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Help a Newbie: Instagram Shoutouts, Organic Followers, and Tips for Growth?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by amousa9, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. amousa9

    amousa9 Newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
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    Hey all,

    I'm on day 2 of my journey and have gained about 200 followers so far using FL and posting every few hours. I was recently solicited by a big page (100k+ followers, 2-4k likes per pic on average) to buy a shoutout from him. I was wondering if you guys think a shoutout from a page like this might be valuable.

    Also, I feel like many of my followers are just botted accounts or accounts that are large and related to or in the same niche as me. Do you have any tips on gaining organic followers, real people?

    Lastly, any tips in general for FL settings or anything related to growing my first account?


    P.S: The niche is fairly "saturated" and several accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers exist for it if that changes anything.
  2. gabiend

    gabiend Newbie

    Sep 22, 2015
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    You must be very careful when buying shoutouts from big accounts. You will get loads of messeges from such accounts but you need to check if their followers are real or not. In this case, 2-4k likes for 100k followers, sounds good.

    Regarding organic traffic, the method that worked the best for me is following users that are following big accounts in the same niche as you. Most of them will follow back and they will stick. I don't have any experience with FL since i've done most of my work manually. I did use instagress a long time ago and it made my account's gainings drop drasticall, maybe i used the wrong settings.

    Also, for organic followers be sure to like and comment on popular posts that have hashtags in the same niche as yours.
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