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What is twitter Follow/Unfollow ? I am really new

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by Androidkiller, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Androidkiller

    Androidkiller Registered Member

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    I have been reading alot about Follow/Unfollow rules in many threads. Like 900 Follow and 700 Unfollow.

    I am suppose to simply unfollow people after sometime ?? Wouldn't they also unfollow me ??

    I am really newbie
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's a an old technique where you follow people. They follow you back, then you wait a while and unfollow them so you can follow some more.

    The follow/unfollow bot simply automates this process for you.
     
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    It is a basic form of social engineering, making someone follow you back on a specific platform.

    Basically what you do is either like, comment, or follow them, with the hopes that they will think your a friend or something and follow you back!
     
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    It's up to them if they want to unfollow you.
     
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    It is 57 below zero Newbie

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    Follow/unfollow is a method where you follow many people and have some of them follow you back, and then after some time, you remove the non-followers.
     
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    There are different approaches.

    If you unfollow those who follow you back (mutual followers), your fear is valid, you can lose some of those followers or even most.
    Most social media tools has an option to protect the mutual followers (they will be put on a white list), with that option enabled you will unfollow those only, who don't follow you back.

    It's up to you which tactic you use, i prefer the latter, which protects mutual followers.

    If i follow someone first and they follow back, i never unfollow them, but if someone follows me first, i never follow back. There are daily following limits on every social media platform, the limits vary, but the following slots are valuable everywhere. You need to think what do you want to use them for, "wasting" on people who already followed you (so probably interested in your content already) is rather useless, at least in my opinion. If they unfollow you, because you didn't follow them back, so be it, they weren't interested in your content after all or they only expected a follow back or they're just bots, which automatically unfollow you, if you don't follow them back in a given time frame. These are followers you don't need.
     
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    It's basically baiting people into following you by following them, and unfollowing them when you got their follow. This way, you keep your following:followers ratio normal. Majority of people won't bother to unfollow you after you unfollowed them so it works just fine.
     
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    First tell us :
    1. How many accounts do you have?
    2. How old are these accounts?
    3. Do you run them manually or using a bot?