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Twitter Automation: 62 Experts Reveal their Automation Secrets and Tools.

Twitter Automation: 62 Experts Reveal their Automation Secrets and Tools.

Twitter automation isn’t just about tools. It’s about having systems, strategies and tactics that work together with automation tools to save you time.

If you’re an entrepreneur, marketer or business owner, you’ll agree with me that you’ll always want more and more time. Every. Single. Day.

There are just too many things to do. You have

“email marketing”

“time-sucking reachouts”

“finding clients”

“keeping clients”

“engaging on twitter”

“optimizing for Google”

“link building”

“keeping your facebook page updated”

“guest appearances”

“speaking gigs”

“consultation or coaching calls here and there”

“I need to travel”

“my wife, kids and dog need time too”…

There are just too many things on your to-do lists and you just can’t keep up that way. I totally get it.

So I looked closely at what entrepreneurs, marketers, business owners and proprietors spend time on and noticed something.

Little things are what add up the ‘time-mess’.

For example, you might be surprised at how many hours you spend on twitter each week. In fact, study says 43% of small businesses spend more than 6 hours each week on social media!

That’s much!

That’s enough time to write one more blog post. Enough to put together 1 or even more video content.

That’s enough time to reply lots of emails, write a guest post, do a Facebook live, send tons of reach outs, cold emails and also enough to spend with your family and friends.

Luckily for you, I reached out to a lot of expert entrepreneurs and got 62 of them to share with us how they manage their twitter profiles without wasting much time so you can learn from them. They revealed the tools and tactics to grow your twitter brand without sacrificing much time.

These experts range from different niche expertise like Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Podcasters,Consultants, Affiliate Marketing, Blogging Experts, CEO’s, CMO’s, Speakers, Traveling Experts, Editors, SEO’s, Personal Finance, Email Marketing, Co-founders, Business Experts, Content Marketing, Freelancers, Web Design Experts, Entrepreneurship Experts and more.

So you get to learn from those who do exactly what you do which is much easier (and better).

Let’s get right in…

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Quick Disclaimer: Before you jump into automating ‘every’ aspect of your twitter marketing, here are 3 things you should know about twitter’s automation rules;

  1. You can build solutions that automatically broadcast helpful information in Tweets but do not automatically post about trending topics on Twitter. Twitter considers automating ‘breaking news’ SPAM.
  2. You can build solutions that automatically respond to users in Direct Messages but do not SPAM or send them unsolicited messages.
  3. You can send automated replies if the recipient or mentioned user(s) have requested (i.e. opted in) to be contacted by you on Twitter but do not send automated replies to users that never opted (or requested). For instance, sending automated tweets based on keyword searches alone is not permitted.

Experts (Navigate-able): Mary Fernandez, Ashley Faulkes, Adam Connell, Ryan Biddulph, Zac Johnson, Srish Agrawal, Will Blunt, Lisa Sicard, Sam Hurley, Katherine Sullivan, Devesh Khanal, Terry McIntosh, Simon Cocking, Keith Keller, Samantha Kelly, Madalyn Sklar, Evgeniy Garkaviy, Brian Lang, Jeremy Rivera, John Nunez, Carmen Lascu, Mark Schaefer, David Leonhardt, Evan Carmichael, Adel De Meyer, Dennis Seymour, Ian Cleary, Jason Acidre, Dave Schneider, Kasey Luck, Aaron Sylvan, Leonard Kim, Minuca Elena, Bryan Hutchinson, Andy Crestodina, Syed Balkhi, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, Rob Powell, Linda Buchner, Rick Ramos, Noah Kagan, Peter Banerjea, Tadeusz Szewczyk, Donna Moritz, Janice Wald, Michael Babcock, Alfred Lua, Glen Gilmore, Gary Horsman, Raelyn Tan, Shane Barker, Suzi Whitford, Brian Jackson, Jeff Bullas, Chris Makara, Sarah Dudley, John Paul Aguiar, Cammi Pham, Aaron Orendorff, Veronica Stoddart, Chris Lee, and Rebekah Radice.

Mary Fern1. Mary Fernandez – @Maryefern

“Create your tweets in bulk and schedule them in advance using a social media management tool! I use Buffer, but you could also use a tool like Meet Edgar that allows you to create evergreen Twitter campaigns”

About Mary Fernandez: Mary is the founder of Persuasion Nation. She has worked with 7- and 8-figure online businesses to double their blog traffic and revenue. Now she helps solo entrepreneurs build their own profitable blogs on her blog and podcast.

Create your tweets in bulk and schedule them in advance using a #socialmediamanagementtool - @Maryefern Click To Tweet

Ashley Faulkes2. Ashley Faulkes – @Madlemmingz

“To keep on top of Twitter I like to keep it simple. I use Tweetdeck and separate out my lists, searches and most important of all, my mentions.

Then, a couple of times a day, I scroll through what has been going on in my mentions, then if I have more time, I also check out lists and searches for finding content and starting conversations.

But, at the very least, I know I am on top of the things people are saying to me – which I find only polite, right? :>”

About Ashley Faulkes: Ashley is the founder of Mad Lemmings. He is obsessed with SEO and WordPress. When he is not busy helping clients get higher on Google he can be found doing crazy sports in the Swiss Alps (or eating too much chocolate – a habit he is trying to break).

To keep on top of #Twitter I like to keep it simple. I use Tweetdeck - @madlemmingz Click To Tweet

adam connell3. Adam Connell – @Adamjayc

“My number one tip is to switch to a tool that offers a unified social media inbox, as well as the option to mark individual (or all) messages as complete.

This means you can manage all of your accounts from a central page, and mark items as complete as you go. So you can stay organized and save time.

I started off using tools that are focused around social streams (e.g. Hootsuite). All of the jumping between streams was a big time drain. And if I didn’t get 100% up to date, I’d have to spend 10 minutes or so figuring out where I was up to. And it got even messier when switching between devices.

But with the right tool you can focus on doing more of what matters. Sendible is one of my favorites for this, but there are others on the market”

About Adam Connell: Adam is the founder of Blogging Wizard. He used to manage the content marketing efforts for brands earning well over 8 figures in annual revenue. Now he teaches bloggers how to create a blog that thrives in a noisy online world.

My number one tip is to switch to a tool that offers a unified #socialmedia inbox - @Adamjayc Click To Tweet

ryan-biddulph4. Ryan Biddulph –@ryanbiddulph

“I hop on Twitter for 20 minutes per session just to engage. Usually I only spend 1 session daily to retweet folks, to engage my retweeters and to like or engage other tweeters who publish interesting content.

Engagement is the backbone of any social media campaign. By spending 20 minutes daily chatting up my followers and meeting new folks I manage my time effectively and grow both the size and engagement of my following”

About Ryan Biddulph: Ryan Biddulph is a blogger behind Blogging From Paradise, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon.

I hop on Twitter for 20 minutes per session just to engage - @ryanbiddulph #SMM Click To Tweet

zac johnson5. Zac Johnson – @Zacjohnson

“My favorite method for managing multiple social media profiles on Twitter is to use a software like MeetEdgar, which allows me to schedule and rotate different content going to each of my accounts.

This works great for sending traffic to your old blog posts, while also making sure your Twitter accounts are going live with new content all the time. Some people will only focus on sharing content during the peak hours of the day, but if this is the case, you are likely missing out on a ton of traffic throughout the day (specifically during peak hours in other countries).

