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Getting started on Twitter: WTF am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by Trolling4Dollars, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I "get" Instagram. I'm having a much harder time "getting" Twitter. It seems like an absolute clusterfuck.

    I don't have any real goals at the moment. I'm just trying to build my account up from nothing & figure it out.

    I started setting up follow liker a few days ago. I used some of the web sites I found on BHW to find influencers in my niche - which is general photography. Found 5 accounts with a decent number of followers & decent content.

    Scrape User Settings:
    • Scrape user limit: 40
    • Ignore users with no profile pic
    • Scrape only top result
    • 5 users / scraping their followers
    I then tried to find some tags that seemed relevant. Again, I found 5 & added them.

    Scrape tweet settings:
    • Scrape tweet limit: 40
    • Ignore tweet with @Symbol
    • Ignore tweet with links
    • Scrape only top results
    • Scraping "relevant" for tags listed

    So... I've had that running for 2 days & haven't really paid any attention to it. This morning, my wife asks me what's up with my twitter???? Apparently I've been liking & retweeting gay erotica & One Direction photos (which may be the same thing??).

    I've never been so embarrassed!!!

    So... WTF did I do wrong????
     
  2. KenTZ

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    Oh my, I usually have to go to Reddit to find stories this funny. :D

    I don't know Twitter, but my first guess is that you picked the wrong tags to scrape.
     
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  3. lelando

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    lolz
     
  4. jjgg89

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    LMFAO this is pretty funny, but u gotta change the scrape settings.
     
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    Follow Liker sucks for gathering the correct accounts.... spend 5 minutes and do it by hand with something like Tweepi. Much better, more reliable
     
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    Haha the part about gay erotica and One Direction is too funny! :D
     
  7. cheekymonkey69

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    Oh man I just actually laughed out loud...
     
  8. akiitian

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    Haha, it is funny :)
    You should choose the scrape accounts carefully. Review their posts manually and then, add them in FL
     
  9. 2xdswu

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    What you need is a custom twitter scrapper with proper filters, FL scraping & filter suck ass. All I'm going to say is don't depend on it if you want "quality" followers.
     
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    Are you really bisexual? ahaha
     
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    Is there any way to build Twitter manually? It seems like I am reaching a plateau around 200 users organically.
     
  12. SocialsBoost

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    The same happened to me when i was buidling an account in parenting niche and following #baby hastag :) you end up with accounts not related at all to your niche lol I use tweepi now an,d follow other account followers
     
  13. HoNeYBiRD

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    If you set the correct hashtags, i guess you did nothing wrong. It's only Twitter users who misuse tags, which happens sometimes purposely (especially with top/trending hashtags), sometimes accidentally. When it happens purposely, that's when you should try to find those tags, ditch them and find new ones. But maybe you were using too broad hashtags, try to find more specific ones. Or if you can, don't like by hashtag, but find "feeder accs" for liking too, so you can like one media per user, although i'm not sure, if this can be done with FL or not.
     
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  14. nutserious

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    I'm using Twitter these days as well and no one is following me. I'm tweeting now and then but it isn't seem to be working. Why won't the people just follow back? What's the trick to get followers.
    I don't have a niche either but just want to grow my personal niche account in the country
     
  15. HoNeYBiRD

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    Twitter made a change maybe a month ago and started to ghost accounts. Now if you follow with an account which is ghosted, the user who you followed won't get the notification. This can be checked easily if you follow yourself from another account of yours.

    There's another type of ghosting which is active on Twitter since ancient times and that's the ghosting of the tweets from Twitter search. It can happen because of different reasons, most of the times it happens when you post the same on the same account tweet over and over again or the same tweet between multiple accounts. You can check this, if you type "from:yourtwitterusername" into Twitter search, if your tweets appear under the "Live" tab, you aren't ghosted, if they don't appear, you're ghosted, in that case you won't get any search traffic, only your followers will see your tweets. This type of ghosting can last for 24 hrs, if there aren't more rule violations, the ghosting disappears, your tweets reappear in the search, but if you do a serious or repeated offense, you can be excluded from the search for good.

    Plus Twitter made a change to the timeline not too long ago, i think it's still in the opt-in/opt-out phase. The timeline is not strictly chronological anymore, which means that not always the latest tweets appear at the top, but the most relevant, most popular ones, so it can be that your tweets aren't seen by that many people than before.

    You can't really do anything against the latter other than building your account.
    At the same time you can investigate, if any of the ghosting applies to you.

    And you need to be careful with following too. I didn't experience this before, but now Twitter suspends accounts or asks for pw reset if you go overboard with following. I could follow 1k/day without any problem before, now i can't do the same without getting suspended or asked for pw reset via phone.
     
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  16. Trolling4Dollars

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    Since I started this, I'll just follow up by saying that I still don't get twitter. Seems like one big clusterfu*k compared with Instagram.

    I've started automating my account with Mass Planner instead of FollowLiker. I don't auto retweet or like anything anymore. Instead, I've set up a couple of campaigns in MP to post from RSS feeds of relevant web sites and I also use IFTTT to repost from 5 relevant accounts. I also post my own material. 15 - 20 posts a day.

    I'm just running it on autopilot & am probably picking up 25 - 30 followers a day. I plan to leave it this way until I have time to try to figure out Twitter.