notice you only for an ego boost
  • attempting to grab an influencer’s attention only for them to retweet you, to endorse you or to grow your traffic and business in some form
  • not maintaining long term relationships with influential tweeters
  • ignoring successful tweeters who publish updates under your cyber nose

 

Lisa Sicard tweets like a professional tweeter. She publishes the ideal mix of:

 

  • valuable blog posts
  • engaging her followers
  • humorous tweets
  • light tweets
  • question tweets

 

to make a seismic impact on the platform. Pay close attention to her Twitter stream. Study her tweets. Pro tweeters reveals how to pop up on influential tweeter radar screens.

 

Plan the next step after an influencer notices you. Continue to retweet influencers, engage pro tweeters and tweet value. The process never ends as long as you tweet. But influencers begin to:

 

  • retweet your tweets
  • increase your blog traffic and profits
  • boost your credibility

 

as you invest heavily in the bonding process and care little about outcomes.

 

Phuket, Thailand.

 

Growing your blogging business is the organic side effect of enjoying the process of bonding with human beings, some of who grew large, loyal Twitter followings.

 

Conclusion

 

Influential tweeters gravitate toward up and coming tweeters who walk a similar path.

 

Influence powerful tweeters to notice you by noticing them genuinely, patiently and persistently.

 

Don’t forget the sparrows as you bond with eagles. Labelling tweeters based on influence does not change the fact that every human being is equal on the platform and in life.

 

The most successful tweeters and bloggers are humble servants.

  1. Amar kumar says:
    at 4:12 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Getting noticed and building relationships with influencers on Twitter will really help us to increase our online influence within our industry. With influence comes leverage, which is the foundation to growing the business.

    Blogging is really totally about writing and it helps us to meet our dreams. Without having a strong belief in our own abilities and following some simple and effective principles, we can’t become a good blogger in blogosphere. Eventually, thanks for sharing these incredible facts with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:23 am

      Hi Amar,

      Good points on all fronts. I see making buddies with top tweeters as an easy way to leverage your presence, to connect with folks, to make friends and to write posts like these 😉 Thanks!

      Ryan

  2. Jean-Christophe Lavocat says:
    at 8:40 am

    Oh Ryan, I had planned a debunking article on copromotional tools. Now that I read you, I believe I should really work on it and start the first draft.
    I haven’t yet tried Triberr. I’ll give it a deeper look.

    Do you have a preference when it comes to copromotional tools?

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:09 am

      Hi Jean,

      1 caveat on tools (used the word “caveat” because of your name LOL): have fun using them. If you have fun, they work well, those co-promoting tools do. If it’s a Manipulation Fest then they won’t work well. All about your energy. No preferences, just whatever tool feels fun to use that day. Thanks!

      Ryan

  3. Ravi Chahar says:
    at 9:43 am

    Hey Ryan,

    The more engage the more you meet the influencers. Having fun is what people should do. Whether it’s about the Twitter chat or just a simple hello.

    There are many blogging benefits for sure. You can meet new people which can spread your content to their followers.
    You’re getting is right.
    ~Ravi

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:47 pm

      Hi Ravi,

      You are too bro 😉 You meet and greet and connect with the best of them. Thanks much 🙂

      Ryan

  4. Sam Hurley says:
    at 7:27 pm

    RYAN! Hahaha!!! You really cracked me up with this 😀

    Thanks for the mention my brother – you are good guy and one I truly class as my friend – although we have only met online, the bond is strong.

    I have NEVER, ever murdered a coco-pop. So it’s all good!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:57 pm

      Hi Sam,

      LOL I knew you weren’t a killer hahahaha! Always my pleasure brother. Likewise! Would be awesome to meet one day too in an offline setting. Thanks for being you!

      Ryan

  5. CHINEDU OZULUMBA says:
    at 2:20 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Getting influencers on Twitter is what I need to improve on, Twitter has a great audience most especially for bloggers.

    You post just gave me the right spark to take it up more seriously…

    Have fun in your trips around the world.

    Thanks for also visiting my blog

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:33 pm

      Hi Chinedu,

      You are doing A-OK in my book; just saw you chatting with some weird guy on Twitter a few hours ago LOL. Happy to create that spark. My pleasure on visiting your blog!

      Ryan

  6. Benny Mark says:
    at 8:41 am

    Getting noticed in the blogosphere involves bringing into mind the realization that you also need to notice the top game changers especially when they share the same niche as yourself. It is more like climbing the shoulder of giants to catch a better view.

    It should also be an effort that involves both your action and automated tools, funny enough i currently utilize only a few out of the list you dropped, will do well to go through all of it.

    One thing i will add is; above all, you should be blogging to address a problem that demands a solution.

