Do you want to get your competitors followers to follow you? Ping me. I can help. It involves using software to track who follows them. I’ve done this with fantastic success for sales and marketing clients. My Two years testing and refining with Twitter and social media tools helps my clients maximize their Twitter marketing spends. I use software for Twitter follow, unfollow of up to 100 users per day. This is a data intensive proccess, and managing most of the process with automation is what works. Those that follow back are logged, their reciprocation updated. Those that don’t reciprocate are unfollowed.
It sounds easy, but experience with automation, Twitter rules, and Twitter community etiquette all mean you are better off having a pro do this for you. Every setting and search of Twitter needs to be optimized and results tweaked: what intervals between follows, is it done in one batch process, how to trim lists that only include the best prospects from your competitors– all are critical questions. It is very affordable, and is impossible on Facebook because a company can not follow individuals. Let me build a sizable following for you so you and your company can then engage and build new relationships.
You can curate content until you are blue in the face, sharing fantastic informatin pertinent to your niche and adding comentary. From my experience, extending your hand, waiting for a “handshake” in the form of a follow, is a much faster way to get people to be your tweeps (slang for mutual friends) on Twitter.
Those that were already followed are stored in a database so they are left out of new lists when tracking your competitors. There is nothing spammy about this. There are no direct messages sent and no annoying “thank you for following” form messages. This is about extending an invitation via a simple follow in large numbers with the right people: those that already follow your competitors. It’s also possible to find the people your competitors follow in specific geographic areas. Why bother creating a contest, or advertising on Facebook when you can follow and unfollow 700 people — targeted– in a week. The proccess tracks people that unfollow long after an initial handshake, even if you have 10,000 people and brands following you.
Try your luck with automated tools, but there is only one on the market that does not require a lot of handholding. The free services listed below will not come close to streamling the proccess. But if free is what you want, have at ‘em:
Brands spend huge amounts of money to get individuals to like them on Facebook because their messages then appear in the users streams. Know that Twitter does not like automation. This method requires experience from someone that’s tested their limits so you do not get an account ban, stick your tail between your legs, and write them to ask for an account re-instate.