I’ll let you into a little secret – when I first started out using Twitter as a marketing platform I absolutely sucked at it!
I’m not on about over-tweeting or spamming here, I’m on about just about every aspect of the platform. I didn’t get it – it was too fast paced and way too dynamic for my simple newbie’s mind!
I started to follow just about ANYONE that showed some sort of interest in my posts. Before I knew it I had a backlog of followers that were near enough useless to the social media world ( spammers, spammers and more spammers! ).
So today I thought I’d help out those of you that have ended up with similar Twitter accounts. I’ve decided to cover a few of the Twitter unfollow tools I used to clean up my account and get a more authoritative looking presence…
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Top Twitter Followers Tools
So my Twitter account was a complete mess – we’ve highlighted that fact enough! The first thing I did in my ‘clean up job’ was to become more particular about accounts that I was following on Twitter.
So I started targeting the hopeless users who were inactive or providing little to no value to my precious timeline.
I then went through the process of locating the people who hadn’t bothered to follow me back – they’re not interested in me so why should I be interested in them?
Here are the most effective Twitter unfollow tools I used to complete this task:
1) Tweepi Cleanup Tools
I thought I’d cover the Tweepi cleanup tools first as they provide a reasonably simple mechanism to clean up your account.
It’s a simple and visually appealing tool that basically flushes all the people who did not follow you back down the drain! It’s not just an unfollow tool – it has several useful Twitter applications/processes.
If you want to find out more about this tool I suggest visiting the official site and signing up for free here
2) Manageflitter For Twitter
This was actually the first unfollow tool I came across but I got a little greedy and decided to check out the competition as well as using it. Funnily enough, I ended up choosing it over all the others eventually!
Manageflitter for twitter is a brilliant FREE tool that allows you to clean up multiple Twitter accounts ( if you have more than one of course! ).
You can sync your Google+ account with Twitter, backup your Twitter connections, create Power Posts, check out email reports, follow your tweet analytics and much, much more.
There is a pro version of Manageflitter that offers a few more features but I’ve never felt the need to upgrade – the free version offers everything I need!
Check out Manageflitter for yourself here
3) Follower Filter
When I first used this tool it was a pretty basic system but it has improved and evolved over time. Now it offers a lot more features for it’s users:
- You can group delete certain tweets
- You can reset tweets
- You can see the people who started to follow and unfollow you since your last visit with the notice report
- You can manage Twitter members by Protection and Blocked lists
- Oh…and you can unfollow the people who are not following you
This is now a pretty decent piece of kit that thousands of Twitter users opt to use. If you want to find out more about the site you can visit it here
4) Crowdfire ( Formerly Known as JustUnfollow )
This is another awesome Twitter tool but it was a little too ‘involved’ for my campaigns. I like my social tools to be simple, push-button systems that I can get through with a minimum of fuss.
The app has been running since February 2010 and it was aimed at giving Twitter users a more efficient way of managing their accounts.
The main feature I find most useful allows you to keep track of how your social media updates affect your follower/unfollower stats. This means you are always going to have some sort of idea when you have pissed someone off.
I don’t know about you but I’m constantly pushing the boundaries to see if I can draw in some sort of engagement on my posts. At times I cross the line and lose followers as a result – this feature lets me know I’ve put my foot in it yet again!
Check out Crowdfire for yourself here
Twitter Unfollow Tools
Over a weekly period I still frequently clean up my twitter profile. Serious Twitter users will often look into your account to see if you are professional enough to be deemed ‘worthy’ of following.
At the end of the day if you have lousy followers then your posts will only be read by lousy individuals. They will not often engage with your content and they are highly unlikely to spread the word.