It seems like everyone is looking for Twitter followers and Tweets. Facebook likes and fans. Even Google Plus 1′s these days. Everywhere you go you are reminded to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and plus 1 something. Social media sharing and buttons are everywhere, and I can’t remember the last site I visited that didn’t have them.
If you have been trying to increase your Twitter followers the following information might be what you have been looking for.
Get tons of followers with Twiends
You can get massive amounts of followers from Twiends pretty easy. You earn seeds for following others which you use to gain followers of your own. You start with 25 seeds and receive 10 seeds per day just for logging in. I wouldn’t consider the followers to be targeted, high quality, or of interest in what you have to offer. Nonetheless, if you are just getting started with Twitter or want to boost your follower count this site will definitely do it.
Be sure to check your account settings/follower options for tighter restrictions. They do not have very many options that you can set, but tightening them up will help reduce your drop off rate.
I set mine to:
Seeds: Offer 2 seeds when someone follows you
Drop Rate: Allow those with the lowest drop rates
Membership Length: Allow those who joined over 2 days ago
And I have checked: Only allow people in the United States to follow you
Censorship: I have checked both
Follow Back: I have unchecked Follow back those who follow me
Daily budget: (beta) I have not bought any seeds to worry about this one.
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Offering 2 seeds is the default setting and seems to get me plenty of followers. The drop rate is fairly high even with the lowest drop rate setting. Member length you can only set to a maximum of 2 days, which is a little on the low side. I wish it were possible to set this one to a week or more.
I am experimenting with the “Only allow people in the United States” setting. I did get quite a few followers from other countries, which I don’t have a problem with. However, many of them were in another language and I just had no idea what they were posting. I am going to test out this setting for a week or so to see what happens. If you live in Canada I am assuming you would probably see only allow people in Canada to follow you, but that one I can’t test out or say for sure.
The censorship options do not stop or prevent everything, but I prefer to keep them on and hopefully they catch a few. I do not want to automatically follow back users who have followed me. I would rather check them out myself to make sure I really want to follow them.
If you were to buy Seeds from Twiends you might want to use the Daily budget limit feature so you don’t use up all your seeds to fast.
Twiends is a good place to get a lot of followers in a short amount of time even without buying seeds. There are users that offer more than the default 2 seeds, and they have featured users that offer more seeds. You can find users that offer 3 to 9 seeds for following them. What you could do is follow two members that offer 7 seeds for a total of 14. Then you turn those 14 into 7 followers. Basically following 2 can get you 7 in return providing they don’t unfollow you.
Even with the restrictions or settings in place there is no way to prevent someone from following you to earn seeds, and unfollowing you 2 seconds later. Most of what I have observed is people will follow you to earn seeds and hope that you will follow them back. I wouldn’t expect to build very many quality relationships or leads from Twiends, but you never know.
Twiends is totally free and a good place to start if you are just getting started or if you are looking to gain followers. I can’t guarantee that they will continue following you. Following and unfollowing is a natural process and that is just the way it is. For free you really can’t complain, and Twiends is definitely something to check out.
What about all the unfollowers
Undoubtedly you will get a lot of people that unfollow you partially because of your settings, and partially because that’s just life. I do not follow everyone back that follows me, but quite a few. To monitor and see who is unfollowing you or at least those that seem to be gaming the system, is use Who.Unfollowed.Me.
Who.unfollowed.me is a very simple and easy to use site. You just sign in with your Twitter account and instantly see who unfollowed you. I would use something like this if you follow users back on Twiends because it will help you weed out the unfollowers.
If someone unfollows you it will tell who they are. If you happened to be following them you can simply click the (X) on the right and you will automatically unfollow them.
Users without an (X) are those that unfollowed you, but you were not following.
Who.unfollowed.me also includes: unfollower history, who’s not following me back, and who I’m not following back feature.
It is a very simple and basic tool, and it works great. I do not need a complex or confusing tool to simply unfollow Twitter users.
I have heard justunfollow.com, and unfollowers.me mentioned on several occasions. I haven’t used either of these two, but there are obviously others besides who.unfollowed.me out there that you could look into.