As we all know, Twitter is one of the best social networking tools for bloggers. So any blogger who is not leveraging the power of Twitter is really taking the long road. I’m assuming you know enough about Twitter already, but if you don’t, you can read What is Twitter and How Important Twitter is to your business?
Now let’s assume you have a few followers already and talk about why your Twitter followers are making use of the “Unfollow button.”
Have you ever woke up, and found out that your Twitter follower number was decreasing?
Here are some things you can do to keep you from loosing more followers:
1) Stop posting like a robot
So many blogger make use of Twitter in a wrong way. It’s one of the best tools for bloggers, YES – but only if use the right way.
Sometimes I visit a blog and follow the blogger on Twitter, but quickly made use of the unfollow button due to what I see. This blogger had a habit of posting things like: ”Make $2000 within 2days” OR “How I make $5000 by just filling out a form online”…
Be real and stop posting what you know is not possible.
2) Don’t be a link monger
Posting your new blog post to Twitter has a log of advantages, only if you do it the right way. I unfollowed a pro blogger last week due to the fact that he posted links to his blog every minute of the day. I was unable to see other people’s important posts, due to the fact that every minute the screen was filled with his links. Many followers hate this – so stop it!
3) Be friendly with your followers
Your followers will make use of the unfollow button if they feel that you don’t care about them. To them, all you seem to care about is posting your own stuff. Each time you tweet a post, people will surely reply your tweet, to ask a question or talk about your tweet, if you keep ignoring them, they will grow tired of being your follower.
4) Have time for your followers
This is one of the most common mistakes many bloggers make. They only care about the people they are following. When you are less busy, take a moment to check what your followers are doing. Find what they’re tweeting and post a reply or re-tweet something they’ve posted. This will turn them to die hard fans of your blog.
5) You need to follow some of them
I’m not asking you to follow all of your followers, but some may actually be worth following back.
6) Not always about blogging or product
Every time you talk to your followers doesn’t have to always be about your blog post or a product. You don’t always have to tweet about important things – take the time to be funny, be a little naughty sometime, but not too naughty, as it may cause damage to your rep). Talk about what’s going on, outside Twitter and what’s currently going on in your life.
I’m going to put a stop here today. This should help you reverse the decreasing trend of your followers.
You can hook up with me on Twitter @Globalwalyy
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