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If you’re wondering why this is important, it’s because running a successful Twitter account is about engaging with your followers. If you aren’t being retweeted, or if followers aren’t replying to your tweets, you might as well be tweeting into a void.
Cleaning up your account gives you a clear idea of what your engagement rates should be and allows you to adjust your social media strategy accordingly.
How to Remove Fake Twitter Followers
If you want to remove individual followers, you can simply scan your follower list, spot the fake followers, block them one by one. If you have a huge following, this is going to be extremely tedious and time-consuming.
ManageFlitter is a popular option for easily removing fake followers. The catch is that it requires a paid account. Upgrading to a pro account for $12 a month allows you to scan your follower list, detect fake accounts, and block them one by one. You could just upgrade for one month and remove all your fake followers, then cancel your account.
Many free options exist, but we found that none of them worked as expected. Other scripts either don’t give you the chance to review the list of fake followers and, in some cases, they delete genuine followers. Scanning the list yourself is always preferable than leaving the task up to an automated script.
To see ManageFlitter in action, check out the video below:
Do you have any tips or tricks for cleaning up or maintaining your Twitter account? Let us know in the comments.