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Instagram Algorithms Low Likes and Interaction

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by tonythefotographer, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. tonythefotographer

    tonythefotographer Junior Member

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    Is it just me or did Instagram change up its algorithm, because I've noticed my likes were 400-600 with 12.5k , but now it dropped off to 150-250 likes. Anyone else having this problem, is this instagram (facebooks) way of trying to keep certain people in certain areas. It's frustrating after working hard to build the account, so any suggestions or any way to get around it? Sorry if this has been addressed.
     
  2. JustChillin

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    Yes, Instagram did update their algorithm it seems. I used to have 1k likes average with 5k followers, now I'm 8k+ followers and still averaging the same amount of likes, which makes no sense whatsoever, because not long time ago it was only increasing everyday, with more followers I was gaining, now it's staying kinda in the same place or decreasing for some reason. Not sure what's going on, but Instagram did update something for sure.
     
  3. tonythefotographer

    tonythefotographer Junior Member

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    Ya it's so frustrating, I don't know if using followliker is even worth it now, I'm not even sure how or what to do, because 150-250 likes that's not good. Smh
     
  4. JustChillin

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    It certainly isn't good, what you should do is not give up and continue growing. Once you grow big, keep growing, reach a big audience, like 1m+ followers. Once you reach that, you might not have a very good engagement rate, but you'll have a big account which you can use to build new accounts with a lot better engagement :)

    I don't know what's the problem with Instagram, but I fucking hope it doesn't turn into Facebook, because that will suck big time.
     
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    Maybe its a problem with your content quality because with an account size of 12.5k you should of been getting around +1k likes minimum not 400-600 likes.

    I just started recently and I am currently getting +500 likes for an account of 3.5k
     
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  6. tonythefotographer

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    Well here's the thing, for some reason I do have a lot of ghost followers, but recently when I was at 8-9k I was getting 500-700 likes but again my account is my personal photography account too so it's not a super popular niche like fitness or anything, and it's like people places and things not so much say swimsuit or implied nude photos compared to others in my niche, so that's my draw back I guess. Another photographer who shoots like me has a bigger account and his ratio is the same as mine just more but Ya, such is life.
     
  7. alukard13mm

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    I told that like 2 months ago, Facestagram is cutting engagement for heavy bot accs

    I also use to have a nice trend up on avg/like pic 950 and then suddenly my engagement trend was going down.

    Why? Because Facestagram was not showing me often at recommend/pop page anymore.

    See how many of your pic likes comes from non-followers and you'll have the answer. If you got most of your likes from followers only.. we are out... (unless you got 1M but still... will look shit) I've seen 1M acc with only 2000 likes/pic...
     
  8. InstaEmpire

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    These 1M accounts don't have 1M real followers, I can guarantee you that.
     
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  9. ImChuckBass

    ImChuckBass Newbie

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    Started using followliker 3 days ago
    Now I get like 50% of the likes I used to get
    Coincidence?
     
  10. ruler2020

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    Yes your interaction will get affected if your use BOTS !!!

    But I am growing all naturally my interaction is getting better day by day so I dont see no change in the Algorithms so the only advice i can give you maybe stop relying on bots to do what your suppose to do yourself :)
     
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    justanotherblackhat Newbie

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    Really? :O Didn't know that! But how does Instagram detect that, if I don't run it 24/7?
     
  12. ruler2020

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    They banned 1000s of accounts in last 2-3 weeks , how do they detect that come on its one of the worlds biggest social media networks they have their systems
     
  13. soulcollector

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    Simple bot patterns are unrealistic. You can tell who is a real Instagram user by looking for bot patterns and such. Use the platform as it was made to be used, not how a lazy spammer who knows nothing uses it. You won't have a problem using hashtags, following leading sources of content, and then commenting / inviting people to follow you if your content is good.

    People buy FL, setup on proxy, spam people, and think they will get the same rewarding engagement for their dumb cpa ads as opposed to someone who grew famous by being resourceful. I can think of several ways to gain followers who are active that doesn't involve following them and unfollowing them. Themajor way which will work until the end of time is the viral effect, make it seem like your account is active and going viral (quality content that entices the user to share and like it daily), then people will follow you, then people will buy from you.
     
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  14. tonythefotographer

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    So it seems the natural way is the way to go these days. Ya I haven't used followliker in about 2 weeks now, still gettin followers not as fast but Ya. Guess back to the original way, at least followliker have me a good start off point
     
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    sure... but still, they will have tons of crapy followers (like acc that follow 5000 and got 400 followers) your pic will never show on their home... XD
     
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    I think so too. At the moment I got 670 likes pic going natural, fan base is still growing 700fans week (50% less than before) hope I can get to 1000 likes pic soon in natural way... I will tell you guys here in a couple of months..

    good luck
     
  17. John.

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    Hopefully in a couple of weeks, not months!
     
  18. MartysW0RLD

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    Does anybody know if the low likes and interaction will stop if I quit using FL?
    Also are there any other bots that still work? I'm noticing a slight dip in likes per pic as well.
     
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    In my case, seems to stabilize at 670 (from 970 likes/pic) having in mind I'm not doing bot is not that bad at all... but I haven't seen an increase yet (1 month without bot now)
     
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    so after a month of not using the bot, you're still not seeing an increase in likes? these botted accounts are possibly flagged then huh?