Recently, I have been monitoring many Twitter accounts from high profile celebrities, politicians, to accounts with 3 figure followers, most of them lost huge number of followers. Personally, I lost almost 10% of my followers too (1,500 followers). I wonder how many followers those with hundreds of thousands of followers might have lost. Averagely, it looks like most of Twitter accounts lost an average of 5-15% of their followers.
It is due to recent spammers removal process done by Twitter. If you notice there are many twitter accounts with zero post or auto pilot posts with “U Follow I Follow” method. This account is just made to spam with tons of advertising or affiliate links tweets. No real person behind this account as it is made automated. It is good that Twitter finally takes some time to take action against these type of accounts.
I’m also tired with some of the accounts that follows to get followers. Then, unfollow us back once we followed them. Luckily, I got Tweetlater and FollowerMonitor to help identify this accounts and unfollow them automatically. If you are serious about “U Follow I Follow” method, I suggest you to use the above services. Trust me, it can help to reduce by doing it automatically. Plus, you can identify and block this account from repeating the same thing again.