Here are two tools that help you find out who doesn’t follow you back on Twitter.
Twitter changed the way the world communicates. It forces us to limit our word count by only allowing 140 characters in each tweet. We have to say what we want in a limited space and move on.
A lot of people use Twitter to share links, promote their blog posts, products and themselves. There is a lot of noise, and Twitter is, if you allow it, very distracting. Once you follow one link you never know where you will end up.
One of the frustrating things about the Twitter interface is that you can’t easily see which of the people you follow are not following you back. Twitter could, when you look at your following list, include a little icon or change the background colour to differentiate between the people following back you and the people who do not follow you back. But it doesn’t.
There is no way to quickly and easily found out this information from within the Twitter site.
Enter Tweeter Karma
Dave, from Dave’s DIY Tips, gave me the heads-up on a tool that does just that and I thought it would be good to share it with you as I am sure you will also find it useful.
The tool is Twitter Karma (now Tweeter Karma).
You enter your Twitter username and password and TK displays all the people you follow and tells you if they follow you back. Perfect. If you want to unfollow/follow anyone you can do so by clicking the unfollow/follow link (see the image at the top of the post).
Like all the great tools it’s simple, functional and gets the job done without fuss.
A Great App for Tracking Unfollowers
If you closely monitor your follower number you probably notice it going up and down quite a lot. People start following you hoping you follow back, when you don’t, they stop following you. A number of people will stop following you even when you follow them back.
It’s just the way Twitter is.
Sometimes it’s because they don’t like what you are tweeting about, and sometimes they just want to make their own numbers look good!
A handy online tool for finding out who has stopped following you on Twitter is http://who.unfollowed.me. It’s free to use, but you have to create an account – login with Twitter – before it tracks who stops following you.
You won’t get any results the first time you use it, but once who.unfollowed.me is aware of your Twitter username you can login anytime to see who stopped following you since the last time you logged in. It’s a little buggy and I think sometimes it misses out an unfollow.
This is how a typical results page looks. If you want to unfollow anyone who stopped following you, just click on the cross (indicated with the blue arrow).
Have you used these tools? What do you think of them? Would you like to recommend a Twitter tool? You can do that in the comments section below.