Buying Twitter Followers?

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Has anyone else seen this article at Chicago's Daily Herald

And what does the forum think of this and to those of you who think that the next wave of SEO will involve social media twitter--does this impact or change your opinion about that at all?

Also do you think buying followers is worth it for marketing purposes?

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  • Profile picture of the author superman88
    buying followers is not that good idea, cause 99% of all websites claims that they are REAL, but surely - they are all fake!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
      Originally Posted by superman88 View Post

      buying followers is not that good idea, cause 99% of all websites claims that they are REAL, but surely - they are all fake!
      Yes they are.. Bought 15k and now I'm down to 5k
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    • Profile picture of the author mbah owl
      Originally Posted by superman88 View Post

      buying followers is not that good idea, cause 99% of all websites claims that they are REAL, but surely - they are all fake!
      yes, I agree with you, there are many fake accounts, they were never active, they are only active a few years ago, perhaps the first account created.
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      • Profile picture of the author GeorgeMustang
        People misunderstand the purpose of buying followers, think somebody noted above its purpose is to give your twitter/facebook account a kick start, with few people following you who is really going to want to follow you?

        There are as also mentioned very few social media providers that actually provide real followers and other social services. However there are some that exist, and I just happen to know of a few (due to years of experience)

        Not going to advertise any site's that I have used but there is one company in particular I have used in my last 3 campaigns with great success, and actually although I didn't expect it, a fair porpotion of the followers i got were very responsive, of course you can't beat organic methods for sure. But grabbing some followers to get a kick start? Would recommend everytime, just don't look for the absolute cheapest option (i.e. fiverr) as the risk of getting your account banned nowdays is very likely. However that doesn't mean it has to cost you an arm and a leg.

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  • Profile picture of the author tarfandkhaneh
    yes, this is not good idea, and it's really not influential! so we should search standard advertise manners...
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Social media is doing really well for online marketers. The one thing that will make huge difference for many people who are using them in the right way is that they will get more subscribers and earn more sales.

    2nd, I really don't think that "buying" followers will make any difference for you.

    What will work really nice is that fact that you can use Twitter and Facebook out of all the places for social media and buy a spot on their platform kind of like pay per click ads that you would normally buy on Google and Yahoo (bing).

    If you are going to use them, it is better to use them for PPC purposes only.
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Social media is doing really well for online marketers. The one thing that will make huge difference for many people who are using them in the right way is that they will get more subscribers and earn more sales.

      2nd, I really don't think that "buying" followers will make any difference for you.

      What will work really nice is that fact that you can use Twitter and Facebook out of all the places for social media and buy a spot on their platform kind of like pay per click ads that you would normally buy on Google and Yahoo (bing).

      If you are going to use them, it is better to use them for PPC purposes only.
      Actually buying followers works very well. Even the CEO of Twitter itself has 30% bot followers.

      You will buy these followers for 2 reasons:

      1) To make it 500% more likely that people who see your profile will follow you cause they see that you already have a big following (social proof).

      2) To pass the twitter follow limit of 2000 followers so you can mass follow people in your niche without getting suspended (wouldn't be possible if you didn't buy the followers). This will increase your Twitter Presence dramatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author TyreeSEO
    Those followers you buy are probably going to leave you!
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    I think social media sites are focusing on our engagement more than number of members now. For example accounts that have a high number of retweets, user comments, likes etc are more likely to be featured and given exposure than an account with 100k followers and little to no engagement.

    Don't be fooled by the vanity of a large list of followers. Start small, get them interacting and you'll see much better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author fghaegele
    Rephrased title: Buying Twitter Robots.....
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    These followers are like barnacles. They just weigh you down as you sail the Twitter seas.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    1. The next wave isn't fake followers. You need to get real followers.

    2. I have not seen real followers being advertised anywhere, at least not for a reasonable rate.

    3. Real followers who are genuinely interested in you voluntarily are worth t least $1-10 per follower. Unless you can pay $1000 for like 150-200 followers maybe more, I don't think you are ready for buying real followers otherwise.

    4. For the above you will need advanced ppc etc know how anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    What is it that you're trying to accomplish by buying fake Twitter followers? I've never bought anything just because the company has 100K Twitter followers or 10K Facebook likes.. Nothing more than creating the "illusion" of a legitimate business.
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  • Profile picture of the author TMercT
    I am 100% sure they are bots and not quality followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
    Buying twitter followers wont help you,
    again it is just numbers not real people altough you can offer on your site somthing for free if they will follow you,lmany people are doing it with facebook likes
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    • Profile picture of the author fghaegele
      Originally Posted by CrisisCore08 View Post

      Buying twitter followers wont help you,
      again it is just numbers not real people altough you can offer on your site somthing for free if they will follow you,lmany people are doing it with facebook likes
      Exactamundo! Really, it's just a way to pad numbers:

      When a real person sees the high number they'll say "Wow 12,000 followers" or "Likes". That's about it.

      If you have a good idea to begin with, you'll get the likes and followers. There's no shortcut for quality.
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      • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
        Originally Posted by fghaegele View Post

        Exactamundo! Really, it's just a way to pad numbers:

        When a real person sees the high number they'll say "Wow 12,000 followers" or "Likes". That's about it.

