Twiter account suspended using Tweetadder

by YseUp
33 replies
Hey guys,

I've been using a program called Tweetadder to automatically subscribe and unsubscriber to people on Twitter.

At the moment I have just over 100 followers and am following 200 people.

I was in the process of following back some people when I got the message
that my account had been suspended and is being investigated due to strange activity.

Now I was under the impression that TweetAdder worked in a way to prevent this from happening.

How many people can I safely follow and unfollow in one day?

I've hear people say 50, 100, 200, 750.

I find it hard to believe that my account is being suspended because I have so few follower and following so few, also out of more than 100 tweets only 2 are to affiliate offers, the rest is cool information or conversations with other people.

I see plenty of accounts that have thousands of follows and followers and do nothing but spam affiliate links.

What do you guys think the problem is, and how can I avoid it.

BTW, no message regarding suspension appeared on Twitter, just in TweetAdder.
#account #suspended #tweetadder #twiter
  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Originally Posted by YseUp View Post

    BTW, no message regarding suspension appeared on Twitter, just in TweetAdder.
    Are you certain that your account has actually been suspended? Can you post your Twitter address so we can check?

    Bill
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    • Profile picture of the author irishlee1982
      yeah im having the same problem when i first got the program i activated just for one acount and i got my followers up to 5000 so i decided to upgrade to 5 more accounts and since then ive been having problems because im using different proxies for each account i thought to myself that way i woulded get caught but its a nightmare at the minute not sure what to do im only adding 120 aday so it doesnt look like im a bot but they still get me lol what do i do
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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    Question is, how fast did you add those people to your follow list.

    Twitter is already on the case with the tactic of following as many people as you can in the same niche / interest as you, then unfollowing them a few days later if they don't follow you back.

    So, ask yourself, what's the "REASONABLE" amount of people you would follow per day that you "GENUINELY" want to follow?

    3, 4, 5 per day? or "every other day"??

    The more random you make it, the more plausible it will seem to twitter than you're genuinely wanting to follow them
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  • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
    I stopped using Tweetadder about the same time I got addicted to the Warrior Forum, which coincidentally happened shortly after Twitter started getting more aggressive about automatic unfollowing and the like.

    I almost restarted my Tweetadder campaign earlier today (I used to follow 200 people a day) - glad I didn't.

    Thanks for posting about your troubles.
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  • Profile picture of the author YseUp
    Hey guys,

    Twitadder finished with its task list, seems the suspension ended.

    It took me about 6 days to follow 300 people then unfollow 100 of them in 2 days.

    What I'm a little concerned about is that I think that I'm recognising people being unfollowed then followed again. I thought that TweetAdder was suposed to prevent that from happening.

    I guess someone looked at my account and saw that I was providing good value and having conversations with other people.... but I wonder how people are getting accounts with 10,000 followers and are literally only sending out affiliate links multiple times per hour.
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    • Profile picture of the author jglover
      Originally Posted by YseUp View Post

      Hey guys,

      I wonder how people are getting accounts with 10,000 followers and are literally only sending out affiliate links multiple times per hour.
      More than likely, they build up these large followings before they started shooting out the affiliate links...

      you would be amazed what large numbers do to people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Formby
    Hey,

    If it has been suspended chances are you have followed and unfollowed the same people, this is what causes your account to get suspended, also copying and pasting tweets is another as its suspicious activity.

    In 24 hours ive built up 18 twitter accounts, got 100 followers on each some 200.

    Get hummingbird 2, (humming bird 1) comes with it, they know who you have followed and un followed as to stop you re adding them. This really is the best twitter tool imho

    Also ratio is important but if you have a new account you can go out there and follow 500 - 1000 even with 0 followers thats what i do once you hit 1000 then ratio comes into play 1.2 x your followers amount

    Mikey
    Any more probs hit me up ill help you out

    I have one account with 9k followers as well humming bird all the way
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    • Profile picture of the author YseUp
      Hmmm... I looked at both Hummingbird and Tweetadder, at the time more people came down in favour of TA.

      In any case TA says it keeps track of who you've added before. Hmmmm...

      Anyway, I'll continue growing the account organically.

      BTW how can they tell if I'm copying and pasting tweets? I always write my tweets in a word processor because I don't trust my spelling, also I'm often posting helpful youtube videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Formby
    usually becuase your put to much text in and then have to delete but i dont know i know i setup a twitter acocunt when i started follwed about 10 people and then pasted some jokes from google and the account got suspended lol

    Its the new age dont worry about typos, ? do you have a blog linked to the twitter account?

    www.rss2twitter.com you can add your rss feed there and it will auto tweet it to your twitter account when you add a new post and best of all tis free i use this to promote whatever im in (news being a popular one at the minute)

    Mikey
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  • Profile picture of the author Mili_D
    Twitter is really funny when it comes to their rules they are ever so changing them! As for your twitter account it best to be a little alerts by keep a balance. So you say you were following just 200 followers and you were followed by 100 people that's fine, to be frank I don't think that was the issue. but as past experience I had open an account and started following people about 200 and had 130 followers at same time I also started tweeting and set up a feed. I received a massage saying that my twitter account was suspended. I think it was more to do with that fact that I was having too many activities taking place. But one advice I would give you is just manually unfollow the people who are not following you back and rather than doing this once a week, do it twice a week. Also may be follow up to 200- 250 people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brotato
    Seems twitter has started cracking down on using these programs
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  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    Sorry for the stupid question...

