I’m not making much progress on solving my Twitter problem. I have no idea how in this 30 day challenge I’m suppose to get 5000 followers if I can get past the 2000 limit Twitter puts on my account.
I understand the ratio business which is basically the ratio of Twitter followers to those you are following, or the other way around. Actually I think when they give a ratio it’s actually how many are you following as compared to how many are following you at the same time. I haven’t figured out what the ultimate ratio is as there seems to be some conflict on that issue. But I have concluded that a ratio of 2.17:1 is not good.
I did download and try one program that Angela suggested called Adder. She didn’t give me a complete name so I Googled it and found a program called TweetAdder. I installed that and linked it to my Twitter account. It wasn’t too hard to figure out the settings I wanted the program to use, which were to only unfollow those that have not followed me in 5 days.
Since it’s almost been that long since I was able to follow anyone, I just let the program do it’s thing with anyone on the list. And it seemed to be working. I kept checking my Twitter and the numbers were going down. I started at 2001 that I was following and a couple of hours later I was at 1751. That was great. It took a while because I set the software to unfollow someone every 30 seconds; I think the default was at 9 seconds or something like that, but I changed in in my trying to figure it out.
So this TweetAdder software seems to work. At least it did yesterday.
I went to use it again today to get my ratio down even more … and it told me the limit of the demo was 250 unfollows – which I used yesterday.
Now I need to pay. In Canadian dollars it will be close to $100 as I have two Twitter accounts and plan to open a third which will be attached to my new website.
And I can’t pay. My credit card it maxed (come on, it is a few weeks after Christmas). Well, that’s not the main reason. It’s because I haven’t gotten out of the house due to snow storms, blizzards and bad roads and sidewalks. I haven’t made it to the bank since before Christmas nor to the mail since just after. And I need to get to the bank so I can pay my credit card. Once I do that, I’ll be able to get this software… but until them, I’ll keep researching. Maybe I’ll find a cheaper program – Free would be best.
So while I’m doing that, I’m going to reactivate a Twitter account I opened years ago and bring it back from the dead and get some mew followers on that list.
I am thrilled to announce that my main website is ready and open to the public. I finally was able to work out some of the snags in making the them function properly.
I am also very proud of the content on this site. It’s taken me almost two weeks to research and write the various articles. I believe this is a great basis to start with and I have a list of potential topic to write about in the future.
So go check it out … My new brand and theme for my List Building Business is located at:
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