So if you are one of the many that suddenly noticed a big drop in their Twitter Followers count, then don’t worry, you’re not the only one that this has happened to, it’s happened to a few Twitter users.
Over the last month or so, it seems there has been a bit of a “Twitter Cull” going on and users have reported that their Twitter Followers counts have plummeted by the hundreds and some in the thousands.
But, it’s nothing to be really worried about as it seems that Twitter was removing those dead accounts and those pesky spammers, so a lot of us had a decrease in our Twitter Followers counts in one big swoop.
Lost Twitter Followers? Spammers And Dead Accounts Removed!
It’s inevitable that this was going to happen as there are so many dodgy accounts out there and with Twitter doing this, it’s certainly allows us to have a cleaner following on Twitter.
You may have lost a load of followers, but isn’t it better to lose the spammers etc, than you trying to hunt them down yourselves and block them one by one. Unless you have made the mistake of buying all your followers, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
The accounts that have been removed may have followed you because of something you may have tweeted, such as a hashtag that they are monitoring in order of getting a follow back from you, they may even be following loads, then unfollowing in minutes if you don’t follow back, I’ve had a few of those.
What Can You Do And How To Find Out If You Have Fake Twitter Followers
When it comes to doing anything about twitter removing those fake followers, there isn’t anything you can do, the only plus side is, as I mentioned earlier, it saves you a lot of time going through all your followers and trying to weed out the suspect accounts.
I have been asked how you can find if you are being followed by Fake Followers and the best way and Twitter app/website that I have found is a website called “Status People” which allows you to see a percentage of your Twitter account as Fake, Inactive and Good.
It’s not 100% but it does given you an idea of your followers. Then its down to you to remove them.
Over To You
So have you recently lost a lot of Twitter Followers and didn’t know why? Are you bothered?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
- More than a third of Bieber’s Twitter followers are fake (o.canada.com)
- Dive Into Twitter with WeFollow & Twtrland (teksocial.com)
- Invasion of the Doppelgängers: Spammers Pose as Journalists and Techies on Twitter (betabeat.com)