2 Simple Growth Hacks to Get More Followers on YouTube and Twitter

Get More Followers With This Simple Change πŸ’ͺ

Listen to this article

Content creators place backlinks to their social media profiles and websites in a wide variety of places in their works. This helps you bring new and returning visitors to your owned content. If you are like me, you just took your Twitter profile URL for this (twitter.com/natterstefan) in my case) and linked it, for example in the footer of your newsletter.

So far so good, but did you know that you can go one step further and ask your readers to follow you almost immediately when they click on the link? Isn't that your actual goal and also the intent when they click on the link?

It is a simple change that needs to be done once and results in immediate benefits. I am sure you can benefit from this Growth Hack, that is why I want to share it with you.

Let's take a look at the following example. Do you spot the difference between this link to my Twitter profile and this one? If you clicked on the second link you saw a follow popup on Twitter. Cool, isn't it? If not, try it now.

What about YouTube? Which link do you like more: this link most people use or this one you going to use from now on?

How To Implement It For Your Site?

It is actually very simple. This is the link to use this Growth Hack:

  • https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=<username>

Simply replace username with your username and you are good to go. The link above looks like this:

  • https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=natterstefan

All you need to do now is updating all your links to your Twitter account on your website, Blog, YouTube channel, etc.!

How To Use This On YouTube?

It works similarly on YouTube. Instead of using

  • https://www.youtube.com/<channelId>

you should use this link

  • https://www.youtube.com/<channelId>?sub_confirmation=1.

The link above for my example looks like this:

  • https://www.youtube.com/natterstefan?sub_confirmation=1

Start Growth Hacking Now πŸ”₯

I hoped you like this simple but effective Growth Hack. If you want more Growth and Productivity Hacks consider subscribing to my newsletter.


Share πŸ’›

Do you like this article? Do you want to support me? Tell your friends on Twitter about it. Thank you!

Questions and Feedback

You got any questions or want to add your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below, please.

Let's connect

Comments (2)

Danny Steenman's photo

I learned something new again! I didn't know there was a Twitter link that immediately makes you follow someone. I'm going to implement it πŸ‘

Stefan Natter's photo

Hey Danny Steenman. It’s great, isn’t it? People still must hit the follow button manually, but the intent and CTA is clearly visible. I’m glad I could show you something new.