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ladytraffic April 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Very instructive. I was aware of the rules because I read them. But you explained them very well. You just forgot one thing though, mass unfollow is also forbidden.

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S Ahsan April 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Thank you for including the tip. You are right indeed; mass unfollowing can also get you banned on twitter. If you limit it to 200 a day, it should be just fine.

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Day Spa Brisbane April 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

The easiest way to get suspended is start an account and keep following more than 1k person a day. The next day the account will be suspended straight away. Source: Experience. :D

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S Ahsan April 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm

i would like to clarify that twitter wont allow you to follow 1000 a day. It did in the early days when it started. But now, i would advice that you dont follow more than 100-200 people a day. Besides, there is no point following random people who wont add value to your system. Good luck and stay on the safe side

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Lladro figurines May 7, 2010 at 6:51 am

Avoid frequent following and un-following to boost views to your Twitter profile. Do not use automated systems or software to add bulk friends or followers because this is a major red flag.

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cane furniture May 10, 2010 at 7:18 am

I think because of having automatic spam messages. Tip of advice don't go on sites saying that your going to have more followers if you sign up there. I think, if people send message or emails to twitter saying that you should get your twitter unsupended then they might unsuspend your twitter account. That's what I'm trying to do.

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Asthma Treatment May 10, 2010 at 7:31 am

When I click on that person's user name to see his/her account, it's suspended! And I can't find them among people who follow me!

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Lladro figurines May 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

I haven't jumped on to twitter but I did get booted off of Yahoo answers. If I do join twitter I'll heed your advice.

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tooth whitening May 24, 2010 at 12:05 am

Thank you for this very informative article! I started w/ Twitter last Fall & learn new things all the time. I really wondered when I saw accounts with only 1, or maybe 3 or 4, posts yet had 1,000 followers. Now I understand.

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data recovery May 26, 2010 at 7:29 am

Twitter is the good and micro-blogging site for the computer users..millions of user use twitter for his business purpose and if u have the good followers base on twitter and suddenly you account have been banned then u need to follow the above steps, good steps suggested by the writer.

Jacob Luis

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glamour images June 2, 2010 at 11:47 am

No warning, no hint about why. I’ve been using Twitter for well over a year. I have blogged extensively about Twitter

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yvm16 June 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

Unfortunately there are some more reasons that are beyond the TOS , which are beyond comprehension, i have 2-3 different twitter accounts which I run for separate companies, yesterday I made a new one (again for a new company), none have anything to do with each other.
And guess what in less then 15 hours when i have not even email verified the account with 0 followings and o tweets, this new account has been suspended.
Can anyone explain why? That wud take a shit load off my head in future dealing with twitter.

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Manicure Brisbane June 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

Under normal circumstances Twitter does not monitor or censor the information that is Tweeted from the millions of Tweets and millions of accounts. Your account is only monitored if it has been flagged or reported as “suspicious activity.

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boatbuilding June 22, 2010 at 11:23 am

The easiest way to get suspended is start an account and keep following more than 1k person a day. The next day the account will be suspended straight away.

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online shopping deals June 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

As for your case, you need to be more careful with what you do on this site. Please be sure to read all rules very carefully to avoid getting your account suspended like the last one-and they should be read as often as possible.

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S Ahsan July 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm

You can no longer follow over 1k people on twitter. Its not even close. I would suggest you follow only 400-700 a day to stay safe. I dont really think you need to follow random people just to increase your followers count. try targeting people in your niche. Cheers

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Elvin July 20, 2010 at 11:49 am

Prevention is always better than cure. This blog post will definitely helps a lot of users on Twitter.

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stag do July 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

There are a lot of people making a lot of money through Twitter and Twitter aren’t seeing a cent of it, but they’re still having to pay for the bandwidth each month! Something has to give.

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Carnosine Drops July 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

There are lot's of things you need to keep in your mind , your twitter account contains informational not promotional, i mean use text and group discussion not send only company link and promotional activities…don't use adult content..

Jacob Luis

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Fresno Dentist June 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the tips. Hopefully, I will never face getting suspended from Twitter.

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Furness Poker June 28, 2011 at 9:36 am

Very informative, after building up my own twitter account I have recently been working on several accounts for other companies, I have found that 2 out of 6 of these accounts were suspended, I have managed to get one re-instated and am hopefully to recover the other one, I was actually using “State-of-the Art” software so was shocked when it happened. I agree, don’t use automated, use manual and build it, they will come :)

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branden March 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

What if I was to say I followed 1k every day for 2 weeks straight, and then got suspended. Does it increase the amount of time for my twitter account to be reinstalled? And if it was to be reinstalled, would all my followings and followers be back in placed?

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Salman Ahsan March 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

you will get your followers and following back in shape after getting back your account but i wouldnt suggest that you aggressively follow random people just to increase your followers. Also bear in mind that not all will follow back so try gathering a targetted list and use tweet adder or some other tool to follow 200-300 per day or in 12 hours duration and you should be fine. Hope that helps

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Andrew March 10, 2013 at 7:01 am

I have just had my account suspended 3 days prior to an election.

My posts were to some degree repetitious but they were a political message which would reach different demographics at different times of the day across the under hashtags.

If you check the spam act political communication is exempt of the spam act.

There were no monies derived from the tweets. About 10-20 per day. There was no personal attacks and many tweets that were @ were television programs.

It also appears Twitter is removing posts with hyperlinks to particular websites which may impact powerful lobby groups in the US. So much for free speech.

Meanwhile the porn spam bots continue under the same hashtag along with the some vial language poster with the most vitriol of language.

Id say I was reported by someone with enough sway to have me canned 2 days prior the election.

I cant see Twitter surviving under this reporting model. Business will need several accounts to prevent suspension.

Now that Twitter are implementing advertising it will only take one of the other big dotcoms to release and improved version before complete collapse.

If I were business I wouldn’t invest the time with such volatility in the reporting procedure.

It appears someone with power has had me suspended at a whim.

I cant see Twitter sustaining long term business. Their policy is too willy nilly.

Its a lot to lose.

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