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Ghost followers

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Microsoft Word, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word Newbie

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    Hey everyone, I got an IG page with 91.1k followers but I have a fair few inactive followers. Is there anything I can do to get rid of thr ghosts/inactives without manually blocking/unblocking? I know theres a web based application out there, tried it, but it only caters to accounts 20k and below. Any help is much appreciated!
     
  2. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    unfortunately, the famous bots that people are using today doesn't have that feature. btw how old is your IG account?
     
  3. Microsoft Word

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    its around 2 years old now, all followers obtained through active posts and none have been bought :)
     
  4. longdouble

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    Over time some followers abandon their accounts (due to various reasons) and become "incative". To get rid of them, you have to kick them. It means block and then immediately unblock their accounts. So you need a bot that:

    1. Downloads a list of all your followers.
    2. Goes to the page of each follower and checks when they posted for the last time.
    3. Accounts that posted more than N weeks ago (say 25) are considered abandoned.
    4. Block those followers so they no longer follow you.
    5. Immediately unblock them.

    Highly likely popular bots can't do that, but a custom bot can surely accomplish your needs.
     
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  5. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    but that feature can be requested to popular bot makers :)
     
  6. Microsoft Word

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    Do you know any ways I can download a list of all my followers by any chance? Thanks by the way :)
     
  7. longdouble

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    I am not using FL, so I cannot help you here. On app level you just need to make several (91K/200) requests to /api/v1/friendships/USERID/followers/?max_id=MAXID

    That's an easy part. Complex one is to check each follower profile AND identify if it is abandoned or not.
    But that's not all. Solution to your problem is to combine results of several tasks.

    Let's assume that you have accomplished everything and now you have 30K instead of 90K. Here comes in play human psychology and brain resources needed to quickly rank a person/profile. 30 and 90 are easy numbers and they are often used.

    So my suggestion to you: concentrate on gaining NEW QUALITY followers. Leave 90K as it is.
     
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  8. DannyThompson

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    Why get rid of them? Doesn't the amount of followers give your profile authority and people are more like to follow you?

    Id think of it as a advantage whether they are active or not
     
  9. Jacobr5000

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    I agree with, it may not even be worth the time and money to get rid of these inactive followers. Instead, focus your efforts on increasing engagement and gaining active followers.
     
  10. Bruna

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    @OP This is al the information you need.

    You can download ''macro recorder'' and make a macro that automatic do this for you.
     
  11. AmateRasu

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    here's the pseudocode for that

    go to profile's followers -> select follower -> find latest post -> if latest_post_date > 5 weeks -> block