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“.

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5 thoughts on “How to Clean-up Twitter Spammers: What to Look For

  1. Beiruta says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing them :)

  2. I agree, I love your tips!

  3. Mari Miniatt says:

    More things to look for. If they have tweets they make no sense. Usually they take random parts of news article and paste it as a tweet.
    And No bio.

  4. John Anstie says:

    Can someone tell me how I can find the above “Manage Twitter –> Reciprocate –> select the “Avoid Linkless Ramblings” and sort by “Links Ratio“ link, please?

    1. Amer Kawar says:

      On the Reciprocate page , on the upper right hand side, you’ll find “Presets”. Choose “Avoid Linkless Ramblings”, and change the sorting any way you like by clicking on the column headers. Hope this helps.

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