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How to Spot a Faker?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by thatPaul, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. thatPaul

    thatPaul Regular Member

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    Any tips of spotting fake accounts on IG?

    I'm looking at the numbers etc. IS there any other giveaways in behaviour?

    Thanks in advance
    Paul
     
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    They always end the post with their name at the end.

    javabro
     
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    Following 10K, followed by 2K
     
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    The following/being followed ratio, also check their followers to engagement ratios. If I see you have 100k followers but only 300 likes per post, that's fishy. Check out their comments and see if it sounds like legit people
     
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    profile pic of a model-esque woman or cute girl that might be jailbait.

    Oh, and they have pics of ads for ray bans
     
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    I usually look at their posts to see how many comments/likes they have. Compare that to their followers.
     
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    Just check their engagement and compare to the follower amount.
     
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    Yeah, as mentioned above - usually the engagement-follower rate is a good way to tell, if it's less than 10%, 5% at the least - they probably bought all their followers.

    I remember I was live streaming from one of my accounts to test the engagement and it got about 20% of the followers to see it, but then normally likes/comments is about 5-10% of my actual following,
    which of course are legit followers I targeted.
     
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    thatPaul Regular Member

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    Great idea for a test! And thanks for the info
     
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    Thanks

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    Negative follow ratio, high follow ratio. following close to max limit 7000 are dead give aways. Checking socialblade to see major swings in following on a 4 day span.
    Run a tracer (an app) to monitor likes per hours. SO many ways to weed out an account that used black-hat, engagement pods, etc..

    Better yet, force them to IG Business profiles. All the stuff is revealed there. Hence all the BS talk about Biz profile decreasing your engagement as white smoke.
     
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    Big followers, shit engagement.
     
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    Fascinating stuff! can you suggest a tracer app? are we talking IOS/Android/computer/online based?
     
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