Treasure Trove of Twitter Tips from @Dbargen

@Dbargen

  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to frequently check your Twitter settings and keep your Quality Filter set to OFF. The Quality filter can be found in the

    Notifications setting. Twitter tends to turn it back on especially on conservative accounts. When it is on, you cannot find many of your likeminded friends nor view their tweets. When your followers have the QF turned on, they likely won’t see your tweets. Share this information with your followers. Twitter also has a ‘Show the best tweets first’ setting. On computer it is found in Content Preferences section of SETTINGS. It, too, should be turned OFF so Twitter doesn’t control what you see. On Twitter mobile app and on mobile browser the setting is controlled on the top of the Home stream. There the choice is between Show Latest Tweets (Recommended) and Show Top Tweets.

    The QFD – Quality Filter Discrimination – means many of your followers have not turned off their Quality Filter, so they are likely shielded from seeing your tweets. The solution is to encourage your followers to turn their QF off in their Twitter settings. Obviously this is going to be a long process! You might include mention of this in your acknowledgment message to new followers to help spread the word. Borrow my text if you like!

    QF IN SEARCHES There is another QF in your Twitter searches and that one must be turned off each time you search or click a hashtag. It defaults to ON. On Twitter mobile app on the SEARCH tab, type something into the search box. Only after typing something and hitting SEARCH, 2 small lines will appear at the end of the box. Click those lines. A drop menu appears. QF is ALWAYS ON in searches and must be turned off EACH time you search. On computer the search filters will be on the left side of your screen.

    IMO many conservatives would benefit by allowing DM – Direct Messages from anyone, rather than the default of receiving only from people they follow. Make the change in your Twitter settings. Twitter places incoming DMs from folks you don’t follow in a sub-tab REQUESTS. Simply block marketers and trolls who send spam via that route. This can assist your friends in communicating with you in case you are suspended, accidentally unfollow them, etc.

    Twitter has had a number of recent updates to their Twitter mobile apps. Be sure to load app updates as well as latest software updates for your device.

    Twitter has a follow limit which kicks in when you follow 5000 or more. Send DM for workaround info:

    IMO conservatives should never have their account protected/ locked. If a padlock icon appears next to your name on your Twitter profile page, turn it off in Twitter Settings. DM me for more detail.

     If you are on an Apple device, send me a DM note for some Twitter efficiency tips! . If you are a conservative female, send me a DM for some security tips!

    If you use a computer for Twitter, you might want to become acquainted with . It is great for wider screens.

     Follow me at GAB:

    Follow me on Pinterest:

    Collections: Avatar pics:

    Banner pics:

    Click the photo and the … on top bar: DOWNLOAD IMAGE  Follow me on Parler:

    Adding a few hashtags in your profile to reflect topics you Tweet about will allow likeminded to find you more easily.

    Words like those in list below inserted into your profile text will help likeminded folks spot you more easily: – Keep America Great – Top Conservatives On Twitter – Constitutional Conservative On Twitter or Conservative Christian On Twitter (Follow Back Trump Supporters) – License To Carry ( ) (No space or hyphen)

    Hashtags in your profile text are searchable by likeminded folks. Using commonly searched hashtags is far more powerful than using made up or commentary tags. Profile is read first, then tweets.

    is IMO the strongest conservative hashtag right now. I suggest all conservatives use it in their profile text.

    Each tag you include in your profile becomes the prize at the end of someone clicking a tag anywhere on twitter. Ergo, the more commonly-used hashtags you can include, the more possible searches will lead to you and greater numbers of likeminded folks will interact with you.

    Only include hashtags of topics you support, not that you oppose.

    It’s easy to do and change as you get new ideas. 🙂 it’s easiest to COPY PASTE from suggestions above rather than to retype.

    On mobile app, click the EDIT PROFILE box below your banner or click your avatar and EDIT. Under EDIT PROFILE is the place to change avatar, banner, profile text. Place the hashtags in the area Twitter labels BIO. SAVE CHANGES before exiting the screen. On Android, you may need to click the 3 dots … in the corner to reach EDIT PROFILE.

