Social Media

Going Hot on Twitter

January 6, 2009

For about the past two months, I tend to get 3-4 new followers a day on Twitter. It’s not something I particularly care about because, as Mack Collier has eloquently said, the size of your Twitter following doesn’t really matter. And I agree with that. Better to have a small group of passionate followers (i.e., friends) than a large group that doesn’t engage in the Twitter experience.

Well, in the past couple days, my Twitter following has jumped by like 50 people. Here’s a look at my IN box today:

twitter followers

I have no idea why this is happening. I was listed on this post about SEO gurus on Twitter (even though I’m hardly a “guru”), but can that explain the entire increase? I’m sure that’s some of it, but I also think it may be from people reading my articles on Search Engine Land and clicking through to learn more about me. (This article and this one have both been pretty popular.)

Whatever it is, it’s crazy. Would be cooler if some Tri-Cities residents were part of the mix, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.


  • Reply Mani Karthik January 6, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for the plug Matt, Hope the list gives you some followers too.


  • Reply Todd Mintz January 7, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Matt, check out …that might have something to do with it…it’s definitely brought a lot of folks to me recently.

  • Reply Dev Basu January 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Hey Matt,

    My twitter followers jumped by close to 200 over a 2-3 day period when a post I wrote on SEJ got retweeted by the liks of @guykawasaki @mitchjoel @copyblogger and a few other tweeters. Since then, I’ve averaged atleast 10 new followers every day I’d say. MrTweet is a phenomenal tool to find new people to follow as well.


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