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Twitter Suspension problems - Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by MikeLac, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. MikeLac

    MikeLac Regular Member

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    I use Tweetattacks. Only use the Follow/Unfollow module and the Tweet poster module.

    For almost 2 weeks now, my suspensions have been crazy. I have been trying to figure out exactly what the problem is. Seems like I have tested everything.

    I'm sure that it is either Proxies or my Account Suppliers.

    I use Private Proxies from Squid Proxies and My Private Proxy. 2000 Proxies total. I have 2 Tweetattacks licenses. They run on 2 VPS servers. I was running 3 Accounts per proxy for several Months with no issues. For quite awhile, I was only getting 20 Accounts or less suspended each day.

    When mass suspensions first started, I was thinking that it had to do with my Profile URLs. So, I just uploaded the Profile Pic and location and left the URL out. Made no difference. Then I thought it was the Proxies. Requested a Proxy refresh on all 2000 proxies. Made no difference suspensions continued.

    I was always following between 175-200 people per day with a 3-6 second delay. I've tried as low as 50-80 people per day with a 12-16 second delay. Still lots of suspensions. But not as many as following 175-200.

    I have even been trying 1 Account per proxy with 500 of my proxies. Makes no difference.

    Yesterday, I even tried following from Accounts that had nothing uploaded to the profile. No profile pic, no location, no nothing. Tested with 400 Accounts. Approx. 100 of them suspended. 60 out of the 100 were suspended within 4 hours of completing the following task.

    My Proxy suppliers say that they haven't received any similar reports. I see zero discussions about it on here. If Twitter was banning Accounts that had anything to do with a proxy, then there would be lots of discussions about it on this Forum. But nobody is discussing any Twitter Suspension problems as of late.

    So, my question is this.

    For anyone that uses Proxies from Squid or My Private Proxy, are you having any bad suspension issues lately? Are you still able to follow lots of people per day? Or does it seem like Twitters daily limits are greatly reduced?

    Tweetattacks Support says that they are having no issues with the same ranges that I am using. I have approx. 1700 older Accounts that continue to follow 175-200 per day with no issues. The newer Accounts are the ones being hit hard. If Accounts were being suspended because of proxies, then why wouldn't the older Accounts get suspended as well?

    I'm thinking that it is my Account Suppliers. But I get the Accounts from 2 different suppliers. It would be strange that both suppliers accounts would start to get suspended.

    It's almost as if Twitter can see right through the proxies and be able to link all Accounts together. The proxies are supposed to be Anonymous.

    Any feedback will be of great help!
     
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  2. dowser

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    Do you use bit.ly in your links? That would be one culprit.
    Besides that - it looks like I'm getting "rate limit exceeded" fairly quickly. I'm not sure if they can figure out how much data goes through one IP, but it seems so.
    Maybe rotating proxies would be a way to limit that...

    How many threads do you run in one go?
     
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  3. MikeLac

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    Forgot to mention that I haven't been tweeting any links whatsoever. I am with my older Accounts and they have been doing great. But I stopped sending links in tweets on the Accounts that I am adding and still lots of suspensions. For the past 3 or 4 days, I have been just following and not sending any tweets. Still lots of suspensions.

    I do use lots of threads. I was running 220 threads at one time for a long time with no problems. That is running 3000 Accounts using 1000 Private proxies using 220 threads. But I have also tested with 50 threads and 1 Account per proxy and it made no difference.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. thanhclix

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    It's true that Twitter is going all out about suspension recently. I created 2 accounts with full bio, and only tweets without links, and waiting for 2 days then start following 150-200. After 2 days of following, and both accounts were banned. This means Twitter has been updating its logic to detect new accounts that follow lots of people.
     
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    my accounts that are months old (without suspension) were suspended bec. of squid proxies.
     
  6. dowser

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    Another thing that came to my mind - I use a fairly wide spread in follow and don't use round numbers :eek:)
    I guess the more you do not to leave any footprints the better
     
  7. Malofie

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    I'm haven't used TA for mass accounts in a while. I'm only focusing on one account for a project I'm working on, and I haven't been suspended.

    You can take what I'm doing, refine it with some testing until you get the optimal speed for following/unfollowing.

    I follow celebrities, based on my users personality. User is female, so follows Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian etc.. Then add those celebs to the VIP list and keep them there. My Twitter user comes across as a real person who is following people that inspire her.

    I added some random tweets, not a lot to be honest, and none of them had links. I retweeted a couple of the celebrity tweets, and let the account age for roughly 4 days.

    I made a list of about 8 Twitter users, where I'm going to follow their followers. After 4 days, I followed only 50 people from one of those users followers list. I didn't follow anyone again for a couple of days. The next time around, I followed 50 people again, but from a different users list of followers.

    After a couple of weeks, I purchased 30,000 followers so I come across as an authority in my niche. Then I bumped up the following ratio, following 80-100 people on day, 120-150 the next couple of days.

