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What are followers campaigns?Arrow down icon
Followers campaigns are the best way to promote your account or grow your audience on Twitter. Building a large base of followers is key to fully leveraging your Twitter presence to drive business results. Followers see your content, Retweet, engage, and share it with others. This amplifies your message and can help attract even more followers eager to hear more about what your business has to offer.
Why should I use followers campaigns?Arrow down icon
Quickly build your community of followers. When someone decides to follow you on Twitter, you gain a chance to engage with that person over time. Each time you engage with your followers, you create new opportunities for them to share content, make purchases or tell others about their positive experiences.
Below are a few simple questions you’ll want to ask yourself when getting started:
- Who do I want to follow my business? Think about the different groups of customers that you would like to purchase your product or service. Make sure your targeting selections line up with these groups.
- How much am I willing to pay for each new follower? The cost per follower on Twitter is set by a second price auction among other advertisers – you’ll only ever pay just slightly more than the next highest bidder. A bid of $2.50 - $3.50 is recommended based on historical averages.
- How many new followers do I want to gain? Set a goal to help you decide on a budget. This might be a regular daily gain or a specific number by a certain date. For example, if you want to gain at least 10 followers a day, then you would set your daily budget to $30 and your bid to $3.00.
When should I use follower campaigns?Arrow down icon
Because follower campaigns boost your follower growth, they are best used when you are more likely to be discoverable to people who are existing or prospective customers on Twitter. A robust follower base amplifies the performance when you run other goal based campaigns.
- Drive purchases, leads, downloads, and signups: By choosing to follow you, Twitter users are demonstrating an interest in your product. You have an opportunity to connect with them in meaningful ways to drive actions.
- Increase brand awareness and word of mouth sharing: When you Tweet valuable content, Twitter makes it easy for your followers to share it with their friends through Retweets, driving increase reach and awareness.
- Drive web traffic: Once you acquire a paid follower you have the opportunity to engage with them everyday, for free, with your organic Tweets. Your followers are the mostly like to see your Tweets and spend time on your website.
Where are follower campaigns displayed?Arrow down icon
Follower campaigns are displayed in multiple locations across the Twitter platform, including Home Timelines, Who to Follow, and search results. You may see a followers campaign if a follower campaigns is relevant to you. As with Promoted Trends and Promoted Tweets, this suggestion is labeled as Promoted to distinguish it from other recommended accounts.
What is the cost of a followers campaign?Arrow down icon
As of May 2016, we have deprecated the "Maximum" bid pricing option from our Followers campaign objective. You can now select between automatic or target bidding as your preferred pricing option. For most advertisers that used maximum bid, we suggest selecting the target bid option since this will give you the flexibility to successfully bid on follows from users who are especially likely to follow your account, while staying near or below your target costs per follow.
Twitter’s cost-per-action pricing ensures you only pay for the specific actions you are looking to drive with your campaign. When you run a Followers Campaign, you will only be charged for the follows you acquire from that campaign. All other actions and engagements (impressions, replies and Retweets for example) are free.
When setting your target bid, it is important to think carefully about the value each campaign action brings to your business and to bid at least this amount. The recommended bid is a good indicator of the amount you will need to bid for your campaign to reach its goal. You will never be charged more than your bid and advertisers are often charged less. If your bid is not competitive relative to other advertisers, your campaign may not serve.
In addition to controlling the amount you pay per action, you also have complete control over the amount you spend overall. After setting your bid, you are prompted to enter a total budget for the campaign and, optionally, a daily budget as well. When your overall budget is reached, you campaign will stop serving until you increase the budget. When your daily budget is reached, your campaign will stop serving until the next day.
How much will I pay per follower?Arrow down icon
The cost you pay per follower from your Followers campaign will depend on the budget and bid you set for your campaign. For more information on pricing for the Followers campaign, please refer to this article.
Setting up your follower campaignArrow down icon
First, log in to your Twitter Ads account. If you have yet to set up your first campaign, you will be prompted to choose a campaign type right away. If you have one or more existing campaigns, click the blue “Create new campaign” button on the main campaign dashboard.
Choose the Followers option from the campaign picker.
Step 1: Name your campaign and set your campaign dates
Give your campaign a name. We suggest something related to the specific audience you’re targeting with this campaign so that you can easily distinguish between other campaigns you create in the future.
Enter your campaign start and end dates. For steady, consistent follower growth, we recommend selecting the option to Start immediately, run continuously and setting your maximum daily budget to the amount you want to spend per day. For details and more best practices, please see our campaign dates and budgets help article.
Step 2: Select targeting options for your campaign
Choose one of the two primary methods of targeting your followers campaign. Interests and followers allow you to target users with specific predefined interests or interests similar to followers of specific Twitter handles - including your own, and geographic regions. Using Tailored Audiences, you (or an authorized third party) can target your campaign to Twitter users based on past visitors to your website, email addresses and other data from your CRM database, or lists of Twitter IDs. (learn more).
Targeting @usernames allows you to reach users with interests similar to followers of those accounts. Often times the fastest way to grow your audience of engaged users is to target people who share the interests of your existing followers. Simply check the “Also target users like your followers” box and your account will automatically be promoted to this valuable group of users.
Interest categories allow you to target a broader audience. We will target users interested in any of the categories you enter, in addition to any @usernames you enter above. For more information on how @username and interest targeting work, please see our Interest and Username targeting help article.
Select the geographic regions you’d like to reach. We recommend targeting any regions where you do business. It is also possible to limit targeting by gender. For more information on how geo-targeting and gender-targeting works, please see our geo-targeting and gender-targeting help articles.
Individual Tweets do not match top-line dataArrow down icon
If you are running a Follower’s campaign and are noticing that the number of followers/impressions/spend from your tweets do not match the overall number of Followers/impressions/spend you have received from the top line - these results are due to the attribution of other areas of Twitter that your account is being shown.
When you run a Followers campaign, you will appear in different areas of Twitter for users to follow your account. If you create Promoted Tweets, those Ads will show in a user's timeline & similar areas as other Ads do. Your account will also automatically show up in other areas on Twitter, for example the "Who to Follow" section that suggests users with accounts to follow which is found in the top right corner of Twitter.com. If you're seeing Impressions/Followers/Spend that are not being attributed to a certain Tweet. If you are interested in additional optimization assistance for your Followers campaign, we recommend checking out the following article.
Best practices for followers campaignsArrow down icon