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Growing Instagram methods not working

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Markchamp, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Markchamp

    Markchamp Newbie

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    Typically Strategies

    1) Like Method - Like photos of similar page followers, Like photos of people that commented and/or liked similar page photo

    2) Follow/unfollow - Same thing as Like method but with following and then unfollowing

    3) Telegram Engagement Groups - Honestly terrible response

    4) Buy Shoutouts - Terrible Followback Ratio

    Then you have the organic methods that every blog says that doesn't even work either.

    1) Post More and Consistently

    2) Use hashtags (Can it be any more obvious)

    3) Quality Content

    I have 3 instagram accounts in women/fitness (750 followers), travel (230 followers), and men fashion (5.1k grew this one manually at first, egagement is actually tanking like 250 likes average....).

    All them stagnating hard.

    Get about < 30 followers a day.

    Anything else?

    Oh and don't recommend your terrible eBook of the methods I stated above. When we realize that you don't make money off insta, but only from your eBook. #practicewhatyoupreach
     
  2. JJJackson

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    I agree that like method is terrible, but follow/unfollow combined with liking seems to have great results (With proper filters).

    Engagement groups are not really for getting followers, but to reach the explorer page (which results in more people seeing your post) I myself, however, don't use engagement groups so don't have much experience with them.

    But by just following/unfollowing I get about 100-150 followers per day. following and unfollowing ~600 users per day (follow back ratio is about 15-20% which is great. Perhaps you have to adjust your targeting and if you are not doing it yet, like the recent posts of people you followed.
     
  3. st1ve

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    Agree. It's better to look up for people that liked not a while ago and like them back to make sure they are still in the app more likely to visit your page. Cheers! Good Luck!
     
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    Are you using bots to do follow/unfollow ? If,yes change your settings. Play around
     
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    If you really have quality content, there's no way that you gain only 30 followers per day when you follow/unfollow or how many follow actions do you perform per day?

    Honestly i've never tried to build an authority account on Instagram, but even with my obvious spam/CPA accounts i was able to average 30% followback rate just by following random, but active people. I had hundreds or more like a couple thousand of these accounts and the 30% is the average, sometimes it was only 10% (rarely), with other accounts it went up to 70-80%.

    Something is definitely not right with your settings, you aren't following the right people methinks.

    SOs and Telegram groups can be whack, but the good ol' follow/unfollow method will never cease to work, not on Instagram or anywhere where people can gather followers and these stats can be used for dick measurement.
     
  6. swolemate

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    I have 27k account only from follow/unfollow, try all methods
    include engagement group, nothing works besides f/un and when you stop, your engagement
    is dead
     
  7. morenox207

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    Well I tried all these methods and what worked best for me was Engagement groups (hit explore/top post and get tons of organic engagement)
    And shoutouts (With the right people, targeted and niche oriented)
     
  8. raticals75

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    Every method works if you keep testing and think outside the box. You have to have consistent quality content to keep your followers and hold a good engagement ratio.
     
  9. Markchamp

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    When I was doing it manually, I got follows. But most of the people I followed had large followings so I have to compete with their other posts. This is only for mens fashion. Can anyone share their settings? Also, just checked that my followerliker is running, but nothing is happening. Does this happen often? If I close out followliker and reopen should it work again and remeber all my blacklists?

    EDIT: Thanks for everyone's input.
     
  10. Ghient

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    Honestly I think you should spend some time digging into the whole engagement group world. That's how I grow accounts. Keep searching and whenever you find an account that grows 1.5k+ a day then research what he/she is doing. It took a long time for me to get to this point

    I started a brand new account a week ago and the stats are beginning to look good now as you can see in the screenshot. And that's not huge gains. My best days on other accounts have been 10k+ (Some people do that almost every day. That's crazy though)
     

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  11. Markchamp

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    Thanks dude. And goddamn that's good, especially for account health. So you do telegram? What type of setups do you normally do? Exchange likes and comments? When I did do engagement groups, I would think it would look fishy to Instagram just because within a short time frame everyone is liking the same photos from each other. Don't know if they spy on these groups. Paying for a group worth it? The logic is if people pay, they are more dedicated and less leachers.
     
  12. Ghient

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    Yeah I do Telegram. Actually, right now I only do likes. But both work. It looks a bit fishy if your post isn't going viral. But if it does all those "fake" comments get buried in real comments. I would only recommend paying for a group if you find a group with 100k+ accounts. The groups with small accounts have never worked for me
     
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    Go check pm! i replied :)
     
  14. joshbev4

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    Are your engagement groups joinable man? I have two 100k+ accounts. One in particular I'm looking to get super active with engagement groups. It's tough finding solid groups from what I can see.
     
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    Any suggestions on where/how do I find these groups? I am after like only group. I produce high quality content but really struggling growing my account. I am reluctant to use f/u although I know it may work because it is really frowned upon in my niche since everyone does it and it annoys people.
     
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    What do you mean by "whenever you find an account that grows 1.5k+ a day then research what they are doing"?

    Is it to test out different niche accounts and check which one is getting more engagement?
     
  17. Ghient

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    I mean that you should look for accounts that grow well and find out what they are doing. Also test a lot yes. Notice what they're posts look like minutes after they have been posted. If a lot of accounts comment non-related comments they are probably doing likes and comments with each other.