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Few Twitter tips to avoid Bots and Useless followings

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by soulfly, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member

    Nov 20, 2008
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    I'm using twitter for almost 1 year. As time passes, I realized that I was following worthless bots, and therefore I unfollowed 5000+. Here goes few tips to avoid Bots and Useless followings:

    1) Avoid twitter account that uses twitterfeed for tweeting. From my personal experience, almost all of them (~95%) are running on autopilot using google feeds.

    2) Visit each profile manually and if you find that there is not a single "@" in top 20 tweets, then avoid following. There is ~80%+ chance that this account will be a bot. It is may be because of unwillingness to tweet with anyone or to promote self product/service.

    3) Most spamming bots uses lady pics.

    Ok. So, whenever you follow someone, try to do followings by keeping above 3 tips in mind and it will hopefully filter near about 75% twitter bot accounts followings.

    Why these 3 tips are essential:
    Test yourself as follows:

    a) take 2 twitter accounts with minimum 100 followers. (Reason: Legit twitter accounts won't follow you back if your account looks too young)

    b) Follow 500 randomly with one account (Account A), and follow 500 with above tips in mind with other one (Account B).

    c) Check the followers result. Suppose, you got followers 100* out 500 in Account A and 50 out of 500 in Account B. Some might say Account A is in better condition. Hehe. Lets do a further test. Post a Famous Quote of anyone in both accounts. Now check which account gets more Retweets :D

    * 100 The followers count is high because many bot accounts do auto follow back whenever you follow them.

    I prefer 1000 genuine/human/participative followers, rather than having 5k bot followers. The tips also make sure to stay connected by regular tweeting with genuine people. What do you think?

    Hope my little effort helps you a bit.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  2. kaizer

    kaizer Junior Member

    Dec 8, 2006
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    So,you recomend doing everything by hand? :)
    Several days ago, I lost several accounts with total 50 000 followers,shit. Time to start new accounts,I know what I did wrong,'ll avoid next time.
  3. 1nam1

    1nam1 Junior Member

    Mar 8, 2008
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    1.How to notice twitterfeed?

    For kaizer:
    Please share how do yo low that account?
  4. webmacho

    webmacho Registered Member

    Apr 5, 2008
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    Is there a limit in twitter friends?
  5. kaizer

    kaizer Junior Member

    Dec 8, 2006
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    I was lazy and posted the same content from all autoblogs to the all accounts .I guess they just suspended them because of dupe content.
  6. dayatech

    dayatech Junior Member

    May 9, 2011
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    1. Stop Spamming and bragging about your blog posts
    Most of us have blogs and use twitter as a marketing tool to let people know the latest on our blogs. We also link the blog posts in our tweets which is the most common practice. Tweeples appreciate when you tweet about something important that will benefit twitter users as a whole. But linking the same post many times in a day is seriously considered as spam and will make you lose followers instantly. Stop that!
    2. Tweet Simple and Keep it Clean
    Do not curse anyone or use obscene expressions in you tweets. People follow you because they are interested in what you have got to offer. Show respect and gain respect. Doing the dirty thing will definitely jeopardize your twitter account as well as your followers count.
    3 . Never Tweet on your Followers Count
    All of us enjoy reaching milestones in twitter. Do not ever tweet about the number of followers you have. Do not brag on the list and the celebrities that are following you. This does more worse than good in terms of the followers count. Keep it real and take it easy.
    4. Tweets are not for link sharing!
    I sincerely request people (at least my readers) not to tweet JUST links. You dont expect people to just click on your links without knowing where the links will take them. It might not be spam but that is how its looked at. Twitter supports 140 characters per message and I believe that the space is sufficient for adding a title to your link. No one is bothered to click on links without knowing what it is.
    5. The power of MicroBlogging
    Remember, you tweet for people and not for BOTS. Twitter is called a microblog and is so much powerful because you can reach out to your audience with a single tweet. Try to maintain a friendly relationship with your followers and even send some personal tweets to them. This makes them feel special and lets them know that you care.

    6. Twitter is not an Online Game!

    I know its fun to tweet about every single thing you do everyday. Never use twitter as if you are playing a game. Do not tweet hundred times a day. It is always disturbing to see a single person occupy the entire timeline. Personally, I always unfollow the person who floods my twitter with tons of tweets everyday. Remember, your number of tweets do not count; its the quality and the value of your tweets that matters.
    7. RT: Retweeting is good to a certain extent
    Retweeting is a good practice and is encouraged too. When you share an informative tweet, it helps your followers. But using twitter is much more than just retweeting. You need to share your opinions, ideas and thoughts in your twitter and not just always retweet some other random ideas or posts you find online. Make sure that you contribute to this social media because your followers are hungry for information; the ratio of your tweets to retweets should be always more.
    There are other professional tweeples who might have different point of views and they are most welcome to contribute to this post. I will have more posts regarding twitter followers, tips and tools that will benefit my readers but for now I can guarantee that if you strictly follow the 7 rules I have mentioned above, you will never get a single person to unfollow you.
  7. suki888

    suki888 Registered Member

    Aug 2, 2011
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    Thanks!!! a helpful post!!!