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Buying Powerlikes: 99% Useless/Scam

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Bleu, May 22, 2018.

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  1. Bleu

    Bleu Registered Member

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    Been reading up a lot on 'powerlikes'. Most of you already know, but powerlikes are when big accounts like your post. Usually you get 400 - 600 likes from accounts where the smallest has 20k followers.

    I tried my hand at a service that's been getting mixed reviews on here, mostly negative. I won't mention it by name. I bought 1 set of Powerlikes for $7 and the likes are supposed to come rolling in as soon as I post. I post, and sure enough - the Powerlikes came rolling in.

    Only there's an issue. The accounts giving you Powerlikes are full of DEAD, inactivate, shadowbanned, etc accounts. For example:

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    And now here's one of the account's posts:

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    Bottom line: You're not getting 1,000+ likes on a picture and only receiving 2 comments. I've grown accounts with follow/unfollow that get 500 likes and 10 comments. If you see a bunch of 20k, 50k, even 200k accounts in these 'Powerlike' networks, you'll notice none of them have good engagement. And the ones that appear to have good engagement are ALL botted. The same generic 6-7 comments "Nice profile!".... "Dope post!"..... And those 5,000 likes? They're from doing rounds in auto-like groups.

    Some of these services want to charge you a monthly fee to use their like/comment groups. What they don't give you is the breakdown of the 600 powerlikes

    - 100 of the likes are from the same 5 IG marketers, who've managed to 'game' the system and flood the autolikes groups with their accounts. Their accounts will have similar names sometimes (@yr.luxe, @yrstrength, @yrnews), or different names but same pics/niche.

    - 300 of those likes come from accounts that LOOK legit. They'll have 50k, 200k, etc. But they'll never have organic engagement.. 99% botted comments and likes

    - 200 of those likes are a mix of the first two. Quite a few people might have 2-3 accounts plugged into these autolike groups. A lot of them might have the follower requirements (1k,20k,50k,100k) but again their accounts have 99% botted engagement in terms of likes/comments.

    Conclusion/Final Word: Basically none of these Powerlike networks are any good. I'm not even sure if private ones are. People will sell you Powerlikes using a combination of these sites/services and try to get $220/month out of you. It's the most unethical thing I've ever seen. What's worse is they'll say you need 'viral content' as if you can't check the accounts liking your posts to determine if they're inactive/dead/low quality. No, we don't need viral content. You need to stop scamming people.

    Hope this helps anyone that was looking into buying Powerlikes from one of the more popular 'networks'. Just trying to save you guys some money and un-needed headaches. :D I'm not saying Powerlikes were always ineffective, as I'm sure there was a 'golden era' for powerlikes a year back or something. But at the moment, my post is the breakdown of what most autolike/powerlike networks consist of. And now we have 100 other people selling Powerlikes because they know it's dead too, so they prey on unsuspecting customers and IG newbies.
     
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  2. EnhancedHuman

    EnhancedHuman Regular Member

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    I agree. It makes no difference if you buy fake bot likes from a SSM panel for a few cents or "powerlikes" from these garbage accounts. Both hurt your account and not help it.

    The same goes for any engagement round where you can give likes with a different account. Everyone uses a spam account to give likes and receive likes on their normal page.

    By looking at the bloggers who all now seem to have exchanged engagement (likes, comments) it looks like even that screws up your account. They don't have any organic engagement and video views are the easiest giveaway. Someone with 50k followers and 150+ comments per photo shouldn't get 1k video views. In other words engagement exchanging doesn't seem to work anymore at all either.
     
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  3. krayven

    krayven Newbie

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    I’ve always been leery of powerlikes, I’ve heard more horror stories than success about them
     
  4. Bleu

    Bleu Registered Member

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    Don't get me wrong, I believe there are(or were) good engagement/powerlike groups. They're just not the same as they used to be, and they're not open for the public. If you possessed a network of accounts that could make posts go viral...why would you sell that service? You're just devaluing every account in that network

    I'm of the belief that Powerlikes were effective a year or two ago. But after the algorithm update, and naturally, after 10,000 more people became Instagram marketers over the yrs, all of those autolike/powerlike groups are watered down with shadowbanned/weak accounts. For all I know my autoround was me, 200 other people, and some kid's 399 bot accounts that he grew to 1k+.

