Automatic Thank You Tweets – Why All The Hate?

The Auto Thank

Why does everyone hate it so much?

oxytrol patch uk Okay, actually, I get it why many people hate the idea of an auto-thank on Twitter when they get new followers. When every single person gets the same canned “Thanks for following me!” response, it can be fairly off-putting, and generally no one cares enough about those tweets to even respond.  Yes, it’s generally considered a good idea to thank your new followers and try to get conversations going, but the thing is, you have to care and have to want to start a conversation.  The “Thanks for following me!” tweet doesn’t inspire the start of a conversation – it ends one. There’s nothing there for anyone to interact with.

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levitra buy The bland, boring, single sentence of an auto thank is definitely a terrible idea.  Congratulations, I care just as little about you following me as the other 600 saps who’ve done so in the last year!  Or what’s worse, that automatic tweet + DM combo plugging the person’s book, blog, website, product line, and offering consulting services – first month free!  Yeesh, could you shove any more of your self-promotional crap down my throat?  No thanks, I’ll not only ignore those people, but probably unfollow them, too.

relipoietin 4000 price If you thank all of your new followers with the same general “thanks for following me!” type of response, does it really matter if you hand typed that bland baloney, or if you set it up as an automatic response?

digoxin buy online However, there’s a better way.  I touched on it in my blog about automating Twitter – there’s quite a bit you can do to make it easier and more efficient to use Twitter in your marketing.  What you need to do first is the not so fun task of recording data.

premarin discontinued in uk It doesn’t have to be a fancy spreadsheet (although I am fond of those), you can simply keep a tally or just use a Twitter followers analyzer to see what types of followers you typically get.  What I also did was keep rough track of the different types of “thanks for following me” tweets I ended up sending to these types of followers.  What I’ve found for myself and for my clients is that over time, you end up sending the same types of thank you tweets to the same types of followers.

arimidex canada Once you start seeing trends, that’s where automation can come in.  If you’re using Socialbro, like I am, you can set triggers for new followers that fall into (x) category, and set a group of 4 or 5 variations on the thank you tweet to go out to those followers.  Make sure that your thank you tweets include a question – that’s where a lot of folks go wrong, or at least, less right.  You want the thank you tweet to spark a conversation, without having to type out 50 of them yourself before someone will answer you.

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secnidazole price in nigeria I use my auto-thanks both as a way to keep engagement up in general, and as a way to try and start conversations with the huge variety of people who follow me.  I update and cycle through my thank you prompts on a regular basis, and anyone who answers the thank you tweet gets a response – from me, personally, as soon as I see it.  No one really seems to mind, and it has started some interesting conversations with my new followers, which is exactly what I want.  It’s also saved me immense amounts of time!  New followers get a thank you, and if they answer, we have a conversation.  Meanwhile, those who don’t answer, I don’t lose out in wasted time or effort crafting a custom “thank you” for someone who wasn’t going to answer anyway.

coumadin vs xarelto cost Do NOT use the auto-thank as a way to plug your stuff.  You should be doing that after personally talking/tweeting to the person, and seeing a legitimate way your services or blog post could help them.  Provide a link to your book if they ask, or if it’s relevant to your conversation.  Sending a link to things like that unasked for is kind of like those guys on the boardwalk in Venice beach, jumping in front of your face and trying to get you to buy their mixtape.  No one wants to, and we all actively try to avoid making eye contact so they don’t try.

buy desowen lotion So don’t be boring.  Don’t be the crazy mixtape guy from the beach.

calcium carbonate price in tamilnadu Try to start a conversation.  And try to engage the other person in a meaningful way.  Everyone’s answer to “what’s the latest project you’ve been working on?” is going to be different, just as their answer to “what’s the last blog post you read that you loved?” will be different.  And that’s where the quality connecting and engagement comes from!

  2 comments for “Automatic Thank You Tweets – Why All The Hate?

  1. September 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    fasigyn price I actually found I had fewer responses to my personally typed replies, and they led to conversations less than the auto prompts. The reason for this turns out to be typing – people aren’t necessarily online when I am, and Twitter in particular is a very “now” platform. When I typed my thank-yous, it was when it was easiest for me; I wasn’t immediately replying on my phone or computer because I do more than stare at my Twitter notifications. This meant I was often not replying when people were actually online to see my response, so fewer replies.
    Having an auto response in place that goes out 5 min after a new follower means that my new followers get a tweet when they’re probably still online, and it’s usually asking a question or wishing them a great day or week. I get far, far more replies to those than I did to my personalized messages. It’s more about timing (and creating an opportunity for a conversation to start) than it is about exactly what it is you say.

  2. December 14, 2015 at 5:11 am

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    parlodel canada I have mixed feelings. I get your idea about replying when the person is still there. I also feel it is somewhat disingenuous when social media is supposed to be about being social. I have a hard time understanding the automation of social. Online communication is already pretty impersonal. Why make it even more so?

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