Friday, May 15, 2009

Buying Twitter Followers is a Waste of Money

-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

You may have noticed people advertising something like or similar to, “How to get thousands of followers in a certain amount of time.” Simply said, buying followers is a waste of money. This is because the followers you will receive are mostly non-targeted. This means that the people following you have little or no interest in what you are tweeting about on Twitter.

Focus on quality over quantity. If you are using Twitter for business, it’s important that you have targeted followers. For example, if you are a wellness expert, you would want to target people who have an interest in health and wellness. It would be a waste of your money to get bunch of followers who express no interest in health and wellness.

When you buy twitter followers, you are mainly buying followers generated randomly by bots that are typically non-targeted. Non targeted followers typically will not build a relationship with you nor will they purchase your product or service. Even if you have millions of followers that are non targeted.

To capture targeted followers try using Twitter’s search to find people who are interested in what you have to offer. For example, type in the hashtag (#) followed by health or wellness. Example #health or #wellness
You’ll discover a bunch of people who are talking or “tweeting” about health or wellness. Additionally, is a helpful 3rd party twitter tool that enables you to find and follow people in your niche.

If people have the same or similar interest as you, they will most likely follow you, especially if you following them. Save your money and follow targeted people, you’ll be glad that you did.

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  1. Great call!

  2. I always thought that buying followers thing was a crock anyways. Seriously? Who is that freakin board and rich that they have the money to just throw away on something that they would not benefit from in the long run? I mean, if they have that kind of money to piss away? How about putting it to better use and donate it to an organization or fundraiser.

    If you are that lonely and feel you have to buy friends over the Internet? - YOU NEED SERIOUS MENTAL THERAPY!