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How to remove ghost followers?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by psywarrior, May 29, 2018.

  1. psywarrior

    psywarrior Registered Member

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    I would like to ask people over here how to remove the ghost followers who might make my account look bulky but aren't actually helping in making it that effective
     
  2. plottsch

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    You've got to block them individually -- can be automated but you need to make sure you only remove the "ghosts"
     
  3. psywarrior

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    I have asked this because
    1. some of my friends who are quite real and active have shown up as ghost followers which isn't the case
    2. some of the accounts having no posts, profile pic, etc have been shown as real

    so how to actually detect who is ghost and who isn't
     
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    If you're planning to sell, another option is to add fake likes and comments to boost engagement.
     
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    Do you find humans on IG? Somebody told me only bots use IG
     
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    I might be wrong, I work with Jewelry and watch industry, Most our ghost followers are real buyers. All full time active (commenting, like every post.. etc ) never really buy. So we decided to keep them.
     
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    that`s actually true sometimes
     
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    You can be sure anyone following 2k+ people is worth blocking.
     
  9. fxmanaged

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    We just blocked 11k "ghost" followers from a 190k amount to see what effect it would have and so far, NOTHING. It is true that blocking non-engaging accounts should increase your engagement because it's mathematically true, but as far as it making a positive impact on follower growth, it's anything but science fiction right now. It seems logical and I wish it were true, but I'm yet to see convincing, quantifiable results.
     
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    What did you use to block your ghost followers?

    Also, IG's algorithm may take a few days to re-kick and shuffle the way they show your posts, etc.
     
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    I used our old Mass Planner account (which we always maintained active) to wipe the 11k over a period of 10 days. See the attached image.
     

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    May I ask for what settings you used to achieve that please?
     
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    You mean settings on Mass Planner?
     
  15. Kaizen777

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    Yes please :)
     
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    It's better to do this manually as automating it can accidentally remove the wrong people from past experiences.

    Maybe there are better tools and resources out there now I'm just stating my issues from the past I've had but I would recommend maybe hiring a inexpensive VA and getting them to scrape them manually, shouldn't take long and would only cost a few bucks depending on how many inactive users you have.
     
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    i dont see any benefit in block ghost. There a lot of big accounts (+1M Followers) with a very small ratio of engagement, and their content is reaching the explore and going viral without problems
     
  18. John242

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    Just saw a video the other day, but I can't post the link in my posts yet...

    But go to Youtube and search for the channel "Get your sh*t seen" and then their video "Remove Ghost Followers on instagram Best Method for 2018"

    You need two programs - Jarvee and IGscraper. Pretty unique method for doing this....will have to give it a shot! Seems like a great idea