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Good manual rate of growth?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Trep01, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Trep01

    Trep01 Newbie

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    I started releasing content on Instagram almost 3 weeks ago and have pretty good engagement 20-40% and amassed 500 followers from following those who follow popular accounts in my niche (fitness)

    Is 500 in the first 15 posts good? I'm not using any bots so just need an idea of what to aim for, ultimately the aim being to make sales on my product which I'll launch once the account reaches 1k
     
  2. Statskid

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    It is good but it'd be alot better with a bot. Unfortunately I don't think you'll be able to sell much at 1k but when you get to 2-3k you'll be able to join shoutout groups etc and that'll give you a big boost I imagine. Good luck.
     
  3. Trep01

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    I have a physical product I'm selling not looking to make money from promotions, although I am paying influencers.

    Also I'm not really looking to use bots as It will mess up the metrics of who's authentically following me and who's not... also don't want to run the risk of being banned.

    I'm positing one a day so the first 500 is completely organic. Is there anything I can do other than what I'm currently doing with quality posts and following others to grow quicker?
     
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    Post 3 times a day if you've got enough content, message other fitness pages in the DMS to ask for "shoutout for shoutout" stuff. If they've got like 1k they might ask you to do two posts for their one but just go with it.

    If you're willing to spend money for shoutouts that's the best way to organically grow the page. Personally I think buying more than three from one page is a waste but if you look for 10-50k accounts in your niche you won't be breaking the bank.
     
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    Dia77777 Registered Member

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    Well you will need at least 3k to start selling and you totally need a bot. It's a good start but you need to go the extra step to make it.
     
  6. Trep01

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    What Bot is the safest? I can't afford (literally invested a lot of money on content) to get banned. And what specifically should the bot be used for? Following only?
     
  7. Statskid

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    You can use the bot for following and posting. If you want to be safe just don't follow as many people an hour.
     
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    I'm limiting it to around 100 follows manually an hour. Is that reasonable?
     
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    Also, what do you guys think of Instagram paid advertising/promoted posts?
     
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    Have you made your account into a business one? If not I'd say around 60 an hour and remember to unfollow because if you go over a certain threshold (about 7k) you could look suspicious.

    If you have changed into a business account I've never used them but apparently their limits are different

    You're better off looking for a high end insta account with your niche who's selling shoutouts or a post if you're going to spend that much.
     
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    I've noticed
    I noticed I'm getting up to 10 unfollows a day, is this typical for a new and growing account?
     
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    Mactodeus Registered Member

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    Agreed, it's solid but could be better.
     
  13. Trep01

    Trep01 Newbie

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    How does Instagram feel about using bots because there's plenty of them around.

    Which bots are least likely to result in a ban or is it a case of using the correct settings?
     
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    Don't use a bot.

    It's not just a ban that you risk but also shadow ban and screwing up your engagement by not setting it up properly.

    Just keep doing what you're doing and maintain that engagement rate. Be patient, it will pay off in the end.
     
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    Sounds sensible, could someone tell me how many unfollowers a day is normal because I get around 10 a day... breaks my heart every time
     
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    It's all about using the correct settings etc. It took me some trial and error not to get banned every time.
     
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    Massplaner is an awesome program. It follows and unfollows - likes and comments for you. Works like a charm!