Facebook is the largest social media site and its admin is slow to respond to a lot of queries whether it is about the suspension of a fake account or suspension of a spam app. Twiends.com and Twimates.com are two websites that claim that they help in expanding and growing your social media network. I have always disagreed with their claim as the people who follow you on Twitter or “Like” your Facebook page through these websites know nothing about you and are not interested in your product or service at all.
I did an experiment and used their service for my “Test” Twitter account and Facebook page. I saw a considerable increase in my Twitter followers and Facebook fans but within days the numbers started to decline. These websites give free “Seeds” or “Grains” when you follow someone or visit a website or like a facebook page but that’s all why people follow you on Twitter or Like your Facebook page. When they have got their “Seeds” or”Grains,” they “unfollow” you on Twitter and “Unlike” your facebook page.
Twiends used to provide free website visitors in the beginning but Google had problems with it and Twiends had to suspend their website service and let other 3 services (Twitter, Facebook and Youtube) continue. Twimates, however, is still providing free website visitors and these visitors do nothing accept improving your Alexa ranking and increasing your bounce rate.
The bottom line is that there is no use of using these websites. I know that people like it when they have a lot of twitter followers and a lot of Facebook fans and it gives a sort of boost to their ego but they need to understand that those followers and fans are not targeted and give no benefit to them. They are not interested in your product or service and they know nothing about you. I will be satisfied with 100 genuine Twitter followers and 50 targeted Facebook fans rather than thousands of untargeted people in my social network. Facebook did well to suspend these services and I hope these do not return any time soon.