So today’s Tip is something that boils down to personal preference, and this is only our advice. Today we’re concentrating on Direct Messages on Twitter.
I’m sure you’ve all had the situation where you follow someone new on Twitter and you immediately get a Direct Message from them, not only saying thank you but immediately asking you to visit their site, or purchase something. And – let’s face it – that is pretty annoying.
So our tip today is, by all means have an automated Direct Messaging system set up to thank your new followers, after all manners are important. But don’t use that vital first point of contact to spam your new followers. You’re very likely to make someone unfollow you if they get unsolicited messages and once you lose a follower you won’t get them back.