Strike a conversation. Just following a person and sitting back accomplishes little if your goal is for them to follow you back. Strike a conversation with them! Talk back! Send a reply. That’s a sure-fire way to stand out to people who follow a lot of people.Retweet. If somebody you follow sends out a really useful or interesting tweet, retweet it to your own followers. Not only do you provide value to your own followers, but it shows up as a reply to the person who originally sent the message. Good on both fronts.