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Getting yourself established on Twitter is hard.. I know that because I’ve never managed to crack it.
Building a decent following takes time and dedication, which to be straight up with you, is time I just don’t have. And I never really understood the attraction to Twitter anyway.. but I do understand it’s a great way to promote a business.
So enter WP Tweet Machine, which is a WordPress plugin developed by Ankur Shukla and Dan Green and it claims to solve that problem by getting your Twitter profile, or whatever it’s called, in front of real followers who are actually into your stuff.
Great! That means I don’t have to understand Twitter and can just let the software manage things.
Questionable sales tactics
Ok, the sales page looks like it’s one of those sleazy get rich quick schemes, and the false scarcity does nothing to boost their credibility, but once you look beyond the adrenaline fueled hype-fest, underneath all that, there’s actually a really solid piece of software on offer.
And that’s a shame. They don’t need to use dodgy sales tactics.
You see, like I do with all products I buy that use a countdown timer, after purchase I wait for the timer to hit zero and return later on that day, or the next day so I can see if I’m dealing with an honest company.
In this instance, even days after the timer hit zero, the price stayed the same.
Had I known they used this tactic before I purchased, then I wouldn’t have supported a company that uses unethical sales techniques. However, I hold my hand up… yes, I fell for it.
And yes, I do feel deceived – let’s call it what it is, it’s an outright lie.
But since I did purchase, and this isn’t a review of their sales techniques, let’s get down and have a look at the actual plugin.
Solid plugin, awesome support
Setting it up took a bit of time and effort.. it’s slightly technical too. But if you’re not comfortable setting up cron jobs and making Twitter apps, then thankfully there are plenty of step by step videos available.
Once you’ve done the technical stuff and connected the plugin to your Twitter account, everything from then on, including creating a campaign is a cinch.
At its core, you can have the software post a wide range of relevant content to your followers, including stuff from YouTube and website RSS feeds.
This means you’re always providing interesting content, and you can add your own comments and use spintax.
It will also retweet the most popular tweets in your niche, follow people for you, and add them to lists for you.
It’s literally like having someone else manage your Twitter account and build a following.
The customer support is (mostly) fantastic too, they are a little slow to respond but also willing to go the extra mile to help you.
Using the plugin I grew an experimental account to almost 2,000 genuine followers, in a couple of months.
Impressive stuff really.
Value for money?
If you can overlook the amount of sleaze and deception on the sales page, I’d recommend this plugin to everyone who can’t be bothered with or doesn’t have the time to invest in getting to grips with Twitter.
The sales page unfortunately drags what is an absolutely killer plugin into the realm of desperate bottom-of-the-barrel Internet marketing sludge, and doesn’t do the product justice.
With that said, this is still one of the best value for money plugins I’ve ever used.