Spit is going to talk you through a cool technique that you may or may not already know about. This method will help you boost your twitter following, because lets face it, no matter how much you hate to admit it Twitter at the end of the day is a numbers game.
It's actually a popularity contest.
True, now most will claim that the number of followers you have is irrelevant and that it's more about WHO follows you back, but I highly doubt those individuals are authoritative figures on twitter anyway and while that is true for some of us, for those in marketing, seo or trying to build an online presence, numbers matter.
I kind of agree with them though, but as ego was trying to point out, if someone drops by your account and finds that you follow say, 50 people, and 20,000+ follow you back, it's safe to assume that their first impression will be 'this is either a celebrity, a friend of a celebrity or someone popular and known online worth following'.
So, Spit, start already, your intro is going to end up longer than this method you're going to share with everyone.
Right, so what you can do in order to gain followers without following them in return is visit and sign up to AddSocials.com (make sure to use a valid email address as you'll need to confirm your account - i'm also not affiliated with this site in any way and it's free to sign up to, i'm just sharing it to help others).
This site works on a point system, you can like peoples pages on facebook, view their websites or youtube videos and you end up racking points that you can later use to buy followers with. You can if you like follow others on twitter for points too but that defeats the purpose of not following for followers so just skip this step.
Once you sign up, login. Click around to see how things work, if you watch a full youtube video for example you ca get around 9 credits, you can mute the vids if they're boring. There's a website tab, it's the best choice if you want to earn credits fast. Just open the website tab, select all and then open all the websites in new tabs by right clicking on vist and open in new tab (or ctrl+click) and watch your credit score go up really fast.
Then just add your twitter account via the settings page where you can choose how many credits you want to offer per follow, then run the campaign and it'll go on as long as you have credits. Usually 2 credits per follower is the best amount and you can easily earn 200 credits by opening up like 50 tabs in a minute or two, that's a 100 followers a day if you spend just 2minutes opening websites tabs every morning. Super simple, super effective.
A few other sites that work in a similar way and can be used to increase your twitter following are Twiends and YouLikeHits (have not tried those but heard a lot about them).
Spit would never share a tool or service with fellow V7N members if he hadn't already tested it!
That's right, I have been using addsocials for a couple weeks and have over ~1,200 followers from this service as a result of using it a couple minutes a day. I follow around 70 accounts and I have hundreds of my own followers now tweeting me in reply to some of my tweets. It works, i never cared about them replying to my tweets but these are marketers and like minded people trying to gain followers too.
Good luck and happy tweeting!