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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ro-Ro-Ro Robotics!


Today I found out on the Etsy forums that a lot of my Twitter views are actually from some automated program called a "Twitter Bot". I kind of figured something was weird when I first post an item and then I instantly get like 20 or so views! I guess deep down I thought maybe the views were real:/ This kind of makes me not want to use Twitter as much anymore. I mean how many of my followers are actually real people? I'm going to go ahead and open up a separate Facebook page account for my shop. I am very familiar with Facebook and I am on there most often so it seems like the best thing to do. I originally wanted to wait for awhile because I wanted to give it a fair amount of commitment. Another lesson learned! I will post a link to my new FB page as soon as I get it created, hopefully some of you will follow me over there:)

http://mashable.com/2009/08/06/twitter-bots/

6 comments:

  1. Yeah, I feel similarly annoyed finding that out. I do think that between branching out on Twitter and FB page, I have been getting more sales though. The thing I like about using FB pages more is that you can have them auto-tweet, so that you don't even have to bother using twitter to post new listings. :) Good luck!

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  2. Woah, I didn't know about that! That's very irritating not to know how many of views are from real people and how many from some automatic robot-kind of thing :/ Thank you for sharing this info. Good luck with your Facebook-page!

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  3. I block spammy accounts when they follow me so they disappear from my number. I had no idea the percentage of bot tweets to human tweets was that high, though, wow!!

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  4. I'm gonna have to block the spam accounts too. I've seen quite a few tweeters post all day long, I'm sure those are the spammers. I swear my first thought was, "Do they ever sleep?" LOL

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  5. Wow - thanks for sharing that, I didn't realize that when I tweeted about a new item, the views I was getting were not from real people.

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  6. Oh, I forgot I was supposed to let you know that I found your blog from aquariann's Autumn Blog Hop! - it's too early in the morning for me!

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