        If you have a good idea to begin with, you'll get the likes and followers. There's no shortcut for quality.

        You nailed it.

        Buyin fake is just a shortcut to getting where you need to go. Nobody that buys fake RELIES on it. They are doing it to get over the 2k hump and look legit
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      • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
        If you have really good content in your tweets and buy Twitter followers just to pad the numbers, then others seeing will have the 'wow' factor and might want to follow. However, most likely it's the good quality tweets that will attract the followers rather than the bloated follower numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    Buying followers is the best thing you can do for yourself. Ignore the fact that they are fake when you get them and use your new big number to follow 300-500 REAL people every day.

    The biggest issue in the beginning is the 2k bump you hit. With "fake" followers you can concentrate on getting real people and not be inhibited at the 2k mark
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  • Profile picture of the author turnkeybiz
    Follows that you buy have no loyalty for you or even want to see your tweets. Might take longer, but get them naturally, allow them to want to hear from you and they will click on your links cause they are interested.

    A smaller targeted list of people that want to hear from u VS a large list of people that don't care.

    Well I am sure you can see from there.

    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    So it all began one day with Bob & Joan..

    Bob: You know... I feel like my Twitter account is a little light.

    Joan: Start working hard to get more followers. I've already got 10..

    Determined to beat Joan's 10 followers... Bob looks for a plan... he decides to BUY Followers, and adds 10s of thousands in the following day...

    Joan adds 100 of hard earned followers... that ACTUALLY want to follow her.

    Now whose business got the most impact? Clearly Joans... She has REAL followers who actually want to read her messages. Buying followers is like buying an ego hit, makes you feel good when you look at the numbers.
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    • I've got a technique that I am not going to post publicly for gaining Twitter followers.

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    • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      So it all began one day with Bob & Joan..

      Bob: You know... I feel like my Twitter account is a little light.

      Joan: Start working hard to get more followers. I've already got 10..

      Determined to beat Joan's 10 followers... Bob looks for a plan... he decides to BUY Followers, and adds 10s of thousands in the following day...

      Joan adds 100 of hard earned followers... that ACTUALLY want to follow her.

      Now whose business got the most impact? Clearly Joans... She has REAL followers who actually want to read her messages. Buying followers is like buying an ego hit, makes you feel good when you look at the numbers.
      Revised Bob and Joan.

      Bob buys followers so he can follow 500 people every day that would be interested in following him back and in one week he has followed 3500 people and has gotten 1k-1500 GOOD FOLLOWS.

      What has Joan got? Oh, she can't go past 2,000 follows because she refuses to buy followers, she doesn't have 1500 new good followers in one week.

      Poor uneducated Joan.
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      • Profile picture of the author shane_k
        Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

        Revised Bob and Joan.

        Bob buys followers so he can follow 500 people every day that would be interested in following him back and in one week he has followed 3500 people and has gotten 1k-1500 GOOD FOLLOWS.

        What has Joan got? Oh, she can't go past 2,000 follows because she refuses to buy followers, she doesn't have 1500 new good followers in one week.

        Poor uneducated Joan.
        Well you can do the same thing for FREE.

        You can follow up to 2,000 people. That is a limit but not a permanent one. I will explain.

        So you click follow for 2,000 people.

        Some of those people will follow you back.

        Then what you can do is log into twitter click on followers

        and for those people who are not following you click unfollow.

        Then what you do is find more people to follow

        and some of those new people will follow you and some won't

        delete the people who aren't following you

        Repeat this process until you have 2,000 followers.

        Then Twitter will lift the limit that only allows you to follow 2,000 people.

        Sure this will take a bit longer, it took me about 2-3 weeks. But it's free.
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      • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
        Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

        Revised Bob and Joan.

        Bob buys followers so he can follow 500 people every day that would be interested in following him back and in one week he has followed 3500 people and has gotten 1k-1500 GOOD FOLLOWS.

        What has Joan got? Oh, she can't go past 2,000 follows because she refuses to buy followers, she doesn't have 1500 new good followers in one week.

        Poor uneducated Joan.
        Yeah, because people that follow back are highly targeted leads... My post is based upon my opinion, my testing, I've purchased followers, and subsequently seen the results I received by it.

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      • Profile picture of the author toddfromboston
        Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

        Revised Bob and Joan.

        Bob buys followers so he can follow 500 people every day that would be interested in following him back and in one week he has followed 3500 people and has gotten 1k-1500 GOOD FOLLOWS.

        What has Joan got? Oh, she can't go past 2,000 follows because she refuses to buy followers, she doesn't have 1500 new good followers in one week.

        Poor uneducated Joan.
        This is exactly what I did for a band I'm working with. Within one year they went from 200 followers to over 80k followers. Granted there ARE still some bought follows in that number but this has allowed them to gain anywhere from 20 - 100 new followers a day. They simply find a band that fits into their genre, go to the band twitter account or to the twitter account of one of the members and start adding. They are getting engagement from followers, people are favorite-ing their tweets and retweeting. They've even gotten themselves onto internet radio shows, sold iTunes downloads and merchandise thanks to this twitter campaign.

