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My Twitter Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dutchie, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Embarking on a journey inspired by wizard. I have a separate thread in the twitter section and it's a mess but I plan to stop the daily updates and only update when I have some news. I'll definitely try to update weekly with the growth. I started this journey with 3 aged accounts that had a few 1,000 followers (built them long ago on Tweet Adder). The plan was (and still is) to scale up and eventually monetize the pages. I'm now up to 16 pages and I soon hope to be up to 20. I plan to gain more followers every week than I did the previous week, and here are my results so far.

    Day 1: 15,221
    Day 7: 18,000~(+2,800~)
    Day 14:
    23,000~(+5,000~)

    Click here for the original thread.

     
  2. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Day 14: 23,000~
    Day 21: 29,600~(+6,600)

    Last Week's Goals:

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    Grow by 7,500
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    Add 6 pages
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    Create & gather 2 weeks worth of tweets for each account

    I didn't reach my goals this week (which I had set in my other thread) for 7,500 follower growth or adding 6 pages. I didn't add any pages for that matter. However, I did go up by 1,600 more followers than last week and I didn't change anything except automation schedules. What this means is that I'm maximizing the results with the settings that I'm using. I did add a page today, so I have 5 more pages to go..& I was able to create enough content to keep all of my pages tweeting for 2 weeks.


    Goals:

    () Grow by 7,500 followers next week
    () Add at least 5 more pages


     
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  3. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Day 21: 29,600
    Day 28: 37,112(+7,512)

    I had a good week and reached my goal! I still have a ton of pages to add, I only added 1 page but I'm scaling up little by little. Gathering content is the most annoying thing and this week I tweeted more than I ever have in previous weeks. Anyway, I won't be setting a followers goal for the next week or 2 considering how these next 2 weeks consist of mid-terms and spring break. So I don't expect to see crazy growth tbh, since I'll be taking my foot off the gas. I'll still provide a weekly update but don't be shocked if I only gain 5,000ish. Still, I'm stoked to have reached this goal as it means I consistently gained 1,000+/day for 7 days.

    Goals:

    () Add at least 4 more pages
     
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  4. hokuspokus

    hokuspokus Regular Member

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    Good luck with your journey!

    Questions:
    What is the end goal?
    what do you meen by adding pages?
    are you using tweet adder?

    Thanks :)
     
  5. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    1) No end goal in terms of followers, but the end goal is to monetize the pages. I'm gonna keep growing pages for as long as twitter is a viable form of getting traffic/clicks.
    2) I add pages to the project little by little. I started this journey with 6 pages. Once I was comfortable with my automation settings and I gathered enough content to tweet out, I added more. For the majority of the journey I had 12-14 pages. Now I have 19. I could easily run 40+ pages but I'm focusing on these 19 because I have a bio for each, an email, enough content for 2 weeks of tweeting, targeting their followers, etc. I think maybe focusing on the 'quality over quantity' approach can pay off.
    3) I'm using FL
     
  6. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    1 MONTH SUMMARY:

    I just realized it's been 1 month since I started this journey! So here's a summary of my work so far

    - Gained 22,000+ followers
    - Started with 4 pages, scaled up to 19
    - Compiled over 1,000 tweets by way of ORIGINAL & scraped content (50/50)

    Some of you may be thinking 22,000 followers in 1 month? That's less than 800 followers a day! Now factor in that I take at least 1 day off a week JUST FOR UNFOLLOWING! If you check my original thread you'll know I had between 6-12 pages for the first two weeks or so of the project. So for having so little pages for such a long time, my growth is even better than I expected! Also, only a handful of my accounts are following 900-1000 people a day. I'd say most accounts are following between 550-650, and I still have 3-4 accounts following 350 people max. As the accounts age, I'll up the limits on all of them and I don't see why I won't be gaining 10,000+ a week in no time.

    My options are still open as far as monetizing the pages. Any and all suggestions welcome. Not looking into the porn thing though.
     
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  7. acrus865

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    Hey dude, you've made some serious gains this month, congrats!
    Keep going, you're going to make it!
     
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    Great job keep it up !!
     
