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  • http://www.cottageblogger.com/ Heather Bayer

    Great article Jeff – I have developed a lot of good business relationships through engaging on Twitter. #9 and #10 resonate with me the most, but as with most social media platforms it is persistence that pays off.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for the comments Heather. A lot of people think that social media is the silver bullet for their marketing woes. The payoff can be huge but it does take that persistent and consistent effort!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Romany for the insights. One of the big benefits of social media for me is not just the business and marketing power but what you discover about yourself.

  • Jesse Quist

    Great tips Jeff, Another one I would include is “don’t change the focus of your account” … I built up a fair bit of followers when my account was primarily about some fashion accessories I designed, a few months ago I started tweeting about digital marketing and I’ve see a steady drop of followers daily. Also ,where do you find the time to write so often.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Yes, changing focus would confuse many :)

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  • http://codecondo.com/ Alex

    Great post, Jeff.

    You’ve encouraged me to try and reply back more to my followers and people who generally enjoy my content!

  • Martin Meister G.

    Excellent post, you make a real contribution and I agree with you that one important clue is to automate distribution and personalize conversation, It has worked for me to. Thanks http://www.martinmeister.cl

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001306884464 Eli J. Pacheco

    I’m learning to copy and paste and add my own bit to retweets, rather than Twitter’s retweet tool.

  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    #8 really struck a cord with me, I really have to examine if I’ve been connecting with my target audience.

    • http://crystalnuding.com/ Crystal Nuding

      I’m with you on this one!
      Great information here. Thank you for sharing!

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  • http://www.businessesgrow.com/ Mark W. Schaefer

    Love the connection here Jeff. Miss you! Thanks for the shout-out

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  • oneclickz.net

    hi jeff, just need your advice regarding twitter follower. i just surf fiverr website and many of theme offering twitter follower around 5000 follower in couple day. it’s true ? and how they do it and it’s good for our page? tq

  • http://www.buildandbalance.com/ Michael_N

    Great list of Tips. One thing I like to do and recommend is to cull your spammy and Egg followers that don’t tweet using Manage Flitter. I prefer to be followed by people who actually use Twitter for good and not evil (spam) so this tool helps me keep my following clean.

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    It’s a good article.The natural way is usually the best way for most things.

  • guptaabhijit318

    This is a great post and will be definitely be useful for people who are trying to
    use Twitter to do marketing.

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  • Lynn Ede

    I agree, much better to earn valid followers than to purchase. It’s a human interaction platform and best used by business relationship forming, so automation is best avoided in my view, to retain the personal touch and develop trust which leads to conversion. @lynncherylede & @wesocialmediau

  • Jim Katzaman

    I’ve seen a couple references to 100 characters being the make-or-break line for retweets. I’ve taken that to heart. I can’t prove it works, but my goal for original tweets (not retweets) is to have 40 characters left after headline, hashtags and link. If nothing else, it forces tight writing.