        So I say buy followers to start, eventually most of them will fall off but you'll be adding real people who will engage with you and your brand.
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      • Profile picture of the author PrestonSr
        Originally Posted by legalbear View Post

        Yep, buying followers increases your Twitter account's PR ranking with Google and gives more little websites to send links to.
        This is very true..Overtime you will notice your pagerank rise up NO.1 especially if you have a unique twitter username

        Originally Posted by FunkyKing View Post

        Buying followers can be a good idea to get that initial 'call rolling' so to speak. But that's the only real benefit of this to be honest.
        Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

        Buying followers is the best thing you can do for yourself. Ignore the fact that they are fake when you get them and use your new big number to follow 300-500 REAL people every day.

        The biggest issue in the beginning is the 2k bump you hit. With "fake" followers you can concentrate on getting real people and not be inhibited at the 2k mark
        Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

        You nailed it.

        Buyin fake is just a shortcut to getting where you need to go. Nobody that buys fake RELIES on it. They are doing it to get over the 2k hump and look legit
        Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

        Revised Bob and Joan.

        Bob buys followers so he can follow 500 people every day that would be interested in following him back and in one week he has followed 3500 people and has gotten 1k-1500 GOOD FOLLOWS.

        What has Joan got? Oh, she can't go past 2,000 follows because she refuses to buy followers, she doesn't have 1500 new good followers in one week.

        Poor uneducated Joan.
        I guess I will have to chime in and totally agree with Social Media Owls

        You can buy twitter followers for the sole reason of looking established ,automatically you are more likely to get targeted followers after the purchase eg.if you run a twitter ad on their platform after purchasing abt 2000 followers..you will most likely have a more successful campaign than a different person doing a twitter ad with only 9 followers.:p

        Some people will definately disagree but people are doing it and getting some good success from buying twitter followers in the start

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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    People follow you because they like something about you or anything about what you are doing. Buying or forcing people to follow you is not a good idea. They may hit the "follow" button but after that, what's next?
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Yes social media i mean twitter is the next big thing but fake followers doesn't come with the wave. Buying followers isn't a good idea because most of them are not real people who will probably just drop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Byoob Kelly
    Buying followers is worthless and in the end it's only going to hurt you.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    What's interesting about this article, is that there are actually people out there who buy followers more for the ego kick it gives them and as a popularity contest.

    Like saying, Look how important/famous/cool I am. I have all these people following me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmtechno
    Most consumers are driven by herd mentality. Many marketing successes are based on perceived values. More twitter followers may create such perceptions and it might work for some.
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    I am not a Twitter expert.

    But to ask someone to flood your account with lots of people who would have no synergies or interest in your business doesn't make sense to me.

    I judge accounts on their followers. A quick look tells me if they are focused on authentic twitter connections or whether they are working the numbers game and take all and sundry to join them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    The people who sell "real followers," "real friends," "real likes," say it works. Others say that buying a bunch of bot followers doesn't work. Facebook, of course, is now removing all those fake likes. I don't waste my time with fake bot followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author john-7665
    If you will manage to get real followers, yes it will worth. Unfortunately many of the offers are based on fake followers and they won't do you any good. You will just spend your money on nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardDin
    First, if you buy followers there is no guarantee that they are genuine.
    Second, you can use special software to build up your community in Twitter.
    You can also not rely on "get followers" job, but instead buy real jobs step-by-step:
    creating account
    inviting people 300 per day, using properly defined search term
    excluding unfollowers
    posting job

    This can be totally different people, and you see all the work realtime
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  • Profile picture of the author RobStelton
    What a great name for fake followers the writer is using 'zombie tweeps'!
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      Originally Posted by RobStelton View Post

      What a great name for fake followers the writer is using 'zombie tweeps'!
      Yeah ... I like that one too.
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      Originally Posted by ElXtronic View Post

      if anybody needs the #1 web traffic generator on the market let me know PM me for the link
      Good job spamming the forum. Count the minutes you're still here. All of your spam posts have been reported.
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  • Profile picture of the author snippnet
    It's always better to go organic, especially if you're trying to build your reputation.
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    Ditto on the spam reports. Get the hell off this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dalen
    Use free socials but is for litle quantity and long time.. don't buy because you find only fake acounts...
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyt3000
    to get a lot of followers you only need to follow twitters rules and you need to take your time to do this i start like 3 days ago and i am almost in 500 followers and trust me on this twitter is a fast way to get traffic to your offers so i dont think is really necesary to buy traffic or followers
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    It would not help you greatly. But it would definitely help you. It would certainly generate more traffic. And i think that it is also a very good marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author pkmembers
    Anyone selling followers who wants to convert more of their mobile visitors?

    Send your mobile traffic to my app selling followers. I need more traffic. Lets hook up to do a deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Originally Posted by xatsmann View Post

    Has anyone else seen this article at Chicago's Daily Herald

    And what does the forum think of this and to those of you who think that the next wave of SEO will involve social media twitter--does this impact or change your opinion about that at all?

    Also do you think buying followers is worth it for marketing purposes?

    xats.
    Completely worthless. The majority of the accounts are never even checked by humans. Twitter is mostly bots having conversations with one another.

    Even high end marketers who coddle their accounts that I follow do nothing but schedule tweets using some tweet scheduler like SocialOomph or some junk like that.