    And I do believe Instagram can easily track this. If the same 600 accounts are liking each others posts minutes after someone uploads a pic, Instagram can see this as clear as I can. With data to back up their decisions to shadowban/blacklist accounts.
     
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  5. blacksharks

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    SMM likes only take effect on ranking youtube video as a i know, you need to grow your instagram organically in order to get interactions
     
  6. kantaenos

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    I agree mostly. Alot of dumb people on here like to say that "it must be because your content sucks" as a crutch. I wouldn't be getting 1k followers a week without doing follow/unfollow if my contect sucked dumbasses. I have had one post make it on the explore page. It wasn't poowerliked and it is similar to alot of my other content. Its just that that one post was very attractive looking I guess. If I had used powerlikes it wouldn't have changed anything because it went viral two days after I posted it...

    Bottom line is that the excuse that people give for why it doesn't work is the same reason its a waste of money:

    It wont work if your content isn't good, but if it was good enough to hit explore, it would hit it anyway without the risks that powerlikes give you.
     
  7. Bleu

    Bleu Registered Member

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    100%. I'm under the impression that all those people saying you need to have the right content, are the very same people trying to sell you Powerlikes over PM, Skype, Telegram, etc

    The longer they can corroborate and keep the lie going, the longer they'll be in business
     
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    Look at content in Explore Page. Some is great, some is good, some you think "WTF?". Yet they got there. How? Because one, or many big accounts liked and commented on it. You don't need 1,000 powerlike accounts to like and comment. You need REAL powerlike accounts to like and comment.

    Anyone selling powerlikes and saying that you'll have better luck with viral content, is selling you SHIT. Period.
     
  9. Bleu

    Bleu Registered Member

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    Nah, I've reached explore without Powerlikes. And even if you had REAL powerlikes, not automated 20k,50k,100k accounts using autolike software and sites...Well I dont know if it'd make a huge difference with Insta's new algorithm.

    Shoutouts might even be better than Powerlikes at this point. That's something I'll have to study before I test it myself.
     
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    luc1fer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    one of the services here for powerlikes sold me some package for $150 unfortunately i had to chargeback because the service was completely useless.. so yeah i agree with you not valuable at all, like most of other fake social media services.
     
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    if you want free Instagram likes and followers tricks, pm me....
     
  12. Henry Cooper

    Henry Cooper Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The power likes we use from time to time cost us 370$ per month. They work well if used correctly and for the right thing.

    Sorry to hear that you had bad luck with this seller.

    Here an example test we did a long time ago:

    The account has 60k followers and is complete dead (we bought it for this test and it was a sexy babes account that had close to no engagement).

    Fuelgram Power Likes:

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    Non Fuelgram (expensive) Power Likes:

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    Those results are on the same dead account. The funny thing is the video in the last picture even received more views then the original :D

    (If you wonder about the time gaps, we gave both power like providers one month of testing, to make sure its not about some random "bad luck".
     
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  13. treeoftech1999

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    n i get the site link or rate chart please....
     
  14. Henry Cooper

    Henry Cooper Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No sorry, I do not sell anything here, neither will promote a service (also don't PM me about this please). I wrote this to provide some data.
     
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    i dont always agree with this statement, you just need the proper supplier :)
     
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  16. Henry Cooper

    Henry Cooper Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Those are 2 really different things. Suitable for different goals and approaches.
     
  17. bigvision

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    I think likes and comments make a difference one of my ig accounts where getting comments and likes from 1m plus accounts in my niche and without following i was getting like 200-300 followers a day i got those powerlikes and comments on dumb luck the guy bot was commenting on all my posts it was awesome lol
     
  18. mladz

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    lol your first mistake is that you pay for powerlikes. they are all free.
     
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    I've used powerlikes before, my engagement died off quicker than anything. Never again!
     
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    carpe_noctum Registered Member

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    Haven't used PLs before but also have not heard effective/amazing results from them

    This definitely nudges me towards the "stay away" zone

    Informative, and a good read. Thank you! Much appreciated!
     
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