So to answer the question again, I use social media schedulers to keep my accounts active and updated at all times”

About Zac Johnson: Zac Johnson is the founder of Blogging Tips. He is an Entrepreneur, Internet Marketer, Blogger, Super Affiliate by Day, and Super Hero at Night! He now helps people make money online specifically through affiliate marketing.

My favorite method for managing multiple #socialmedia profiles on Twitter is to use @MeetEdgar - @Zacjohnson Click To Tweet

Srish Agrawal6. Srish Agrawal – @Srishagrawal

“When using social media and Twitter to promote our business and blog content, we first share the content through all of our own social platforms directly.

The next step in the process is to add such content into our social media scheduler so the posts don’t go stale or get lost over time. At the same time, we will also create a variation of social tweets and images, to make sure our followers aren’t seeing the same social updates time and time again.

For the most part, once a post goes live and we’ve created a variation of social updates, the process is pretty much automated. It’s just that beginning phase for each post that is more of a manual process”

About Srish Agrawal: Srish is the founder of A1future and Infographic Design Team. He is also a branding and internet marketing expert. Srish has been featured on CNBN.

Add your content into your social media scheduler so the posts don't go stale - @srishagrawal #Marketing Click To Tweet

Will Blunt7. Will Blunt – @Willbluntau

“I have found that automation and delegation is fundamental to managing a Twitter profile effectively without spending hours stuck on the platform every day.

I pre-schedule Tweets with FlypChart, automate RSS feeds with Dlvr.it, automate evergreen content with Meet Edgar, and delegate social media management to people in my team.

This frees me up to engage with followers, answer questions and generally just be present for those high-impact moments on Twitter.”

About Will Blunt: Will Blunt is the Founder of Blogger Sidekick and Managing Editor at both JeffBullas.com and Bluewire Media. Will also helps digital marketers get more traffic, leads and revenue.

Automation & delegation is fundamental to managing a Twitter profile - @willbluntau #marketing Click To Tweet

Lisa Sicard8. Lisa Sicard – @Lisapatb

“My secret to managing my Twitter profile and others is to have Twitter lists.

You can easily find and share things from your lists. Make several unique lists and they will save you a lot of time on Twitter. I also use tools like SMhack and the Buffer to schedule shares. I love the Buffer app on my phone and the browser extension.

I love the analytics and engagement reports from SMhack and am anxiously awaiting their new app coming out soon.

Having the right tools to manage your Twitter account is key for businesses today”

About Lisa Sicard: Lisa is the founder of Inspire to Thrive. She’s a twitter trainer, blogger, marketing, and content marketing specialist. She loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging and SEO.

My secret to managing my Twitter profile and others is to have Twitter lists - @lisapatb Click To Tweet

Sam Hurley9. Sam Hurley – @Sam___hurley

“After experiencing being on the very edge of Social Media insanity not so long ago, this is a highly relevant topic!

Why I’m taming the Beast I created (+ 6 Months Into Life As A Solopreneur)

My #1 tip? Block your time.

That means turning notifications off and NOT responding as and when tweets come through — or checking Twitter notifications multiple times each day. This isn’t conducive to productivity or growth!”

About Sam Hurley: Sam is the founder of Optim Eyez. He holds a fluent understanding of Digital Marketing and went From ‘Nobody’ to #1 Marketing Influencer in 15 Months (Without a Website). Connect with Sam on LinkedIn.

Block your time. That means turning notifications off - @Sam___hurley #twittermarketing Click To Tweet

Katherine Sullivan10. Katherine Sullivan – @Mrskatsulli

“You make time for the things that are important to you. For me, connecting with my Twitter community is incredibly important as I value their connection tremendously.

I set time in the morning 15-20 minutes max to write my tweets or write a few draft tweets to send out later in the day. Then I like all my mentions and respond back when necessary.

A little bit of time goes a long way!”

About Katherine Sullivan: Kat is the founder of Marketing Solved. She is a Business, Marketing and Social Media expert and helps businesses get more leads.

I set time in the morning 15-20 minutes max to write my tweets - @mrskatsulli Click To Tweet

Devesh Khanal11. Devesh Khanal – @Deveshkhanal

“I try to keep Twitter more fun and raw than, say, a blog, or my LinkedIn.

If I find good articles I read, I schedule tweets for them, but I also make more controversial statements about my views on marketing, post screen shots of eCommerce product experiences that are good or bad that I run into. It keeps it more casual and fun.

I find that helps start more conversations with folks rather than just a huge buffer queue of articles”

About Devesh Khanal: Devesh is the founder of Growth Rock and co-founder, Grow & Convert. He is one of the best content marketers I’ve ever known. He helps companies grow their blog by producing high-quality content that drives targeted traffic.

If I find good articles I read, I schedule tweets for them - @Deveshkhanal Click To Tweet

Terry McIntosh12. Terry McIntosh – @Bizcoachterry

“My number one secret to managing my twitter while building a business is to use automation properly.

I have a service help me find the right people to follow. I have an auto DM that ENGAGES people (not puke all over them with stuff about me), and a tool that autoposts a variety of tweets from my blog, from memes, and from promos.

Social Quant for the followers, Crowdfire for the DM, and Meetedgar for the automation”.

About Terry McIntosh: Terry is the Founder of Biz Coach Terry. He helps small business owners get more clients, make their businesses more predictable and do it all without loosing their sanity.

My secret to managing my twitter while building a #business is to use automation - @bizcoachterry Click To Tweet

Simon Cocking13. Simon Cocking – @Simoncocking

“Little and often. No need to tell the world what you had for breakfast either, just keep sharing useful, quality content, both yours and other peoples too, and ideally in an equal mix, no need to self promote all the time too.

If you schedule your tweets, or outsource your twitter marketing then you miss the opportunity to respond to opportunities, challenges and issues effectively.

We do have some tweets automated to be shared on a schedule, but we also use human oversight and intuition to monitor the account to get the best of both worlds.

It is a ‘social’ media platform, and if you push it all to automation or outsourcing you are losing the value of it.

Also remember that tweets don’t last for long and across the world people wake up at different times, so time your tweets accordingly.”

About Simon Cocking: Simon is a Senior editor at IrishTechNews. He has founded three companies and two Coops. He writes ‘Nature Vs Tech’ on his personal blog.

We have some tweets automated on a schedule, but we also use human oversight - @Simoncocking Click To Tweet

Keith Keller14. Keith Keller – @Keithkeller

“Twitter Management 101” Is all about the tools.

To manage Twitter successfully you must have the right tools, It’s simply impossible to keep up otherwise. There are THOUSANDS of Twitter tools out there now, here are a few of my favorites.

TWEEPSMAP: A great “ALROUNDER” tool for managing your Twitter accounts. Highly recommended!

BUFFER: I just loooooooove the simplicity of this tool. Great for scheduling your tweets super-fast!

About Keith Keller: Keith Keller is the “Global Twitter Marketing Specialist” and now has clients around the world. He is also a popular speaker on the subject of Social Media (especially Twitter) and has appeared on numerous radio shows, teleseminars and webinars across the United States & Canada, UK & Europe, as well as Australasia.

