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People ruining Twitter with fake retweets and followers

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by rickya, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. rickya

    rickya Newbie

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    More of a vent if I'm honest but just wondered what other peoples views on it are.

    I started a Twitter account around a year and a half ago in the 'follow back' niche, with the sole purpose of trying to help small accounts gain followers. The first 12 months or so were good but over the past 6 months it's become increasingly difficult to keep it up. I no longer make any money from advertising due to traffic dying down and people favouring larger accounts with insane amount of retweets.

    The problem is that the owners of these accounts are selling out. They're applying 2-300k in fake followers to boost them up the ranks on advertising websites and using anywhere between 2-900 fake retweets. Which means accounts like mine with 110k don't even get a look in any more.

    They're basically making money by fooling people.

    Don't get me wrong there are thousands of accounts out there that haven't sold out and are doing extremely well for themselves, but they are generally well established and have been around a very long time.

    I have thought about changing niche, but it would be almost like starting from scratch again and would probably take years to re-establish my account.

    Or should I just go with the crowd and look into doing it myself?
     
  2. skadoosh

    skadoosh Regular Member

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    Yeah this is literally nothing new. If you have real followers, don't freaking use pay4tweet (or whatever the new alternative is for it) or fiverr or other crap like that. You're competing with accounts that have hundreds of thousands of fake followers in an environment where the buyer is usually too oblivious to realize it.

    I don't know what other options you'd have with a "follow back" account, though. Obviously to compete in that environment you'll need a lot of fake followers. But why not use your account to build new accounts? That seems like the most profitable route for that kind of account. Just make new accounts, build up the followers, then sell it. Rinse, repeat.
     
  3. BuildMoreLinks

    BuildMoreLinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    well thats plain marketing, we all have to live with it. After reading your post I feel that you already know the answer to your question.
     
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  4. bitproxies

    bitproxies Newbie

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    LOL, Yup. Pretty sure it's been this way since email.
     
  5. jimmylegs

    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    Those twitter accounts are a joke, I actually don't know why you expected honesty and substance by starting a "follow back" account.
     
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  6. rickya

    rickya Newbie

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    It's always existed, but hasn't been a problem though until recently, now everyone is flocking towards it.. some of them are paying the price though and getting their accounts permanently suspended.

    Building up other accounts and selling them on sounds like the best way forward to be honest. I'm assuming the value will be pretty low though so I'd have to churn out quite a few to make it worth my while.

    Check (at)HitRetweetTeam for an example of what I mean..
     
  7. asuran

    asuran Registered Member

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    There is a saying that marketers ruin everything but spammers are a special breed who are just faking makreting but doing a great job marketing their services. :)
     
  8. rickya

    rickya Newbie

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    Indeed it does work.. they're topping all the statistic websites, raking it in advertising etc. Wonder how long it'll last though?

    Edit - out of curiosity how many proxies would you need to average almost a thousand retweets?
     
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  9. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    They're probably using social exchange sites to gather all the RTs rather than spending money for proxies just to RT
     
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  10. ThatK1dB

    ThatK1dB Regular Member

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    i have several large accounts, and use my own accounts to retweet other accounts :) . really helps out to build up a new account
     
  11. ThatK1dB

    ThatK1dB Regular Member

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    i agree, especially in this day in age. you have to have the tools to compete in the market if not you will be left in the dust.
     
  12. socialmediapro

    socialmediapro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    Stop complaining and start adapting.
     
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