A question I often get asked by those who are following the steps in the guide to getting thousands of followers is, “How can I have more people following me than I’m following?”
In other words, “How can I get the number in green to be bigger than the number in red?” Please see the image below.
There are 3 reasons why you would want to have more followers than people that you are following on Twitter:
1. You want to stop hitting that Twitter limit that tells you that you can’t follow any more Twitter followers until more people have followed you. This happens after you’ve followed 2001 accounts on Twitter.
2. It improves your score on Klout.com, if you use that free service. If you’re not familiar with Klout, it’s a free app that scores all of your social media accounts to tell you how influential you are.
3. You want to eliminate the number of spammers and inactive accounts that you’re following on Twitter.
Here is How You Can Do That
Step 2) You’ll find yourself in the Unfollow area of ManageFlitter. Click on the Fake Following link in the left sidebar.
Step 3) ManageFlitter will take you to a screen to show you how many people you’re following that are considered to be fake accounts or spammers. Click on the Fast Select link to see all of those accounts at once.
Step 4) Left click on the profile picture of the first account in the list and while your mouse button is still pressed down, click and drag over the rest of the pictures until all of them are selected. The profile pictures will turn pink like in the image below to show you that they’ve been selected.
Step 5) From the right sidebar, click on Unfollow Selected.
Step 6) Repeat this process for Inactive Users. Inactive users are those who haven’t posted on Twitter in the last 30 days. In most cases, that usually means that they’ve abandoned their Twitter account so it’s pointless to continue following these people.
Unfollowing people can be done using ManageFlitter’s free account. I use their pro account which gives me the added benefit of bulk following people in less than 5 minutes. Wether you need a free or pro version, you can’t go wrong with using ManageFlitter.
[image credit to Jose Fares]