1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Help for a newbie?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by powderblue, May 24, 2017.

  1. powderblue

    powderblue Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi there,

    I'm pretty new to this forum so I hope this isn't among the many annoying newbie post to you. I am really trying to grow my Instagram (and many other platforms to be honest) as it's holding me back with working with brands. I blog and have been dedicated to it for 3 years but just clearly haven't put in enough effort SEO-wise. I'll also be wanting to increase blog rankings & youtube etc amongst this all.

    A girl I know was following/unfollowing on her insta a few years ago up to about 5000 followers and now she's self employed from blogging etc.

    What do you reckon my next steps are? I've used a bot in the past and had my account permanently removed first time so now I'm a little cautious. I also don't want anything to seem too out of the ordinary.

    Any help much appreciated :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14

    Following and unfollowing is the best method to grow fast. Unfortunately most bots have been banned nowadays but theres still some out there, just have to play around with the settings so you dont get flagged as a bot.

    Your friend did what I am in the process of doing: growing a following and getting paid to advertise other peoples products.

    What niche are you in? What is your blog about?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. powderblue

    powderblue Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    I've started following and unfollowing popular accounts but I know these won't be targeted followers. What's your process usually and how well has it worked? Its beauty and fashion, what about you?
     
  4. W9go

    W9go Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5,204
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    chasing girls
    Location:
    chasing girls
    all my follow unfollow accounts got flagged ... so be careful.
     
  5. Carlos TV

    Carlos TV Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Spain
    I'm not doing any bot follow/unfollow until Instagram hate waves calm down a bit...

    I have been publishing a couple of pictures a day and using hashtags and I'm not growing much but my account is safe.

    In a couple of months when things would go back to normal... I'll come back to that.

    In the mean time I'm planning to collaborate with other accounts similar to mine to help everyone grow. Together we can achieve more!
     
  6. pauluca82

    pauluca82 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    How can I know if my account has been flagged?
     
  7. tonmoy07

    tonmoy07 Newbie

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    You can take paid seo services form different platforms to grow your social accounts. That will be the best and quick option for you.
     
  8. pauluca82

    pauluca82 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    My niche is also fashion
     
  9. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14
    Are you using bots? If so, what software and what settings? that could be your issue
     
  10. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14
    Your account will either ask for email/phone verification or you will simply be banned or locked out...you will know
     
  11. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14
    Curious what you mean by "paid SEO services"....I am not aware of how this is an effective method of growing social media... personally I think SEO is too competitive and wouldn't be very effective at growing social media
     
  12. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14
    The key is not to target accounts that are broad...any account with over 500k is too broad in my opinion...most accounts that have 500k+ will attract bots and untargeted followers who only followed the account because they saw 1 of their posts on the trending page or because their friend follows it.

    Find passionate pages that are very similar to what you do with 10k-250k and target their followers and post likers...this will increase your follow back and engagement ratio significantly. My niches range from animals to quotes to spirituality....I have over 150 IG accounts
     
  13. powderblue

    powderblue Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi, thank you for the advice. I wasn't following their followers, I was following the account itself and have been getting followers. I assume this is probably a rubbish trick so maybe I'll try following the followers of similar accounts. Would this be enough to grow or are there any other big tricks I'm missing?
     
  14. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14
    Yes you should definitely follow their followers and likers...following the accounts themselves will only get you other spam bot followers and thats not what you want...you want engaged followers
     
  15. powderblue

    powderblue Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just started doing that! I'm only at 1.2k. I'd really like to get to 5k engaged followers to start working some more brands!
     
  16. marketingmagnif

    marketingmagnif Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    14
    No offense but most brands will want you to have over 10k with 300+ likes...You can certainly build your own brands with those followers though
     
  17. powderblue

    powderblue Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Oh much bigger brands yes, but I've been speaking with a lot of potential brands to collaborate with and they'll work with me at 5k. But definitely the hope is to get 10k+ I just don't know how I can get there. I can't see manually following/unfollowing being sustainable enough to grow from 1k to 10k
     
  18. GoodGuyMaor

    GoodGuyMaor Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    No offense but im at 2000 followers with 700+ likes at EVERY photo. Only thing is in peraonal instagram.
     
  19. pauluca82

    pauluca82 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    I have a 3400 account in 8 months. It's being very complicated for me to reach 5k as well. But IG makes it very difficult now. I'm afraid to do f / u and I do not know if it's good to participate in engagement groups ... my circumstance is similar to yours there are brands that want to work with me but when I have 5k. I have an average of 550 likes and 50 comments. But in the last days have fallen to 300-400 likes ...
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2017
  20. Sergi10

    Sergi10 Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Manually unfollow and follow is possible, it just takes A LOT of time. Still I do it with my personal account to stay safe.