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Followers growing || Engagement same

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by raffc, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. raffc

    raffc Registered Member

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    ayeee guys!

    So I have an issue that I think a lot of other users are facing as well, it seems that my growth has been going at the same rate, but my engagement is STAGNENT. My followers keep climbing, all organic, and obtained manually, and no matter how many people I follow/like/comment the engagement is the same. But the followers keep piling up. I don't get it, I was waiting for months for the snowball effect to kick in but it seems that things aren't changing. If any of you can offer a solution, or even offer some input to how the problem is occurring that would be muchly appreciated!!
     
  2. raffc

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    anyone??? Im sure Im not the only one with this issue
     
  3. Isaxmx

    Isaxmx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes it has happened to many and those who dont seem affected from what I see seem to be those who have a more unique niche (less saturated) or those who have really grown organically from shoutouts and all. The only solution someone has offered me was to sell me fake likes everytime I upload a picture so I dont have the solution yet to get my REAL likes back the way it's supposed to be lol.
     
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  4. raffc

    raffc Registered Member

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    I appreciate you replying to my posts lately its a big help! Does this have anything to do with how youtube directs it's traffic, if you're not familiar with it heres the explanation:

    if you engage a ton with a user, the user pops up on your feed, if you don't knowing that theirs limited space youtube doesnt show you when that youtuber uploads. Thus if a youtuber uploads a lot and their followers don't keep up with the content, the youtuber will start losing traffic even tho he is posting more.

    kinda understand how this fits into instagrams terms? Im not sure if thats how instagram directs t's users but if that's it then that's a pretty logical explanation.

    Someone explained on the forum also that instagram flags certain accounts and once those accounts are flagged their engagement is affected as well. Could that be a likely issue?

    Ive seen accounts with 22K and have only 200 likes max while their followers climb so I know it's not just me :(
     
  5. Isaxmx

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    the flag would be the best explanation to me because all the pages that seem to be affected have a purpose of growing and selling.. so they might have done spam or other ''bad'' things lol me it happened when I had a LOT of temporary ban (so unable to follow for 24h) and also as I explained one day I did something stupid and used an app to have fake followers and hours after my engagement dropped until now.
     
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    Have you tried to upload the best image you can find at the best hour for you? Just for test things.

    I don't know if is a good practice but I try to target an engagement of 4% of my followers. So I search on other accounts and repost the best. I wait a few days later I delete all the photos that have less than 4% of engagement.


    I upload 5 - 6 image a day. AT LEAST 1 reach or surpass my goal of 4%
     
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  7. raffc

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    That makes sense! I used an app to give me fake followers to see if I could trick instagram's algorithms and it seemed to work, I had fake followers but then would block them. But I still don't think thats the case because if you wanted to ruin someones Instagram engagement you could just buy some fake followers and traffic them towards your competitor! And surely instagram wouldn't allow that. My account never got banned or temp banned once. I only had to fill captchas.
     
  8. raffc

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    Its strange because I followed the same method you explained and it seemed that sometimes out of no where one of my posts would get HUGE engagement SPIKE and then all my other posts would be the same so in relative terms lets say I got 400 likes on all my pics and then out of no where I get that spike to around 800-1400 likes out of no where. These are relative to the results ive been getting lately.