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Hashtag vs FLC what gives you more results?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by willteasle, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. willteasle

    willteasle Junior Member

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    I have recently switched back from the FLC method after doing it for a year (I would target the followers of big pages liking one pic of theirs at a time)
    Now I am just liking 1 pic on 5 different hashtags.

    Seems the game has changed since I last did this method because follows and engagements have literally stopped.

    This used be an effective method and I grew my account to 8000 easily doing it.
    I guess now either people are so used to bots liking their pics they dont check what account has liked them... or there are just too many bots posting that liking on # is useless.

    Eitherway this method seems dead to me... I'll be going back to FLC
    Anyone had any lucky just scraping hastags?
     
  2. Naetrogen

    Naetrogen Newbie

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    What does FLC stand for and what is it that you do when you do FLC method?
     
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    CANEGRON Newbie

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    I believe it's "Follow/Like/Comment". You just follow followers of big accounts in your niche, like a picture of them and leave a comment.

    OP: I am doing this with MP (automated) but only liking their pictures. Then I follow only the ones that interacted with the account's recent posts, since these are active users. SO far, I got to 5k on my first month, and my niche isn't that good.
     
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    5k in the first month? Your average follow back is 160 average per day?
     
  5. CANEGRON

    CANEGRON Newbie

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    Here you can see my stats:
    https://socialblade.com/instagram/user/carlosandrestv
     
  6. willteasle

    willteasle Junior Member

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    These are my settings for FLC on followliker:


    FLC Settings:

    Scrape User: tick
    Scrape photo: tick
    LIKE: tick

    Scrape user limit: 40

    Ignore private user: tick
    Ignore user with no profile picture: tick

    Query:
    FLC: username

    Query type: Users follower

    Scrape photo limit (1)
    Scrape only top result: tick

    Query:
    FLC:
    Query Type: Relevant

    like limit 5- 10
    daily like limit 1800-2000
    delay like 20 -30 seconds

    File, general settings, Automation Interval 14-24 Minutes
    enable activity logging and continious automation
     
  7. absolut182

    absolut182 Newbie

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    I've found the same. I had previously botted but stopped a few months ago as it was starting to get too well known about in the industry I'm in and was frowned upon.

    I've had bouts where I would manually like photos from hashtags or recent followers from similar accounts to mine but of less quality. Back in the day I could easily get up to 100 followers a day. Now it feels like it's a struggle to get like 10. It almost feels like Instagram isn't showing the likes as these people are my target market to a T, and now I'm getting nothing. I've even tried just liking like 10 photos within a 1 hour period (I usually get some engagement back) and nothing, it's odd. However I've noticed my engagement overall when I post hasn't really changed at all.

    Sorry, I'm kind of just adding to your rant, but you're not the only one finding this!
     
  8. willteasle

    willteasle Junior Member

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    Yeah you know I think theres something to this.
    Maybe IG isnt showing the likes on these peoples accounts. I used to be able to like under 100 pics on my cities # and get back loads of likes and engagements... but now nothing!