Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Twitter for Tips for Tweebies

I’m a Twitter Twit, meaning that I’m not sure what to do with it. I usually tweet about my blog posts, book releases, etc, but to me it seems about as effective as driving down the freeway and throwing fliers out the window at passing cars. So, I did some online snooping and came up with some helpful twitter tips.

New users may not be aware but established twitter users who follow large numbers of tweeters usually hit a wall when they attempt to add follow number 2001.

So, how do you get past the twitter follower limit of 2,000?  Well the only way to do it is to grow your own follower list.

You don’t however have to have 2,000 followers; the magic number is in fact 1,819.  Twitter lets you follow the number of followers that you have plus 10%.  When you hit the figure of 1819 you are allowed to follow that number plus a further 182.  Your follower limit is now 2001 and you have broken through the barrier, just.

For every ten new followers you gain you can follow eleven new tweeters, and so on. Using that formula Ashton Kutcher would be allowed to follow over 5 million users, slightly more than the 320 currently on his radar.  So now you know. http://prandtheweb.com/2010/03/01/breaking-the-twitter-2000-follower-limit/
Okay...here’s what you do to get up to that 2001 limit.

Go to Twitter and log on to your account.
In the Search box at the top of your screen, type in the name of an author who writes similar to you.
When that person’s name comes up you will see in the upper left hand screen, Followers, click on that.
All the followers will come up, they will have a blue following button if you already follow that person, or a white button with Follow, click on all those white buttons.
After that, click on the Following button in that upper left hand box.  Follow all those as well.
Try to add fifty to one hundred per day.  You can do this in a few minutes.
Then go to the next author and the next and the next.  You want your reach to be far and wide.
Later on....unfollow anyone who doesn’t follow you back.  Be sure that you follow back anyone who follows you (unless it’s someone you really don’t care about, but you need those follows in order to get over that 2001 limit that Twitter has.  When you’re on your Twitter account you can easily find those by clicking on your own Followers. http://pepperphillips.com/

If you have any Twitter tips, please share. Here are some related articles:
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1 comment:

  1. I posted this on kindleboards writers' cafe and got this response. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience.

    "We tried some blasts with big twitter accounts with 100K followers.

    NOTHING in return, they couldn't give away free books let alone sell a book.

    Same with facebook, 25K like sites of eBook sites, like facebook.com/kindleebooks and stuff


    Social media is the most over hyped thing on the net.

    We've tried SM for all kinds of other stuff we do, you see almost no return.

    Now, if you know what you're doing, you can make a fortune with Google.

    If an author has a twitter following, ok. But if you are looking to break a title or author on an established site about eBooks on either FB or Twit

    Forget about it.

    Based on doing it.

    My experience."