The correct Twitter posting time was my topic on Tech Tuesday a couple weeks ago. Today, I’m covering the topic of who you should follow and unfollow on Twitter.
With the sheer volume of Tweets on Twitter, if you’re not strategic with your follow/followers strategy, your stream can just end up looking like a big mess.
Here’s my three tips to keep it under control:
1) Unless its your friend or relative that you know and they’re just new to Twitter, don’t follow people who haven’t bothered to put up some type of picture and put at least some information on their profile.
I know, it sounds unfair, but there are so many spammers out there. They have a tendency to not bother with profiles and just link dump on everyone. Steer clear!
2) You don’t necessarily have to follow someone just because they followed you. At least not instantly. Read a few of their tweets & make sure they don’t have a tendency to drop tweets that are offensive or annoying.
You can always favorite a great tweet from someone you aren’t sure whether you want to follow or not.
3) Do not follow more than 500 people in one day.
Before you say you would NEVER do that…a late night feeding that turns into all night with a restless baby + your smartphone and you’ll be surprised by how many random clicks you can make.
And a BONUS TIP: I found a free tool called Tweepi that helps you manage who you follow (and don’t follow). This helps you find good people to follow.
It screens your followers to see who has followed you back, who is inactive, etc. And it makes it very easy to follow or unfollow people in an handy app!
Have you ever used this app before? Let me know in the comments or tweet me!
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