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Have you made up a fake giveaway before?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by splishsplash1, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    Have you made a fake giveaway for something worth a ton of money, which would attract lots of people, then just tell people the winner is an account which is actually yours? So that way you don't have to pay anything for the giveaway.

    I'm thinking of doing this but I'm wondering, is it illegal (fraud) or something?
     
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    You wouldn't get in trouble. The only thing you have to lose is credibility (if someone found out that it's a hoax account)

    TBH this used to be a big way of gaining followers 4-5 months ago. Not so much anymore
     
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  3. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    What has changed between now and 4-5 months ago to make it worse now?
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

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    i wouldn't worry much about the legality, instead i'd focus on getting paid
    you need to make sure that the CPA network allows such stunts, more precisely the particular offer you're promoting
    nowadays with a lot of offers you can't use certain words like "free", "win" etc. and generally it's not allowed to promise something what no-one is getting

    the basic concept in itself will never cease to work, i did something very similar on ig 3 years ago, it worked back then and i'm pretty that it still does, probably it's just more tough because of tightened security
     
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    I tried a fake giveaway, people tend to stay away from giveaways nowadays it used to work well months ago
     
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    Not to hijack this thread, but I was thinking of doing a giveaway too. I wouldn't lead them to a survey or anything. It would be a simple REAL giveaway. The only goal of it would be to gain followers. Anybody have an idea as to what the content of the caption should be? I'm thinking I want them to be following and to repost, but giveaways are so thought-of to be scams these days I'm not sure if I'd even gain 100 followers.

    Currently I'm getting ~200-300 likes a post with my highest at 460+ 2 days ago

    EDIT: Following 900 a day while liking pictures so I get quite a bit of traffic my ways. Want to have the giveaway go for a week when I follow another 6000 after unfollowing
     
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    why though? what has changed? with the rate ig is growing, there must be a huge influx of new people daily who haven't seen the method yet, but if it doesn't work in that form anymore, you can twist it a bit and make it less official and more personal saying that you were just given 2 [insert a gadget here] and being Christmas and all, you feel generous and want to give away one of those, most people aren't brain surgeons on ig, plus most of them are quite young/gullible, so they will easily believe something like that

    i just can't imagine anything why would this cease working all of a sudden
     
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  8. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    I've collaborated with companies to do real give-aways before and they have always worked well.
     
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    I havent tried giveaways but in my opinion it would still work if your page has enough credibility, i.e you regularly communicate with your followers via DM and comments like their pictures comment on them, if you have money get a membership of iconosquare that way you can see your most engaged users, from time to time say hello to them like their pictures, comment on their picture etc etc and i am sure they will even purchase anything you are selling
     
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    This use to be a method to gain followers, but I think the method has died out as it got abused so now people think it's a scam instantly
     
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    Not sure if its illegal, but highly unethical yes.
     
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    Most corrupt network award goes to? What top 3-4 networks are likely to turn the other way?
     
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    Used to be too easy since most people are naive, I did this method but back like in 2012 or 2013.
    Gained like 10k+ followers a week and topped out at like 80-90k and then got banned.
    It was a page, and i found photos of mass iphones and said i was giving them out, just like/comment/ and repost my pics with #tag.

    Also like last year, when instagram was deleting all the "spam accounts" there were tons of profiles pretending to "save instagram users from being deleted"
    Couple people gained like 10k+/day, maxed out at 400k and then he turned it into a comedy niche profile with about 300k followers in the end, not sure if he got banned or if he kept going.
     
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    Yes, it could be construed as Fraud.
    Depending on your location there are likely to be laws governing giveaways, sweepstakes and lotteries.
    The penalty can be very stiff if fraud is proven.
     
  16. txholdem

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    i have thought about this (for the purpose of gaining followers) for a while but have not actually done it.
    i would guess the value of a giveaway should be at least $50 to really attract attention?
    i dont have a lot of followers (10k) and people wont pay me $10 for a shoutout, how am i going to make them pay $50 for a giveaway?
     
  17. mladz

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    This is what you do:

    User names are made up...

    Say @hammock is doing a hammock give away and they have 500K followers and you are also a hammock page trying to make it big...

    Post the same giveaway on your page as they do 9on theirs but alter the text to suit your page. Make out that you are teaming up with them. e.g 'you must be following @hammock and @yourpage'.

    Then you do the whole you must tag 5 friends on your photo to be in the draw blah blah..then even say exactly what the @hammock page says in terms of when the winners will be announced on their page (not yours).

    Most importantly block @hammock when you post on yours so they are clueless as to what you are doing and even they did they can do sweet fuck all.

    So to your followers everything looks legit and you have the pulling power of a popular page because you have ' teamed up'.

    Naturally you will benefit from your followers tagging all their friends etc to at least gain some sort of traffic to your page.

    Feel guilty? Think it's wrong? That's what confession is for.
     
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  18. txholdem

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    thanks for the spoon feed lol.
    now,
    when you say "tag 5 friends", you mean "mention" 5 friends?

    mladz is the true IG expert.
     
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  19. mladz

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    Most normal users would be familiar with the word tag not mention because you would be saying something like 'to be eligable for entry tag at least 5 of your friends on here that love camping'
    If you use the word mention then it sounds confusing for the stupid ones.

    And cheers for the praise.
     
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  20. txholdem

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    i just tested mentions and boy i had to explain mention badly. they mentioned me on my post! lol.