How To Vet Your Twitter Followers With SocialOomph

SocialOomph Vet Twitter Followers Options

We’ve all probably done it, followed every single Twitter who has followed you, but this can sometimes seriously weaken your Twitter klout and viewing Tweets by those that you really are interested in.

Yesterday I wrote about “how to remove Twitter with no profile picture“, today I’m going to show you how you can vet your Twitter followers, weeding out the ones that you may not want to follow automatically, harsh as it sounds, not everyone is worth following.

So how can you Vet your Twitter Followers?

The way I found of doing this is by using the website SocialOomph, simply register and add your Twitter information, then once you have set up your account, you can now set up options to follow those that follow you, but, there is an option to Vet Followers and this is the option to use, as you can see from the image below.

SocialOomph Vet Twitter Followers

Now you have to set up your settings for vetting Twitter followers, this will keep followers in a queue for three days giving you time to vet them, if you leave it then after three days the options you have made are performed.

SocialOomph Vet Twitter Followers Options

It’s a technique that is for some and not for others, but if want a little control over your Twitter automation then this is certainly an option that you can take, there probably are other ways of doing this across the net, but this is just one that I have used in the past and found it very useful.

Twitter has recently announce that it has now put a stop to auto follow back on Twitter apps, this includes SocialOomph. Due to this, you must now manually vet those followers that may have been set to “approve” when using the app.

This will not make any difference to the rest of the app, but you now have to select if you wish to follow or not.

Karen Woodham

Karen Woodham

Editor-in-Chief at Blazing Minds
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist of all sorts of interesting and odd things. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based in Rhyl, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles in The Daily Post Newspaper, Inside Flintshire as well as other publications.
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  • http://techpatio.com Klaus

    I missed the post about unfollowing twitter users without profile pictures – I’m going to give it a try and see if I can remove some using that tool :)

    Regarding followering many users – just create lists to keep a closer eye on those you want to read more from. For instance, I have you on my “A” list that I check a few times daily. My “B” list I check every now and then and people not in any list, I only see when I open up TweetDeck or twitter.com – usually.
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio is hoping you stop by and read Review: Sony MDR-NC300D Noise Canceling Earbuds =-.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Since Twitter Lists came along, I have noticed that more people seem to follow lists these days ;)

  • http://www.anthonytori.com Anthony

    When I first started Twitter I followed everyone. Then got super annoyed. The post yesterday is making my life easier since I’m deleting about 100 people a day with a few clicks. I found that the people worth following are the people I’m in contact with outside of Twitter. Everyone else just informs me that they’re changing the water in their cats bowl. Sorry, but that doesn’t interest me. I’d rather watch ice melt in a freezer.
    .-= Anthony @ Innovatively Simple is hoping you stop by and read My Personal Goal =-.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Glad yesterdays post came in useful for you …. Incidently I just commented on my blog :lol: ;)

  • Dennis Edell

    Hmm, now how many tools does this make for unfollowing someone? ;)
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing is hoping you stop by and read Will DEDC Comments Remain Do-Follow? It’s Up To YOU! =-.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Stacks :lol: But at least it has a little control ;)

  • http://letupdate.com Dana

    I use manual way for this since my twitter growth is small.
    .-= Dana @ Blogging Tips Blog is hoping you stop by and read How To Create Blog Logo Easily by Using GIMP #3 =-.

  • http://thedustpan.com Doug Braun

    You might want to try twitsweeper.com to remove spammy or undesirable followers…
    .-= Doug Braun is hoping you stop by and read Is Twitter Winning the War on Spam? Our Stats Do Not Support this Assertion =-.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Thanks Doug, will check it out ASAP ;)
      .-= Karen is hoping you stop by and read Why adding videos to your post for effect is GOOD =-.

  • http://www.thelunchbreakblogger.com/ Jhong Medina

    Interesting post Karen, will try tweaking my twitter account as soon as possible.
    .-= Jhong Medina is hoping you stop by and read Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2010 Starts May 2010 =-.

  • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

    Let us know how you get on with it ;)

  • John Sullivan

    Karen first Thanks for leaving a comment I responded and I’m not desperate for page views LOL :) I just wanted to say I appreciate it :)
    Now Twitter. I unfollowed over 7000 people in one day because I go tired of scrolling down page after page to see someone I actually knew ex Bloggers. I had all kinds of people. Now and not in the SNOB mode I decided on my own acct I will only follow 100 people or less. I do sometimes feel bad to unfollow a blogger but quite honestly many are not worth following. Now I just wish twitter would jack Facebooks @ so I can @r and see rembeats @ j and see my friends etc. I also don’t use anything APPS other then twitter itself when you send out a post using hootsuite etc look at the Alexa your on their site and the people that may see your post are on their site :( I recently told this blogger dude I got to unfollow you because DAMN you auto tweet the same crap 24/7 they didn’t care and neither did I let him catch suckers with that nonsense. I think Bloggers are very sensitive sometimes the littlest and stupidest things will keep someone from coming back. I like your style your like a sweetheart. Today reminded me of way back when you were EVERYWHERE :) I know you were working hard, the reality is everyone can see what we do and don’t do, I hope your taking some time to enjoy life and the weather.
    Have a great weekend.
    Typed by TYPEBOT he’s almost human. LOL
    Thank You
    .-= John Sullivan@The Blogger who CLICKS THINGS :) is hoping you stop by and read The 500 Comment Post =-.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Thanks for the, best comment on Blazing Minds since it started ;) I try to be everywhere, I’m taking over the world, Woo Ha ha haaaaaa!

  • http://www.haran.co.nz Paul

    Karen, cant put more nicely than this. This is a technique for some and not for others. After reading your post, I started checking the list of my followers and the list of people whom I follow. Earlier, I used to follow back whoever follows me, but when I did a random check I found so many fake and bot profiles this time. Thanks for this alarming information. I would have never known the existence of socialoomp and honestly i dont know a thing about twitter klout. You have really given me some work to do now. Thanks :) heading to socialoomph right away.. not sure whose gonna get axed :D
    .-= Paul@Wellington Wedding Photographer is hoping you stop by and read Pravina Chavda ~ Model Portfolio =-.

  • Kissie

    Karen, you know so much!

    I wondered what the “Klout” meant when I see it on people’s profile but only in apps like TweetCaster and I think, Hootsuite. Thanks for answering that for me. :-)

    Checking out Social Oomph now.

  • Anita McAllister

    Thank you for this article–I wasn’t even sure what “Vetting” meant, but you cleared it up for me. It’s tough when you are trying to create a following and you don’t have very many followers, but it is important to follow those that you have common interests with; especially when trying to use it to build a business. I agree–SocialOomph is the answer!!

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Hi Anita, thanks for stopping by and commenting ;)