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  9. dutchie

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    Well its been a week so here's the update

    Day 28: 37,112
    Day 35: 45,412(+8,300)

    Gained more followers this week than last week, which is good. I've decided not to keep scaling up, as I'm at 18 or 19 pages and I'm focused on growing them through the content they post and keeping them fresh. At this point I'm stuck on deciding if I should monetize these pages, or keep growing them. Thinking of buying more proxies and creating a side project where I can churn and burn accounts to send money posts with them (so in case I get banned I only lose meaningless accounts)

    anyone have any experience with CPA and Twitter? I'm wondering if I try CPA from my bigger pages will they be suspended?

    P.S: I expect even less growth this next week (4-6,000ish) as I'll be gone a few days due to it being spring break for me. So I won't be able to micro manage FL on my VPS as much as I do now
     
  10. outrage666

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    sorry to say that: but talking of "pages" is totally misleading. you mean twitter "ACCOUNTS". everybody who will read this is thinking: HÄ??? what does he mean. my point of view. good luck with your journey...i am struggeling myself to get into twitter but have many bans from the start. maybe my bought accounts or proxies are no good quality...
     
  11. dutchie

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    In the twitter community we usually refer to them as 'pages'. I've been involved with this for about 5-6 years on and off (MyLikes mostly) When you talk to someone on Twitter, or add them on Kik/GroupMe/Skype in order to work with them, they'll usually ask you "what are your pages".. So I carried it over to here because it's the lingo used on Twitter.

    Also, don't buy accounts. When you buy accounts and use them on your computer, you're basically adding a new IP to your account. So twitter will know you're logged in from a different location. It could trigger phone/email verifications or a suspension, especially if you're spamming. Make your own accounts, buy private proxies, and clear your browser's cookies in between every account you make.
     
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  12. Charbel101

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    Nice! Good luck.
     
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    Interesting.

    I'm A/B testing on twitter right now myself. Seems like its just a lot of bots honestly.
     
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    looks good, best of luck for your journey.
     
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  15. dutchie

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    I'd say 60% of my followbacks are bots. To be completely honest, twitter is a cesspool of bots. I'd say there's more marketers/entrepreneurs on twitter than there are people that use twitter as a social network. And that's where the problem is. Twitter marketing was a much more lucrative venture 2-3 yrs ago. Shoot, I would follow 1,000 people back in the day and 200-300 would follow back. Now it's like a 10% ratio, and 6% of them are bots lol. The key is to get as many followers as you can because that's still traffic. And traffic counts for something.
     
  16. dutchie

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    I forgot to make an update yesterday but this past week hasn't been that great. It was my spring break so I wasn't really paying too much attention to the software. I noticed most of my accounts were following 5,000 or 5,001 people..meaning they hit the follow limit until they get over 5,000 followers.


    Day 35: 45,412
    Day 42: 52,921(+7,509)

    I'm only running 19 pages...I still have a proxy left so I might as well use it and make 5 more accounts. I just don't have enough time to scrape/gather enough content to tweet on all of my accounts. I don't feel like sitting at my laptop 2 hrs a day every day gathering content and making tweets. But this is probably what it'll take so when I have more free time I'll consider it. The next week or 2 are midterm weeks for me..meaning I'll be studying more and experimenting with this less. I expect similar/better results than this week though.
     
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    You look like you're doing really well. A word of warning and I know this from experience. Be very conservative with your following and make your tweets and spam free as possible. I say this because bans tend to come in waves so you can have a high follow setting and its fine for 6 weeks then bang all your accounts get banned in one day! :-(

    Treat your accounts as long term assets :)
     
  18. dutchie

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    Thank you. I'll definitely take that into consideration. I have many pages that haven't tweeted in days...Some even for a week. Once I run this wave of unfollows I'll probably stop the software for an entire day or 2 just to gather enough content to tweet out for 3 or so weeks on each account.
     
  19. thehounds

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    I also had a followback rate of about 10 percent for a while. I recently made some changes and now I am getting about 250 to 300 followbacks per 1,000 follows. It has a lot to do with the accounts you choose to follow from.

    Also, I don't think the number of bots is very high. My engagement, impressions and clickthroughs are all increasing at a pretty good rate, so in general I think my followers are actual humans.
     
  20. DavisRand

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    Awesome progress! Good luck ;)