So last week @YannickVeys made the amazing offer in I'll help 3 indie hackers build their Twitter audience. I went through them one by one with the framework in action.
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IH Username: @DailyDevTips Twitter Handle: @DailyDevTips1 Comments: Awesome cover photo! Try adding specific languages and use cases that you specialise in would be great. You're not using a pinned tweet. Make sure "daily" is more than once a day, you need to tweet more often to get your tweets to show up in people's feed.
IH Username: @botvader Twitter Handle: @PaiNishant Comments: Adding non-work bio is great too, it says more about you. You're doing great on replies with other people. Try ""retweet with comments"" rather than just retweet. More original tweets every day would be great. Great job building in the open!
IH Username: @Semy Twitter Handle: @ux_daily Comments: Once a day is too few for your tweets to show up in people's feed. Breaking down your longer content into Tweet tests help. Your external links are getting people EXIT Twitter AND your page. Sum up the articles into tweet threads, and leave the link at the end, but try Twitter native links would show up as Tweet cards which people prefer.
IH Username: @chrisma Twitter Handle: @chr_sma Comments: Rather than starting with your app, tell us who you are is the nicer start. You're interesting! What got you interested in mental health? Other details? Please stop using hashtags unless it's absolutely required. It looks spammy and is actually now a more IG culture not Twitter. Check out your favourite accounts, there's very few uses of hashtags. Please tweet daily, and give helpful content indirectly related to your project. Surely you would know a lot of tidbits about mental health that a lot of people don't know! Please use Twitter to find and reply to the most interesting people in mental health space every day.
IH Username: @navdeepsoni Twitter Handle: @navdeepsoni Comments: Very clear on the bio, great job! But if you're a pro photographer it would be better if your profile picture is not phone selfie. Hashtags look very spammy on Twitter unless absolutely required. Your favourite accounts are not using it. Please use whole links on Twitter, so you get Twitter cards. Your articles are GREAT! Please turn them into tweetstorms. Great job on replying to people keep going!
IH Username: @Backwoodsdanny Twitter Handle: @Dannybwoods Comments: Hi Danny, everything takes time. It starts with Tweeting everyday. For bio you can try formatting it with periods instead of commas would look cleaner or add other effects. Reply to people many times every day. Retweets what you find interesting/useful with your comments. It'll be fun!
IH Username: @Rayk Twitter Handle: @linkdraapp Comments: Your bio is not saying much, try to find inspirations from accounts you like. Tweet often, many times every day. Turn your articles into tweetstorms. Reply to people with quality comments.
IH Username: @fullreign Twitter Handle: @RitaRoloff Comments: Your bio started with no-code, then your project, then no-code again. Your cover said something about Microsoft & JP Morgan but your bio doesn't say what about them you did. ""Making it easier for you to find products for your curls"" could be reworded to state the proposition clearer. What products? What curls? Are there ""curl influencers"" or brand accounts, that you can be engaging with everyday in the curl space? No-code people are great, but not all of them are your potential customers right?
IH Username: @stewofkc Twitter Handle: @stewofkc Comments: If your Medium posts are getting so many views try put ""Follow me on Twitter @stewofkc"" at the end of your posts, can get you A LOT more leads. ""Privacy, technology and internet culture. Slowly working towards being the King of the Marketing Kingdom."" Your Bio in Medium is a lot more colourful. Turn your blogs into many many tweetstorms, you've got years of content already pump it out. Try to Retweet with Comments more. Just keep engaging with people man.
IH Username: @gestri Twitter Handle: @GestriHali Comments: Great job with your retweeted comments and tweetstorms. Your own tweets vs comments ratio is currently too high, at your count it's better to grow followers from comments on tweets you're interested in. And get there early if possible.
IH Username: @Quaresma Twitter Handle: @bruno__quaresma Comments: Start retweet with comments. Get some of your thoughts out there. You should be spending a lot of your time engaging with interesting tweets by writing a lot of quality comments everyday.
