The subject of buying Twitter followers has always been one of controversy. Which is understandable, given the underhanded tactics some people resort to for promotional purposes.
Nevertheless, there are so many longstanding myths and untruths regarding the purchase of Twitter followers, which really should have been ousted by now.
So if you’re planning on buying Twitter followers for the benefit of your business, here’s our personal favorite top 10 myths you’d be wise not to buy into:
1) There Are No Benefits to Buying Twitter Followers
First up, this is perhaps the most common and definitely the most misguided myth of all. While it’s true to say that benefits are relative to the quality of the services provided, buying Twitter followers and social proof, in general, can be uniquely beneficial.
Think about it – what does an audience of just 40 followers say about your credibility and value? What if this audience was suddenly increased to 40,000 followers? Which of the two would you assume to be the more authoritative and worth checking out?
At its heart, social media is a popularity contest, and the numbers count for a lot. Particularly when looking to get up and running in the first place, it’s difficult to attract any real attention without an established audience. When you buy Twitter followers, you set the wheels in motion and ensure you don’t go overlooked.
2) It’s a Huge Security Risk
Some sellers of social proof will ask you for your usernames and passwords. These are the sellers you need to avoid like the plague. Under no circumstances is it ever necessary or wise to provide your usernames or passwords to anyone selling social proof of any kind.
All types of social proof – including Twitter followers – are delivered 100% off-site with absolutely no direct access required. As such, there is no risk to your security whatsoever, just as long as you keep your login credentials private. If you give them away, you’ve no one to blame but yourself for the consequences!
3) You Could Get Banned by Twitter
On one hand, you could argue that accounts are routinely suspended or closed by Twitter for breaking the rules. On the other, this only ever applies to accounts that have attempted to curry favor by spamming their way to the top.
Fake followers, spammy likes, low-grade retweets – all the kinds of things that could land you in trouble. By contrast, stick with 100% real and authentic social proof from a reputable service provider, and you’re in safe hands. Again, it’s entirely up to you as to whether you put the safety of your account on the line.
4) You’ll Get a Bunch of Eggs
Buy fake and fraudulent followers, and you’re pretty much guaranteed a whole basketful of eggs. That being, the kinds of Twitter followers who don’t have a profile picture, a bio, any followers of their own or any signs of activity whatsoever. The problem is that when your target audience sees you’ve boosted your profile with a bunch of eggs, it’s game over.
If you purchase social proof from a substandard service provider, this is exactly what you’ll get. By contrast, some of the better social media specialists take an aggressive stance against these kinds of services. Always ensure the seller you work with has no intention of dealing you a bunch of eggs, and you’ll be safe.
5) You Need to Follow Your Followers
This is largely unheard of, so exactly why it remains such a common myth is a mystery. Anyone who suggests to you that it’s necessary to follow each of the followers you buy really is barking up the wrong tree. It just doesn’t happen.
Of course, you can choose to follow as many of them as you like, but you’re under no obligation to do so at any time. Instead, it’s a case of placing your order, sitting back, relaxing and watching the social proof stack up.
6) You’ll be Bombarded with Spam
Many social sellers who deal in fake and fraudulent social proof are primarily interested in bombarding their customers/victims with spam. Worse still, those who request usernames and passwords from their customers have the potential to wreak havoc with the accounts they gain access to.
7) There Are No Guarantees
Quite the contrary – some social media specialists back their services with comprehensive satisfaction guarantees. Of course, no social team in the world can guarantee your success, fame, and fortune. It’s entirely down to what you do as a business to write your own success story.
Nevertheless, when it comes to delivering premium Twitter followers in a set period of time and for an agreed price, sellers really have no excuse not to provide their customers with money-back guarantees. In a sense, therefore, there’s nothing to lose by giving it a try.
8) You’ll Also Get Retweets and Favorites
In the vast majority of instances, the Twitter followers you purchase will not interact with your account or your audience in any way. They simply exist to boost the numbers, giving your profile and posts a greater sense of credibility and improved exposure on the platform.
That said, it’s perfectly possible that some will choose to interact with your posts and your profile from time to time. It’s just there aren’t any guarantees this will happen. What’s more, there’s always the option of buying premium quality retweets and favorites, if looking to take your Twitter performance to an entirely higher level.
9) Everyone Will Find Out
The whole point of the very best social media marketing services is that nobody ever finds out you’ve used them. It should be entirely impossible to determine if and to what extent you have bought social proof, rather than earning it the old-fashioned way. As in most of the examples above, this will be determined by the seller you choose.
If you work with the best in the business, nobody will ever find out you bought followers – Twitter included! By contrast, cut corners with substandard social proof, and it really doesn’t take a genius to figure out what’s going on. It’s entirely up to you, but it’s a pretty simple and obvious choice.
10) It’s an Expensive Strategy
Last up, one of the biggest benefits of buying social proof, in general, is the way in which it can be a uniquely inexpensive strategy. Just as long as you get it right with your chosen service provider and products, you could be looking at an unbeatable ROI.
Of course, it’s your choice as to how much you spend – the sky really is the limit! But at the same time, it’s completely unnecessary to overspend, in order to boost your performance in a big way. If looking to place a larger or ongoing order, be sure to speak directly with your chosen service provider as there may be bulk-purchase discounts available.
Any Other Myths We’ve Missed?
Our list of myths covers most of the biggies, but it’s by no means exhaustive. If you’ve come across any others we’ve missed, we’d love to share it with our readers – get in touch today!