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Stupid Twitter Question #1: Why "Unfollow"?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Jonny Quick, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Jonny Quick

    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

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    From what I've read, the best/easiest way to get followers is by following, and everyone says that once they've followed you, you unfollow them. I don't understand this. Why would you want to unfollow someone that followed you? What if they do the same thing and unfollow you and now no one is following anyone?
     
  2. racket

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    95% of peopel dont notice you unfollow them.
    you should unfollow them simply for the reason that youre not there to follow and read peoples tweets its pointless.
     
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    Your limit of people you follow is a ratio of how many follow you, so to get more followers, you need to do this.
     
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    yep there's a limit to how many you can follow
     
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    twitter is all about looking cool ! The cooler you look, the better!
     
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    yea to unfollow is easy with these bots.do you have any questions?
     
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  7. Jonny Quick

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    Clearly, some of these accounts are automated and will follow you if you follow them. There's no way this is being done manually. So, why would an automated program follow people that follow them, when "conventional wisdom" says you unfollow people after they follow you?

    What's the ratio? What's the limit? Why is this like this? Is there a reason for it?

    What is the limit?

    I'm using Twitter Money Bot (free version) and I'm liking it, and am giving serious thought to paying $47 for the Pro version. What's all this stuff about limits?

    Also, TMB has the ability to randomly delay each "follow" so it happens every "x to y" seconds (i.e. 4 to 20 seconds). Is this necessary? Can you follow too fast, too many in "x" (unit of time) ? What are these limits? 10 per minute, 500 per day, etc... I'm up to about 800 follows now, so I'm wondering about limits.

    And how long do you follow people before you drop them? Do you wait for them to follow you 1st, or drop both on the same schedule (3 days, 2 weeks, whatever)? Or do you drop those that follow you immediately?

    And what's the deal with Avatars? TMB asks if you want to filter out those that haven't got avatars, etc... Why is this important?
     
  8. aa746

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    Because real people take offense to that, and more often than not will unfollow you in retaliation.
    Or they realise that more than likely the account was a bot, and unfollow.



    Every account can follow 2,000 users total. Once you?ve followed 2,000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow. This number is different for each account and is based on your ratio of followers to following; this ratio is not published. Follow limits cannot be lifted by Twitter and everyone is subject to limits, even high profile and API accounts.

    ^^ from the twitter help center.

    1k max per day

    Delaying follows is done to hopefully stop twitter from banning your account. Yes you can follow too fast when your account is still new/small.
     
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    I commonly follow 30-50,000 people per day... aa746...

    It depends on how you access twitter. Yes, if you use a pc, then yes, your daily follow limit is restricted to 1k per day
     
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  10. Jonny Quick

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    Thanks for the substantive replies and I'm sorry I missed them until just now.

    Thanks, I found the help center text this morning when Twitter said I couldn't follow any more because I was over the limit, lol...

    So then how do you differentiate between followers that you can unfollow in order to follow more, and followers that will unfollow you if you unfollow them? And how much effort should I put into differentiating between "real" and "bot" followers/following, etc... when I intend to have thousands? Are all bots bad? Can some bots be good?

    Most importantly: How fast is too fast? Where are the limits that get an account banned? This is a client's twitter account, and it would be VERY BAD if I "done goofed" and got it banned.

    Can I assume then that accessing via a mobile device has no limits? Higher limits? Is it due to the IP changing ? What is it about a mobile device that gives you more options than via PC? If you use proxies, will the limits on accessing via PC increase?