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Instagram Growth Getting NOWHERE. Help!!!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by apositivejourney, May 15, 2015.

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  1. apositivejourney

    apositivejourney Registered Member

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    Hi guys!

    I'm trying to make a stab at yet another journey. I've failed so many!
    Since I know a little about Instagram, I figured I'd give it a try.

    I started off with creating two Instagram accounts so far. One is about food and another is fitness... so this is a good start because these are popular niches you can't go wrong with!

    Fitness has 400 followers while the food has 250 followers. I bought FollowLiker a week ago and this is how far I've come along with it.

    Right now I am at a huge halt. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'm gaining no followers and I'm also losing them. I'm not getting many likes or comments. I'm posting quality content, targeting hashtags (making sure not to put too many), and have tried reaching out to other accounts for S4S, but everyone keeps telling me no.

    I thought I was doing all the right things, but I'm not sure what is going on. Some people are growing their new Instagram accounts by leaps and bounds with hundreds to thousands of followers a day... mine is not going anywhere. I really want to get to a point to monetize.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. crystal1994

    crystal1994 Junior Member

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    How about you post a screenshot of your FL Settings? There must be something wrong.
     
  3. Dr Byte

    Dr Byte Junior Member

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    Since how long are you experiencing the huge halt ?
     
  4. apositivejourney

    apositivejourney Registered Member

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    My settings:
    - Shuffles tasked checked on
    - Scrape user limit: 40 with 4 normal search queries. Ignore private users checked on.
    - Scrape photos limit: 40 with 3 relevant queries.
    - Follow limit: 10-20. Daily follow limit is 450-500 with delay follow of 20-30 seconds. Ignore private user is checked on.
    - Follower to following ratio: 1.5. Unfollow after 0 days. Unfollow limit 10-20. Daily unfollow limit 250-300 with 15-20 second delay.
    - Like limit: 10-20 with daily like limit of 450-500. Delay likes by 15-20 seconds.
    - Comment limit: 10-20 with daily comment limit of 100-150. Delay is 15-25 seconds. I have 4 varied comments. and comment on user's photo only once checked on.
    - DM limit: 10-20 with 250 daily DM limit. Delay DM 60-300 seconds. Mail only scraped users checked on. The message is kindly asking for a S4S, but no one has replied and whoever has, has said no

    Any suggestions? Still getting 15-20 likes on photos, as I said that are targeted, don't have 20 attention seeking hashtags, and I try to engage with the audience by asking questions, tag a friend, or DMing me for a S4S... yet I get nothing. Not all photos are asking for shoutouts and such. Only a few.


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  5. Natech

    Natech Newbie

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    To me, what stands out is the following.. "Unfollow after 0 days."

    Maybe you're following them, but not giving them enough time to follow back before you unfollow them? Just a thought.
     
  6. Seodude808

    Seodude808 Registered Member

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    Besides with Natech says, you also just started a week ago. . .

    You need to master it for yourself or check up on threads and trial and error.

    It also depends on your niche as well.
     
  7. richardleb

    richardleb Power Member

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    There are thousands pages about food and fitness. Try something else.
    Be original and unique, followers growth won't be a problem,
    Good luck.
     
  8. atticanibal

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    Maybe the accounts got ghosted ?
     
  9. asynchrny

    asynchrny Junior Member

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    Unfollow after 0 days makes it so that you're unfollowing most before they even saw that you were following them.

    Most people take at least one day to follow back. Set it to unfollow after 3-5 days and let us know how that worked.
     
  10. coitza

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    I think you started off quite aggressive, you might think dialing it a little, and ideally starting with something new and fresh not the same as everybody else...