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Do Instagram Followers Grow More When Private Or Public?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by SPQR, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    I have heard mixed opinions, but I really want to hear some solid information. Do you get more Instagram followers when you set your account to private or when you just keep it public. The method I am using is that I have a separate "shoutout account" that I use to post 50+ "read caption for a shoutout" photos. In the captions I say that they need to like the picture, follow my main account and comment a special word. I usually don't actually give the shoutouts. I think that making it private will force the people to follow, and not just like a picture or two.

    So do you guys gain more followers when your account is public or private?
     
  2. rockstarrr

    rockstarrr Regular Member

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    try it out with 2 accounts, one provate and one public.. but i think most people follow you just if you have good content. so if you are private, the people will first follow you to see what content you have, and if they are not interested on the pics you have they will unfollow.
     
  3. FreerDK

    FreerDK Newbie

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    I've been doing your method too for the past 3 days. I finally got up to 1k yesterday, but bloody hell it really takes up a lot of your time. You've got to be posting almost consistently. I've found that I grew more having a public account than a private, because some people just don't want to have the hassle of waiting for them to follow you. What's your shoutout page called? Maybe we can team up and double the growth.
     
  4. Pabloelbest

    Pabloelbest Regular Member

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    Very interesting thread
     
  5. CriminalMind

    CriminalMind Regular Member

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    if yr acc is interesting then make it private that way they will be curious to see what u have in there and follow u even if they dont like some of them will still be followin just for bein lazy to unfollow
     
  6. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Hey, since you can not message people yet; just drop your Skype here.
     
  7. baldspot

    baldspot Registered Member

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    definitely public
     
  8. stevenvanlie

    stevenvanlie Junior Member

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    i think, the answer is vary
    i set my account to private, when i purchase some shootout or promote service, so the audience will follow me, after the promote done, i set it back to public because i want the audience directly read my content
    set the account to private is more gaining followers, but low engagement
     
  9. myultima

    myultima Newbie

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    In my opinion it must be set to public!