One of the most important things you can do to help grow your Twitter account with active, engaging followers is to leverage the followers that your competitors already have. Other Twitter accounts’ followers are publicly available and there are various tools for helping you use that information to grow your own account and brand.
In particular, Who Unfollowed Me Site provides a Copy Followers feature that is miles above the rest in terms of functionality, ease of use, and feedback. There you can lookup the followers of another Twitter user and see not just their basic profile information, but derived information such as tweets per day, follower ratio, days since last tweet, and several others.
This information can be used to filter out the results of your competitor’s followers to find the specific type of people you want to gain as followers and potential customers. This can be done in a variety of ways but a sure fire way to get some of your competitor’s followers to follow you is the following:
- Lookup at least 5,000 of your competitor’s followers
- Filter out egg profile pictures, protected accounts, accounts with no tweets, people you already follow, and people you have unfollowed in the past
- Set a filter on the desired language, a minimum of 200 followers, a filter on days since last tweet of a maximum of 3 days, and a filter on the follower ratio between 0.9 and 1.05.
- Follow 50 users from this list each and every day
The filters for the Copy Followers feature are simple to use, automatically update the table, and persist between sessions.
At this point, as you follow more users, the app keeps track on how many of these users follow you back so you can get a good idea on the return you’re getting for your efforts. If you’re getting 25% of the people you follow to follow you back, then you are doing well considering these are targeted, active users who are likely to be interested in your brand.
Few services provide the granular control over copying the followers of another Twitter as is available on Who Unfollowed Me Site, so check it out.