I've got a little photography hobby. I used to post it all on my personal account, but I have many professional connections on there so I decided to make a separate account. I actually had an account from 3-4 years ago I barely used. Had a few shots on there, so I fired it back up and started posting my work. Usually 2-3 posts a day. I was getting 30-40 likes per photo using just hashtags. Started following people in my niche and slooowly getting a couple followers here and there. I decided to give Instagress a shot. I set it up to like / comment / follow people that use similar hashtags to the ones I use. Mostly moderately popular tags ranging from 200k posts up to 8+ million. Id say that on average most of my tags have around 900k posts. Because my tags are pretty specific it was easy to find comments that would apply to almost any photo. MANY of the people directly respond to my comments so I hope that gives some authenticity to my account. I have been using instagress now for 6 days. I started off using the slow setting intermittently, and then moved to the medium setting, still only running for 8-10 hours per day. Recently I decided just to say "fuck it" and run it on fast speed 24 hours a day, only disabling it temporarily for 10 mins when I do a new post. So far i've got: 1000 followed. 86 followers. Average likes per image is around 80. Seems like roughly half of the likes I get come from people who received a like, comment or follow from me via instagress. Surprisingly, a popular magazine / blog in my area with over 100k followers reposted an aerial shot I had taken of a certain spot in my hometown. They gave me a direct shoutout and their photo received over 2500 likes! I noticed this within minutes of them posting and shut off instagress immediately. Surprisingly, I only got a couple followers out of this. I was a little disappointed. Anyway, I guess my point is I just wanted to ask a few questions from people who have botted an account that did not have any sales or marketing material. Have you had your accounts banned for using bots? How many followers/likes do you get per day? What settings do you use on instagress, or another bot to achieve your results?