Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by catwithhat, Dec 6, 2010.
How many followers is safe to follow in Twitter per day? Safe= do no get banned.
dude i think you'r acc will got banned , 3k in 1 days is way to much
If that were the case then singers/artists would have their accounts banned in no time. Remember, he said followers, not following. I.e, people following him, not him following other people.
I keep it at around 400 followers per day, which if you have lots of Twitter accounts and Tweet Adder + proxies, can end up being a hell of a lot
Twitter is extremely strict today, I'd say now, you can get 3000 FOLLOWERS (not "following but "followers") to your account at MAX, 3k is already a risk, Twitter changed a lot lately, due to too much spam which I AGREE WITH TWITTER, I support them, it cannot be used "NORMALLY" anymore.
But at any amount you have a risk always.
Like I've said above, how is 3k a risk, when some celebrities will be getting that amount per day, comfortably. Surely, it's a bit like Google and outgoing links vs incoming.
You have little control in how many people follow you (as a maximum), whilst you're in control of who you follow.
So a following limit makes sense - a followers limit does not.
Well is catwithhat a star? I'm sure he is going to do mass follow so people follow him back.
My point is, I can't see Twitter having a limit on the amount of people who follow you, as it's out of your control whereas a limit on following and following per day, sounds sensible from Twitter's POV.
As far as I know, once you reach 2000 follows, then it's 10% the number of followers you have. So if you have 2000 followers, you can only be following 2000 + 200.
So what's a safe number of people to follow you per day - I don't think there is one.
yes better for 1000 followers
New accounts I dont follow more than 100 day. Older accounts I stay around 300 just to be safe.
I lost several accounts when I started due to "aggressive following". I was using the free version of Tweet Attaacks and would walk away and forget I was following.
I bought Tweet Attacks Pro and now keep my daily follow limit set between 190 and 199. I realize it's overly cautious, but it still adds up and I haven't lost an account since. I'm sitting at about 29k worth of followers across 22 niche focused accounts. My largest groups of followers are around 4k on a couple of accounts. I would imagine, although I don't have any proof one way or the other, that the bigger account you have, the more latitude they would give you. That's my assumption considering the 2000 following ceiling you hit if you don't have enough people following you.
To be safe, most of my accounts have more followers than people I'm following. I unfollow daily and generally pick up some random people following me that I don't follow back.
For me, it's better safe than sorry.
Proxies + lots of twitter accounts + tweetadder (has proxy support) = unlimited folowers every day on autopilot!
around 400 a day from my experience works fine..
I agree with you, how can you stop people from following? I have accounts that have over 5,000 followers.
As far as following people, I use Tweet Attacks and follow 200 people every day and unfollow 200 people everyday. I wait 4 days before I unfollow someone, I've been building my blog twitter accounts slow and steady.
less than 300 / day from my experience
The current technical limits for accounts are:
Direct Messages: 250 per day.
API Requests: 150 per hour.
Updates: 1,000 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as updates.
Changes to Account Email: 4 per hour.
Following (daily): Please note that this is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior. You can find detailed page describing following limits and prohibited behavior on the Follow Limits and Best Practices Page. The technical follow limit is 1,000 per day.
Following (account-based): Once an account is following 2,000 other users, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios. The Follow Limits and Best Practices Page has more information.
These limits include actions from all devices including web, mobile, phone, API, etc. API requests from all third-party applications are tracked against the hourly API limit. People who use multiple third-party applications with their account will therefore reach the API limit more quickly.
These limits may be temporarily reduced during periods of heavy site usage. In such cases, we will post an update at the Twitter Status blog.
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