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Growth of personal account

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Dinamadi, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Dinamadi

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    Hello everyone! Today joined this forum and so glad I found it! I have a personal account for over a year now and it's kinda small (1500 followers). My niche is lifestyle/motherhood/female stuff and I'm currently trying to develop it. So far I'm a complete noob in IG game but that's what I do: 1. Trying to upload daily or every other day
    2. Trying to create good content (as much as I can)
    3. Using instagress 3-4 hours a day
    4. I follow mostly manually cause it's so important for me that user's feed attracts me, I can't just follow anyone.
    So my main question is regarding the follow/unfollow thing. How exactly you guys do that? Follow a bunch and unfollow those who didn't follow you back? I often have accounts with 10-20K following me and then unfollowing few days later and of course I see that and have no desire to keep following them. What's the point of that action if people can see you unfollowing? Does it really work? And maybe some other tips on growing the audience? My goal for now hit 5K and believe it or not for me it seems to be a large number (I'm not seeking to monetize anything, just want to grow the audience and maybe one day it will start happening naturally). Thank you so much for your attention! <3
     
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    I'm sorry, I didn't quite get what you meant by yes
     
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    The reason this works, is because there are people like you who don't bother to follow back and there are those who like to follow back anyone who follows them. So out of the 100k+ people you follow in a set amount of time, you'll have a certain % that follows you back, with the % being higher if you have a higher follower count as they might feel valued that they are being followed by a person with a higher status than them. It's all psychology, but you don't have to worry about that. If you consistently follow people through a bot or manually, you'll eventually keep getting followers.
     
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    Thank you so much for explaining that. Right now I follow people and only unfollow those who didn't follow back. I usually target the same niche and amount of followers. But I've seen people talking here about follow/unfollow method and how it helps them grow hundreds of followers daily and was thinking maybe I'm doing something wrong.
     
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    The more followers you have, the more people who will follow you back in return. What I personally do with my accounts is age them a bit with a few likes here and followers there and then I purchase a dripfeed of followers. After I get to around 1k or so (instagram followers are pretty cheap, especially for those that drop, as it doesn't matter if they drop since you'll be able to make it up for the amount of followers you'll get in return) and then start the follow/unfollow process from there to better my % of followback rate.
     
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    Could be targeting off, and usually personal accounts are fairly hard to grow because nobody wants to follow a random person unless they have "value"; creative unique posts, maybe attractive, etc
    Also target from multiple different sources instead of just you, and yeah like explained above, its usually better to buy a few thousand followers, even though they are fake, it is good because it attracts people and you will have a higher followback ratio % :)
     
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    Thank you, you changed my opinion about buying followers I'll actually try that. I suppose I can find people selling IG followers also on this forum.
     
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    When it comes to Instagram, I would suggest being ruthless with the following/unfollow tactic.

    Unless they are someone you know IRL, drop em.
     
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    First, invest in Gramous. Arguably, the best resource for people growing IG accounts.

    Second, follow the methods stated there.

    Third, add your own twist depending on your niche.
     
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    If I unfollow them they'll be unfollowing too right? Could you please describe your follow/unfollow tactic and how it works for you? My follow back % is kinda sad but maybe it's because of the fact that I don't have that many followers yet. Idk whether I should only unfollow those who don't follow me back or all the people I've followed before.
     
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    Thank you for the tip, very much appreciated!
     
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    I'm no expert. In fact, I don't have an Instagram. However, I haven't seen anything yet on this forum about Amazon Giveaway and how to use it to gain followers. You can set it to allow entries after a follow, tweet, or subscriber. I plan to use it to grow a YouTube channel.

    I don't know if affiliate links are allowed. If not, the mod can edit my post and you can Google "Amazon Giveaway".
    http://amzn.to/2kzT3bF

    Seems worth a try since you're willing to spend a few dollars on buying subscribers. May as well spend those few dollars giving away some small gift related to your niche.
     
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    You have any suggestions for a dripfeed provider?