Ask me anything to do with Instagram. (non bot related)

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  1. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Elite Member

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    Where do you find engagement groups?
    Where do you apply to be an influencer and work with brands?
    How to get viral, exactly?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. F Massa

    F Massa Newbie

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    I have a reasonably big account (400k+ organic) and only seem to hit the explore page with videos. Videos are almost always getting around 150k impressions from the explore page, whereas my best-performing pictures only get around 5k. Any ideas?
     
  3. Kelvinyung

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    have you used dm groups to grow your accounts?

    any idea on how to join dm groups with 0k account?
    do u automate dm groups or you go manualy?
     
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    Can I use 1 number (sim card) for 5 accs?
     
  5. Jacobcduckworth

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    I created my own DM groups then i networked with the people in them.

    Why?

    Because once i was able to become friends with them i slowly gained their trust.

    Which meant they invited me to new engagement groups.

    If you do this you'll be golden. (warning it does take some work).

    Fuel gram and telegram they all use dud accounts as the liker and the good accounts as the receiver.

    If you've got the money they do sorta work but they are mostly just a number to inflate your ego.

    Because if you've never got 1k likes it's pretty cool seeing it on one of your posts.

    Getting shadow banned is very easy...

    You should stop following and unfollow and build engagement groups.

    The way engagement groups work is the accounts in that group.

    As soon as you post should like your post when this happens it will go to their followers explore pages.

    If the post is viral and you get a ton of likes and comments it's like a spiral effect it just keeps going to more and more explore pages. The only way you may get shadow banned is if it's a offensive post and it gets reported a ton... other than that you won't if you are using engagement groups.

    And for the hashtags it's very hard but pick 5 big hashtags 1,000,000+ posts, 5 1,000,000 posts, 10 500,000 and 5 250,000 this is so you can rank on some and if you do get a viral post it will go to the big ones as well.

    When you start a new account you can use the same username just change the your previous accounts name a second before you do it so it won't be stolen...

    Yes you should follow people who are in your niche and comment and like their pics this is how Instagram sees what your niche really is.

    But don't unfollow them unless you need to.

    I meant going to huge accounts in your niche this is if you have the money and messaging them first if they'll join your DM group if not ask them how much they charge to like your posts...

    These are accounts with like 500k to 1m plus for the best boost of growth possible engagement is a must tho so check if everything is legit.

    If they like your posts and their followers are bots or dead inactive accounts you'll be wasting your money.

    First you'll want to follow like and comment on peoples accounts who are in your niche.

    When you do this Instagram will slowly change your explore page to those posts.

    Because they know if you like that content and they show you similar content that you'll more than likely like again.

    You see Instagram whole game is trying to get you to stay on the platform for as long as possible.

    Why?

    Because Facebook is getting less and less people staying on their platform which means they can't make money showing people ads if nobody is on the damn platform. That's where Instagram comes in they have perfected this with 500 million daily active users and 1 billion monthly active users.

    So you'll either scroll through your explore page and find people in your niche or you can search hashtags and go looking for them in there once you find them DM them about joining your engagement group give value tho.

    So since you now know that the explore page is where all the exposure is.

    You want to get on that to go viral.

    When people from the engagement group like your posts it will go to their followers explore pages and if it's a viral post it will get clicks likes and comments and it will start a spiral effect and start going everywhere like a bad rash.

    This is how you go viral.

    When this happens you'll get tons of companies messaging you especially if you're a personal page not a themed page.

    You can also apply on website to become a ambassador and work with the company...

    For a while the algorithm was favouring videos more.

    But it could also be that your photos are a lot more viral than your photos you are posting.

    Remember you can only go viral if your followers, people searching hashtags and engagement groups like your posts.

    If you don't get a lot of likes in a short amount of time it's very hard to get it to go viral.

    Try writing more engaging captions or posts a story post of "new post".

    Yes i use DM groups all the time.

    I manually do them yes they are time consuming but i don't want to be banned by zuck lol.

    And start building your account up a little then DM people in your niche and give value.

    Get them into a engagement group and you'll start to grow rapidly.

    Remember it's not very easy if you haven't learnt the ropes.

