Growth Hacking using Twitter like a Con Artist

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Growth Hacking using Twitter

Twitter is perhaps the only social networking platform that can be used to the full extent for Hacking Growth. While Twitter is yet to grow as much popular as Facebook in certain developing countries, it can be very well leveraged to hack significant growth in the developed nations. To begin growth hacking using Twitter, you need to first understand the latent power of Twitter and have a basic idea of Growth Hacking.

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What is Growth Hacking?

Growth Hacking is an evolving science where companies are able to significantly boost their user base within a very short time and with very less capital investment.

You connect with people of similar interests on Twitter, while you connect with interesting people on Facebook.

Among the people of similar interests, Twitter can provide you direct yet discreet access to Influencers. These Influencers can be instrumental in hacking growth for your product or service. A plethora of tools has come up around Twitter that can help you achieve your objective.

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On the outside I was an honest man Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook-Andy Dufresne Click To Tweet

14 Growth Hacking using Twitter

Hack One. Find deep topical content and learn about your trade. Let someone find it for you. Right Relevance is the quickest and simplest way to search and discover highly relevant deep topical content. RightRelevance also assists in finding Influencers with micro-segmentation of interests and most popular posts that you can Retweet to gain attention from the Twitter world.


Hack Two. Increasing your post’s visibility using the correct hashtag. Avoid hashtags that are of no interest to anyone. Find hashtags that are popular and those that are long term. RiteTag notifies you when new hashtags emerge for your topic. Group hashtags to easily compare them on RiteTag and quickly add to posts.


Hack Three. Like and Follow posts from other twitter users to increase trust and likability. Flattery is the pillar of Con. But doing it manually one at a time is boring. Followr A no-frills chrome extension to gain followers on twitter through tasteful automation.

Hack Four. Content is King. Steal and Curate the best related content from Twitter and share with your subscribers via email or a list. collects great content to share and engage with your audience wherever they are

Hack Five. Send Direct Messages to your new followers with a link to your content for a meaningful connection. CrowdFire can help you set up an Auto DM, in addition to automatically suggesting you the profiles you should follow and unfollow. Rufus also provides you with the analytics to measure the click through rates of your DMs, plus you can have a different DM based on keywords which Rufus will automatically send to you follower.


Hack Six. Let the Influencers read your best articles. Triberr is an invite only community used by @lewishowes, @seanmalarkey, and @nealschaffer that allows you to join “tribes” of like-minded bloggers in order to expand your reach on Twitter. Simply plug your RSS feed in and members of your tribe will tweet each new post. As a member, you can set yourself up to do automatic tweeting of other member’s posts or manual tweeting when you have reviewed and approved of the posts.

Hack Seven: Sharing curated content is good when you are unable to generate the best content by yourself. But do not leave the opportunity to promote your product along with the curated content shared. Sharedby is a Social Marketing and Analytics platform that helps you optimize your social media engagement. SharedBy’s innovative Engagement Bar adds your product link as a top bar with your curated shared posts.

And I think it’s because good cons are all based on the victim’s need, and the successful con artist is the one, I guess, who can exploit that. I remember reading something about this, that one of the great traits of confidence tricksters is the level that they flatter their victim. –Alfred Molina

Hack Eight: It is important for you to closely follow at least top 5 influencers from your domain. You need to read their content, like their content, and RT their content to be able to make a name in their good books. Con the powerful first, the rest will follow. Daily140 helps you get a daily email with the most recent follows and favorites of five Twitter users of your choice. Receive a highly actionable daily digest alerting you to these new signals. Learn & explore via others’ social activity.

Hack Nine: Finding the best Influencers with very less effort can be a daunting task. Bluenod provides a global picture of any community related to a Twitter user or hashtag. Through its smart web interface, Bluenod gives you instant access to an interactive Twitter visualization. The social dynamic of conversation can be hard to grasp with classic Twitter feeds. With Bluenod, it’s beautiful how complexity becomes easy.


Hack Ten: Creating a loyal subscriber base and sharing the best curated articles with them to build your brand trust. Nuzzle makes it very easy and time-saving. It allows you to discover the best content from Twitter and also allowing you to drag and drop twitter feeds to create a beautiful newsletter in less than 5 minutes.

Hack Eleven: You may want to get a tabulated view of the profiles you follow on Twitter. Filta helps you to import the profiles you follow and present them in a tabulated format for better segregation and planning.


Hack Twelve: Quick tracking of content with favorite hashtags. You may not be able to scan twitter throughout the day. It is ideal to set up an email alert when your choice of a hashtag is tweeted. The Conmen always have someone to run errands. Warble Alerts provide daily email alerts for Twitter. Track keywords, phrases, #hashtags @mentions and more! Monitor Twitter for content that’s interesting to YOU

Hack Thirteen. You will need to search for the best content based on a particular hashtag. Topsy will do it for you in no time and provide you with the best tweets.

Hack Fourteen: You will need to identify your followers based on multiple parameters. Some of them being their follower count, hashtags and Emojis they use, track your most valuable followers. You can then run a DM campaign to reach out to them via Twitter. SocialRank can do all this for you in few short clicks.

For the perfect Con, you need to use all of these hacks in tandem and in coordination. Most of these tools will save you time and effort by automating your intended hacks.

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