    I wouldn't waste a dime on something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jclindayag
    Hi xattsman!

    What is your main objective for buying twitter followers? If it is for business purposes, I think, it's not a good idea as your main goal is to bring in followers that could connect and have a conversation with you. Regardless of the idea whether purchased followers are real or fake, it is just about building quality followers that could turn into potential conversions.

    Instead of focusing on quantity, I advise that you start creating quality content and link your Twitter account to your Facebook. There is no easy way in achieving marketing goals in Twitter, it's pure hard work and dedication.
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  • Profile picture of the author Socialbakers
    Buying followers lowers your engagement rate. Brands think if they "look" like they're popular then they will actually become popular. This isn't the case, especially when a brand's goal should be to interact with fans through conversation and engaging posts.
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  • I believe that buying social media signals is important when 1st launching a brand.

    It doesn't matter if it lowers engagement, etc. If a neutral Facebook user comes to your Facebook page and sees that you have a similar product to another company, who are they going to choose? Could be a toss up...

    Now who do you think they are going to choose if the other company has 20k Facebook fans and yours has 100...my guess would be probably the more popular of the two. Perceived importance is better than actual importance.

    As far as fake fans/followers...I have always bought from Buy ReTweets | Retweets starting at only $5. and have always had what I consider to be good results.

    Are some of the fans/followers they send fake? Probably. But I have seen actual interactions from their followers so I know that some of them are real.
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  • Profile picture of the author MySEOfootprint
    I would not advise anyone to purchase twitter followers. It does not look natural when you have just a few followers and then the next day you have 500 or 1000 followers. Companies claim that they are real people people but most of the time it is a scam. Provide engaging content and you will naturally start to build followers. This does not happen over night so be patient and in the long run you will be much better off.
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  • Profile picture of the author donsdeals
    Twitter is going to track down all accounts with "paid for" followers. That is coming soon. It just doesn't pay to buy followers. In the first place, it is not a good investment, and few of these are targeted. Secondly it has become very expensive. I used a program called twee adder for about a year. I tried to be judicious about it, but still got caught. They suspended 3 of my 4 accounts, including the one I used for branding! It is becoming increasingly hard to game the system anymore, and for my money, not worth it. I lost over 80,000 follower doing it....
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  • Profile picture of the author hardnova
    Originally Posted by xatsmann View Post

    Also do you think buying followers is worth it for marketing purposes?

    xats.
    Twitter has been updated to detect fake profiles and will simply delete them from your follower count after the profiles fail authentication via email or any of the other methods they have. Buying followers is fairly useless as you will actually want your tweets read.

    -h
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    • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
      You cant make money with fake twitter followers..that makes no sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Originally Posted by hardnova View Post

      Twitter has been updated to detect fake profiles and will simply delete them from your follower count after the profiles fail authentication via email or any of the other methods they have. Buying followers is fairly useless as you will actually want your tweets read.

      -h
      Here's how I know this is untrue. I had a number of accounts that fell into disuse for 4-6 months after Twitter sued TweetAttacks. When I realized I had been neglecting those accounts I visited them and found Twitter had sent them messages saying they were emailing them but weren't receiving replies and asking for an update on the email account. I never replied to those emails from Twitter and all of those accounts are still active today. A few of those neglected accounts had been suspended and Twitter was emailing to say they were reinstated.
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      • Profile picture of the author legalbear
        Worthless?? I disagree!

        My main Twitter account has over 50K followers. Google gives it a PageRank of 6. Any link that goes in that tweet stream is linking back from a PR of 6. I'm sure number of followers has a bearing on the pagerank. New accounts with a few followers certainly don't get that PR.

        Every tweet that goes on there is given its own little website meaning a link that goes to my account is going on 50K websites connected to Twitter's PR of 9+.

        I've done searches and had individual tweets related to the search show up.

        I've found my content scattered through page after page of search results with links back from other sites that I had no knowledge of. Here's how they got it: They watched my tweets and scraped it. Twitter is possibly better than article submission.

        6-8 months ago I bought 12,000 followers for an account I was building. Those followers are still on that account. Prior to buying those I turned off the autofollow feature in SocialOomph. After they were added I turned it back on. So much for Twitter deleting fake accounts. The follower count looks good: 11,000 followers; following 2000.

        Problem: I can't get my site to rank for the phrase "credit report". Oh, I see the problem; my site doesn't have the phrase credit report even once on it. Contact my webmaster: 'Add the phrase "credit report" to my site.' Done! Do the search again; still not ranked/indexed. Tweet the site containing the phrase "credit report" to my 100K followers. Moments after tweeting a link to the site do the search again...there it is!! Now it's on the first page for the phrase "credit report".

        I'm reading this thread looking for the latest info I'm headed off tomorrow to buy some more followers off Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Antonio J.
    It really depends on the quality of the followers. If you are buying some bots, it is definitely not worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author illmill
    I've never understood why you would buy followers when it's so easy to just get them yourself. The followers you get will probably be better quality (ie. real people instead of bots) as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThreeHammers
      Almost nobody will follow an egg, and little will follow someone with a little audience. So in all fairness, it might be ok to buy a few thousands to get the basic legitimacy that some people will seek to follow you, but you will still need to invest a lot of time into building a crowd organically.

