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IG Food For Thought

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by GreyHatNewb, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. GreyHatNewb

    GreyHatNewb Junior Member

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    Hello fellow BH's,
    I just recently seen this post (3 month old acct was banned for supposedly NOTHING) I INSTANTLY knew why it was banned.

    Think about this:
    1) How many users does IG have?
    roughly 300 million

    2) how old is IG?
    few years old

    3) what is IG?
    FB in disguise! Why did FB acquire it? Cause of its incredible GROWTH rate. This was purely strategic to maintain that competitive edge.

    What needs to be understood is this, google & fb are the BIGGEST data miners that exists.
    FB wants to know what you like to read, how many calories you burned today, movies, who is your family, friends, class mates, co-workers, E V E R Y f*cking thing about US! REMEMBER THAT!

    Still lost? Ok, I'll cut to the chase.
    FB has over a BILLION users & is a very matured company. Therefore, they have the best crawlers & anti-spam team/technology. So be careful, and dont look at IG as IG, look at it as FB!

    What was wrong with OP acct that was 3 month old? From the email OP posted, that was grounds to be banned. OP created new acct, then followed the top 100 Instagramers

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    This is a dead give-away that you're probably planning to spam them. On fb, lets say if you want to msg someone that you dont know....more than likely your msg will end up in that person "other folder" (spambox) and not their inbox. Also, i can damn near assure you this is why FB has removed ALL users emails and substituted them with [email protected], to prevent us from having direct contact with those users & spamming. They're filtering everything & analyzing everything on the fly. Matter fact, Im willing to bet that their algorithm already knows who you (should) know & probably dont know!

    Underlying message:
    1) Treat IG as if you're on FB
    2) Build up some sort of proximity
    3) Think outside the box, and DONT do what you think someone has already done!

    Im just a noob too!
     
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  2. fidodido

    fidodido Junior Member

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    Great food for thought indeed, appreciated.
     
  3. GreyHatNewb

    GreyHatNewb Junior Member

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    So, instead of working your way down the user chain, work your way UP the user chain.

    If you want to follow those super IG'ers, then what I'd do is go on their page, manually follow 1 or 2 active users
    Then later go back and follow those super IG'ers, but I certainly wouldn't follow them on a fresh acct instantly.
    Following the "regular users" first is your proximity to those super accts.

    If I was on FB/IG spam team, I'd say "hmmm, this new acct followed these super accts, which all have tens of millions of users"
    Acct NUKED!!!
     
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  4. mladz

    mladz Power Member

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    This follow/unfollow method using top accounts is a waste of time....trial this... You think you are gaining heaps of followers, don't do anything for a few days and you will lose over 50% of the followers you gain because most of the accounts that have followed you are doing exactly what you are. Just like you, they are going to unfollow you in a day or 2
     
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  5. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    hummm, good toughts, so probabily also have local(your same country-or same country proxy) normal users followers, at first, has more chance to be your real friends, than somebody on the other part of the world, then go to follow follower of big accounts
     
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  6. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    What exactly is that ranked list?
     
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    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    the IG accounts with most followers..
     
  8. JustChillin

    JustChillin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Instagram has more than 300M users, it has 300M users active monthly only.

    This is a good point though, I think the reason people follow big accounts is because there's many other bots and random people following their new followers, so they keep following & unfollowing them. I honestly don't see the value of those followers anyway, mostly bots and not niche-targeted.
     
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    danixD Senior Member

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    There are too many kardashian family member on the top
     
  11. tompots

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    You are definitely on point here! Some people just don't know what they are doing and just get ridiculous with their accounts.
     
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  12. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Why would IG ban you for following celebrities? Doesn't make sense.
     
  13. GreyHatNewb

    GreyHatNewb Junior Member

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    Its because of how he followed them, which is from a FRESH acct. That is a bad pattern to get you on their radar.
    The key is staying under the radar, to not trigger their spam mechanisms.

    If you follow normal people, and then follow celebs, you'll look like a normal users.
    If you make fresh acct, follow celebs right off the bat, that will look very suspicious.
     
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  14. komo22

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    But where was our ray j for followers