Over the holidays I conducted an experiment of sorts. I wanted to find out if my Followers on Twitter would continue to increase even if I didn’t tweet. Overall I tweeted about once a day.
I enjoyed the break from tweeting, by the way, but that’s another posting…
My follower count stayed FLAT. I mean, like flat as a Kansas interstate.
Now I do think that I pick up and drop followers every day as I don’t follow-back everyone who follows me (see Mike’s Twitterism’s in this blog) and so some will drop off naturally if I don’t follow back. But the net effect was a big, fat ZERO.
As soon as I started tweeting again my follower count started picking up.
Just a handy tip for you to know – tweeting leads to followers. Here’s a link to an interesting study from Hubspot related to the topic of number of tweets for the optimum number of followers – http://bit.ly/7vB8q0
So what about all those people we see with hundreds of followers and no tweets? Or maybe they have tweeted once? I think they are most likely bots or they are buying followers, etc.