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Followback ratio

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by jforlea, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. jforlea

    jforlea Newbie

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    I have recently started a ig account that om looking to grow. I have been doing the follow/unfollow method and im getting only a 10% follow back ratio is this good or not. The niche is fitness. I had an account before with like 6k followers and it was getting like 30% follow back and then ig banned it but why were the follow back ratios so different.
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

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    Sounds accurate. If you select people in your field your FB ratio will improve. For random people 10% is what I usually get.
     
  3. psychicboy2

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    Wait for it. When I started, I also had 10% followback. Now its grown to 20%
     
  4. jforlea

    jforlea Newbie

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    i mean i am following people following other fitness accounts so there not random people. also i get like 50%-90% engagement on every photo only have like 300 followers
     
  5. jforlea

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    bump
     
  6. LawrenceRad

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    I know everyone says this, but I really do find the amount of followers you have and the amount of people you follow affects your FB%.

    For me I notice a drop in FB% when I'm following around 5K people and up.
     
  7. jforlea

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    I am still following niche targeted people and i am only getting 7% follow back!!!! how is this? is Instagram doing something or is it me how could i increase the follow backs that im getting?
     
  8. Thenub

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    Should be must higher than that, average is 20-30%, depending on what type of fitness subniche and how attractive your account is, 10% is really low. I don't even get that low 10% fb rate on super weird / specific niches.
     
  9. LawrenceRad

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    I find during the busier times of the day the FB rate drops dramatically. As if my follow requests are taking longer to appear on the followee's notification timeline. I've noticed this for months. During the morning is when I get most of my followers. I use the same tactic all day long, so I'm comparing apples with apples.

    Ie: FB rate in morning (non busy time) = 40%
    FB rate during peak (4-7pm) = 10-20%

    It's a pattern I've noticed over a period of time.

    Can anyone respond to this?

    EDIT: All followees are online within the last minute, so there is no issue of offline/stale scrapes.
     
  10. jforlea

    jforlea Newbie

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    @Thenub i sent you a pm thanks
    EDIT: also this is my Instagram account not facebook
     
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    10% is not bad, the ratio will increase when your account looks more legit and have more follower.
     
  12. Hydrone

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    It is common for small accounts to have a high engagement rate
     
  13. Eddish

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    I've just started an account to make it grow, too (Started it 3 days ago and starting to warm it up so, just have around 100 followers). But I've managed to get a 40 % followback ratio by manually targeting people who recently posted with my niche hashtag that also includes the hashtag '#f4f'. I also look at how many people they followed and only follow if their follower amount is lower than the amount they are following. I also comment with every follow, something that's related to the picture they just posted and then ask for a followback, this seems to make them think that you're not a spammer looking for follows.

    That's my 2 cents.
     
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  14. Neozin

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    10 % isn't that bad. Make sure you follow targeted people, you can probably up it to 20 % that way.
     
  15. InstaGrower

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    Im currently running 4 accounts in different niches and I'm getting roughly 25-30% follow back across all accounts.
     
  16. mjdsocial

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    Follow people that comment on fitness pages rather than their followers. Think about how many botters are doing your method already. It's much harder to comment with bots so you're more likely to follow genuine users.

    Don't use the #f4f tag as mentioned earlier... You will end up with a bunch of useless followers.

    Your fb% will increase as you get more followers and become more appealing.
     
  17. pesssss

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    It's the new algorithm