To manage Twitter successfully you must have the right tools - @Keithkeller Click To Tweet

Samanther Kelly15. Samantha Kelly – @Tweetinggoddess

“The secret is to have a great team around you so they can cover for you when you are out and about. You need to be always online in case of a query etc. I also have google alerts set up so that if there is anything relevant to the account I am managing I can tweet that out also. It’s not all about me me me it’s important to share others’ content also.

Tools to help:

Contentcal.io is one of my favorites and I love DesignWizard.com for making graphics. Tweetbeam.com is great for events and for hashtag curating on the day. Also tweetbinder.com for tracking the reach of a particular hashtag.”

About Samantha Kelly: Samantha Kelly is the founder of Tweetinggoddess and WomensInspireNetwork. She’s a social media strategist (especially twitter) and teaches brands how to tweet the right way.

I prefer not to #automate but for me @Contentcal_io & @getdesignwizard are cool - @Tweetinggoddess Click To Tweet

Madalyn16. Madalyn Sklar – @Madalynsklar

“My #1 secret Twitter tip is being consistent. The one thing I found that separates the high profile users on Twitter from everyone else is consistency.

If you want to stand out, get on Twitter every day and connect. Engage with your community. This strategy works well for all your social sites but especially on Twitter. By taking the time to tweet at least a few times each day, you will increase your visibility dramatically.

Even if you spend 10-15 minutes a day. Doing so regularly each day holds more weight than spending an hour once a week. The tools I use for this are Hootsuite, Buffer and Social Jukebox.”

About Madalyn Sklar: Madalyn is a renowned social media marketing expert. She hosts an amazing (super amazing) twitter chat, #TwitterSmarter, every Thursdays. You can support Madalyn’s social media podcast here.

My #1 secret #Twittertip is being consistent. I use Hootsuite, Buffer, SocialJukebox - @Madalynsklar Click To Tweet
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Evgeniy Garkaviy 17. Evgeniy Garkaviy – @MrGarkaviy

“I manage just over a dozen twitter profiles, plus my own personal twitter page. For my own personal twitter page, I use Tweet Deck. For clients’ twitter profiles and other social media pages, I use Hootsuite. One great productivity tip, especially if you post to twitter and Instagram is to compose your tweet for twitter, add a square photo and you have a tweet that is also Instagram compatible. One important thing to remember when posting on twitter and Instagram is that you should limit the number of hashtags on twitter to between 2 or 3, but on Instagram, you may add 10 or more hashtags.”

About Evgeniy Garkaviy: Evgeniy is the founder of Temi. He is an SEO consultant. In addition to working in SEO, he loves writing about the subject and contributing to forum discussion sites. He is also an online marketing strategist at Hopespring.

I manage just over a dozen twitter profiles. I use TweetDeck & Hootsuite for clients - @MrGarkaviy Click To Tweet

Brian Lang18. Brian Lang – @Webdevetc

“To grow your Twitter following, you must stay active on Twitter by tweeting relevant and interesting content to your target audience. You also need to grow your Twitter followers.

Automated tools can assist with these tasks. Social Quant is a tool that automatically finds and follows / unfollows users that are interested in your content but you can also grow your following by driving traffic and awareness to your business, which lets people know about you and then follow you on social media.

Tools like Buffer can be used for Twitter scheduling and Crate and Quuu are useful tools for curating content into your feed. With scheduling tools, you can do all your social media scheduling in one sitting.”

About Brian Lang: Brian Lang is the founder of Web Developers Etc. He ran an e-commerce business for over a decade selling party favors online and also runs Small Business Ideas Blog. As an experienced online entrepreneur, he knows that keeping a website updated and well optimized is critical to your business’s online presence.

With scheduling tools, you can do all your social media scheduling in one sitting - @Webdevetc Click To Tweet

Jeremy Rivera19. Jeremy Rivera – @Jeremyriveraseo

“In order to grow and leverage your visibility on social media, like Twitter, you need to get the attention of other active companies who are marketing to your same client base but are not competitors. Here’s how that looks.

Find a company, follow them and take a week and on each day like, @ message and retweet their content. If they follow you back, strike up a conversation via DM. After you’ve found a couple ways to promote their company, then send a message about what you’re working on promoting and politely ask for a share. With the relationship in place, you’ll get an amazing response.

If they didn’t respond, they don’t have an active person managing social, so they won’t me of use so don’t feel bad about moving on to the next!”

About Jeremy Rivera: Jeremy Rivera is Nashville’s SEO Guy. With over a decade of experience in the digital marketing industry, he’s a wealth of knowledge in online conversion, SEO and Pay Per Click campaigns. Jeremy focuses on changing the way businesses see digital marketing.

To leverage your visibility on Twitter, get the attention of other active companies - @jeremyriveraseo Click To Tweet

John Nunez20. John Nunez – @JohnNunez2905

“I wouldn’t consider this a secret but I think it would be “focus”. Like with many other social platforms, It’s very easy to lose yourself in the myriad of things you can do.

What I do is setup specific TweetDeck streams for each day of the week. For example, let’s say Monday is “outreach” day. That means that on Monday, the only thing I’ll do is reach out to people and promote my content.

That way I can get more things done and avoid wasting my time on the platform.”

About John Nunez: John is the founder of JohnImSecrets where he share exclusive Inbound Marketing Tips, Techniques and Guides. He has been teaching people how to grow their websites with the power of inbound marketing.

What I do is setup specific TweetDeck streams for each day of the week. - @JohnNunez2905 Click To Tweet

Carmen Lascu21. Carmen Lascu – @CarmenLascu

“My number 1 secret to managing my Twitter profile is to allocate at least 30 minutes daily to check my account. I actively follow other users I am interested in, I follow back those who followed me, I engage with my followers and I curate content to add it to Buffer. I find helpful using a scheduling tool because I can choose when I want my content to be shared to reach the audience I am looking for. 20% of the content I share on Twitter comes from my Social Media Blog and 80% from other sources. You can manage your business and your social media presence if you are organized and use tools that help you share content easily.”

About Carmen Lascu: Carmen is a social media expert and published author on Amazon. She shares her social media expertise on her website’s blog. Carmen has been listed as one of the top social media influencers on Huffington Post.

My secret to managing my Twitter profile is to allocate at least 30 minutes daily - @CarmenLascu Click To Tweet

Mark Schaefer22. Mark Schaefer – @Markwschaefer

“My advice on Twitter marketing is to not market on Twitter. People are sick of being marketed to. Nobody goes to twitter to see you sell stuff. Instead, have fun, add true value, connect in a human way and build trust in you and your content that will lead increasing levels of engagement.”

About Mark Schaefer: Mark is the founder of BusinessesGROW.com. He is a keynote speaker, executive branding coach, marketing strategist and Podcaster. Mark has authored 6 books including KNOWN. He has given speeches and workshops for some of the biggest brands on the planet and is available to create a memorable and entertaining speech.

My advice on #twittermarketing is to not market on Twitter. Have fun, add true value - @markwschaefer Click To Tweet

 

David Leonhardt23. David Leonhardt – @Amabaie

“I ignore DMs. Frankly, my DM stream is filled with auto-DMs, and that is just noise. The worst are the “Truetwit validation”. It’s a total scam. Truetwit is pure spam. It’s actually worse, as I wrote a couple years ago: http://www.seo-writer.com/blog/2015/11/30/truetwit-marketing-evil-genius/ To be fair, I do glance at my DMs each day, because I have a group of folks who communicate with each other using TweetGuru. I find this helps me quickly communicate with a prearranged group who help promote each other’s content on Twitter”

About David Leonhardt: David Leonhardt is the President, chief SEO, and writer at TheHappyGuyMarketing. You can find him on Twitter or Pinterest.

