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Fake likes and fake followers!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by thewhateverguy, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. thewhateverguy

    thewhateverguy Registered Member

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    I was looking for sfs with other accounts for my fashion accounts and I noticed almost EVERY one had fake followers and likes. And I looked at about 30 accounts. All fake. Some had like 40k followers and 200 likes and those likes were from hashtags! It's so stupid. What would you ever do with such a page? You can't monetize it, you can't sell shoutouts. I'm not sure about the shoutouts part, people are very dumb, they wouldn't even notice the fake followers. I've been looking for legit accounts for shoutouts since last one month and couldn't even find a SINGLE one.

    I'm also frustated because today when following from a user's account, I followed 180 fake profiles! How did I come to know they were fake? Well when you follow the latest followers of a 300k page, 180 of them, you'll get 10 follows within 2 minutes, for sure. I did not even get one. Something was fishy. So I looked at the page's followers and all of them had like 6000 following and 50 followers. So obviously all of them were fake. Maybe addmefast people. I wasted 180 of my fucking following. Stuck with 180 bots (I'm sure I've many more bot followings and followers but that's different)

    And the main problem comes when you cannot differentiate between accounts with real followers and fake followers. When even the engagement is okay and profile looks legit.
     
  2. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    lol. i did it once too. following 50 and realized they were all fake, so i went right back and unfollowed them immediately.

    looking at their post's like counts compared to follower count can give a clue, but not necessarily accurate.
    my local radio station has 70K followers, but only 100 likes - which is 7 times my followers, and fewer likes than me. and i dont think a radio station would have fake followers.
     
  3. jay2soul

    jay2soul Newbie

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    There are also quote accounts that fake their entire engagement LOL
     
  4. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    faking followers and engagement to sell shoutout is too low for me, but i might try fake engagement for other purposes.
     
  5. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Haha, we've all been there. It's a good learning lesson for the future so you'd never have to follow fake followers again.

    Just learn how to use the right parameters to filter out whether it's comments, profile picture, profile, posts.
     
  6. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    They are fake followers or bots? One can be avoided, the other can't