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Current best practices

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by lente, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. lente

    lente Newbie

    May 11, 2015
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    Hi everyone,

    I'd like to grow a few modest Instagram accounts on various niche topics that i'm interested in myself. It's not really a commercial endeavor. 5k~10k range is my aim. I'd like to know what resources I should reference to be sure I don't make any stupid mistakes starting out botting.

    Steps that I have taken thus far:
    • Read about bots on BHW, awesome information
    • I've set up a VRM on Amazon to run levpasha's instabot from github (seems up to date, so i assume it's solid)
    • I made a new account and I ran the bot for about 48 hours. Resulting in about 75 followers. I posted 15 images in that time frame. I did experience a few hours being unable to comment/post images with hashtags, I assume the reason was spamming.
    • Researching hashtags for the new accounts I want to create
    • Purchased a prepaid SIM to register new accounts on. I'm wondering if Instagram won't check the IMEI (?). I don't want other personal/work accounts to be associated should anything go wrong.
    One thing that I haven't been able to figure out yet is if there are really any good options for scheduling content. Any and all tips/tricks are appreciated. As someone just starting it's hard to distinguish outdated and current practices so I hope there are resources that are kept up to date.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. erdubya

    erdubya Newbie

    Dec 5, 2016
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    Texas, USA
    Massplanner is the best to handle scheduling, posting, getting followers. Most people here swear by it. Myself included. If you want to go the free route then hootsuite is a good scheduling app.
  3. skaabo

    skaabo Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2014
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    I would recommend Crowdfire or Later for scheduling as they both are free