I ignore DMs. Frankly, my DM stream is filled with auto-DMs, and that is just noise - @amabaie Click To Tweet

Evan Carmichael24. Evan Carmichael – @Evancarmichael

“Look at Twitter as a way to grow your business. When you prioritize it as a legitimate marketing channel to being in leads instead of just something to have because everyone has it, that’s when business results start to happen.”

About Evan Carmichael: Evan Carmichael is a Canadian entrepreneur, author, speaker and business consultant. The social marketing expert runs Evancarmichael, which provides advice to small-business owners, and he frequently contributes to Entrepreneur.com. Subscribe to Evan’s YouTube channel for entrepreneurial and motivational clips.

Look at Twitter as a way to grow your business; results start to happen - @evancarmichael Click To Tweet

Adel De Meyer25. Adel De Meyer – @Adeldmeyer

“Twitter is a powerful tool for building your personal brand and growing your business. It is thanks to Twitter that I received plenty of global opportunities to work with amazing brands and publications. Staying on top of your Twitter profile is important, I personally spend at least 1 hour per day and these are my tools I personally use to manage my profile:

Brand monitoring: Brand24 – Brand24 picks up all mentions of my name and social media handles across the internet including blogs, news and other publications. Brand24 also gives me metrics of my reach and sentiment analysis. I set up alerts for key mentions so I can respond quickly and never miss a mention.

Account management: Manageflitter – The best tool to search Twitter accounts, filter them, follow and unfollow and tracking down spam accounts and bots. I use Manageflitter for Twitter account management keeping my account clean and up to date.

Content scheduling: Buffer – I find Buffer easy to use to schedule content including quick basic reporting. If you want something more robust consider a tool like Agora Pulse.

Content creation: PromoRepublic – Social Media Content Builder with 100,000+ post ideas & visuals to choose from to easily resize and schedule to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I love this tool because they give you post ideas for every month, theme and list all the special holidays across the globe. You literally don’t have to lift a design finger and just fill your content calendar with their recommendations. Easy!”

About Adel Meyer: Adel is a Brand Ambassador, New Media Specialist, Speaker, Trainer and Mentor. She writes articles as a contributor for The Next Web and Business 2 Community on influencer marketing, technology and social media. When she’s not doing Training, Mentoring, or Consulting you will find her playing Playstation.

Twitter is a powerful tool for building your #personalbrand & growing your biz - @adeldmeyer Click To Tweet

Dennis Seymour26. Dennis Seymour @Denseymour

“For a tool, it has to be Buffer. Integrate different services to it and let that schedule content. I assigned a VA to go through the content too just to be sure it gets regularly screened. I also schedule some of my own content bi-weekly or monthly depending on the account.

For my personal account, I only look at notifications once every other day just to clear it off. It saves me time and I get to respond to those that have tweeted me.

I guess my strategy is to schedule relentlessly because Twitter will suck you in, especially once you start rolling and start meaningful conversations with other people.”

About Dennis Seymour: Dennis Seymour is the Co-Founder of LeapFroggr Inc. Dennis is a digital marketer, SaaS guy and a life-long entrepreneur.  After helping entrepreneurs and companies all over the world with their digital marketing, he has now shifted to doing what he loves most: Creating, Teaching, Marketing and Growing Businesses.

I guess my strategy is to schedule relentlessly because Twitter will suck you in - @denseymour Click To Tweet

Ian Cleary27. Ian Clearly – @Ianclearly

“I think it’s very important to use a good social media management tool and Agorapulse is excellent. One great feature is the ability to create draft responses that I can reuse over and over again. By using a good management tool you’ll save a lot of time, generate more engagement and build a bigger following.

For managing my second account I still use Agorapulse and it makes it easy to swop between accounts.”

About Ian Cleary: Ian is the founder of Razorsocial. The “social media tools guy” is also a writer and an online marketer with passion for marketing tech. His company, Razorsocial, works with clients all around the world on marketing consultancy or training programs focused primarily on content marketing and relationship building.

It's very important to use a good #socialmediamanagement tool & Agorapulse is excellent - @iancleary Click To Tweet

Jason Acidre28. Jason Acidre – @Jasonacidre

“I’ve always believed that there’s nothing more important than spending more time and effort on tasks and areas of the business that will put more money in the bank. And in our case, staying ahead through marketing is very vital for our business.

That’s why I’ve made sure “managing my Twitter account” would be a part of my daily/weekly tasks. Same as to how I’ve included research and reading relevant content to our business as part of my responsibilities in ensuring our team will stay on top of our game. As you can easily set 15-30 minutes of your time per day to be spent in this area of business marketing.

I think the key is to first understand the value of this channel to your business. Like in my case, I see a lot of value in reading, sharing, and building relationships with other practitioners in our space. That’s why it’s easier for me to decide if whether it’s really important or not.”

About Jason Acidre: Jason is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Digital Marketing Strategist, and Former Pro-Counterstrike Gamer. Jason is the Inbound Marketing Strategist at SaleHoo. Jason started a personal blog, Kaiserthesage, to test experiments related to Online Marketing.

I've made sure managing my Twitter account would be a part of my daily/weekly tasks - @jasonacidre Click To Tweet

Dave Schneider29. Dave Schneider – @Ninjaoutreach

“We have someone who does this exclusively and use tools like Hootsuite, but the whole team has access to the business’s Twitter profile so they can also jump in when needed. We regularly discuss our content strategy, so we’re all aware of the topics we should and shouldn’t cover. The formula is simple: post any new article up on the blog, and share anything else that’s relevant and interesting. The same relevant + interesting standard applies for following, unfollowing, and engaging with our audience.”

About Dave Schneider: David Schneider is the cofounder of NinjaOutreach. An all in one Prospecting and Outreach tool which was created to streamline the process of connecting with influencers. Feel free to try Ninjaoutrech free for 14 days.

The formula is simple: post any new article up, and share anything else that's relevant - @ninjaoutreach Click To Tweet
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Kasey Luck30. Kasey Luck – @Boldnzestyblog

“My secret to managing Twitter has been an amazing automation tool called MassPlanner – it allowed to schedule tons of tweets and set up auto following, retweeting, auto mentions and a lot more for a very cheap subscription price. Unfortunately, they no longer accept new members, so the next company that can offer all those features at a competitive price is going to be big!

I also used the tool called Audiense to create audiences for auto-following and auto mentioning, which was an amazing boost to my Twitter strategy.”

About Kasey Luck: Bold & Zesty is run by Kasey Luck. Kasey has worked for the world’s fastest growing venture fund in the world, 500 Startups. At 500 Startups, she took care of email marketing, among other things, and grew the email list by almost 25,000 subscribers in 12 months. Kasey loves marketing, sales, and growing online businesses.