    Great Post Ryan

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:30 pm

      Hi Benny,

      Agreed on all fronts 😉 If you get clear on your direction you can connect with big dawgs, with increasing ease. Clever analogy too; we do catch a better view by climbing the shoulders of giants. Or by aligning with folks who emit a higher vibe than ourselves. This is the stage of my journey now.

      Ryan

  7. Donna Merrill says:
    at 11:16 am

    Hi Ryan,

    I too was ducking Twitter for such a long time. I could never “get it” why people put short messages on and talk in just a few words. But Twitter has changed up for the better…from longer letters to images and then Periscope one cannot afford NOT to be on this platform.

    Since I’ve been there I’ve gotten into the communication style and hooked up with some amazing people really fast.

    Tweet Tweet,

    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:20 am

      Hi Donna,

      All those updates jazzed things up a bunch. I love doing 1 minute videos and uploading to Twitter. And also found it easier to connect with big dawgs on Twitter compared to other networks.

      Facebook and G Plus have some gates methinks. Twitter is more open, more fast paced and has better engagement from influencers, from my experience.

      Tweet ya later.

      Ryan

  8. Sherman Smith says:
    at 4:09 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    I think the majority of us been there at one time. We see that Twitter is a good thing but yet we didn’t get it. I didn’t get twitter for years!!!

    That was until I got a smart phone a couple of years ago. Then I was hit with the epiphany with the “aha” moment. First I have to follow the right people and second I must do a little interaction with them by reply with a mention. Adding automated tools would be the icing on the cake.

    And you know what you’ll notice?

    You’ll actually start getting better results with twitter! More traffic and more subscriptions would be that indicator!

    Great share Ryan! Have a great weekend!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:27 pm

      Hi Sherman,

      Ditto on the mobile buy. I got a KitKat tablet a few months ago and saw the power in regular engagement. I popped in to chat with a funny emoticon or video and saw the power of connecting, of following, of making friends and of persistently doing so. If you chat, those chats expand into those delicious benefits you mention Sherman; traffic, subs, all that sweetness!

      Ryan

  9. Jane says:
    at 2:48 am

    Great tips! I was not a great Twitter user myself earlier. But now things have changed.

    Even now, I don’t spend hours on Twitter, but only a few minutes a day – 10 mins to be exact. And the results are awesome!

    Engaging is the key. It is not just about sending out automated tweets, or follows or DMs – it is about being there and engaging.

    Great tips as usual Ryan.

    Jane.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:19 pm

      Hi Jane,

      That’s it. A few minutes a day, persistently, consistently, over some time, and you will shine brightly on the network. Like a light house among the legions of folks who just automate and never engage. So easy to spend 10 minutes a day too, responding and stuff.

      I am at about 30 to 60 minutes now. But only because it feels fun.

      Ryan

  10. Emily Kydd says:
    at 10:16 am

    Hey Ryan,
    I must admit, Twitter still kind of baffles me, it feels very much like shouting into the grand abyss most of the time! I do love getting into Twitter chat,s they mainly seem to revolve around drinking beer on patios… Hmmm, maybe that’s my true niche!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:15 pm

      Hi Emily,

      That niche works for me 😉 Engagement is the lynch pin, the fuel, the joojoo making stuff go on Twitter. I check in – because it feels loving,and fun – every day to respond to all my RTers, 1 to 1. Things are expanding there thru this fun-loving chat approach. Gotta get on more chats myself.

      Ryan

  11. Rob Powell says:
    at 9:07 pm

    Great blog post, Ryan! Especially liked the section on engaging on Twitter. It’s the key for sure. BTW, what’s your key tool for managing your Twitter activity?

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:34 pm

      Hi Rob,

      I have a few I use but #1 in my eBook 😉 is TweetDeck. Because I can monitor so much at once – mentions, Twitter Retweets, Faves, followers – flow through 1 stream. Easy way to connect with many Tweeters super quickly.

      Thanks Rob 🙂

      Ryan

  12. Dhaval Parmar says:
    at 3:49 am

    Facebook and Twitter, as that is where the majority of my traffic comes from. However, networking with the right people and building a repour with them is key.

    Thank you for sharing these tips with us. I’m passing along your wisdom.

  13. Lisa Sicard says:
    at 4:20 am

    Hi Ryan, I will add it can take up to 2-3 years to really gain traction on Twitter following your above suggestions 🙂 I have several clients I manage there and it did take that long to do it right and organically. Then the results come pouring in nicely. Another option is to join Twitter Chats. Those can help you gain new followers and make new friends along the way. I wish I had more time to participate in more of them myself.
    Thanks for the mention Ryan and have a great day there in paradise.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:07 am

      Hi Lisa,

      I love you adding that time component because doing so makes tweeters understand realistic progress occurs one with slow, steady growth. Overnight success occurs on no platform nor with anything in life.

  14. F says:
    at 7:49 am

    Hello Ryan,
    Very interesting post. These tips are very goods and not only on Twitter. Thanks!

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