So Twitter emailed me to suggest I try out their ads feature.. so I thought, why not? Let’s give it a go…
I set my budget at $20 USD and decided to just promote my account without promoted tweets.
I picked $5 a day, $2.50 max bid so the campaign ran for 4 days.
Over the 4 days I had 26,517 impressions and gained 58 followers. Of those followers 5 or so were spammy accounts, but the rest were actual people, with real tweets. So nowhere near as cheap as the buy followers, but they’ve actually genuinely decided to follow me.
Through those 4 days I picked up (and lost a few of) 70 followers. More than usual which suggests that Twitter is missing some of the follows, perhaps people are going to my profile before following?
Verdict? Seems like a fairly cost effective way of gaining more “interaction”. Geez I sound like a “social media expert” now… but seriously. Seems to work.
I paid between $2 and $0.15 per follower. Would be interested to see how they work that out!