    But what really is the goal behind doing these "auto follows" and "auto un-follows"?

    Always wondered about the effectiveness of such "strategies" :-)

    Are people who do this expecting any kind of a boost to their brand or business? Seriously?

    I would never do this myself, but still curious to know what people who do this are actually expecting to happen.

    Enlighten me, please :-)
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    • One useful scenario for auto-follow is that you may want to follow relevant tweeters back when they follow you. This would allow them to communicate with you freely (either via @replies or DMs) without it seeming like spam - specially valid if they are your users/customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      Originally Posted by ravijayagopal View Post

      But what really is the goal behind doing these "auto follows" and "auto un-follows"?

      Always wondered about the effectiveness of such "strategies" :-)
      Good point. From what I have seen > by and large (outside of celebrities) any user that has a huge list of 1,000s of followers is an IMer tweeting to other IMers on a quest for more IMers. You figure it out.
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      • Profile picture of the author askloz
        I'm just going over their rules right now cos I have a product related to twitter, and need to be extra sure that all is hunky dorie

        *Spam: You may not use the Twitter service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes "spamming" will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
        • If you have followed a large amount of users in a short amount of time;
        • If you have followed and unfollowed people in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive follower churn);
        • If you repeatedly follow and unfollow people, whether to build followers or to garner more attention for your profile;
        • If you have a small number of followers compared to the amount of people you are following;
        • If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
        • If a large number of people are blocking you;
        • The number of spam complaints that have been filed against you;
        • If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account;
        • If you post multiple unrelated updates to a topic using #;
        • If you post multiple unrelated updates to a trending or popular topic;
        • If you send large numbers of duplicate @replies;
        • If you send large numbers of unsolicited @replies in an attempt to spam a service or link;
        • If you add a large number of unrelated users to lists in an attempt to spam a service or link;
        • If you repeatedly post other users' Tweets as your own;
        • If you have attempted to "sell" followers, particularly through tactics considered aggressive following or follower churn;
        • Using or promoting third-party sites that claim to get you more followers (such as follower trains, sites promising "more followers fast," or any other site that offers to automatically add followers to your account).
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        • Profile picture of the author Success2020
          Originally Posted by askloz View Post

          I'm just going over their rules right now cos I have a product related to twitter, and need to be extra sure that all is hunky dorie

          *Spam: You may not use the Twitter service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes "spamming" will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
          • If you have followed a large amount of users in a short amount of time;
          • If you have followed and unfollowed people in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive follower churn);
          • If you repeatedly follow and unfollow people, whether to build followers or to garner more attention for your profile;
          • If you have a small number of followers compared to the amount of people you are following;
          • If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
          • If a large number of people are blocking you;
          • The number of spam complaints that have been filed against you;
          • If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account;
          • If you post multiple unrelated updates to a topic using #;
          • If you post multiple unrelated updates to a trending or popular topic;
          • If you send large numbers of duplicate @replies;
          • If you send large numbers of unsolicited @replies in an attempt to spam a service or link;
          • If you add a large number of unrelated users to lists in an attempt to spam a service or link;
          • If you repeatedly post other users' Tweets as your own;
          • If you have attempted to "sell" followers, particularly through tactics considered aggressive following or follower churn;
          • Using or promoting third-party sites that claim to get you more followers (such as follower trains, sites promising "more followers fast," or any other site that offers to automatically add followers to your account).
          Thanks for this....
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      • Profile picture of the author rammbhat.com
        Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

        Good point. From what I have seen > by and large (outside of celebrities) any user that has a huge list of 1,000s of followers is an IMer tweeting to other IMers on a quest for more IMers. You figure it out.
        i guess that depends upon who you search for. Gotta be clever with your keywords!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    We had this conversation last year when peoples accounts were getting band all the time.

    At the time it was because the tools just were created to sell and gave no respect to Twitters rules (which I posted here in that thread).

    I had my own twitter tool built when twitter started and I've never had any accounts run into any problems from using it - because it was designed to be only as effective as it could be within Twitters limits. The tool won't let me follow any more people than Twitters TOS advise.

    The tools not the problem per se - it's whether the tool is designed to stop you breaking the TOS, if it is - you need to change tools.

    You shouldn't be having to think about how many people can you follow today, or at what rate can you unfollow etc... that's too much detail to have to put on one activity that may or may not even be worth your time.