      But don't overdo the fakes. They will need to be erased them at some point, and that takes time. Unless you don't mind the spam and the irrelevancy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rhadoo7
      He bought 27,000 followers for 202$?? Wow, that guy probably never heard of Fiverr...you can easily get 10,000 for 5$

      I think that the easiest way to get more followers is simply to follow people that are interested in your topic. And the only case where buying fake followers is useful, is when you reach a following limit.

      For example if you have followed 2,000 and just 1,500 followed back, then you can't follow no more. But if you buy a few thousands of fake ones, then you are free to follow new people and gain new REAL followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TerranceCharles
    There is only one reason to buy followers, and that's improve your perceived brand value. When people see you are following 5k people and 30k following back, it registers you as someone IMPORTANT in their minds.

    However, all good things must come to a end. I have bought followers before and most of them disappeared within a week and I got them off of fiverr. They are companies that sell real followers, but you will pay a nice amount for them, they use services like tweetadder etc to mass follow people but that strategy is not instant but over a period of time.

    You usually get what you pay for, if you spend $10 - $20 for some followers, not worth it. Real twitter follower companies charge upwards of $199+ just for 5,000 followers.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianFL
      Originally Posted by TerranceCharles View Post

      There is only one reason to buy followers, and that's improve your perceived brand value. When people see you are following 5k people and 30k following back, it registers you as someone IMPORTANT in their minds.
      That's my take on it as well. It's useful for sparking that initial snowball as nobody wants to be the first anything.

      Very useful in my experience for authors/speakers/and local celebs.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    It's a bad idea. If you buy followers, they are gonna leave you I can assure that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eittocs
    I would not recommend buying followers on Twitter.. chances are you'll end up losing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    Sending social signals is extremely important with SEO nowadays, it shows Google that you have a quality site with interaction. But surely the wrong way is to artificially bolster this count with an army of uninvolved bots. Why not, if you're looking for an easy way, use Tweet Adder or just follow/unfollow lots in your niche. Going for pure numbers alone is silly, but it's a good way to "get the ball rolling"

    After that post quality, engaging content, ENGAGE with your followers and don't plug your stuff too much, it's all relatively simple but takes some time (I use Outsourcers to find content - stumbleupon works best, and schedule everything via Hootsuite)
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    Its always been easier to click unfollow than follow... buying followers and likes are just total waste of time and money.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    when buying, most of the time you dont get targeted followers, so in general, they are useless
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    You can buy traffic but that will be a wastage in my opinion. The traffic you buy are most of the times dead traffic and of no use. So avoid buying traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author clature
    Buying followers on Twitter, buying likes on Facebook, buying views on YouTube ... all these have never had any positive effects ... so it's best to avoid doing it ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Lena Williams
    Bought followers can be real followers but they will unfollow you very soon one you paid them for the number of followers you wanted.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Buying followers is a wastage of money. They will not help you ever. Followers you buy are dead dead followers. The number of your followers may increase buying them but they are worthless.
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  • Profile picture of the author legalbear
    Originally Posted by xatsmann View Post

    Also do you think buying followers is worth it for marketing purposes?
    xats.
    Yep, buying followers increases your Twitter account's PR ranking with Google and gives more little websites to send links to.
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Doing some local SEO for my favorite massage therapist. Set her up a Twitter account. Use the keywords in her Twitter description. Use the keywords in her tweets. Do a Google search for the phrase I want her to rank for and what shows up high in the search...her Twitter account! Here's what I think; the more followers she has, the higher her account ranks in the search.
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      • Profile picture of the author legalbear
        Originally Posted by legalbear View Post

        Doing some local SEO for my favorite massage therapist. Set her up a Twitter account. Use the keywords in her Twitter description. Use the keywords in her tweets. Do a Google search for the phrase I want her to rank for and what shows up high in the search...her Twitter account! Here's what I think; the more followers she has, the higher her account ranks in the search.
        I just learned my biggest account is now a PR 3. I think a 50K follower account is now peanuts when compared with accounts w/ 150K+ hence the lower PR. I haven't been working it like I was.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    How anyone can provide real followers. Would you like to follow someone if I force you to do so? If I pay you some money for following someone, then you are likely to agree but after a few days you will be thinking of unfollowing that.
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Originally Posted by Alex Greene View Post

      How anyone can provide real followers.
      I've concluded the only accounts you could have follow without having another account's password are ones you control. The only way to control them seems most likely to be to have created them in the first place. Tweet Attacks had an account creator before they got sued that could explain controlling huge amounts of accounts. I am pretty sure the assertion of Fiverr providers that they are "real" accounts is a misdirection. They are real alright; real Twitter accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumgd07
    its not an good option to purchase twitter followers,
    companies claim that they are real people people but most of the time it is a scam
    fake twitter / Facebook profiles and instead go for real twitter people by creating engaging posts
    it may take time but help your brand in long run
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  • Profile picture of the author joewalter
    buying followers is not preferred one
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  • Profile picture of the author ProvidingSignups
    I can give you good quality twitter followers..
    my price is $15 for 1000 twitter followers..
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Originally Posted by ProvidingSignups View Post

      I can give you good quality twitter followers..
      my price is $15 for 1000 twitter followers..
      Are you using a particular program to do this? We might be able to work something out.

