What’s Your Twitter Stock Price?

Being almost 6 months into Twitter, there are a lot of things that I’ve learned:

  • How not to promote my blog
  • My ability to be succinct is actually a good thing, especially on Twitter
  • I hate the “follow me, I’ll follow back” policy…

And Twitter users are like stock market stocks.  Yes — your twitter account has a stock price.  It’s not a dollar amount, rather how your potential followers evaluate your worthiness to be followed.

I think every experienced Twitter user has a method of deciding who they follow for maximum return (in this case followers) — similar to a stock broker deciding which stocks to buy and sell.

In general, power Twitter users fall into categories of stock:  Penny stocks, Blue Chip, and IPOs.


penny stock

Penny Stocks

Policy:

Follow Everyone to Get Followed Back

Twitter account traits:

  • Thousands of followers
  • Has a high ratio of mutual followers
  • Will unfollow you if you don’t follow them within a certain period of time

Hates:

Not being followed back – typically includes “Team Follow Back” in their profile.

Chance of being followed back: 95%


blue chip stock

Blue Chips

Policy:

Follow people in a certain niche

Twitter account traits:

  • High number of niche tweets
  • Retweets a lot of tweets
  • Swears by “who to follow” recommendations
  • Will unfollow you if you stop having something to offer

Hates: 

People who tweet the same self-serving articles every other day

Chance of being followed back: 50% – You may or may not be followed back, depends on what you have to offer.  


IPOs

Policy:

They follow who they want to and will always have people who follow them

How You Can Spot One:

  • Has a verified account – Typically a celebrity or other high profile person
  • Has thousands of followers
  • Not following very many
  • Has a high number of retweets

Hates:

Twitter users who constantly try to name drop to get their attention

Chance of being followed back5% – You probably won’t get followed back, but if you do, your stock will rise as well

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Do you know how your stock is perceived?  What is your Twitter value?

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2 responses to “What’s Your Twitter Stock Price?

  1. Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for
    a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

    • Definitely go with a free platform. WordPress is super simple to use.

      But, they say the best way to start blogging in by getting a Twitter account. By Tweeting, you can throw your ideas into the ether and see what resonates with people. Those popular topics can become blog posts!

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