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Hard on bot = Less engagement?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by davidmc007, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. davidmc007

    davidmc007 Junior Member

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    Hi guys, just wondering due to my recent results on few accounts

    The case: I recently started a set of 5 new accounts, dif. niche each one after they all reached 5k followers I was getting 200~250 even 300 likes per post (I was doing only following 700 users a day vía FLiker, I improved my captions with some spintax & added watermarks to pictures, I gave them a rest from following and left em at max following (7.5k) for 3 weeks or so, still posting & liking daily, engagement was the same.

    But... This last week I did the unfollowing part, 900 unfollows or so a day, long delays, 24/7 till they all reached 0, now I'm getting 150~180 likes per post (or less) on 3 of them, 1 is at 250~ & the last one sometimes get a like spike of 350~. By this time all of em are about 7-8k followers, wich is crazy, followers went up, engagement droped.

    I dont know if its cause of my FL settings going too hard or something el se changed while I was doing the unfollowing thing, I even improved & humanized my activity/post, except from unfollow, just trying to figure out whats happening with my accounts so I can avoid hurting them in the long term, I think I'm in time to fix it, what do You think?

    Thanks for reading (bad english, I know, sorry)
     
  2. onelettershor

    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    just wondering how long did it take you to reach 5k? and what were your settings when you started off?

    thank you
     
  3. davidmc007

    davidmc007 Junior Member

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    1 month, all the accounts were aged before, 700~800 follow a day 24/7, I was doing "unfollow all" (7k) in a day before ig changed everything.

     
  4. UnleashTheWolf

    UnleashTheWolf Registered Member

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    IG seems to have randomly caused some accounts posts to reach less people. I don't think anyone knows why, but it's really f****** annoying. F*** you Facebook.
     
  5. yoshayne123

    yoshayne123 Junior Member

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    Your engagement dropped because you're no longer in the following phase. When your following, new people are visiting your page and they like your most recent pictures. When your unfollowing, there are not many new people coming to your page. So your just depending on the followers you already have to like your picture. And when you unfollow you lose followers because the reason they followed you is because you followed them. There's really no way around losing engagement when unfollowing.
     
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  6. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    What is a "hard on bot"?
     
  7. davidmc007

    davidmc007 Junior Member

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    This make so much sense, I'm about to start a new Follow round, hope my engagement go up again.


    High settings
     
  8. T3hbear

    T3hbear Newbie

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    Apparently there has been a change in the algorithm and not everyone sees your posts
     
  9. yoshayne123

    yoshayne123 Junior Member

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    The new changes don't affect small accounts. 10k accounts and under(maybe even 15k) are safe from the changes.
     
  10. UnleashTheWolf

    UnleashTheWolf Registered Member

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    Where did you get this information from? I'm trying to work out if I've been hit by this on my 14.5k account. I have seen 30k+'accounts that are still getting the same number of likes though?
     
  11. auuuu

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    that guys. if you follow people, a lot of them will visit you, like 1-2 picture because "wow" and then they don't give a fuck. They are just following you for increase the number of followers not because they care about you. So you are getting your real engagement. You need to target very very well people whatever is the action (follow, like, comment) or they will just follow you because "Hey a 15K page is following me wow let's follow it to say thanks" not because are interested in your products.