IH Username: @rawerse_alpha Twitter Handle: @rawerse Comments: ""ML-powered software proposes a vast range of image enhancements"" is vague, what does it do and why should I want it? You already have a link below, another one in the comment is too many. You're a photo improvement product you should have very pretty cover photo. Rather than talk about your product first, you should be providing quality content related to your field like photo editing and photography. Do a lot of that, everyday. Engage with people in photo editing and photography EVERYDAY.
IH Username: @tcurdt Twitter Handle: @tcurdt Comments: You're tweeting a lot of interesting links but not a lot of engagement with those. Maybe expand more on why you think the tools are cool like who this helps and what specific use cases are. Try doing tutorials as tweetstorms. Engage with people who interests you everyday. They might come check out your tweets.
IH Username: @yang Twitter Handle: @yang_io Comments: You haven't been tweeting. Retweet with comments, ALWAYS. It's your feed, it should have a lot of your thoughts. Engage and comments on tweets in tech, strategy, and finance that you find interesting.
IH Username: @dhruvg Twitter Handle: @booksirens Comments: You have 10k users and influencers, why aren't they on your Twitter? Maybe point them to your profile next time you send out newsletter? Retweet with comments, your users would love some personalised shoutout! Tweet original interesting tweets and tweetstorms. Why would people want to hang out on your account if all activity is retweets like a bot? Show personality like @IndieHackers. Your comments on other people are all spammy looking like a bot too. So stay active, and fix all of that. You can do it!
IH Username: @elies Twitter Handle: @thisiselies Comments: Your profile is quite solid. Are you happy with your growth rate? To promote your projects I suggest doing content marketing in the form on tweets and tweetstorms everyday. You may have a lot of interesting data or findings that a lot of people like. Reach out to the bands on Twitter for example, they're likely to retweet you.
IH Username: @gordon Twitter Handle: @gordonfrayne Comments: Welcome visitor from the past, how was 2008? Fresh start, great! ""Hello 2020""? I suggest nuking your following. Start from scratch with high signal vs noise ratio of content you like seeing. Bio + cover photo a must. I recommend starting off with retweeting with comments for your feed. Engage and comments on tweets you find genuinely interesting. The same thing with your IH behaviour really. Original tweets can come later with fresh organic followers. You should turn your awesome IH content into tweetstorms, you can last years already :P
IH Username: @tobiaslins Twitter Handle: @linstobias Comments: For personal accounts, faces are better. Even animal/cartoon faces work. People prefer to engage with faces than logos. Giving personalised shoutouts by retweet with content would be awesome. Work in public by sharing interesting things from your consulting and project would be great. More daily comments on other coders and potential clients would net you the engagements that are better for you.
IH Username: @upenv Twitter Handle: @HelloClouders Comments: Should put the link in the link place at the bottom. The bio doesn't really jump at me, can you try to be more personal? #AWSQuizoftheDay is a real hashtag use only this. Don't invent a new one unless needed. You don't have a daily questions going yet, make them question. And tweet many times a day, so you'll need many questions. Make tweetstorm. Tweet about non-questions too. Retweet with comments. Engage with interesting people and potential users A LOT.
IH Username: @Leo Twitter Handle: @leonagano Comments: Hi Leo! Great job trying out tweetstorm. Better practice would be to give most important info in text and illustrate with pictures. Work in public, tweet out interesting tidbits from your newsletter everyday and also cool info that doesn't get into newsletter. Even tweet about doing newsletter and working on iPad works. I'm sure you're very interesting. Add some more info to the bio, non-work stuff works as well! Your engagement game is great, keep it up :)
IH Username: @Eli2 Twitter Handle: @Nextstevejob Comments: You're using link for your project twice, once in the URL section is enough. Let's add in some more info about yourself, your other interests perhaps. Retweet with comments. People want to read what you think about those tweets, what does it mean for you? Great job on putting out inspiring tweets. You should engage a lot more with potential users of your project, travel influencers as well.
