Twitter Account Suspended

I have been experimenting with using the tweetadder (an affiliate link) to get more twitter followers. It has been amazingly helpful, however, recently I was “suspended” by Twitter for what they call “Aggressive Following”. Bellow is our correspondence after my Madman of Magic Twitter account was suspended.

My message to them:

madman_of_magic, Feb 24 08:44 am (PST): Regarding: Suspended account Subject: Suspended account Description of problem: I assume my twitter account was suspended for aggressive following. I will stop following, but was under the impression that twitter preferred me adding more to my following list. I read over our Help section and realize that is not the case. Again I apologize and hope to get my twitter account un-suspended. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do. Thanks, Full name: Jason Love Twitter username: @madman_of_magic Email address: Phone number(optional): n/a

Their response:

Hello, We understand that you’re contesting an account suspension. Please be sure to read this entire email; you will need to take further action in order to reopen your ticket and trigger a review of your account. Twitter suspends accounts for a variety of reasons: • If your account was suspended for aggressive following behavior, you should have received an email notification to the address associated with your Twitter account. You’ll need to confirm that you’ve removed all prohibited following automation from your account, and will stop any manual aggressive following behavior. To expedite your appeal process, please review our Best Practices page if you haven’t already, and then reply to this ticket with a confirmation that you understand our policies and will not engage in any prohibited following behavior. • Please take a minute to review the Twitter Rules. • If you received an email from saying ‘you’re being suspended’ or that we’re going delete your account, you’re safe; the email is fake. More information here • While we strive to avoid mistakes, it’s also possible that your account was suspended in error. If after reviewing the Rules, you have no idea why your account was suspended, just reply to this email indicating as much, and we’ll take another look at your case. Our apologies if the error turns out to be ours. Thanks, Twitter Support

My response:

I confirm that I have removed all prohibited following automation from my account, and will stop any manual aggressive following behavior.

Thanks for clarifying,
Jason Love

Their Response:

Hello, Yes, your account was indeed suspended because we found that it demonstrated a pattern of aggressive following behavior. Following large numbers of users in an attempt to attract attention to your own account can be annoying to other users and is a violation of the Twitter Rules ( Because you have stated that you will stop aggressively following other users, your account will be unsuspended within 24 hours. Please note that repeat violations may result in permanent account suspension. Specifically, please be sure to take the following actions: • If you are using tools to help you automatically follow users, please stop. • If you’ve signed up for a service aimed at gaining followers, you’ll need to change your password, so they’re no longer able to access your account. • If you were following large numbers of users manually, please don’t continue to do so. This help page has more information on Twitter’s Following Limits and Best Practices:, including our recommended following practices to avoid suspension. Please also take a minute to review our Automation Rules and Best Practices: Note that the only automated following behavior that Twitter allows is auto-follow-back (following a user after they have followed you). Be aware that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal. Thanks! Twitter Support @support


This doesn’t mean if you get your account suspended that Twitter will automatically give you a free pass, but I have had the same thing happen to several of my twitter accounts, and they always seem to unsuspended me within a week.

Using Tweet Adder to get Facebook Likes Experiment

If you have never used tweet adder, you need to check it out at; this particular link is an affiliate link, so I do get a commission if you order using this link.

Not only has this software allowed me to get over 350 twitter followers on my @nichejournal profile without any work, but it has also allowed me to build a following of close to 5,000 on my most active account (@jasonloveslife) in just six months!


This software is by far the best software investment I’ve ever made, but you do have to be careful because if you use it in a bad way or overuse it, you can get your account suspended or possibly deleted. If you follow all the tutorials on the website, you will not have a problem.

Tweet Adder Facebook Fan Likes

The cool thing I just started experimenting with is tweet adder‘s “Thank You Message” function as a way to get more Facebook Followers.

How does “Thank You Message” Work?

  1. Tweet Adder Follows a person on your list
  2. That person Follows you back
  3. Tweet Adder sends them a Personal Message (you use several variations in your messages so Twitter doesn’t notice this trend)

To set this up, you can learn all about it at Tweet Adder‘s Tutorial section.

The Parameters of the Experiment

The twitter account I used for the analysis was @nichejournal.

The twitter page

Time: For the experiment I looked at exactly 30 days.

Following: The number of people I was following on Twitter. You must remember that each day Tweet Adder would automatically unfollow approximately 50 people and follow 50 different people. Meaning this number usually changed because I made the software add followers.

Note: as you can see around day 23, I went through and mass unfollowed to get the following to follow numbers to a 1:1 ratio.

Twitter Followers: The number of people following me on Twitter. Each of new follower received a message either “asking them to check out the facebook fan page” or “mentioning they might be interested in the Facebook fan page.” There were six different message possibilities.

Facebook Fan Page Likes: I made a note every time someone “liked” the Facebook fan page at

Niche Site Facebook Page


The Results

Over the course of the experiment, we followed close to 1,500 Twitter users with 113 follows. Of the 113 follows we got 4 to “like” our Facebook fan page. This puts are followed back rate at 7.5% and our follower to action (the action being “liking” the fan page) at 1 out of every 29 followers.

A chart of Results

7.5% followed back. Of those 1 out of every 29 followers “liked” the fan page.

Problems with the test

With such small numbers, it was hard to tell if the results I received would hold true for most Tweet Adder users wanting to build their Facebook Fan numbers. We also realized that there were several flaws in our experiment we didn’t take into consideration.

Those are:

  • Most people in online marketing and niche sites also are using Tweet Adder meaning they may never have read the message mentioning the facebook fan page.
  • Many of those in the industry are looking to sell and not buy. They are willing to follow back on Twitter to keep us as a follower but not interested in “liking” a fan page.
  • We rarely tweeted on the account making it look more like a spam account.
  • People in the industry are constantly being sold to and asked to “like” things.

Experiment #2

To account for all these issues, we launched a second experiment with the @jasonloveslife Twitter account. It is exactly the same test.


Niche: While the first test was for accounts related to internet business, this test was with my accounts related to Creating WebComics. The Facebook Fan page was for a WebComic I create.

Starting twitter followers & following: With the niche site version of this experiment we started with 236 followers and were following 470 people. With this test, we started with 4329 followers and following 3812.

Starting Fan Page Numbers: The Niche Site Fan Page started with 5 “likes” and the WebComic started with 625 likes

Number of Days: This second test only went on for 13 days.

The 2nd Test Results

During the experiment, we went from following 3812 to 4481 and being followed by 3812 to 4481. We got a follow back percentage of 12.3% (compared to 7.5% from niche account experiment) and our follower to action (the action being “liking” the fan page) at 1 out of every 5.5 followers (compared to 1 out of 29 from niche account experiment).

LoveJasonLove results


For a process that takes zero effort once set-up, there is no reason not to continue using Tweet Adder to get people to like my facebook page, but would like to try the same experiment to get people to opt into my email list. Having people on my email list is better than having them “like” my fan page, but I suspect it would be a harder sell.

Take Action

If you don’t already own the software, you can learn more about it at; if you already own a copy, you might want to set up your “Thank You Message” to get your new followers onto your Facebook page.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. You can put your thoughts in the comments section below!