IDRTG - Twitter Re-tweet Group. Worth it?

03-02-2013, 05:12 PM
#1
IDRTG - Twitter Re-tweet Group. Worth it?

Hey all,

I've been looking into social marketing for our game and came across IDRTG - Indie Developer Re-tweet Group. I looked at their website, but the information they provide without signing up is pretty sparse. And, in order to sign up, you have to give IDRTG authorization to use your account for the following:
  • Read Tweets from your timeline
  • See who you follow, and follow new people
  • Update your profile
  • Post tweets for you

Have to say, I'm a little leery about allowing a third party to have any control over my company's Twitter account. It's our brand I'm building and I'm very careful with the image we're projecting.

Have any of you joined? Is it worth it? What exactly do they do with your Twitter accounts? Are there any other groups like this? What are your experiences?

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03-02-2013, 06:31 PM
#2
I am a member. They haven't done anything with my account. I find it useful to see what other devs are doing but not useful for marketing your game.

03-02-2013, 07:17 PM
#3
Thanks Freespirit! Appreciate it!

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03-03-2013, 10:57 AM
#4
I'm a member as well. No issues with anything.

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03-03-2013, 11:21 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by BlueSpiral View Post
I'm a member as well. No issues with anything.
Thanks BlueSpiral.

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03-05-2013, 02:52 AM
#6
Yup, same here. It might be standard twitter integration BS. Nobody has made unauthorized posts. Since it's free, it's definitely worth it.
03-05-2013, 08:52 AM
#7
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I am a member as well and have not had anything other than retweets i manually retweet sent. Works for me.

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03-05-2013, 09:31 AM
#8
Thank you!

Thanks CharredDirt and ns804apps.

CharredDirt, you said it's worth it. Have you gained followers by using the group? Do you feel you're getting a good return in attention to your app and/or downloads?

Squink Games
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03-05-2013, 07:32 PM
#9
My app's not out yet, but I like to promote ahead of time and build up a social network. I have met a few people through it and definitely gained some followers. Don't have any metrics on it but considering its a great free service and I've gotten a net positive benefit, I can see no good reason not to.
03-06-2013, 06:33 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2012
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I saw several downloads of our app from the twitter feed hard to tell if it was IDRTG or other activities, but I feel confident it did not hurt and am sure some of the spike was related to IDRTG.