IH Username: @masterprocrastinator Twitter Handle: @mertnesvat Comments: Great job on your bio (but try not using hashtags please) and using retweet with comments. Now it's time to do those more often as well as your original content. Can be what you find interested made in tweet form, with tweetstorms from time to time. Daily engagements with others on Twitter would be great, just like you've been doing. Your website appears to be offline to me, so if you're not getting that back online I'd recommend taking the link out of your bio.
IH Username: @sanjayp Twitter Handle: @elatedate Comments: Start tweeting! Share content in tweet form and tweetstorms, these can be very popular. Look at how already successful brands and influencers are doing. Engaging with potential users and influencers everyday, A LOT. You'll learn much, and build a true audience for your product.
IH Username: @brunor Twitter Handle: @brunoraljic Comments: Would be great for you to tell us a bit more about you in your bio. A lot of people find unnecessary hashtags very spammy, try reserve them for something that actually need hashtags. You have a lot of content and cool stories, you can turn blog posts into tweet storms and put your link at the very end. Really, you're very well on your way there. Good job on engagement, try to do more of what you've been doing.
IH Username: @rogovdm Twitter Handle: @rg_for_real Comments: Add concepts that you are really into these days would clarify your bio a bit more. Great job on interesting tweet, need to be a bit more consistent on that if possible. A lot more replies and engagement would work better for you at this state. Your replies and tweets are already great, just need to bump up the reply volume right now. Can try tweetstorms.
IH Username: @richardreeze Twitter Handle: @richardreeze Comments: Add more detailed and cool bio would be great. What kinda books you like reading. Your history with books. Your non-book interests. More retweet with comments please, add in context about what stood out for you. Instead of just linking to your blog, your content marketing should be reformatted into tweetstorms with your blog link at the last one. Engage with readers. Get on influencer's tweets. Try to sum up their ideas/recommendations and link back to their tweet/tweetstorm. Have alerts for book recommendation tweets and get there to reply fast. Don't promote your site but mostly do quality comments that are interesting/useful to people. You can also tweet about reading habits and other tangent topics to recommended books. You can do this!
IH Username: @pmmjehan Twitter Handle: @jehan_lalkaka Comments: Good bio. Maybe word it a little smoother, I'm not sure what "Helping B2B startups bridge the gap between their product and problems their customers care about solving" does exactly. You seem to be missing a cover photo. You're already doing great with retweet comments, do more of the commented kind. Comments game great, just need to bump up the quantity by loads. It's the biggest push for people like us under 100 followers. It works great if you get there fast to influencers. The sweetest spot are the very interesting people who're not having over 10k followers, they have more time to check replies more. I was at your spot some weeks back now I'm already 2x. We can do this!
IH Username: @nimishpatel19 Twitter Handle: @NimishPatel19 Comments: Drop the hashtag from the profile. They're not popular for most of Twitter these days. You're missing a cover photo. Retweeting with comments get your thoughts seen on your own profile, I fully recommend. You should be consistent and active daily. You can tweet about coding, interesting things from your project in non-selling way. Improving quality in requires would work for you, increase quantity of those too. Find technical person whom you like their Twitter game and try to see how they do, many great ones out there.
IH Username: @philipkiely Twitter Handle: @philip_kiely Comments: Solid profile. Excellent job on the tweetstorms, maybe try add in images and diagrams on what you're talking about would illustrate your points and be much more interesting. Really what you're doing is already great. Could up more replies and engagements. Just keep doing what you do right now but daily. Great job on the book too!
IH Username: @prnysarkar Twitter Handle: @PrnySarkar Comments: Please add a bio. Missing cover photo. For now your content should be consistent retweets with comments. Reply on A LOT of people you're interested in everyday. I believe you can do it :)
IH Username: @futurehacker93 Twitter Handle: @hipreetam93 Comments: Nice bio. You're missing cover photo. Great job for trying tweetstorms. You need consistency. Reply many times everyday day. Just pick the people most interesting to you. How you've been doing is already good, look at your likes. When you don't have a particular idea ready you can retweet with comments. Really, just need to get used to do this everyday.
