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Opinions on how many people to follow on twitter daily and how to do it

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by joshb12, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. joshb12

    joshb12 Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I have had my twitter account for over a year now. I currently have 12.8k followers and I'm following 12.5k back. I've been using manageflitter every night to follow/unfollow when I get in from work usually. Generally I follow between 140-150 a day, and I unfollow about 120-150 a day as well. I usually unfollow the people I followed two days prior also, meaning I followed tonight, and unfollowed the people I followed two nights ago before following the new ones.

    I know of one account who literally had 3,000 followers 4 weeks ago and was following about 400 back. Jump to now, and this guy has gotten 40,000 followers. He's also only had his account for about 220 days according to the manage flitter stats.

    How can I jump my followers a good deal? I'm lucky to hit 1k followers over what I'm doing now in 3 weeks. I'm following people who follow similar accounts (basically people that follow popular accounts that my tweets are similar to).
    Should I use a different tool for following? or how do you folks do it?
     
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    yaleinnovator Power Member

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    you need to up how many people you are following daily. after 2 thousand followers you can follow 1000 people a day.

    also following people back isn't a good idea. people think it is because
    1. it makes the follower feel committed to you or your brand
    2. they think the follwer will unfollow you if you don't. in reality someone who follows you first already has a legetimate reason in their head on why they want to follow you, so you don't need to follow them back for them to continue following you.

    By following back you are messing up your following to follower ratio, which is VITALLY important for your pages value. this attractiveness will generate much more followers because you will be perceived as someone of higher importance. it is important to understand that elevating your pages value this way is more important than trying to connect with users through following back. In the long run you will gain much more interested customers/followers. -yaleinnovator
     
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  4. joshb12

    joshb12 Newbie

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    Thanks for the responses guys.
    As I stated though, I have 12.8k followers, and I'm following 12.5k back. And about 200 of those aren't following me back at the moment. If I were to unfollow everyone that isn't following me back, I'd probably be following 12.3k or 12.2

    Is there something better than manageflitter for getting my followers up?
     
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    It's very hard to keep your following count low when you use the follow back method. But it's very important cause you need to have less following than followers otherwise you will get banned.
     
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    The bigger question is how many people you can now unfollow in a day. and how fast can you go about doing it
     
  7. joshb12

    joshb12 Newbie

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    I am following less than follow me.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
  9. joshb12

    joshb12 Newbie

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    What do you mean?
     
  10. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Power Member

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    Don't follow people back and I'd cap the daily following to around 350, following every 3-4 minutes or so. Become more aggressive than that and experience has shown you run the risk of being suspended.

    By all means try following more with throw away accounts if you wish, so you can see it for yourself. But I've done my own trials in the past and you'll only get away with following 1000 per day if you get lucky and avoid a red flag.
     
  11. joshb12

    joshb12 Newbie

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    What do you mean when you say don't follow back? Usually I follow people and they follow me back.
    Is there something you use to follow up to 350 a day by following every couple minutes?

    I'm just looking on how to increase my followers by about 10-20k more than I already do since it's taking 3-4 weeks just to get 1k over what I'm currently at.
     
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  12. ScreamingMidget

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    I mean if someone follows you first, don't follow them back.

    I'm currently using Tweet Demon to do my following/unfollowing.
     
  13. Sampler

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    To be honest it can be a lot to do with luck. Sometimes
    I've been pretty cautious with my unfollowing/following
    and other times pretty aggressive, in both cases I've had
    some accounts last ages and others not too much. Generally,
    the quality of your tweets and other suspicious activity is
    more of a problem.

    Sampler

     
  14. joshb12

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    I definitely don't want to get banned whatever I do. I'd just like to get my account to 40k followers from where I'm at right now (at 12.8k).
    When i get it to 40k, I'll slow down a bit with my followers, and let it gradually increase from there.

    I was just wondering if manage flitter is good to use, or if there's something better for my desired goal. And how many to follow a day (So far I've been told 350 max).