My secret to managing Twitter has been an amazing automation tool called MassPlanner - @boldnzestyblog Click To Tweet

Aaron Sylvan31. Aaron Sylvan – @Aaronsylvan

Lists. I have a few very carefully curated lists, of people who REALLY post great stuff. My browser has shortcuts I can click, to directly open my “growth hackers” list or my “futurists” list, for instance. This way, 5 minutes/day is enough for me to find some cool stuff, RT exciting content, and answer any DMs. Every month or so I queue a bunch of posts over time in hootsuite, so I don’t have to stress about keeping my feed fresh. This means I always have good stuff in my timeline, with no lapses. And then whenever I’m at a great event, I tweet a bunch with its hashtag – pretty much 100% chance that a social media manager will amplify my signal.”

About Aaron Sylvan: Aaron is a business & tech consultant. He’s built multiple funded software companies, launched dozens of products, managed 7-figure budgets, closed 6-figure sales to Fortune 500s, and served as CEO, CTO, and advisor to Angel and VC investors. Sylvan is a 12x attendee of the invitation-only TED Conferences, and also produce live events for executives and entrepreneurs. He’s pretty active on LinkedIn

Lists. I have a few very carefully curated lists, of people who REALLY post great stuff - @aaronsylvan Click To Tweet

Leonard Kim32. Leonard Kim – @MrLeonardkim

“Reach out first and connect with others. It doesn’t matter how big you are or how big you think you are, you are never too big to connect with others first. When you connect with others first, they will want to connect with you as well. This is what I’ve done since the beginning of building my brand and what I still do today.”

About Leonard Kim: Leonard Kim’s TEDx Talk has been internationally recognized as one of the best TED Talks by Forbes and Inc. Magazine. Leonard is recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Digital Marketer and Top Youth Marketer. Leonard now helps individuals and entrepreneurs build their personal brand.

Reach out first and connect with others. It doesn't matter how big you are - @mrleonardkim Click To Tweet

Minuca Elena33. Minuca Elena – @Minucaelena

“Having a strong personal brand and a large social media following it’s important for any entrepreneur. As a freelance writer, having many followers makes my clients realize that I can promote my posts better and therefore bring them more visitors.

To grow your brand on Twitter you need to the following, starting from the basics:

  1. Have a professional, high-quality, profile image.
  2. Write a concise bio, where you include your main keywords.
  3. Follow the most important people and brands in your niche.
  4. Tweet your posts + posts where you are featured (interviews, roundups and podcasts) + tweet other relevant posts (always tag the author so he or she gets notified)
  5. Use tools like AgoraPulse, Buffer or Hootsuite, to schedule ahead your posts for social media.
  6. Interact with your followers. Say thank you whenever somebody shares your posts and tags you. Or at least like them if you get too many notifications per day.

Continue doing this and you will get more people that will actively follow you and your brand will grow.”

About Minuca Elena: Minuca is a freelance writer specialized in creating expert roundup blog articles. Her articles provide quality content, bring huge traffic and get backlinks. She also helps bloggers connect with influencers. Visit her website here.

Use tools like AgoraPulse, Buffer or Hootsuite, to schedule ahead your posts - @minucaelena Click To Tweet

Bryan Hutchinson34. Bryan Hutchinson – @Adderworld

“One of my favorite tools that save me a ton of time is a WordPress plugin, Revive Old Post. It tweets out older evergreen content that might otherwise die if left unattended.”

About Bryan Hutchinson: Bryan Hutchinson is a writer whose work has been published in newspapers, national magazines, books, and on world famous blogs. He created Positive Writer for fellow writers who are stuck like he was, stuck in doubt, uncertain of their abilities, and yet, have an overwhelming desire to create work that matters.

One of my favorite tools that save me a ton of time is a WordPress plugin, Revive Old Post - @adderworld Click To Tweet

 Andy Crestodina35. Andy Crestodina – @Crestodina

“If you follow everyone back, your following will grow faster for sure. A lot of people use tools like ManageFlitter.com to unfollow people who don’t follow them back!

Organic reach in social is low. Around 1%. So you need to share things over and over if you want them to be seen.

You can use Edgar to keep things in social rotation forever. It’s a paid tool, but it does wonders for your social traffic. Just make sure to watch the performance of those social posts. Go back and optimize them, drop the low performers and polish up the good ones.

Use images, special characters, mentions and hashtags. They’ll be shared automatically dozens of times so make those posts shine!”

About Andy Cresodina: Andy Crestodina is a cofounder and the strategic director of Orbit Media Studios, an award-winning web design company, which has completed more than 1,000 successful website projects. He is a top-rated speaker at national conferences who is dedicated to the teaching of marketing. He has written more than 100 articles on content marketing topics.

Use Edgar to keep things in social rotation. It does wonders for your social traffic - @crestodina Click To Tweet

 Syed Balkhi36. Syed Balkhi – @Syedbalkhi

“The best thing we have done for our twitter is to use Buffer as our scheduling app. I share our newly published articles, motivational quotes, as well as older popular articles from my blogs. A combination of these with some retweets work really well for growing engagement.”

About Syed Balki: Syed is an award-winning entrepreneur with a strong 8 figure online business. He was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. He founded companies like WPBeginner and OptinMonster. He now teaches entrepreneurs how to build businesses.

The best thing we have done for our twitter is to use @Buffer as our scheduling app - @syedbalki Click To Tweet

Michelle Schroeder37. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner – @Senseofcents

“The number one thing I do to help grow my brand on Twitter is that once a month I sit down on Hootsuite and schedule shares out for the whole month. I am still active on Twitter with real-time posting, but automating sharing my articles saves me a lot of time and helps to spread it out evenly throughout the day, week, and month. Plus, it helps me to better share other people’s content as well!”

About Michelle Schroeder: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents earns about six figures a MONTH with her blog, with a large portion of that coming from affiliate marketing. Michelle has been featured on top publications like Forbes. She’s probably the best when it comes to Affiliate marketing.

1 thing I do to help grow my brand on Twitter is sit down on Hootsuite & schedule - @senseofcents Click To Tweet

Rob Powell38. Rob Powell – @Robpowellbiz

“There are 3 things I do to build my brand on Twitter. It’s hard to say which is more important. They all save me masses of time: 1) I use Buffer to schedule my tweets 2) I use Tweepi for daily suggestions on who to engage with, and 3) I use Twitter lists so as to cut through the noise and just focus on what’s relevant to me. One thing I’ve found very useful is to look at other people’s Twitter lists and subscribe to them. It’s a quick way of plugging into the best Twitter content in my niche – saves me a lot of time.

About Rob Powell: Rob Powell shares the traffic building techniques that are working for him. Join him as he ‘cracks the safe’ on traffic for first year bloggers to find out what works!

I use Buffer to schedule my tweets, Tweepi for daily suggestions & Twitter lists- @robpowellbiz Click To Tweet

Linda Buchner39. Linda Buchner – @Beyondtheask

“My number one secret to growing my Twitter is analytics. I see what has the most response and try to engage my audience with more things like that. So easy!”

About Linda Buchner: Linda Buchner is an entrepreneur, marketing and communications specialist, engagement strategist, fundraising and development enthusiast with 25+ years in the advertising industry. Linda now helps alternative education programs tell meaningful, transformational stories to unlock.

