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Instagram From Inorganic to Organic

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by sabrinamv, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. sabrinamv

    sabrinamv Junior Member

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    Hi, I've been using followliker to grow one of my accounts and collected almost 50k followers, I'm getting about 400 to 600 likes per picture. I honestly don't post that much since the bot makes my account grow with likes and followers. I only post like once a week and the traffic comes alone.

    The question here is: Which would be the best way to stop using the bot and start growing organically now?
    Cause I wanna take care of the account.

    If I stop using the likes and follows from FL my engagement is going to drop a lot, so right now which would be the best way to keep up?
     
  2. derchiller0815

    derchiller0815 Registered Member

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    I'd be interested in this as well.
     
  3. TimCSUF

    TimCSUF Newbie

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    Same! Great Question:) I'm curious what is your niche?
     
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  4. Eeter

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    I probably have a little bit less experience than you, but I'll still give you my piece of mind on this question. There are 2 points I'd make:

    1) It's pretty much assumed that one never really stops botting on IG (or Twitter for instance) accounts. There's no real use in stopping, since it keeps on growing your account. If you have found good settings that keep you under the radar, grow your account and gives you good engagements, why would you stop? I'm guessing it might be to cut costs on VPS renting etc, but realistically if you have >50K followers you could start monetizing the account a bit and pay for your VPS from that.

    2) If you're really looking to stop botting, I guess the biggest indicator that you can or can't stop is the unfollow period. I personally don't "like" any pictures or "comment" any pictures either. I solely do follows for X days until I reach ~7K follows (the IG limit), then unfollow for X days until I reach 0 follows. Then follow again, etc. During a "follow" period, it's normal to have the account grow a lot and get tons of new likes even on old pictures. During the "unfollow" period tho, that's when you need to see if your account is still growing, because that's purely organic.

    I personally have one account which is closing in on 20K followers now. Just last week it started to really grow organically. During the follow period I used to get about 300 follow backs (from around 600 follows/day). Now I'm getting around 1K per day, and thus around 350-400 per day even during the unfollow period. Not sure if it'll continue like this, but I think it's a good indicator that the account has organic growth.

    It's up to you to decide which growth suits you. What I do is set targets (for instance 50K followers for that account), calculate the average daily growth for the past 10 days and see how many days it would take me to reach that goal. If your goal is 100K, calculate the organic growth of your account (during an unfollow period, as stated above) and see if the pace would suit you.

    Again, I wouldn't stop botting myself, but if you're looking to stop that's what I would do.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. bartosimpsonio

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    Start participating, commenting on related images and stuff you know about. Bots can't offer advice or chat, that's one thing you can do manually.
     
  6. sabrinamv

    sabrinamv Junior Member

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    I'm a musician, so I'm gaining fans and popularity.
     
  7. sabrinamv

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    Thanks for the advice, actually I'm doing that exact same method and it works wonders cause my follow back ratio is extremely good.

    The reason is that I don't want my account at risk, is giving me a lot of benefits in real life and credibility, same in twitter and soundcloud, and I wanna cut the risk.

    I'm investing in good content right now, and trying to make it to the pop page, to win 1k followers per day, I've heard that you get about that once you start making it there. The thing would be how to make it there.

    Is all about going to the next level, I'm very proud of getting till here tho :)
     
  8. sabrinamv

    sabrinamv Junior Member

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    That's a very good idea, I also was thinking about posting more frequently but that hurts the engagement in each photo on instagram, when you're botting, so I'm thinking about a smooth transition
     
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    pop page isn't the same as it was a couple of years ago as it is more specifically tailored to each user.
     
  10. Eeter

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    I totally get you. Again, I would probably just strongly reduce the botting (like 100-200 follows/day, sg like this) once I'm satisfied with growth & account size, but I probably would never stop completely.

    I'm still a long way from monetizing my accounts (~2 months if growth continues linearly). One thing you might run into if you're running several accounts is that if you want to do things manually you'll have to login/logout of your accounts from your phone several times a day. To Instagram, I think that's an even bigger trigger that something is fishy.

    I've read somewhere that they might be implementing multiple accounts login soon, but no idea when or how it will be.