As I mentioned in my previous article, since SocialOomph is now charging $3.97 a month ($47.64 a year) for their Twitter Automation features, I wanted to talk about some alternatives to consider this week. Today’s alternative isn’t free, but it serves some significant purposes and it’s cheeper than SocialOomph.
TrueTwit is a Twitter Validation service used by many. The free version of TrueTwit sends a validation DM when someone follows to make sure it’s an actual human being. The initiator then has to click on the validation link to confirm their place in the world of humanity.
For $20 a year, you can get their premium service. I setup this service on every Twitter account I create. The premium service will automatically validate your account without having to manually click on the link when following someone. There are currently over 51,000 TrueTwit members and when you begin to follow hundreds of people a day, you will run into them and their validation service. The premium automation then becomes a huge time-saver!
One of the other features of the premium service is that you can auto-follow accounts that not only follow you, but they pass TrueTwit’s analysis of whether or not it’s a SPAM account. Thus, you have replaced the SocialOomph auto-follow service. The $20 annual payment works out to $1.66 a month, almost half of SocialOomph’s cost. You can also write a custom validation message to send to your new followers as well.
Another aspect of the premium service is that you can automatically unfollow users that have unfollowed you. There are several more services included in the premium package which I will not dive into right now.
So this is one alternative to replace SocialOomph’s former paid service. Like I said, even when I used SocialOomph’s free service, I still used TrueTwit as well. I recommend adding it to your arsenal of Twitter tools.
I will post more articles this week on SocialOomph alternatives…
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