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[IG Algo update] Followers list followers by size, not chronologically.

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Melonduck, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Melonduck

    Melonduck Junior Member

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    This means that the biggest accounts are listed at the top, making it nearly impossible to follow users. The way i see this is you now have to either:

    Follow users who interacted with photos. (this will result in following the same users a lot.)

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    Set up your botting software to not follow users with a large amount of followers.

    Instagram actually made it easier to gain followers with botting software than if you were to follow manually.
     
  2. kakizito

    kakizito Regular Member

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    Not sure about "followers by size". I don't see latest followers of a given page anymore since today to, but they are showing me some other random fixed accounts, some have a few followers and others alot, they are not just the most recent neither the account with most folowers to. I think it's a random list or people they think are relevant to us coming first. Like when one do a facebook search of "Ana" and several Anas coming first are the ones algo determines it can be the most relevant to us.

    I was adding manually, not sure what can be done to work arround this.
     
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  3. Dagreyon

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    This is definitely not the case for me. Not sure if it just hasn't rolled out for me or not, but my still show in order of when they followed.
     
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    Not the case for me either :/
     
  5. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Can confirm that is happening!

    Have you been scraping lately a lot?
     
  6. kakizito

    kakizito Regular Member

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    Me, manually arround 500 day.
     
  7. dgusic

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    I just checked, happened to one of my accounts. Not sure about others.
     
  8. Melonduck

    Melonduck Junior Member

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    I follow about 700 manually every day.
     
  9. Melonduck

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    It's the same for me. My large accounts show other big accounts first, while unused accounts with few followers have the old algorithm.
     
  10. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Eh, we are fucked now nonetheless. Here is a quick fix. Try adding followers searching from Likers. :D
     
  11. Melonduck

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    That's what im doing, but it will result in following the same users a lot over time.
     
  12. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Exactly the same issue. One of my big accounts got hit. If you need some follower list with IDs or URLs shoot me a message, I'll scrape them for you!
     
  13. Melonduck

    Melonduck Junior Member

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    Thanks, but i'm not really sure how that would help
     
  14. afrojack24

    afrojack24 Regular Member

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    Why is this even a problem? Most accounts that follow the account your scraping from won't be large accounts but regular users
     
  15. Melonduck

    Melonduck Junior Member

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    That's not true. Large accounts have a multitude of other large accounts following them. I'm looking at the followers list of an acc with 150k that i usually follow from, and the first 300 users have more than 2k followers. It also means that the follower list is fixed to a certain point so that you won't find new users to follow.
     
  16. dgusic

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    Really the only for now is to follow likers until we find something more permanent...
     
  17. Melonduck

    Melonduck Junior Member

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    Yep, i'm sure FL/MP will publish workarounds in a little while. This does mean that if i want to keep growing my account i have to start botting again.. Seems kind of counter-productive from IG's standpoint..
     
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  18. dgusic

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    Well this or make a new account, turn on your bot, scrape 100k users and you are set for the next few days/weeks.
     
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  19. kakizito

    kakizito Regular Member

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    Lets say you got 2 big pages where you used to go and see their followers and could add the last users that followed that big account because followeres were shown in crhonologic order. Now when I try to do this I can't see the lateste users that followed that account, instead I get same users everytime i check the followers list of that page.

    It is a problem because I can't follow fresh users. if i go to a phto and follow people who liked that photo will end up following same people over and over again.
     
  20. Melonduck

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    Yup.. I find it really funny how IG is basically promoting botting with this update, lmao.