Follow your Twitter stats with Twittercounter, part 2

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It has now been three months since I joined Twitter with my Techwork account and boy have I learned a lot..! As you might have found out by now, I am a real sucker for stats. In this part2 of my “Follow your twitter stats with twittercounter” it is time to share my stats after 3 months. You can see Part1 here if you missed it.

As you can see I have had a steady increase of followers for all 3 months. One think I have learned from these three months is that it takes time to build a large among of followers. I have also learned that the more active I am on Twitter the more new followers I get. The best thing about my journey on twitter is that I have met a lot of great people and got to know a lot of great blogs that I visit on a regular basis. If you are new to Twitter you might want to take a look at my Twitter Guide For Dummies part1 and Twitter Guide For Dummies part2

If you want to keep track of your own Twitter history just go to Twittercounter and sign in with your Twitter account.

If you want to find out who is unfollowing you I can recommend a free little service at who.unfollowed.me It can also show you who of the people you are following that are not following you back. No signing up required you just sign in with your Twitter account. Before I sign off I would like to ask you 2 questions:

  1. How long have you been on Twitter?
  2. What is the number 1 reason you unfollow people again?

 

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17 Responses to Follow your Twitter stats with Twittercounter, part 2

  1. avatar Praveen says:

    I don’t remember how long i am using twitter. I unfollow people who use to tweet a lot, like 10 per 1 minute or sometimes even more!!

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Praveen
      I hate people that do that too. They should learn to use buffer or another tweet scheduler to spread out their tweets.

  2. avatar Kimba Green says:

    Started March 2009.

    1. Auto tweets that hit you all at the same time
    2. Tweeting out only their own blog posts every 15 minutes
    3. Name calling
    4. Not participating in any conversations

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Kimba
      Welcome to my blog. I agree with you on all 4 reasons. If they are all about them self and their own stuff I don’t want to follow them either.

  3. avatar Dan Holowack says:

    I’ve been on Twitter for over 2 years now, but only began really focusing on building my personal brand in the past year. Twitter is a great location to demonstrate expertise in a niche.
    I unfollow people who tweet too often. Even once an hour is too much for me.
    I appreciate up to 5 or 6 good bits of content each day (max), and a few personal tweets mixed in, so I know they’re human 🙂
    Thanks! Cheers. -dan @TwitSprout

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Dan.
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I am not sure that I can limit myself to a tweet once an hour, but I do follow you so long that I want to follow people who tweets quality instead of quantity.
      Have a nice day Dan.

  4. Believe me as someone who has been on Twitter for over 2 1/2 years and worked through building a following that quality is worth far more than quantity. Don’t get numbers for the sake of numbers and don’t worry about unfollows, I find only twitter users with a few hundred accounts do the unfollow thing when you reach thousands you get so many follows/unfollows daily you will just get spam email. Typically know that people unfollow you if you tweet about something they don’t like, this can be anything from sharing about your day, your opinion on something or trying to tell them to check out a product. Just tweet organically and normally and often, always respond to replies and try to join trends with hashtags, add and contribute value to trends and you will pickup followers who just track all the people in the trend and want to follow them. You can sometimes get gratitude and followers from doing the FollowFriday thing, ffhelper can help find ppl to recommend. I am now following you on Twitter.

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Justin
      Welcome to my blog and thank you for following me on Twitter. I am looking forward to see your tweets and maybe meet some other great people that you follow. I am totally agree with you on the “quality is worth far more than quantity”. What should I do with a lot of followers that are not interesting at all in the things I tweets about.
      Have a great weekend Justin 🙂

      • Thanks, let me make one more suggestion. Your replyme email, not sure why but the font size is really small. this may make it difficult for some to read and you may want to use a larger font size in your replyme configuration.

        • avatar Thomas says:

          Hi Justin
          Thanks for the tip. I have made some small changes to the reply email now. I wish that there has been a test email button in the plugin configuration. That would have been very convenient.
          Thanks again Justin.

  5. avatar Frank Dickinson says:

    Hey bud – I told ya I was coming over!

    1. I have been on twitter since March 2008

    2. I unfollow folks for being rude, crude and socially unacceptable. Oh wait – that’s me 🙂

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Frank
      Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for following me on twitter. I can see that I better behave so you don’t unfollow me again 😉

  6. avatar Hajra says:

    I really don’t know how long I have been on Twitter but I do know that I find it really hard to keep up with the tweets of people I want to. The timings matter and how do I keep up with all the tweets I want to. That is my primary concern. It becomes really tiring if I have to go to each one’s profile and check out their tweets. I un follow people who tweets like every other second…they are just flooding it for the rest of us, might as well just unfollow them!

    Interesting read! Have a nice day!

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Hajra
      I know what you mean about keeping up on twitter. It can be a big task and take a lot of time. Have you made a list of your favorite bloggers? I have I helps me to focus only on them from time to time. I hate to when people send like 10 tweets in 30 seconds. They should learn how to use Buffer or TweetDeck to schedule their tweets.
      I am glad you like the post and hope to see you back again 🙂

  7. avatar Tony says:

    I am also unfollowing any people that spam me with a lot of tweet per days. I hate spam !

  8. avatar dan says:

    I’ve been on twitter for a few years now, but haven’t really used it until a couple of months ago. I unfollow everyone who tweets all the time, or are just full of links, all retweets or all quotes. At the moment, I have time to look at all my new followers to decide if I want to follow them back – if I get really busy, I might have to rethink that strategy!

  9. I am also unfollowing any people that spam me with a lot of tweet per days. I hate spam !

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