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I followed 600 people. But see only 18 followings in my account?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by soa0611, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. soa0611

    soa0611 Senior Member

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    I am new with Instagram , so anybody knows what is it ? - i manually followed around 600 people 6 hours ago, but when i go to my account i only see 18 followings (yes, not followers). What the heck?

    And this acc is not locked - i can follow - i tried now
     
  2. RoryMmaher

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    wait like 24 hrs
     
  3. redarrow

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    When you follow dont mean there going to follow you , and also remember there fake accounts that are not real .

    On a new account only follow 300 a day do not unfollow anybody at all for know as that triggers a flag ok.
     
  4. JabbaTheHutt

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    I think there are several fasts you should think about

    How many photos you have posted in your IG account so far ? If there aren't many then many people don't find anything interesting enough to follow

    You might have followed too many bot accounts ?

    Usually it take time for people to follow back you so give it a day or 2

    Maybe those people are not interested in your niche. If you account is focused on a niche

    Don't follow accounts with huge number of followers. They usually don't bother to follow back.
     
  5. soa0611

    soa0611 Senior Member

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    i dont need follower. the problem is - i dont follow people - i follow-follow-follow like 600 people and then see - i have only 18 followings
     
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    Did you followed them using mobile app or using instagram site?
     
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    tips for following manually

    - follow big account related to your niche
    - turn on notification on these big account
    - follow the followers who liked the recent pics of these account :)
     
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    That sounds like a lot of people to be following in that amount of time
     
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    Instagram "ghosts" your follows if you over do it.
     
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    soa0611 Senior Member

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    Instagram site!
     
  11. mihai1497

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    This is the reason, after ~10-12 follows instagram will return a 403 response, you won't be able to see it unless you use Inspect Element and you go to Network Tab.
    Check out this example:
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    This error will go away after ~3-4 minutes of waiting...


    So actually you didn't followed 600 peoples... You followed only 18+the private ones.
     
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    soa0611 Senior Member

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    thanks, now it is clear.
    do you think Instagram intentionally limits desktop version?
    by the way, what is hour limits for follows if using mobile version?
     
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    soa0611 Senior Member

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    nope, no content at all
     
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    When I follow more than 50 or 60 account, Instagram block me from following for 24 hours. What's the problem please ?
    Note: I instantly unfollow private accounts when I follow.
     
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    Yes, I think they limited the desktop version intentionally.
    I have no idea about hour follows limits of mobile version.
     
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    I do think it is just a matter of time. You need to be a little patient with getting followers. I personally discovered that people do take time to just follow you trying to find if it is okay with you. It took like a month before my account started receiving followers. I guess it is all about trust issues and what you post on the network. It is not the time to give up.