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Follow/Unfollow big accounts vs. Random Followers of big accounts

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  1. Lukking

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    What is better for gaining Followers and engagement? I noticed a quick spike in followers after i follow big accounts. Following random accounts lacks that. I also noticed that >50% of followers i get from following big accounts are fake.
    Anyways, what are your experiences with the Follow/unfollow method? Do you have any advice for me? My niche is fitness and i have 1,5k followers.
    Thank you in advance :D
     
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    With Follow/Unfollow method I like to follow the accounts that like, comment on the posts of big accounts that works good for me.
     
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    Do you use the Followliker setting FLC to follow the people who like comment on big accounts posts?
     
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    I use massplanner, but I use exactly this to good effect, in massplanner at least you can set a backup method so I have it set to follow people who comment or like on big accounts and if it cant find anyone then it just follows followers of those accounts
     
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    The big spikes after following popular accounts are other users that have accounts following based on the most recent followers of said accounts. Which explains why there is such a high rate of fake accounts from those sources.

    The best thing you could do in your situation if you're trying to get real followers is to locate multiple sources of medium sized fitness related accounts and follow their followers. Make sure they're all active and growing of course - this is just the basics when it comes to IG follow/unfollow.
     
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    This is one of those obvious things that for some reason never dawned on me. Thanks for writing that.

    Is there a way to search (using mass planner) for accounts under a certain size?
     
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    I don't think so. This is where you'll need to do some independent research on target audiences.
     
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  8. Lukking

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    Thanks for the advice :D
    I find this forum very useful. Great content. I've got another question.

    Why do people post the hashtags in the comments? Why is the caption looking "clean" so important?
     
  9. anks106

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    to also add to your question asked, I find that following big accounts get me followed by bots (which are probably set to follow followers of big accounts), so it increases the follower count, but does nothing for engagement.. or if it does get likes/comments they are obviously botted.
    I at times do this if I have an account that also copies/reposts to other social media that doesn't use hashtags, that way for example a facebook crosspost doesnt look weird
     
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    I am using Massplanner but I think the FLC settings in Followliker can do the same task.
     
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    To make the post cleaner as you suspected.

    I wouldn't necessarily say that having a clean looking caption is important but more so optimizing a post in any and every way possible. And plus, who doesn't like a clean caption.