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Commenting/tagging you main account name throughout IG as marketing?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Jansson, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Jansson

    Jansson Junior Member

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    I am still kind of new to this all and noticed something the other day. Is this a known marketing trick for IG that I have missed?

    In the comments thread of my account I found a comment by someone who had tagged an account with almost 2 million followers. I though it was strange they would be following my account when I don't even post in the same language as they. But then I started thinking maybe this is a way to grow followers for eh main account. People are curious and click on the tagged account and might follow, although they were there for other reasons. You have a dummy account and you go around instagram tagging your main account in appropriate comment sections.

    Does anyone do this? Can your main account get banned for this?
     
  2. Biznik

    Biznik Regular Member

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    Yes, some people do this, and it seems to work to *some* extent. Most of the accounts I've seen doing this had just average or bad engagement though. Maybe there are exceptions I haven't seen yet.
     
  3. absolut182

    absolut182 Newbie

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    I heard this is an easy way to get a red flag?! I've seen accounts do this and be banned, so be careful!
     
  4. Jansson

    Jansson Junior Member

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    Can anyone confirm this? Does it pose a risk to the account doing the tagging or also to the account being tagged?
     
  5. absolut182

    absolut182 Newbie

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    I can't confirm but I've seen it mainly hit the accounts that have been tagging. Sorry I should have stated that better in my last post.

    In the case I saw the accounts seem to have been grown to a few thousand followers, then some will like and comment, and some will just comment. The main account exists still, but I haven't noticed any account for the last few months trying to tag it, at least not in my niche anymore. So that's just my experience.

    I have seen bits and pieces saying it could lead to all accounts being banned, but I think they were similar discussions to this with people's opinions and no hard facts.
     
  6. fairytail0000

    fairytail0000 Junior Member

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    U can try it out and let us know the results.
     
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