      How do you know they are quality?
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  • Profile picture of the author FunkyKing
    Buying followers can be a good idea to get that initial 'call rolling' so to speak. But that's the only real benefit of this to be honest.
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Originally Posted by FunkyKing View Post

      to be honest.
      So glad you're being honest. Will you also let us know when you're not being honest?? :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    I'm still believe that twitter impact might not heavy as Facebook and Google + toward SEO.
    Make sure the list of twitter follwers you buy is quality and interested with what you share.
    If not with big numbers of twitters but no interaction with your website also do not bring any impact in SEO.
    IN google algorithm, social media play 19% impact on it .
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Originally Posted by JerrickYeoh View Post

      I'm still believe that twitter impact might not heavy as Facebook and Google + toward SEO. IN google algorithm, social media play 19% impact on it .
      Nice to have a number on the impact.
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  • Profile picture of the author legalbear
    I made my second purchase here: twitterfollw3r's profile page on Fiverr.com Now offering 22K for $5 w/ a guarantee. 98% positive rating. Also, Fiverr allows multiple orders through him and his offer has a "Level 2" ranking; whatever that means. I think it means very few are complaining.

    Level 2 in Fiverr means: "You made over 50 orders in the past two months while maintaining excellent ratings and a solid track record. You’ll automatically be promoted to Level 2, unlocking advanced sales tools to further expand your services and increase your sales. You’ll also receive priority support."
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  • Profile picture of the author doctor973
    Hi, buying followers is a waste of money! It does not make any difference for SEO. The only "reasonable" reason for it maybe to fake certain reputation for someone for being an expert or something else.
    The irony is that you can use facebook and twitter in a legit way and earn a lot of money. Just a few days ago I read a report on how to build your targeted list using twitter, and it was really awesome! I am going to try what I learned and see the result, but it seems that certainly it is very easy to make advantage from social media without faking anything!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda786
    If you buy the followers it means they are not real but are fake and I believe they even won't do any good to your website/blog traffic either they soon going to leave you. So, its good to have real followers.
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  • Lol, buying followers might not amount to anything but an empty wallet if you aren't careful.
    What use is there having nothing but a bunch of empty bot accounts "following" you?
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  • The only real way I can conceive of that would make buying followers worthwhile is to simply look like you have a following.
    But, well as you can conceive, that would be a wasteful objective.
    Dont buy "followers".
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  • What has worked for me however is using Fiverr.
    I pay someone within my interested niche to tweet my message (and sometimes twitter acc) for me regularly, which thus gets me some real prospect followers.
    That would be a better tactic for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author adelaclark
    This is one type of business. But fact is any person don't know but like your product and follow you on twitter so that is the good business and marketing for your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Annapowe
    I would not advise anyone to purchase twitter followers.Those followers going to leave you soon
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    Social Media has a great help in ranking most of my sites... And about buying twitter followers, I don't think its going to be a good idea. It's best if you have real followers who also could benefit from your product/service...
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    It's not effective I guess. After some days, you will have to search for followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author fronpy
    It is worthless to buy follower from my view, because, twitter ban user who has no activity and you will lost your follower
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  • Profile picture of the author crissie
    You're likely to be buying a "closed circuit" of tons of accounts belonging to one guy! How exactly will that help you?

    Concentrate on striking up conversations with real people instead. Exchange ideas, dont spam them with links at least until the 4th-5th exchange.

    Its because of all those other folk who purchased fake accounts that Twitter is close to useless for internet marketers today.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlmay1980
    Buying followers isnt a good thing to do, you want engaged and targeted audiences everyone else is a waste of time and money, so having a 100k following on Twitter or Facebook or any other site may look cool but I would take my 3k of followers over them as they have taken work and engagement to achieve.

    The other thing is Twitter ads will give you a more targeted audience if you do want to build them quickly and would represent much more value!
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    You can easily get lots of tweeter followers. You will have to maintain the rules and have to follow others. In return they will also follow you.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartbiz38129
    Buying Twitter followers is a BAD idea. Twitter seems to be cracking down as I've seen some accounts with thousands of followers (supposedly) become suspended. It's not about the number of fans or followers or even a Klout score(which I still don't see the relevance in) but how you engage and interact with them.
    I have a client that has 35K Facebook Fans and nearly 3000 Twitter followers and we're mobilizing his base. On his page the percentage of people who are "talking about this" is over 80%. I usually see that ratio at about 1%-5%. That's leveraging social media and it's working because we took the time to be social and not just do social media.
    You want a base that's going to do something like RT, comments...not just sit there like a bump on a log looking pretty.
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    • Profile picture of the author mike719
      MY FIRST POST! Ok that was exciting...

      Anyway, I found one website that claims to sell real and active twitter followers. Does anyone think it is really legit?

