Twitter Money Bot is a piece of software with a wide array of features, recently – well, within a few years – updated to version three. They bill themselves as “the Best Twitter Marketing Software Ever”, which is a bold claim, and their site can be found here.
What is Twitter Money Bot, what does it do, and is it safe to use? How can you use it to make money through Twitter? Let’s investigate.
What is Twitter Money Bot?
TMB, as I’ll abbreviate it for convenience, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a bot designed to automate numerous features and actions on Twitter. Here’s the list of features they promote:
- Auto-follow users from search results.
- Auto-follow users from txt file lists.
- Follow the followers of other people.
- Follow the following list of other people.
- Unfollow users who don’t follow you back, with whitelist functionality.
- Mass favorites and mass retweets.
- Tweet posting.
- Replies and mentions generator.
- Mass account statistics scraper.
- Account creator.
- Direct message sender.
- Informational scrapers to scrape bios, avatars, tweets, and other information.
- Multi-thread support.
- Proxy support for both public and private proxies.
- Task scheduling.
- Random task delay.
- Mass ID/Username converter.
- Captcha breaking via DeathByCaptcha.
- Unlimited account support.
- Mass bio updater/uploader, custom scrapers, and other pro features.
- SERP scraper.
- Blog comment poster.
- Article scraper.
- Keyword scraper.
- SEO analyzer.
- Keyword analyzer.
Of all of this, only the advanced scraper and basic follow/unfollow features are available on the bronze version, which is $27. For $67 you get the silver version, which has everything except the proxy tester, SERP scraper, blog comment poster, article scraper, keyword analyzer, and SEO tools. The gold-tier $97 version has everything. Additionally, there is a hidden free version found here that is limited to just following automatically.
TMB also has a few spinoff bots, including one for Instagram and one for Tumblr.
Analysis of Twitter Money Bot
There are a lot of red flags going off in my mind after reading the description and features list of this particular software, and if you’ve read this blog for a while, you probably get many of the same flags.
First, though it’s minor, I always point out whenever a Twitter app forgets that Twitter changed favorites to likes. They made that change over a year ago now, so there’s no excuse not to find-replace on your software.
Secondly, there are some very odd feature choices here. Particularly, I’m talking about the last few on the list, which all move away from Twitter and into blog marketing and SEO management features. It’s like a tiny, gimped version of ScrapeBox, bundled into a Twitter app for some reason.
I wouldn’t expect these features to be particularly advanced or all that useful in the context where you’re getting the app for Twitter. Maybe if you’re someone who built up their position on Twitter and is trying to expand into blogging, it might be useful, but even then there are better tools you can get for the amount of money you save not buying the more expensive version of TMB.
The third and largest red flag is how this is very clearly a black hat tool. I understand that sometimes you might want to run more than one Twitter account – I even wrote a post about that topic – but even in the most extreme circumstances, there’s no reason I can think of that would make a mass account creator with associated captcha breaker necessary in the slightest. I can see the value in following people from a list, but automatically following everyone who follows someone else – which can be thousands or millions of people depending on the target – is insane. The unfollow tool, as well, goes directly against Twitter’s policies about reciprocal following and follower churn, and is just as likely to get your account suspended as it is to grow it.
Then you have the rest of the features, which are supplements to help avoid being suspended. The random task delay is pretty much only useful to mimic human behavior and get around bot scans and honeypots. Proxies are made to avoid making it obvious that the guy registering “TotallyLegitAccount1” “TotallyLegitAccount2” “TotallyLegitAccount3” all the way up to 10,000 is actually 10,000 different people from all around the world. All the data scraping is just to copy legit account information for fake accounts.
Are there legitimate uses for the Twitter Money Bot? Sure, there are a few. You can use it to scrape information that you then want to analyze with your own data analysis apps. It’s good enough for harvesting basic data, though honestly if I want something to scrape data I’m going to go with ScrapeBox instead. You can technically use the auto-DM feature for some marketing purposes, though it strays very close to spam if you use it poorly and can get your accounts suspended for using it.
Automatic replies, likewise, can be useful in certain constrained situations. Using them on a customer service account with a generic “we’re sorry, we’d like to help, please message us details” message is fine. However, even the example on their site in their screenshot section is a hundred “hey can you check my link?” spam. No, dude, I’m not gonna check your stupid link do your bad website filled with spam I’m blocking via adblocks anyway.
