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How And Where To Buy Social Followers For Peanuts (And Totally Waste Your Money) [INFOGRAPHIC]

How And Where To Buy Social Followers For Peanuts (And Totally Waste Your Money) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want a million followers on Twitter?

Sure, who doesn’t, right? Good news! They can be yours for the absolute bargain price of $1,750. So, spend 50 times that amount, and you can instantly become the number one most-followed person on Twitter.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Find Out How Many Of Your Twitter Followers Are Real With TwitterAudit

Find Out How Many Of Your Twitter Followers Are Real With TwitterAudit

How many of your Twitter followers are real?

Up to 5% of Twitter users are fake bot accounts, so there’s a good chance a few of them are following you.

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Top 10 Musicians With The Most Fake Twitter Followers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Seeing as there are an estimated 20 million fake Twitter accounts, it’s no surprise that many celebrities’ follower counts are padded with false profiles and bots.

That said, some A-listers have more fake followers than others. The infographic below created by ConcertTour.org reveals the top 10 musicians with the most fake followers, as well as more stats about faux followings on Twitter.

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Opinion: Why Twitter Needs To Clamp Down On Fake Followers, Now

Guess how many Twitter followers I have? Go on, take a guess! As of this week, I’m sitting at 2,102.

Whether that number seems pitifully small or astoundingly large to you, the fact is I earned each and every one of those followers.

Now, if I was on Twitter just to get more followers (which is a bad, bad strategy), I could have 21,020 followers. Or even 210,200 followers… within a matter of days. If I really wanted more followers, I could get them. Right now.

But those followers would be fake accounts, useful only as a shallow badge of “honor” that I could brag about and use to impress potential clients or competitors. And herein lies the danger of fake accounts: they’re shallow, useless, and ultimately they damage the brand credibility of every single one of us who actually works hard to build up a genuine – and real – following on Twitter.

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Want 1 Million Twitter Followers? Name Your Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

Following a New York Times article that called fake Twitter followers a “multimillion-dollar business” and a report from Barracuda Labs that painted Twitter as the social media network with the largest underground economy for buying and selling fake followers, Twitter updated its developer guidelines to officially prohibit automated following or bulk following through third-party apps.

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How To Buy Friends And Influence People: The Going Rate For Fake Followers On Social Media

The “fake followers” epidemic has been a problem on Twitter for some time – and it’s well-documented here on All Twitter – but did you realize the trend of trading cash for social media currency is prevalent across all networks?

These days, you can pay for just about any symbol of popularity on social, from Facebook likes to Pinterest repins to YouTube views.

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Fake Follower Check: How Many Of Celebrities’ Twitter Followers Are Real?

We’ve written before about the nefarious concept of fake Twitter followers.

It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to get 10,000 Twitter followers in a matter of days, simply by signing up on a website like Fake Followers, then watching their follower count explode.

Ridiculous, right? And certainly in conflict with Twitter’s Rules. But, truth be told, some Twitterers, particularly of the celebrity variety like the newly anointed Twitter king Justin Bieber and left-in-his-dust Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, amass fake followers without knowing it.

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How Many Of Your Twitter Followers Are Fake? [APP]

When you’re first starting out and trying to build your network on Twitter, seeing new people following you is both rewarding and exciting.

Keep doing the right things and those follower numbers will continue to rise. Pretty soon you’ve got hundreds, and maybe even thousands of people reading your tweets. But are they really? How many of your followers are real, and how many are bots? Or spammers? Or long-abandoned accounts?

Or, even worse… internet marketers?

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A Seller Speaks: The Secrets Of Buying Fake Twitter Followers

It is surprisingly easy for anyone to get 10,000 Twitter followers in a matter of days. All they have to do is sign up on a nefarious looking website, pay about a hundred bucks, and watch their follower count explode.

Now, we’re not fans of buying Twitter followers here on AllTwitter, as a lot of the activity behind it conflicts with Twitter’s Rules. But it is a fascinating, if illegitimate, phenomenon, and a Twitter follower seller has just revealed some of the tricks of the trade.
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How To Tell If Someone Has A Fake Follower Count

If you’re relatively new to Twitter, you might still believe in the “rule of high followers”: if someone has thousands of followers, they must be interesting enough to follow.

But those of us who are a bit more battle weary will think twice about admiring a high follower count. We know that it’s easy to artificially inflate, making that user look like one-to-follow when they’re really a dud.

Here’s how to spot a fake follower count.
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