    On computer click click your small avatar on top bar: EDIT PROFILE. Be sure to SAVE CHANGES before exiting the screen.

    I don’t use automatic messages. This message has been manually sent to likeminded followers. If you find this information helpful, please pay it forward! Many people on Twitter could use an assist! Be their assistance!  Please REPLY to this DM!  I have additional Twitter information to share! Send questions!

  • Dale Now❌ #COVFEFE

    🏁 TWITTER SUGGESTIONS

    SECURITY:

    Remove from twitter if you use a real name, particularly if you are a female.

    You can change the official @ name via Twitter Settings: Account. Search Twitter Help.

    The casual name is changed in EDIT PROFILE.

    Change the avatar if you currently use a personal pic. Go to EDIT PROFILE to upload a new avatar and banner. Collections you can grab from: Avatar pics: Banner pics:

     Click the photo and the … on top bar: DOWNLOAD IMAGE

     Use an icon as your avatar.  I suggest women never have identifying info on their Twitter profile or public tweets. Remove clues to your identity: Name, profile, photo, etc. Replace profile sentence-type text with conservative hashtags.

    Remove location – USA is sufficient.

    Remove your birthday from your profile text. Change the name to something like ProLifePatriot, etc.

    Change your Twitter password frequently.

    Folks follow likeminded folks, and if you post conservative politics, include strong conservative hashtags.

    Adding a few hashtags in your profile to reflect topics you Tweet about will allow likeminded to find you more easily.

    Each tag you include in your profile becomes the prize at the end of someone clicking a tag anywhere on twitter. Ergo, the more commonly-used hashtags you can include, the more possible searches will lead to you and more likeminded folks will interact with you.

    Hashtags in your profile text are searchable/ findable by likeminded folks. Profile is read first, then tweets.

    Revoke the FB app in SETTINGS: APPS

    Go to Twitter SETTINGS: APPS: REVOKE any you don’t use or recognize. Some apps are rogue. Especially look for any about follow or unfollow.

    You have to do from computer or browser; mobile apps won’t access that setting.

    Post on FB that you post politics on Twitter but have them send you a private message for the @ name or you’ll have every lib troll from FB harassing you on Twitter.

    Take note of who follows you.

    It is quite easy (and enlightening) to review daily new followers and simply block the marketers and random types.

     I just block anyone who begins to cause or appears to be trouble. Block with gusto! Follow ONLY likeminded real people. Look for people whose numbers indicate they reciprocate follows. Their following numbers should be significant when compared to numbers following them.

    Occasionally check to see if you’ve been added to negative public lists.

     Click LISTS: MEMBER OF

     If it’s a negative list, click it, then SUBSCRIBERS

     Click the top name, the creator. Blocking him removes you from the list

     ONLY block negative list makers!

    NEVER follow ‘blue check’ accounts nor media nor national figures, unless they follow our back.

    Your name on mega-lists is an open invitation to marketers and trolls. Both use bots to run down lists of @ names on such lists and follow or send DMs to them. What better place to find a huge group of conservatives than on President Trump’s 54 MILLION follower list?

    If you want to read the tweets from verified accounts, add them to private lists where you can read them in a very focused fashion.

    IMO the 160 characters available in the profile text are too valuable to waste on warning ne’er-do-wells about scams, porn, come-ons or negative lists as they wont read it nor pay attention. Just block ’em if they follow you! Use the space you save for more hashtags! Hashtags are very powerful when placed in the profile text.

    Looking ahead:

    Twitter has a FOLLOW LIMIT which kicks in when you follow 5000 or more.

    I have more follow limit information I can send you to help workaround the limit efficiently. Let me know when you’d like to learn more.

     TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TWEETING

    Try to post a sizable percentage of original tweets, always with a picture or meme.

    In a tweet, always include a photo, meme, or drawing or send an article that does.

