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Know Your Audience: 3 Things to Remember When Networking

Yesterday I received this comment though the contact page on my blog:

Message Body:
Hi!

I just visited your website and I’m quite impressed! I was wondering if you have a Twitter account for your business? If you do, can you let me know your username?

I just posted a link to your site on my Facebook wall to encourage others to have a peek. As a word of advice, I would suggest you to utilize social media sites to get more visits. I’ve personally been promoting my business and blogs on Twitter and Facebook and getting a lot of traffic from that. I’ve also been using a company called Famepack: (link was here) to increase my followers and likes. Have a look, it might be valuable to you as well.

Anyway, If you have a Twitter account, let me know so I can follow you and give you a shoutout on my Twitter page.

Thanks!

Andy Moore

The obvious here – he is “quite impressed” with my website but wondered if I have a Twitter account. Anyone who has known me, even a little bit, know how absurd this is.

Here are 3 things to remember when trying to network:

  1. Never automate your communications – don't auto DM new followers on Twitter, don't send ridiculous messages though websites like the above, etc. The exception here is of course eNews that people have signed up for.
  2. Volume doesn't win – Just because you have thousands of Twitter followers (you can get 25k for $100 from the company above) doesn't mean your successful. The goal is meaningful conversations not numbers.
  3. Make it personal – People want to read/watch/respond to what is personal and meaningful to them.
– Reed

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Reed Smith

4 Responses

  1. I am not even sure where to beging on this one…oh, JUST READ THE BLOG. 🙂

  2. I received that same email today. I pasted it into Google and your article showed up.