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Twitter Follow Limits As of 4/21/2013

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Sombees, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Sombees

    Sombees Newbie

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    Hai Guise..

    So recently twitter has changed their limits on "safe following". I had two acounts suspended for following & unfollowing about 400/day with 10-30 second delays. My third acc was doing 250 follow/unfollow a day with same delays and was safe from the ban wave.

    Post your strategies and follow/unfollow amounts here. I've also read on these forums that the safe amount you follow and unfollow depends on your follower count.
     
  2. tompots

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  3. Sombees

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    Hmm I think the accounts were only a few months old. So I should age my accounts more before starting to massively follow? And the third account that was safe from banwave, was my youngest account.
     
  4. infested27

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    what is the follow limit for completely new account? 50/day? 100?
     
  5. EddieC123

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    I do 100 per day on new accounts with no problems. I posted a guide a while back which worked perfectly under the old limits, but now seems to get accounts banned once I start following 500+ per day. I'm still testing different things out & when I know what a safe strategy is I'll post it here.

    In the meantime, you can check the guide here - but once you start following more than 500 per day you're on your own!
     
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  6. freakmedia

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    yep and i with 50 for new account
     
  7. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Just followed 1000 people. No banhammer lulz
     
  8. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    Literally followed 1000 before it stopped me two days ago, but no ban. Have you had an account banned from the IP you're using? If so, try using proxies.
     
  9. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    If you have an aged twitter account you can follow up to 1000 a day. But if you have a fresh account just made, following a 1000 will get you ban right there
     
  10. infested27

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    I have posted in that thread that my real legitimate account was banned for following 50-150 people per day...i don't see how i can follow more that 50/d on a fake account.

    Also lets say that they let you follow 100 per day, what are you going to do when you reach the 2000 people limit? Start unfollowing up to 100 per day again? I was banned because of that.

    I just need a plan from someone experienced on how to keep 100 legitimate accounts to drive traffic to my main site (not for spamming). For example, what is the best bot to use, how many follow/unfollow per day, how many proxies per account and how many tweets etc.
     
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  11. EddieC123

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    I never go higher than 100 per day until I have at least 500 followers, it may have been the days you followed 150 that got you banned.

    You mention too in the other thread that you were suspended immediately after unfollowing. Were you unfollowing people that you had only just followed? This will flag your account, you need to make sure you've been following people for at least 2 days before unfollowing - I always leave it 3 days to be on the safe side.
     
  12. TheEnlightenOne

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    What about accounts that are 1-2 years old? Can you follow 1,000 per day with those?
     
  13. SmileAtmyWins

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    You can buy followers for that account. Say, 1000 and then follow 500 per day once you receive them. Worked for me, now I have the 1000 limit.
     
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  14. todman

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    I have many accounts which more than 2 years aged but I only play safe to only do 400 following and 250 unfollowing per day. Sometimes some account still got suspended with this rate of following/unfollowing, but it easy to unsuspend them. In my case, I only should fill the captcha to unsuspend them.
     
  15. khaotickaze

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    I think it will for sure ban new accounts with a smaller follow amount/suspicious activity. Your account gets off the radar once you've had it for a while.
     
  16. GiftGuru

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    Not correct. I manage MANY aged accounts and do 30,000 - 50k follows per day. I manage half of the top ten MOST following accounts in the world.

    http://friendorfollow.com/twitter/following-the-most/
     
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  17. infested27

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    I already had 1000+ followers and was unfollowig people once per week. Personaly i think that people flagged my account for "annoying" tweets (maybe competitors?) just like they do it in yahoo answers or youtube comments... I even send complains at twitter suport for this and they replied with the usuall generic reply of "you are agressively follow/unfollow". I have currently stopped using twitter for legitimate promotion (because of this treatment) and only looking to do blackhat promotion from several other accounts.
     
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  18. sherazkhan98

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    thanksss man