One secret to growing my Twitter is analytics. I see what has the most response - @beyondtheask Click To Tweet

 Rick Ramos40. Rick Ramos – @Healthjoy

“While I know a lot of people have been able to grow their brand on twitter by curating content, I’m a strong believer that nothing builds a brand and their following than original content. As an example, an article for HealthJoy on Reducing Employee Benefits Cost might take a few hours to produce, but it’s still hugely popular for our niche audience. We got almost 250 shares on just LinkedIn alone, that’s the power of writing to your audience and building a following the correct way.

I post in the afternoon, try to always engage industry influencers within every article and repost my material a few times over the course of each month.”

About Rick Ramos: Rick is the Chief Content Marketing Officer at Healthjoy. A company founded to empower individuals and develop new ways to simplify healthcare.

I’m a strong believer that nothing builds a brand and their following than original content – Rick Ramos Click To Tweet

Noah Kagan41. Noah Kagan – @Noahkagan

“I just have 1 person at each company run the social accounts. Simple.”

About Noah Kagan: Noah Kagan is an American Internet entrepreneur and the founder of AppSumo. He blogs at Okdork.com.

I just have 1 person at each company run the social accounts. Simple – @Noahkagan Click To Tweet

Peter Banerjea42. Peter Banerjea – @Successiswhat

“There are a lot of hacks for growing your influence on Twitter, but most of them won’t work until you get the essential ingredient right. The most important aspect of growing a brand with Twitter is the quality of the content that you produce and share.

But great content does not come out of the blue! Begin by defining your audience clearly and developing a great understanding of their interests. Only then should you go about creating content or curating it. The better your content-persona fit, the more successful your twitter growth will be.”

About Peter Banerjea: Peter Banerjea is Co-Founder and CEO of SuccessIsWhat, a leadership blog and SuccessIsWhat Marketing, a content marketing agency for startups. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, Fast Company, Lifehacker and several other top publications.

Begin by defining your audience clearly – @Successiswhat Click To Tweet

 Tadeusz43. Tadeusz Szewczyk – @Onreact_com

“When you ask for “the #1 secret to growing my Twitter brand while managing a business” I’m not sure I can offer you such a simple explanation. I’m on Twitter for almost a decade by now. There were many factors that contributed to my success on the platform.

Also in recent years I haven’t really been growing my Twitter brand strategically anymore. Why? The modern Twitter algorithm requires dumbing down to the lowest common denominator in order to “succeed” by the numbers. Instead I like to share things I care about.

For example I’d cover Zen meditation insights or ways to deal with climate change. My audience mostly ignores those shares so I get penalized by the algo. I think they are more important than a few more followers or retweets though.

On the other hand I offer social media management services to clients. Thus I still know how you can build and delight your audience on Twitter. The most important success factor is probably my usage of Tweetdeck. I use the advanced Tweetdeck search options extensively.

For example I can see all the tweets that mention my client’s website address, thank them for sharing and/or amplify those tweets. I also automatically search for the topics and keywords that are relevant to me.

Tweetdeck lets me search for [blogging] or [wordpress] and view only the popular updates. Thanks to using Tweetdeck I can spend half an hour a day on Twitter and share, engage, curate, respond and socialize in that short time frame.”

About Tadeusz Szewczyk: Tadeusz helps people with blogs, social media and search. He popularize ideas, people and things. You can visit his website here or read his blog.

Thanks to using Tweetdeck I can spend 30mins a day on Twitter to share, curate, socialize – @Onreact_com Click To Tweet

Donna Moritz44. Donna Moritz – @Sociallysorted

“Early on, to grow my Twitter account, I spent many hours thanking people for sharing my content – and engaging. It was a lot of effort but it paid off. Now as my account is growing, it’s a little difficult to get back to everyone but I try to reply to and engage with as many people as I can.

To make it easier, I use a couple of tools to automate some functions to do with scheduling content, but I NEVER automate engagement. I use SmarterQueue to post new and evergreen content from specific categories, and this tool allows me to change up the content easily and even pause my queue if I need to.

I also use Agorapulse for all engagement and replies and it’s my go-to social media management tool. It allows me to see all my mentions and DMs in the one place so I can be sure to not miss any important responses. The key is to find a balance between some automation (especially if you have a large account) and in-person engagement. It’s the engagement that’s fun on Twitter and it’s also the part that has lead to a lot of opportunities in my business.”

About Donna Moritz: Donna is a Digital Content Strategist with a passion for visual storytelling & founder of award-winning blog, Socially Sorted. She helps businesses leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy, and also a regular speaker and trainer in the marketing and tourism industries internationally. Her blog won Best Business Blog in Australia 2014.

I use a couple of tools to automate some functions to do with scheduling content– @Sociallysorted Click To Tweet

Janice Wald45. Janice Wald – @Mrspaznanski

“I love answering this question since I love sharing my Twitter tools and methods. The method is two-fold. One hand, you don’t want to follow too many people.

If your follower count is greater than the number of people you follow, you will give the appearance of being successful and more people will want to follow you on Twitter. If you don’t follow people back on Twitter, you stand a strong chance of losing them as followers.

The norm on Twitter is to follow people back who follow you.

If you don’t follow them back, it is likely those people will unfollow you to keep their own ratio of followers to people you follow in check. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t necessarily tell you everyone who has followed you since you last used the site. You can’t follow people back if you don’t know they followed you.

Tweepi is a free Twitter tool that will allow you to follow back all the people who have followed you.

It is important you follow people in your blogging niche. I use tools like Commun.IT to tell me who is in my blogging niche. Typing your #niche into the Twitter search bar will also help you find like-minded bloggers. I have grown my Twitter following to over 13,300 within a relatively short time following these methods and using these tools.”

About Janice Wald: Janice is the founder of Mostlyblogging. She is an expert blogger, writer and marketer. The award winning blogger now helps other bloggers generate more traffic through effective promotion.

It is important you follow people in your #blogging niche. I use tools like Commun.IT – @Mrspaznanski Click To Tweet

Michael Babcock46. Michael Babcock – @Payown

“Leverage tools to not spend all your time on twitter, but don’t forget to check in with those who your automation tools are finding to engage with you.”

About Michael Babcock: Michael is the founder of Yourownpay. He is also a podcaster and coaches people how to handle the tech with Podcasts, YouTube videos, and digital e-courses.

Leverage tools to not spend all your time on twitter – @Payown Click To Tweet

Alfred Lua47. Alfred Lua – @Alfred_lua

“My favorite strategy for Twitter is to use a scheduling tool like Buffer and schedule great content to go out consistently. This allows me to maintain a consistent presence on Twitter without having to find and share content manually on a daily basis. More importantly, this gives me the time to engage with others on Twitter and focus on other work.”

About Alfred Lua: Alfred is a content crafter at Buffer and writes for the blog with 1.4 million monthly visits. He now teaches marketers and entrepreneurs how to get better at content marketing. Visit Alfred’s website here.

My favorite strategy for Twitter is to use a scheduling tool like Buffer – @Alfred_lua Click To Tweet

Glen Gilmore48. Glen Gilmore – @Glengilmore

“Share your passion. In the course of doing what you do, find moments to listen to and engage your community, sharing rich content and following up on leads. Take a disciplined approach to weaving social media engagement and follow-up into your day, every day.”

About Glen Gilmore: The strategic consultant in digital marketing, Glen Gilmore has ranked as a Forbes Top 20 “Social Media Power Influencer” two years in a row. Author of “Social Media Law for Business” and contributing author to “Strategic Digital Marketing,” Gilmore provides consultations and customized training to members of the Fortune 500.

