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Twitter Advice to avoid Suspensions

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by MikeLac, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. MikeLac

    MikeLac Regular Member

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    I will start by explaining what I am doing and what I am trying to accomplish.

    I'm using Tweetattacks. I have created 100 Accounts. All 100 accounts are for a specific niche. Each account is going to be using whitehat methods. The blackhat method is using 100 accounts with each account being a completely fake identity. The main goal is to send traffic to my website and blog.

    I'm having trouble keeping accounts alive. Been trying this for 3 weeks and learning about things that can get accounts suspended.

    Each account is posting around 8 to 10 tweets per day. These are regular tweets that contain no links or hashtags. I was planning on posting 2 tweets per day with links to offers after about 1 Month of building followers. Most of my Accounts made it to 2 weeks live before all being suspended within a couple of days. Over the past week, I created another 100 Accounts only to have them suspended within a couple of days. Created another 100 Accounts and half of them got suspended and managed to save the other half before they got suspended. created another 50 accounts to replace the suspended ones.

    Here is what I have been doing which I think is the reason for the account suspensions. I'm using 25 Private Proxies. Using 4 accounts per proxy. I created 15 different Biographies and rotated them between the 100 Accounts. There would be approx. 7 accounts using the same Biography word for word. The locations for each Account are different.

    When creating the 100 accounts, I had used 10 of my own domains for the emails. Created a redirect for the catchalls for each domain to a Gmail Account. Been using Tweet Attacks account creator. It just checks the Gmail account to confirm all Emails.

    Here is why my Accounts are being suspended, IMO.

    I created 15 links for my website to be used for the website in my profile. So each account would not be listing the exact same website link. BUT .... all I did was create different directories and just put a redirect in each directory that redirects to the sites homepage. I'll use the gaming niche as an example. Each directory would just be the name of a popular game. But all website links have the same root domain.

    I also created 25 Socialoomph accounts and assigned 4 Twitter accounts to each Socialoomph account. Set them up to send each new follower a DM that contains one of the 15 links back to my site. After a Month, I was planning on using the Socialoomph accounts to make 2 tweets per day with links to offers for each account.

    I created 25 Twitterfeed accounts and assigned 4 Twitter accounts per Twitterfeed Account. I'm using the same URL shortener for each feed for all accounts. This is a problem because when I make a blog post, the exact same tweet with the same link is posted to all 100 Accounts. Maybe the reason why my accounts got flagged and suspended.

    My ips are not banned. If I keep going through accounts, I would not be surprised if they do end up being banned. The websites that I am using for the emails are not banned. BUT ... my main website that I have been using in my Profile and DM's has been banned. I'm quite certain of it. This is the website that I want to send all traffic to.

    My accounts get suspended within a day after I update the profiles with my Website. With the last batch of 100 accounts that I created, I DID NOT include any website in my profile whatsoever. BUT, I still setup my Socialoomph Accounts to send a DM to all new followers that contained a link back to my site. With these 100 Accounts, I only followed between 40 to 60 people the first day. The next day, I discovered half of them got suspended already. Probably from the DMs. So I quickly went into all Socialoomph Accounts and disabled all DMs. This was 3 days ago. Since I did that, all remaining accounts have been active and successfully posting Tweets. But there is absolutely nothing in the Tweets or the accounts itself that will direct a single visitor back to my site. I'm just trying to build followers while I try to figure out the best plan of action to take.

    I should also mention that my Accounts have been following between 100 to 125 a day. Only 40 to 60 per day for the first 3 days of the accounts life until there has been several tweets posted. I seriously doubt that my accounts have been suspended due to overly aggressive following. I created a list of 1000 Tweets with no links or hashtags whatsoever. Tweetattacks is using the same 1000 tweets for each Account and I scheduled Tweet Attacks to post a tweet to each account every 2 to 4 hours. The tweets have been mixed up for each account so that the tweets will be in a completely different order for each account.

    Here is what I need some advise on.

    I have yet to setup my new Twitter accounts in my Twitterfeed Accounts. It is a lot of work to set up all of the feeds and authenticate all of my Twitter accounts only to have my Twitter accounts suspended and have to do it over again. Twitterfeed has 22 URL shorteners listed. Should I use most of them? Maybe only assign 8 Twitter Accounts for a URL shortener? Then the next 8 for a different URL shortener? So I would only have 8 Accounts posting the same link to my blog post instead of 100? Thoughts?

    What about the website in my profile and DMs? How can I get my website URL in all 100 Twitter Accounts and DMs? If my Domain name is banned in Twitter, would I be able to use that domain and create many subdomains? I know that Google treats a Subdomain as a separate website. But if a Domain is banned, does that mean all subdomains associated with that domain are banned as well? I'm willing to create a subdomain for every single Twitter account if that is what it takes. I'd just create a redirect in each subdomain going back to my main site.

    Or would I have to create several different links using URL shorteners? Here is the problem. My website domain name is descriptive. You will know what my website is about just by looking at the domain name. You'll have no idea what my website is about by looking at a URL shortener link. And I have no control over the links. I'd probably be checking them all of the time to make sure they are still active. Do URL shortener links stay active forever? Or only for a certain length of time? And will a redirect to a banned site still get my Accounts suspended? Does Twitter follow the links to see which site the links end up on?

    The traffic that I was getting was making money for me. Oh, I also had 2 eight month old Twitter accounts that were doing the exact same things as all of the suspended accounts. They were the only ones not affected.

    Any advice and tips would be appreciated. :) My Twitter accounts are going to be useless if they can not promote my site.

    Have a Merry Christmas everyone! :D
     
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  2. MikeLac

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    I should also mention that the Biographies have some sexual content in them. These accounts have a hot looking chick for the profile pic and the accounts are targeting horny men. :D

    The biographies mention things like, "I love to have sex! F*cking and sucking are my goals in life."

