4 ways of Giving Thanks to your followers.

This week millions of Canadians will be spending time with their families and friends enjoying a turkey and celebrating Thanksgiving.

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Our followers became our friends and family when they clicked the Follow button. They are with us everyday—reading, sharing our content and making our products and services more profitable. Appreciation is one thing that really motivates them, so even a simple “thank you” can go a long way.

This week I have prepared a list of 4 effective ways to give thanks your follower.

1- Say THANK YOU. “Thank you” can be an incredibly powerful pair of words, especially if the person you are thanking really needs to hear them, or is not expecting them.

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If you are a company or an individual and someone tweets your content, it is good practice to acknowledge their tweet and show your appreciation through a re-tweet, along with a message. It is hard work, but building a relationship involves personal interaction.

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Thank you @DigiShopfront

Avoid saying “Thanks for following me. Looking forward to reading your tweets!” This has been overused and can be misunderstood. Add something unique that creates meaningful content. Give meaning to your Thanks!

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2- Follow them back. Are you one of those individuals who thinks that following lots of people reflects poorly on your online presence?

Social Media has changed. Our followers know about this digital world; they know their own value and they know we need them.

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Show them you are interested in maintaining the relationship. You already have them—don´t lose them.

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 2-Give gifts. Everyone loves gifts, and your followers are not an exception. Giving thanks with a special gift will make them feel special. Promotional office products or product samples from your company are very much appreciated by your fans.

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3- Read their posts and engage with them about a shared interest. Genuine interactions are a good way to say thank you and show that we care.

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Sources: @BigMommaSoul 

4- Be Encouraging. Know your followers—read them and you will find that important things happens in their lives everyday. Genuine gestures of compassion will create the loyalty from your followers that your brand needs.

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Thanks to @MOSKALelectric @DaniGirlK

Social media is about building meaningful relationships to show to your audience that they are important. Consider these four steps while interacting with your followers and it´s downhill from there!

Do you have any other “thanks giving” tips to add? Please share them in the comments below!

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Source: Century 21 Bradley Amanda and Jared Christiansen

 Thank you for reading, and if you haven’t connected with me on social media yet, check me out on Twitter and Google+.

If this is your first time reading my blog, I invite you to check out my other posts and comment on them.

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Mia


No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. James Allen


A very special Thank you to:

A. Steinberg Your help is priceless.

@UrvashiDM Ours chat on Friday meant a lot. Thank you very much.

@PRMM_UW Hermana, you are unique, and I love you.

@BenRogersWPG Your little gesture changed my day. Thanks

 

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “4 ways of Giving Thanks to your followers.

  1. Completely agree with each point you made in this post. I love how you tied it in with Thanksgiving, very creative!
    I only follow back people I genuinely have an interest in – and completely ignore the account if they have followed 75,000+ people – that’s just too many people and makes it feel less “special” when you receive their follow.

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