How To On Twitter (Day 2) – Finding Followers, Managing DMs, and Automating Followers
3 How To On Twitter Steps – Day 2: (still not tweeting)
- Repeat Day 1: Find 3 People, sift through 5 pages of their Followers to find people you’d like to Follow, and Follow.
- Begin using TweetDeck.com for Direct Messages (DMs)
- Begin using TweetLater.com to automate your Followers message(s).
HOT TIP: Follow people with few following and followers. Newbies! There’s a better chance to build a relationship with them.
BEWARE the 2001 Following Barrier: Twitter allows you to follow up to 1,000 users a day. Celebrities and experts typically won’t Follow you back so choose instead from their Followers. You’ll get people with similar interests, more likely to Follow you, and potentially a customer.
I “heard” the rule is 90 /100: make sure that you’re not following more than 10% of the number of followers when you hit that 2001 mark. If you get blocked, work on getting more Followers. Drop people who are not reciprocating. After you’ve reached 2000 Following with this 90/100 balance in place, Twitter eases up.
Allow those you Followed a couple of days to Follow you back. If they don’t, drop them and go find some new Followers.
How To On Twitter - Monitor DMs or Direct Messages
TweetDeck.com is a cool little app that allows you to easily monitor Twitter (and FaceBook.) Be sure to turn the “chirp” off or it will drive you crazy.
Look in the Direct Message (DM) column.
(DM) is where you start to build your 2-way relationship. It’s a private conversation between you and another peep (person). Shoot for 8 to 10 DMs per day.
Personalize the DM by peeking at their profile first and adding something relevant.
Once you’ve responded to your DMs, select all and delete. This handy feature is not easily done in Twitter. DMs are your selling opportunities so be sure to respond to them regularly, within 24 hours.
How To On Twitter - Automate Follower Response
www.TweetLater.com Is An Awesome Productivity Tool For Twitter!
Register first and then you’ll have to add your Twitter account once you are logged-in. Click on Vet My New Followers under Where Do You Want To Go Today? and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Write several messages and rotate them – just follow the instructions listed on the page. It’s too bad you can’t also track which message works best.
Tomorrow, we’ll review How To On Twitter and get to the fun part: Tweeting.
In the meantime, if you'd like to work on your background image, here's a little instruction on building a background.
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