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How many new followers to expect from liking alone

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by CarlitosWay, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    I've read through a lot of posts hrô. I've seen people that made promises to clients of 1k new followers/month and were successful in getting around 2k all whole using a bot strictly for liking.

    Does that plausible to most of you? I don't see anywhere in the same universe as those numbers.

    I've been using FL for about a week.
    I set it to like between 700-1000 pics running about 18hrs/day. I'm seeing 3-7 followers/day growth.

    •I'm a photographer/filmmaker so I have fresh original content
    •I'm using what I believe are relevant querys.
    •I've been using about 28 hashtags/photo which I'm choosing carefully.
    •I'm manually commenting on a couple dozen relevant photos that I genuinely like and even liking some photos manually when I find a particularly relevant IG'er.
    I don't follow anyone back though. In fact I'm pairing down the number of people I follow.

    Where is the discrepancy? Are my results far far below what would be expected? Are claims of 1k-2k/month growth in followers vastly exaggerated when using this method? Something I'm not seeing?
     
  2. W9go

    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i stopped liking because i could not see a difference in the grow rate .....
     
  3. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    So you believe that 1k-2k/month growth is a fabrication?
     
  4. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just by way of liking?

    I do.

    I found that when I liked a user's photos, they were inclined to come like mine - however, I'd say only 2% - 3% of them followed me. Liking & commenting was a little better.
     
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    It really depends on the niche. On most niches the followback on my accounts is 1% if I get lucky. On another specific niche, the followback is between 70-80% and that's no lie :D
     

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  6. brewsh

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    same in my experience, likes are returned but follows not too often, it seems to be tricky even if the accounts are relevant. following and commenting adds a bit more return for me, but its not the same numbers youd expect from what others report... so i guess following and waiting then unfollowing leads to better results? still have yet to post enough to really know maybe
     
  7. cocainekate

    cocainekate Newbie

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    Ive had good results so far with liking/commenting only. I have been using instagress on the SLOW setting on a super aged personal account with 3k existing real followers, and have gotten 3.3k additional followers in almost 5 weeks. I found picking 20/30 accounts that have a ton of followers 200k-3M (liking all of their followers pics) worked much better than the hashtag route. I am a relatively attractive female in hot/travel/fitness niche but I still think the growth is ok considering its on slow. I plan on getting more aggressive this month, Ive only been posting 3/4 times a week, going to amp that up and maybe switch to the normal setting. I have not followed a single new person so it is possible I would play around with it a little bit.
     
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  8. Trolling4Dollars

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    I swear to god, I am NOT a sexist person - but folks, from my observation, this is the key to success on IG. Throw all your other formulas, bots & methods out the window. This one is a winner.

    I've thought of creating a second persona - a sexy female - and posting the same photos on both my main account & the persona account. I can almost guarantee that the persona would get 10x more traffic than my main account.

    Sorry to hijack your post.
     
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    If you're an attractive female just sell your soul and go all organic.
     
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  10. cocainekate

    cocainekate Newbie

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    I was thinking Vegan. ;) Dream big.

    Last night I decided to do a test on a dog page I also have. Same setting as my personal page (liking pics and commenting on profiles that follow big dog/cat accounts) on the normal setting just to see what would happen. Woke up with 42 new followers not following anyone back. Something is 100 off with your settings or content if your only getting 3-7 followers a day. you can get that without a bot.
     
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    Yep, there are different niches and formulas that work on IG, but any niche can easily become a super niche when you're a hot chick
     
  12. brewsh

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    It's 99.9% true that being a women in any niche will get you more followers by a clearly defining margin, though I dont have the evidence to prove it, you can just look for yourself and its totally obvious. Any niche, just try it. You dont even have to have good photos or post often. Theres this one account with like 25 photos and a couple hundred following, it has almost 10k followers just because its a women and they dont even interact with posts... it's absurd.
     
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    All niches are the same, and all niches are different.
    Some niches you have to follow and like and comment to get any follow backs.
    Others, you only follow and like,
    Others you only follow
    Others you only like.

    While others only do hashtags instead of accounts. Some do 500k or less posts per hashtags, while others swear by 1M+ posts hashtags. Hey, you know your niche and what works for you.


    It's a mixture of what you post, and what niche you're in. Of course, if you're just starting, it's harder to gain followers than if you're a 50k or 100k account.

    I've had some accounts that have lately been gaining less followers. I even posted here trying to see if some of the experts can figure out what the heck is going on. No real solution, other than doing 500k or less hashtags, change the big users that these accounts follow, and the typical "ask an engaging question" in the post.
     
  14. CarlitosWay

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    Interesting. I'm gonna give that method a try. I've never automated my comments. Do you comment manually or w a bot? Any advice on that? Thanks btw

    Oh, follow up: If youre like followers of an account that has 200k+ followers will you let the bot run for days on that one task until you've hit them all? Do you limit it to one like/follower? Thanks again!