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A lot of Followers, but no results

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Dekanus, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Dekanus

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    Hi everybody!

    Last 5 months i was manage some Instagram accounts. Do follow/unfollow, linking photos and sharing photos 4 times per day. I get many followers, some accounts now have 17k followers.

    But problem is that, all that time i get the same amount of likes and views. Followers are very inactive. I followed people who interested in my niches, but they only active at the start. I have about 5 popular niches. Some niches got more likes, some not.

    Example: I have account with 17k followers, but photos i upload got only ~100 likes, sometimes ~200...

    Maybe this is Instagram algorithm? Or this is because that followers are from followback?

    Maybe someone have same problem, so let's discuss :)

    P.S. sorry for my English.
     
  2. dailyshoutouts

    dailyshoutouts Newbie

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    I think it will depend on your niches and your viral posts or videos. I have some niches with engagement 5% - 8% but I also some niches only 2% - 4%.
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

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    The followers you got aren't interested in your content or they're fake/bots.

    A lot of people run bots to autofollow those who follow, but they don't actually read anything from the people they autofollow.....

    Looks like this could be the case there.
     
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  4. Dekanus

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    Example: I have account with 17k followers in Fashion niche. That account follow people who follow popular fashion accounts. I uploaded viral video and in 5 hours it gets only 176 views...
     
  5. ProsperityHF

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    This.

    Double check the followers you are scraping and make sure they are active.

    (Instead of scraping users from 100k+ accounts try to find 10k - 50k users who are gaining lots of new followers)

    Niche retention is also pretty big. My lame photography accounts gets like 500 likes per pic on a 18k account while many other niches get 100 - 299 per pic
     
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    Maybe photos not bright? Must see link, cant help without it.
     
  7. Dekanus

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    This is statistics: http://prntscr.com/c39gbs
    Followback is good. But i guess two reasons. After some time users are inactive or instagram doesn't show my post to all followers...
     
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    I think quality of urs photos/videos is not good. Must see account.
     
  9. kidcrisco

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    The accounts you are following/getting followers from are probably buying them or they are bots. I'd find new accounts to interact with and, like the guy said above, find smaller accounts that seem to have lots of honest interactions going on.
     
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    To see activity try to ask question to followers, u will see active audition, is it large or not.
     
  11. Dekanus

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    I said, i upload video and it have only 193 views...


    I follow followers of account who have 1m followers and 15k-25k likes on photos.
     
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    this is what happens when you buy fake followers from fiver or so......
     
  13. bartosimpsonio

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    This is typical of bots.... That's the kind of behavior you get with bot-generated followers. It could be something else, but it does reek of automated followers.
     
  14. Dekanus

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    I bought, but only at start to look profile not new. but of 18k only 4k or 5k(i don't rememeber) are bots. But i think a lot are no more following me, because my followers number was falled.

    You think with follow/unfollow i get only bots?
     
  15. bartosimpsonio

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    No, you don't get only bots...but you get accounts that are automated from outside.

    Accounts that are run from Hootsuite, for instance, they rarely read anything the users post, they only manage their own feeds and follower stats.

    Big accounts don't use Twitter like real users do. They mostly don't read the stuff they get sent. When someone famous replies, they just choose one random guy to reply to so everyone thinks they read everything. They don't. They read one random comment and reply to it so it looks like they really care ;)
     
  16. Dekanus

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    I check accounts who is following me. A lot of them have not many followers and have posted something in last days. I can send you link of my account and what i followed :)
     
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    Follow followers of smaller accounts.. You're less likely to be following bots that way.
     
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    is there a program like tweepi for instagram?
     
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    Like others have said, it seems like they're more than likely bots.With a following that high your engagement shouldn't be anywhere near that low. Good luck!
     
  20. Dekanus

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    Thank you all for help :) i will do changes and wait for results. I will post results here

    P.S. I think i need to follow private accounts manually who is interested in my niches :D
     
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