So what’s next? The last step involves Gmail (assuming you have it), it’s not required however it’s just a check up to see if your message has been sent out correctly.
1) Click “Settings” in your gmail – Top right corner2) Select “Filters” tab3) “Create New Filter” – if it’s your first time4) Fill in these in the blanks:So here are your TweetLater do’s and don’ts:1. Use Tweetlater To Automate Your Social Networking, Not Your Selling. I know, it’s tempting to put a link back to your site, your free special report, your sales page, etc in an automated reply. A link in an automated social networking reply stands out like peanut butter jelly time. Resist the temptation to use an auto-reply to promote. It sends the wrong message to your new contacts. Trust me, I hate it too as it is too impersonal.2. Make Your “Thank You” Message Sound Like a Real Person Hmm, you’re scratching your head now. “If I can’t plug my website, then what the heck do I put in this auto-reply?” How about “Thanks for the follow!” or “Great to connect with you!”. Take off your sales helmet for a moment and release the need to nab a prospect. You have no idea how relationships are going to pan out on Twitter, so slow it down! Remember, it’s called SOCIAL networking for a reason. So go on, be sociable!3. Be “Real” With Your Post Dated Tweets I’m not against creating post-dated Tweets, but be careful how you phrase them. Usually when I see a motivational quote with no other conversation around it, or a stand-alone shout for a sales page, I can tell it’s an automated Tweet and I skip it automatically like many others. If you’re going to load up several post-dated Tweets, throw in a few that are not promotional. Send out a Happy Birthday message, or a good morning greeting, or a link to someone else’s blog post. If all your posts are simply pre-loaded marketing messages, then you’ll come out bad. You’ll come across as a person who is only there to sell, not a person there to connect with you.
5) Click “Next Step”6) Check on the box “Forward it to”7) Fill in the box (email address) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- From: twitter.com
- Subject: is now following you on Twitter
- Has the words: is now following you on Twitter
When you comment on this article, let me know if you use TweetLater or any special tips you have for other readers. Thanks – Mark.