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Are fake likes worth it?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Ralf, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Ralf

    Ralf Newbie

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    So we may all know that there are apps that can give likes.. some consider them "fake likes". I was curious if they would help get more exposure or if they are just a waste of time. For some reason my recent posts are getting better but yet get less likes. Could it be the time that I upload the images or is it the new way Instagram feeds function.
     
  2. Melonduck

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    Fake followers/like aren't worth it at all in my opinion. You're only fooling yourself and ruining your engagement.
     
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    depends on if you're doing it to get top on the tags you are using?
    if you are then I would do it once you post it but don't do it to your account if it has a decent following as I've tested this out and after a long period of time it does and will kill your engagement
    I did it to my accounts when I first made them to get it off the ground and to reach top tags it got me some followers but not many so I would just stick to what your doing and work hard at it.
    one of your posts might just go viral you never know? not to say don't use it but just a thought.
    hope this helped.
     
  4. qazer101

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    Starting an account at 10k fake followers will reach 11k much faster than a 0 follower account would reach 1k followers.
     
  5. alxmax

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    This have recently been discussed, please use the search function before posting trivial questions.

    It would help you get to the top of hashtags, but that is essentially not bringing you anything, so no, it is not worth it.

    We are talking about likes on photos and not followers, please read the OP carefully before posting a non-sense answer.
     
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    Depends on how you use them. I have used fake likes on some posts of mine on an account that had a small following. Each of my posts would get about 5 to 15 likes normally and I boosted a new post with 50 likes to make it look more popular. Needless to say, that post got shared a bit and I ended up getting over an additional 30 likes than average from real users.

    So, yes, it can be beneficial. If you get a reasonable amount in relation to your average number then it will look natural and could work in your favor.
     
  7. alxmax

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    Getting an additional 30! Likes is worth it? That sounds really desperate. You are fooling yourself here.
     
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    not much, it may be worth when you are starting a page that needs some boosting so the likes can come natural
     
  9. LaNet

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    What about powerlikes? If I will buy 2-3k powerlikes my post will be on explore page and I will get a lot of real followers.
     
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    It works, but you need natural likes.. the fake ones I never really have seen any impact from.
     
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    I did, and I was letting him know, if he didn't already, of that concept. I'm sure the concept would apply to likes on photos as well - more social proof = more chance they'll like, in my experience at least.
     
  12. alxmax

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    No, it doesnt apply to likes. People doesnt like it because a ton of others liked it.

    So you mean, it doesnt work.

    Powerlikes is a new buzz word in the IG game. How will you ever be able to get 2k accounts with a ton of followers and engagement to like your photo, and only your photo, not to say it should be within the first 10-15 minutes? I cant see how you would even be able to do that with 20 accounts.

    It will only help you to get on top of hashtags, and the only likes and comments coming from that are botted accounts, you can easily try this yourself by uploading a photo and putting an irrelevant hashtag(s) and youll see you are getting some likes and maybe comments from accounts that a obviously botted and their comments are usually only an emoji or "nice photo".
     
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    I don't really suggest doing that.
    You can buy shoutout rather than buying fake likes.
     
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    fake likes = less engagement = less exposure for your next post in this page (according facebook algorithm) so it can look that it cost low but in end it cost you more.

    I enjoy to see this test
    https://adespresso.com/academy/blog/buy-facebook-likes/

    But if you want branding, that only people that visit your page will see you have 1000s likes - so sometimes it can worth
     
  15. VapeMonkey

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    You can't get and need that amount of powerlikes, its just "impossible". I consider a powerlike a like from an acount with at least 50k followers and even that is trivial.

    I get about 90-130 powerlikes, totalling roughly 5-6 million followers and thats enough.
     
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    To a certain degree, yes, they can help. By jump-starting an Instagram account with a drip-feed of fake followers, you can create social proof and create a sort of bandwagon. You'll want to then post engaging content that encourages virality, and ideally with your account name in the content itself.

    Once you get the snowball rolling, however, fake followers and likes will only be detrimental.
     
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    I know a person (on BHW) that is selling 3k powerlikes for 3$, I'm going to buy it when I reach 30k followers, to be more realistic. So you are telling me that there is no reason and purpose of buying powerlikes, instead I should grow my followers/likes with just unfollow/follow method and do not buy fake likes or followers.
     
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    I guarantee you those 3k likes are no powerlikes. Don't get fooled. Typically BHW to fuck definitions up, everything with 500 followers is already a "powerlike" here lol.

    Buying that kind of fake stuff at 30K is even more stupid, way the go to get your account flagged.

    One REAL powerlike from a 1M+ account costs tens of dollars and you think you are good with 3k likes for 3 dollar? Use your common sense.
     
  19. LaNet

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    Yeah, I know, all of them won't be powerlikes. So I will need about 200k+ followers (which I will get only with follow/unfollow method and SFS) to get in explore page without buying fake likes.
     
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    Fake likes will not really help and will bring your engagement down. So forget about fake likes, they are pointless at best and detrimental at worst.