      I was looking to do this but don't want to post a link in here in my first post in fear of looking suspicious haha.
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      • Profile picture of the author legalbear
        Naw, they all claim that. They have account creator software on proxies creating thousands of accounts, putting in pictures and descriptions.
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        • Profile picture of the author mike719
          Originally Posted by legalbear View Post

          Naw, they all claim that. They have account creator software on proxies creating thousands of accounts, putting in pictures and descriptions.
          Well maybe you could take a quick look for me. The site is Get Twitter Followers | Real, Active Twitter Followers, they seem pretty adament about not selling fake followers...?
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  • Profile picture of the author alan01
    It's not a good idea to buy followers. Because 99% of all websites claims that they are REAL, but surely - they are all fake!
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  • Profile picture of the author srodoks
    i would not advise anyone to purchase twitter followers. those followers going to leave u soon
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    • Profile picture of the author bravoo
      well, I think using fake follower will show us to our real follower how "Big" we are. , then post as many useful tweet. there will be more opportunity to get the real follower. Just my opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author mediafirelab
    Those followers you buy are probably going to leave you!
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  • Profile picture of the author jgetsmoneyy
    i dont think buying followers is gonna do much for you or your busines but i do agree its easier to get followers once you have followers. i think of youtube if a vid has 355 views and the vid below it has 3,458,123 I'm going to watch the one with the higher number of views, why because if that manypeople liked it must be soemthing to it. same thing with twitter if i see a profile with 13 subscribers and one with 13000 im gonna follow the one with 13000
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  • Profile picture of the author mark07
    buying following is not really a good idea. If you create follower normally which will attract your site is very much affective for your site. You will learn more about Tweeterism can help you more.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJo
    Buying must be your last resort. Speaking more about your idea, all celebrities and pages have a healthy share of fake followers. You're not the only one..
    Leave? I dont think the pad followers will leave unless you post offensive stuff (which you wont) .
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  • Profile picture of the author footballfreak
    Buying followers is not the way to go...you need to get them yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    It's a bad idea indeed. It will be a lose project as the will be almost inactive in future.
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  • Profile picture of the author SimonMarius
    i think it can be used as a kickstart, but don't even think about converting those followers into anything...
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    This followers will not render good service in future. It's a wastage of money I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author dragica659
    I did not noticed that I got any traffic from my tweets. But I have about 50 followers. Would the higher number of followers bring traffic to my sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author legalbear
      Originally Posted by dragica659 View Post

      I did not noticed that I got any traffic from my tweets. But I have about 50 followers. Would the higher number of followers bring traffic to my sites?
      Oh yeah, but to make significant difference you need 50x's that amount of followers.
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      • Profile picture of the author mike719
        Originally Posted by legalbear View Post

        Oh yeah, but to make significant difference you need 50x's that amount of followers.
        Yeah I have 50k followers... but I don't know how to use them lol
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        • Profile picture of the author legalbear
          One trick; point your Wordpress blog to tweeting on a regular basis using the free plugin Tweet Old Posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author kawkaw64
    Buying twitter followers is a total waste of money as they are all bots and can get your account suspended from Twitter if they think you have done so purposefully.
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  • Profile picture of the author DSsentialDScott
    Purchased followers are rarely real people but the padded numbers may be more impressive to clients, etc. I still would not advise it, though

    -D.Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author DSsentialDScott
    Yea, also, it is against Twitter's policy so if you get caught, your account may be banned or suspended. And, that would be a waste of money

    -D.Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    On twitter it is all about mass following people in your niche. you won't be able to do that if you only have like 5 followers! twitter will automatically suspend your account. So please just buy some followers and then follow people that's how it's done. If you have any concerns please message me.
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    Thanks for sharing great information.
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  • Profile picture of the author lkears11
    I bought 2k on ebay for £1.99. Gave my twitter a boost and now I'm getting between 30-50 real followers a day. The only use of twit bots is to give your page a appearance of authority. Remember why the Yankee's always win? The pinstripe! !!
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    • Profile picture of the author Magicalidea
      Originally Posted by lkears11 View Post

      I bought 2k on ebay for £1.99. Gave my twitter a boost and now I'm getting between 30-50 real followers a day. The only use of twit bots is to give your page a appearance of authority. Remember why the Yankee's always win? The pinstripe! !!
      Really ? With that price I can support you up to 5k followers >"<
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  • Profile picture of the author hostdare
    'build' your fan base, don't buy it. It's more rewarding
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Sharp
    there are instances that you may need to purchase followers but you have to make sure they are legit and very very high quality, this will be accompanied by an insane price but it will be worth in the end. Yes it is true the followers will leave you in time but what about the ones who follow the followers you have??? some will stay enough to let you pass the message you have.
    To prevent all these massive exodus you will experience, getting your own real followers is worth more than even buying, just make sure you are providing something very good
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  • Profile picture of the author lorita
    I already mention on my previous post on "Buying Facebook likes".

    There is no need to buy followers for your twitter page. Try to post anything that is relevant to your page or brand. Or it will really helpful for the people.
    Basically when a person like a page he/she will share it with others. So the second person will become automatically your follower.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lake
    I found I got more organic, actual Twitter followers after buying followers.