Take a disciplined approach to weaving social media engagement & followUp – @Glengilmore Click To Tweet
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Gary Horsman49. Gary Horsman – @Garyphorsman

“I use a number of tools but I think I will comment on something very important and useful as well as saving time.

I use RiteTag to do hashtag research and find it useful in that it provide information on the tweet volume, potential for exposure and also the composition of tweets (tweet with images, and tweet with links for example).

RiteTag also provides some ideas for other hashtags when you do initial research on a specific hashtag. Here is a link to a recent post I wrote on hashtags and with some references to RiteTag too.

About Gary Horsman: Gary Horsman has worked in the area of marketing all over the world. He was in charge of marketing for a major United States Semiconductor manufacturer and stationed in Tokyo, Japan. Gary has taught many classes ranging from technology and software to marketing and sales. Today, Gary helps companies market their products and services.

I use RiteTag to do hashtag research and find it useful – @Garyphorsman Click To Tweet

Raelyn Tan50. Raelyn Tan – @Raelyntan

“My number 1 secret to managing my Twitter is to use the Revive Old Post plugin. It automatically tweets out my old blog posts at regular intervals. This helps to bring steady stream of Twitter traffic to my old posts, and keeps my Twitter account active without any additional effort from me.”

About Raelyn Tan: Raelyn blogs at Raelyntan.com. She provides No-fluff tips for online entrepreneurs to build a profitable blog and business. Join her free Facebook Mastermind Group for insane blog & biz tips.

My number 1 secret to managing my Twitter is to use the Revive Old Post plugin – @Raelyntan Click To Tweet

Shane Barker51. Shane Barker – @Shane_barker

“I try to be as active as possible to keep my Twitter audience engaged and grow my brand on the platform. While this can be a bit challenging, tools like Quuu and Buffer have been super useful in saving time.

Quuu provides me with content suggestions in relevant categories. This saves me a lot of time in figuring out which posts I should share with my audience.

Buffer helps me schedule posts to be tweeted out at the right time when my audience is most likely to be active. I can also use it to monitor the performance of my tweets. In between the scheduled tweets, I still tweet out personally to further improve engagement.”

About Shane Barker: Shane Barker is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in influencer marketing, product launches, sales funnels, targeted traffic, and website conversions. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities. Get a copy of his free Influencer Ebook for brands.

Tools like Quuu and Buffer have been super useful in saving time – @Shane_barker Click To Tweet

Suzi Whitford52. Suzi Whitford – @Startamomblog

“I use a free automatic system through IFTTT to schedule all of my Twitter posts. Here’s a great read on social media automation.”

About Suzi Whitford: Suzi Whitford is an Industrial Engineer and blogger. She shares automation tips, productivity methods, and resource guides to grow your blog while raising a family. She blogs at Startamomblog.com.

I use a free automatic system through IFTTT to schedule all my Twitter posts – @startamomblog Click To Tweet

Brian Jackson53. Brian Jackson – @Brianleejackson

“I have spent many years playing around with Twitter automation and different ways to grow my account. As I got busier and busier with my daily tasks time management became more of an issue. I can thankfully say I have a great system in place which grows my Twitter by 600+ new followers a month and it is completely 100% automated. I do tweet once in a while for fun, but I could now leave for vacation and my Twitter will keep on growing.

Here is my secret, and it’s not that hard. Anyone can do it. I utilize Quuu to share third-party content and then SmarterQueue to share my blog post’s evergreen content. By having a good ratio of third-party content + my content is a secret recipe for success. These are two tools that save me hundreds of hours and generate a lot of great conversations. I now spend time responding to leads on Twitter and no more time wasting time on sharing random content. I’ve made more business relationships on Twitter than any other social network.”

About Brian Jackson: Brian is the Director of Inbound Marketing Strategy at Kinsta. He has a huge passion for WordPress, has been using it for 8+ years, and even develops a couple premium plugins. Brian enjoys blogging, movies, bike rides, and flipping websites. Brian also blogs at Woorkup.

I utilize Quuu to share thirdparty content & SmarterQueue to share my posts – @brianleejackson Click To Tweet

Jeff Bullas54. Jeff Bullas – @Jeffbullas

“You need to automate the sharing of your content on Twitter as much as possible but not the conversations. If you don’t do that you will not get any meaningful work done. I use the Agorapulse tool to send out a tweet every 15 minutes and Social Quant to grow my targeted following”

About Jeff Bullas: Jeff Bullas is a social media speaker, blogger and strategist and content marketing expert. The social media marketing strategist and speaker has been named by Forbes as Top 10 Social Media Influencer and his blog as #1 Global Business Blog.

Automate the sharing of your content on Twitter but not the conversations – @Jeffbullas Click To Tweet

 Chris Makara55. Chris Makara – @Chrismakara

“For me, the best way to save time on Twitter is by automating repetitive tasks. And one of the best ways to manage your brand on Twitter is through social media scheduling.

Sure, it’s no secret that a large majority of Twitter users schedule their tweets. But for me, my secret is to automatically recycle my evergreen updates. It’s one thing to manually schedule the same thing over again and again. But I like to take it one step deeper and re-use my updates. No need to manually schedule the same thing again and again. Just schedule it once and have it recycled automatically for me.

I currently do this with a tool I developed that will automatically recycle your social media content on Buffer. Saves me countless hours each month.”

About Chris Makara: Chris is a digital and social media marketing expert. Since 2003, he has a focus on SEO, Social Media, Automation & Analytics. He is the founder of Bulkly, a social media automation tool for individuals and small businesses. Get amazing social media content on his blog.

The best way to save time on Twitter is by automating repetitive tasks – @Chrismakara Click To Tweet

 Sarah Dudley56. Sarah Dudley – @Sarahdudley3

“You can easily grow your twitter brand in as little as 20 minutes per day; however your community is only as robust as the time you put into it. You must spend equal parts sharing, engaging and actively growing your community. There are many tools to help you with each of these. Tools like TweetedTimes can help you quickly curate content, Hootsuite can help you schedule content, and StatusBrew can help you find like-minded individuals to connect with. When I was working most aggressively to grow my twitter community, I was dedicating 30 minutes per day to scheduling posts and finding up to 100 new people to connect with. Then at opportune times throughout the day – in between sets at the gym, sitting in traffic, when I’m sitting on the couch watching TV, I could check in and engage more directly with my community.”

About Sarah Dudley: Sarah is the founder of Marketingmacros and content marketer at IBM Watson Internet of Things. Get great digital and content marketing tips on her blog.

I was dedicating 30mins/day to scheduling posts & finding up to 100 new pple – @Sarahdudley Click To Tweet

 John Aguiar57. John Paul Aguiar – @JohnAguiar

“For me, I like to be active when growing my Twitter following. Plus I like to do it manually, to guarantee I get Targeted and Active followers, since for me, it is about the quality of my followers that I care about and NOT the numbers.

To grow a Twitter following quickly and correctly, you need to start with being active, share quality helpful and targeted content on a regular basis. Be available to reply to comments and answer questions.

Added to that you want to be active and following 200 people a day and monitor your results.”

