How do you start trending on Twitter

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This quarantine and physical distancing has had you thinking, that if nothing, you can at least get more social. You opened your Twitter profile that you have created years ago, and you are wondering, how to start trending on Twitter? Because, obviously, no one wants to tweet when no one is reading them.

To start trending on Twitter can sound like a tricky thing. On one side, you have so many great examples that have gone viral overnight. On the other hand, there are many accounts that have done everything by the blogs and still gone wrong.

In this article, we will look at some of the tips that will help you start trending on Twitter. We will also look at some famous examples and see what they have done right.

Find a niche that you can entice:

There has to be a niche that you are informed about and you can tweet about that. When I say niche, I don’t really mean fields like science and arts. But, in more general terms, humor, or facts or current affairs.

If you are a memer and you like to create memes, then you need to decide the topics that you want to create memes about. If you’re into current affairs, and you want to raise awareness, then you need to decide your stand and stick to it when sharing your tweets.

Finding your audience is an important element in getting viral on Twitter. Once you have an idea of what topics are working for you, you can create more tweets on that and gain new followers.

If you already have a few followers on your Twitter, then you can use Circleboom analytics to find who your followers are. Knowing your audience interests can help you understand your audience better.

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For example, a Twitter account @animememedaily shares meme tweets but only on anime. Having a definite niche helps them attract a particular audience. They have more than 217k followers on Twitter with a high engagement rate.

So, you need to aim to be followed by genuine followers by picking an interesting niche that you can tweet about.

Tweet on Trending Topics:

When I say tweet on trending topics, remember to make sure that your tweet is relevant to the topic. You also have to make sure that you are not spamming a particular hashtag or topic because that can get your account suspended.

To learn about the trending topics, you can just open your Twitter profile and look at trends for you on the right. These trends are country-related. If you are interested in global trends, then you can change your Twitter settings and access global trends.

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Tweeting on these topics can maximize your chance of getting viral as these hashtags are followed by a lot of people. If your tweets are interesting and relevant to the topic, you are bound to get more retweets and followers.

There are uncountable Twitter accounts that have gained massive success and started trending on Twitter just by following the trends and tweeting on them.

Keep testing and keep going:

To know what’s working for your Twitter account, you need to go through trials and errors. Send out tweets with texts, images, videos, gifs to see what works best for you. Try to send out tweets at different times to know your best time to tweet. The more you tweet, the more Twitter insights you can gather. You can use inbuilt Twitter analytics or Circleboom analytics to see what’s working in your favor.

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The takeaway:

Whether you’re starting early or starting late, following all the steps above are crucial for any account that wants to start trending on Twitter. The above methods work well with brands as much as they do with individuals. So, go ahead, and give them a try, and share your thoughts in the comments below!

Originally published at on April 17, 2020.

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