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Starting to build a Twitter Account!

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by TramsMedia, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. TramsMedia

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    Okay, since i have some time i want to dabble in some Twitter stuff. I have some questions. If there is a thread already similar just a simple url to the post will do Thanks.

    How many people can you follow in a single 24 hour period without ban?
    What is the going thing? CB? CPA?
    How many accounts can i have on one ip?
    Is there any settings i should change from default on my twitter account?
    [edit] which Tweet program should i buy for a newbie tweeter?
     
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  2. Autumn

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    1) Initially keep it to about 100 a day IMHO. Some people claim you can do more but you will get auto blocked from following more people until you get some followers of your own. Mass following is easily identifiable spammy behaviour. Once you have followers you can start to follow more people - the number of people you can follow before you get blocked from following more is a function of how many followers you have.

    2) CPA - free email and zip submits. Credit card stuff doesn't work too well. You can build your own email lists quite easily too, which is possibly the best way to use Twitter.

    3) Some people claim you can sign up to 10 accounts per IP but I reckon that's not very wise. I would say 1 account per IP per 24 hours, or 12 hours at an absolute minimum. IMHO it's also a good idea to operate the accounts using different proxies and specifically to keep reusing the same proxy for each account. When an account gets banned, don't reuse the same IP for a while. This needs to be scripted really otherwise you will get some real headaches if you are operating hundreds of accounts.

    4) Make sure you add a unique profile photo, fill in the description and location boxes, use a nice theme with a pretty background photo to make the account seem legit. Post a few bullshit generic tweets and follow 10-15 people as soon as you sign up - the accounts will last longer. Accounts get suspended quick if you just sign up and leave them completely empty. Other settings are up to you, my bot turns off emails and shit like that.

    5) Tweet Attacks seems to be flavour of the month around here. Personally I use my own kick ass and amazing script so I can't comment on whether TA is any good or not.
     
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  3. TramsMedia

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    I guess what my budget will allow me now is TweetAttacks Lite and a set of 10 proxies. So i think i will start out with ten accounts. I will just set up all the emails through the proxies? By hand. I will target my niches with the appropriate products/services. I kinda wish TweetAdder more then 1 profile for that price so i could get a full program. I am also wondering if i buy TweetAttacks Lite i can upgrade to full version.

    I think this will be my thread i will update during my Twitter Saga.

    I did a test batch of 400 on a twitter program and i only had 8 followers the next day. Did i do something wrong?

    How long should you give accounts before unfollowing them?

    Is there a certain ratio you should keep up for following/followers?

    I really dont want to lose all my accounts at once, i need more import of how and how much people you should follow in a 24h period?

    I guess thats all for now! Have a good day everyone!:D
     
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    1) 400 follows? That's not so bad but it's not very good either, my follow back rate is about 6%. When you are finding people to follow, you should make sure they're targeted to your niche by scraping the Twitter search engine for relevant keywords, and preferably in the target location for the CPA offer you're going to promote.

    2) 48-72 hours

    3) Up to 2000 followers: you can follow about 70% of your total number of followers per day, lower is better from the spam perspective. Above 2000 followers you have a lot more leeway.

    4) You need to basically burn your first few batches of accounts as a learning process to determine what the thresholds are for your own type of spamming before you start to scale up. Make sure you do your follows in random small batches throughout the day, not all at once - same for your unfollows. Don't follow protected accounts. Keep it looking natural.

    It's not specifically following that gets you suspended, it's following and then unfollowing large numbers of people. It makes it obvious you're a spammer out to build your followers list.

    I would think bigger than 10 accounts (ie. acquire 1000+ accounts some how so you can afford to burn some and not worry about it). I would much rather have 100 realistic looking accounts with 100 followers each than 10 with 1000 - in the latter scenario, it's going to sting when one gets banned.
     
  5. TramsMedia

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    How would you manage 1k accounts with pic and bio and other stuff.

    So it is better to have 10 accounts per niche then just 1?

    If you have 1k accounts do you need 1k proxies?

    So trying to build accounts with thousands of followers is bad?
     
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    how much twitter acount 2k flollowing
     
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    Figured someone would ruin my thread. delete if possible. thx
     
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    1) I use my own scripts, I don't know how other people do it. No it's not for sale.

    2) Yes IMHO. Spread the risk.

    3) That's how I'd do it if I was running 1000 all at the same time. Most people don't run 1000 at a time, they run a few dozen / hundred at a time and bring in a new batch when the existing accounts get banned. Always good to have some in reserve. I have a script that periodically checks my active accounts and replaces banned accounts with new accounts from the stockpile. Availability of proxies is the main limiting factor with running tons of accounts at one time.

