September 17, 2010

Hootsuite follow updating

Filed under: Twitter — webtechbc @ 10:15 am

How to update your followers list, speficially unfollowing

I’m a twitter account administrator of several accounts. I wanted to update the list of one of the accounts I administer and unfollow twitter accounts that were not following us. I posted the question on twitter and got a response from @Richerd. Richerd is a extremely knowledgeable hootsuite programmer.

So what do you do if you want to unfollow, and you cant log directly into twitter? You could do a search for the user and then unfollow on their info tab. That however is very time consuming and you wont find all of the users.

Simple solution. Go to the hootsuite owl.

Click on Contacts. You will get a grid of all of your accounts and followers similar to this.

Its a good idea to keep your following count low when people don’t follow you. What you can do is add them to a list if you still want to follow them. There are tools that you can use to help determine who is still following you. I found @doesfollow really easy to use.

Just discovered something else while cleaning up my following list. You can drag and drop a user into a list on the left hand side of the contacts page. Really cool feature. Click on the image of the person or name and drag it to the list you want. That simple. You can then unfollow them if they don’t follow you. Monitoring on lists is better then having people that don’t follow you in your stream. It makes for less chatter in your main stream as well.

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