How to Clean-up Twitter Spammers: What to Look For

Twitter spammers are an especially annoying breed of spammers. Unlike their email cousins, you can’t just shove them in a dirty little corner, that you’ll have to visit begrudgingly, instead they will flood your Twitter feed.

So far, Twitter’s strategy to fight spam is limited to disabling accounts that are suspected of being used to spam the service, and that is not enough. So Twitter users are encouraged to be vigilant and not only be careful about not only the people whom they follow but also those who follow them, and using Twitter will surely make fighting those spammers a breeze.

What to Look for?

Spammers Spotted!

If someone only tweets links then he is probably just a bot tied to an RSS Feed, and unless it is your favorite news service or blog then chances are this person is a spammer. To remove those quickly go to Manage Twitter –> Reciprocate –> select the “Avoid Linkless Ramblings” and sort by “Links Ratio“.

Have you found this tip helpful?Looking forward to your comments and feedback :)

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5 Tips for Choosing “The Right” Twitter Name

Apart from your Twitter avatar, what would influence your choice of people to follow on Twitter? How many Twitter users have you unfollowed due to their user names? What is the best method for companies to benefit from Twitter user names?

So what’s all the fuss about?

“No one cares anyway”… Right? Wrong! Take a look at the following comments:

@Kurd said “I have blocked people before based solely on their avatar or name, if it was offensive enough. Or if I’m following someone with, say, a puppy avatar with the user name “ILoveLife” but at some point they’ve changed their avatar and name to a spread-eagle model named “SexFrosting.”

I’m sure many of you out there would agree to what this gentleman had to say, and I’m 100% percent certain that you’ll have one story or another about bad or annoying experiences with at least one of your followers’ user names!

First Impression Matters :)
First Impressions Matter…

But what defines a “good” Twitter user name?

Based on many encounters with a bunch of followers and my own experience, I can safely say that one or more of the following characteristics define a good Twitter user name:

  1. It Should Be Real: If your Twitter user name is your real name, people would feel more comfortable following you on Twitter because you are less likely to be a spammer!
  2. It Should Describe You: So, you don’t want to use your real name? It’s not a problem as long as you use one which describes who you are, what you do and what tweets your followers should expect from you!
  3. It Should Be Short: The shorter, the better, since this makes it easier for your followers to retweet your tweets and mention you.
  4. It Should Be Unique: “@Puppylover”, “@Doglover” and “@Lovespuppies” are not that unique! You want to use a user name that will be remembered!
  5. It Should Be Sincere: If you are not a guru, don’t claim to be one in your user name! This applies to everything else ranging from claiming to be a doctor to claiming to be an active tweep!

** Avoid: Offensive names, celebrity names, bot-like names and too many numbers and/or symbols in your user name. Continue reading »

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Getting Unfollowed or Blocked on Twitter…

Ever wondered what could get you blacklisted on Twitter? Today’s post is dedicated to the top 10 tips I have for Twitter users who want to avoid getting unfollowed or blocked on Twitter:

Twitter Block

Twitter Block

  1. NEVER add your followers’ names in your ad tweets! It might seem appealing, it might seem lucrative but trust me, it is annoying and I have unfollowed and blocked many of those I was following just for that reason!
  2. Don’t just tweet rambles! Twitter is an endless stream of information and if you don not provide something valuable every now and then, you will eventually be unfollowed.
  3. Don’t be selfish! If I care enough to retweet you, you should be able to do the same or else you don’t deserve me following you and I will eventually block you. Sharing is caring and retweeting is as well.
  4. Don’t Overdo the Direct Messages! Especially when I start following you, I don’t want you promoting your products and services to me, let me know you on a different and deeper level then start advertising to me!
  5. Never Try to Cheat the Rules! Twitter will catch you, eventually and suspend your account periodically or indefinitely! Continue reading »
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Tweepi Tips: 10 Must-Know Twitter Pros & Cons

Many people have tried to capture the importance of  Twitter. In today’s post, we will introduce to you the top must-know advantages and disadvantages of  Twitter so you’ll be aware of how to use it in the safest and most valuable possible ways!

Twitter Pros & Cons

Twitter Pros & Cons

5 Must Know Disadvantages of Twitter:

  1. The wrong Twitter brand strategy could put you at a viral social disadvantage and may even damage your reputation, i.e, when you make a mistake offline, a few will know but when you make a mistake in front of hundreds or thousands of your Twitter audience, most of them will know!
  2. Using Twitter for marketing and advertising could be more time consuming than companies expect. Continue reading »
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Top 5 Twitter Don’ts!

Sine we have provided you with the list of things you should do on Twitter, it is only fair that we prepare you for the things you should never do:

  1. Do Not Send Spam Links: You may be tempted to send links that promote your area of expertise but if they seem like spam, don’t send them. Trust me, they get you unfollowed.
  2. Do Not Depend on Automatic Tweets: Tweet later and automatic tweets are much less time consuming but impersonal and annoying!
  3. Do Not Send Spam or Generic Direct Messages: They make tweeps regret following you and might consider unfollowing you as well.
  4. Do Not Flatter Yourself: Regardless of the number of followers you have, try to be humble and care about what others say and think. You will never know it all!
  5. Do Not Over Do It: Market your product, service or idea wisely. Don’t push people away by repeating the same tweets over and over again to get noticed!

Happy tweeting :)

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Tweepi Tips: Top 10 Twitter Dos

What are the best Twitter practices an active tweep can carry out to make the best out of his/her overall Twitter usage?

Tweepi will help you figure out the answer for this question by sharing with you our list of top 10 Twitter Dos!

1. Show your gratitude: As prayers are important in life, “thank you” mentions are as  important on Twitter!

@han_dry giving thanks :)

@han_dry giving thanks :)

2. Send out love and smiles: You might think it’s lame, but gathering a group of people who bring  a smile to your face, through their tweets, and sending them a smile every once in a while makes a huge difference.

3. Greet Your Fellow Tweeps: – with “good morning” and “good night” messages as often as you can, let people feel that you do care to greet them and not just advertise to them!

4. Be Creative! Why stick to the traditional already available hash tags and follow recommendations? Create your own!  Continue reading »

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