    When i first started it took me a month to get to 1k followers and i worked my ass off for it.

    The next month i grew 10k it just takes time...

    P.S

    Good luck!

    Yes you can but if they're big accounts i'd suggest getting 5 different sims as you want as much safety as possible...
     
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  6. Jacobcduckworth

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    I created ones and would bring them in.

    The only way to have huge growth is if you have huge accounts in your niche like your posts.

    The telegram groups and fuelgram are trash.

    Because everyone uses their dud account to like and good account to receive.

    Engagement groups can't get you banned.

    If people report your post when it goes viral that can get you banned.

    Hashtags are a hard one you should posts similar hashtags to your photo for now.

    Do small hashtags some big some huge.

    You can have the same name on your new account just a second before hand on your old account change the account name so no one can steal it.

    "i'd suggest paying for power likes go to huge accounts in your niche and pay them to like your posts"...does that mean research and find them and then DM them and ask what they charge/may I pay you to power like my photos?

    That is correct.

    For awhile the algorithm was favouring videos.

    But it could be your posting more viral content with your videos.

    Definitely try using more engaging captions.

    Yes and i grew 10k my first month using them.

    They are the key to growth.

    And grow a little than give value and message big accounts to join your group.
     
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  7. Daddykins

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    Can you please make all your replies using the multi-quote tool instead of having a new post for each quote?
     
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    do you grow accounts or do instagram consultation? Would be very interested if you do so :)
     
  9. zencowboy007

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    Very good new! Thanks Jacob!! I've been researching adding the 2nd account.
    Change my Current username then Immediately go to IG app settings/Add Account and Input what my Username just was and hope it is available already in their system. If so, then email activate it/add bio/profile pic, etc.

    Question then is, I then would make old account back to personal and new to business. Delete most posts/pics off of old one and start posting 1 a day on new account with of course researching and following/liking/commenting in my niche.
    Then eventually DM'ing top folks in my niche and offer to pay them to like some posts (will be my best of best original photos I'll wait to use then). AND get into or start some in my niche Engagement groups.

    If the above is correct...and will wait to make sure before doing the name change, You Jacob have given me hope!!
     
  10. marian.ivanovv

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    Amazing thread! I also grow my accounts manually I hate the bots. I can see you know a lot about IG, I'm not a newbie too haha.

    I know on IG you can see when your followers are mostly online so when you post you have a highter chance to make your post viral ( if it's a good post ) but I don't think it's very accurate. How you know when your followers are mostly online? Do you use some tool or just you know when your followers are mostly online?
     
  11. Davenos

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    Hey there I have a 13k account which was founded last June last Year. We have a constant growth about 30 followers a Day via automation.
    We really try to focus on community building and establishing a real brand. Right now people really start to engage with us, even in real life (our niche is quite specific).
    We are in different small Dm groups which a located in our niche. In the last couple of weeks our likes droped down 30%... than went up 40% and now they are dropping down again. I talked with a lot of people about it and some of them experience the same...
    Our content is 100% own produced and not super viral. The Problem I see right now is the following: We get more and more people to follow us and engage with us but our likes stay at around 500-900 per Post.
    I am not sure how I can get a constant growth of likes and or engagement. Do you got any Tipps?
     
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    how you using hash tags for IG - any idea I can get it from somewhere easily
     
  13. mysteriomr

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    Hey Jacob, appreciate your insight and experience here. My acct is about 1.5 yrs old. I was off IG for few months and back at it. Planning to post regularly 3-4x week. I have 5k followers but 1k real followers probably. A few questions below.

    1. Do you recommend always usinig the full 25 hashtags allowed when making a post? Im assuming it will be dumb not to since I see some people only put a few hashtags.
    2. Hashtags (is it better to aim for 50k-500k hashtag range?) or ones that have 1 mil +? Im afraid if i use hashtags that have 1+million, my post won't show up in that hashtag category because millions of people already posting same time as me and it won't show up within those few secs-mins.
    3. a)If I plan to approach a bigger IG acct and see if they will like my post. Whats the best way to approach when I send a DM to them asking if they can like my post (Do I say something like...I have proposition for you to make some money...)?
    b)If they agree I guess the best safe way is to pay through paypal and make partial payment (upfront and then final payment at the end)?
    b)Whats the general cost (Also, say legitimately they have 100k real followers for example) for them to like one of my post?
    c)Also, how about a comment (what would be a general cost)?

