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Safely managing multiple, legitimate social media accounts

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by mosey, May 1, 2014.

  1. mosey

    mosey Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm hoping someone with experience can give me a little advice on how to safely manage multiple social media accounts (e.g., using them without getting banned). These are all "legit" accounts and I won't be using software or bots with them.

    I already manage two sets of social media accounts from my home IP address. Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. I don't want to potentially jeopardize these accounts by creating more from the same IP, especially with different names/personas.

    In a nutshell, I'm going to be launching a few new sites within the next week or so, and each of these sites will, of course, need social media accounts. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to go about doing this without messing up the accounts I currently have, or risking the new ones.

    What is the BEST way to go about doing this, assuming that money isn't an issue (within reason)?

    It looks like most private proxy companies are used for software and bots and things like that, which is totally fine, but it doesn't suit my purposes (and many of those IPs are probably burnt).

    Would a VPN be better for something like this?

    Can you recommend any service providers that offer what I need?

    What about phone verification if/when necessary?

    I know there are "social media managers" out there who manage dozens of accounts, how do they do it without putting their client's accounts in danger?

    Any advice on this topic is hugely appreciated.
     
  2. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    the best way is using VPN.
     
  3. mosey

    mosey Newbie

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    Could you go into a little more detail? Why is using a VPN the best way? Aren't most VPN IPs shared between users? What service would you suggest?

    Still looking for advice on this topic from anyone else who happens to stop by. Thank you.
     
  4. evilclown

    evilclown Senior Member

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    Check out hootsuite(.)com
     
  5. mosey

    mosey Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion evilclown, but it doesn't look like hootsuite allows you to actually create the accounts with their service. It's a nice management system, but I'm still at square one insofar as account creation goes. I think buzzbundle is a little more robust in this respect as it allows you to create accounts from the software itself (and allows use of proxies). But again, not sure what proxy or VPN service I should be using for my specific needs. Would love to hear some more thoughts on this.
     
  6. farkasb

    farkasb Junior Member

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    I use a separated pc as a server for this. I manage it with remote desktop. I use virtual machines with vmware. Each virtual machine has a separated proxy and can manage 2 accounts (accounts are set up on windows level as well, you can use different OS, browser etc.. for different accounts to make it more realistic). Furthermore, I have a VPN on my server pc, just for a second line of defense. Sometimes they can figure out your real ip using tricky methods, but this way, they can only get your server's IP, which is still not your real one.
    Maybe it's a bit over protective, but better be safe than sorry :)
     
  7. sam.hunt0710

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