No one can deny the fact that Twitter is a great marketing tool.
You just need to know how to use it effectively and create an attractive profile.
There are many other social bookmarking websites available for driving traffic, such as Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, etc., but it’s pretty tough to beat Twitter.
And because Twitter is so popular, many tools are available for following Twitter users with similar interests, unfollowing users in bulk, or sending automatic direct messages to your followers.
Sending a direct message (DM) to followers 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 has removed the limit of 280 characters from direct messages. That is to say, there is no character limit for a DM.
I want to share with you some useful Twitter tools for sending automatic direct messages and for sending direct messages in bulk.
3 Ways to Send Automated DMs on Twitter
1. Tweet Hunter
Tweet Hunter is a featured tool on our Twitter marketing tools stack, which offers a variety of features for marketing on Twitter. One of the most amazing features of Tweet Hunter is to let you send automated DM to anyone who has interacted with your tweets.
Unlike other spammy options in the past that let you send automated DM to everyone, this one is interaction based. In this feature, you decide if an automated DM is sent to users who have liked, retweeted, or commented on your recent tweet.
This is one of the smartest ways to gain more Twitter followers and also increase the visibility of your Twitter profile.
Here is how to use this feature:
- Login to Tweet Hunter using your Twitter profile
- Click on write a tweet from the left panel
- Start writing your tweet in the right panel, and click on advanced options
- and here, you can configure the settings for sending automated DM
The first time I was testing this, I was skeptical if something so powerful could be done so easily, and after testing it, I was blown away by Tweet Hunter simplicity. Overall, if you are looking for the best tool to send automated DM on Twitter, Tweet Hunter is something you or your client would love. You can read the detailed review of Tweet Hunter here.
Want to learn more about Tweethunter? Watch this video…
SocialOopmh is a tool that will help you increase your productivity by sending automated direct messages.
In addition, 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!
Here are the steps you need to follow to configure automated Twitter DM via SocialOomph.
If you haven’t upgraded your account yet, you should do that here.
Once you are inside the dashboard of SocialOomph, click on Following > Follow-Back & Auto-Welcome.
Click on “Configure” to configure any of your connected profiles.
You can configure the message that should be sent out.
Here is what I have configured:
This is how the results look. This message was sent automatically to a new follower.
That’s it! From now on, every new follower will get this pre-configured automated DM.
CrowdFire will be interesting to you if you are looking to send automated welcome messages.
What’s good here is they let you add multiple welcome DMs & all of the messages will be sent out randomly. This is pretty cool as you don’t want to end up sounding like a robot sending the same message to everyone.
On this note, one tip from me is to make your DM welcome message sound as humanly as possible.
Depending upon your brand & how you are getting followers, you can always offer a tripwire which suits your marketing needs.
Important notes about Twitter DMs:
- You can send a private message to anyone who follows you on Twitter.
- You can reply to anyone who sends you a DM, regardless of whether or not they follow you back.
- There is no character limit for a Twitter DM.
- Use Twitter DMs to create a connection/relationship rather than you trying to sell something.
- Try not to send your first DM with a link, as it brings down trust.
To sum up:
Don’t try to sell something via automated DMs. Always be friendly and connect personally with your followers. (I suggest the same manner of engagement with new followers on Facebook as well.)
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.
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