Twitter Search is a great tool for helping you build more targeted twitter followers. Basically you can search for people that are talking about your market, product or interest, engage them in conversation and voila they are more likely to follow you and be interested in what you have to say. A great and simple way to have more twitter followers using a free twitter tool!
Here is a great video explaining what twitter search is and how it works – Twitter Search in plain English:
There are many twitter tools out there that have various functions and that i use, I have used this particular tool for a while now to provide me with keyword alerts among other things. What is a keyword alert? Well basically lets say you have a pet shop business, and you are interested in people that are talking about cat food or looking for cat food (random example i know – forgive me). What you would do is use this twitter tool to tell you everyone that has mentioned the words “cat food” in the last 24 hours. This is a keyword alert. You can then find and follow people that are in your target market or answer a question that they might have which will gain you popularity and trust in your target market.
For example using the tool, you might get a keyword alert that says : Sue says “what is the best cat food for my cat?” – you could answer saying, the brand “LastNightsLeftovers” is not only popular with cats but has more vitamins and minerals than any other catfood, only 5 stores sell it and I can help you get it. I know I know silly example but you get the point
The twitter tool I use is called socialoomph and has been pretty cool in automating a lot of the tasks that i conduct on twitter. From automating my direct messaging, to auto-following people that follow me and even scheduling tweets to go out at a certain time.
This is also a key strategy in getting a lot of targeted twitter followers, because by helping people that are relevant to you in your target market, you build followers that are interested in what you have to say Anyhow this video is a little demonstration of how the keyword alert works.
Whats funny as you will notice in the video, I planned to show you how i would reply to someone that was asking a question online and for some reason the day i was filming, my keyword alert only had people promoting affiliate offers!!! Doh! And no-one asking a real question (which sometimes happens). Anyhow i think it still demonstrates pretty well how to get a keyword alert and hope that you find it useful