One of the biggest mistakes that newcomers make on Twitter is setting auto messages to be sent to new followers. It’s something that drives most tweeters crazy. The auto messages usually say something like “Thanks for following me! I look forward to reading your tweets!” Or, they say “Thanks for following me. You can learn more by visiting my website www……..”

Never forget that social media is about being social. That means YOU interacting. Setting up an auto message for every new follower is a huge #fail. It’s not authentically social. It’s robot-generated spam. If you are truly thankful for someone following you, send a personal tweet. Make a real connection that’s sincere. Don’t go trying to shove a website url down someone’s throat as soon as they follow you.