Just reached 100k on 1st Nov. and wouldn't have done it without engagement groups. Pretty sure I'm just scratching the surface still but I wanted to share some tips so people don't join engagement groups blindly, especially if you're charged entry fees. 1. Post your photo/video around 5 mins before a round if you want to hit Explore. Joining a round with your days old post won't do much except increase your likes. Sounds basic, but I've seen so many people do this. 2. Don't leech. No one cares how many emergencies you had or your like-bot screwed up. Don't feign ignorance why you got kicked lol. I've seen leechers get through but sooner or later you're gonna get caught. 3. Join as many as you can. Some engagement groups die even before anything got going. 4. Learn to adapt/change your content if you're getting nowhere. Maybe your posts sucks and don't expect engagement groups to magically change that fact. 5. No one really posted any numbers about engagement groups, so you can check my blog post below and why botting probably won't get you the same figures unless you're huge. http://www.igwiki.com/use-instagram-engagement-groups/ Hope it helps and thanks for reading.