Twitter is here to stay, and is quickly becoming the marketing and communication medium of choice for many. To maximize your reach, having tons of followers is almost necessary. Having more followers than your competitor can help you get an edge in the social mediarealm. This how-to will show you the steps to take to efficiently gain followers with the “binge and purge” method.
Please keep in mind that spamming is never cool. I don’t care about your sale on watches and designer heels. Please only follow this method if you have something valuable to add.
Follow, follow, follow (binge). Keep this up until you hit one of the follow limits. A great tool to do this focused and quickly is twitseeker.com. This app allows you to identify the people who are talking about your niche and mass follow them. You can mass follow 50 people at a time.
Wait, wait, wait. As soon as you hit the 2000 follower mark (or your limit if you are past that point) wait four or five days for the new people to follow you back. Keep in mind that not everyone is going to follow back. Expect a return of about 50%, if you get more that’s great, if not maybe it’s time to take a look at your twitter page or the image you’re displaying. This is a great time to start building a relationship with your first round of followers.
Unfollow, unfollow, unfollow (purge). The ration of followers to following has to remain close to 1:1 in order for Twitter to allow you to grow beyond the 2000 follower mark. This rule isn’t applied evenly across all Twitter users, but regular Joe’s like you and me will have to abide. Purge to get closer to even.
One of the easiest (yet extremely boring) methods to do this is with buzzom.com. This tool allows you to unfollow 25 people at a time. This app, unlike many other mass unfollowing tools allows you to be selective in the process rather than purging the entire list. Budget yourself and hour or more if your list is 500 or more.
Lather, rinse, repeat. You will notice that as your stats go up, so will the amount of people who initiate the follow.
-Seriously, don’t spam.