Inspired by several people on out time line this week we wanted to give you a twitter tip to help keep the followers you have worked so hard to get.
We all focus on getting followers, increasing our reach and influence and building our following but do we put much time into keeping our followers?
So here is three things to do in order to keep your followers:
Start conversation directly with your followers, chat to them directly and treat them as real people not numbers
If you know they are interested in something tweet them directly an article about it
Offer them something of real value - competition, give away, powerful advice
and three things not to do:
Anything that makes you seem like a robot; if they feel you aren't real they will un-follow and go somewhere else
Fill their time line. In the image to the right Sarah has half the tweets in my feed and they are completely irrelevant to me. My timeline fills up with tweets from her and stops me seeing the people that matter. So I un-followed her. Avoid sending too many general tweets all at once. (Send as many direct tweets to an @name as you want as this doesn't fill the general timeline up)
Never saying anything directly to people. If I look down someone's time line and it is only advertising tweets and links I move on quickly.
So there is 6 things you can do to avoid losing and keep you followers happy.