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Twitter cracking down :( I need advice...

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by DebtFreeMe, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. DebtFreeMe

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    It looks like twitter is cracking down hard on those that are purchasing followers.... This really sucks because I'm going to have a crap load of complaints tomorrow.

    I know of at least a couple of accounts of clients that got suspended in the past few hours. What would you do as a social media services website owner to weather the coming storm?

    Hunker down and keep quite? Refund and lose money, even though there is a disclaimer on each page? Respond to emails and hope people understand (doubtful)?

    What do you all think?
     
  2. GiftGuru

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    Convince them to use dozens of accounts and not press your main one (that you want to keep)

    Most biz owners don't get the concept, but you have to try to convince them that more social media accounts is better
     
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    Are you selling real followers using follow first method, or just cheap fake followers? If you are selling fake followers I would be damn surprised if Twitter started suspending their users accts for this. How can they prove that someone bought followers and it was not a competitor of theirs just trying to sabotage them. I think you are probably selling follow first real followers though and if so you have to be very careful with these type these days and as @GiftGuru said sell them on the idea of multiple accts doing less work each, therefore reducing the risk of suspension.
     
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    They are actually real looking fake accounts. This is a first for me to see this happen to my clients.
     
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    There's no way they are suspending the accounts for having/purchasing fake followers. Regardless if they purchased real or fake, there's no way to tell if that person actually purchased those. If Twitter wants to start suspending accounts that have fake followers, then I'll just start sending all the biggest names fake followers and get all their accounts suspended. Obviously I'm not serious, I'm just giving you an example of why they haven't/can't/won't suspend accounts with fake followers. There would be a shitstorm of accounts suspended. Will they lose followers? Of course, that will always be an issue. I wouldn't refund their money, but rather readd more followers.
     
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    Like @Dagreyon said... you need to narrow down why your clients are getting suspended... because it is not from adding fake followers.
     
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    I don't know if Twitter uses advanced algorithms, but it would be quite easy to see if someone is gaming followers by analysing the growth rate vs. the amount of mentions. If there's a sudden increase in the number of mentions to a user and followers increase more than the accounts 60 day average, then it's likely legit. However, if the follower increase rate is more than the 60day average but there's no increase in mentions, then there's a high liklihood that it's spam.

    That's a really simple way for Twitter to identify spam accounts or users buying followers (again just my assumption of how they could find fake accounts).
     
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    this really does make sense you don't want to over do your account with followers at once
     
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    Going by Dag's post, Twitter won't suspend anyone's account just because they gained fake followers (whether they bought it or not). Like someone said, the client must have done something else to get suspended.
     
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    if they banned for fake followers they'd be banning almost every celebrity there is no way. Even Obama has like 40% fake followers.
     
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