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Do fake followers increase the risk of getting banned?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Jansson, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Jansson

    Jansson Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I know fake followers isn't considered the way to go to grow accounts but I want to get fake followers for some of my accounts that I don't want to grow, I just want these accounts to look legit (I use them for commenting on my other accounts, to boost their credibility).

    1. How big is the risk of these accounts getting banned if I get fake followers for them? For how long do fake followers usually exists (before they get removed by IG or unfollow)?

    2. Can using dirty accounts like these and commenting with them on my main accounts posts put the main account in some sort of risk (getting flagged/banned)?
     
  2. Pawix

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    Fake likes might lead you to shadowban
     
  3. Jansson

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    Fake followers as well?
     
  4. Pawix

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    I used both and got shadowban, but also got shadowban on other accounts on which I didn't buy any likes/follows.
     
  5. Jansson

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    Accounts that used the same IP?
     
  6. Pawix

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    No, every one on different proxy
     
  7. twitter.followers

    twitter.followers Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It completely depends on what kind of followers you're buying and where you buy them from.
    I've always boosted my accounts in the beginning to jump start the growth and then it simply becomes way more easier to reach the tens of thousands real followers and with enough dedication and content, about a million in few months.

    Never faced any issue and I doubt if I would be able to achieve those many followers without the initial jump in the starting.

    And now, there are services which don't just increase the number of followers on your account but also interact with you, like your pictures and even comment on them to make everything legit. You could probably check them out in the BHW Marketplace and don't forget to read out the reviews of the service before you make any purchase!
     
  8. Jansson

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    How is this possible?
     
  9. Pawix

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    I had shadowban on account with 200 followers running on private Instagram proxy. There are many reasons to take in account so I won't write them all
     
  10. Jansson

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    But the other affected accs must have had same link in bio or something?
     
  11. bartosimpsonio

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    If you get low engagement on your posts, when you have thousands of followers, that's a red flag. So yeah in a sense, indirectly, having fake followers will hurt you.

    Unless your fakes are active and like your stuff and comment.
     
  12. pherkan

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    I wonder if that is really the case as there are also some brands I know that didn't buy followers, they do have 20k followers and almost no engagement as they did some kind of giveaway that someone needs to follow them (yeezy shoes I guess it was).. so everyone is following them with either their first (real) account or their second account they use for 'that kind of stuff'. Thus, I think Instagram does not (shadow)ban account 'immediately' whenever they see an account has so many followers and almost no engagement or whatsoever. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
     
  13. TheDemne

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    check your PM
     
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    From my experience, fake followers wont risk at all.
    If it would risk, we could send fake followers/likes to competitors or people we dont want to see in instagram and get them banned
     
  15. fade

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    Fake followers might allow you to look like you have a big account, but it'll end up ruining your accounts engagement. Instagram knows they can't stop bots and fake followers, so they make your account WORTHLESS when you have them. Beware.
     
  16. umartins

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    I wonder how instagram will detect someone who likes your picture is a fake person. If account is affected by this that is to say IG is making you responsible for people's account. It can't be. Fake followers will only affect when a celebrity want's to verify his account.
     
  17. umartins

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    Bro, i don't think this can be.
     
  18. bartosimpsonio

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    It's a big problem for accounts who bought followers. You have a large mass of people who don't react to your posts, which later costs you organic reach.