    During this "gaining trust" time, I only unfollow those who don't follow me back, and I keep that up for at least 1 month.

    That's about it, I haven't had any problems.
     
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    Dude, you should be building accounts on your own and AGING them or buying AGED accounts with real followers, tweets etc, from a trusted provider. check Fiverr for this but I'm not doing to give you my provider, sorry. I hope that helps you out a little. Twitter is like a fine wine, it's not just the grapes that make the taste.
     
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    Just follow their guidlines and don't get to greedy!
     
  10. BufferOver

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    For almost a week or so i have the simular problem. I don't use proxies because i have dynamic IP address. I been following 250-300 followers on 1-5 seconds delay, and worked quite good for me. But now with that rage from 100 accounts i get a ban hammer on 80 in the first 24h hours. The only thing that "worked" is 40-50 followers per day, yesterday out of 36 accounts only 7 got banned by far. I keep testing these days, this only happens with new accounts or the ones that are 1-3 months old. Yesterday i done following on a older group of accounts, and they where fine even with 250-300 followers
     
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  11. MikeLac

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    That is exactly what I am experiencing. Older Accounts have no problems following more than 200 a day. The newer Accounts get banned real fast. But I haven't tried following less than 50 in a day. Even though my newer Accounts have been aged for a couple of Months.
     
  12. MikeLac

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    Being greedy has made me thousands of dollars.

    But you are right. I shouldn't be too greedy. I need to set my goals much lower. Something like $20 per day instead of $1000 per day. If I find my revenue climbing back to $1000 per day, then I will definitely scale it back so that I make $20 per day because I don't want to be greedy. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  13. MikeLac

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    Sure, Twitter is like a fine wine. I agree. Building Accounts on my own and aging them or buying from a good provider and aging them. There is no difference. I make enough cash where I just outsource the Account creation so that I can focus on other things.

    I'm not a 'noob' with Twitter Marketing. I've made thousands of $ doing it for about 16 Months now. But something has changed earlier this Month that is causing lots of suspensions and I'm doing lots of testing to try and figure it out.
     
  14. BufferOver

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    I assume that we need to wait at least 3 month before we start to follow more people per day. The accounts that didn't have any problems with banning where from Nov/Dec last year. The one that got banned where from feb this year. I will test today with 80-90 followers.
     
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    Lol, I'm following 500 people per day using TA. 1-2 secs delay. No suspensions :)
     
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    I wasn't calling you a noob ... I was just stating that it might be a problem with the age of the accounts and the amount of followers but really I don't know because I don't spam. I do build accounts for marketing but never more then 15 or 20 to promote my niche sites. I follow about 200 people daily for each account and I never got my accounts banned.

    But I hope you do find what the problem is. Good luck!

     
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    I noticed the same change a couple of weeks ago....everything was going fine following 200-275/day, and unfollowing 100-150/day. I use private proxies (mpp) on a vps. I have never been suspended on any of my accounts. Then, all of a sudden, I started getting about 15% banned per day. So far I have been successful in appealing the suspensions to twitter, but I'm not sure if that will last. All accounts were started in January.

    One trend I noticed is the weakest accounts (least followers), seemed like the ones that are getting suspended.

    Here is a portion of an email I received from Twitter when they un-suspended one of my accounts:
    "Your account was caught by one of the automated systems we have in place to keep Twitter spam-free. It looks like you might have been following other users a bit too aggressively, as a disproportionately large number of the users you followed have blocked your account or reported your account as spam."
     
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  18. MikeLac

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    That is exactly what I am thinking and that is what my experiences have been. Accounts that were created last October and early November have been fine. My Accounts around Christmas and later have been hit hard.

    I'm thinking that it is neither proxies or my Account suppliers Accounts. Accounts probably have to be aged at least 3 Months before you you follow lots of people per day.
     
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    I didn't think that you were calling me a noob with Twitter. :D

    Just thought that I'd mention it to let everyone know that I have been doing this a long time and have just started experiencing problems this Month.

    Looks like you are exactly right. It is the age of the Accounts. The ones that I am having problems with are aged 2 and a half months or less. Accounts that are older than 3 Months have no problems. I think that Twitter imposed some severe restrictions on newer Accounts. This problem started on Friday, March 2nd.

    Also, each Account does nothing to Spam Twitter. On the whole, 6000 Accounts Across 2000 Private proxies, guess you could call it Spam. :)
     
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  20. MikeLac

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    The problem that I have is the Accounts aren't alive long enough for Twitter to suspend the Accounts because a large number of people block it. My Accounts still get lots of suspensions after following only 50-80 people. Even when I upload nothing to the Profile.

    Maybe I should send Twitter an Email with 1000 Accounts in it and say, My 1000 Accounts got suspended. Can you see what the problem is and unsuspend them? :D