From 300 to 5,000 Twitter Followers in Three Weeks: An interview with a growth hacker

Tweet Karan Thakkar (@geekykaran) is not a marketer. He is a coder. That gives him a unique perspective on marketing, especially since his first foray into marketing rightly earned him the title of amateur “growth hacker.” Growth hacking is a way to grow a business/website/social profile as fast as possible with the least effort possible. It usually involves coding. Karan considers himself a growth hacker because he used simple tactics and a few programming scripts to grow his Twitter following from 300 to 5,000 in three weeks as documented on Medium.com. When I read the article on Medium, I immediately wanted to interview him to see if I could get any additional behind-the-scenes information on his Twitter growth strategies. Across a series of questions I sent him via email, he gave me a few gems on the specific tactics he used, and how he was able to hack the Twitter growth process.   1. Can you give us a quick idea of your background and why you wanted to grow your Twitter followers? I am a part of the front end team at Crowdfire [a social media and content platform] … The reason why I wanted to grow my twitter audience/outreach was majorly because of a competition we had within the company called “Crowdfire Twitter Premier League.”   2. Can you give us an overview of the specific tactics you used? Sure. So we had three rounds with different goals. To sum up the strategy I used per round: a. Maximize follower…
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