    I spell out the actual word in my biographies and do not replace a letter with an "*" in the above example.

    I know that you can use foul language when posting tweets. But what about the biographies?

    Thought it would be important to mention that as well. :)
     
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    SexyMonk Junior Member

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    Dude. I think you need to ax this in the Tweet Attacks Post.
     
  4. kn1024

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    I don't know why after a long process you made, your accounts get suspended.
    I maintain about 20 Twitter accounts at the same time without any proxy, all of them using gmail and pointing to the same website, no special for each account description... and they're working for me all of time (4 months to now)
     
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  5. MikeLac

    MikeLac Regular Member

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    This doesn't have much to do with Tweet Attacks. I just mentioned that I am using Tweet Attacks to post the tweets and also the Tweet Attacks Account creator to create the accounts.

    If I wasn't using Tweet Attacks whatsoever and was doing everything manually, I will still have the problem with suspended accounts.

    If using Tweet Attacks was the reason why my Accounts were being suspended, then I would have asked this in the Tweet Attacks thread. :)

    This is a problem with Twitter and not with Tweet Attacks. :cool:
     
  6. MikeLac

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    If I was only doing 20 Accounts, I probably would be fine. But I am having problems because I scaled it up to 100 Accounts with each account having links to my main site. And each of the 100 Accounts posting the same Twitterfeed post with the same URL. 20 Accounts would probably be under the radar. 100 Accounts is not. :)

    The biggest reason for my long process is to keep under the radar. Lots of work for the initial setup. But I plan on using the 100 Accounts for a very long time. Once the initial setup is done, then I shouldn't have to do much work after that. Except for getting followers and posting tweets. Everytime I write a blog post, I would get traffic back to my site from the 100 Accounts that it is posted to.

    So you can imagine my frustration when the Accounts get suspended and I have to add the new accounts back into Socialoomph and log into all of my Twitterfeed accounts and set up the feeds for the new accounts.

    And the biggest problem is because these are new accounts. Twitter watches new accounts very closely. When the accounts are a little more established and are showing normal behaviour, then the accounts can get away with a lot more compared to a new account.
     
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    Just about the only time I ever get bans is from following and then there's the bans for the times I feel like being just a complete and total spammer and loading up thousands of tweets into a few dozen or more accounts and setting them to tweet every few minutes and then just leave it going all day.....nearly always some bannage on those days but accounts are cheap.

    Also, not sure how you've had accounts banned from tweeting links, I have a ton of accounts just hooked up to twitter feed that all they do is tweet links and I haven't had a single one of those banned.
     
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  8. MikeLac

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    Yes, I have some accounts hooked up to Twitterfeed that has been tweeting nothing but links for the past 8 Months. I have basically ignored those Twitter accounts for a long time. Still going. Have almost 3,000 followers with each account. Recently, I unfollowed everyone on those accounts. Unfollowed 500 per day. Then started following 500 per day. If I did that with a new account, I am sure that it would be banned.

    I think the problem is with the new accounts. It is much harder to create new accounts with the "newtwitter" in order to Spam. I have 2 Twitter Accounts that I have been using the exact same tactics on. One is 2 Months old and the other is 8 Months old. They both have some history built up. They were the only ones not affected.

    Here is a little bit more info on what I am doing. I took a Porn Video and took a couple of pictures of a Hot looking woman before she got naked. Used those pics for the profile pick. These accounts are basically targeting horny men and even woman, as my profile mentions "I am bi-sexual". For every new follower, they receive a DM. Basically saying, "Thanks for the follow! Check out my pics at: www.mysite.com/sex_pics". I made sure that the link is very descriptive so that a person would think that they would get to see some sex pics of my character in action. And I didn't disappoint! When a person gets to my Home page, they would discover 4 nice pics of my character in action. Basically, I went through the porn video and paused it in 4 different spots and took some snapshots. At the bottom of the page it says, "Click here for some more Sex Pics and Videos". Then it would go to a Sex site where I get commissions on any sales. And I was getting some sales! :) Also, the blog that I created is sexually related. I would promote the blog on the website as well. All Twitterfeed posts would be from my sex blog.

    The biographies mention things like "I love to have sex! Currently single and always looking for a cute guy to fuck".

    So, I am not sure if my sexually related biographies are the problem. Maybe I should replace words like "fuck" with "f*ck". But I assumed since you can make tweets with explicit language, you could do the same with the biographies.

    All Website links in the profiles for all 100 accounts were going to the same Website. All DMs for all 100 Accounts were going to the same website. Maybe a few complaints were made about the sex related DMs and my Website domain got banned. Therfor, every one of my Accounts that had that website url in the profile got banned. Every account that was sending DMs with links to my website got banned. I'm sure that is what has happened.

    But I created 2 test accounts 4 days ago. One had my website url in the profile. The other had a subdomain of my website as the url in the profile. The subdomain just redirects back to the main site. The biographies for each just contained a couple of sentences. Non sexual related and no foul language. I was hoping that the account with the subdomain would remain and the other account would get banned. It was a test to see if Twitter treats the Subdomain as a separate website or if any subdomains of a banned site would still get banned. But they both remain active! Maybe my site is not banned like I think and it is the sexual related biographies. Will have to do a few more tests. I currently have all 100 Twitter Accounts running for 3 days now with no bans. But these Accounts do not contain any links back to my site. Just working on building the followers and building some history with them before I start adding the links to my profile and sending DMs to all new followers.
     
  9. Saulyx

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    fake your browser headers? Im interested in this too as I'm running a large bot that does account creation and tweeting