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Old Twitter Followers That Don’t Tweet
Old Twitter followers are being sweeped away. It’s Spring and the Spring cleaning continues. Why follow peeps who haven’t tweeted in weeks or months? If peeps are not active on the social network it’s time to say Goodbye!
3 Great Ways to Unfollow Old Twitter Followers
There are some great tools you can use to check who isn’t following and how long since they last tweeted. Why waste your stream with folks that are inactive and / or irrelevant to your tweets?
- Just Unfollow – Just Unfollow is quick and easy. I use the FREE version to sweep away those old Twitter followers who haven’t been active on the social network. You can of course pay for the premium version and get more tools to use.
- Commun.it - Commun.it is a great tool as it recommends which peeps to follow or unfollow. You can also see when they last tweeted and/or interacted with you on Twitter.
- Tweepi - When I did not find enough to unfollow I went to Tweepi. A great way to see who’s tweeted in the last week or month. It was amazing to see how many peeps just tweeted in minutes while I was on that site checking it out.
Old Twitter Followers – Be Careful How Many You Unfollow In A Day
Twitter has rules about how many you can follow and unfollow in a day. You must be careful not to be seen as churning spam particularly by automated means. If you are one to follow and unfollow daily you may get noticed by Twitter and could be a cause for concern. So be careful not to constantly follow and unfollow. You can also read my eBook so you don’t end up in Twitter jail – it really exists!
6 Reasons To Unfollow Old Twitter Followers
- They haven’t tweeted in weeks or months. They are considered inactive.
- They don’t tweet in your areas of interest, why continue to follow?
- They do not interact with you when you tweet or retweet them.
- They don’t have a face or icon associated with their account – why did you follow in the first place?
- No profile – What are they about? What is their purpose for being on Twitter? Bio’s should be filled out!
- They tweet constantly – filling up your stream with not so great content. Maybe they should use the Buffer app.
How often do you clean up your old Twitter followers on Twitter and do you have other reasons to unfollow peeps on Twitter?
Will Your Blog Traffic Come to a Standstill if Feedburner Really Disappears?
I’ve been reading various sources for the past few weeks that Feedburner may be shutting down come October, 2012. It’s interesting to see if it really will go away. Some say it could be a tactic to get some RSS companies to get bloggers to pay for their RSS services. So should we all abandon Feedburner now or wait and see what will happen? I’d like to explore options to be ready if and when the time comes. I don’t want my blog to be feedless, do you?
— Lawrence Snow (@lawrence_snow) September 5, 2012
— Girlfriendology (@Girlfriendology) September 4, 2012
I really love Feedburner – it’s been easy to set-up and easy to check stats. It’s a great way to follow other blogs and sign up via email or your reader. I’m not looking forward to having to change to another service. Many of the other RSS options NOT free either. Feedburner has been a great blog traffic source for me over the year.
Other RSS Options For You To Drive Blog Traffic
Some of the other options for readers to follow you via feeds include:
- Feedblitz – They offer a 30 day trial period before you must pay for this service. Your number of email subscribers determine the price you pay monthly for this feed service.
- MailChimp – MailChimp has a RSS option. This one appears to be Free and since I’ve signed up for their services (But yet to use) I may test this one out.
- WordPress Built-in Feeds – WordPress does offer some RSS built-in feeds. It will depend on which theme you have – it may or may not be compatible.
What else can you do to drive blog traffic without being stuck in a major traffic jam?
- Be sure you know who your subscribers are on Feedburner
- Keep an up to date email list
- Have your Plan B ready from the above list
- Use the Follow available on several blog formats- Networked Blogs, etc.