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Instagram Account Promotions

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by mr07, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. mr07

    mr07 Junior Member

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    Hi there,
    Following the success of my previous work with FaceDominator and Facebook Page Promotions I am now moving into Instagram. You can see my Facebook journey thread here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/facebook-page-promotions.946266/

    Software: As I have been very happy with the work of the FaceDominator software I have purchased the GramDominator software to use for this purpose.

    Journey Objective: To draw attention to a not-for-profit charity organisation that I wish to support by promotion. The ways I may do this through Instagram could include following people and getting followers who like the relevant niche and then sharing the posts, images or links of the charity for others to see, as well as things relevant to the niche so that it blends in with followers and they engage. I will have to do more research and experimenting as to the specifics for effectively drawing people in, but at this stage that is the actual objective - to promote the charity organisation.

    Accounts: At this stage, it seems like I will purchase Non-PVA accounts, as all comments from experienced marketers suggest that you will require a phone verification at some point anyway, and if you purchase an account with phone verification, not only are you paying a more premium price but you likely will not have access to that phone number again if you need to verify it, so it's actually worse in the long run.

    I will also likely get aged accounts, however, at this stage I will wait to clarify and confirm the benefits of this. It's widely agreed that aged accounts have better standing in IG, however, there is a lot of doubt as to whether a 3 month old account (or 6 month, 12 month, etc.) which has done no activities and then suddenly begins warming up is genuinely that much stronger than a fresh one. Some argue that it's actually more suspicious to IG as a normal user would just start using it.

    Mobile verification: I am unsure of which method I will use for mobile verification for when the time comes. As this is all not-for-profit, the procedure of using real SIM cards is quite an expensive process. Sometimes accounts could only be 50 cents, but buying real SIM cards in person could be $5-$10+ for where I am, or an online overseas SIM verification method I know of is $5. Otherwise, there are numerous online virtual SIM verification options, but the issue is that there is a high failure rate and even if they do work, down the track that number could be flagged for further abuse so it could stuff up my accounts later.

    There may be some cheaper SIM options in my country and I've ordered one SIM from eBay to try it out, in hope. The SIM was $1.60 and the activation option looks like it may be free of charge with no obligation to recharge (most make you pay to recharge in order to activate). With that though, if you do not recharge I believe the SIM number expires after 7 days, so I'd only be able to use it that once off for verifications. Also, to activate I have to provide all personal details and ID too and I believe there is a national limit on the number of SIMs active at once. I'm not too fussed about my appearance with this, but I definitely don't want to raise any alarms or look like I'm doing anything too dodgy so I will have to think about what to do for this. Possibly others from the organisation will consider also registering SIM cards as needed for me. I will try this out and that may be a solution for some time, which I could use for other platforms like FB.

    Final Comments: I will update every few days or as interesting events or helpful advice my come my way. I quite enjoy this stuff and find it nice sharing any of the info I'm fortunate enough to be shared or to learn from my experiences. Don't hesitate to comment or message with any questions (or advice!). Thanks.
     
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  2. mr07

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    I've mostly just thinking of potential promotion methods but don't have any plans yet to really share.

    I have purchased 10 aged 2 month old Non-PVA IG accounts from 123accs.com for $5 USD. I've heard good things about the seller from other reputable marketers so I think that should be fine. I'll probably test these out on the different proxy providers I have. I have 50 proxies with BlazingSEO and 50 proxies with MassProxy. I will probably assign 5 to each provider to get an idea of how they go with each provider. I've heard that MassProxy can do the job, but there can be some limitations on actions, for example IG may block 'likes' of things, which is kind of a big deal if the account is unable to like things. But I'll have a clearer idea once I know how I'll go about the promotions. For now I'm just keen to throw some accounts into GramDominator to get any testing periods out of the way so I know how the procedures work.
     
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  3. mr07

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    I have 20 IG accounts now, as the provider accidentally delivered 1 month old accounts to start with and immediately sent an extra 10 correct 2 month ones to fix it up, so I got 10 bonus accounts.

