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47,670 Instagram Followers in One Month

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by IGKing, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. IGKing

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    So, I found this account on Instagram about a month ago while I was on my personal account, and I thought I'd share my notes with you on why this account is so successful. This account is relatively young. It's been picking up the pace the past couple months, and it's just surpassed over 100,000 followers. As far as I can tell, there's no reason to think any of the followers, likes, or comments are fake. If you can prove to me that they're fake, I'm open to listen!

    It will easily surpass a million followers in 6 months. Check back to this thread on June 6th, 2017 and tell me I was right.

    The account:

    https://www.instagram.com/kalesalad/

    Date: 1/6/2017
    Follower count: 122,320

    MY NOTES:

    1. Doesn't use hashtags
    2. Doesn't use follow/unfollow
    3. Posts great content that usually gets picked up by 1m+ accounts a couple days later
    4. All posts are taken from Twitter
    5. All have the same theme/style
    6. Hasn't made any attempt to advertise
    7. Deletes lower-performing content to keep engagement rates high
    8. Posts about 3-4 times per day
    9. Has an amazing engagement rate. Plenty of posts get close to 50%, and one has gotten close to 60%.
    10. Changes the caption to something promotional after posting. Sometimes it's a couple hours, but normally it's a couple days. Usually changes it to this:
    "I follow @kalesalad and u should too" - Kendall Jenner and Jesus"

    So, what's the key takeaway from this account?

    Posting great content leads to natural growth. Bad accounts don't go viral.

    Some socialblade stats:

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    My favorite post (for giggles):

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    I love how determined he looks. :D

    Okay, that's all for now.

    Thanks for reading,

    IGKing
     
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  2. kittykut

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    Its because they used my method to warm up their account
     
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  3. mynameisfrankenstein

    mynameisfrankenstein Regular Member

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    What a great idea. Just steal popular twitter content.
     
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  4. IGKing

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    You know, I think that's the reason. :p

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    Seems to work. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. CenTex Hosting

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    congrats. Might have to try we have like 60 LOL :(
     
  6. IGKing

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    It's never too late to try!
     
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    What do you mean by warming up and what methods?
     
  8. IGKing

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    This.

     
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  9. instagramheart

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    I did this. I hope by tomorrow I will grow 1000 followers more! Thank you.
     
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  10. assgoicam

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    Also do this method. I Hope its working, lol
     
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  11. Cherry

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    I guess my only mistake was I didn't warm up my accounts the way @kittykut did! Would have gained a lot more followers had I did! :D
     
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  12. bobsh

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    yeah i tried this method, you can get 2k/sec followers :))
     
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  13. abbasali

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    Nice stats! did you start following/liking pictures after your first initial IG post, or you just uploaded the pictures and left them be.
     
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    Great post, can you elaborate on what they are changing the caption from before the promotional shutout?

    Are they initially saying junk like: 'Tag a turkey who would love this post....'
     
  16. Jansson

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    Escuse me for a newb question but why would you delete photos to have greater overall engagement? In what way does your overall engagement add something to your account? Do you come up more often in suggestions or when people search for hashtags?
     
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    I call buillshit, this thread is nothing more then plain old bragging and sig flashing hoping you buy his shitty IG ebook, OP is in about every IG thread flashing his sig, gets really annoying, it's about the time the mods did something about that.....



    Proves you know nothing about IG and how to cash in ...
     
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  18. IGKing

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    In which way am I promoting my eBook? You're the only one that's mentioned my eBook in here. And by the way, most people seem to like my eBook. :)

    It's kind of sad you're getting mad at someone who is supplying free content that's helpful. I think this is the second time you've gotten mad at me for providing quality content. Grow up.

    And yes, bad accounts can't go viral, and good content leads to natural growth. If you can find one instance where that's not true, then please post it.

    Thanks :)

    Lower engagement content usually means poorer content. By maintaining higher quality content and getting rid of the content that doesn't do well, it will make the account look better - which will increase followers. People like following attractive accounts, and accounts that are doing well.
     
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    thanks for sharing bro...
     
  20. NoHypeNeeded

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    Interesting that the account doesn't use hashtags.. very interesting case here. Gonna have to check out more info on growing an Instagram account.