Inactive Twitter followers are being swept away now more than ever before. No matter the season, the Twitter cleaning continues. Why follow peeps who have not tweeted in weeks or months? Learn how to find inactive Twitter followers to clean up your account. There are several reasons to remove inactive Twitter followers from your Twitter account.
If peeps are not active on the social networking service, it is time to say Goodbye to your inactive Twitter followers! However, now with Elon Musk in charge, he may get rid of these OLD inactive Twitter accounts.
He was talking about giving the old inactive Twitter users 30 days to decide whether to stay or go via email. Time will tell as he makes massive changes to this social network with each passing day.
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Inactive Followers On Twitter X
For one reason or another, some Twitter users decide to no longer tweet. Or maybe they were suspended by Twitter and decided not to log back in.
Other Twitter users may only log in to read tweets and not send any tweets out. For whatever reason, these people remain inactive on Twitter.
Does Twitter have an engagement problem? A new study from Pew Research Center finds 49% of US adults on Twitter qualify as “lurkers.” https://t.co/cykinTMxsO via @MattGSouthern, @sejournal #tweet100 #twitter #newmedia #lurkers
— Martin Lindeskog🗽🌐💎🫖🍵🧉🙃 (@LyceumPeripatos) March 19, 2022
How do you find these inactive Twitter followers? Or those that you followed who have turned inactive on Twitter?
3 Great Ways to Find Inactive Twitter Followers and Accounts
There are some great tools you can use to who are your inactive Twitter followers. These are the ones that are no longer following you and view how long it has been since they last tweeted. They may have been fake or old bot accounts.
Why waste your Twitter stream with folks that are inactive and/or irrelevant to your tweets?
Most of these Twitter tools below have a FREE and a paid version. The paid versions of these Twitter tools have a lot of bells and whistles for you to grow your Twitter account. With the recent changes in the API, most of these services had to charge more.
Tweepi – When I did not find enough people on Twitter to unfollow I went to Tweepi. A great way to see who has tweeted in the last week or month. It was amazing to see how many peeps just tweeted in minutes while I was on their site checking it out. (I wonder if Twitter Blue would have something we could use too soon?)
Fedica (Formerly) Tweetsmap – My Favorite Tool
Fedica – You can have emails sent daily or weekly. Then, you set up how often to receive them. Finally, you can find the users quickly on Twitter and unfollow if they have recently unfollowed you.
However, if they have value in their tweets I will continue to follow them. (Like I still follow Neil Patel as you see in an example further below.)
I do not recommend going right directly from the email to Twitter to unfollow inactive Twitter followers.
Twitter does not like 3rd party apps for following and unfollowing and could lock you out. (Although it hasn’t happened to me.)
How Agorapulse Shows You Who Follows and More!
However, if you are using Agorapulse you can see right in the dashboard who is following you or not on Twitter. Agorapulse will also tell you who is an ambassador for your account. (However, you have to upgrade your Agorapulse purchase as the price went up with the API charges.)
Not only that but Aograpulse shows you who is engaged with you on the Twitter network. There is another section that gives you even more info on a peep such as their profile.
In addition, how many retweets they have given you as well as how many direct messages between you.
If you are a user of this fabulous social media dashboard you can make and see Twitter reports that give you a lot of information about your Twitter account. I use it for clients that I tweet for. It makes it easy for them to read and understand their Twitterness as well as their effects on the network.
The New Twitter Layout Shows Who Follows You or Not Now
When Twitter changed its layout a few years back they gave us a new feature right on the Twitter stream.
As you can see in the example below Neil Patel is not following me back on Twitter. Do note as well, that you can see who else is following from your Twitter account that you follow.
But as you can see below Bad Red Head Media is following me back and notice how you can see who else is following back:
This is a much better way to see who follows you or unfollows you. In addition, it will keep you from being locked out of Twitter as Twitter doesn’t like those 3rd party apps! (However, it does take longer to find these unfollowers than the Twitter tools above.)
And then there is a newer service for Twitter that Ileane Smith tweeted about a few years back:
— Ileane (@Ileane) November 14, 2019
Followers – Be Careful About How Many You Unfollow on Twitter
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.
Today you can follow up to 400 people per day. But, if your Twitter account is verified that number climbs to 1,000 people that you may follow.
In addition, every Twitter account can follow up to 5,000 accounts. Once you reach that number, you may need to wait until your account has more followers before you can follow additional accounts.
This number is different for each account and is automatically calculated based on your unique ratio of followers to following accounts according to Twitter. It sounds like a secret recipe. Maybe Elon will share the secret and change this outdated Twitter rule.
So be careful not to constantly follow and unfollow. You must also read my eBook so you don’t end up in Twitter jail – it really exists!You must be careful not to be seen as churning spam, particularly by automated means. #Twittertips Click To Tweet
6 Reasons To Find and Remove Twitter Followers No Longer Active
- They haven’t tweeted in weeks or months.
- People don’t tweet in your areas of interest, why continue to follow them?
- They do not interact with you when you tweet or retweet them.
- Other accounts don’t have a face or icon associated with their account – why did you follow in the first place?
- No profile pictures. What are these Twitter peeps about? What is their purpose for being on Twitter? Be sure to fill out your bio completely if you want to be followed.
- Lastly, they tweet constantly. They fill up your stream with not-so-great content. Maybe they should use Aograpulse to schedule their tweets.
Your Turn on How to Remove Inactive Twitter Followers
Have you been able to find your inactive Twitter followers and those who you follow who are inactive on Twitter? If you still want to keep tabs on some of these folks on Twitter you can easily put them on a Twitter list.
I’d love to know more in the comments below on how you go about unfollowing others on Twitter!
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