In a recent post “4 common Twitter Mistakes” I was asked 4 important Twitter questions.
Here are 4 Common Twitter Questions
1. Who should I follow back?
Once you identify your objective for being on and using Twitter this question will be easier to answer. Couple of ways to go about this, many people simply follow back everyone and then try to delete the spammers, porn and people that are self promoting etc. To build a quality list of people that you are following will take more time but can be well worth it. To do this will require you to look at your followers bios, photo, tweets in their twitter stream and more. Depending on how picky you want to be will determine how much time you invest before you follow someone back.
2. Should I have more than one Twitter account?
This question really depends on several things like: do you have a blog, more than one blog, are you selling a product, are you an affiliate for someone, how much time do you have to spend on Twitter, and many more. I always recommend people to set up a Twitter account with their personal name and one for their business. You don’t have to use both accounts to start with but at least you will have the other one if and when you decide to use it. Many people use multiple accounts to promote their products and services but typically one account when used and managed properly will be more then you need to build your business with Twitter.
3. When do I unfollow someone?
Whether you follow just a few new people a day or even hundreds I would wait at least 4-5 days before deleting people that don’t follow you. Make sure you are sending out value in your tweets to give people a reason to follow you. I usually unfollow everyone that doesn’t follow me back, sure I might unfollow some good quality people but I can’t build relationships and send DM’s to people that don’t follow me.
4. Should I send out Auto Direct Messages?
This is huge, what I mean is many people hate auto Direct Messages and simply won’t follow people who send them. I believe when done properly can be a valuable marketing tool. I recommend only and I mean ONLY send auto Direct Messages with valuable content for your followers. Don’t try to sell anything and if you have a link in your auto DM it better not be to a sales page. This will cause people to unfollow and block you faster than anything.
These are the 4 most recent questions, I hope this helps. If you have any other questions or even comments please feel free to list them below in the comment section. Don’t forget to leave your Twitter username so myself and others can follow you. Thanks for your time and let me know how I can help you with your Twitter experience.
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