    I recommend you use Twitter in a way that is personal and helps you build new relationships and have the tool as a bonus for use on other accounts you can afford to lose if Twitter doesn't like the way your tool works. Don't spend your time worrying about what you can and can't do on Twitter.


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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      I am glad twitter bans such users really. But a good way to manage your followers is a program called BirdBrain for iPhone. It is not mass unfollow, cause I only get 10-20 followers a day anyway.

      BirdBrain lets you actually look (profile) at who followed you over the day, and you can follow them back if you want. It also shows who may have dumped you so you can respond to that as well.

      It may be a bit slower, but it will keep from you getting caught up in the quest for followers for the sake of followers. I dump most of the (huge list) IMers TBH. Manage your Twitter account with a view to quality over quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi guys

    Twitter banned the use of automatically adding people or unfollowing people in bulk and have really clamped down on it.

    They have been suspending people around the clock for it so its not unusual to hear that it has happened to you.

    Ive never used the automated features apart from socialoomph as i love my twitter account and dont want to mess it up.

    You can try appealing it and grovel to them and tell them you wont do it again and that you were unaware of the regs.

    kind regards


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  • Profile picture of the author DyLan Lee
    the other thing is you may wanna consider appealing to get your account back by launching a support ticket.

    we managed to get back our account after a week its been suspended.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayanuaria
    Based on my experience with twitter. You can get banned by the following reasons

    - when many people blocked you or reported you as spam
    - following and unfollowing the same users in short period of time
    - sending API requests more than 150 per hour (as of the moment). If your tool is using API to follow users, set the limit to only follow less than 150 per hour.
    - you can only send 2000 updates per day (any type of updates)
    - Posting same tweets multiple times in short period of time
    - Posting same links in short period of time


    Hope it helps

    Regards,
    Jay
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    • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
      Banned
      Originally Posted by jayanuaria View Post

      Based on my experience with twitter. You can get banned by the following reasons

      - when many people blocked you or reported you as spam
      - following and unfollowing the same users in short period of time
      - sending API requests more than 150 per hour (as of the moment). If your tool is using API to follow users, set the limit to only follow less than 150 per hour.
      - you can only send 2000 updates per day (any type of updates)
      - Posting same tweets multiple times in short period of time
      - Posting same links in short period of time


      Hope it helps

      Regards,
      Jay
      Yap he is right..try to follow this rules and you will never have problem..
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  • Profile picture of the author ephame
    Try starting out naturally and slowly integrating the TweetAdder setup that you want, make sure you don't just create 5 e-mails and sign up 5 accounts within 5mins etc wait a day between each one. Make sure you have profile pics, be sure to try to respond to @mentions and never DM more than 250 times a day. I have the same 5 license account as you, i tweet a variety of links, jokes, meaningful tweets etc... and all 5 accounts continue to grow at a steady pace.

    The whole reason i like TA is i can load up my msg's and it'll followback and tweet forever so long as the msg's aren't all links.

    Try some of my advice above, remember take it slow and keep the settings at a minimum to begin with then work your way up.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlMar
    I am using tweeader for almost 6 months and no problems: I guess you must follow the rules...
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    • Profile picture of the author kmcvay
      From TweetAdder support April 9, 2015:

      The Twitter API is temporally down again from being automatically flagged by Twitter. We are working on this issue right now to get it resolved and working ASAP.

      Here are more details to why this is happening.
      TweetAdder not working / not authenticating : HelpDesk

      We have released an updated version of TweetAdder with built in rate-limiting to hopefully prevent this from happening any more. However, we will still need to wait for Twitter to lift the suspension before the new version will be fully functional.

      Today, however, it looks like Twitter has blocked the API again, as neither RSS feeds nor tweets are reaching Twitter.
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      • Profile picture of the author onSubie
        Originally Posted by kmcvay View Post

        From TweetAdder support April 9, 2015:
        I was going to make a comment about reviving a 5 year old thread but that is actually relevant.

        Twitter sued TweetAdder and a bunch of other IM Twitter tools a few years ago. In 2013 TweetAdder settled with Twitter and was ordered to follow the Twitter ToS.

        It looks like they are trying to stay under the radar but users keep getting the whole app flagged.

        Twitter Reaches Spam Lawsuit Settlement With Tweet Adder
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  • Profile picture of the author Winning34
    What's the point anyway?! All it does is give you loads of inactive followers that don't care about your content. It also makes people's profiles look ridiculous when they are following 5,000 people and have 5,000 followers.

    It's like all the clowns who buy subsribers on YouTube or do sub4sub. All that happens is the sub counter goes up, but none of those new "subs" suddenly start watching your videos and when YouTube does an audit, they either remove the dead accounts or ban the account anyway.

    How about people work on making good content, providing some value? That will bring in real followers. Oh I forgot, people are too impatient and lazy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daaria
    This is a very old thread I see, but I think twitter isn't efficient anyway. It's full of spam.
    Who uses twitter anyway?
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