Twitter Auto Reply when people follow ?

Profile picture of the author Scott Ames by Scott Ames Posted: 08/28/2008
How do you send an auto-Reply thank you when people start following you on Twitter?
I don't see any settings in Twitter for that, yet I suspect its automated just from the way they come in when I start following someone.

I thought it was an email reply from an email client but they all look too similar to be that.
#auto #follow #people #reply #twitter

  • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
    Barbara Eyre
    I was wondering about this also.

    It does not happen with each instance ... only with a few ... and oddly enough (or is it?) that it only occurs with Internet Marketers! hmmmmmmmm hehe
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
  • Profile picture of the author EdwardMoore
    EdwardMoore
    Hello Scott,

    Actually, you are partially correct. By using Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets TweetLater.com and setting up some e-mail rules which they explain, you can actually AUTO-follow someone too.

    One of the functions of TweetLater is that it will allow you to auto-follow someone who just followed you and at the same time, it will send them a Thank You for following me Private (D-irect) message on Twitter.

    One option that TweetLater offers is that you can turn Auto-follow ON or OFF. There are many other features of TweetLater, and I am just learning about them, so check it out.

    Hope this helps! Take care and have a great day!

    To your health,
    Edward Moore
  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Scott Ames
    Michael and Edward. Thank you so much for that information.
  • Profile picture of the author misterlmno
    misterlmno
    thanks guys, was looking for Twttier autorespond. Funny, i typed something like twitter autorespond in google and this was number 1!
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Nathan Hangen
    Make sure in your message that you sound casual and not fake. It seems to me that about 50% of Twitter users use some kind of AR message, but of those 50% only 10-20% seem to get it right. The rest are either hilarious or just plain annoying.
  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    dsmpublishing
    Hi Nathan

    Your spot on with that one!

    I get 500 automated direct messages a day, you may not be shocked to hear that i will only keep or click through to ten of those. Thats 490 a day of useless rubbish sent to my direct message folder.

    It makes me wonder why they cant spend five minutes thinking about it before they send it out!


    sam
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Dana_W
    I HATE auto-replies, honestly. They clutter up my inbox and make me miss the real DMs from people who actually want to ask me something.
  • Profile picture of the author TheMGMProject
    TheMGMProject
    I partly agree that an auto reply takes a little of the 'personal effect' out of twitter but on the other hand I have to say that an auto reply keeps you in peoples mind set and impresses those not familiar with such things as auto responders.

    I also read today that anyone with an aweber account can also set that to auto update to twitter, looking into that one a little more.

    BTW if anyone wants to twitter me I'll twitter them back (personally i have to add)

    Mick

    Mick Menesse (Mickswebsites) on Twitter
  • Profile picture of the author tday01
    tday01
    Seems like a lot of spam like emails to deal with?
  • Profile picture of the author KT52
    KT52
    I don't know how to do that yet but I think I do not want to get many emails either.


    Kha
  • Profile picture of the author pdrw07
    pdrw07
    thanks guys, this is very good info, been searching for it. I'm new to twitter hehe
  • Profile picture of the author Rob Baker
    Rob Baker
    Heya EdwardMoore. Thank you for the tip regarding Tweetlater I set everything up last night. However, it is not sending out the auto-DMs that I have tested. I've got it set up to auto-DM followers, even did the "Check for followers right now," but no dice. Just wondering if you had any tips or words of wisdom. Thanks in advance.
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    Paul Hancox
    Originally Posted by dsmpublishing View Post
    I get 500 automated direct messages a day, you may not be shocked to hear that i will only keep or click through to ten of those. Thats 490 a day of useless rubbish sent to my direct message folder.

    It makes me wonder why they cant spend five minutes thinking about it before they send it out!
    Presumably because you're AUTO following 500 people a day? Ah, the irony

    Edit: I've just finished reading your Twitter ebook... didn't realize you do it manually. Cool! Great book, by the way.
  • Profile picture of the author diamondseeker
    diamondseeker
    I use tweet Later it works great. I do not have much time to mess with Twitter but I usually try to follow 3-5 new people every day, I also retweet 2-3 tweets per day and make 2-3 of my own tweets.

    For this effort I get between 3-10 new followers per day. Each gets an auto dm from me thanking them for the follow and asking them what cool things they are doing.

    some reply some do not.

    my twitter following is not huge, but I am trying to build relationships not 1000's of followers that really do not care what I am doing.
  • Profile picture of the author Beetrue
    Beetrue
    I appreciate this info.
  • Profile picture of the author zulu24
    zulu24
    Being new to this myself I am impressed with the ways you can use these tools. I agree with Mick many people do not know about auto responders and still might be impressed and you stay in their mind. I don't want to miss an opportunity.
  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Bev Clement
    I use tweetlater which sends out an autoDM to anyone who follows me. I don't automatically follow anyone, but I do automatically unfollow anyone who unfollows me.

    I get very few DM's daily so it isn't a problem.

    But I see a lot of people who complain about the autoDM who then use autoposting to repeat the same tweet numerous times a day
  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    MichaelHiles
    I shut off my autoreply and particularly my autofollow.

    Twitter is about relevance. Having 60,000 followers that just follow you because, and not because what you're posting is relevant (or more importanly results in business for you), is just stupid.

    It gets compounded when you autofollow any schmuck that comes along randomly following people in hopes of a follow back. The noise drowns out the signal pretty quickly.
  • Profile picture of the author theviewers
    theviewers
    thanks for the tips will not use the auto follow back also am using plurk for across platform tweet

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