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Instagram a goldmine or hyped up?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pxoxrxn, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I have noticed allot of people making threads about the supposable goldmine that Instagram is. However, it seems that all the posts are advertising xGram and I was wondering if these are just methods made up by the developers of the bot to sell more copies. I guess buying the bot and doing their methods wont be worth it within the next week or so because it will soon become a flooded market and Instagram will have to jump on trying to fix it or their users will become extremely annoyed.
     
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  2. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    Is just the new trend for seo. Like it was pinterest few months ago, then it was twitter. In a few months a new thing will appear
     
  3. twitter.followers

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    People actually are trying to share their methods and they just advise you to use xGram bot for creating the accounts, they are not forcing you. So, you can even use any other account creator you like. They are promoting the bot since they get a 50% commission when you buy the product from their affiliate URL. And about the methods, they actually work. Most of the methods shared here work, you just need to add your own twist and take ACTION!
     
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    Instagram is a simple site. All the methods are basically the same. The bots are used just to scale while they can.


    I use instagram personally and all that spam shit annoys the hell out of me. Yeah, i flag that shit.
     
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    My opinion is that it's hyped up, there is ofcourse money to make but not in that extent all the people selling instabots are stating.
     
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    I agreed with above commenters, I just noticed. Many are advertising just xGram bot. I doubt if they are making xxx$/day then why the hell they are advertising xGram on their signatures. If I were one of them, I'd never have done that.
     
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  7. Danny1111

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    Well it's been a bit of a trend here recently - where people release things and all of a sudden there are complimentary threads saying how good it is / how much money its making etc etc ..... however the thing is and what makes BHW great - is that most software releases come with a 30 or 60 day money back guarantee if it doesn't work for you .... so yeah it is hype or paid reviews in a way -- but thankfully it's not hurting members because if it doesn't work for you - you can get your money back.
     
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    Just like everything else i believe. is SEO a goldmine or purely hyped up?
     
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    exactly, doesnt really make sense. But you really can make money from it but its not for everybody
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    I have the xGram sig because I believe in the product. I could care less if you purchase through me or not.

    I've had many people ask me to advertise a shotty product in my sig and I turned them down.

    As far as are people making money...yes. I had someone shoot me a screenshot of them making 3k in a couple days through CPA. I am using it to promote a couple of white hat projects and have been seeing some pretty good success with it as well.

    I've never been any good at CPA, so I have done well with that, but I would believe the success stories that are being written about it.
     
  12. artizhay

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    Just like with any product, people are making the money they claim, while others are not. Similar to Twitter, Pinterest, etc. there are changing methods all the time on how to make money. As long as you target to the market correctly, there will always be a way to make money wherever you are - that applies to online and offline.

    People advertise xGram simply because it has more features than most bots, including an account creator which is invaluable when scaling. Given that most people on BHW are into driving huge amounts of traffic to CPA offers (or at least trying to drive traffic to them), the scaling abilities of xGram suit their needs.

    However, it is very possible to use Instagram to support legitimate businesses, such as an online marketing company or your client's flower shop. While you could still drive traffic with xGram to your primary accounts, you would need a way to manage those main accounts in a delicate manner since that is tied directly to a real business. That's where you would need a different bot or accompanying software that specializes is managing just a few accounts, because that's not what xGram is made for.

    So the bot you use depends on your method of income, or what you're advertising. Most people recommend xGram because almost all of them are doing CPA. If you just watch the xGram chat for a long period of time, you'll see a ton of messages about networks to join, offers to pick, etc. but maybe 2-3 about marketing offline businesses. Yet, most people on the forum ask about CPA/Instagram, so xGram is recommended.
     
  13. sirgold

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    It's also true some networks suck due to their intrinsic characteristics, traffic, demographic, spending intent, etc while others don't... Generalist statements are as usual not very helpful. On the other hand IME the mechanics of instagram are as far as I could see very very similar to twitter, with another kind of users and of course the need to promote mobile offers, in general, since the legit user is on a mobile. Some days ago a fella posted a video course ripped off WF or something. I got tools, whether it's effective or not and how much we're gonna see in the next weeks with black friday on the way and the likes ;)
     
  14. Jdog82

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    My thoughts exactly
     
  15. indigo69

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    Instagram is just another social network. Pretty limited. It's MOBILE only, they don't like spammy comments, etc.

    But it's new... so spammers are happy for now. Let's wait 2-3 months and they will move on.

    That's how I see it. I build 100 *authority* accounts for the very long term. No BS, no link, no commenting. Just building up niche accounts. Good pictures. It will pay later on.... as it pays on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

    You have to learn how to do marketing, not how to spam.

    Anybody can buy 1000 proxies and 5000 accounts, a bot and make $400-$500/day for a few weeks... but ask them if they still have a daily job?