Another Twitter Question

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How do I get people to follow me? Might be a dumb question but I don't know how to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLeisure
    Go talk to Dana...she's the Twitter Queen
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I only got on Twitter because of Vegas Vince who has seemingly disappeared. So I had no followers and was only following 1 person. From his followers I only followed I think 2 or 3 ppl I knew from WF. Dana, Bevvers, maybe someone else and that's it and they followed me back.

    Then people started following me and I would follow everyone who followed me back-unless they had no picture, no name.

    Just go to someones twitter page, and click on all the followers u know or that are interesting. Most of them will follow you back.

    edit- Also a lot of ppl followed me on twitter and I have no clue who they are or how they found me and I followed them back. Sometimes I look at tweets and wonder who are these ppl.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    So... can anyone explain how all this work pays off... spending the time to follow people, and get followers...??? other than trying to spam all your followers, and get spammed by those you follow?

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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    When it comes to more detailed questions about Twitter the answer is: Ask Dana. When I saw twitter at first I thought it was the silliest thing I've ever seen.
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  • Profile picture of the author angela99
    You get followers by following others.

    Usually the people you follow will follow you, but not always.

    Try Twitter. Couldn't hurt, and you may just make some friends. :-)

    Cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Heffelfinger
    I am working on a short report covering your exact question as we speak. I will make sure to get you a copy as soon as I am finished with it.

    You can start by going to the groups section and find the Twitter group and add yoru ID and folow some other Warriors as well as add your Twitter ID to your signature and to your profile.

    Also, if you are on Facebook I have created a group for Internet Marketers on Twitter so they can add followers. Check it out here: Internet Marketers on Twitter - (Follow and be Followed) | Facebook

    Hope that helps somewhat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason G Anderson
    When you do get into Twitter, I suggest you don't use a service to auto-follow everyone who follows you. Take a few seconds to check out a new followers profile manually to make sure they aren't just sending out ads all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author GoWeb
      Originally Posted by Jason G Anderson View Post

      When you do get into Twitter, I suggest you don't use a service to auto-follow everyone who follows you. Take a few seconds to check out a new followers profile manually to make sure they aren't just sending out ads all the time.
      That's true. Twitter has a thing now that blocks you from following and being followed when you get too many auto follows. Not sure that's a place for marketers trying to make money off of it. Social network members catch on marketing tactics pretty quick. Most members are there to have fun, interact and not to sign up for offers or buy products.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebSlicers
    Just follow someone and the rest will follow you. It's a chain reaction thinggy there in twitter. But it's a useful tool, I'd say. You can make friends and at the same time promote your site. Follow me on twitter, will ya? :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    Okay, Webslicers, I read your post and tried to follow your directions. I clicked on your Twitter icon on this page, was taken to what I assume is your Twitter page, but I don't see any links that say "Follow this person" or anything like that.

    So, back to the OP's question, how do I follow you?

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    Oops. Is my face red!!!! As soon as I made my last post, I went back to your page and saw the FOLLOW under your picture. (BLUSHING)
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Heffelfinger
    Hey Goweb,

    You mention you don't think Twitter is a place for marketers to try and make money, and that social networking members catch on to marketing tactics and don't want to deal with them.

    I have heard this many times, but the thing with that thought it that you are assuming that the people following are just ordinary random people. If you use Twitter the right way, you target who follows you and they will want to follow you for a reason.

    If you are an internet marketer as most are here on the WF then we should be used to marketing tactics and not be put off by them. In fact we should try and learn from tactics and use them ourlselves right?

    If you are an Internet Marketer on Twitter and have Internet Marketing friends and followers then why is it not a place to build relationships and use for branding and marketing purposes if it is full of your "niche".

    Once the IM crowd comes in, and it has, then we are dealing with a group that IS used to marketing and is not the "normal" group of social networking types that won't tolerate marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alice Seba
      Originally Posted by Chad Heffelfinger View Post

      Once the IM crowd comes in, and it has, then we are dealing with a group that IS used to marketing and is not the "normal" group of social networking types that won't tolerate marketing.
      Maybe...maybe not. To me, you're describing a "safe list" where everyone just markets to each other and just about nobody pays attention.

      Marketer or not, Twitter is still a social place. It's a good place to get questions answered, share ideas, opinions, find people to JV with, work with etc. Yes, you can sell your products too...but from what I can tell...it's not the focus of most savvy marketers.

      But then again, it could just be the people I follow and that's the cool thing about Twitter, you can filter out the people you don't want to hear from. :-)

      EDITED TO ADD: By the way, Chad...I looked at your Twitter page and I'm not just suggesting you're using it as a safe list. Far from it, you talk to people and enjoy the social side of it. I was just commenting on your specific comment here.

      Alice
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    • Profile picture of the author GoWeb
      Originally Posted by Chad Heffelfinger View Post

      Hey Goweb,

      You mention you don't think Twitter is a place for marketers to try and make money, and that social networking members catch on to marketing tactics and don't want to deal with them.

      I have heard this many times, but the thing with that thought it that you are assuming that the people following are just ordinary random people. If you use Twitter the right way, you target who follows you and they will want to follow you for a reason.

      If you are an internet marketer as most are here on the WF then we should be used to marketing tactics and not be put off by them. In fact we should try and learn from tactics and use them ourlselves right?

      If you are an Internet Marketer on Twitter and have Internet Marketing friends and followers then why is it not a place to build relationships and use for branding and marketing purposes if it is full of your "niche".

      Once the IM crowd comes in, and it has, then we are dealing with a group that IS used to marketing and is not the "normal" group of social networking types that won't tolerate marketing.
      Chad, you make a valid point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Heffelfinger
    Alice,

    No problem on your comments, I did not assume you meant I was using as a safelist. I obviously am not and do interact with people and am trying to build relationships with followers and those I am following.

    I was just trying to make the point that there are no rules on twitter other than what people allow and don't allow by who they follow or don't follow.

    There is nothing wrong with people marketing on Twitter if they choose to, it just depends on how they use Twitter to begin with as to how well that marketing will be accepted by their followers.

    I agree with the fact that if everyone just follows everyone and they all follow back just for the sake of following back to grow a following base to market to, then that does become like a safelist which is pretty pointless.

    Twitter first and foremost is for building relationships and branding. If you do it right, then the opportunity to capitalize on it with Listbuilding and Making Sales will come as a byproduct.
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