If you are like many people I know, you’ve spent a considerable amount of time following people on Twitter and you’ve tried close to everything to get hundreds or thousands of followers. As you are building your followers, you might have noticed that it’s also possible to lose followers on twitter (before I continue, I really appreciate it if you’d follow me on twitter).
It’s actually easier to lose followers on twitter than I first though. I believe that the main reason why people are losing followers is because they are using an auto direct message. Therefore, if you are using auto direct messages, you need to think about whether you still want to use them or not, and if you still want to use them, maybe you should change the way you use them.
I’ll tell you why.
The AutoDM is one of the most popular tools used by internet marketers on Twitter. If you’re using it properly, then you probably won’t have any problems. Abusing the tool can have “serious” consequences.
Twitter is not for advertising
You need to be aware of what Twitter is all about. Twitter is for socializing with other people not an advertising billboard. If you always advertise your business, many of your followers will unfollow you.
Twitter is for communication
Phrasing your tweets properly can ensure success in internet marketing. By posting appropriately phrased tweets, you can generate good communication. The links that you provide might have an increase in the click rates. With increased conversation, you can develop better relationships with your followers.
Sample of “bad” auto direct messages
– Hey, checkout my blogs
– Why don’t you buy my product? Here’s my link
– Get this product now
If you send these tweets to followers who hardly know you, my guess is that most of them will immediately unfollow you. Sending capitalized tweets is also not a good idea. It would be much better to send more personal messages. Your followers will appreciate if you give them more attention and compliments.
In the shoes of your followers
Just try to put yourself in the shoes of your followers. How will you feel if someone sends you a tweet telling you to check their products?. If you hardly know the person, it means that you probably don’t trust him right away, therefore, you won’t check out their products.
Check the settings of your AutoDM so that you won’t be able to send impersonal messages to your followers.
No more impersonal messages
If you’re running an online business, it’s not good to lose followers. It can have a terrible effect on your business and of course, your sales. Start changing your impersonal messages and create more personal messages. After you’ve made the changes, you can continue to use AutoDM. This tool is very helpful, but only if you know how to use it properly. Too much of anything is not good and that also applies to the AutoDM.
Twitter is for socialization
To be successful using twitter, you need to learn how to communicate with others effectively. You should try to make friends and develop trust.
If you want your followers to treat you well, you should also treat them accordingly. Being personal in all your dealings in Twitter can ensure success, whether you’re into internet marketing or not. Even if your primary aim is to make friends, you should send personal messages and not impersonal ones.
Losing Twitter followers is really easy, maintaining a huge list of followers is not an easy task. You must invest time and effort to gain more friends and prospects. Check out your AutoDM now and see what kind of messages you’re sending out.
Should you be using auto direct messages?
Yes, and no. I say yes if you can make the messages to be personal.Thank you for the follow, is probably the most common use of AutoDM feature. And this message is more like common courtesy, but on the other hand, you need to make it personal, not just a thank you. If you hate AutoDM’s, you can actually block them.
I am currently not using the AutoDM feature, and that’s because I haven’t got a personal message for my followers.