Tech Tuesday: How To Find Out How Many Fake Twitter Followers You Have

Have you ever wondered if your Twitter Followers are real people or fake accounts? As a Media professional agency or brand the task of vetting the quality of a users Twitter Followers may be a challenge and sometimes painful task.

The typical way to check for fake Twitter accounts is to check for followers that have a “goose egg” or very little updates. A fake account also tends to follow many users but tends to have very few or no followers.  However, when checking the quality of accounts with more than 1,000 users it can take an eternity to validate manually.

Social Media Management Platform for Business startup  Status People has developed a really cool application Fake Follower Check to check the quality of Twitter followers.  This makes it easier for marketers and media professional to vet Twitter accounts with a click of a button.  Fake Follower Check checks your Twitter followers to see if they are real or fake.  And  you can check your friends and ‘frenemies’ too.

Why did Status People develop the application?

According to Status People:

“There are two reasons. First it’s important for you to be sure when you communicate on Twitter that you are communicating with real and active followers. Because the more active your follower base the more likely they are to share your content.”

“The second reason is there are a growing number of Fakers out there. People who buy followers in a vain attempt to build legitimacy. “Look at me I have 20,000 followers, I must know my…” They are essentially trying to game the system and it’s important for you to be able to spot them, and steer clear of them. Because ultimately if you’re willing to lie about how many friends you have you are not a very trustworthy individual.”

I put the application to the test and verified my account and was very impressed with the ease of use of the application.

After the check was complete, the tool also allowed me to Tweet my results!

I definitely recommend this tool to anyone that needs to validate the quality of their Twitter followers, vet Twitter accounts or account of someone they may be considering working with.  Go ahead and give it a try here:  http://fakers.statuspeople.com/

 

Question: Have you ever wondered whether you have fake Twitter users?  Did you test Status People’s Fakers application? What was your thoughts on the app results?

Eva Smith

Publisher at Tech Life Magazine
Eva is an award winning entrepreneur and Publisher of Tech Life Magazine. She has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Mujer Legendaria Inteligente (Smart Entrepreneur), USA Today Magazine as a Top Blogger to Watch and Latina Magazine as a Top 25 Latinas Who Shine in Technology. Her work has also been featured on Mashable, Mom.me, Babble, Baby Center, Latinamom.me, USA Today, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, National Parks Services, Voxxi, NBC Latino, Rolling Stone Magazine & more.She is technologist, engineer, bilingual freelance writer, speaker and digital media consultant.

Comments

  1. Thanks Eva. I have 0 fake!!!

  2. This is interesting. I am going to try it. Thank you!

  3. Fun tool. I had 1% Fakers, 5% Inactive, and 94% Good.

    Just out of curiosity, I checked out @SHAQ’s scores, as I have been reading about his twitter strategy in a book recently.

    Here are his results: 33% Fake, 45% Inactive, and 22% Good. Interesting. SHAQ has 6.1 million followers.

  4. oh wow! I have to try this out.

  5. Such a hot topic, I’m so glad so many are discussing it now.

  6. COOL APP! I just used it 🙂

  7. You know I have to go check this out now.

  8. i’m going to try it! thanks for the tip

  9. This is a really cool tool, thanks for sharing! There is a lot of talk about people buying fake followers. Good to know there is a tool now that can verify who is real and who is fake!

  10. I would be more interested in knowing how many accounts I follow are fake or inactive.

  11. Wahoo! I’m like 97% good!

    Now only to find something like that for Alexa rank… 🙂

  12. I tried checking mine, but it said “no data found for this user.” I am with Adrienne, when I first started w/ twitter five years ago I would follow everyone back that followed me. I see spammers in my stream all the time..ugh.

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