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Followliker Question: Is 700 following to risky, even with 15% engagement?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by hitch, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. hitch

    hitch Regular Member

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    Hello,
    I have an IG account I've recently started to run through followliker. I set it up in January, have been posting fairly regularly (it's about a hobby of mine) with very nice stock photography I take. I use 30 hashtags per post.

    My current stats:
    • 400 Followers
    • 1,090 Following
    • Last post this morning..about 12hours ago, received 59 likes, 5 comments which puts me @ about 16% engagement. Benchmark is about 4%. My engagement is pretty high now, but I know what I start to get more followers, it will likely go down.
    • Today FL followed 374 people, I received 67 following (18% follow back rate) . . some of these are organic, most are not. The actual follow back rate is probably around 15% if I exclude those organic #s.

    My primary followliker setup is:
    • 300-400 followers per day
    • 55-65 second interval


    Over the last few days, I've received about 65 new followers per day.

    I'm wondering if based on my fairly solid engagement, if I can ramp it up to receive about 100 new followers per day. Based on a 15% refollow rate I'd have to increase to about 700 followers per day. Is this too aggressive, what are your thoughts? Then I wonder if the incremental gains (35addl followers per day) is worth the exponential risk, (going from ~375 to 700 following)

    Thoughts?


    My goal is not necessarily to get to a mil, that would be nice. I'm not really monetizing this (yet) My goal is prolly around the 10k range initially. Once I get to several K, I may start to just buy shoutouts.
     
  2. envisioned

    envisioned Power Member

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    If you set it up on January and have been doing quite some actions with that account, it's almost 3 months old, which could actually be considered "age", depending on how you see it.

    You can try up it a bit, but go slowly and see if you get temporary blocked. Going from 300 straight to 700 might not be the best solution. go up slowly, if you don't get temporary banned, good, stick with it. but doing 700 botting might not be the best option, try to stick around 500-600 for now.

    Regards,
     
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  3. hitch

    hitch Regular Member

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    Thanks, sounds good!

    I'll post back with results.
     
  4. unodostres

    unodostres Newbie

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    Take it easy on it, and increase slowly. You can also keep the following settings but increase likes to like last 2-3 photos of the person you followed with FLC query. Increased my followback ratio from 25% to 35% ish.
     
  5. ZionIce

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    increase the number very slowly otherwise it will be very risky for ur accounts
     
  6. fenix

    fenix Newbie

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    I have an account which is about 4 years old, and I follow 2k people a day. And has been doing so for quite some time :) ..
     
  7. june007

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    I think 400 would be enought or 500 which are very safe with the delay of adding.
    IG is very strict!!!!.
     
  8. Dioni

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    That depends on whats your account age. For my main account I follow 700-800 people and I am not having problems, even that my account is more than 1 year old, I am not going to incerase that number. You can add 50 more every week, for eg. this week 300-400 following next week 350-450 following.
    Good luck.
     
  9. hitch

    hitch Regular Member

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    I've been following on average about 550 per day, and has been increasing. As my followers count goes up, so isnt my re-follow rate, yesterday was my best day @85 followers, today I'm pacing at over 100.

    So far so good!
     
  10. gavinm1993

    gavinm1993 Newbie

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    2k is insane! When you unfollow do you also do 2k or less?
     
  11. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    How do you like pictures of the people you just followed in FL?