About John Paul Aguiar: John is an Expert Blogging Entrepreneur and Marketer. He helps bloggers build successful blogging businesses through Coaching, Consulting, Tips, Tricks and Tools. Covering topics like driving traffic, twitter marketing, social media and Internetmarketing.

I like to be active when growing my Twitter following. Plus I like to do it manually – @JohnAguiar Click To Tweet

Cammi Pham58. Cammi Pham – @Cammipham

“Understand your content, look into your analytics to find what performs best. The sweet spot is the type of content that you enjoy to produce and your followers enjoy seeing and engaging with. The life of a tweet is pretty short. It is alright to retweet your best content. Buffer is great to retweet your old tweet. Don’t rebuffer a tweet but buffer retweet an old tweet. This allows you to accumulate engagement on 1 piece of content. It will help with increasing reach and engagement.”

About Cammi Pham: Cammi is a cofounder at ThinkRenegade. She accidentally fell into digital marketing when she founded and ran an environmental nonprofit at the age of 17. Cammi is a Medium Top Contributor and Quora Top Writer and have been featured on BBC, Business Insider, Adweek, Yahoo, Lifehacker and more.

Understand your content, look into your analytics to find what performs best – @Cammipham Click To Tweet

Aaron OrendorffAaron Orendorff – @iconiContent

“My big secret is Quuu.co. Quuu is a hand-curated automation platform for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn (although, I only use the Twitter side). Hand-curated means the Tweets they automatically send to my Buffer account are legit: high-quality, original, and pre-sorted according to the topics my audience and I care about. I also use Quuu Promote to get my own content into rotation. It’s been an absolutely game changer. The tools simplify my own sharing and have incredible reach and engagement through the promotions. It’s automation that feels human”

About Aaron Orendorff: Aaron is the founder of iconiContent. He has been featured in Forbes’ Top 25 Marketing Influencers. He is also the Content Marketer at Shopify Plus. Orendorff has written for top publications like Mashable, Entrepreneur, Life Hacker and more.

My big secret is Quuu.co. It’s Automation that feels human - @IconiContent Click To Tweet

Veronica Stoddart60. Veronica Stoddart – @Wanderlust

“The easiest way for me to tweet something informative every day, without wasting much time, is to curate items from the numerous travel e-newsletters that I read on a daily basis. They provide an overview of the travel industry news of the day, which makes great content to share on Twitter. It’s painless, fast and seamless — and may have helped make me one of the top 16 leaders in hospitality to follow on Twitter.”

About Veronica Stoddart: Stoddart is an award-winning editorial executive and content strategist. She is also the former travel editor-in-chief of USA TODAY. She is a Travel editor & content marketing consultant. You can visit Veronica’s website here.

The easiest way for me to tweet sth informative, w/o wasting time, is to curate - @wanderlust Click To Tweet

Chris Lee61. Chris Lee – @Rankxl

“If you don’t have a big network already built up, start by following everyone you want to network with and participating in discussions they’re in. Twitter is great for that. Anyone can join in on the conversation.

Get on their radar. Share their stuff. Mention them.

It’s not hard.

If you want more followers, start sharing interesting content.

My favorite kinds are updates and personal thoughts and opinions. I normally don’t care about people who treat their Twitter only as an RSS feed. I can just go their blog for that stuff.

What I love are people who share things they don’t normally share on their blog – little blurbs about what they think about something, or quick updates on what they’re working on.

Unfortunately, not many people do that.

I haven’t been active on Twitter much for RankXL, but it’s a goal of mine to start networking and being more active next year.”

About Chris Lee: Chris Lee has been working in the digital marketing industry for 8 years. You can learn more about him on his blog, RankXL.

If you don't have a big network already built up, follow everyone you want to network with - @rankxl Click To Tweet

Rebekah Radice62. Rebekah Radice – @RebekahRadice

“When it comes to online marketing, Twitter’s 140-character format offers a short and sweet way to get your message out. But finding a balance between growth and management can be a challenge. I use the native Twitter app to quickly scroll through my notifications, see what I missed while I was gone, and respond to mentions.

All you need is 5 minutes: go to “Home,” to see new tweets – find 1-2 your audience would find relevant and retweet, then go to notifications and scroll – respond to 2-3 that comment or respond to one of your tweets, now look at who retweeted – click through to 5 and follow who’s relevant. Now keep it going.

The key to success is in the conversation!”

About Rebekah Radice: Rebekah is the founder and CMO at RadiantLa. She is also an Entrepreneur, Author and speaker. The social media expert hosts an amazing podcast, brand authority, and also shares her expertise on her blog.

All you need is 5 minutes to see new tweets. The key to success is in the conversation! - @rebekahradice Click To Tweet

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Comments ( 13 )

  1. ReplyGladson
    Wow! This is Great, I must say I'm very impressed keep it up
  2. ReplyRyan Biddulph
    Hi Simon, Thanks for sharing my thoughts among these pros. Ryan
    • ReplyAuthorSimon Zaku
      Thanks a lot, Ryan! It's an honor to have your words here.
  3. ReplyThe Blind Blogger Maxwell Ivey
    Hi Simon; Thanks for curating such a huge post with advice from so many top bloggers. I imagine the point of the post was for us readers to click on the links and read more suggestions from contributors that resonated with us. However, I would have loved it if we could have gotten two paragraphs from each. Its hard to get a good impression from so few words. But I can't view the images that I am assuming go along with each contributor or that show up next to the links. I am happy to be part of the community and to have been able to connect you with Michael Babcock. Hoping your next round up will be a better fit for me Wishing you much success, Max
    • ReplyAuthorSimon Zaku
      A lot of these experts are super busy so they could only provide few words. Thanks a lot, Max. Simon.
  4. ReplyKasey Luck
    Wow, such a comprehensive list from some of the most prominent online marketers today! I found a few new tips for myself, so thank you so much, Simon, for putting it together (and thanks for including me!)
    • ReplyAuthorSimon Zaku
      Thanks!!!... A lot too, Kasey. So honored to have you on this list. :)
  5. ReplyJonathan Nuñez
    First, thank you for including me on the list, Simon. Second, I learned many things I haven't thought of and will make sure test right away. Still, there's a problem with noise on Twitter since most people keep treating the platform as if it was early 2015. Things have changed and the approach we used to have doesn't work anymore (at least not as effectively). I hope more people treat it as it was intended to be. A conversational platform. Have a great day, wish you nothing but the best. Blessings, Jonathan
    • ReplyAuthorSimon Zaku
      Thanks too, Jonathan! It's true a lot of strategies that used to work doesn't work today which is exactly why I started this blog. A good example is automating engagements (or interactions). Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Jonathan.
  6. ReplyRob Powell
    Thanks for including me Simon! It's a great roundup you've pot together! I like the way you included a Click to Tweet for each participant - great idea! All the best, Rob.
    • ReplyAuthorSimon Zaku
      Thanks, Rob. And thanks for participating too :) Simon.
  7. ReplyArvind Kumar
    Hi Simon, Even I am using Hootsuite for scheduling post on scoial networking sites like Facebook twitter etc. These automation tool really decreases lot of time...Buffer also works great for scheduling tweets...!!great informative post ..thanks for sharing...!!!
    • ReplyAuthorSimon Zaku
      Thanks for the comment, Arvind. Yes hootsuite & buffer are absolutely great though Ive not tried hootsuite yet. Hope to see you around here again :)