Apart from a tiny percentage of Twitter users, most of them follow hundreds of accounts, sometimes thousands. If you are reading this article, you are also following several accounts on Twitter.
Some of these accounts may get suspended, deactivated, or may quit tweeting over time. They can not interact with other users any more. We call such accounts “inactive accounts“.
Why unfollow inactive accounts?
To grow your Twitter account, having reciprocal retweets, likes, and comments is very important. If you want to have loyal followers, you’d better share tweets that will grab attention. This brings you more interaction with other users and, thus, more new followers. That is to say, the more you engage with other users, the more you increase your influence on Twitter.
So, you should unfollow inactive accounts, because:
- Inactive accounts share nothing.
- Inactive users do not engage with you.
- They make your account appear of low quality.
- They do not add value to your engagement rate.
- And finally, inactive accounts decrease your follower/following ratio. If your followings are too much more than your followers, it means that your Twitter performance is low.
Clean up your following list
While the best choice is to find and unfollow inactive Twitter users, Soaster lets you do this easily.
To start eliminating inactive accounts, click “Analysis” on your dashboard, then “Following Analysis”.
First, you will see the number of inactive users on the graph.
Then scroll down and click on “List Inactive Followings”. Here you will see the list of inactive users you are following. You can also search inactive accounts by keywords or usernames by filling in “Search records”.
You can check their profiles by clicking on them and if you wish, unfollow them.
Unfollow spam or fake accounts
Besides inactive accounts, Soaster allows you to track egghead and fake/spam accounts you are following. An account that has not posted a tweet at all is more likely a spammer or a bot.
Similarly an egghead account (i.e. with no profile photo) may not be a good one to follow. Such user profiles could do harm to your account’s reputation.
We list such accounts in the Analysis option. By clicking “Following Analysis“, you can list, check, and get rid of them.
To avoid deleting familiar accounts, we recommend that you control the accounts before deleting them. Because sometimes a family member may have an account just to navigate on Twitter, maybe to read the news or to see some photos without posting a tweet.