Here are our top 5 tips to get more Snapchat followers:
1. Add Friends from the Address Book feature
The simplest way to find Snapchat users to follow (and to potentially be followed back) is to use the Add Friends from Address Book feature. On the Snapchat home screen, touch the ghost icon and them hit Add Friends.
This will allow Snapchat to access your address book and see if any of your contacts’ phone numbers are connected to an account. From here, you can add them as friends and they will be notified to add you back.
If you have a list of fans who get text updates regarding shows or merch, you can import that list to your address book on your phone and follow the same steps above. You can also also import the phone numbers of your Facebook friends to your phone’s address book to see which friends are on Snapchat. Simply go to Settings > Facebook > Update All Contacts.
2. Send an Email Blast
Email marketing is still a great marketing tactic to reach your audience. If you can filter your subscribers data by age, separate your fans who are 13 to 35 years old. You can send them an email asking them to add you on Snapchat, just be sure to include your username and/or your Snapchat code.
If you don’t have the option to segment your list, just include your Snapcode in your next email newsletter.
3. Add a Link to Snapchat On Your Website and Social Channels
Your fans already keep up with you through your website, so leveraging this highly visited asset is a great way to promote your Snapchat account.
Add your Snapcode to a visible section of your site or include the Snapchat logo next to your other social media links so your fans can easily scan or click it. Add your personalized URL, which is snapchat.com/add/yourusername.
Don’t limit yourself to just one platform. You can also add your personalized URL to the bio section on your Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, and Instagram.
4. Promote Snapchat on Your Other Social Channels
This tip ties into the last one. Besides adding your personalized URL, you can also share content from Snapchat on your other channels. Uploading a snap video to Instagram from a recent show is a great way to give fans a behind the scenes look into your life, which gives them an incentive to follow you.
Featuring fans on your Snapchat and sharing it on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter is another great way to gain followers. Fans love to feel appreciated and knowing that they have a chance to be featured on your account will make them happy to be following you and hopeful to be featured again in the future.
5. Ask to Be Suggested
The last tip is a feature that Snapchat just rolled out, the Suggest button. Ask your fans to suggest your account to others, just like you’d ask for a like or share on Facebook.
From here, they can select who they want to share your account with.
Getting more followers on Snapchat doesn’t have to be hard. Once you get a good following, the next steps in your strategy should be to engage even more people and convert them into loyal followers.
Happy Snapping! Follow Symphonic Distribution on Snapchat!
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