Growing your social media following can be a long, tedious and time consuming process.
You post ten times a day, you engage with fans in the comments and hashtag your way to building a tribe.
You seem to put in a tonne of effort and see little or no results from it.
Most small business owners do this for a few months for a few months then give up.
It’s easy to see why, but today I wanted to a share a tool which will help accelerate the process.
It’s called Crowdfire (it was called JustUnfollow a few years ago) and it’s a company which has gone from zero to ten million users and 35 staff over the last ~6 years.
It has a tonne of features – but today I’m going to cover how I use it to grow my Instagram / Twitter following (and consequently generate traffic and leads from it).
- Copy Followers
This would have to be the main reason I use Crowdfire.
Think about the people you’d like to follow you.
What pages would they follow?
You can type in the pages you know they’d follow and it will generate a list of all the followers, I believe this is also ordered by who is most active/engaged to the least.
This means you can follower their most active followers first (handy if they have 300,000 followers for example).
I recommend to follow 80-100 people per day, and I find that you’ll typically get 5-15% follow back.
Each day you spend 1 minute following another 100 or so, and unfollow those who haven’t followed you back.
This will see you gain say 20-50 followers a day and a couple hundred per week.
Note: This is primarily to get a bit of social proof and traction early on, and shouldn’t be your only strategy to get followers. You still need to post great stuff and engage with your community, this just accelerates the great work you’re doing.
This feature will generate a list of the people who you follow, but they don’t follow you back.
It’s actually pretty funny using it for your personal accounts to see if anyone unfollows you, so you can obviously make plans to hunt them down and find out why haha.
Schedule tweets and Instagram posts.It doesn’t only do scheduled tweets/grams, but also gathers data about your activity and that of your followers.
So it can post at the times it’s data indicates is the best for the maximum interaction.
Pretty cool huh?
It has a bunch of other features which you can check out for yourself when you download it.
Go to their website HERE.
Let me know how you go with it!