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IG engagement rate dropped like crazy the last few days

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Ksgirl, May 6, 2016.

  1. Ksgirl

    Ksgirl Junior Member

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    I manage my own accounts a couple of friends- all the accounts except 2 have dropped like crazy in terms of likes & comments. I did a mass unfollow on one account so I was expecting it on that one but I actually only lost a couple hundred followers out of mass unfollowing 7500 people who were following back so I think that was pretty good. On my 10k account engagement went from 250-300 likes to 100-150... My 17k accounts are getting around 200-300 rather than 500-700 they were getting before. My 8k account is getting 100 likes vs 200 before.
    Its just weird to me. Only one of my accounts is showing up w/ the new algorithm (everything is out of order w/ 18 hour posts coming up first then jumping to 2 mins then 40 mins then 2 hours etc etc) so I'm wondering if this is becoming a thing on more & more accounts & it's affecting engagement.
    These are also botted accounts but I mainly only unfollow w/ FL & do everything else manually.
     
  2. Ksgirl

    Ksgirl Junior Member

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    Anyone? Bump bump
     
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    I think I do, it's swinging a lot lately.
     
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    I think its the same for me.. I don't know why.
     
  5. imGrej

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    It's because your botting obviously.

    Increase the time difference to stop getting limited.
     
  6. Ksgirl

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    I've read a lot on this and most everything I read is that botting does not make a difference
     
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    It really depends ... I mean I know a dude with account in the sneakers niche, he has around 27k followers and he gets max 300 likes per photo, mostly around 230 likes. He doesn't even know what botting means and his engagement is pretty bad. One of my accounts is in the same boat. 20k followers and it's getting 190 likes per photo, before it was 300/400. I just gave up on these instagram limits and sh*t and decided to bot over 60 accounts.
     
  8. imGrej

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    That's because the people complaining about it are obvious botters. They don't want to realize their mistake and therefore say it's random whether you bot or not.

    I'll drop and excellent Albert Einstein quote from his diary:

    "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results."
     
  9. Ksgirl

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    Ok well I'm open to different methods- I have too many accounts (friends & my own) to manage all manually myself although I've been wanting to go in that direction and have w/ some. What's a good fix for this or is there even one? If I stop using a bot will they eventually turn to normal? Can you explain to me why botting is affecting them? Thanks so much!
     
  10. Ksgirl

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    Neon- that's the thing- I've noticed this with several accounts that I know for sure do not bot- I was wondering if maybe insta is testing the new algorithm on a larger audience now- one of my accounts so far has it.
     
  11. Adrian112

    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    If you are botting it's normal to get huge drops from time to time.

    Also, IG is always testing new algorithms so they are also testing them on our posts.
     
  12. Ksgirl

    Ksgirl Junior Member

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    Adrian- that makes sense. Thanks for the reply
     
  13. radis

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    its definitely the new algo, I don't bot and never have and I've noticed a drop aswell and some of the accounts in our growth group have been experiencing it too. It seems to be affecting organic explore tab growth aswell. We are all 200k+ accounts so its not just small accounts experiencing it.
     
  14. Ksgirl

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    I hope things adjust & return to normal.... Although that might be a pipe dream
     
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    I can´t tell if it happened to me or not since I took a long break from IG while the new algorithm came. But if we have to get used to get less likes, it's pretty much the same for everyone. If it's the same for everyone, will it matter then?
     
  16. Ksgirl

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    Well that's a good point... But still it seems like a far less reach which is a bummer for those of us trying to market but at the same time I guess its time to step up the game & find better ways to engage
     
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    Same situation for me.. Got about 30% drop on engagement.
     
  18. radis

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    ya I think the only accounts that wont be affected are verifieds. Those are the accounts they are replacing our content with I think. And ads obviously