Twitter Clean Up
I wrote a post before on how to do a Twitter cleanup by using FriendorFollow.com to remove all non-followers on Twitter and using Twitter directories like Twellow.com or Wefollow.com to find and increase your niche follower count. The reason for a Twitter clean up is to remove all the non-engaged followers in your Twitter stream (besides celebs and news profiles).
Why follow these users if they don't follow you back and provide relevant and engaging conversations? The 2nd step of a Twitter clean up is to increase your niche and social network of Followers that's relevant to you. The Twitter directories was a way to focus on finding new friends who you can target more effectively than friend search.
New Twitter Account Management Tool for Maintenance
Well I have found a new website tool called InRev TwitIn at http://www.buzzom.com/ In their words
Welcome!!! Experience the new Social Media Tool. To follow and unfollow people in Twitter is just a click away. Just type in your Twitter Id and get on. Have Fun!! Manage your Twitter Account with faster operation and methods found nowhere else, secured by OAuth.
I recently came across this site and have found this tool to be the All-in-One ultimate resource for account management. I also found this to more effective and faster than using friendorfollow in which I will explain why here shortly. To use the site, you must first log in using OAuth (an open protocol to secure access to a website with protected data)
Once in you will notice 3 major features for this website
1. Flush — Unfollow who are not following you
2. Grow - Grow network, follow new people
3. Reciprocate — Follow your followers back
The Flush Button
The Flush button is used to bring up 50 users (hit “refresh list” to bring up more) you are following but are not following you back. Take advantage of this method by removing all the users in your Twitter stream who provide no engagement or value.
There is however the exception with Celebrities, News and other High Profile accounts that you may follow but don't expect them to engage or follow back. Buzzom does have a great feature for filtering out these users and still pursue the rest. These features are considering “locking”. You have the “Follow Lock” and the “Unfollow Lock”.
Everything you Lock will be saved for all future uses due to OAuth. Once you login Buzzom it will save your information for future use. So Flush away and be sure to “SAVE” the users who you want to keep following while “FLUSHING” the rest of the users who don't follow you back.
The Grow Button
This action provides you the list of people who are likely to follow you back. You can select the people from the list and follow them all at once. You can also “LOCK” users who you do not want to follow and have Buzzom show them in the future searches.
The list is actually relevant to your profile and the users do have a high follow-back ratio. Just because Buzzom automates the list you can still manually scroll down and un-check mark users you may feel not be worthy in following and adding to your network.
One of the fastest methods I seen to accurately grow your Twitter Network effectively and efficiently. Other great methods Buzzom provides are:
The Reciprocate Button This action will bring up all the users who are following you that you haven't followed back yet. Now mostly the users you have skipped may be due to spammers or bots but you may occasionally skip a few on accident and this feature is great for finding lost stragglers. These users who are following you should deserve a follow back if they are not spammers.
Post from: Social Media Vision