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How to Automate Twitter with TweetLater

September 29th, 2008 posted by · 4 Comments

If you want to cash in on new Twitter followers, send them an automatic message once they start following you. You can offer them a free eBook, pass on a link to your site or promote whatever else you wish. Currently (and by default), Twitter doesn’t offer any sort of automatic reply once someone starts following you.

I discovered there was a way to do this though when I started following @chrisgarrett (co-author of the ProBlogger book) and he sent a message to me immediately.

The service used to do such a thing is called TweetLater and it’s completely free. Here’s a look at how you can set this up.

As you can see, you can set up the option to automatically send a direct message to new followers and you can specify what you want to say. This service directly links to your Twitter account

Another neat option that’s available to you is the ability to send out a future “tweet” to all of your followers on a specific date and set time. You could even wish everyone a Merry Christmas on Dec. 25th if you wanted to. 🙂

If you’re not already doing so, follow me on Twitter.

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4 Comments so far
  1. Patel MyAvatars 0.2

    Awesome tool, it seems. I would personally write a Tweet about Merry Christmas though. haha
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  2. Joyce Jacobsen MyAvatars 0.2

    Thanks for the tip on using Tweet. Big time saver, but I still like to click on each follower and get to know them. Blessings.

    Joyce Jacobsen

  3. Jamie Harrop MyAvatars 0.2

    Hey Chris,

    That looks like a very useful tool. I’m really surprised it hasn’t been promoted more on blogs. Or maybe it has and I’ve just been living under a rock. 🙂

    Thanks for mentioning it, Chris.


  4. Kettlewell MyAvatars 0.2

    I’ve been searching for 2 weeks for this!! Thanks for blogging about it!

    Matt Kettlewell