Why You Shouldn’t Auto Retweet Your Own Tweets

Why You Shouldn’t Auto Retweet Your Own Tweets

If you want to grow your twitter following, it’s as simple as getting people to engage with your content.

But that means you need to train them to actually engage with your content.

That means, out of all the tweets on someone’s timeline, they need to see your tweet and want to stop and read more.

It’s tempting to use a service to auto retweet your own tweets. 

After all, we’re human! We have busy lives! We want to earn money while we sleep. We want to think we can depend on an app to make it easy for us. 

But it’s not that easy. 

If you want to train your audience to stop not scroll, you need to keep them interested in your content. You do not want your audience to see you retweeting your own tweets constantly. You do not want your audience to get bored with you.

If you want to create a real connection with your customers and create super fans that will share everything you create, you have to actually create a real connection.

Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t auto retweet your own tweets.

Twitter could ban your account

Twitter itself says that automated retweets often leads to “negative user experiences, and bulk, aggressive or spammy retweeting is a violation.” 

Twitter might suspend your account or even filter your tweets from search results. You might be retweeting your tweets and Twitter is punishing you without you even knowing.

Be careful what apps you use. Only you are responsible for staying within the rules of Twitter. Twitter says:

You are ultimately responsible for the actions taken with your account, or by applications associated with your account. Before authorizing a third-party application to access or use your account, make sure you've thoroughly investigated the application and understand what it will do. 

Is it worth the risk to your account to share some old tweets?

Not to mention, if you have a ‘retweet for retweet’ deal with another user and use an app for that, that’s blatantly breaking Twitter’s rules!

You lose your core followers

As you use CrowdFox, you’ll start to build super fans. Super fans are your most engaged fans who hang onto every word you tweet and check your profile religiously.

But once you have these fans, you can easily lose them by retweeting your old tweets. 

Think about how you use Twitter.

When you see someone retweeting old content over and over, you start to tune out, right? You get tired of seeing the same content. 

You want to teach your followers to stop, and not scroll on by your content. 

Your followers might have retweets turned off anyway

Twitter allows users to turn off retweets

You might be paying a service to auto retweet your tweets, and your followers might have already gotten sick of that and turned off retweets for your account already.

While individuals have to turn off retweets for one account at a time right now, it’s very possible they’ll change the feature in the future to turn off retweets completely. 

You risk being mass muted or unfollowed

It takes very little for followers to start to tune out to our content.

One tweet can be the difference between a mass of new followers or a mass of current followers that will click that unfollow button. 

If you fill up someone’s timeline because you rely on auto retweets, it’s likely they will unfollow you or mute you. 

It’s easy to replicate how our potential customers think on Twitter if you only track your own behavior. When you’ve unfollowed someone in the past, think about the reason why

For many people, they’ll find someone they want to follow and they’ll happily read their tweets and engage. But if the account starts to go downhill in quality, it’s just one click away from an unfollow.

And finally.. 

Retweeting your own tweets isn’t authentic

Auto retweeting your own content over and over again will teach your core followers to tune out your content. You aren’t sharing as you go. You aren’t learning and growing from your content.

As you create more and more content, you’ll start to learn what works. And what doesn’t. If you’re always retweeting the same tweets, you aren’t sharing your authentic journey.

But with a small caveat.. You should schedule a retweet 6-12 hours later to reach more of your audience. What you shouldn’t do is retweet your own content so much that you become a tweeting parrot. 

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