    If you post an article, don’t add a comment. Comments get fewer RTs than original posts. Post your tweet, then comment on your post. While Twitter is undoubtedly smothering the conservative voice, it is easy to post items that others don’t RT and then point the blame at Twitter.

    Review the tweets that you yourself RTd recently. Notice that the type of tweet I recommended above are the type that receives RTs. Try to post that type of tweet yourself.

    Avoid RTing or commenting on high profile blue check verified accounts.

    NEVER follow ‘blue check’ accounts nor media nor national figures. (Unless they follow you back). If you want to read the tweets from verified accounts, add them to private lists where you can read them in a very focused fashion.

    AVOID SUSPENSION

    Many temporary and even permanent suspensions are not the result of Twitter trying to shut down conservatives, but are caused by trolls working the system of Twitter’s algorithms to shut down conservatives.

    I suggest not engaging trolls at all. But if you must, only do it once.

    A favorite tactic of liberal trolls is to attack small conservative accounts, antagonize them into responding, and then throw an additional Twitter account into their response. When you respond to their latest tweet, the new person reports you for spam.

    This is a triangulation technique. It works best against small accounts because the automatic Twitter bots that receive the trolls’ reports compare the number of reports to the size of your account. If the percentage is above a certain number, they suspend your account. That was the entire intent of the trolls in the first place. It may be a group of trolls cooperating together, or it may be a single troll who has multiple accounts at his fingertips. In any case, the troll is not there to learn anything from you. They are only there to antagonize you. A simple non-response is the best medicine and/or block them so they cannot harass you again using that account name. You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to!

    If you are temporarily restricted, likely it was not Twitter who spotted the offense but trolls who thought they’d take you to task over it.

    REVIEWING NEW FOLLOWERS

    When reviewing new followers or looking at new people to follow, my practice: I look at their profile first and compare bits of information, looking for discrepancies or abnormalities. I look at the banner and avatar to see if they indicate they are likeminded with me. An overseas scammer network often uses sexy selfies in those two locations so that’s nearly always an immediate disqualification. Click on their Media tab for a quick look at their posts. To me, a blank profile text is not in itself a problem but it is a clue that they may be a newbie and don’t understand Twitter workings. In the profile text, I look for on-topic terms. In my case I look for conservative politics mentions and hashtags. I block marketers and random types. I block any accounts whose profile says ‘We don’t own content posted’. I block most accounts labeled ‘parody’. Generally I block most Arabic accounts who follow (except Israel). Also, Turkey, much of Africa, Bangladesh, Malaysia, most of India and Soviet bloc. Also those with Chinese, Japanese, Korean characters. I compare how many they follow vs how many follow them. ‘Normal’ people grow slowly initially. They have many tweets and smaller follow numbers. Scammers and click marketers often follow thousands, but have relatively few tweets. If you scroll down a bit, Twitter will show how many tweets they’ve made. I review their tweets. If they use a recurring server link in many of their tweets, they may be malware and should be blocked. If their tweets seem very random, even though generally on politics, they may be a scammer. One clue is if they bounce around world topics, including Southeast Asia, Middle East, and also USA without having a primary focus.

    Any account that claims they can get you followers, sell you followers, sell you stuff, get great deals, promise quotes, jokes, funny pictures, amazing facts, beautiful pictures, cat pictures, dog pictures, recipes, weight loss, makeup wizardry, government grants, lottery winnings, grandpa’s millions currently in another country awaiting your assistance are ALL first-rate no-brainer candidates for

    Blocking! If, after reviewing all clues, I decide not to follow them, I generally block them. I look carefully at how many they follow in comparison to how many follow them. If they don’t follow a significant percentage of their followers, they are unlikely to follow you either. I recommend not following blue check verified accounts unless they follow you. Your name on their mega lists will attract trolls and marketers to you. Instead, add them to private lists where you can read their tweets in a focused fashion. Send me DM for detail on creating private lists. I don’t usually block locked accounts but often question them as to their focus on Twitter. I also question accounts without an avatar and those without profile text. Usually those issues are the sign of a newbie who needs education, not blocking. I have stock messages I use to question folks on various issues – locked accounts, blank profiles, silhouette avatars, lack of tweets, etc. Let me know which you’d like to see.