    Again appreciate your valuable insight and experience. Cheers.
     
  14. Anup Agarwal

    Anup Agarwal Newbie

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    Hello Jacob
    I'm shadowbanned (not completely, my post shows up in recent posts but not in top posts). Is there any fix?
     
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    I am trying to do cpa with instagram

    I made one page , I promoted and got 1 lead
    but no leader even after keep on promoting.

    I need your guidence.

    thank you
     
  16. Jacobcduckworth

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    I teach people how to grow their accounts and make money with it... but i can't plug my fb group.

    Yes that sounds about right follow people in your niche but don't unfollow them, you are only following them so that instagram will show you accounts related to your niche so it's easier for you to network and get picture ideas.

    The second thing you need to do is get into as many DM groups as possible.

    And post quality content that can go viral.

    I found that the stats are fairly right but i try and get it so i post when my followers and engagement groups are most active.

    Because when you post if you get a shit load of likes and follows in the first 20 minutes your post will usually blow up if it's a viral one.

    You mentioned you have done automation.

    You see Instagram is a bot constantly learning and each day it gets smarter and smarter...

    And sadly for a lot of people Instagram has designed the bot to kill any account that uses bots (follow unfollow) posting automation etc.

    So as the bot gets smarter and smarter it starts to realise who is using automation and who isn't.

    When this happens Instagram will ban your account but they don't tell you that you're banned instead they try and push you into the shadows where no one will ever see your posts.

    You'll be hidden from everyone even your followers and this is known as the shadow ban.

    A LOT of social media platforms do this otherwise you'd have all the black hatters driving everybody off the platforms and no one makes money...

    I do a manual process which is looking up a hashtags looking at the likes and comments and seeing if i can rank on them...

    1. Yes 25 is a good.

    2. Go for 5 100k hashtags, 10 500k hashtags, 5 1million hashtags, 5 1million+ hashtags this is so you can rank on smaller ones and if your post goes viral you'll rank on the huge ones. Never do 50k as thats too small.

    3. First see if they will join your DM group if they don't then ask if they have a power liking service.

    You can write a contract out online. You can also ask for testimonials and what accounts they own. Pay pal is good send as goods and services.

    When it comes to the cost of the likes and comments i can't answer that you depends on engagement and if they have a network or not and if you are good at sales and negotiate down...

    Lay low under the radar post 3 times a day with no hashtags and use engagement groups.

    Should be fixed in a couple weeks.

    Also create engaging captions to try and get your followers to boost your post from liking and commenting.

    Instagram hates CPA so you're fighting a losing battle i'm sorry i had to tell you that.

    Too many people believe blackhatting is the only way to make money.

    I suggest you create a new page build a tribe of followers who know you like you and trust you.

    So when you direct them to your link in bio selling them they will buy your product.

    Of course you need a good product and good sales copy.
     
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  17. Evan Des

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    Oh hey man,
    So I'm a comedian and have had my Instagram account since JUNE 20, 2011 and through mild botting and just liking pictures myself, my account is now garbage. I have 9k followers (i am using an app to get rid of all the fake followers) but my engagement is garbage. I post great pictures but my likes hover around 100.... its obscenely frustrating
    is there value in just starting a new account or keeping my 7 year old baby
    i haven't botted in over a year

    thank you
     
  18. Anup Agarwal

    Anup Agarwal Newbie

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    So i got 30K followers in celebrity niche (not babes) i am looking for monetizing methods as i assume u r not supporting blackhat methods so how can i monetize?
    Thanks :)
     
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    Thanks Jacob! That is on my list to figure out DM groups!! I just got some high end photographers to follow me (they just saw my last halloween themed photo and liked it and started following. Looking forward to your answer on Evan Des above too! Been searching for quality photographers I admire and following them.
     
  20. ciconified

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    very nice thread, thanks man. Do you know any outdoor related telegram/dm groups or where to find them? google wont help me.

    is there anything im missing or is creating one by myself the best option?