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Taken over a clients twitter account

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by hollaholla, Aug 3, 2010.

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  1. hollaholla

    hollaholla Newbie

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    It has

    1,148 Following 758 Followers 7 Listed

    What is listed?

    Do i want to cut down the people i am following?

    I made a nice design themed on their niche. They are an ecommerce site and im looking to use this to promote special offers for the site to boost sales.

    Any advice would be great cos im completely new to this.
     
  2. erroronline14

    erroronline14 Regular Member

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    Yes you need to cut down the number of following.

    Lists in twitter are just like groups. You are listed 7 times so it means that you are listed in certain group by some people.

    Do they require you to build followers?
     
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    Thats not too bad a twitter ratio, if you follow 2000 tweeters then twitter wont allow you to follow any more until you get that number down.
     
  4. hollaholla

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    It in our interest really, cos we take a % of the profit the site makes.

    We are doing a newsletter to promote the twitter. We send to our opt in list of about 8.5k customers along with other offers. Then when the twitter gets more popular, we will offer incentives to retweet our promotional tweets.

    That's kind of the plan anyway.

    Who should i be deleting? The people that haven't followed me?
     
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    I'd start with any user who hasn't tweeted in the last 30 days (they just aren't active enough). You'd be surprised how many you can clear that way. Then move on to unfollowing those not following you.
     
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    thanks for the responses! I got rid of the inactives, apart from the ones in the uk and the ones that have been dead for a while, but have nice posts to spin.

    After that i have

    817 Following 760 Followers 7 Listed

    547 people that you follow are not following you

    Should I get rid of those 547 apart from ppl in the uk, people i know who I can get to follow?

    This account has been neglected for a while. The new people we hope to attract will be coming from our website userbase via a newsletter.

    Would it be best to have more followers than following? That would make it look like something worth following right?
     
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    Yeah I would flush the ones not following you, unless you want to see what they have to say for some reason.

    >Would it be best to have more followers than following? That would make it look like something worth following right?

    To have many more followers than following makes you much more authoritative, IMO. It makes you look like you're only interested in a few people, but many more are interested in you.
     
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    yes, but wait till tomorrow if you've already done a few hundred today.
     
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    hollaholla Newbie

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    i started off at

    1,148 Following 758 Followers 7 Listed

    and am now at

    412 Following 757 Followers 7 Listed

    I used ManageFlitter to sort them all and remove unwanted people.

    Ideally id like to get rid of all people that arent in the uk. Is this possible other than going through 1 by 1?

    We don't ship outside the uk so the offers would be useless to those overseas.. many of the users this account is following is american.

    Also I want to go thorough my competitors UK users and add them. How many is safe to do per day?
     
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    thanks for the info guys
     
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    Make sure you don't unfollow too many on one day..even though it looks like you already have.

    Don't unfollow more than 400 a day MAX.
     
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    my competitors who are on the first page for the ecoms kewords seem to only follow manufacturers.

    Ideally id like to do the same, which means unfollowing all the people i currently do now. If anything wont it look like im cleaning up the account? I made it look nice, changed the bio.

    Also there is 100s of junk messages in there. how do i delete them all at once?

    :D
     
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    I used hummingbird abit and it seemed alright, try checking it out.
     
  14. Dadelius

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    To get rid of all your DM's open a free account with socialoomph and purge your dm's.
    quick and painless! :)