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I just want 1000 followers! IG Journey to 1000

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by justaregulardude, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    I've had the hardest time with social media. Seriously 1000? Seems like a super easy goal according to all the members here. So this time I"m making it official and posting my journey here so people can bash my method or give me insightful suggestions:

    Currently sitting at about 80 real followers. I just bought 300 fake followers so I can mass follow without having a bad ratio and maybe get some follow backs!

    Current stats:

    Followers : ~380
    Following : 155

    I have IG Megabot and am liking about 200 photos each day, with 3 photos per user. So I'm liking 3 photos from 66 users.
    I manually spend about 15 minutes a day just commenting so that my photos are relevant and not just general ones.

    My goal is to have 1300 followers (-300 fake ones from today) by the end of the week , Sunday.
     
  2. Makroy

    Makroy Regular Member

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    Good Luck Friend :D
     
  3. incomesurfer

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    Good luck.. manually follow 1k per day then start unfollowing on 5k..good luck
     
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    @OP you can do this easily by follow 200 per day from relevant hashtags and unfollow them around 4 days after using a tool like crowdfire. You should be able to reach 1,3k within 2-3 weeks this way.

    Dont unfollow more than 100 per hour and not more than 300 per day.
     
  5. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Today's update :

    Followers : 430
    Following : 228

    I might up my followings a bit more. Followed around 68 today.

    Really been engaging on the comments and writing stuff people reply to. Although only a few follow back.

    EDIT:
    Expanding on the post
    - I'm planning on doing about 300 likes today.
    - Following ~200 people total , and unfollowing on the weekend when everyone is out and not messing around on IG.
     
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  6. Thenub

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    Hey, goodluck on journey :) a small step goes a long way!

    You can definitely up your following per day, i follow 400-600 on new accounts and 800-1100 on my older bigger accounts.
    1,000 is a very realistic goal to reach within 1-2 weeks. Just keep following / liking and you should get there
     
  7. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Followers : 437
    Following : 310

    The account has bee aged for a couple months so I'll take your guys' advice and up my following to 500 a day.

    I only gained like 10 followers today. Either I need to up my content or start/liking following more. Although it might be that people are hesitant to follow because it's an account for a brand.

    EDIT:
    -Bought 100 followers so I can follow more tomorrow.
    -Currently sitting at 627 Followers -400 total fake followers. so I'm probably sitting at 227 Real
    -17 real likes on my last photo. I think I'm going to start adding stories to my captions so people start viewing my other photos and getting lost in them. and subscribing ;)
     
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  8. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    I actually lost followers within the day.

    Would you guys advise that I boost my fake followers up to around 1000 total? So then I can follow and unfollow a lot more? It might be that 600 followers following 400 people isn't a "cool" profile.

    Currently followed 181 so far today. Will be upping it to following 450 more by tonight.
     
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  9. incomesurfer

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    Nope, it will only hurt your account in the long run, and i find it hard to know if the real followers are dropping when you have bot followers. Still follow 800- 1000 per day is my advised :). Some unfollow when they reach 2500 following but i prefer 5000.
    Also don't follow and unfollow on the same day
     
  10. LoftPower

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    Good luck to you on this!
     
  11. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Late night update:

    660 followers
    +40 within the day

    I noticed I have a higher return on following people in my niche that have a low followers/following number thats at close to a 1:1 ratio.

    Example :
    Someone with the stats
    Followers - 235
    Following - 209
     
  12. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Followers 760
    Following 950
    A LOT of new arab followers, so I'm guessing a lot of fakes.
     
  13. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Followers: 800
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    I'm starting to get some consistent likes , ~20 per photo. With a fake boost every photo its coming out to 40 likes per photo so it's looking more and more legitimate. Not to mention my older photos have 60 - 100 likes all from new followers and people liking back.

    I'm also starting a new instagram account within the same niche to promote similar brands to mine. As its something I'd like to see and seems like no one's doing it so far.
     
  14. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Followers : 840
    Follwoing : 925

    Recently had some weird things go on with my account.
    -One time I couldn't log in as it said my account did not exist
    -Recently got a 24 hour ban from using the follow feature.

    I also took a day off before following again which prompted me this 24 hour ban.

    Any ideas on how to safely continue botting?
    I did about ~300 follows a day on a 5+ month aged account.
     
  15. Thenub

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    Hey, almost at your goal! Keep it going!

    1. You probably typed your username wrong, then it says something like "No account with that username exists"
    2. You are probably following too fast within a short amount of time, you can follow 500-700 but spread it throughout the day, follow maybe 20-30 per hour, and in increments of 3-7.
     
  16. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    @thenub thanks for the feedback. I've toned down my following to be 24 hours instead of focused on just peak hours.

    Update:

    I've lost a couple followers and gained a couple followers to end up at
    Followers : 840
    Follwing: 920

    Did not follow anyone today or yesterday as I want to lay off the heat with Instagram. I also received a shoutout from a brand we worked with (they posted a photo tagging us) netting about 10 followers.

    If anyone is in the high fashion niche/ hipster niche and would like original content in exchange for a shoutout send me a PM. I'm working with an up and coming brand that's funded by a top 40 school in the US so it'll be interesting content for those who like to be the first at getting things.
     
  17. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    1687 Following (1,900 following after the night)
    877 Follower (904 after 8 hours of sleep)

    Growth has been VERY slow the last few days. I'm wondering if Instagram has caught onto my botting and done something to silent my account or ghost my actions.
     
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  18. WhiteCatGlobal

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    Did you reach your 1k!?

    From what I've found I think brand accounts seem to grow far slower than standard niche accounts - after grafting on a brand account I had a go at curating content in the first niche that came to mind and that account is growing far faster.

    Keep at it though - you'll make it!! :)
     
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  19. Psmaniaboy

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    Good luck on your journey man. I'm sure you already know that the more followers you have the more followers you will get. Same concept with youtube views. PM me if you have any questions about this man. I want you to reach your goal.
     
  20. justaregulardude

    justaregulardude Junior Member

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    Update : I have not reached my 1k!

    Followers : 925 (so close) I somehow reached over 2200 in following and only ~900 followers. That means I got only a 10% conversion rate from following 500 and only gaining 50 followers. And I'm assuming less because I had a shoutout from a notable brand we worked with which net me around ~10 new followers.

    In the meantime I've also started another Instagram account which is going to supplement my brand account. It's in the luxury niche and has netted 200 followers at 800 following. (25% conversion holy crap this is too good to be true?!)