Do you know which types of Twitter accounts to follow? With over 550 million accounts on Twitter, it can be difficult to know which types of Twitter accounts can help and hurt your Twitter influence.
Knowing who to follow
For those of you who think it doesn’t matter who you follow on Twitter, it does.
For starters, there is the Twitter ratio that limits how many people you can follow at one time.
The way this works is if you follow too many people and they don’t follow you back, Twitter can block you from following more people until you gain new followers.
This is one reason why it is important to follow users who will follow you back and retweet your content.
If you follow a bunch of people who won’t ever interact with you, they’re essentially just taking up space in your Twitter stream.
For example, while you may follow certain celebrities on Twitter, don’t expect them to follow you back. At the same time, don’t expect them to ever retweet your content or mention you on Twitter.
As I mentioned, you also want to be sure to follow Twitter accounts that will follow you back. These are important because when they follow you, they are going to then see your tweets in their Twitter stream and hopefully retweet you, pushing your tweets out to their followers.
The more you tweet good content and they retweet it, the better chance you have of growing your influence on Twitter as a result.
So what types of Twitter accounts are out there and which one’s should you be following?
Here’s a breakdown on 7 types of Twitter accounts to follow (and not follow).
- The Social Star
- The Butterfly
- The Distant Star
- The Private Eye
- The Cycler
- The Listener
- The Egghead
Let’s learn more about each of these types of Twitter accounts to follow (and not follow).