Avoiding Account Freezes: The Risks of Automating Twitter Follows

Avoiding Account Freezes: The Risks of Automating Twitter Follows

Yes, hello, my name is Tsuyoshi Fujii.

This article is a transcript of the video below.

I took a video in a hurry. What's the video about? It's just a little report.

One of my accounts was frozen. And the other one has been suspended for 3 days. I will not be able to follow for the next 3 days. One account was suspended and the other was frozen.

The reason why my account was frozen is because I tried to automate Twitter with a tool called CaptainData.

You also tried to automate using this tool instead of manually following people's accounts. I was able to automate some of them with this tool for sure.

But, in fact, when I followed up with it and followed about 400 to 500 people, the account stopped. The tool stopped following me.

So it was so-called suspended. And the other one was frozen.

So, I froze in this way, but this is actually in the past. There was a time in the past when I used a tool called PhantomBuster to manage my Twitter account, and as a result, it was frozen.

I've been frozen more than once, which means I'm a repeat offender, but I've only automated my followers and have not sent any suspicious DMs or anything like that.

Twitter has become especially tough over the past few years when it comes to these tools.

If you automate on Twitter, your account will be frozen immediately. So now, if you're already thinking about automating Twitter, I'd like to take this opportunity to give it a second look.

I'm just giving you a little advice, "you might want to review."

I have used a number of tools in the past. In Japan, there was a tool called Followmatic in about 2015, and I once used it, and then I froze it, and over the next few years I have used many different tools.

After all, after using various tools, the PhantomBuster I mentioned earlier is a tool that doesn't have such a high chance of freezing. To put it bluntly.

But freezing is freezing. The reason for that is that Twitter has been getting stricter in the last few years, especially with regard to automated followings and automated Twittering.

So if you are going to automate from now on, after having used a lot of different tools, I would say, "I think you should probably stop automating for a bit."

And I'd prefer not to automate it in the first place, but for two reasons in particular.

For one thing, when your account is frozen, all the information you have accumulated up to this point will go to waste. Since the account will no longer be available, you will not be able to communicate with your followers, and you will not be able to send information to your followers.

So even if you have 100,000 followers, it's the end of the world if you freeze.

And again, I didn't do it, but I know there are people who automate direct messages. But I think it is depressing from the recipient's point of view.

Thinking again.

The worst is when they send me direct messages out of the blue. I have received several of them.

I'll teach you how to make money. I sometimes receive adult-oriented DMs, but I think they are annoying to people who are not interested in them.

So, this "follow" or "DM" thing can only be automated and lose money. That's why I just froze this account and once again, I'm thinking about it.

There are all kinds of tools out there. To be frank. There are tools that say, "Our tool won't freeze your account," but wait a minute.

There isn't much of an effect to automate in the first place. What is the point of increasing the number of followers?

The original purpose of increasing your following, which many people misunderstand, is to visualize the size of your influence by increasing the number of followers. Let me put it this way.

So it has been my strength to make people think, "This person has a lot of followers, so he looks amazing.

But people just aren't that stupid, so when you have tens of thousands of followers, it's at the level of "Oh, I see...".

The story is different from what it was a few years ago. Therefore, there is not much point in wasting time and effort to increase the number of followers, and people don't like to follow people without permission or DM (especially DM), especially if they are beaten up. Yes, seriously.

Now, when it comes to social networking automation, this is true for my clients and has been true in the past, but as far as scheduled posting, it is safe to use in the future.

Scheduled posting is a tool that allows you to set up a schedule of posts to be sent out in advance, such as "this tweet tomorrow" or "this tweet the day after tomorrow".

I have no problem using SocialBee, which I use, and many other tools.

Those tools will not freeze your account and that will not be a problem.

If you want to automate social networking, I think it's a good idea to use scheduled posting. If you want to automate social networking, I think it is a good idea to keep it to that level.

Especially. Whether it is Twitter or Facebook, they are all social networking sites to begin with. In other words, it is a place for people to interact with each other.

For business use, that is not a problem. Using social networking services for effective business is something that should be considered by businesses, but there is a problem with that. However, when you do something on a social networking service, there are laws for that social networking platform. There are rules for SNS.

Since we are going to do business on that basis, I think it is better to know if there are any such rules.

So this time I talked about my account freeze, and what I learned from the account suspension, and then my thoughts, and now my thoughts, about automation.

So, I will see you next time.

Thank you very much.

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Takeo Fujii
I'm a geek who collects digital marketing resources from around the world. I also write an irregular marketing blog for sole proprietors and entrepreneurs. I'm busy gathering and verifying information, so making money is something I do in my spare time.