Welcoming new followers and friends to your social media channels is a great way to show you’re active and care about your social network. You can boost your relationship with prospective members, as well as making them feel important and valued. Most importantly it will encourage them to keep sharing.
Welcome new followers and boost your engagement
Every relationship starts with a “Hello”, and someone has to make the first move, so let’s get started. A welcome post is a great way to welcome new followers to your social media networks. Everyone loves a mention and it’s a great way to get a conversation started that could lead to a long relationship. It’s also a good way to discover who are real people and who are bots 😉
What to say? “Thanks for the follow” – easy right?
How to Say thanks to new followers
You will need some method of recognising new followers, but fortunately most social platforms have a notification for this. As soon as you identify a new follower create a post to thank / welcome them in. Don’t forget to @ mention them so it appears in their timeline and to their network as well.
You could go further and try to get a conversation going which will help build your reach for example:
@mention, thanks for following us. Is there anything I can help with today?
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