I’m certain it is an ego thing for the people who do it. Maybe they buy followers on Twitter to make themselves feel better or to improve their image. Well, there have been ways to do this through other applications before using statistics and reasoning as your guide. But now, Fake Follower Check has taken out all of that work.
There are a number of things to tell you if you are dealing with fake accounts or spam accounts for that matter. Account age, number of posts, follower ratio, and more can tell you if you’re dealing with fake accounts. Don’t follow people you feel are suspect in being fake or spammy accounts.
So, I put this twitter application to the test. On my main personal account, I had 96% real with 3% inactive and 1% fake. I then checked on some people who I knew had inflated follower counts and surprise, they had around 10-20% real and almost all the rest are fakes.
I then tried looking at a test account that I grew using “followback” methodologies. It scored 98% real and 2% inactive. The truth is that I have zero connection to any of these “followback people” out of the 6,000 followers.
What this tool seems to do very well is seek out those who are buying followers. Generally, Twitter users who buy followers have no interaction with the accounts they buy. So, what good is that??
I’d definitely take a look and see how you are doing. If you’re playing it straight, then there should be no worries. If not, then you know how things are going to look to others.
What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment below.