Judi works with me and I can say this works!
On Twitter when one reaches 10,000 followers it's know as achieving whale status. The real benefit, is the increase this provides to your blog/site and or products/services you are tweetting about. Now, followers are great, but to be as productive as possible, these followers MUST be carefully selected.
If you are a real estate agent, you should work on building followers within say 10-25 miles of your office. If you sell a product or service on the Internet, you should select followers from related keywords within their profiles or their tweets.
Plus, keep in mind, you MUST provide useful information on your tweets and sites ... content is king on the Internet!<!--more-->
Lastly, only take advice from people who have have achieved what you are striving for yourself. I see people with Google PR0 or PR1 promoting the 'secret' of how to get high quality back-links or great search engine standings everyday. Seems their 'secrets' have not been working for their own sites.
See how my huge, directed Twitter following has helped my websites traffic:
If you are interested in having 1,000 DIRECTED Twitter followers added to a new account or existing Twitter account, we can set this up for you at an attractive price. Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Or reach me on Twitter at: @seoredhead