With the rise of social networking sites nowadays, people and developers have generated several ways and tools intended to gain a large influx of Twitter followers. Yet, the social media efforts should not end there. Users may check their accounts and find that their number of followers are gradually dropping. This is because these followers can decide to unfollow. To prevent this from happening, it is important to get a glimpse of why people get moved to unfollow.
1. Blank Profile Photo
A Twitter profile is never complete without a photo. In fact, even without a description, a profile photo would suffice. People look at it before anything else and it would even be the factor that helps them determine whether they will take another second viewing a profile or not. Twitter users make use of tools that automatically follows people to get more followers themselves. When they get the chance at checking who they are following and see a profile without a profile photo, it is almost certain they will click the unfollow button straight away.
Receiving unsolicited messages that indiscriminately promote a product, whether via direct message or status, absolutely ticks people off. This is the most common reason why Twitter followers decide to leave. They do not want to get into any hassle clicking unwanted spams.
Then again, some Twitter users do not really know they are already spamming. The culprit to these spams is most likely an unacknowledged tool to increase the number of followers. There are times when the tool comes with a feature or an ability to tweet or send messages with unnecessary links.
3. MIA for AN Extended Period
Who would want to follow tweets of someone who has been missing in action for quite a long while already. The truth is, the Twitter profile may have already gone rustic for being dormant. A follower may check the profile and see that the last update was months ago. What would he think? What would he most probably do? He will think that nobody updates the account anymore and that he cannot get any relevant tweets from it any longer. It should not be surprising if he unfollows, too.
4. Annoying Mentions
The mentions done for #FF or follow Friday are understandable, but flooding the Twitter followers’ stream with tweets full of names is another story. Too much of these mentions would only turn the followers off.