    I threw the 10 2 month old ones into GramDominator and they all hit Email Verification, as expected really. When opening them in the browser they hit a mobile verification checkpoint, so basically mobile verification is required and expected. I've decided to go with SpeedyVerify real SIMs to start off with because I don't have heaps of accounts to verify and I'd rather them be solid (rather than using virtual SIMs and getting flagged down the track).

    So I used BlueStacks to mobile verify one IG account so far, and will do the rest after this. I used my mobile IP as a residential IP, with rooted BlueStacks, CCleaner and Device ID Changer (to change the ID and clear history between accounts), and also reinstalling IG app between each account. The reason I mobile verified through BlueStacks on a mobile residential IP and not just through the proxy on GD is that many have reported that it is not as safe to mobile verify on a proxy now and it is a much better option to do it on a residential IP, such as using the mobile. I successfully mobile verified it through SpeedyVerify and then when logging in again in GD back on the proxy it had to be either email verified or mobiled verified again. Because the email verification option was free I opted for that, and it worked successfully.

    I have not started any farming activities with it, but I will look at doing so shortly. I've changed the name and bio and pic on the account but have not added any link.
    I will verify the rest of the accounts now.
     
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  4. mr07

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    I have verified all of the Instagram accounts using SpeedyVerify real SIM numbers and they are imported on their respective proxies in GramDominator.

    I now have to go about deciding what topic, niche or theme each account will be about and then set the account details and create content for them. I started doing one which will make quote images. I found a way to do photoshop pictures in batches where it can replace the different image layers (e.g. background image, quote text and name) using a Notepad text file. This means I can download a bunch of photos, quote text and have Photoshop spit out lots of quote images. That's one easy way to create content. I'll probably also do some reposting, so long as it seems safe.
     
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    Good luck with your journey
     
  6. mr07

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    Just an update on the IG journey. All is still going forward with this though I haven't done too much in the past days for IG.

    The IG account which I will be working towards promoting is currently being built (an account was made for the charity months ago but there were no images posted, so they are now going about updating that with content). Once that is done this will be helpful so I can work towards referring people towards that IG account or the charity website.

    I think that I will use a few different strategies for how I'll target audiences. One which I've recently thought of is to have like a second or even third 'unofficial' page for the charity which posts content still related to the charity, almost like a fanpage, and this one gets used to automate and follow/unfollow accounts in an attempt to gather new follows quite obviously to the 'product' (charity), whilst keeping the main charity IG account safe and official with the main content. The other more subtle way which I'll do is by having pages of different niches which will produce content or repost based on what people in that niche will want to see, and then perhaps one quarter of the content that gets thrown in is in relation to the charity. In this instance this will work for the charity (as it's actually more of a public figure). The accounts will just be different niches and themes and will follow/unfollow people following accounts whose fan base I want to target.

    Thanks for following. Thanks to the Dominatorhouse team for their good work.
    Ask any questions if curious :)
     
  7. mr07

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    The IG work is going okay. I've got 10 accounts in GramDominator, which have gone through the initial process of requiring email and mobile verification.

    They're now in GD doing account warming, liking some posts by keywords each day and after some time were doing follows. I've just seen that about 6 of them need verification, with 4 of them needing mobile verification and 2 needing email verification. For mobile verification I use SpeedyVerify. I purchased 10 SIM numbers from them and 25 text checks. The SpeedyVerify option is kind of pricey compared to something like SMSPVA, but the quality and control over the SIM is worth it for the use. I prefer to obviously be faced with email verification as that is for free.

    Once I fix up the verifications and warm them up a little more I'll begin posting. I think I will mostly just repost content, and if it's reposted from IG I'll just give credit to the author with some details saying all credit goes to owners. My plan is to post content that is similarly liked by the people I will be following (and who will hopefully follow back) and then I will post amongst that some original content which is from the charity I want to promote.

    There will also be some accounts which are simply variations of Unofficial accounts for the charity. This is a less subtle way of advertising which gets straight in the face of the person who sees it, so even if they don't follow back, if they see and read that the account has followed they will have inevitably have seen the name of the public figure and charity organisation. As it is quite unique, if they are quite interested in the field then I feel that a lot of people would at least look at the account out of curiosity.

    Will keep updating
     
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