Sending an Autoresponse Direct Message to new followers is an issue well worth considering, because it’s the first impression you make on a new follower. From experience, I tell you to never do it. Why? Check below.
• People rarely reply to auto-DMs: Twitter is about networking with real people and not robots, autoresponses are kind of impersonal.
• “Check me out!”: This is what I usually receive to my Direct Messages inbox, I find no reason why people send it, if I’m following you, it’s because I already checked you out and you’re follow worthy. What’s the point of the auto-DM then ?
• Be a little bit serious: I receive this message sometimes “We’re going to be a good friends” Obviously they have no idea who they’re talking to, I immediately unfollow them.
• There are alternatives: If you’re sending the auto-DM to build relationships, or spark conversation, there are better ways to.
• Who’s gonna be the next follower? : If you’re using Twitter for two – or more types of chat (i.e personal and business chat), you don’t know why exactly the follower is following you, your message needs to appeal to everyone.
• Spamming: It’s always considered as spam when you include a link to your website, people will definitely unfollow you, Twitter is not a direct mail marketing model.
• BarackObama: The president of the United States isn’t using it. (Right, I’m joking 😀 )
What do you think? Is sending an auto-DM a good practice? Yes, No and why ?
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