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Finding users to follow scrape?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by logic7, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. logic7

    logic7 Junior Member

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    In the process of setting up about 40 accounts, I need users to scrape. I already know what niches the accounts are in, and there's a couple 1+ million follower accounts in each niche. How should I go about follow scraping? Should I just scrape from followers of maybe like 3-4 1+ million follower accounts? Or should I try to get as many accounts as possible? (like 20) I'm asking this because if I just scrape followers from 3-4 1+ million accounts, when I start getting to the end, wouldn't allot of the people be inactive? What do you guys do? Thanks :)
     
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    imGrej Senior Member

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    scrape from images and not followers.
     
  3. logic7

    logic7 Junior Member

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    Is that what most people do?
     
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    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    If you don't mind updating your accounts a lot, then scraping followers who liked photos is the best option. But this takes a lot of work. Follow the people who liked the top 10 photos in your niche. You may have to update these sources every few days to find enough followers to scrape. These followers are the most active in your niche..orrr be ware, these could be purchased followers and fake. So it depends. I tried this in the beginning, its pretty solid, but too much work.

    Instead I added about 30-100 accounts and scrape the newest followers. Combined these accounts have around 10-50 million users together.... Once the sources are set, I haven't touched them in 3 months. These accounts grow fast organically, so they always have plenty of new followers to scrape.

    Also not every follower will meet your filter criteria. So from 1 million followers, only 5% might have posted in the past 21 days (or whatever # you put), not be restricted, have >50 followers, etc, etc...
     
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  5. logic7

    logic7 Junior Member

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    Thank you, just what I was looking for :)