Yesterday I talked about who I follow on Twitter. But a more important question might be, who don’t I follow? Why wouldn’t I follow you?
Once a week I look at my new followers. This is when I make my decision about whether or not I am going to follow them.
10 Reasons I won’t follow back:
- Your account is obviously Spam
If you follow hundreds, or thousands of people and only have 2 tweets. Yeah…spam.
- Zero engagement
If all your tweets are about spreadng your message and there are no interactions with other people, then I am not interested in following you.
- Inappropriate content
If your content is not suitable for my network.
- All you do is sell
Even if you engage with people, but all you try to do is sell, that tells me you are not here for the relationships.
- Your tweets are abrasive
If your tweets are aggressive or generally rude….not following
- Not interesting
If your profile is not in my field and is not a topic that interests me, or if your tweets are really boring. I have followed many people who do not tweet about topics I am interested in, but because their tweets are engaging or funny, I will follow.
- You generally make no sense
If your tweets don’t make sense, i.e. the sentence structure is really badly worded, for example: you dun not cuz we R friends. No, we’re not.
- I don’t speak your language
If I don’t speak your language I am not going to follow you. In case you are wondering, there are three languages I will follow.
I don’t like it when people advertise on their Twitter. If I see that you do a lot of paid tweets, I won’t follow you.
- Bad Bio
If your bio is bad, off-putting or not engaging this can be a deciding factor.