Twitter users know the pain that is associated when someone decides to unfollow you without any rhyme or reason. Tracking down these unfollowers with these tools can help you unfollow them back or just give you an insight on things that has prompted them to leave you in the lurch.
Did you know…
… that Lady Gaga, the most followed Twitter celebrity has nearly 33 million followers. In fact, the number of followers that she gains is faster than the number of Twitter accounts added.
You tweet after every five minutes, your tweets are driving people to the brink of insanity, your avatar still features the Twitter “egg”, you are a tweet stealer (Read: people who mercilessly flood the page by “retweeting”) or a mass murderer, whatever be the reason, there are some people that are bound to unfollow you on Twitter. While Twitter is a great platform to build a social circle, get exposure or just to spend some time off when waiting at the airport, it can come with its set of problems.
One of them is when people unfollow you suddenly, leaving you all heartbroken and sad. Sometimes there is no reason for it and is just a part of the crazy microblogging platform. So how do you know if you are being unfollowed?
Simple, just check your followers list today and previous followers list and do the math. However, if you are a little sane and don’t really spend all your time keeping a record of your friends list, then here are various simple-to-use Twitter tools which will help you know (Read: plot your revenge) when someone has unfollowed you.
Great Twitter Websites that Track “Unfollowers”
Who Unfollowed Me
With a tagline that says “…because sometimes you just want to know” who can resist “just knowing” about their recent unfollowers. Quick, free and extremely easy to use, just sign in with your Twitter profile and allow this tool to compare your last list with current list and display around 100 unfollowers at a time. There are no emails and spam. To check the unfollower list you need to go to the site and login each time. Apart from this, you can also find out about the people who are not following you back or who you are not following back, along with a 45 days of unfollower history. To unfollow a person all you need to do is click on their image to go to their profile to unfollow.
How to Use
- Navigate to http://who.unfollowed.me/
- Click on “Sign in with Twitter” button
- Enter the Twitter login information
- Once signed in, check the orange bar on the right side that says “who unfollowed me lite” and then click on the brown bar that says “check unfollowers.”
The first time it shows the Twitter followers and the next time you sign in it compares the current list with the last cached list.
Twitter Profile: @unfollowr
This Twitter service allows you to track the unfollowers by providing you direct messages or mails (depending on your preference) with list of unfollowers. All you need to do is follow the Twitter profile. Once you have started following, your Twitter username is added to the list of users who are monitored regularly. As soon as anyone unfollows you, there is a direct message displaying the weekly digest of unfollowers sent to you. To check who has unfollowed you, click on the attached link and you will be redirected to the @unfollowr digest which displays the ex-friends (mutual followers) and ex-followers (people following you). You can also calculate your PeerIndex which is the social scoring algorithm.
It is also possible to change the settings to choose the type of notification that you want when someone has unfollowed you. The options for this include, direct message, direct message digest and email. The only glitch, the alerts for the unfollowers are random.
How to Use
- Login with your Twitter information.
- Follow @unfollowr
- To change the service settings and see the digest login to http://unfollower.name/
Did you always wonder why the person quit following you all of a sudden? Well, then Qwitter might have the answer. Qwitter catches the “Twitter quitters” by sending emails when someone stops following you, while also giving you the reason or rather the tweet after which the person decided to do so. All you need to do is provide your Twitter id and email address and the mail is sent to you, informing you of all the unfollowers in the past 24 hours. The best part about the service is that it allows you to identify Twitter spammers and spam bots.
How to Use
- Navigate to http://useqwitter.com/
- Login with Twitter
- Enter your Twitter username and email address.
This unfollower monitor allows you to view your unfollower statistics. Once you sign in with Twitter information and follow @goodbyebuddy on Twitter , you have to wait for two to three days for the stats to show up. It has a great way of updating you of your unfollowers and most of the direct messages are actually quite funny. The only problem is that the current limit is restricted to only 30 unfollower profiles for the free version. If you want added features then you can upgrade to the pro version as well. There are no automatic notifications and you will have to sign in and view the statistics on the Goodbye Buddy website.
How to Use
- Navigate to http://www.goodbyebuddy.com/
- Sign in with Twitter
- Follow @goodbyebuddy on Twitter.
It not only lets you know who your unfollowers are but also allows you to unfollow them back, whitelist or blacklist users and follow back those users that follow you. It also allows you to unfollow inactive users. The best part is it supports multiple Twitter accounts, is fast and simple to use and has applications for Android devices and iPhone as well. One unique feature is that it allows the user to copy followers of other accounts as well.
How to Use
- Navigate to http://www.justunfollow.com/
- Click on “Sign in with Twitter” or “Sign in with Instagram” button
- Click on “Show Non-Followers” button.
One of the easiest tools to track Twitter unfollowers, this flash application gives you the unfollowers list in just two steps, sign in with Twitter and press the “Whack” button. It provides the unfollower list along with “bulk” actions like “Bulk Follow” or “Bulk Unfollow”
How to Use
- Login to your Twitter account
- Navigate to http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/
- Click “Whack” button.
Friend or Follow
Find out who is not following you on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr with this simple to use Twitter tool. It shows who are following you back and lets you unfollow people who are not doing so.
How to Use
- Navigate to http://friendorfollow.com/
- New users can sign in with email id and password
- Once signed in, click on the “Who Unfollowed me on Twitter” button
All the above sites provide free service with limited features. If you are seeking more features, then some of them do have the option for Pro membership. Other than these sites there are others like NutshellMail,TwUnfollow, iUnfollow, Lost a Follower, FLLWRS, and Chirpstats that let you track your Twitter quitters with ease. Certain Twitter applications likeTweetEffect helps you understand what could potentially be wrong with your tweets which could be the reason people are quitting your Twitter profile. Among these, NutshellMail provides analytics for not only Twitter but all other social media sites like Facebook, Foursquare and LinkedIn as well
While the popularity of Twitter is huge, it’s not really a great judge of a person’s popularity or success in real life. So quit shedding tears or feeling offended over the people who have just unfollowed you.