Twitter Etiquette



  • When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?



  • I was just checking back to be sure I actually posted this, and didn't dream I posted it.

    Not one response? This must be the most boring topic EVER!



  • Yes It is proper etiquette to follow them back.



  • @Minion-Queen said in Twitter Etiquette:

    Yes It is proper etiquette to follow them back.

    Thanks.

    And now this is no longer the most boring thread ever on ML.

    That would actually be interesting. A section for boring threads.



  • I have enough trouble keeping up with all the threads here 🙂



  • @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No, but people hope that you will.



  • @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No

    If you aren't going to interact on their posts, then why follow them? It is normal for companies to have more followers than they actually follow.

    You should be concentrated on following users with a high value shareable content. That way you can share their content and in turn gain more followers yourself.



  • @IRJ said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No

    If you aren't going to interact on their posts, then why follow them? It is normal for companies to have more followers than they actually follow.

    You should be concentrated on following users with a high value shareable content. That way you can share their content and in turn gain more followers yourself.

    Now THIS is what I am talking about.

    Tell me more. Unless, well, that was it. 🙂



  • Only if you want to. Don't give in to following peer pressure, or a feeling of obligation. This opinion is that of an introvert, though, so keep that in mind.



  • @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @IRJ said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No

    If you aren't going to interact on their posts, then why follow them? It is normal for companies to have more followers than they actually follow.

    You should be concentrated on following users with a high value shareable content. That way you can share their content and in turn gain more followers yourself.

    Now THIS is what I am talking about.

    Tell me more. Unless, well, that was it. 🙂

    You need to formulate an actual plan. SMM is similiar to SEO in that everyone thinks it is complex, but it is actually pretty simple if you follow a formula.



  • @Minion-Queen said in Twitter Etiquette:

    Yes It is proper etiquette to follow them back.

    As a business account, I wouldn't bother - why clutter your business feed when those people post?



  • @Dashrender said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @Minion-Queen said in Twitter Etiquette:

    Yes It is proper etiquette to follow them back.

    As a business account, I wouldn't bother - why clutter your business feed when those people post?

    You're likely never going to post to someone directly, unless you are replying to something they send you first. You're a business, not a person IRL.



  • @IRJ said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No

    If you aren't going to interact on their posts, then why follow them? It is normal for companies to have more followers than they actually follow.

    You should be concentrated on following users with a high value shareable content. That way you can share their content and in turn gain more followers yourself.

    This is good social media. For companies, your feed would be overloaded if you followed back everyone who followed you.

    Twitter is the shout-into-the-void platform, and while is good for short term interactions, doesn't quite have the "get to know us" quality that communities and forums do, given our industry--those quick burst interactions might be good for selling soft drinks, but not servers.



  • @ChrisL said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @IRJ said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No

    If you aren't going to interact on their posts, then why follow them? It is normal for companies to have more followers than they actually follow.

    You should be concentrated on following users with a high value shareable content. That way you can share their content and in turn gain more followers yourself.

    This is good social media. For companies, your feed would be overloaded if you followed back everyone who followed you.

    Twitter is the shout-into-the-void platform, and while is good for short term interactions, doesn't quite have the "get to know us" quality that communities and forums do, given our industry--those quick burst interactions might be good for selling soft drinks, but not servers.

    Is social media a "right and wrong" type of art, or is it more personal preference?

    We are starting ti delve into social media, and I;d love to figure out more about Facebook, Twitter, and anything else we should or should not be doing.



  • SPeaking of these things..

    aZpVEZz_460s.jpg



  • @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @ChrisL said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @IRJ said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    When someone follows your company on Twitter, is is considered proper to follow them back?

    No

    If you aren't going to interact on their posts, then why follow them? It is normal for companies to have more followers than they actually follow.

    You should be concentrated on following users with a high value shareable content. That way you can share their content and in turn gain more followers yourself.

    This is good social media. For companies, your feed would be overloaded if you followed back everyone who followed you.

    Twitter is the shout-into-the-void platform, and while is good for short term interactions, doesn't quite have the "get to know us" quality that communities and forums do, given our industry--those quick burst interactions might be good for selling soft drinks, but not servers.

    Is social media a "right and wrong" type of art, or is it more personal preference?

    We are starting ti delve into social media, and I;d love to figure out more about Facebook, Twitter, and anything else we should or should not be doing.

    postplanner.com has some great webinars. All 100% free. They do at least one a week if not more.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Twitter Etiquette:

    SPeaking of these things..

    aZpVEZz_460s.jpg

    Are you implying I should Google it?

    I've been down that road.

    49% say respond
    49% say don't respond
    1% is cat memes
    1% is porn that is somehow associated with social media

    Lind of like ML, without the porn.



  • @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @scottalanmiller said in Twitter Etiquette:

    SPeaking of these things..

    aZpVEZz_460s.jpg

    Are you implying I should Google it?

    I've been down that road.

    49% say respond
    49% say don't respond
    1% is cat memes
    1% is porn that is somehow associated with social media

    Lind of like ML, without the porn.

    We need to fix that.



  • @scottalanmiller said

    We need to fix that.

    So wait? Is that really what you were saying? Google it? Come on. That's like Googling "what is the best raid level"?



  • @BRRABill said in Twitter Etiquette:

    @scottalanmiller said

    We need to fix that.

    So wait? Is that really what you were saying? Google it? Come on. That's like Googling "what is the best raid level"?

    I meant that there was too little porn.



  • @scottalanmiller

    You still haven't answered if you were trying to send me to Google, LOL.

    If you were, I prefer:
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=raid+levels

    🙂


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