There are many other social bookmarking websites available for driving traffic like Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc., but it’s tough to beat Twitter. And because Twitter is so popular, there are many tools available for following Twitter users with similar interests, unfollowing users in bulk or sending automatic direct messages to your followers.
Sending direct messages to new followers or to old ones to introduce your blog or your new services is not considered spam as long as you do it properly and send only useful links. Moreover, Twitter have removed the limit of 140 characters from Direct messages, and now you there is no character limit on DM.
Therefore, I want to share with you a few useful twitter tools for sending automatic direct messages and for sending direct messages in bulk.
Following are three free tools for sending auto DMs (direct messages) and mass DMs to your Twitter followers:
Socialoopmh is a tool that will help you to increase your productivity by sending auto direct messages. In addition to sending auto direct messages Socialoomph also allows you to schedule Tweets, track keywords, follow those who are following you, get new followers, use buzz and much more.
If you want to know more about SocialOomph, check out How to auto-follow your followers on Twitter!
Crowdfire app will interest you if you looking to send automated Welcome message. What good here is, they let you add multiple welcome DM message & any of the message will be send out randomly. This is pretty cool as you don’t want to sound like a robot. One tip from me is, make your DM welcome message as humanly as possible. Depending upon your brand & how you are getting the followers, offer a tripwire which suits your marketing needs.
Perhaps you are aware of a few more Twitter tools that you have found to be useful. If so, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.
Important notes about Twitter DM:
- You can send a private message to anyone who follows you on twitter.
- You can reply to DM to anyone who sends you a Direct message, regardless if they follow you back or not.
- There is no character limit for Twitter DM.
- Use Twitter Direct message to create connection/relation rather than selling something.
- Try not to send your first DM as a link; as it decreases down the trust.
To sum it up:
Don’t try to sell something via Auto DM, and always be friendly and connect personally with your followers. (I suggest the same manner of engagement with new followers on Facebook as well.)