1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can someone explain whats going on here?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Diacrit, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Diacrit

    Diacrit Newbie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2015
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    The Interwebs
    Howdy Folks,
    I am newbing my way through Instagram and growing a brand and a following organically, but its a slow go. From time to time I come across someone like this official_gunes on Instagram who according to Socialblade just added 9.5K followers this month! Account was mellow and gradual until about 1500 followers then in the last 8-9 weeks it exploded to 10k, and now to 21K... The followers seem to be holding, not disappearing. How does one do this?

    Thank you!
    Diacrit
     
  2. datsunguy

    datsunguy Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,468
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Occupation:
    professional duck
    Location:
    a pond near you
    Home Page:
    could be: fake, invested in buying ads, clever marketing, viral content or via effective growth networks take your pick
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,485
    Likes Received:
    11,186
    Occupation:
    CHEAP
    Location:
    DATASETS
    Home Page:
    Search for recent mentions of them on Google. Maybe they were cited in a big news piece.
     
  4. Diacrit

    Diacrit Newbie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2015
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    The Interwebs
    Hello again,
    This account did not get a pop from Google mention.
    I also received a sales pitch in PM for influxsocial saying the account I mention is running on auto on Influxsocial, I seriously doubt thats the case.
    Any other thoughts?

    Thank you for your thoughts!
    Diacrit
     
  5. datsunguy

    datsunguy Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,468
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Occupation:
    professional duck
    Location:
    a pond near you
    Home Page:
    checked the account you mentioned, they bought fake followers.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Doozle22

    Doozle22 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2016
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Just checked the account, seems as if they bought fake followers.