I’ve been asked many a time by friends about followers on Twitter and how to find out who has unfollowed you, so I thought it was about time I brought you another Twitter Tips post on one of the ways you can find out.
Before I get on to the Twitter Website, please remember, that with any Twitter Tools that you use with Twitter do not over do it, do not try to increase your Twitter followers too quickly or unfollow on Twitter erratically as Twitter will most probably see this as you being aggressive and mark you either as a spammer or even ban your account!
I’ve also updated this article with another option towards the end.
Ok now that’s out-of-the-way, I’ll get on with it.
“How to know who blocked or unfollowed me on twitter”
It’s all very well with you using websites such as ReFollow to find new Twitter followers and even UnTweeps to find out those that haven’t tweeted in a while, but sometimes you may want to just find out those that are no longer following you back, I don’t just mean those that you have followed and they are not following, I mean those that have followed you and have stopped.
One of the easiest ways I’ve found for doing this is to use a website called “who.unfollowed.me” which coincidently is the URL of the website, so easy to remember 😉
Using Who Unfollowed Me To Find Your Twitter Unfollowers
The site is simple to use, just sign in with Twitter via Oauth and then your off. Once logged in you can do the following tasks. You can manually check who has unfollowed you every 15 minutes, call out your unfollowers for unfollowing you, view people you are following that are not following you back and view a 7 day unfollower history.
Once you have checked who is not following you back on Twitter, you can then unfollow them, if you want to, or even post a tweet saying that tweeter isn’t following you any more.
There is nothing extravagant about who.unfollow.me but it’s simple and that’s all that is needed, no flash flying around, no searching around the site to do things, everything is on one page and easy to click, so this is certainly one of those Twitter tools that I use and recommend, but as I mentioned earlier, do not abuse the system, or it may be banned!
Updates on How to Find Out Who Has Stopped Following You on Twitter: Another Option
Now when this article was originally written, sometime ago I may add (2011), I really didn’t have that many followers, nowadays things have changed and having almost 21K followers can cause some issues with the website mentioned above, so I went in search of another option and website.
What I came across was a website called unfollowers.com, which is very similar, but with the added bonuses of getting so much more information and tweeting out to your new followers with some thank you tweets.
Also you can add your Instagram and Facebook to find out the followers and unfollowers for those as well. With a vast amount of options and filters to search for the right people to follow and/or unfollow, this site is certainly a must for those who are serious about organising their twitter accounts.
With many more options and the benefit of being able to use unfollowers.com if you have quite a few followers, it’s a must, you can follow/unfollow up to 100 accounts a day and block up to 10, you can also find out which accounts you have blocked and which are still pending if they area “private” account.
If you want control then this is certainly one to try, give it a go and let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your thoughts.