Looking at the exponential growth of Twitter and its claim as a business as well as a contact tool and socialization, spammers have tried to exploit this new service.
It’s like a plague of spam and twitter has tried to counter these spam attacks using sophisticated automated and human resources to suspend and ban accounts that spread spam. The problem is that, sometimes a relatively “normal” behavior could also lead to a suspension of users account.
In this article we present a list of actions on Twitter that lead almost automatically to the ban, starting with activities that can be done with good intentions but however that violate the rules.
* Follow a large number of people in a short time
A linear growth of the number of people who follow naturally, add 1000 followers in one day is not normal (and could mean that you are just trying to get a follow-back)
* Include only the information and links and never updates “personal”
Share links is fine but at least every now and then a human being has something to say about himself that is not a reference to some page on the web!
* Posting duplicate content on different accounts or always the same update on an account
* Posting with an update of hashtag # that has nothing to do, or on a “trendin topic” unrelated
How many times have we seen such tweet “# haiti buy Viagra on our site. Simply odious.
* Tell a tide of @ replies to people who do not know and with a spam message
Here again, little to add: if you want to intervene in a debate free to do so, provided the intervention is at issue and not in industrial quantities
* Add a high number of people with one or more lists in the hope of being followed or to send a spam message
The lists are used to aggregate tweeple
Following are clearly illegal actions which can lead to termination\ban of twitter accounts, mainly performed with the help of some “bots” or scripts and programs that automate the actions. Here are the “signs” using which Twitter considers an account as a spam or not.
* Follow and then stop following after a short period of time, especially by making use of automated tools
* Having a high number of “following” and a very low number of followers count (possible that no one is interested in our tweet?)
* Many people have reported or blocked you as “spam”
* Send a high number of duplicate @replies
* Use or promote sites that promise to grow its number of followers in a fast
And what if you were subject – unjustly, it is hoped … – Banned? You can raise a complaint, here’s how: http://help.twitter.com/forums/26257/entries/15790… also, if you are banned from the services, you can just create another account with another email address