I research a lot on GrowthHacking for our start up, some of this stuff can be useful here so I share it. I am in no way affiliated with these blogs, just thought this info would be good to share. This blog post is all about gaining twitter followers: http://blog.kiip.me/marketing/how-to-gain-10-new-twitter-followers-a-day-in-10-seconds/ They are doing 10 growth experiments in 10 weeks, this was week 7. They used many of the stuff that people know about here. You might want to read a few more of their experiments, they are pretty interesting. The latest was about blogging. This experiment did the following for twitter followers: Buy followers on Fiverr for $5, just to establish a followers/following ratio. Makes the account look credible. Used Followr to favorite a few tweets Used iMacros to mass favorite tweets They got their ratio up with fiverr, getting 2 top level followers/day from Followr, and about 10/day from iMacros. I used iMacros for our companies market and we would get about 5-20/day just be auto-favoriting. Our account isnt new and is a credible tech startup.