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I don't lose followers when unfollowing

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by iRadium, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. iRadium

    iRadium Registered Member

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    hey,
    this is really strange, I don't lose any followers when I mass unfollow. I even get some.
    For example, yesterday I had 2150 followers for 1000 following. I'm unfollowing everyone. Now I have 2152 followers and 300 following.
    Approx ~20% of my followers are fake followers, the rest is real, made from the mass follow/unfollow process.

    Do you have an idea ?

    Thanks guys, have a great day
     
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  2. envisioned

    envisioned Power Member

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    such helpful information! smh

    be happy with it and don't complain.
     
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  3. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    1. Not everyone check their IG every hour, they might unfollow you later
    2. Some people might genuinely like your page and doesn't care that you unfollow them
     
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    Most likely inactive, or you're following users who don't care about followers / following so they don't use apps to see who unfollowed them.
     
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    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    or just still more people follow the acc than unfollow it, so it eventually balances out the loss caused by unfollowing mutual followers

    that 2,150 people is not necessarily the same 2,150 as it was a day before, if you don't check it and you don't use anything which would show you your stats, the decrease or increase in followers and followings separately, you'll only able to see an absolute increase or decrease

    so are your sure that the 2,150 followers are the same as the day before?
     
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  6. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Just be happy they have not unfollowed you yet. They may yet but hopefully not. Let us know if that is the case.
     
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    trxpshxt Newbie

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    yeah I notice this too, but not from unfollowing followers, but from unfollowing those that don't follow back. I'll unfollow 100 people (that aren't following back) and strangely enough I get roughly 5-10 people following. perhaps it's just organic growth imo
     
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    That's either a good or a bad thing.

    Might be bots or might be inactive followers who never check instagram.
     
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    Lmfao. This comment was hilarious.

    Anyhow OP, it could be that you're losing followers but you gain more than you lose. Either way, it's a good thing.
     
  10. Jagwilson

    Jagwilson Regular Member

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    if you target well with your follows and even if you dont it usually works that way. You probably will lose some but its not like they auto unfollow you. it takes a few days
    but often time by then other people just add you so the net balance goes up but you do lose on a mass unfollow for sure.
     
  11. angreee

    angreee Junior Member

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    If you have a nice looking profile, and you are not using hashtags such as follow4follow and this kind of things, you shouldn't lose many followers while you unfollow
     
  12. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    lol these little numbers that's why you aren't losing followers.

    Go ahead and unfollow 700-1,000 people a day for 7-10 days in a row.

    You will lose about 30 followers a day.
     
  13. HoNeYBiRD

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    but that's an entirely different thing
    you unfollow those who don't follow you back, why would you expect a drop in followers? :) or why would you compare this to OP's situation?
    but i think you figured it out, that's organic grow
     
  14. Lamuks

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    You are surprised that someone actally likes your page? I mean, people don't usually just instantly unfollow..