Does the Ratio of Twitter Followers to Following Matter?

Does the ratio of Twitter followers to following matter?

Yes, the Ratio of Twitter Followers to Following Matters and here’s why….

There are 5 Different types of Twitter Users:

  • Newsmakers – more followers than following
  • Information gatherers – following a lot of people, few followers, not tweeting much
  • Relationship builders – even ratio of followers to following
  • Spammers, jerks, trolls, bots, fake accounts & nasty folks
  • Newbies – few tweets, more following than followers

A normal progression is to go from newbie to relationship builder and eventually to a newsmaker.

What to Look for in a Twitter Profile

When you look at someone’s Twitter page, it shows the number of tweets, followers and following as well as how many tweets they’ve tweeted. If you see thousands of followers, few following and very few tweets, that’s probably a fake account. The balance is not right. The people that create these fake accounts are very clever. They’ll put pictures, give them certain interests and even a location.

New Twitter Profile Layout

Click on who’s following them. Yes, anyone can view someone’s followers and who they are following, which is why you need to be a bit selective in who you follow. Sorry, but you really can’t do anything about who’s following you. These fake accounts are what they sell you when you take one of those tempting, but totally wrong, offers of buying thousands of Twitter followers. Twitter regularly purges fake accounts.

Another important factor of Twitter is that tweets come up in Google search page results based on keywords and phrases, which helps tremendously with SEO.

There are many tools to make it easy to post regularly to Twitter.

  1. You need a plan before you start – both strategic and tactical
  2. Have a branding message and goals in mind
  3. Learn how to properly and effectively use both Twitter and the tools like TweetDeck.

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