How Does Twitter Work? The 2-Steps to Follow and Get Followed Back

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How Does Twitter Work?

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It’s amazing how many people don’t realize there is a proper way to follow someone on Twitter. How does Twitter work? The ultimate goal of following someone on Twitter is getting the Tweep on the other end to follow you back!

When you get someone to follow you back on Twitter, you are doing several things. You are increasing your value in the online community. It helps you to create stronger relationships with the people who care about what you do online. Any marketer will tell you that relationships are the key to success.

Put your sales hat on and start thinking about getting someone to follow you back on Twitter the same way you would try to get someone to buy something from you.

Follow someone and get followed back in 2 easy steps.

How Does Twitter Work? The 2-Steps to Follow and Get Followed Back

1. Click on the “Follow” button next to the person you want to follow.

2. Send the other person a Tweet. In this tweet, be sure to:

  • Assume they are going to follow you back.
  • Engage the other person by asking them a question which shows interest in them.
  • Check for trending topics.
  • Try to mention one of the trending topics in a Tweet.
  • Keep the Tweet to 120 Characters Max.
  • Try to use an exclamation point in the Tweet.
A Simple Twitterduction:

How Does Twitter Work?Click on this Tweet to see an example of a simple Twitterduction. The tweet here assumes @IAmJohnSparks is going to follow @OIWmedia back: It thanks @OIWmedia for the followback even though they really haven’t started to followback yet. It assumes a sale!

Secondly, it asks @IAmJohnSparks how they are doing. It shows genuine interest in @IAmJohnSparks is.

Next, it mentions a trending topic. At the time the tweet was sent to @IAmJohnSparks “#truelife” was one of the items under United States Trends. Trending topics change. Be sure to check them out what’s trending at the time you’re sending your twitterduction and try to mention one in it  When you mention a trending topic it also puts the tweet into a trending category and it can help build other, like-minded followers on your Twitter train.

Finally, make sure you try to keep the tweet at 120 words or less and include an exclamation point. When you do these two things, more people will be inclined to Re-tweet your tweet since it stands out from the pack.

Want to know more on how does Twitter work? Have questions or comments about how to follow someone?. We’d love to hear from you.

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About John Sparks

Greetings! My name is John Sparks. If you or your business wants support with social media, I'm here to help you. I’m the CEO & Founder of Online ImageWorks™. "OIW" is a global company providing instruction, training, and assistance on a wide array of social media websites. The company's core competencies are social media, social media strategy, social media marketing, journalism, and education. For more help with all your social media, follow us and contact Online ImageWorks today. ツ


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