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Another Twitter Tip Post: How To Manage All Those Followers…

Another Twitter Tips Post…  this time on followers and what to do if you need to “manage” them.

The key to Twitter success is to get lots of followers – and interact with them. But first things first…

How do you GET all those followers? Mostly by following the people you want to follow you back. Some do, and some don’t. And here’s the thing… Twitter lets you only follow so many more than follow you.  So you need to be able to unfollow some of the people you followed who don’t follow you back so that you can follow others who WILL follow you back.

It’s all about reciprocity after all.

So how do you know?

Easy.  Just go to the section with the people you’re following — and everyone who has the “private message” sign next to their name is following you.  Anyone who doesn’t have that sign is not following you back.

Now don’t go and unfollow them all right then and there. You usually start looking in the newest area, and so they may not have had time to follow you back yet.  But if it’s been a couple of weeks, you may want to unfollow them.

There’s also a cool tool that makes the whole managing followers thing even easier:

ManageFollowers

You can see at a glance who is NOT following you back, and then you can decide for each one whether to unfollow them.

There is also a way to find out who is inactive and who is tweeting in a foreign language, and you can unfollow those too.

And all this is available completely free of charge.

If you’re willing to pay a bit, you can get a whole bunch of extra features, including finding targeted people to follow.

About unfollowing all those who are not following you back. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Give them some time to follow you. The tool sorts them in the order you followed them, so start unfollowing them from the oldest to the newest.

Also, if you want to be able to “refollow” them, here’s what I do:

I create a (secret) list that says something like “Follow later” and add them to that list. So when I’m ready and I can afford a few non-followers, I follow them again.

I find it quite effective in managing my Twitter followers.

And if you’d like to learn more power tricks to grow your Twitter account and use it for growing your business too, you may want to check out my favorite Twitter Success resource!

Twitter Strategies: How to Make The Most of Twitter

Twitter has become quite the power player lately.  And yet, sometimes it can seem more than a bit overwhelming. So how can you work with Twitter and actually make it bring results beyond “just” meeting interesting people?

It’s not all that different from the offline world, except that you have access to much larger numbers.

What to do?

Build relationships.  Meet cool people and establish a relationship with them.  Retweet their stuff, respond to what they ‘re writing about, etc.

Sell, but only a little.

Every dozen or so tweets, feel free to mention what you have for sale.  But otherwise, keep it helpful and/or friendly.

How to keep up with your friends?  Without fancy extra applications?

Respond to them or Favorite one of their posts.  That’ll help you find their name quickly.  Then click on their name and see what they chatted about recently.  If anything is something you can relate to, respond.

Even better, make lists!

Yep, that’s the secret of keeping track of the groups of people that are important to you.

You can make those lists public or private, as you please. So you can have a list for your offline friends, your favorite gurus, your favorite fellow low carbers, or whatever it is you’d like to make lists for.

And when you click on those lists, you see the stream of just those list participants. AND you can even click on List Members, and then you get all the list members individually, and can click on their names and see just THEIR lists.

Now that is cool

Another cool tool is “Favorites” – if you see something you like and that you might want to either respond to or retweet, just click on the little heart, and then you can look them all up under Favorites, quickly go through them and retweet the ones you want.

Why not retweet them right when you see them? Because a) you don’t want to retweet too many tweets all at once, and b) you want to retweet them during times when people are likely to see the retweets.

Of course, it helps if you have followers who actually are interested in the stuff you’re likely to talk about.  How to do that?

Be as clear about what you’re all about as you can. Provide value, i.e., tweet and retweet helpful stuff.

And find kindred spirits on Twitter and follow their followers (and maybe those they follow). You can build a list of kindred spirits in a big hurry.

Want more tips? Leave some comments… and I’ll write more 🙂

Elisabeth

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Twitter News: Connie Green’s Power Blogging Challenge

It’s a great opportunity and my Favorite Web Stuff Blog is participating in the Connie’s Blogging Challenge.  I knew I had to do SOMETHING to get my behind in gear, and realized that this would be it.  I simply HAD to get myself to start posting here regularly.

Considering that I’m now doing consulting on how to set up stuff and people pay me good money for it and appreciate my help, I figured I better start doing what I preach on my own blogs too.

Especially this one.

My Self-Help Blog has been going a bit stronger — and feel free to go check that out:

http://www.MyFavoriteSelfHelpStuff.com

But it’s time to share tips and informaiton as well as recommendations RIGHT HERE.

By way of update: A LOT has changed. I’ve got a bunch of websites and products in the funnel that are getting ready to come online.

One of them, my http://www.IMTimeMastery.com time management course (licensed from my favorite internet marketing/personal growth guru) is up now.

While I’ve still got a tiny challenge with a couple of the (many) video files, I’m sorting it o out now, and if you buy it anyway you’ll get all sorts of bonuses because I’m trying to make up for my bad conscience and your inconvenience.

And because Connie’s challenge wants that we post every day and make up for days we’ve missed, I’ll leave it at that and will tell you more about my newest discoveries and learning lessons in my next post.

Elisabeth

P.S.:  If you aren’t already, please follow me on Twitter, and you may want to follow Connie too!