    I encourage folks to save my messages for future reference by COPY PASTE to Apple Notes or a word doc so they can refer to them and share them easily.

    Dale Now❌ #COVFEFE

    I notice you follow quite a few blue check verified accounts which I don’t recommend:

  • Dale Now❌ #COVFEFE

    The blue checkmark means that Twitter has verified that the person is actually who they say they are. Normally, it is seen on the accounts of journalists, politicians, actors, and other public figures.

    If I included a screenshot of blue check verified accounts that you follow, note that it is a smattering of accounts you follow. Twitter algorithms adjust the order that I see them in and it won’t match your own view of your follows.

    The reason you do not want to follow the really huge accounts of the verified people is that that list of followers is an easy target for trolls and marketing bots. What better place to find an easy list of Trump supporters than on his followers list? And believe me, the trolls choose to pick on the small accounts and especially the small accounts of women who appear to be using a real name and photo. That gives them another needle to poke at you, commenting on your appearance, calling you by name, referencing children or other family that you may have mentioned in your profile text or in your tweets.

    Your name appearing on a national figure’s list such as Trump’s draws many foreign accounts, marketers scammers to your account.  The verified accounts practically never will follow back. Therefore, there is no real reason to follow them in the first place, other than to be able to read their tweets.

    However, using Twitter private lists can allow you to still read their tweets without having to follow them. By not appearing on their follower list you will save yourself from being inundated by marketers at the least and trolls at the worst.

    Each list you create generates its own stream of tweets emanating from the members you have added. Organizing the lists by type will aid in focusing the streams you see.

    Before you unfollow the blue check verified accounts, create several private lists. Add the blue check accounts to a list and THEN unfollow ‘em. Saves you having to find ‘em later. The private lists make for very focused reading as each list generates a stream emanating from the members you’ve added.

    You might put all FoxNews people on a FoxNews list, the White House key people on another and conservative columnists on another.

    STEPS TO PUT BLUE CHECK ACCOUNTS ON PRIVATE LISTS:

    FIRST create the private lists

    Go to the individual accounts you want to add

    Add the account to the list you choose (detail below)

    Lastly, unfollow after adding to a list

    Following high profile accounts tends to draw numbers of foreign accounts and spammers to your account. You’ll find when you stop following them, that issue seems to evaporate.

    I have reports from some Android users that when they click on who they follow they aren’t shown blue check verified accounts but I can see them viewing from iPhone. If anyone has any insight into that issue, I’m interested in hearing thoughts. If you have that issue, try viewing using your Android browser or try on a different device. SCROLLING IS TEDIOUS!

    If you have a Twitter management app, have it display to you the people who have not reciprocated. That will include most of the blue check verified accounts. As you add the blue check verified accounts to private lists and unfollow them, also be unfollowing the folks you’ve been carrying the longest who have not reciprocated. Unfollow those as well.

     I use for this purpose but many Twitter management apps will assist with this issue. UnfollowSpy is free for smaller accounts. Most require a subscription.

    Using private Twitter lists can help you stay organized and avoid following news providers and national figures. They also can help you manage your following ratio if you are approaching the 5000 follow limit.

    When creating a list, be sure to ALWAYS move the slider to PRIVATE. Unfortunately Twitter default is a PUBLIC setting, which is a very bad idea.

    Start w/ media lists: LOCAL, CONSERVATIVE, MSM, BLOGS, FAVES. As you add those types to appropriate lists, stop following them, if they don’t follow you back. You can read their tweets in a focused manner on the your private lists.

    You can always create more lists later. I have tons: WHO UNFOLLOWED ME, ASKED 2 FOLLOW BACK, POLITICIANS, DAILY READ, BLOGS, FRIENDS, FOXNEWS, MSM, FOLLOW LISTS, LIBERALS.

    Private lists are not to be confused with infamous public lists – Be sure to ALWAYS make your lists PRIVATE! Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea.

    To create a private list: Access LISTS from your profile

    Click the + in the upper corner to create a new one.

    Name the list

    Move the slider/check to GREEN for PRIVATE

    To add an account to a private list you’ve created:

    On their profile page, Click 3 dots for menu (Formerly the gear icon).

    Choose ADD TO LIST Choose the list you wish to add them to

    MANUAL FOLLOW BACK CONTROL

    Refer to for how-to on using PRIVATE lists.

    Make lists PRIVATE. Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea.

    Create 4 or 8 private lists. I have 4; labeled ASKED 2 FB MASTER ASKED 2 FB A ASKED 2 FB AA ASKED 2 FB AAA (I date each list so I know how old the non-followers are. IE, ASK2FB 181218 would be created Dec 18)

    My routine: As I follow someone, I add them to 2 lists; the MASTER and say, the A list.

    The next day, I begin using the AA list, along with the master list.

    The 3rd day, I begin using the AAA list.

    When the oldest list has aged a week or so, I clean off the oldest list, unfollowing those who did not reciprocate.

    If a person on the list has followed me back, I thank them for following and remove them from the A list (uncheck). I leave them on the MASTER list. This leaves a permanent record on the MASTER list that I have attempted to establish a reciprocal relationship, in case I am tempted to try again. This method allows a 7 day period for folks to realize I have followed them and reciprocate. Create as many lists as works for you. In my experience, if they haven’t followed back in 7 days, they have either overlooked your follow or have no intention of reciprocating.

    It is always It is wise to follow only likeminded folks whose numbers indicate they tend to follow back. I look for folks whose numbers indicate a tendency to reciprocate. I also try to keep my numbers updated to indicate I reciprocate. Otherwise others will conclude you don’t tend to reciprocate and may pass you by.

    To keep your numbers balanced, block marketers and ‘random’ types, who really are marketers in disguise.

    Never follow national figures, most politicians, news providers, etc, who rarely follow back. Instead use private lists for those.

    Using private lists can quickly help u balance the numbers.

    Start w/ media lists: LOCAL, CONSERVATIVE, MSM, BLOGS, FAVES. As you add those types to appropriate lists, stop following them, if they don’t follow you back. You will see massive assist with little effort.

    You can always create more lists later. I have tons: POLITICIANS, DAILY READ, BLOGS, TEAPARTY, FRIENDS, FOXNEWS, MSM, FOLLOW LISTS, LIBERALS.

    Make lists PRIVATE. Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea.

    Using a Twitter management app can speed cleanup. Blue check verified accounts will be included when you have the app display accounts that aren’t following you back. Send questions as you go along!

    Dale Now❌ #COVFEFE

    Twitter has a follow limit which kicks in when you follow 5000 or more.

    The ratio is 91%.

    Divide how many follow you by how many you follow. That % is your follow ratio and must be >91% to pass 5k & thereafter.

    Another way to look at it: You can follow 10% more than follow you, once you reach the 5000 mark. You need 4547 followers to breech the 5000 mark, 5460 to pass 6000, and so on.

    Unfollowing all who have not and never will follow you back is the key to maintaining the ratio. Many Twitter management apps can help identify who has not reciprocated. I use and

    Using private lists can quickly help u balance the numbers.

    Start w/ media lists: LOCAL, CONSERVATIVE, MSM, BLOGS, FAVES. As you add those types to appropriate lists, stop following them, if they don’t follow you back. You will see massive assist with little effort.

    You can always create more lists later. I have tons: POLITICIANS, DAILY READ, BLOGS, TEAPARTY, FRIENDS, FOXNEWS, MSM, FOLLOW LISTS, etc. Make lists PRIVATE. Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea.

    There is no need to do it as a huge job. Just watch your incoming stream and when you see media tweets and posts from national figures, unfollow ’em and add ’em to private lists.

    All you need to do is hover slightly below 5000 or above the 91% mark until your follower numbers catch up, and you have room to follow back likeminded folks who follow you.  More how to:

    Using private Twitter lists can help you stay organized and avoid following news providers and national figures. They also can help you manage your following ratio if you are approaching the 5000 follow limit.

    When creating a list, be sure to ALWAYS move the slider to PRIVATE. Unfortunately Twitter default is a PUBLIC setting, which is a very bad idea.

    Start w/ media lists: LOCAL, CONSERVATIVE, MSM, BLOGS, FAVES. As you add those types to appropriate lists, stop following them, if they don’t follow you back. You can read their tweets in a focused manner on the your private lists.

    You can always create more lists later. I have tons: WHO UNFOLLOWED ME, ASKED 2 FOLLOW BACK, POLITICIANS, DAILY READ, BLOGS, FRIENDS, FOXNEWS, MSM, FOLLOW LISTS, etc. Not to be confused with infamous public lists –

    Be sure to ALWAYS make your lists PRIVATE! Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea.

    To create a private list: Access LISTS from your profile.

    Click the + in the upper corner to create a new one.

    Name the list

    Move the slider/check to GREEN for PRIVATE

    To add an account to a private list you’ve created:

    On their profile page, Click 3 dots for menu (Formerly the

    gear icon).

    Choose ADD TO LIST

    Choose the list you wish to add them to

    MANAGEMENT APPS: I use to show me recent drops. Some of those are worth following up with to find out if they intended to unfollow you. In order to maintain your following ratio, it is essential to continuously cull out those who don’t reciprocate. Several Twitter apps are around that do similar things. Compare apps to see what works for you. I use and really like Tweepi but they’ve grown expensive. You can subscribe a month, clean up, drop until next time you need it. Some others: UnfollowSpy CrowdFire Tweepi Actually Twitter has no limit on unfollowing. However they DO limit their approved apps to a small daily limit because the apps tend to bunch multiple operations into a single hit on Twitter. So you might think you’ve Unfollowed someone via the app but they don’t send it to Twitter right away. When you’ve unfollowed a bunch, the app gathers them into a single transaction and hits Twitter with it all at once. Twitter police bots notice these as bot activity and if they exceed a limit, Twitter would freeze your account pending investigation.

    Solution: Use the management app to analyze data for you but do the unfollowing on Twitter itself and you won’t be limited.

    Most apps allow you to click the listed person’s avatar to reach their actual Twitter account. Unfollow there and bounce back into the app to review more.

    MANUAL FOLLOW BACK CONTROL Refer to for how-to on using PRIVATE lists. Make lists PRIVATE. Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea. Create 4 or 8 private lists. I have 4; labeled ASKED 2 FB MASTER ASKED 2 FB A ASKED 2 FB AA ASKED 2 FB AAA (I date each list so I know how old the non-followers are. IE, ASK2FB 171218 would be created Dec 18) My routine: As I follow someone, I add them to 2 lists; the MASTER and say, the A list. The next day, I begin using the AA list, along with the master list. The 3rd day, I begin using the AAA list. Before I begin following the 4th day, I clean off the A list of the first day. If a person on the list has followed me back, I thank them for following and remove them from the A list (uncheck). I leave them on the MASTER list. If a person on the A list did not follow back, I UNFOLLOW them, then remove them from the A list. This leaves a permanent record on the MASTER list that I have attempted to establish a reciprocal relationship, in case I am tempted to try again. This method allows a 3 day period for folks to realize I have followed them and reciprocate. If you would like to allow more time for them, which I recommend, you could create 8 lists; a MASTER and a list for each day of the week, giving them a full week to reciprocate. In my experience, if they haven’t followed back in 3-7 days, they have either overlooked your follow or have no intention of reciprocating. It is always It is wise to follow only likeminded folks whose numbers indicate they tend to follow back. I look for folks who follow at least as many as follow them. And I also try to follow a few more than follow me. Otherwise others will conclude you don’t tend to reciprocate and may pass you by. To keep your numbers balanced, block marketers and ‘random’ types, who really are marketers in disguise. Never follow national figures, most politicians, news providers, etc, who rarely follow back. Instead use private lists for those. Using private lists can quickly help u balance the numbers. Start w/ media lists: LOCAL, CONSERVATIVE, MSM, BLOGS, FAVES. As you add those types to appropriate lists, stop following them, if they don’t follow you back. You will see massive assist with little effort. You can always create more lists later. I have tons: POLITICIANS, DAILY READ, BLOGS, TEAPARTY, FRIENDS, FOXNEWS, MSM, FOLLOW LISTS, LIBERALS. Make lists PRIVATE. Default is PUBLIC which is not a good idea. If you prefer, setup a week’s worth of temp private lists, one for each day plus a master list.

    Step One: Make instant room to follow more by shifting all blue check verified accounts and news providers that you currently follow to private lists and unfollow ‘em if they don’t follow you.

    Step 2: Use a Twitter management app to identify who is not following you back and unfollow them.

    Step 3: Follow ONLY likeminded folks whose numbers indicate a tendency to follow back.

    Send questions as you go along!

    I encourage folks to save my messages for future reference by COPY PASTE to Apple Notes or a word doc so they can refer to them and share them easily.

    STRATEGY:

    Utilize 3 quick start steps to make headway:

     Step One: Make instant room to follow more by shifting all blue check verified accounts and news providers that you currently follow to private lists and unfollow ‘em if they don’t follow you.

    Step 2: Use a Twitter management app to identify who is not following you back and unfollow them.

    Step 3: Follow ONLY likeminded folks whose numbers indicate a tendency to follow back.

    For now, I suggest priming the pump and follow right up to 5k, then pare off/ unfollow those who have not reciprocated using the manual follow back control method I outlined above. That will spur new followers which is what you need to pass 5k. Repeat the cycle as you go forward.

    Once your followers reach 4550, divide how many follow you by how many you follow. That % is your follow ratio and must be greater than 91% in order to be able to follow more people.

    The inverse of this is you are allowed to follow 110% of the number following you.

    So: For example, 4550 X 1.1 = 5005 – The number you would then be permitted to follow.

    I’d encourage you to push right up to your then-current 110%, priming the pump to encourage new followers to reciprocate. Pare off nonfollowers using the manual follow back control method I outlined above.

    The ratio requirement is ongoing even after 5k but it gets easier to deal with as the numbers grow.

    Advance preparation can help a great deal and save a lot of aggravation later.

    It’s wise to follow 10% more than follow you!

    If your numbers indicate a tendency to follow back, prospective followers are encouraged to try following

    Growth is accelerated

    Review new followers & reciprocate

    Send DM acknowledgment!

    Dumping the blue check accounts to private lists and unfollowing them will give you additional space to follow back those who do follow you. Simultaneously the private lists allow you very focused reading of the verified accounts if you sort them by type — politicians, conservative news media, White House etc.

    Pare off/ unfollow nonfollowers continuously and you shouldn’t have issues. Send questions as you go along!

    IMPORTANT: You can’t do ANYTHING rapidfire or repetitively on Twitter, no matter what it is.

    Twitter police bots are looking for bot behavior. This was originally to curb marketers who tweet and follow using computer controlled bots.

    Whether you are following lists of people, unfollowing, retweeting, or just about any repetitive action, you must always vary your pace and activity to appear more human, even on your bad days.

    You have to mix up your actions. Follow a few, tweet a few, unfollow a few, RT a few, etc. It’s not so much speed as it is repetition. As long as you are circling through a variety of actions, you can go fast.

    Twitter will freeze your activity for an hour or two for an infraction of this rule!