Twitter Mass Direct Messages?

globerocker

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Apr 26, 2009
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I am in Twitter for 2 years now, never doing any blackhat-action. I know the tool very good, as I use it several hours a day. I know the people, I know the behaviour. However I have some brainstorm-ideas I'd like to share with you.

In the forum I read a lot threads about people spamming twitter like hell, just hoping someone clicks their affiliate links - and failing. I might know the reason. The problem on twitter is that nobody really reads his timeline anymore, because of following too much people. So most twitter-people only read their replies or direct messages. 90% of them don't miss a DM - that's for sure. I tested it and I talked to some marketing-frieds, who approved this number.

So the real deal in Twitter is the Direct Message Function. And there is however no real tool out there to mass DM all followers - at least no intelligent tool, that understands and reacts to twitters api restrictions.

There was tweetlater. They killed the Mass-DM function yesterday over night (I can't find it anymore), but it never worked anyway, because it sent out all messages directly. But twitter only allows 20 DMs per hour / 200 a day (as I know), so the rest of the messages just crashed at the api-wall and got lost.

Why is there no really good tool for that purpuse? It should be a tool, that recognises what you want and sends out controlled DMs. Like you want to message 1000 follower, so the app sends 200 DMs over 5 days, so that every DM is really sent to all followers. That should not be a big deal to develope.

As I am no programmer, maybe someone likes to develope such an app. I would pay for it instantly. If somebody is interested, please PM me and I can help with consulting, usability, design and stuff.

Why twitter do you ask? Because you reach REAL people that read your messages, like email lists with nearly no effort. To gain followers is really easy. 1000 controlled DMs I send manually bring 90% click on my affiliate links.

So - anyone?
 
Sounds like it would be a really usefull app. If you guys decide to sell it or give it away could you drop me a pm?
 
another option is to take your idea to rentacoder and hire you a programmer since nobody knows what they want out the product like you. Then sell the software and reap the rewards or keep it to yourself and enjoy its' functions.
 
I love this forum sometimes.. that is such a great idea, a piece of software that will auto message all of your followers, great idea...

Is the limit of 200 per day based on your IP? I guess they can't really track it any other way unless the API requires a key or something.. it's not per account is it?

It would be simple enough to build in proxy support that will enable you to blast out 20 DM's per proxy per hour, so hopefully it's tracked by IP :)
 
I am not really interested in getting people hired to build it. It would be really great if someone just takes my ideas, develope it and give me a free lifetime usage :)


Is the limit of 200 per day based on your IP? I guess they can't really track it any other way unless the API requires a key or something.. it's not per account is it?

No, the 200 per day are per user. So if you wanna send 1000 DMs to your follower of one account, only 200 get through the api - the rest not.

But it might be 250 as I read in different sources. However - the restriction is not documented by twitter.


got a guy working on exactly this. hope to have something testable by midweek, finished product by the end of the week. ill keep ya posted.

Please PM me when you've got something. Would like to test it and maybe improve it with you, if you like.
 
what budget do you have for such project

As I said, I would prefer if someone else would develope something like this. I don't have the money and I don't have the infrastructur and the time for this.

Just take my ideas, build something that works and sell it here on bhw for everyone for a fair price, and I'd be more than okay with that.
 
Are you able to mass PM like anybody, or do they have to be following you?​

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They have to be following you unfortunately.. It's not TAHT easy to spam the hell out of Twitter :)

It also seems that because of the 200 msg limit per user per day that if you have 1000 followers, it will take you 5 days to send out 1 message... Not very efficient, but I guess if it's on auto-pilot there won't be too many dramas...
 
It also seems that because of the 200 msg limit per user per day that if you have 1000 followers, it will take you 5 days to send out 1 message... Not very efficient, but I guess if it's on auto-pilot there won't be too many dramas...

If you so some homework before using such a bot, you are able to get quite good results.

Imagine you have 50 Accounts with 200 follower (which is quite easy to handle), you can send out 12500 personal messages, which 90% will read. Scale the accounts up to 1400 users and you can make 70000 direct contacts per week. Tastes fine for me :).
 
personally i don't read my direct messages and only scan the timeline when i'm online.

but i read all my @replies ;)

thing is you can't really spam them and hide it on your timeline. :(
 
Oh and there is an app on here somewhere for free that does that, i know because i have it downloaded and its on my computer with all the other apps and programs i don't have time to look at as i'm too busy reading these boards LOL :D
 
Oh and there is an app on here somewhere for free that does that, i know because i have it downloaded and its on my computer with all the other apps and programs i don't have time to look at as i'm too busy reading these boards LOL :D

So true
 
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