For the past several months, when it comes to the guaranteed followers on Twitter game, I’ve played along by blocking them all and reporting them to Twitter as spam accounts.
I have no idea whether that’s helping or the bots that are targeting my Twitter accounts know they’ve been blocked and thereby have an algorithm written to have another fake account follow me and repeat the cycle all over again.
The past week or two, I’ve just been ignoring them.
I’m not going to pay to have additional fake Twitter followers just so my account numbers rise.
Yes, I’ve followed some strategies, like following certain foke and them following back. But I’ve done it honestly, with the truest intentions of being connected to like-minded foke on Twitter.
The @DaddyClaxton Twitter handle largely follows dads, moms, and many of the brands I’ve ever personally worked with or had considerable issues with, like Firehouse Subs. The @ClaxtonCreative Twitter handle has been largely reserved for things associated with the publishing industry, the Internet, and books for iPad, our specialty.
Why on earth would I want to artificially inflate my account following with followers that really aren’t real? Ultimately, that gets me nowhere in the true mission of trying to connect, share like ideas, and grow to something new.
So how do you treat Twitter followers that promise you thousands of followers for $29? Same for Facebook, YouTube and Instagram?