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Twitter Account Buying Tips for Newbies

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by EddyD, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. EddyD

    EddyD Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've seen a lot of people that have offered to buy accounts over the past few days, and it looks like they dont have a clue what they're getting themselves into, so heres a few checks to run before buying a twitter account:

    1) What is the Klout score?
    Klout measures impact of the account, the higher the klout score the more engaged and therefore valuable the followers are. If the account you're looking at has a low Klout score, then it's foten not worth your time.

    2) Following/Follower Ratio
    I have countless accounts with 20k followers, but a lot of them are also following 20k people which means that the actual reason the people are following is more for the followback then the content. This basically means, the account is useless, don't buy it!

    3) Retweets/@ Messages
    Do a simple search for the account on Twitter. See how many @ messages and retweets their most recent few tweets are getting. This will give you another factor to help judge the value of a twitter account.

    Please don't just give your money over to these people selling accounts with thousands of followers because they're worth literally nothing, it makes far more sense to build up your own following, even if the number is low, the engagement will be much much higher.

    I'll put this into traffic terms to give you another quick example. Would you rather 100 hits a day to your niche site from google, or 10,000 hits from ******?

    Seriously, think before you commit to buying an account as you'll just be wasting money a lot of the time. People selling these useless accounts is why the market value for Twitter and Twitter accounts has gone down so much.

    (Random Note: I don't sell Twitter accounts, this has NO benefit to me other than trying to stop a few people wasting their cash when they could spend it on better ideas)
     
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  2. cyberflax

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    Thanks mate, really informative thread. Cheers.
     
  3. Silverion

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    Thanks a ton mate...It is really very informative to know about Twitter account buying..I appreciate your effort..:)
     
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    this is really got info thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. EddyD

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