• Carmen Palomino Marced

    Hi Susanna,

    Not a bad post at all!
    However, you can check if a user is on a list very easily e.g.:

    And to check whether a user is buying followers you can use Twitter Counter to check out their follower growth. If there are massive peaks then yeap they’re buying.

    • HorseSister’s Clairese Yuhasz

      So the author has no profile, or location & look! NO avatar! Broke 3 of their own 6 tweet rules. No mention of proofreading either, which is a shame as this was one of the most poorly written articles I’ve ever read on Twitter.

  • Gregory Allan

    I never thought of the number 4 item before, now that I think about it you are right. If they have more than a few hundred followers they should be on a few lists by then.

  • http://www.annees-de-pelerinage.com/ norman

    ah..you finally changed your layout – favicon still old, but you are finally getting better. (not sure if content and headline font work well together – but its a start. hope your doign some a/b testing on all those changes (even tho it will probably hard to get them significant)

    But more on topic I guess the key on twitter is being emotional. The follow-for-follow strategy is quite (not almost) useless, if you don’t cocnect with a few of those who follow back. If you don’t you can expect your average conversion rates around 0,1 to 1 Percent. Mean for each 1000 followers one will accidently decide your content is worth it. With all the automation that is going on, that is acceptable.

    but there are a few acounts who do it right and that usualyl boils down to no automation but actually using the platform.

  • http://www.base.at/ www_base_at

    great article. maybe you can help me. there is a strange bvehaviour at twitter now. people follow, their post are interesting so I follow back but 1-2 days later they unfollow. this stratagy makes no sense because twitter apps help me to view who likes and unlikes within a short period. it makes no sense, it#s just strange.



    • TheSocialMarketers

      Hi Wolfgang,

      Sorry, late with a reply.

      My best guess is that people either only listened half way through when someone explained to them how the follow/unfollow thing works or that someone decided that follow unfollow is enough.

      Allthough, another reason might be that you are spamming them with bad content. I assume you don’t, but haven’t checked. But unfollowing because of bad content/spam is known to happen.



      • http://www.base.at/ www_base_at

        dear Jonathan,
        we do not spam or produce bad content. we are a label and we post label relevant stuff. we retweet what we think is relevant for us and our followers. 30 – 40 tweets a month is our average output.

        we wanna have real followers, those who are interested in what we do. a hard job but for us it is the only way to get something out of our twitter activity.

        thanks for your feedback.


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    Thank you for a lovely article. We’ve been working to learn and perfect the fine “art” of SMM and it is articles like yours that aid in our advancement. Informative, direct, and helpful article. Thank you for taking the time to share.

  • http://whatidreamof.com/ What I Dream Of Blog

    I’m glad to say I am not guilty of any of these, at least I try not to be.

  • narender sangwan

    i liked your article and its a new medium people are trying to explore,some to enhance business while others to gain followers and influence thought by their expertise.Some simply want to show popularity by the number of followers they command even if they are not active and abandon tweeting.There are small voices,twitters aim is to give voice so that world can hear.Digital diplomacy and Digital governance are new norms where Heads of state,Ambassadors can be reached with click of button.Then there are leaders who influence and persuade as well as create content bringing whole together a new dimension.i have learned a lot of new things from your article,thanks.