Monday, March 06, 2017

Twitter and Triberr Troubles

I've been using Triberr to promote my blog posts, but I may not be doing so for much longer. It seems like using Triberr causes problems for my Twitter account.

Normally, one of my morning "digital chores" is to log onto Triberr and either tweet a bunch of blog post links or add them to my queue. I think the fact that I do so many at once must make my account look suspicious. My Twitter account has been locked about three times now in the last couple of months. There must have been a recent policy change to limit how many tweets you can send in a short period of time. It's possible my account looks strange because I seldom use it for anything other than posting other people's posts. I guess I have too much to do in my real life to spend a lot of time composing my own tweets.

For now, I'm going to continue using Triberr, but I'll only tweet a couple of links at a time. This will mean having to log on more frequently to clear the queue, and I don't know how I'll be able to manage that, especially during the week. I suppose I should create a tweet of my own now than then too, just to prove I'm a real person.

Do you use either of these services? If so, do you like them, or do you feel they're more trouble than they're worth?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm a member of three Triberr tribes but I've never had any issues. And I do log in just once a day to check and approve. If you need to do more Tweets of your own, just a couple a week will do it since that's all I do. Sometimes just the one I pin for the week.

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks, Alex! Maybe I should just try tweeting my own personal stuff more often.

LM Preston YA Author said...

I like using hootsuite for my twitter posting planning. Haven't used this one though.

Maria Zannini said...

I don't, but man, that's scary to be locked out. You'd think they would've sent out a notice about any policy changes or at least give you a head's up if you were posting too many tweets.

I'll be interested to see what you end up doing.

Juli D. Revezzo said...

I've been a Triberr user for a couple years now, and I have had nothing but trouble with them--including, like you, Sandra, being locked out of my twitter account for sharing too much. (I could rant on about them but I'll spare you. ;)) I'm currently only in one tribe and that's for personal reasons. Honestly, even when I was in more than one tribe (up to ten, at one point), I see/saw no bump in my blog hits from Triberr at all. So I personally don't think it's worth the worry or trouble it takes. At least for me.

Sandra Almazan said...

LM, I have used Hootsuite, but I haven't done so for a while. It might be time to look into that again.

Maria, if I do decide to leave Triberr, I'll blog about that.

Juli, it's good to know I'm not the only one experiencing this problem!

Mike DeVincent said...

I am curious to learn if you set a delay between posts on Triberr? (I set mine for about 4 hours).

Thank you, and I wish you the utmost best.




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