Whilst not quite ubiquitous, Twitter does attract audiences across all demographics and locations. This creates scaleable business opportunities, and the route to scale is through growing your followers and engagement. But it takes a lot of time and effort to engage with every single relevant post. Thankfully, we have a solution – our Twitter automation features not only help you reach out to every person that mentions your brand (or relevant keywords), but also let you welcome your Twitter followers.
How to get more Twitter followers using Sendible
Twitter Welcome Messages
This must-use feature allows you to automatically welcome each new follower. You can choose whether to send messages privately (via DM) or as a publicly (@ mentioning them). It gives you the opportunity to show your followers how much you value them, and also how you can help them.
In addition to the regular welcome, e.g. “Hey there, thanks for following me!”, you can also tailor your messages to drive quality traffic to your blog or website. Simply provide a link in your welcome message, or tell a captivating short story. It is also possible to randomize welcome messages, making your messages sound more natural.
- How Do I Set Up An Automatic Welcome Message For Twitter? (support page)
Twitter Auto Replies
Twitter is all about what’s happening right now, meaning that you need to be active to stay current. But the world doesn’t stop when you log out, and neither does the conversation. Our Twitter Auto Replies feature helps you interact using automatic responses to tweets that match your chosen criteria, be it a #hashtag or a phrase. Interacting promptly means that you won’t miss out on potential leads.
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For example, when running our independent event with Social Media Week London, we set up an auto-reply based on the #SMWLDN hashtag which is both relevant and location based. As a result, we raised awareness about our event to our elite audience – marketers and influencers. We also delighted those who couldn’t attend the main event, since one of our sessions is accessible online and is completely free.
- How Do I Automatically Reply To Someone On Twitter? (support page)
Twitter Auto Retweets
Got a brand specific hashtag, running a competition or an event? Then be quick to retweet every single mention, or better yet, let Sendible take care of it for you! The Twitter Auto Retweets feature is an effective way of increasing your engagement on a massive scale. It enables you to automatically retweet relevant messages matching your own specific criteria based on keywords and profile names.
It is ideal for highlighting entries to contests or raising awareness for specific causes or subjects. Let’s say you are an up and coming coffee shop that wants to spread all the good coffee can bring to one’s life. You can choose to retweet messages with keywords like “coffee” or full phrases like “I love coffee”. Naturally, you wouldn’t want to retweet messages by your competitors, so you would exclude “Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Seattle’s best coffee”, as well as their @account names. To stay on-topic, you would probably also exclude irrelevant keywords, e.g. “face scrub”.
- How Do I Automatically Retweet Someone On Twitter? (support page)
Twitter Auto Follow (Discontinued)
We used to also have a handy Twitter Auto Follow feature that enabled you to automatically follow people based on campaign hashtags, keywords and location.
Unfortunately, because of misuse by a few bad apples, Twitter has been forced to restrict access to this service for all third-party apps, so it is no longer available on Sendible.
Thankfully, there are a few ways around this. Firstly, you can search by topic in the Content Suggestions section on your dashboard and search by Influencer, instead of Articles. Secondly, you can find new accounts to follow by setting up a Twitter Profile search, and then manually follow the most relevant ones (e.g. if you are looking to sell a project management tool, you could search for ‘project managers’). Finally, you could set up either of our Twitter automations and choose to “Auto Follow” the customers you interact with. This will let you follow those who match your criteria and you have engaged with – be it a welcome message, retweet or public reply.
Twitter Auto Unfollow (Discontinued)
For the same reasons, we are no longer able to offer the Twitter Auto Unfollow feature. This service helped to keep a balance between the number of the people you follow and those who choose to follow you back. Not to worry though, there are a quite a few tools out there to help you manage your Twitter followers on mass, e.g. Crowdfire. The ability to unfollow accounts that are inactive is important, so give their tool a try.
Sendible provides you with automation tools to help you to better engage with your Twitter followers, but it can do so much more than just that. Why not give our social media management software a spin, completely free for 30 days?