5 Ways a Twitter Bot Can Help You Get More Followers
Also known as “autofollow” bots, bots are allowed to follow other accounts based on certain criteria. Criteria include those who are tweeting about a hashtag or topic, use certain keywords, or are members of a list. If they are carefully designed and targeted, autofollow bots can be extremely effective at growing an audience.
When you get a new follower, it can really cement the relationship if you follow them back. Unfortunately, the twitter follower view makes it a bit difficult to track down which of your followers you need to follow back. Bots can easily maintain and search lists of followers and follows and match them up automatically for you.
When a new person follows you, it is polite to say thank you. But if you have a large following, it can be very difficult to remember who you’ve thanked and who you haven’t. You can get rid of the guesswork by having a bot handle the messages for you. Most services allow you to customize the message you send as well, so you could do a bit of marketing while saying thank you.