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How i got 5800 followers in 10 days. (Twitter)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by tyronics, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. tyronics

    tyronics Junior Member

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    Im posting this here as i got most of the information here originally, which helped alot. I've added a few different steps which im sure will help others.

    Firstly i started my new acocunt on the 2nd April.
    I used tweetflash to add 2000 members to follow. Within day one i had 600 members. Used the 'follow only' option to get rid of the ones who were'nt following me.

    Second day i could only add around 1400 as you can only add to the limit of 2000. So understandably i only gained 300 followers the next day.

    I repeated this option until i hit around 1500 followers. This is when flashtweet started to become unstable. Various errors such as wouldn't load, exceeded rate of 100requests and hour (Even though i hadn't even used it that day).

    I then started to use twitterkarma, this is really slow to log in, i would have thought my browser had crashed. But i let it load (after about 10mins) and i could choose the option of 'only following' (Again took a while to load). This got rid of all the people who i was following but they werent following me back. Incrementally the people i was following would slowly disappear.

    N.B at this point i could use flash tweet if the total number of people i was follow and people following me was below 2000 together. If not then i would have done it a different way (See below).

    Flashtweet proved to be useless after 1700 followers. It was useful for the headstart, no doubt, definately helped getting the ball rolling. But for now it was no good.

    I opened my ghost mouse app (You do a routine with the mouse for x seconds and the mouse repeats this motion until you tell it to stop), i searched the niche i was following and picked someone who had a fairly large following. I avoid the larger followers such as obama and theonion etc. You would find alot of people who would just follow them and leave their account, rendering it inactive as they woudlnt follow you.

    When i had found the account where i was to get the followers, i would click the followers link, this would give me the list of followers that were following that particular person. I would set the ghost mouse to click on 'follow' button under each avatar. Then next page, then click play on the ghost mouse app. This would autoplay the app, therefore it would repeat until you stopped it. I would do this at the end of the night or where i was away for a few hours. As this can take a while.

    Thoughts-
    In all ghost mouse means i can set it up in 15seconds and i can leave it for a few hours after. This would add the followers on the web without any problems.

    I have deleted 5000 people at once and added 5000 people more straight after with no problems.
    When i see people who say they have added 200 people and got banned, clearly you are spamming something or you are not updating your profile to make it seem legit. Just add random updates at a time 'Getting ready for work'. It doesnt matter what it is along as people think it real.

    It got to the point where i had too many mutual friends. This may seem good, but it mean that when i had 5000 followers and 1500 of the were mutual followers. I got rid of these via twitterkarma (if it loaded, twitterkarma tends to get unstable if the number of followers+following gets greater than 7000, hence my reliance of ghost mouse). Anyway, the number of followers i gained dropped about 100 which was no big deal, this mean i could add an additional 1500 people, which would mean i would get another 200-300 people.

    One tip i can recommened is you add people from the USA, i added 4000 people yesterday from the UK. Must have gotten about 100 more followers. I thought i was blocked or something. I deleted them last night and added 4000 people from the USA. Overnight i had gotten 900 more followers in 12hours.

    I should have 10k followers by the end of the week. I have heard you can add as many people as you want after 10k? I am not sure, could just be a rumour. But as it stands i'm pretty sure theres just a 10% more rule )(Can only have 10% more following than followers). I hope this helps anyone out, i'll be back later on to answer any questions if you need some answers. :)
     
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  2. edynamite

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    Great tips bro :)
     
  3. geezer101

    geezer101 Junior Member

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    Yeah my first test with twitter got me banned... too much spamming i guess but it worked for a while. As u say, flashtweet works well up to a certain point, but it can be quite buggy, just reload and try again!
     
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    saturday1 Power Member

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    Another tips
    what is your twitter id
    i will follow your followers ^^
     
  5. netjedi

    netjedi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    how do i get ghost mouse?
     
