How to Get More Followers on Twitter and Facebook

While you can get creative with your Facebook fanpage and work hard to build your Twitter presense, we wanted to be sure you weren’t missing the obvious when it comes to gaining more followers on these social networks.

Give Your Readers an Easy Way to Follow

It can be as simple as adding in social media icons¬†or adding a line at the end of your post that states “Like what you read? Follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for more on this topic!”

But if you want to make it even easier on your readers, you can let them follow you with one click, without even leaving your page.

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Add a Facebook Like Box to Your Blog

  • On your fanpage, click “Edit page” and select “update info.”
  • Select “Resources” from the left column.
  • Select “Use social plugins.”
  • Select “Like box.”
  • Customize your setting and then select “get code.”
  • Paste the code into the HTML of your website wherever you would like the button to appear.

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Add a Twitter Follow Button to Your Blog

  • Log into twitter.
  • Customize your follow button.
  • Copy and paste the code into the HTML of your website wherever you would like the button to appear.

That’s it! Easy peasy.

More Tips to Help You Grow Your Social Media Accounts:

What's Your Pinfluence? A Pinpuff Tutorial
Why Google Plus is Replacing Facebook

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  2. This sounds awesome; especially when my husband just asked me why I didn’t have a “like” button on my blog like FB has. Only problem is, I’m not techie savvy so even following your instructions, which sound simple enough, I still can’t figure it out.
    Maybe someday I’ll have all this stuff down.
    Thanks!

  3. it helps the writer or blogger to keep better up relationship or interaction and update his viewers thanxx for post

  4. AWESOME information! Thank you :)

  5. Great info..as ALWAYS!
    Thanks!

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  7. Yes absolutely must have’s!

  8. I am already doing this and yield me good results :)

    It really works. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Put the FB Like Box on my blog yesterday. Thanks for the instructions :)

  10. I really need to make a facebook page for my blog… ugh. I really really need to!! ;) Thanks for the info!

  11. Thanks! I don’t think my FB widget came over with my new template. Time to add it. Thanks Shell!

  12. It only took me 1.5 years! Thanks – best and easiest to follow step-by-step guide ever.

  13. Great post! I had never really thought of adding a FaceBook button…but it makes a lot of sense! You can tell I’m kinda a neebie! :)

  14. Thank you for sharing such a simple, yet very VALUABLE information

  15. We should all follow each other. Great post.

  16. Some useful info!

  17. Thanks! This was helpful :)

  18. Thanks for the great info! Still working diligently to share everywhere I can!

  19. Great information. Thank you.

    Blessings~
    Alethea

  20. You’ve got great info to share, Shell! Thank you!

  21. I didn’ t have a way too share for a long time. What a missed opportunity I had to share.

  22. SUCH a great post! I LOVE all of these helpful posts!

  23. Such a helpful post, thank you!! :)

  24. It’s amazing to see how many people work so hard on a post and then make it nearly impossible to share. Just like you wrote in your last post, publishing it is a part of the formula – promotion is really the power. Great reminder. Thanks!

  25. Awesome post, thanks! I was able to get twitter to work but for some reason Facebook doesn’t show up.

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