avoiding twitter banhammer

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  1. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    What is the most amount of people I should safely follow a day to avoid the banhammer?
     
  2. pmg2712

    pmg2712 Junior Member

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    What is banhammer??
     
  3. crappypaste

    crappypaste Junior Member

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    When I create a new user, I follow up to 1,000 max per day.

    Its a hammer with a bun.

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    *SPAM* Registered Member

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    I would say for a new account about 400.
     
  5. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    400? 1000?

    i heard of ppl getting banned at 500 a day.

    anyone else's opinions?
     
  6. punkais

    punkais Registered Member

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    Occupation:
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    I am intersted to know that too?
    and wanna know also does twitter can make a ban IP ? or just a ban for the continent or the account ?
     
  7. drax

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    ban a whole continent lol thats a bit severe - I''m building about 1000 to 1800 new a day but spread it out - i have 15 accounts - the trick is to set up your profile, picture, few tweets every day (automated) and get a real e-mail address
     
  8. tyronics

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    I add 1000 a day every day with no problems. Even before the limits were introduced i was deleting at least 5000 ppl who were unfollowing and added 5000 new ppl back on within 24hours no problem, i was doing this pretty much everyday on one account alone.
    In my experience you will only get banned if you are spamming something, this may mean by posting referral links/links to spammy site trying to get people to pay for things. Or just posting crap which the twitter staff will know is spam.
     
  9. mdig1968

    mdig1968 BANNED BANNED

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    twitter tos

    500 a day till you get 2000 following you
    then unfollow
    then follow 10% of the amount of the people following you

    I hope I helped a bit

    cheers
     
  10. listenloud

    listenloud Registered Member

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    idk i followed 1k aall accs first day, no ban :O
     
  11. netjedi

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    the reason why people get banned is because people have around

    following: 1500
    followers: 100
    tweets: 0

    that is why you get banned.
     
  12. forexspy

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    Post a decent pic to the profile. Use Prettytweet.com to upload a decent background. Use twitterfeed.com for automated posting and don't add a shitload of followers until you have 50 updates (takes 2 days w/twitterfeed).
    Use proxy's. no more than 5 accts. per proxy.

    At least that is what is working for me right now...
     
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  13. Albert

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    I believe Twitter has proclaimed that 500 was their hit, but I suggest not making a huge transition from 1 to 500. Steadily build up like how authority links build up gradually.
     
  14. Letmein

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    Truth is if you don't just spam you won't get banned. Interact with your followers, and you'll make more money anyway.
     
  15. MichiganManiac

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    Following 1,000 per day is no big deal. Key points (many mentioned before) are:

    1) Custom Twitter Background
    2) Photo
    3) Bio
    4) Follow only about 10 -20 upfront. Just enough to get a few followers.
    5) Put out 30-50 Tweets before beginning to "grow" accounts.
    6) Continue to post a good mix of tweets (status updates, retweets, links, interaction with other users...etc) as you are following.
    7) Try to avoid refollowing
     
  16. dynamicvb

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    I've followed a thousand a day, but I do actually interact and every tweet doesn't contain a link. And answer your replies.
     
  17. hanyoon

    hanyoon Newbie

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    This thread has helped me sort things out-- thanks.

    Also, would using proxys for multiple accounts help?
     
  18. cliff1114

    cliff1114 Registered Member

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    you can follow as many as you can
    twitter do not ban people for following reason.
     
  19. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    From my experience you dont get banned from following a whole bunch of people (this will happen some day, but not yet). You get banned from numerous people blocking you. So, to not get banned, dont annoy your followers. I annoyed my followers whilst testing xbird when it came out on my twitter profile with just over 2k followers, of course with a tweet ever 15 seconds i pissed off a lot of people. Leading to heaps of blocks, leading to suspension. My twitter spamming accounts can last for weeks with 500-1000 spam updates easily. Using 4 bots for 8 hours straight on 10 accounts got me banned though.

    Just follow as many as you want, getting to 2k is easy.
     
  20. rap8557

    rap8557 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    based on my experiment im following 1k everyday then tweet 1 or 3 a day then on the following day unfollow all of them then follow 1k again.. still no ban hammer.