Fake Twitter Followers – How Do You Rate?

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Throngs of People

photo by James Cridland

I came across a rather interesting Fake Twitter Followers Infographic (graphic was hosted on Fotopedia which shut down on 2014-08-10) that displays data around the number of fake followers that are comprised within celebrities, businesses, politicians and others’ Twitter follower roll.  I guess those with a lot of followers maybe get a lot of spam followers or they are using questionable tactics to build their base of followers.

I decided to check out my WEBphysiology Twitter account for how “real” my followers are by using the Fakers tool from People Status.  I was extremely pleased to see that I scored very high, with 97% of my followers being legitimate, active Twitter accounts, 0% being fake and 3% being inactive Twitter accounts.  Thank you to my followers for being real!

My personal Twitter account, though with many fewer followers and rarely used, didn’t score too bad.  I have 0% fake followers, 18% are inactive and 82% are legit.  I’m happy with those figures as many more of my followers are real than those following Ashton Kutcher.  Ashton came in with 29% fake, 45% inactive and only 26% good.

So, why are my number of followers so legit?  Probably because I don’t instantly follow back those who follow me.  This cuts down on the spam followers.  Also, I don’t think any of my accounts are listed as a suggested follow when someone creates a Twitter account.  Ashton, on the other hand, probably is listed. 🙂

Anyway, interesting Infographic and tool and worth a peek.  As I suggest with any SEO tool, and life in general, honesty is the best policy.  Build your ranks with insightful, useful information and you’ll do well.

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About Jeff Lambert

Entrepreneur Jeff Lambert is the President and founder of JVHM, Inc., a software development business located in the San Francisco Bay Area but serving clients around the globe. Jeff's expertise includes website design and development, Facebook development, blogging integration, SEO, video production, CRM systems, database design and development and more. In his "spare" time Jeff likes to hang out with his family, run, play tennis, fly and breath fresh, clean air.

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