CMP017 Twitter For Business Part #3; How To Get More Twitter Followers Using Manage Flitter

How To Get More Twitter Followers

Welcome To Episode 017 of The Content Marketing Podcast

This week I’m still talking everything Twitter, and in particular I’m gonna show you How To Get More Twitter Followers Using a great tool called Manage Flitter. It’s like getting your Twitter Following on steroids, and can help you build not only a big following quickly, but also a quality following of highly targeted Twitter users.

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In This Episode

  • How To Get More Twitter Followers Using Manage Flitter YouTube Tutorial Video
  • Step by Step Instructions with Screenshots

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As I mentioned in Part #1 and Part #2 of Twitter For Business, I had decided to do something about my poor Twitter following around the end of January this year.

I had been using and it certainly helped me boost my following, but it I wanted to light a fire under things so I went looking for another solution.

I wanted to figure out how to get more twitter followers in an ethical way, and I wanted those followers to be genuine accounts.

Narrow is a great tool which I still use. Check out the last post in the Twitter For Business series for more on using Narrow

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Unfollowers was one that I tried and I found it ok. It has lots of features to automate responses and direct messaging to new followers, if that’s what you’re after.

Personally, I’m not into using DMs too much and unfollowers didn’t really grab me. It’s fine for keeping tabs on followers and it can make following certain groups of people easier, but it just wasn’t for me.

Then I found a tutorial video on Manage Flitter from @KimGarst and I decided to give it a go.

I have to stress, that although Twitter Automation is a great thing, especially for business people, not engaging with your users and relying solely on automation renders having a Twitter account, or any other social media account pointless.

Check out the Manage Flitter Video Tutorial

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I’ve found Manage Flitter to be a very effective tool to build my Twitter following. Check out this growth curve from when I began using it.


Twitter Follower Graph


Here’s just some of the things Manage Flitter can help you do;

Sort followers/following lists by a range of criteria

  • Find new people to follow with our comprehensive search facility
  • Find out when most of your followers are online and schedule tweets appropriately with our PowerPost feature
  • Discover who unfollowed you on Twitter
  • Track who unfollowed you
  • Easily manage multiple Twitter accounts

Manage Flitter Start


Go to Manage Flitter and create an account. If you have an account then simply login via Twitter to enter your dashboard.


Manage Flitter Connect Twitter


Once your in your Manage Flitter dashboard you’ll see a bunch of Twitter accounts displayed. These are accounts that are not following you back.


Manage Flitter Unfollow


Just above that you’ll see a “Cog” icon marked “Display”, click on it. In the display settings you’ll have the option to choose how to display your non-followers.

There are four boxes I recommend you check as per the image below.


Manage Flitter Display Settings


Once your filters are set, close the display settings and click the “Select All Accounts” button. All accounts displayed will be ready to be added to your queue.

Next, click the “Unfollow” button in the right hand column. These non-followers will then be added to your process queue which we will look at a little later.


Manage Flitter Unfollow Select


I unfollow those who do not follow me back, every day. The number varies but once you get over the 3 day grace period it’s time to unfollow them.

The key thing to remember here is that we are looking for those who are willing to engage with you. If someone doesn’t follow you back it means they are not going to engage.

Next, we’re going to go to “Power Mode”. This is where we’ll set up follow filters and choose accounts we want to follow.


Manage Flitter Power Mode


Once in Power Mode, click “Create Filter” in the top left hand column. Next you’re going to see a bunch of options which when set, will determine the type and quality of accounts that are returned in the search.

You can make this highly refined and it’s a feature I really like in Manage Flitter. You can set things up with the following filters;

  • Find users I don’t follow
  • Users that don’t follow me
  • Users with specific title in their bio
  • Users following specific influencer accounts
  • Users who have tweeted on a particular topic
  • Users who are active, talkative, unlikely to be spammy, have a profile picture…

There are lots of filters and I show you the ones I rely on in the video tutorial above. Check that out to find out more about these settings.


Manage Flitter Follow Filters


Once you’ve set the criteria for your search, hit “Save” and you’ll be prompted to give your filter a name. Once you name it, it will appear in the left hand sidebar for you to view again later.

Then, the results of your search will be displayed. Review the results and if acceptable, hit “Select All Accounts”, then “Follow Later”.


Manage Flitter Select To Follow


Now we’ll process our follow queue.


Manage Flitter Process follow/unfollow


Go to “Manage” then “Process” and you’ll be brought to the following screen where you can begin to follow and unfollow the accounts you selected. You’ll have a bit of clicking to do but it shouldn’t take any more than a couple of minutes.

You can get Manage Flitter to carry out this process for you by buying account management credits, but I like to see who I’m following and filter out the poor quality accounts who got through the net.


Manage Flitter Process Follows Unfollows


Despite the filters set earlier, there are always accounts that get through that you’d rather didn’t. So while I’m clicking away, I generally look out for accounts that have the following indications of poor quality;

  • Spammy looking names or recent tweets
  • No profile picture (sometimes they get through)
  • heavy use of emojis or alt characters

I honestly don’t spend any real time on this, I click through the follows pretty quickly. The bad accounts tend to stand out for me so I get this process done within a few minutes.


Manage Flitter Never Follow


If there was a negative I have in relation to using it, it’s that spam account filtering is not great. You will find that spammy accounts do get through so I recommend you follow manually if you want to avoid them.

Otherwise, if you use the remote management feature you can just unfollow spam accounts as you discover them. So that’s it, that’s how I managed to build my Twitter Following from 230 followers to almost 11,000 in 8 months.

Twitter For Business Part #1; 32 Tips To Skyrocket Your Twitter Following

Twitter For Business Part #2; How To Schedule Tweets Automatically Around The Clock

Twitter For Business Part #3; How To Get More Twitter Followers Using Manage Flitter (This Post)

If you follow what I’ve shown you over the last three episodes, you’re sure to make great progress building your Twitter Following. But that’s only the start…

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