Hours of free fun with Twitter Audit. Ever wonder how famous, infamous and just plain awful people have so many Twitter followers? We all know they pay for them. Now you can actually see approximately how many they’ve bought! Of course these people are getting paid to sell us junk so if half or more of your users are fake isn’t that fraud?
@ChicagoCheap does NOT buy followers
I checked out COTC and the results shown are four years old. I currently have 907 followers thank you very much! We take a laissez faire attitude about these things. “If you post, tweet, FB or instagram it they will come – or not” is our motto!
Each audit takes a sample of up to 5000 (or more, if you subscribe to Pro) Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower. This score is based on number of tweets, date of the last tweet, and ratio of followers to friends. We use these scores to determine whether any given user is real or fake. Of course, this scoring method is not perfect but it is a good way to tell if someone with lots of followers is likely to have increased their follower count by inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means. TwitterAudit is not affiliated with Twitter in any way.
I’ve run a few for fun. Each audit comes up with more data points just scroll down the page when you run your audits.