Using the the tips I disclose here, I grew my new Twitter handle, @MastermindExper, from zero followers to +1,486 real followers in only 16 days. The key to a successful Twitter account is lively interaction with your followers.
But what is an effective way to do this? You don't want to waste your time with people who are inactive or have few followers. Instead you want to grow important relationships. Thankfully, the wonderful tool Commun.it makes interaction easy. It's a Twitter CRM tool. With a basic account you can add one Twitter profile, set message campaigns, and monitor keywords and hashtags.
Commun.it ranks your followers into Influencers, Engaged Members and Supports.
- An influencer is someone in your community whose social media activity has impacted the way you interact. These members are determined by the number of followers the user has, their follower/ following ratio and the kind of content they post.
- Supporters help you 'spread the word' by retweeting your statuses and sharing links to your content.
- Engaged members are people whom engage with you more often than others. Engagement is measured across all activities, including mentions, retweets, direct messages and favorites.
Every day I get an email with recommended actions from Commun.it. In this example below I'll follow (my longtime friend) Monica Bay and Dee Aliquo because they retweeted my posts.
I click on the pictures in the email and the Actions tab in the tool opens up. It pre-writes a Tweet that I can send on any day, and especially #FollowFriday, to my Influencers, Engaged and Supports.
I can welcome new followers as well. And I can send the Tweet later using Buffer. The Actions tab also displays Influencers whom I may want to send a reply or possibly unfollow.
The Community tab displays great info like:
- High-Value Members
- New unfollowers
- New followers
- Consider to Unfollow
- Consider to Follow
- Consider to Reply
- Unreplied Direct Messages
- Consider to Re-engage
- Not following back
- Who Mentioned Me
- Who Retweeted Me
- Who Favorited Me
- Share Top Tweets
The real gold is in the Campaigns tab, where I can create automatic campaigns to thank new followers, to thank people who retweet and mention me, and to mention the @names of Influencers, Engaged and Supports in a Tweet. Interestingly, these Tweets turn out to be my most popular, because everybody likes to have their @name mentioned online.
The Reports tab produces a wealth of information for self-analysis. All my arrows are green and pointing up so I'm a happy camper.
I manage several social media accounts, so I have a paid subscription to Commun.it, where I can manage them all in one place.
For more, read: #2 Twitter Tip - Copy Followers of Leaders
And if you had an doubt about whether Twitter is worth the effort, consider these stats from DMR: