Want to buy Twitter followers to show social validation and traction with your account?
Of course, you want to get more followers on Twitter… and you want them NOW!
We’re configured to run with the speed of technology and we don’t want to wait for anything… even less to build a real and targeted following on Twitter.
Quantity is not the only vanity metric – you have to pursue quality along with quantity to grow your Twitter account, find leads, win prospects, and sell more on Twitter.
But, you have to be cautious with growth:
“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” (Edward Abbey)
Take care of the health of your Twitter account while growing your following.
We wanted to know how a Twitter account behaves during and after purchase Twitter followers, so you don’t have to compromise your own account.
So, we created a fresh Twitter account with no previous tweets, followers or interactions so we could track isolated stats.
Also, we crafted 12 tweets to be published, 6 before and 6 after purchasing the followers.
Want to know how it looks to buy Twitter followers?
Stay with me and decide for yourself if it’s safe, or smart, to buy Twitter followers.
Why buy Twitter followers?
Everyone wants more followers on Social Media, from newbies to the most relevant influencers in the industry.
The reasons why users want more followers are diverse, but the core psychology behind having a large following on social media is the same: social proof and validation.
An account with a large follower count will be more attractive and spark intrigue for a potential follower that will feel be likely to tap the follow button.
More followers should correlate with more engagement, but as we’ll demonstrate this isn’t true when you buy Twitter followers.
Fake it till you make it won’t help you with interactions when buying Twitter followers and you’ll only lose money in the long run.
How do you buy Twitter followers?
You won’t need to surf the deep web to find services to buy Twitter followers.
A quick Google query and you’ll find that there are tons of sites that offer Twitter followers, starting at $12 and as high as $49.
For our experiment, we analyzed 3 different services.
Option A (1,000 followers – $49)
Their marketing site, from a design and user experience perspective, doesn’t make us feel confident to pass our credit card information.
This was the expensive service and the only one that was sincere with what they were offering: bot accounts.
That means that the accounts you could purchase from Option A are artificial accounts.
So, don’t expect any interaction if you purchased followers from this site.
Since we wanted to track interactions, we didn’t consider this option.
Option B (1,000 followers – $12)
This was our second stop, the marketing website seems slightly more legit than Option A, but still lacks validators for us to feel confident.
We decided to give this option a try, but when clicking on the Buy Now button we’re redirected to another domain and the redirected site didn’t have an SSL certificate.
So, our purchase won’t be safe on that domain: we are out!
Option C (1,000 followers – $ 15.99)
Although it lacks some validators like real testimonials or PayPal as a payment option to let you feel more secure, from a marketing perspective this site is the one that seems more real between the ones that we analyzed for this experiment.
The site design looks clean and well structured, they sell services from a wide range of social media platforms and that let us feel that they have a real business around the platform.
We were looking for a fast delivery of our followers, but the ‘Natural Delivery’ and the delay in the delivery (2-8 days) feels like we’ll be receiving real followers.
Lastly, when we clicked on purchase, we were redirected to Fondy, a payment platform from the EU. So, if some problem arises with our purchase we could contact Fondy to help recover our money.
We’re good to go with our experiment, let’s buy those 1,000 followers!
What happened when we decided to buy Twitter followers?
We picked Option C as our provider to purchase our 1,000 followers for $15.99.
The purchase flow was very straight forward:
- Insert our Twitter username @feedalchemy
- Insert an email
- Since we didn’t have the option to use Paypal, we decided to use a prepaid credit card.
Even though the purchase amount in all the steps was $15.99, the final amount deducted from our credit card was $17.70.
This could be because we are outside the EU area. Not a big deal, but certainly could be addressed earlier in our purchase.
We hit the buy button on Monday at 10:00 AM and after 50 minutes the followers started to arise.
We didn’t have any followers and we already have six tweets with tips to help you grow your Twitter audience.
None of those tweets had previous interactions when we purchased the followers.
How do your purchased followers look?
After 7 days, most of the followers were delivered.
The timing was as promised and the followers were delivered on separate periods of time to prevent drawing Twitter’s attention.
We were curious – who were these new followers? Do they seem real? Is there a chance to obtain more from this audience?
Just by seeing the profile image, bio or follower count we realized that all of them were fake accounts:
Also, we conducted an analysis with Sparktoro’s audit tool to see how many of our new followers were considered fake.
According to Sparktoro’s algorithm, 48% of our followers were spam/bot/non-active:
How do they interact with your tweets?
After the delivery of our first 905 followers, we rolled out a session of six new tweets.
We wanted to compare the performance of these new tweets against the previous 6 ones.
These are the stats of the tweets published for our newly purchased audience:
Why you shouldn’t buy Twitter followers
Our assumptions were real, when buying Twitter followers you’ll get just a number that could help you trick a few potential new followers.
But the educated Twitter users (the ones that interact and could actually be potential customers) tend to analyze more aspects of your account to decide if they will follow.
They will take a closer look at:
- Pinned tweet, and the interactions it has.
- Last 5 tweets to see if your content is valuable.
- Engagement rate, interactions vs audience. It doesn’t seem to be a legit account with millions of followers and less than ten interactions.
- Audience profiles and see if they seem legit, or you have mutual followers.
As a resume, your account won’t receive any other positive impact than the increase in the following number.
Engagement won’t improve, purchased followers are bots that won’t interact with your account.
With no engagement (retweets, likes, quotes) your account won’t have more exposure to gain new REAL followers.
You’ll be at the same place as you were when you started on Twitter, the only difference will be the 1,000 zombies following your account.
Lastly, but not least, your account is at risk by gaming the system. If you’re caught and your account is compromised you won’t have much to do other than start over from square one, 0 followers.
Stay with me to see how to gain real and targeted followers the fastest way possible, and in the right way…
How to grow your Twitter followers the right way (EFFORTLESS)
Now that you know that having a large quantity of followers is nothing without the quality and engagement of those followers, we are going to show you how to gain real and targeted Twitter followers.
Growing your followers isn’t just a one-day growth hack that you can tackle.
“Fake it till you make it doesn’t pay off on Twitter if you’re on Twitter for the long run.”
Want to master Twitter? Take care of the following:
- Have a legit profile
- Tweet like a pro
- Engage with others
- Promote your account
- Make your website/blog work for you
But, here is the kicker: even though you mastered the above points, you could still feel that you’re falling short in growth.
Want to know the best part? Organic growth can be boosted and we’ve been working on it over the last 4 years for more than 3,000 customers in more than 10 countries.
Following is the most effective and thrifty way to promote your business and gain followers.
It gets better: Owlead knows how to do it for a targeted audience on autopilot and without missing a single day working as your Twitter auto follower.
Owlead is a Twitter growth service to automate the following and unfollowing tasks on Twitter.
The platform lets you define a targeted audience based on:
- Your competitors
- Keywords of interest
After you define your filters and with a proprietary algorithm, Owlead will define your target audience by taking into account: activity, value, and likelihood of following back.
Owlead will follow 50 valuable Twitter accounts from your audience for your account per day and will auto-clean up your non-followers in the process.
Thanks to the reciprocity principle, your account will start gaining real Twitter followers.
You might be wondering: How many followers can I gain with Owlead?
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