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I Have A Million Twitter Followers Now What

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Twitter Marketing Tips

Ok I don’t have 1 million followers, I wish I did!  The point is once you have a lot of followers, what do you do with them.

So what I did was I set up a experiment between 2 of my Twitter accounts over 2 months just to show how different the experience between a account that your interact with and build a community with, and a account that you just post to and don’t interact with. twitter community, twitter marketing, make money with twitter, get twitter followers, twitter dummy

I wanted to show that a twitter account with any amount of followers, 200, 100, 10,000 or even 1 million won’t mean shit to you and your blog if you don’t connect with them and build a community around your twitter account.

In This Corner…

One account was my main account @JohnAguiar that I am “personal” on everyday interacting, the other account we will call it @Test

At the time of my experiment @JohnAguiar had over 35,000 followers and @Test had over 9,000 followers.

Test Started

So here what I did os I used my @JohnAguiar account like I normally do, interacting, responding, building relationships and basically strengthening the connection with my blog and my twitter account.

Now with my @Test account all I really did was post information and some of my blog posts, but I never did any #FF, or really reply to any Dm’s or any @replies.  It wasn’t set as a auto posting account, they knew I was there posting daily.

Results Are In

What I had with my @JohnAguiar account was a constant flow of @reply conversations and DM’ conversations and a healthy amount of RT’s of my posts.

Each and everyday their was activity and conversation on my twitter account and I admit I spend more time on twitter then I think is healthy..lol

But I guess that’s a good thing,  if I wasn’t growing my community correctly then I wouldn’t have a reason to be on..right?

Now for my @Test account, there was pretty much no @replies or DM’s and a small amount of RT’s.

So even if you do have a million followers, if you are not interacting and building that twitter community then you are wasting your time.

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Just  Click Me To Add To Twitter and RT…Thank You!

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  • http://twitter.com/loriflorido Lorraine Florido

    Illuminating, bravo! Nice ah job grasshoppar– I betta go mix and mingo.

  • http://twitter.com/andrewwilkie AndrewWilkie

    John,

    I too have my personal twitter – http://www.twitter.com/andrewwilkie – This like you I interact on, RT, #FF and cultivate.

    I tell people that these are informational only. I set them up, so that my own personal twitter account was not a spamming stream and I could actually do my own tweets.

    Maybe once a week I might go in and check the accounts to say thanks etc, but nothing more. Still can't let them go all together. The irony is my hypnosismarket account gets me higher up on a Google search for my name than anything else. Go figure.

    A

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea I def would spend more time on all your accounts. Trust me your other 2 accounts are a waste of time, if you are not spending time with them.

  • http://frugalzeitgeist.com/ Forest

    I have a 1000 or so followers and I did not interact with them after building…. the result is no one reads any of my tweets now…. So I could almost scrap them all and start building again. Even 20 good communal tweeters could bring some nice added traffic to a site. Thanks for the post, going to be giving Twitter a better shot this year.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hi Forest.. I say just keep building and wait and see the old 1000 might jump in more once they see you making more of an effort interacting on there.

    Trust me the extra effort on twitter will slowly bring you more traffic.

  • http://frugalzeitgeist.com/ Forest

    Thanks a million… I will start right now…..

  • benlang

    Thats very interesting, and really comes to show how valuable Twitter is if you use it correctly. Thanks so much for visiting my blog also :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hey Ben.. Yes if used correctly Twitter is the best social site to drive targeted traffic to your blog. Problem is most people don't make the effort, or just choose to spam twitter.

    Thanks for visiting to.. great blog you have :)

  • benlang

    Definitely. Thanks, so do you! Could you email me maybe, i have a few questions about your blog :) Thanks!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Just use the contact form.. I'll get back to you soon as I get the email. :)

  • http://www.another-blogger.com/ Latief@AnotherBlogger

    I'm not active with my twitter but people said twitter is a great tool to promote your blog, I'll try to use my account more often now.
    Thanks for the article bro.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea you should be using twitter, it is a free tool and used the right way you can drive nice traffic daily to your blog. Magic word is done RIGHT..lol

  • http://www.adriennesmith.net/ Adrienne

    Great post John and oh so true… Thanks for sharing and it's great to connect with you as well.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Glad you liked the post Adrienne :)

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  • http://www.evolutionarydesigns.net/blog element321

    I have about 2160 followers and I can't seem to get past that hump in the road. I try interact with my followers but most of the time no wants to talk or either there isn't much to say. I am not even really sure how to get a good conversation rolling in.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hey James. You have my Twitter Dummy Guide right? I can send you my Plan for adding people, so that you can add 300-500 a week then use Twitter Dummy to engage them correctly.

    We can get you over that hump :) Let me know.

  • http://www.evolutionarydesigns.net/blog element321

    Sure that would be great. Twitter Dummy is great. I did actually gain several hundred new users after following those steps and I get more RTs as well. But the gains slowed way down and the RTs averages are okay. So I think If I engage more with my users, I bet can I get more RTs and traffic back to my site.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea it is all about adding more people that are targeted to what your blog is about, , then engaging them, RT there stuff, share your posts.

    Email me your email.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea it is all about adding more people that are targeted to what your blog is about, , then engaging them, RT there stuff, share your posts.

    Email me your email.

  • RayBordley

    Cool beans, the info you delivered in this post comes in the nick of time for me! Now I know exactly what I’m going to do with my additional twitter accounts! I appreciate it!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Ray.. glad the post was helpful. Yea, just make the time to get on all your accts each day.. you will get the most out of them that way.

  • http://www.ramblingsofawahm.com AllieRambles

    I follow your @johnaguiar twitter and you do a great job! I have even been on your #FF!!! I am a newbie and that means the world to me that you did that. You know what that means? When I am ready to spread my wings and buy soemthing I need for affiliate marketing or blog building I will be coming to your site first and buy. Just a simple RT or #FF did that, it took less than a minute to get me coming back to your site.
    AND I always spread the word. I will always recommend biz and people that are good to me.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Allie…TY for the comment and the positive support.

    Yes I see you on Twitter :) You support me on Twitter with RTs so the least I can do is a #FF or say Thank You.

    More people should do these things.. it is a simple and correct thing to do.

    I appreciate that you will visit me and my blog when you are ready to try new products..That means a lot. :)

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