In the small business and blogging world, social media can be one of the most mystifying and time-consuming parts of the day. That is, until you find a formula that works for you! I finally found the right tools that shot my Twitter growth into overdrive. The best part? It took just minutes a week to manage!

I’ve gained nearly 1,000 followers in less than a month. My tweet engagement increased by over 80%! I’ve saved time and energy, all while increasing website traffic. If you’ve been looking to increase your following while minimizing your stress, here are the tools I used.


I heard from a fellow blogger about a wonderful Twitter growth tool called Narrow. She’d seen wonderful results with it, so I decided to give it a try. Originally I was a bit leery about the $20 a month price tag for the “Basic” account, but was reassured by Narrow’s money-back guarantee.

Narrow allows you build a targeting following by entering hashtags, keywords, and locations that are pertinent to your niche. It took less than 10 minutes for me to set my keywords. Within days, I had a great set of analytics to work with. The analytics are easy to use and show which keywords are bringing the highest results so you can further define your focus. I was actually surprised to see which keywords were bringing the most followers for me! It helped me zero in on the type of content I should be sharing more of.

Click here to check out Narrow for yourself.

Post Planner

This app has been the single most time saving social medial planner I’ve found! Not only can I schedule my own content to post, the folks at Post Planner have gathered some of the top performing content from around the web for you to share with your followers. To make things even better you can schedule both Twitter and Facebook posts. This is especially handy since I have Twitter and Facebook pages for  both my business and the blog.

I credit Post Planner with the boost in my post engagement. They make it easy to find and share content that interests my followers. To make things even better, I can plan an entire week’s worth of posts in less than 45 minutes! It used to take me hours to find great content to schedule and share.

For more about Post Planner, check out their site here.

Final Thoughts

During the past month, I’ve also experimented with pinned tweets. With all the new traffic I’ve generated, my top-performing pinned tweet was seen thousands of times. It not only reached, but exceeded goals for my last sponsored post in record time. If you have a blog post or business offering you want to make especially visible to your audience, pin the tweet!


15 Comments on The Tools I Used to Gain Nearly 1,000 Twitter Followers in Less Than 1 Month

  1. Dani
    March 14, 2017 at 3:42 am (1 year ago)

    Very helpful tips! I will have to check out Post Planner and start pinning some tweets!

    • Stacy
      March 16, 2017 at 4:34 pm (1 year ago)

      So glad I found Post Planner– it really has helped both Twitter and Facebook management for me. Hope you enjoy it too!

  2. The Travel Ninjas
    March 14, 2017 at 5:37 am (1 year ago)

    Congrats on your results. Increasing followers and engagement while also boosting web traffic is impressive. Well done.

    • Stacy
      March 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you!

  3. Emma
    March 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm (1 year ago)

    OOOh never heard of either of these – I’m trying to grown twitter at the moment. I use Hootsuite to schedule posts but will have to check out Narrow and Post Planner too

    • Stacy
      March 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm (1 year ago)

      They worked well for me. Hope they help you too!

  4. neha
    March 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm (1 year ago)

    This is a good list of tools. Often newbies don’t know which tools to use in order to be effective and efficient.

  5. Saidat
    March 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the tip. I will pin my tweet to get more visibility for it. Twitter is too fast.

    • Stacy
      March 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Hope it helps!

  6. Jen
    March 14, 2017 at 6:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for sharing. This is a great tool and will be checking this out.

  7. Nicole Anderson
    March 15, 2017 at 12:44 am (1 year ago)

    Great result in using these tools that obviously have worked very well for you. It’s wonderful when you can share in your success to help others.

  8. Jill Conyers
    March 15, 2017 at 12:56 am (1 year ago)

    I really need tips to grow twitter. Thanks for this. The app is new to me.

    • Stacy
      March 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Narrow helped me gain about 1400 followers over a two month span. Hope it helps you too!

  9. Michelle
    March 16, 2017 at 7:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Some great tips, will have to check it out! 🙂

  10. Sushmita
    March 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm (1 year ago)

    Good results, I too keep in tweaking my twitter strategy time to time…


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