Being almost 6 months into Twitter, there are a lot of things that I’ve learned:
- How not to promote my blog
- My ability to be succinct is actually a good thing, especially on Twitter
- I hate the “follow me, I’ll follow back” policy…
And Twitter users are like stock market stocks. Yes — your twitter account has a stock price. It’s not a dollar amount, rather how your potential followers evaluate your worthiness to be followed.
I think every experienced Twitter user has a method of deciding who they follow for maximum return (in this case followers) — similar to a stock broker deciding which stocks to buy and sell.
In general, power Twitter users fall into categories of stock: Penny stocks, Blue Chip, and IPOs.
Follow Everyone to Get Followed Back
Twitter account traits:
- Thousands of followers
- Has a high ratio of mutual followers
- Will unfollow you if you don’t follow them within a certain period of time
Not being followed back – typically includes “Team Follow Back” in their profile.
Chance of being followed back: 95%
Follow people in a certain niche
Twitter account traits:
- High number of niche tweets
- Retweets a lot of tweets
- Swears by “who to follow” recommendations
- Will unfollow you if you stop having something to offer
People who tweet the same self-serving articles every other day
Chance of being followed back: 50% – You may or may not be followed back, depends on what you have to offer.
They follow who they want to and will always have people who follow them
How You Can Spot One:
- Has a verified account – Typically a celebrity or other high profile person
- Has thousands of followers
- Not following very many
- Has a high number of retweets
Twitter users who constantly try to name drop to get their attention
Chance of being followed back: 5% – You probably won’t get followed back, but if you do, your stock will rise as well
Do you know how your stock is perceived? What is your Twitter value?
2 thoughts on “What’s Your Twitter Stock Price?”
Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for
a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!
Definitely go with a free platform. WordPress is super simple to use.
But, they say the best way to start blogging in by getting a Twitter account. By Tweeting, you can throw your ideas into the ether and see what resonates with people. Those popular topics can become blog posts!