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Benefit to buying Twitter followers?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Delta223, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Delta223

    Delta223 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Is there any practical benefit to buying Twitter followers? I'm thinking it might encourage real Twitter users to follow me once they see how popular I am, but if buying followers is a known tactic on Twitter then it doesn't seem like it would work (I haven't used Twitter at all yet)
     
  2. ExpressFans

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    Mass followers + decent tweets, activity = Success.It's very hard to start on twitter unless you're able to produce very very good content, this is the "boost" people need.
     
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    If there was no practical benefit of that why would all those sellers and websites pop up to sell twitter followers?
     
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    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well buying followers can give your online reputation a HUGE authority boost - looking at a Twitter account with 30k followers is much better than an account with 15 followers.

    Check out Twitisy in the BST section if you need massive amounts of Twitter followers for dirt cheap prices!
     
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    I suppose it really does depend on the reasons why you are buying followers.

    If you are buying so that you can increase your product popularity, then you will be greatly disappointed.

    However, if you are buying simply to make an impression on other people with regards to the number of followers that you have... then this method may certainly work. (Well as long as they have no idea that you actually just bought your followers)
     
  6. Nexusx2

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    In my opinion buying followers is just a waste of money. There is no relation to what you are offering to them. You also have the risk of purchasing fake accounts. It's better to take the time to follow people in your niche so they will follow you back. It's better to have 100% legit followers than 30% when it comes time to conversions and page views. Slow and steady wins the race.
     
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    I think this depends. For instance I have an account that has 85K followers and I have made several trending topics from this account. The way in which I got these followers was by firstly doing shout outs. Then I started to follow the big account followers and they followed back. I already have the twitter base to get the retweets e.t.c but I wanted to show people that see my retweets and what not, that I had a mass following. So i bought 35,000 for £6. To me £6 is nothing in London where a bus ride and mcdonalds would cost that much.

    So i think it depends if you are just starting out I'd say buying followers is not worth it but if you are a mature account and buying them for a few pounds, instead of going out for that one day. Seems like a good purchase TBH.
     
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    Gives you a chance the market your products.
     
  10. paulwilliams972

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    check this that's very help for you
    flowtown.com/blog/should-you-buy-twitter-followers
     
  11. futurestic06

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    Yes there is a great benefit of buying them. but they have to be active and the number should have to be high. then if you share any service or product to them, they will grab it like hell. but if you buy lot of followers who are nothing but robots / fake accounts them they are of no use. for sure.
    thanks
     
  12. rockong

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    You're talking about real Twitter followers? or fake ones?

    Fake ones will help you get a jump start..real ones you can start promoting to from day 1..provide value and you'll see the fruits of your labor soon enough :)
     
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    Good content is how you get retweets and followers.

    You can buy them but engagement will be non-existant and your actual retweets wont exist.

    I would not recommend buying followers or rt for the purposes you want.
     
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    The real answer is there is a benefit to having thousands of twitter followers...But why but why buy them....The bot that I have gets me hundreds per day....come on guys...just tell the kid to buy a good twitter bot. If you need more help I will be happy to help you get started.
     
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    It is good to buy about 500 of fans when you start a business. People will see you have fans so they will become fans, too. However, do not buy more fans because they are inactive people and they will not do anygood. It won't look nice when you have 2000 bought fans and 50 yours when you post a post and have "post reached 30 people"
     
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    Yes, You are right..some point also added just like Define the market you target, Expand the numbers, Achieve the rigth attention you hoped for, Transform one follower into hundreds.
     
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    Fake accounts? Total waste of money because;

    1) they're fake accounts which means no one will ever read any of your Tweets sent to those accounts
    2) you run the risk of having your account banned by Twitter when they discover these fake accounts (think foot prints)
    3) If you've bought these to make your account look popular so that other people will follow you because your account looked popular then those real people will be of little value to you because they only followed you because you looked popular.

    Picture this: you're at a big event (rock concert etc) and you're busting for a pee so you go looking for the toilets. You find a really big, long, queue of people so you line up and join what everyone else is doing only to find out that it's the queue for the fast food outlet. You're still busting for a pee so what's the chances of you buying a burger? NONE. You leave that queue and go in search of the right queue for the toilet instead.

    Reason for the story? You don't want people to follow you JUST because everyone else was following you. That's the 'crowd' mentality in action. What you want is people following you because of what you offer and what you can provide for them.

    Targeted traffic is worth 1,000 times what untargeted traffic is worth. It's worth remembering that when it comes to Twitter. Why spend your time focusing on methods that are just going to create more work for you while providing poor results and run the risk of having your Twitter account suspended too?
     
  18. GauravJ

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    Yes, you are right It creates a view that this is really popular......blind follow or lamb herd case
     
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    this is 100% true.
     
  20. twitter.followers

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    Buying twitter followers has a lot of benefits. But buying fake followers which don't tweet at all will not do any much good since anyone can identify if you have tons of followers but don't get any retweets, favorites or comments. Hence, buying twitter followers which retweet and favorite your tweets will help you a lot more than just buying the fake followers.

    It will make you look more popular, encourage other people to follow you, rank you higher in the twitter search, increase your interaction ratio with your current followers and will help you in getting more clicks to the links in your tweets if any.