We released an update to Hummingbird that fixed a login issue with Twitter along with adjustments towards unfollowing accounts. Uninstall your current version of Hummingbird before installing this update.
We’re in the process of releasing an update to Hummingbird Redux that will fix an account login issue along with work on the unfollow engine. The update should be completed by today or tomorrow after debugging. We will beta test the program briefly prior to release. Anyone interested in beta testing, feel free to email us.
We released 188.8.131.52 today to speed up functionality along with adding a new browser setting that is located under settings. We received a handful of reports from users that are seeing a mobile browser while using Hummingbird. To correct this, go to Settings – Browser Setting. Change the browser setting to anything above Internet Explorer 9 and Hummingbird will then restart and use the standard desktop browser.
Hummingbird Redux has remained a dependable marketing tool for many businesses, entrepreneurs, and music groups for many years. Our core value is to ensure that the program remains functional to make it easier for you to connect and engage with your followers. For this reason, we decided it was time to expand.
On 5/18/15, we made the decision to expand our marketing department. This expansion will benefit Hummingbird in multiple ways.
Support: We will have dedicated support staff to assist you and address any of your concerns via email 7 days a week.
Hummingbird Program Updates: We have always provided free future updates of Hummingbird and will continue to do so.
Website Design And Functionality: In the upcoming weeks we will give our website a few cosmetic updates and change a few links around to make it easier to navigate.
We encourage every Hummingbird Redux user to reach out anytime to provide any feedback on what type of support they would like to see on our website along with any future feature requests.
One of our customers mentioned that Hummingbird Redux slowed down when following 1000 people at one time. At first I thought why would you want to follow 1000 people a day because it puts your account at great risk of suspension. Twitter does allow you to follow 1000 people a day like it used to according to their Terms of Service but on the following paragraph under support they do warn against churn. Churn is following and unfollowing people and that is the real issue. How do you follow a large number of people and not have to unfollow a large number of people a few days later because you are at your follow limit?
The first thing I wanted to do was to check on the speed. It is true that the more people you follow at one time the slower the program becomes because it is doing checks and using more memory. I wondered is this because the program or does it have to do with just the list and going through them. After testing we found that it is actually going down one list of followers that starts to slow the program down because it loads a page then goes down that page to find the people. The more pages it loads the more it has to go down through and the longer it takes. We are looking at a way to improve or eliminate this challenge in the future. The other interesting thing is that the more pages you load and the farther you go into any twitter list the worse your follow-back percentage.
The question really is how can I improve my twitter follow-back percentage and also improve the speed of Hummingbird Redux. After more experiments I found a great way to do both of these things.
Set your number of people to follow for 50-100 people at a time in you account settings. If you have accounts that get a lot of people for you to follow-back daily or you do not do your following back every day or a couple times a day set it for 100 and not 50. I have a few test accounts that will get over 50 people to follow-back everyday on twitter.
Sign in to your account and pick someone and go to their followers list to follow all. Then follow all and it should only take a couple minutes to complete the task. Then go to another twitter account to follow their followers. Go up to login and sign back in automatically to the same account. This will reset the following number so you can follow another 100 people on the twitter account you have selected. You can do this 4 or 5 times and if you combine this will doing a follow-back first then picking an account you can also track how many people you follow each day pretty accurately. So sign into your twitter account and do a follow-back first if you desire. Then go to another account and continue following people till it stops. That is your first 100 people that you followed.
From all my testing this process will provide you faster following and also improve your follow-back percentage. Remember that the biggest challenge Twitter has will following larger number of people is unfollowing them later. If we were to get everyone we follow to follow us back we would never have an issue with Twitter. The closer we get to that 100% the better for everyone.
Keep playing and experimenting yourself. If you find something that improves your success or learn something that makes a difference let me know so we can get the word out to everyone. The more we work together the better our Twitter experience will be.