    4) Not necessarily. If you're making legit accounts that you want to last, and you're actually having a meaningful two way conversation with your followers, thousands of followers is good because it adds legitimacy to your account. If you're just doing dirty spam (which 90% of BHWers are doing), spread the risk.
     
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    Officialy u can follow up to 1K bit I wouldn't do more than 500 per account

    max 10 accounts per ip - better not more than 6-8

    you can use tweet attacks - search forum for discount
     
  10. TramsMedia

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    So tired now. Have to keep thinking about twitter and no get side tracked. I have followed around 600 people now and only 21 followers, i think i myabe doing something wrong? I think i might just purchase 1k accounts for back up cause im ready to start burning. (Do not spam that you have accounts for sale nor pm me)(unless of course you have high rep and or post count):rolleyes:
     
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    U can try retweeting trending topics to get genuine followers
    initially its a slow process, but still safer than getting your account banned
     
  12. afriendlyguy

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    For the 1st 2-3 days, you can try to follow 100-200 people per day. After than you can increase to 300 per day, and when you get to 500 followers, you may increase the following process gradually to avoid being flagged.

    The important thing is you must continue to tweet everyday even if you have a very small following. This is to ensure the people whom you have tried to follow will find you legitimate.

    Hope it helps. :)

    Cheers
     
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    it doesn't make too much sense following random people out of the blue, because you'll have that horrible followback rates what you have now

    you definitely need a plan

    generally i'd say if you don't specify for any niche = you do untargeted following and your primary target is creating a follower base to make your account seem more legit, then you can follow a few basic guidelines:

    - easy & simple: follow users who will follow back :), how? you will need good feeders (=twitter users whose followers you follow) whose followers follow you back at a good rate: you can search for hashtags: #teamfollowback, #tfb etc. or try @teamfollowback and it's variations @teemfollowback, @willfollowback, @500aday, @operationfollowback, @TEAMF0LL0WB4CK

    - it's also a good idea monitoring the amount of new followers what your feeders get day by day, because those followers are most likely the people who are active/were recently active on twitter, hence you have a better chance being followed back against with a person who is an "older" follower and abandoned his/her twitter account a long time ago
    an account with a few 10k followers is just fine, they usually get the needed 300-400 new followers day, so you can set up your fav twitter tool to follow the most recent 300-400 followers of your feeder

    - you can also use free web based tools to create a follower base, like twiends or hitfollow.info and such (there are 4 more sites like that), you can find a whole thread dedicated to them here

    - then when you have a few k followers, people tend to follow you back at an even better rate
     
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  14. TramsMedia

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    I am def targeting a niche and one accounts followers. I am up to 30 followers today and following around 600 i will unfollow now of people that have been following for 2 days+ and will follow another 200 before bed and see how that goes. I am trying to tweet alot of no link tweets for now. Well i will report back later. Thanks peeps~!
     
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    One thing that can increase the no of followers is to post useful as well as interesting tweets so that people like it and will get attracted towards you and this is the best way by which more and more people will follow you...
     
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    Sorry for not updating last couple days. I went and bought TweetAttacks Lite and a set of 10 Private Proxies From SquidProxies. I am going to hand create 10 accounts to start with. I would buy a nice set of accounts but i will have to make some money first as funds are limited. Will update soon.
     
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    It looks really spammy to someone if they see someone with a account with 500 followers and two tweets. keep it low to start with, targeted and stay below the radar.
     
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    Okay so being on a limited budget at the moment i went and purchased 50 twitter accounts. They will be ready tomorrow sometime. They sweet thing is they include profile pic and bio.

    Today i just added two accounts and did the initial follow between 50 - 150. I will post back tomorrow and tell you guys how its going.

    Still looking for monetizing Twitter Methods. Not looking for spoon food but more like helping me brainstorm.
     
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    Remember that while you are adding your followers, you will still need to add contents(tweets). This is to prevent yourself from being flagged due to having too little tweets and inactive with tweeting but doing massive following.

    Your followers will not like to follow someone with almost no tweets too. However, your tweets must also be of certain value to them. For instance, give them some internet marketing related tips if you are in the IM niche. And once in a while add a few affiliate links. My recommendation is to do it once or twice out of 10 tweets.

    We have to be aware that Twitter is a social media platform afterall and you need to engage with your followers. :D

    Hope it helps.!

    Cheers

     
  20. Romanjan

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    check out buy-followers .org