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bought shoutouts from a 2mil and 500k accounts

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by debece, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. debece

    debece Registered Member

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    brought 0 follows, 0 likes, it's unbelievable, but their post have thousands of likes and a dozen of comments

    how can I even know the guy it's botting or having fake stuff on his account, social blade showed good engagement and normal behavior, it's just weird to me, wasted 150$, bleah, and was about to pay extra 200$ for the 3 post bonus.... dumb me... believing the follow base and engagement rates
     
  2. SEO1337

    SEO1337 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I check social lade stats, I go through the followers list and I check the comments. Really important sometimes, some people bot their likes and followers but their comments to likes and followers ratio is pure shit.
     
  3. moony75

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    I've seen from your posts that we are in the same niche, can you please send a PM with the respective pages so I don't do the same mistake??or post here??
     
  4. debece

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    Now when I check the comments I see same people commenting similar stuff.. I guess I was too greedy and got excited when I saw 2mil+ followers

    I'll send a PM even though the asshole deserves to be made public.
     
  5. Revircs

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    Would you mind sharing the accounts that scammed you?
     
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    Yeah... Name and Shame him now!
     
  7. NewbieIM

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    that's so messed up
     
  8. Indigo Junior

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    That's tough, probably best not to do business with that seller again.
     
  9. wwa2b

    wwa2b Regular Member

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    ... do you really think so?

    Seriously though @SEO1337 what do you look for in the followers list? Accounts with very few posts and shitty bios?
    For example, what would you think of a page like this one? (trying to understand how to analyze)
    https://www.instagram.com/wedding_bridetobride/
     
  10. debece

    debece Registered Member

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    fashion.selection and fashion_cosmopolitan

    honestly so far it looks OK, just the comment rate I find it low for 1mil followers, but the comments seem legit and the like ratio it's ok, to me its 50-50
     
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  11. wwa2b

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    I don't see any difference with your pages
    Especially the 2nd one has lots of comments (1st has a terrible comment to follower ratio)
    I don't see how you could've seen it was BS.

    I only see 1 difference (I hope I'm not give a new trick to botters and spammers..). The comments on the pages I'm interested in often tag another user, whereas the ones on those pages never do.
     
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  12. debece

    debece Registered Member

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    yeah, that's exactly how I found they are BS. Most comments are made by same accounts and just simple generic words "Wow" "Nice" "Cute" "A" "W" "E" "S" "O" "M" "E"(to increase the comment ratio)

    also, those pages use a different technique to increase "engagement" they put simple questions in captions that can easily be answered with "yes or no" or a number, such as https://www.instagram.com/p/BbXUwjQl3bL/?taken-by=fashion_cosmopolitan - which makes botting a lot easier
     
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  13. kpetar

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    $150 for page with 2M followers? Sorry, to good to be true.

    Usually, shootout on 2M page is about $400.
     
  14. wwa2b

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    If the whole shoutout business is mostly bullshit you can't build a growth strategy on it.
    The time I've been wasting on this shit makes me dizzy
     
  15. debece

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    right now I am about to buy another shoutout from a meme page..this is one page that has insane engagement...will see how it goes...
     
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  16. wwa2b

    wwa2b Regular Member

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    Yeah please tell us how that goes.
    I was thinking about love quote accounts, some are huge, but their price is quite high, plus I suspect most of their audience are 13 year-olds.
     
  17. moony75

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    yes let us know plz would be awesome if there was a large thread with all the shouters to avoid..
     
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    Hi weird story, sorry to read that.
    Keep us updated.
    Is anyone of you have good experience with shoutout ? I'm really wondering if it's a serious way to grow an account ?
     
  19. hay706

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    Majority of them are using smm panels bro... Instagram is full of bots/bullshit/faking fame.
     
  20. devebeck

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    Followers, likes and even comments can be bought. So you need to check it for yourself if they look real.