    I assume your account gets suggested more often in the "Who To Follow" box.
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  • Profile picture of the author MolliePearce
    So, if i buy twitter followers then is they are valuable?
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    SocialMediaOwls is right you have to buy them in order to get pass the 2k limit to follow more than 300 real, targeted people a day! This is the only way to do effective Twitter Marketing nowadays!
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  • Profile picture of the author msocialh
    Buying Twitter followers will not help you increase your engagement, traffic or sales. It will only help you increase the number of followers. Although people tend to follow and trust people with high following numbers but if they find that you followers are fake then they will drop you. It's better to add followers based on interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frant Indigo
    Buying the followers is fine since even the best way will get you lots of fake accounts.
    Anyway, if you want to buy some use SEOClerks, worked for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Snowfall
    Originally Posted by xatsmann View Post

    Has anyone else seen this article at Chicago's Daily Herald

    And what does the forum think of this and to those of you who think that the next wave of SEO will involve social media twitter--does this impact or change your opinion about that at all?

    Also do you think buying followers is worth it for marketing purposes?

    xats.
    Off course it worth I think.
    In my opinion buying face followers is worthless. They will not stay forever. Will not give you a single $ benefit. Not even help you on SEO. There are lots of companies out there who can add targeted followers in your profile if you want to spend some$ for the followers. Try to get the targeted followers from them. It's better to having 5000 Targeted followers than 50K fake followers.
    Because they are targeted to your company. For example you have a new product like Muscle booster. If you have 5000 followers from your targeted audience then you will easily get some sells from those followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author profsl
    The one good thing about buying or earning junk followers to your account (you can do it for free or paid via Twiends) is that it boosts your followers. With the +10% rule, it gives you an expanded buffer to follow others that actually would be interested in your account hoping that they also follow you.
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  • this is fake and is not real...will make you look bad for real customers..
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  • Profile picture of the author Adamthomsoncontent writer
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    You can increase your followers by genuine tweets to get more followers to your tweeter page.
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  • Profile picture of the author senabhijit
    In my opinion, buying followers is not good because most of them are not real people. It depends on the quality of the followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author automationhero
    Don't buy followers. Not worth it. Been there done that. It's best to grow your following organically with people who will contribute to what you're posting and so you can have good engagement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Genghis Kahn
    Buying twitter followers is the closest thing to social media one night stand. You're going to look food at face value but sooner or later they'll bite you. Try using a content marketing software if you want to build your follower base fast. I use chimpmint for mine and it's working great so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author cabenb
    I think it's OK to buy some fake followers just to get started. It will make it much easier to gather more real followers. In the end they are the only ones with credit cards ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author craighakwins
    It's a nice idea if you're just starting off but once you have built something, it would be better if you stay away from them and build your followers naturally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Afreenv
    I know 2-3 Person who sell this thing via panel. they give reseller panel to every website owner and they do it from that
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  • Profile picture of the author jony1
    Buying twitter followers not a good idea..there is no any benefits from this only waste of money & time.so i suggest wait and keep pesance & make genuin follower, it will take more time but good for your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author TweetSpecialist
      There aren't much sellers who offer SINCERE real followers. It is useless buying foollowers or fans if they aren't real, I and my biz says; "Let There Be A Revolution"
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      • Profile picture of the author selleriu
        There are real benefits to buying Twitter followers.
        Firstly, as long as these followers look real, other people will think your account is popular enough to follow and will do so. If there are not many followers they will hesitate even if they see some good content, because of how people psychology works - they don't want to be the first, or the initiator, but they want to be a follower.
        Secondly, Twitter places a limit on your following people. You can't follow not much more than the number of followers you have (this goes into effect once you follow more than 2000 people). So having for e.g. 3000 followers gives you that 'buffer' so that you can follow freely without hitting this restriction (there is still a daily technical limit of 1000 though, that you can follow on any given day).
        Buying Twitter followers shouldn't be the be-all, end-all, single strategy, but an essential part of your set of strategies in growing your Twitter account. It is especially suitable for kick-starting your newly-created Twitter account.
        With all these benefits I've described, you wouldn't exactly call $5 for 3000 followers a 'waste of money.'
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by TweetSpecialist View Post

        There aren't much sellers who offer SINCERE real followers. It is useless buying foollowers or fans if they aren't real, I and my biz says; "Let There Be A Revolution"
        Stop bumping all the Twitter threads to covertly self promote or your posts will be reported
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  • Profile picture of the author Talha116
    You will buy but now a days 99% site are fake. at a time that flowers are not instant. Now you like best.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfern76
    If I was you, I wouldn't buy followers. It just isn't a good idea and normally, they're fake followers and unfollow after a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author gokulmaba
    You should buy followers if you need to have good start and for SEO purpose only. Then you have to improve your Twitter by good contents.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanoakley
    This is something that is entirely dependent on your marketing strategy.

    If you want to show social proof or present yourself as an authority but don't have the time to build a bunch of twitter followers than it's not necessarily a bad idea.

    However, if you are doing it to develop a marketing asset, it may not help you at all as most of these followers are not interested in what you have to say. You're better off building them the old fashioned way with quality content that gets them interested enough
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOleaders
    I won't recommend buying twitter followers because its not a right way to get followers. If you have great number of followers or likes on facebook that is not going to change your rankings or SEO so work hard on your marketing plan and try getting genuine followers and fans by your work.
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