4 reasons you shouldnt buy followers

1.  Low Engagement / Low
Edgerank Score.
When you buy followers or fans, you aren’t
getting people who are interested or willing to
engage with you. You are merely buying
numbers. After paying for followers/fans or
engaging in aggressive follower churn, you are
likely to get a large number of fake accounts
amongst your number. Blogger, Zach Bussey ,
decided to do an experiment and create a new
Twitter account and buy some followers . Over
night the number of followers of his new
Twitter account increased to a whopping
26,000! It got interesting when he analysed the
results and looked at the Twitter accounts that
these fake accounts followed. Doing this
enabled him to have a good guess on other
people who had paid for followers!
2. You end up spamming your
followers.
This isn’t always the case, but some even
more evil Twitter Follower services ask to
access your Twitter account to send out
multiple messages advertising their way of
increasing people’s followers. This is just
going to annoy your followers and give you a
bad name, which brings me on to…
3. Loss of Integrity and
Reputation.
In this post-modern (or post-post-
modern!) world we live in, morality is perhaps
more difficult to define since everyone has a
different view of what morality is. However, it
is fair to say that people see buying followers
as a rather immoral thing to do. People view it
as you trying to appear more popular than you
are and doing it by dodgy means. People may
not know that you’ve bought followers, but
going from 30 followers or likes to 30,000 in
the space of a couple of days is bound to get
people suspicious, and then your integrity and
reputation could well be in tatters.
4. You’ll get found out!
In fact a lot of people are currently getting
found out. It is fairly easy to find out the names
of people who are being followed by fake
accounts as I mentioned in the first point.
However, a new tool on the block is making it
even easier. The Fake Follower check from
Status people analyses your followers to see
how many are fake. The interesting thing is
you can do the analysis on other accounts too.

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