I got a tip from a friend of mine to start using Crowdfire to gain more Twitter followers. Generally I don’t like that whole follow/unfollow game, but it seems that it actually works, when done right. Crowdfire offers some simple tools, with which you can easily follow a certain kind of audience. You can “copy followers” from other bands and search people by the hashtags they’ve used in their tweets. Crowdfire also has very handy unfollowing tools to help you clean up inactive followers or other people who are playing the follow/unfollow game.
Yes, it feels pointless to follow hundreds of people, and unfollow as many. It feels like a very cheap way to seek attention. But if you do it right, it can help you with your YouTube music video views. The key is to have your video pinned on your Twitter feed, and also have a link to your video in the profile text. When you follow people, they will be interested in checking out your who you are and what you do. A video can introduce you quickly, and they can easily decide if they want to follow you back.
I have only tested this method for a few days, so I can’t really tell if it’s effective or not, or worth the effort. It seems to have some impact, so I will continue experimenting. Of course we’re simultaneously creating lots of actual music and new music videos. Running a band is a full-time job, and I wish that I could actually put all my efforts in it, but for now I need to keep on making money by creating websites for other people. An update to Unzyme.com is long overdue, this design is already about 2,5 years old, which is a lifetime in web development.
Right now I’m concentrating mostly on blogging instead of any social media, because this website is the only place where I can decide on everything, and post anything I want, not having to worry about any algorithms (other than the search engines’ crawler bots).
Have you had any success with Crowdfire?