Is There a Social Quant Alternative that Twitter Won’t Shut Down?

Is There a Social Quant Alternative that Twitter Won’t Shut Down?

With Social Quant, you connected your Twitter account to their site, picked keywords (which were likely hashtags) tweeted by people you wanted to follow, and you were done. Everything was going great for Social Quant and its users until … Social Quant Gets Squashed by Twitter On April 3, 2018, Twitter sent this email was sent to any user they believed had used Social Quant and a few of the other apps that found themselves in their crosshairs. Social Quant Alternatives Let’s take a look at how you can use a few other apps to do the work Social Quant did. Account management This tab shows me how many people don’t follow me back and gives me the option to then unfollow each of them (one-by-one) if I so choose. Everyone You Follow. I don’t have a paid plan so can’t see the analytics, but did find this screenshot from ManageFlitter’s blog: Engagement To my surprise, there is a scheduling option inside ManageFlitter called “Powerpost” that picks an “ideal” time to post. But if it was a search that mentioned my username I can follow the account, as in the example below (notice the Follow button on the right): You could set up multiple searches for different phrases and usernames, and follow anyone not following you. All Agorapulse’s plans give you access to all of its publishing and reporting features — whereas you’d have to upgrade to the Manage Flitter “Business” plan to get everything. To manage 10 Twitter profiles on Agorapulse will run you $99/mo. Other Social Quant Alternatives I’ve had a hard time finding other Social Quant alternatives that I trusted enough to test.

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Social Quant is Dead!

If you don’t believe me, go to their homepage. You’ll probably see what we did when we went there.

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The platform many of us have used for years to help grow our Twitter following is another victim of Twitter’s focus on enforcing their rules.

With Social Quant, you connected your Twitter account to their site, picked keywords (which were likely hashtags) tweeted by people you wanted to follow, and you were done. The tool would start following those lucky people.

The hope was that those that you followed would follow you back– a technique that has been proven to work over and over.

I had my personal Twitter account @scottayres connected to their site for over a year, and more than doubled my following due to their work.

Everything was going great for Social Quant and its users until …

Social Quant Gets Squashed by Twitter

On April 3, 2018, Twitter sent this email was sent to any user they believed had used Social Quant and a few of the other apps that found themselves in their crosshairs.

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Then a week or so later Twitter shut down Social Quant’s Twitter account, along with the accounts of several employees (including the founder of the company).

This caused tons of users to immediately disconnect from Social Quant due to fear of being punished themselves.

On Monday May 7, I hopped over to their site to check my account (I was still connected) and got the “winding down operations” screenshot I shared at the beginning of this post.

I reached out to their team and got this reply:

Hi Scott,

Pursuant to Social Quant’s Terms of Service, we may at any time ‘modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Company Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice.’ Accordingly, Social Quant has decided to discontinue our services permanently. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We have stopped service and billing for everyone.

Like you, I’m now looking for alternatives to do the heavy lifting, just like Social Quant did.

Social Quant Alternatives

Let’s take a look at how you can use a few other apps to do the work Social Quant did.

1. ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter has been in business since 2010 and complies with all of Twitter’s rules.

They also come highly recommended by Twitter power user Madalyn Sklar — if she trusts it, I know I can!

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Here are some of the features that the tool offers.

Account management

This tab shows me how many people don’t follow me back and gives me the option to then unfollow each of them (one-by-one) if I so choose.

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Filtering options on the left navigation bar allow you to search by these categories:

  • No Profile Image.
  • Non-English.
  • Inactive (haven’t tweeted in the last 30 days).
  • Fake (shows you what accounts you follow that they have deemed fake, not sure on what…

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