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Has anyone else noticed large accounts only have around 15 images on their page?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by splishsplash1, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    I've seen some that have around 15 posts. It seems that they must have deleted all their pics in case of copyright or banhammer? has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. mladz

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    I would say the reason is that they are trying to bump up the likes on a limited amount of photos so people think their account is way more active than it really is.

    E.g new followers who go to like photos from the page they just chose to follow, only have a small area to spread their likes across. So the same photos are being like over and over again
     
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    have you caught them in the act? i mean did they have more pics before? it simply can be that they never had more

    but yours can be an explanation, mladz's too and here's another one lol
     
  4. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    There's some that have around 500k followers and it'd be impossible to get that much with only 15 posts I reckon
     
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    Pretty much this, i myself tend to delete images that fails to get the desired amount of likes
     
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    There always been a lot of big pages with a low amount of pics, for example on the adult niche.
     
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    why would be? although content is a strong factor why you may or may not get a follow/followback, but it's far from being the only way to gather followers

    it can be a couple of reasons, why do they only have a few pics uploaded yet they have a lot of followers:
    they went on a follow, like or commenting/@mention spree back then when it was easier to get away with it and gathered a lot of followers that way or it's an account of somebody who's a celebrity, not necessarily a widely known one, just some local celeb, a popular brand you didn't heard of before, they also can cross-promote between their social media accs, so if they have a massive following on facebook or twitter, they can funnel a lot of those peeps to instagram, they bought/trade shoutouts, the occasional fake followers, they hit the pop page with their pics, they were featured somewhere outside instagram and so on, if you have reached a certain amount of followers, the snowball effect kicks in, so this can add up pretty quick to a nice sum
     
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    I do it so it keeps my best pictures at the top. When someone is on your page they will more likely follow you if the first few pictures they see are really funny ones if you are in the comedy niche for example.

    I also delete pictures that I think may get deleted and banned as well.
     
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    I don't think that is what happened regarding removing posts. However, perhaps google has a cache of that users page from a previous date you could reference. I feel the focused like theory is viable, and so is a theory that these folks know something the rest of us do not. Hope you guys figure out what that is. Are these big accounts even monetizing content or anything, links in profile, etc...
     
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    google doesn't index instagram, which is a good thing, because ig pics can be a neverending flow of unique content for your site, other social media profiles etc.
     
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    Adding to what Lliexg has said, if it's in the adult niche then it's not that hard to get hundreds of thousands of followers. Most of these guys have multiple large accounts in the same niche and cross promote them. They don't start from 0.
     
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    what i usually do (300k) is sfs all day, and i usually post at midnight 1 pic i will keep up on my page, after a week i delete for example every pic with 2500 likes or less because that shows you what most people like, and makes your page more attractive; once you have a big page, id say 100k+ you can easily build a new one manually doing sfs with other pages :)
     
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    All your examples are correct, however some are due to changing an accounts niche.
     
  14. splishsplash1

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    Have you always done S4S, or at a certain level of followers? I'm at 10k atm would I get much followers from doing shoutouts with other 10k accounts?
     
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    A lot of new accounts with huge followings are actually owned by the same owners who own the top IG accounts. They make new accounts for a variety of reasons, but they can gain their new accounts up to 50,000 followers a day, depending on how big their original account is
     
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    yes, that's what i was going to suggest as well, they are basically back-up accounts or spin-offs for huge accounts, when you have a big one it's easy to create some more and do shoutouts for it so it grows really fast, you can achieve the same thing by buying some shoutouts :)
     
  17. Dresraz

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    Always sfs all day, it gets way faster after 30k or so right now I focus on a small niche but you can definitely do it with sfs without buying shouts