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[Instagram] Fake followers lost, and botting actions

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by klique, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. klique

    klique Supreme Member

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    I'm writing this thread in response to all the recent threads I've seen lately about people losing their fake followers, as well as people's accounts getting banned randomly out of the blue.

    My advice would be to stop buying followers. Buying fake followers is a terrible idea in the first place, as it ruins your accounts engagement. If you'really going to buy followers, I would never recommend buying more than 5k.. and even that much I personally wouldnt purchase.

    I've purchased followers in the past, about a year or 2 ago and only bought them in blocks of 1k for a couple accounts to kind of encourage people to follow the account, but in the opt'd to discontinue doing it because it doesn't do anything positive for the account. It's almost like a female who wears lots of make up, she looks good when you meet her.. but if you happen to wake up to her the next morning, after shes washed it all off her face.. it's Iike whoa, big mistake. (careful of females who over use picture filters, you may not be meeting up with the same girl you saw in the pictures, lol).

    Back on topic, over the past few days I've seen quite a few threads discussing losing a lot of there fake followers. Buying fake followers are only good if you want to give an initial boost to your account to encourage others to follow it, or if you're using it on a churn and burn account that you're going to run a viral campaign on, because in the long run the affect only hurts your account.. and the only person that really got fooled was yourself. Take that as a lesson, not only in IG automation, but when automating any social platform. I've made most my money from spamming different social media platforms over the years as I never really took the time to try and master SEO, and the one tip I can give anyone who pursues this path(and this applys to any social media platform, not just IG). Don't get caught up in buying fake followers, fake friends, fake likes, etc.. yes, you can use them once in a while as a boost, but if your goal,is to run your accounts long term, that's not the route to go. Same applies to how you run your account, set your accounts to emulate human behavior as much as possible if longevity is your goal. Just because a platform allows you to do something today, doesn't mean it won't effect your accounts tomorrow. Prime example, running your accounts 24 hours a day, doing 3000 actions. Just because you're not getting blocked or banned right now, doesn't mean that it won't have a long term affect on your account.

    These networks are logging data, and patterns, so while they're letting you get away with it today, it can all be gone tomorrow. All that time you would have invested into that account or accounts, will have went down the drain when they decide to take action. All the money you would of invested in fake followers, will have went down the drain. Once they've collected enough data, and can determine what's really and what's not with a 90% accuracy rating, then they start getting rid of all the excess bs that's filling up their platforms. You have to always keep in mind a 10k account with excellent engagement, will make you more money than a 50k account with horrible engagement.

    Sometimes people chose to blow off good advice while it being passed along to them, because they feel like hey I can do it, I'm not having any issues.. you don't know what you're talking about". Listen, when it comes to automating social platforms, and spamming.. I've been doing it since AOL was the original top social media platform as alot of you know.. a lot of you probably never got to use it, but there was no facebook, IG or twitter. I say that, to say this.. if I'm giving you advice related to social automation, I'm saying it from years of experience.. years of fucking up, years of trial and error and years of making a living from it. The advice that I pass along, is advice I wish I would of had handed down to me, but it wasn't.. so it's saving you from wasting alot of time, money, and accounts. And even after all this time, I'm still learning.

    Play it Smart not Stupid, and let's get this money people. See you at the bank.
     
  2. Android Tipster

    Android Tipster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You do realize people buy followers/likes for different reasons, right?

    Not everyone is bothered by the purge that ig carries out every few months or so.

    I had one guy buy likes just so he could win a contest. He bagged a really good Samsung smartphone from it.

    Nonetheless, growing a real following (although takes time and a lot of effort) is the only sustainable strategy we can all agree works.
     
  3. Kalaiveo

    Kalaiveo Newbie

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    Ehm...
    I'm using auto likes for my posts to get a better ranking in the hashtags(you know what I mean) . Every post I upload get after 10 minutes 50 auto likes. But at the end every post have more than 150 the most 250-350+ real likes. Is this hurting my account too? I just have ~500 followers but 90% real (igaudit, never bought followers, and I have a good engagement)
    Sorry for my bad English.
     
  4. juicemane

    juicemane Regular Member

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    a lot of people on blackhatworld are resellers.
     
  5. PierreOdessa

    PierreOdessa Newbie

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    Well, youre not wrong. But I am Reseller. People buying. Anyway. When I am not there, they will buy somewhere else. I am only targeting the specific keywords on google.

    So, they already made the decision to buy. And sure, if I can offer and make a nice money, I will do. :-D
     
  6. Jeancharles

    Jeancharles Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This subject is very interesting. Especially for beginners in the field who are looking for "ease". We can do it, but as you mentioned, you have to do it smartly and in small quantities.

    For my part, I already bought a few followers at the very beginning of the account for the social proof, and then, once organic followers acquired each day, I deleted these old purchased followers so that they do not lower my commitment, since they are fake followers.
     
  7. MarkWilson

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    After years in the smm industry I agree with OP. For blackhat projects fake followers are good. For reselling or if you want to really grow engagement etc these followers are sh*t
    they will ruin the accounts and you will loose customers soon as they ALL drop sooner or later