People seem to be scrambling to get more followers, circles, likes, friends but the question is why do you need more followers. Do you want a larger follower base on Twitter just to look important or to create engagement, interest in your website, brand awareness or sales?
Businesses and professionals should not be asking how can I get more followers but how can I create a quality audience of a decent quantity, that is the trick. Lots of fake followers are easy to get but are they the right followers? Its easy to spot people with fake accounts, and you don’t want to be labeled as a faker, as this will diminish trust.
If you want more followers just to boost your ego and pretend you are famous and actually get no engagement, from anyone you can go to one of these cheap tacky sites and pay for a load of bots or fake accounts to follow or like you. Buying followers on any network could get you banned however. Or you can beg for followers using hashtags such as #teamfollowback or #follobackinstantly which will just give you lots of spam in your feeds and essentially could be also posting scams that were potentially dangerous and it doesn’t look very pretty.
What really surprises me is that there are businesses on social media networks that go to such extreme measures to pay for fake accounts,. Its not just Twitter there are also similar instances on Google+ and Facebook too. And we all know what happened on Instragam – The Instagram Scam That Tricked 100,000 Users Into Giving Away Passwords
How to find out if someone has fake followers
There are a number of apps or programs that might show you how many fake or inactive followers you have or maybe a business that you want to check out has but the most reliable we have found so far are Twitter Audit and Status People They might not be totally accurate but so far, we have been very impressed with the results.
Is size important?
With social media, this is the one time you can actually say that size is not important. What is more important is the quality of your audience, people need to want to be there to hear what you have to say, to be engaged. This is when you need a real social media strategy, to find real prospects, followers and turn them into customers. The first way to get more followers is by posting relevant posts within your niche, entertain people, chat to them, engage, don’t spam and above all be real, if you are real and trustworthy followers will come.
If a social media marketer or “expert” offers to get you thousands of followers in a short time for a few pounds I would wonder about their expertness. Or if someone tweets, do you need more followers with a link, be careful as that is probably a phishing scam. Buying followers will not help your customer base or even help you find great tweets in your timeline, but hinder it. It will make you feel like Katy Perry – Justin Beiber – Lady Gage or Barack Obama – who have many fake followers because they are famous people, you are not, get over it.
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