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"Bleeding" followers every day

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by newphonewhodis, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. newphonewhodis

    newphonewhodis Newbie

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    Hi guys, long time lurker here, finally decided to make an account. Been manually running a photography niche account for around 10 months, ~16k followers. Used follow/unfollow for the first 10k, been liking only for the rest.

    My question is this: is it normal to lose followers every day? I've been losing double digit followers everyday for around half a year now. Used to think it was because I was following/unfollowing, but I've stopped that for a few months now and I'm still "bleeding" followers everyday. Any thoughts or insights?
     
  2. chad2320

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    Is your total number going down? Or are you gaining more than your losing.

    My accounts lose dozens of followers a day, due to bots unfollowing, people unfollowing since I unfollowed them. But it doesn't matter since I gain way more than I lose. Plus those people/bots most likely wouldn't engage anyways.

    If your total is going down you either aren't targeting the right people, you aren't posting enough, or your content isn't good enough.
     
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  3. newphonewhodis

    newphonewhodis Newbie

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    Total number is still going up, but I get days where growth is marginal. I'm confident it's not a niche targeting problem or content problem because the engagement is still quite good.

    Was just wondering if there was some algorithm change or if I got somehow penalized for follow/unfollowing too much. Before I hit 10k I was losing single digit followers but now it's gone up to around 30-50 a day.
     
  4. sbongebob

    sbongebob Newbie

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    how many post a week?
     
  5. redarrow

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    What bot you with?
     
  6. newphonewhodis

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    All manual, 2-3 posts a day.
     
  7. angreee

    angreee Regular Member

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    Now you have more followers, so it's normal to lose more followers also.
    I have some accounts losing near 100 followers per day, but as long as the balance is positive, I don't care much about it