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Twitter Daily Limit

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by x5050, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. x5050

    x5050 Junior Member

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    This quesiton has been asked plenty times before, but generally in regards to new accounts with low follower numbers. I have an account that's about 9-10 months old and am at 9,000 followers to about 7,500 following. I have been following about 950 people/day for some time because I know that there's a theoretical limit of 1,000 follows a day in place. I've heard of people going beyond this limit with no trouble at all, but I just want to confirm that it's OK to do before I push it over the 1,000 mark. I get about 100 followers every day in my niche, so about 10% followback ratio. My account is for my band and we don't try to sell anything, auto reply, any of that. Simple follow/unfollow. We tweet twice a day or so just to chat with our fans. I know twitter is aggressive towards spammers mass following, but does the same apply across the board? Is it likely I'll just get suspended if I hit the limit?

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  2. flymethod

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    Interested in opinions on this too. I have an account about a year old, and I never went over 650 follows a day. I have a little over 7,000 followers.
     
  3. heartofgold

    heartofgold Regular Member

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    Twitter won't let you go over 1,000. You'll get a pop up that says you have hit the following limit for the day and to follow more tomorrow.
     
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    You can't go over 1,000 in 24hrs. So whoever "said" they've been doing that is an idiot.
     
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    CeMPUTER Registered Member

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    i am developing a bot - which limit i should set ? 1k is just fine ? so i could INSTANT follow 1k or should i code it so he follows 1k over 24h ?
     
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    gunner108 Registered Member

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    Even i have heard of few people being able to follow more than 1K users in a day, but it again depends on the number of users using twitter on that day! If they are less, u might be able to follow more! But why take risk when u have so many followers already? By following so many, the chances of getting u'r account suspended is high!!
     
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    For any of my new accounts that reach 2000 followers, I set it to a max of 500 per day - I then only go higher once the the ratio allows it.

    If you have an account that has over 10,000 followers, then I'd say following the 950 could be ok... but it's risky as 10,000 is a decent number of followers to lose from aggressive following.

    OP: What time gap are you putting between each follow?

    Are you spreading them out throughout the day or doing them every, say, 10 seconds?
     
  8. x5050

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    I have it set to follow 1,000 people over the course of about 14 hours at a random interval of between 0 and 1 minutes. I'll bump it back down to 700 or so a day. Is that a safe number do you think?
     
  9. x5050

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    The only reason I had it set so high is because my followback ratio is about 10%, so growing at 100 followers a day is pretty slow for me. It's a twitter profile for my band, so we're trying to attract fans, but it's really tough to get people to follow back.
     
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    i would say that getting 100 new followers a day for one account is really good.
    10% followback ratio is also pretty good.
    it seems like 950 follows per day for only one account is already very high, getting banned is always possible so i would be safe.
    i would do less than 950 per day, i am sure that you don't want to lose the account.
    yes, it is hard to get people to follow back and that's why you need to build up multiple accounts :)
     
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    I thought the worst that could happen was a suspension and then you appeal and tell them you've stopped mass following. No?
     
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    what IS aggressive following tho?! I churn between 500 - 1000 follows and unfollows over a 2 - 4 day period on most accs and haven't been banned yet?!
     
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    Not always. I had an account banned and I appealed, but they closed my ticket and didn't even reply - in other words, they didn't want to know.

    Other times you can log into your account and tick a couple of checkboxes promising you won't follow in that way again and agree with their Terms - it's then unsuspended.

    For new accounts I now limit it to just 50 a day. This is low, but, I have larger accounts that will often retweet the new account, so I end up having a lot more followers than I'm actually following. I'll then up this to maybe 100 once I have 1000 followers and consider upping it again once it's past the magic 2000 followers.

    Maybe instead of following so many with 1 account - create 10 accounts and just follow a smaller amount on each. But target different users with each account.
     
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    I've just worked something out with regards to following limits, but this is after you get your account suspended and you've unsuspended it by ticking the check-boxes when you log into your account.

    If you hit the ratio limit of following more than 110% of the number of followers you have, you seem to get an instant permanent ban.

    I got my account suspended but Twitter gave me the chance of getting it back by agreeing to the Terms.

    I've now had it permanently suspended and these are the numbers I was on:
    Following: 1516
    Followers: 1385

    This has a ratio according to Tweet Adder of 1.1:1 which is very close to the Twitter 10% limit once you get to around 2000 followers.

    I'm thinking if your account is suspended once, your limits become stricter, so it's imperative you keep an eye on your following:followers ratio, otherwise you'll lose it for good, like I've just done.
     
  15. x5050

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    In reply to one of the posts, I can't afford to have multiple accounts following different groups of people. This is an account for my band and I'd like to only have one band profile.

    In theory, if my followers are higher than my folowing, i.e. my ratio of following/followers is less than 1, am I safer?
     
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    that's just the way twitter goes.