  6. zaifulzin

    zaifulzin Registered Member

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    haha this will sure easy step to received 2000 followers..:D
     
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    stunna Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Code:
    http://download.cnet.com/Ghost-Mouse/3000-2084_4-10863731.html
     
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  8. calabama

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    Nice set of tips and tricks!

    I've been using some of them to great success. I have 3 accounts -- 5K, 2K, 2.5K and am in the process of building many more.

    The ghost mouse tips is awesome. Many thanks for taking the time to detail your process.

    I still think twitter accounts should be used as part of a comprehensive marketing plan -- make $$ over the long term. Just my 2 cents....
     
  9. specopkirbs

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    like calabama says it should be used as part of marketing the same as the other social networking sites and you can target your niche audience with twitter too, i use facebook myspace bebo twitter etc with great success especially facebook due to the sheer amount of users on there and using groups is great! thanks for the share mate
     
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    Whats the difference between ghost mouse and imacro?
     
  11. tyronics

    tyronics Junior Member

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    Im unfamiliar with imacro. Ghost mouse is just a repition of your mouse movement repeated over and over again. This works well in twitter as all the 'follow' boxes are in the same place. Hence you can click all the boxes and click 'next page' then set it to autoplay. It will repeat this motion on the next page.
    The only problems i encounter is that sometimes twitter may bring up the 'Twitter is overcapacity' page or a pop up saying 'An unexpected error occured'.
    I have done my ghost mouse so that it would click 5 'follow' buttons, then centered over the 'ok' button (if it was to appear) and clicked 3 times. Then click the next 5 buttons. Repeat. As for the twitter over capacity page, after i click the 'next page' button, i have the browser refresh itself. Rarely it may fail, but thats life.
     
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    platinvm Senior Member

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    This sounds good, I got imacro to work good for squidoo for about a day then squidoo updated there layout and I can't get it to work. Hopefully I can get ghost mouse to work. Or ill stick to do it manually its been working like a charm P.S. I'm so happy my lens is rank 5 in my niche and hopefully by tomorrow ill be in the top 100 overall.
     
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    JitBit is another good macro mouse recorder
     
  14. DrzMedia

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    Thanks for the tip, but how many of your followers are not spambots? Is there really any advantage of getting that many "useless" followrs? :p

    I've been following *active* twitter users for quite a while and tweeting and building up my followers list with actual people in my specific niche. Getting 1000 active users in your niche is better than getting 5,000 or so followers.
     
  15. tyronics

    tyronics Junior Member

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    I would say many of them are active users, 99%+. This is what i mean by targeting people who have large followings, but not too large. If you look at CNN's followers the vast majority do not even have a photo uploaded to their profile. Some one who has say 4k members will have worked hard to get that many. I would just use his list and add them all.
    Alot of spambots would add you expecting you to add them in return. They would then unfollow you and carry on with their adding. I dont keep anyone so if i have added any spambots they would also have deleted me after i unfollowed them.
    I understand your point about having 1000 in a niche. But this way i see exponential growth. I have passed 6100 users, thats 1400 new users in one day alone. I think i can get 10k by the end of the week. After that its pretty much 1k followers added a day minimum. It depends what you are doing with your account though. My way may not be the best way.
     
  16. Ritschie

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    I am using flashtweet.com to massfollow and tweetlater.com to Unfollow those who unfollow. Give yourself two weeks and you will be successful
     
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    following your advice now for a new account... also just found this...

    Code:
    http://wefollow.com
    which is probably old news here, but new to me.
     
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    THis is a pretty cool method however I cannot get ghost mouse to scroll down to the next button. any suggestions?
     
  19. imerxp

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    Thanks for all the tips but unfortunately the topic that I'm involved in has very limited people interested in. I searched for it and I got less than 10 users.
    How am I going to get lots of followers then??
     
  20. robertstr

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    Imerxp...just figure out what other types of interests your niche will have, they always have something common....ie copper pots kinda people will be interested in ceramic knives.
    There is always a common link..sometimes just hard to find..