IH Username: @storycreator Twitter Handle: @michaelaubry Comments: You can expand your bio to include many non-project details like other hobbies, job experiences, any tidbits about you that you find good representation of you. So that people who like your style can identify you. What you did in Sam Parr example, can you try with other Makers and Sub 10k follower Makers? They're much more likely to notice you tag them and retweet, this would get your interesting work out. Really just seek out 3-5 of them every day and make these for them. You've been active in replies that's great, but if your potential users are video people then find and engage with video makers and influencers in the field daily would get you more related traffic. Can ship tweetstorm and cool info, useful tips for the video space. Do that everyday. You can do it, I believe in you.
IH Username: @hessel Twitter Handle: @dijkstradev Comments: Can you expand your bio a bit more on the sort of topics that interest you? Great job on doing tweetstorms. You can share more indirect tweets about your project like most active topics, or interesting findings, etc. What the early users feedback and how you do ""XYZ"". Do a lot of quality replies with people you think would be interested in your product. I recommend you check out https://twitter.com/thisiskp_ see the way he tweets about his similar project and personal tweets.
IH Username: @abinaya Twitter Handle: @abinaya_rl Comments: On your personal account you can add more personal details on your bio. Try not sharing links outside Twitter too much, switch to retweeting with comments. You're not active everyday. Great job on the reply game, keep it going. Engaging with current users, potential users, and remote work influencers should a priority.
IH Username: @LukeOB Twitter Handle: @Luke_OBrien Comments: More info on your bio would be great, especially non-project ones. It would show your character better. Great for building in the open. For using videos, native video is preferred by Twitter than Youtube links. Keep making great thread like your recent one. You need to be active everyday. Engage your current users, potential users. Provide content that'll be interesting to them. Reply to them many times every day.
IH Username: @moronge Twitter Handle: @mronge Comments: Great bio. Try to only retweet with your comments. Your thoughts are valuable it tells followers and potential followers how you see things. So far it's already good, you just need to be a lot more consistent in tweeting everyday. Reply everyday to influencers, users, potential users. Drop content they'll find interesting. Do some more work in the open, people support people who're open. You can give CEO's view on Astropad's content that'd be interesting to a lot of people.
IH Username: @fancyOptions Twitter Handle: @fancy_options Comments: Try to promote your links the least possible. Add a little more personal details can make your bio more personal. Try to format your content in a way that's convenient and useful for potential users. You're not following anyone so how can you know the best practice, follow the most interesting people in your specialty and your interests, first try to keep that under 50 accounts. Reply to them, everyday, many times, without your product out there unless explicitly asked for.
IH Username: @AnitaK Twitter Handle: @anitakirkovska Comments: Great bio. Only retweet with comments please. And tweet consistently. A little bit of build in the open tweets would be good. Tweetstorms that is interesting/useful. You should be engaging your current users, potential users, and influencers for your target audience multiple times everyday. You'll learn more about them, get them interested, so you can build a better product.
IH Username: @xavier Twitter Handle: @AngeZanetti Comments: Fine bio. You haven't pinned a tweet, pick one thing. Retweet with comments, they get your thoughts out too. Formatting your great IH posts into tweetstorms is much better than directly post IH link. You can even split a finding into multiple tweetstorms. Vice-versa, you can write tweetstorms that is later shaped into IH posts. What's more, your blog posts are also tweetstorm content! Aside from those, short interesting/useful tweets work great too. You're doing great replies. You can try to engage with even more design/startup people. Depends who your audiences are, maybe they're already on Twitter. Find more of the same. Your golden chance is on tweets people ask about designing logo so you can give advice without plugging your product. Would earn more trust that way. Bonne chance !
NOTABLE EXAMPLES Out of 40 Twitter profiles there's 2 that standout. They're both solid profiles with tweeting done right. Learn from them! Give them a follow!
READY FOR MORE CASES Drop your Twitter profiles here. I can go through more of them over some days. Twitter is a great companion to Indie Hackers. Do great work on both places!
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