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A humble man's journey to becoming a niche authority

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by HumbleIGer, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. HumbleIGer

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    Hey all, I am posting this in hopes to gain some knowledge and second opinions during this journey. I am currently running three Instagram accounts within the Car niche. One focused on Subarus, one more focused on Stanced cars, and another just for cars in general. The first two are already fairly large and growing at a rate of 200+ followers/day and posting 2-4 times per day on both accounts. The third account is something I have ignored for a while, sitting at 216 followers and just 12 pictures on the account as of making this post.

    What I want to do is run this account fully automated on Followliker and a website called Onlypult (which is ABSOLUTELY amazing for automating and scheduling reposts if I do say so myself). I have a fairly decent grasp on how to use followliker, my settings currently for the two accounts that are growing at a nice pace are as follows:

    Follow/Unfollow:

    • Scrape user limit: 40
    • Follower to following ratio: 0.00
    • Follow Limit: 14-29
    • Daily Follow Limit: 250-400
    • Delay Follow: 50-70 seconds
    • Ignore private user is checked
    • Unfollow after 2 Days
    • Unfollow Limit: 5-10
    • Daily Unfollow Limit: 250-400
    • Delay Unfollow: 50-70 seconds
    • Don't unfollow followers is checked
    • Blacklist unfollowed users

    With these settings, I unfollow and follow users on separated days, generally running follows for 24-36 hours, and then giving it a 24 hour rest, then performing unfollows.

    Likes

    • Scrape Photo: 80
    • Like Limit: 15-25
    • Daily Like Limit: 800-1000 (changing this number every couple of days plus or minus 200 on each end)
    • Delay Like: 30-50 Seconds

    I am currently running these settings targeting slightly different tags and searches with the account I am attempting to grow. My plan is to hashout the most efficient and maximum results out of Followliker I can obtain with this account. The end goal is to dominate the niche with decal sales (similar to accounts like peasantgang and others similar as they make a full-time income off of simply decals and stickers). I will make an honest effort to update this thread daily and respond to suggestions and questions as fast as I can, but at the least I will be updating this thread every week with results and modified settings to share with you all here. Here are my stats as of 12/14/2015 on the account I am wanting to grow:
    Media Following Followers
    13 0 216
    If you have any suggestions or would like to subscribe to this journey, please feel free to do so! Any criticisms on this journey are welcomed as constructive. Expect an update tomorrow afternoon once I get home from work!
     
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  2. Ginzesz

    Ginzesz Junior Member

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    Good luck on your journey.
    Edit: nvm
     
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  3. HumbleIGer

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    I saw the pre-edit in my email lol, but I looked around for a journey section and it seems to be gone now, I thought there was a section for it too! But thanks!!
     
  4. Thenub

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    Goodluck but cars niche is pretty hard.
    Especially when there's tons of pages 100k+ for stanced cars.
     
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  5. HumbleIGer

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    Yeah that is the hard part for sure. I am going to look into purchasing shoutouts from bigger pages once I pass the 1k/2.5k mark on this page. That is probably the only way I will make it and surpass others quickly.
     
  6. richestmaninbabylon

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    Looking forward to your update, good luck!
     
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    I'm not familiar with the car niche, neither do i know how successful the strategy for monetary gain is.

    But good luck!
     
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  8. HumbleIGer

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    My family's business is printmaking, promotional products, and engraving so offering products of the like is very cheap and easy for me
     
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    Very cool!
    Good luck with your journey :)
     
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  10. HumbleIGer

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    Update #1:

    My Current stats:
    Media Following Followers
    14 345 265

    Today was a bit of a let-down as I am running the same settings on two accounts that are seeing much greater results, but then again these last 24 hours have been the only time this account has been active in the last couple of weeks, so it is to be expected I guess. The current number of likes is a bit low when compared to followers, 15 so far from today's picture. Hopefully, tomorrow's post will be slightly higher, I have it scheduled to post at 12:00 PM EST, around lunch for most people who are at work browsing on their phones during a lunch break. My next idea is to maybe revamp the logo, currently it is just a white text/tiffany blue background with a script font. Kind of boring and not really eye-catching if you ask me. If you guys have any ideas on good logos for a car-niche page please pass them along!
     
  11. HumbleIGer

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    Update #2:

    My Current Stats:
    Media Following Followers Follower Change
    16 303 306 +41
    One thing I have seen is that the time of day 100% matters. The post I made today at 12 PM EST got a lot more attention than posting the others at 9 AM. I have unfollowed today and you can noticed a definite change in how many followers I received today compared to yesterday. I think I will follow for two-three days and unfollow for 1, unfollowing all that don't follow me back and see how that works out for me.
     
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    Best of luck on your journey. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
     
  13. onelettershor

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    Good luck!

    "Onlypult" never heard of this, does it work well in your opinion?
     
  14. RegisteredGuest

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    Good luck on your further journey.

    I see you want to be super-careful with the settings.
    If you haven't done this already, check "scrape only top result" in the scrape users settings.

    with the follow actions set this low, you can't afford to follow users who aren't active anymore.
    I assume you're scraping from bigger accounts of your niche.
     
  15. HumbleIGer

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    Thank you for this tip! I always use the scrape only top result as I only want users who have recently been active.
     
  16. HumbleIGer

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    Sorry for not posting an update for a while! I have been busy with family activities and work, as well as moving back to college.

    Here are my stats as of today, with only running FL for 4 days out of the last couple of weeks:

    Followers Following
    633 832
    I have not been following or unfollowing since I hit 832, just liking and have been steadily growing by 10-15 followers per day. I am about to go on an unfollowing streak for the next 24 hours and then will start following again after that! Posts have been every other day or so, getting about 5-8 more likes per picture as time progresses. I will be back tomorrow for another update! If you have any tips, please let me know! I have also changed my settings around and it seems to be working fairly well!!

    • Like limit: 15-25 seconds
    • Daily like limit: 1000-2000
    • Delay like: 18-25 seconds.
    ​I am changing settings around minutely every day to kind of test the limits.