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Do Not Buy Twitter Followers

11 December 2014
social media strategy

At Glicky, we will be pro-actively buying a Twitter follower or two. Maybe more. This is part of a Social Media experiment. You might call it a PR Stunt. Either way, we don’t advise any businesses to follow suit.

We don’t want to glamorise making your business hugely noticeable via Social Media. That would not be a good example to set. Publicity is a terrible, terrible thing. You do not want to go there. Instead, we will go there, and tell you what it was like. We’re nice like that.

We will be keeping you updated weekly on our progress. You can follow the hullabaloo, the loving and the hating, and the usual reactions on Twitter using the hashtag #glickly.

By the way, we hate any kind of confrontational reactions too. So in hindsight, it’s probably best if this whole thing is forgotten about. Yeah, keep it reaaaaly quiet please.

#glickly

30 responses to Do Not Buy Twitter Followers

  • StartComDigitalSolutions says on January 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Hi- nice site you’ve got going here. Good luck with the PR!

    StartCom Digital Solutions

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  • Rosaria Sherraden says on January 21, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I cant say that I agree, but at least you are being honest about it. More and more I see this kind of thing happening on Facebook and YouTube and all of those other things. I don’t think it works in the end

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    • Glickly says on January 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      I beg to differ. Things getting very busy round here recently.

      Reply
  • Freddie Ahlheim says on January 20, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hello Glickly,

    we will be doing an article on social media/stories in our magazine next month. Can we add a link on our blog to this article please? I guess you’re not going to have a problem with that lol.

    As per usual, we won’t be giving any previews, so you’ll just have to wait and see what we say about your business.

    Thank you in advance,
    Freddie

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  • Randy Blasengame says on January 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I cannot believe that you are actually telling people about this! Well done dude … rock ‘n’ roll

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  • Porsche Rodricks says on January 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Self-promotion is the only way to go. Who else is going to tell people about your products? I tried advertising for about six months… It was expensive and it didn’t work. Google and Facebook rely on activity on the social networks. It’s what gives them more revenue. They are only too happy to turn a blind eye to all of the false traffic and videos on YouTube. And the same goes for Twitter.

    If the self promoters and the people who are just trying to give themselves an edge, stopped doing what they are doing, the Internet would be like a forking ghost town. -PR

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    • Glickly says on January 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I agree entirely with you. Old methods of promotion are becoming obsolete as more people go online to check out businesses and products.

      Reply
  • Shanel Krystofiak says on January 17, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Sorry my English is not good. I see you are on right path to getting to the top. I do not know any company what are not using all the social media to their benefit.

    I feel that if my product is good enough, people will enjoy finding me on Google and finding my business to. Personal, I have been rewarded nicely over the use.

    Bye bye

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  • Blaine Kecker says on January 9, 2015 at 4:14 am

    First of all, I rock. Second of all, you rock.

    I am Blaine-

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    • Glickly says on January 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Ehhh, thanks!?

      Reply
  • Donald Wittich says on January 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

    hello- we have been doing this for years. Everybody has. Usually it helps. You’ll always get people who disagree, let them wallow in pity when they see your company taking off. I saw that a few months ago showing that 40% of Facebook activity is done by Bots (not real people)… Why aren’t I surprised. Some people just do not know how to promote themselves

    -Don

    (P.S. like your website!)

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    • Glickly says on January 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Don-

      Reply
  • Otto Maisch says on January 6, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Some things never change

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  • Rocky Stlawrence says on January 5, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Liking the use of sarcasm here. LOL

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  • Hassan Todt says on January 3, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    The reality is that people have been doing this since the start of time. Politicians do it all the time. It’s nothing new people, get WITH it -H

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    • Glickly says on January 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Hear, hear!

      Reply
  • Dionne Heinemeyer says on December 31, 2014 at 6:50 am

    This is disgraceful. This is blatant abuse of social media.

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    • Glickly says on January 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you for your comment. I don’t share your analysis of the situation.

      Reply
  • Val Garant says on December 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I’ll be checking here again in a few weeks to see how this worked out for you.

    -Val

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    • Glickly says on January 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

      It’s going pretty good so far!

      Reply
  • Karren Squiers says on December 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Hi

    we are new to all this kind of stuff. Can you help us out? We have a new business selling toys for dogs (yes, for dogs), and we’re trying to let people know about us. We have a Facebook account but we don’t seem to get many people buying.

    We are probably doing something completely wrong, because everybody else seems to be successful at this. We opened a Twitter accounts last month, and we have sent many tweets, but nobody is replying!

    Anything that you can do or advise would be appreciated.

    Send me a PM if you’re willing to give this some help. (We don’t have that much money to spare, but we have some lovely doggie toys that we could send you!)

    Karen

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    • Glickly says on January 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      I;ll PM you later this week Karren. Thanks.

      Reply
  • Hillary Trueax says on December 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Wishing you every success in the future Glickly. From all of us here in Texas. You’ve got balls sir/madam.

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  • Brittney Hochard says on December 22, 2014 at 6:25 am

    How do you expect anybody to trust you if you’re creating false information on Twitter? The number one rule in business is to build trust. I don’t see you when your business getting very far.

    -BH

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  • Grant Tenorio says on December 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I found this blog using Twitter. I guess somethin is goin right? Like some of d others I’m not sure if I can understand the need to do this tho. We been thinking bout doing it for a long time. -Grant

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    • Glickly says on December 21, 2014 at 7:05 am

      My advice- go for it

      Reply
  • Paul Franklin says on December 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Yup – that’s kinda clever.

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  • Sharda Sparacio says on December 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

    At last. I knew that this was rampant! Gone do it myself now :)

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  • Miguel Tseng says on December 11, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I think that this is more of a PR stunt than anything else!

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    • Glickly says on December 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      You’re not wrong!

      Reply

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