Deciding who to follow on Twitter can be tough. There are just so many accounts to choose from, and it can be hard to tell if an account is worth following or, even worse, if it’s a spam or a fake account.
To help you figure out who to follow on Twitter, we at Best Twitter Accounts investigated over 20 different types of accounts belonging to some of the most followed people on the platform. We looked at things like account creation date, number of followers, profile images, and more to see if there was anything distinctive about these accounts that would make them stand out. While there’s no way to know for certain if these accounts are legitimate, or if they’re just trying to pull a fast one on you, looking into these details can help you make a better determination as to whether or not you should follow a certain account.
Overall, we identified several red flags that you should look out for. Most notably, only a few of the accounts we investigated had more than 500 followers. Also, many of the accounts we looked at had suspicious activity associated with their tweets. This could include anything from being suspended to tweeting about too many ads being shown on their page.
Since many people will look at your Twitter account when deciding whether or not to follow you, it’s important to keep your account secure and free from any suspicious activity. If you want to keep your followers, you’ll have to avoid doing or saying anything that might cause you to lose them.
Who Should You Follow on Twitter?
Based on our investigation, and taking into consideration everything we discussed above, here’s a short list of some of the people you might want to follow on Twitter.
If your goal is to generate more traffic to your website, you might want to follow the @McDonalds account. Since October 2015, this account has over 2 million followers and has helped the company’s sales growth by sharing product information and offering deals.
If your goal is to become a thought leader in your industry, you might want to follow the @LETSGO account. Launched in 2012, this account has over 1 million followers and regularly shares important news and information about your industry. For example, just last month they tweeted about the Top 50 Most Influential People on the Internet in 2016.
If you’re an entrepreneur, you might want to follow the @Entrepreneur_Inc account. This account was created in 2010 and currently has over 4.8 million followers. They regularly post daily deals, discounts, and other content that’s valuable to entrepreneurs.
Finally, if you want to be seen as a leader in your industry, you might want to follow the @ACS_News account. This Twitter account was launched in 2013 and currently has over 5.3 million followers. It shares breaking news and important updates about cybercrime and digital security. You can typically find them tweeting about #ISCW2016 and #TrendingSCW.
These accounts are all worth following, but take into consideration everything we discussed above before you start flooding your Twitter with endless tweets about product discounts or offers. People online don’t have the same relationship with your product that you do, and they don’t want to be bombarded with your company’s every move.