The Easiest Way to Get Votes: Part Three

Last week, as you guys hopefully remember, we looked at how an author can bring in followers to her Twitter account relatively easily via four different but connected means. As a review, we basically stated that the easiest way to gain followers is to follow folks who will be interested in you, your account, or your book and to wait for them to follow back. The methods that we outlined were great, and they all work. In fact, I used all of them starting out, and my largest account now has over twenty thousand followers, but those methods are a bit slower going than I personally like. I like speed and efficiency. With that in mind, I use a very helpful Twitter app to industrialize the process of bringing in Twitter followers called Tweepi.


If you’re unfamiliar with Tweepi, simply get an account. Its free as long as you scroll down far enough after signing up to realize that. (Smart cookies those Tweepi people are, putting the free stuff at the bottom.) Once you’ve done that, hover over Follow Tweeps under which you’ll find “@users followers”. This is the tool that I always use among the many boasted by Tweepi. Mash your track pad as soon as you see “@users followers. Mashing is a bit dramatic, but once you see this thing in action and the results that it brings, you’ll be so excited to use it each time that you might put a hole in your track pad with your finger.


Upon clicking on “@users followers, you’ll see a simple search bar of sorts. Go to Twitter now and look for an account that tweets things similar to your own. For the sake of example, lets say that you write YA fantasy. If you did, you could find my largest account, @BasilicaCEO, which is currently clogged with my, probably highly annoying, political comments. 😉 Once you have an account that tweets similar things, copy and paste the handle, @BasilicaCEO in this case, into the little search bar thing in Tweepi and click search.


Once you search the followers of an account similar to yours, you’ll see a page of twenty of them. Don’t start crazily following them though. A lot of them aren’t ones that you want. One of the best things about Tweepi is that you can filter out all kinds of undesirable accounts. I don’t want to follow someone who hasn’t tweeted in a week. I don’t want to follow someone who tweets in Russian because I cant read Russian. With Tweepi, you can filter out all of the folks that you dont really want to follow automatically once you add the filters to the search engine. Its a great tool that I always use because it means that the folks I follow are much more apt to follow me back.


Play around with the filters for a bit. I use a ton of them all at once, but what you use is up to you. I would advise not following people who haven’t tweeted in over a day, people who don’t have an avatar, and people who don’t have a bio to start. As you get acclimated, Id suggest adding more filters.


Once you’ve done everything detailed above, you’re really all set to begin following folks who are really desirable and who have a really good chance of following back, but there’s actually one more thing that you can do to make this whole process more efficient and industrialized. Assuming that you use Google Chrome, add an extension called Tweepi Bulk Default Action (aka Select All) to your browser. It will add a little yellow (I think. I’m color blind.) bird to Chrome that you can click on every page of people that you find using Tweepi. This will automatically follow every person on the page rather than forcing you to individually follow each person, which can save a ton of time.


Now that you’re all set up, start clicking that little bird over and over. You can follow as many as five hundred followers a day using Tweepi, and you can grow your account very quickly. You don’t have to be that aggressive, but be assured that if you use the strategy outline above well, you will grow you account very quickly and add tons of really desirable followers. Happy button mashing and follower-getting!


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