Getting Your Twitter Traffic On Automation: This is my last post on how to get traffic from Twitter and here I will be talking about Twitter traffic automation, and it’s pro’s and con’s versus using it like a “real” person would.
If you would like to read my previous post, you can find it here: How To Get Lots Of Followers On Twitter
… Moving on … You will find that a lot of Twitter followers now use a service in order to verify that you are not a piece of software, because they prefer a real person to interact with and they also do not like being spammed. You really can’t blame them though, I know I would not enjoy it and you probably would not either.
I will also give you a hint about Twitter users that use verification services, most of them, if not all of them, are active users and they eagerly participate in discussions once they know you are real as well.
Let’s say you wanted to automate your Twitter account for the purpose of getting automatic Twitter traffic. Are you able to interact with your followers and answer any questions they may have? Not really, you would have to constantly keep checking your mentions, if you did. Because you can never tell when someone may have a question or two.
Are you really able to get an idea of your followers personality and gain perspective in what they may potentially buy from you? Again, not really, because the only thing you are doing is, posting your own tweets and as a golden rule people are more likely to buy from people that are real.
The biggest risk of using automation for Twitter is getting reported for spamming. Software does not always do it’s job properly and at any time it can malfunction and send out more messages than you want it to.
A lot of people have no real understanding of what spam is either, given the definition is so broad and you have to ask yourself, would I like my inbox filled with tons of messages every day? Probably not, so extend that courtesy back to your followers.
If you choose to use automation you are indeed creating a risk of your account getting shut down and possibly being banned from Twitter . And I do not think that after putting all the work into finding greatly targeted followers on Twitter that this is something you would want to happen.
I do not really find anything wrong with sending out timed posts once in a while. However, it is not something you would want to do on a consistent basis, get to know your followers, see what interests them, pay attention to what they are talking about and participate in discussions with them. It honestly does make for more of an opportunity to sell them products or at least peak their interest in finding out what it is that you are offering.
You also want to post interesting discussions and not always talk about your business, so as to again, show them that you are a real person. Ask them questions, talk about world issues if that’s something that seems to peak their interest.
My stance on the whole Twitter traffic automation issue is, do not be overtly salesy or annoying. Be yourself – be genuine and real and your results will reflect that. So is it good to automate your Twitter account? I would disagree and stick with using it with a personal touch. Happy Tweeting!