This doesn’t even get into the web-based spam tool one-two punch of the article scraper and blog comment spam engine. As someone who runs several blogs, people who scrape, spin, and throw up stolen content are wastes of the digital space it takes to host them. There’s no excuse for it, Google isn’t fooled, it rarely works, and there’s a hard ceiling on how high your BSing can grow your site. Legitimate content can run you to the moon, but stolen content can only take you to the second floor.
No Tutorials Here
Look, I’ll be honest with you. Twitter Money Bot is a very simple program. It works, in that it does what it claims to do. Log in with a Twitter account, give it a list of accounts to follow, and it will happily follow all of them for you. Tell it to follow everyone who follows Elon Musk or Beyonce or whoever, and it will do that too, albeit slowly due to the volume. Tell it to scrape articles and it will give you a heap of data.
What Twitter Money Bot doesn’t do, however, is make you money. Despite having money in the name, none of its features are directly related to revenue. Unless you’re selling engagement from your botnet of fake accounts on Fiverr for pennies on the hour, it’s not doing anything to directly make you money.
The problem with TMB and other black hat apps like it is that they aren’t good for long-term growth. You can set up 10,000 Twitter accounts and get all of them a bunch of follow-backs from what are probably other fake accounts run by other people doing the same thing. Those accounts don’t do much of anything for you. You can spam a link or hashtag through them, but Twitter is smart enough to recognize the obvious attempt at generating a fake trend or some other exploitative behavior, and they’ll filter the messages from their search results. It’s the same way that blog comment spam has been a black hat technique for years, and almost all blog comment sections run nofollow links specifically to combat it, along with anti-spam filtering. Sure, you can spam 10,000 blogs, but only 5-10 of them will have links that are even followed, and those won’t be worth much of anything.
Black hat techniques are nonsensical to me. Starting a site, a profile, or something of the sort with them has two possible outcomes; either a long slow languishing with poor search rankings and terrible engagement, or a brief spike of activity that is then quickly slapped down when it’s discovered to be unnatural.
Meanwhile, white hat sites start off small, and build upon themselves over time. It’s like an avalanche; a single snowball at the top of a mountain might not be much, but by the time it builds and come crashing down, it’s devastating. All the good sites started off small at one time, after all.
Black hat techniques have the allure of “get rich quick” schemes. They promise immediate returns, but say nothing of sustained gains. Think about it this way; I say I will give you $500 now, or I will give you $1 this week, then $2 the next, then $3 the next, and so on for a year. If you take the $500, sure, you have $500 for nothing. However, you come back next week, and there’s nothing for you. Unless you do something smart with that $500, you’re getting nothing more. Meanwhile the guy who takes the dollar comes back each week for a year and winds up with nearly $1400 by the end of the year.
The secret lies in value. I could use a few apps to create a Twitter account with 1,000,000 followers, every one of them fake. I can then tweet out to my audience of a million people, but who cares? Those fake accounts don’t do anything and the tweet gets no engagement, no retweets, no likes, no embeds. It sure does look suspicious when a million people do nothing, but it’s worse than that. What good does that account do you? What can you do with it? Does it make you money? It has no power. It doesn’t turn into profits. It can’t be sold for any value, because the value real marketers look for is in the engagement, the audience. A fake audience, built up on lies and deception, brings no benefit to anyone.
People who fall into the trap of using apps like TMB end up focused so much on the basic metrics that they don’t recognize why other people look for those metrics. People want a lot of followers on Twitter, but it’s not just so they can look at a huge list of names and feel good about themselves. It’s so that they can advertise to those people and get them to buy products.
I guess what I’m getting at is that if you already know what you’re doing with exploitative techniques and black hat practices, you already know whether or not you want TMB. It will do what you want it to do, but if you use it poorly you’ll see increased attrition across your fake accounts, with more of them being found and suspended, and more links being filtered from Twitter search due to spam. If you don’t know what any of this means, the tool is too advanced for you to use and you should investigate legitimate methods of Twitter growth first.
As for an actual tutorial for the program, I don’t think you really need one if you’re planning to use it. All of the features are very self-explanatory. Click a button for a task you want to do, fill in a few boxes, and let it run. It’s not exactly complicated. If you can read English and have a basic grasp of what words mean, you’re probably capable of getting it.
So should you get Twitter Money Bot? I really doubt it. There’s no real legitimate Twitter growth to be had. Any of the decent features, like contextual auto-responses, multiple account management, follower management, and so forth can be found in much better dashboards and programs designed for marketers rather than spammers. If you’re the kind of person who wants to use it, you already know and you’re going to use it with or without my recommendation, so feel free. I’ll just be over here growing legitimate, valuable accounts the organic way.