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Instagram Journey till the end of 2017

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by sasukexx19, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. sasukexx19

    sasukexx19 Registered Member

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    sup guys, social media noob here

    New years coming up and i have decided to start my instagram journey.

    Yeah i know im a bit late to the party but better late than never right?

    it's going to be a slow and a long journey i hope you all can bear with me until it ends. I will not stop prematurely unless i am banned or something which would suck big time..

    anyways been lurking on bhw for a few months so I decided to start my instagram journey thread here.

    I want to build some long term authority type instagram accounts.

    I already have 3 instagram accounts, looking to grow atleast 2 more later on..

    1st account is currently at 47k followers engagement around avg 6-12k likes and 100-400 (max 1000) comments
    2nd account is at 13.7k followers engagement around 1-2k likes and 5-20 comments
    3rd account is kinda new and currently at 4.3k followers 400-600 likes and very few comments but increasing slowly.

    The problem i recently came across is on my first account i was gaining about 500 organic followers per day on my 1st account and then something happened now i barely gain 100 per day organically. Meanwhile my competition has shown no signs of slowing down and the worst part is my posts are way better than theirs. I just dont get how that is happening. any insight ? maybe cuz of doing alot of follow/unfollow ?

    my first goal was 15k followers by the end of december 2016 but i surpassed that in september so i setup my new goal which was 2x my original one (30k) and i reached that too in november. so im setting up some new bigger goals now.

    New Goal
    -Undoubtedly my first account is the fastest growing one out of the other 2 so once its a bit more bigger say 100k then ill use it to give some exposure to the smaller ones.
    -500k followers before 2017 ends.
    -add atleast 2 more accounts

    i dont care about monetizing my accounts this early on as i am perfectly fine on just growing bigger for now. If an opportunity comes up knocking at my dms then i will take it, other than that im not going to be chasing money for the most part in 2017.

    Budget= 0
    i am a student, currently just studying and having some fun here and there with my friends etc. i wont be spending money to grow my insta accounts, maybe in future but not right now.
    Everything is done manually by me.

    as of right now
    1st account age 7 months = 47,343 (text stuff)
    2nd account age 5 months = 13,817 (fashion)
    3rd account age 2 months = 4,371 (fashion)
    4th account = niche idea ??

    I am going to start a 4th account soon, i have no idea on what kind of niche should i make it about. any tips/ideas would be appreciated.
     
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  2. sasukexx19

    sasukexx19 Registered Member

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    1st account 47,860

    2nd account 14,127
    3rd account 4,488

    Problem
    I have found out for sure now that ig has limited my first account. I am still getting a decent amount of likes and comments on my posts but my posts never show up on explore page now and my comptetions every pic is on the explore page. the only difference between mine and my rivals account is that im doing alot of follow/unfollow and he isnt doing any.

    I also read it somewhere that ig doesnt like blackhat method users, maybe thats y i am not gaining as fast as i should be organically..

    Solution
    I will unfollow 2-3k people and stop the follow/unfollow method to see how it all works out for a week or so.
     
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    How long does it take you to get up to 40k followers on your first account?
     
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    First 15k was harder and took 3 months and then to reach 40k only 3 months more. Total 6 month.
     
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    tommyvang Power Member

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    By just follow/unfollow?
     
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    sasukexx19 Registered Member

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    Yes. My pics reached instagram explore page many times and that helped me gain faster too. But not instagram has ghosted my account because of too much follow/unfollow so i am going to slow down a bit now.
     
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    Good Luck with your journey, I am building an account too, 1200 followers in 5 days.
     
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    thanks, good luck to you too.
     
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    Good for you for creating this journey. Best of luck to you!
     
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    How many people did you used to follow per day?
     
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    Thanks :)

    When i started with only 1 account i was constantly following 600-700 every day. Sometimes even more. That got me into a 2 day ban. So i completely stopped for a week and started following slowly no more than 300-400 a day. That seemed to work for me. And now my account is kinda numb, now it lets me follow 900-1000 in one day and nothing bad happens.

    As i said my goal now is to stop the follow/unfollow method after unfollowing 2-3k people and try to gain followers organically only. Too much follow/unfollow has limited my posts from reaching the explore page.

    Depends on the account and age of it i guess. Good luck.
     
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    I wouldn't call you a noob with how well you are doing. I would say now is a good time to make a few bucks. If you just do shoutouts thats a decent way to make a few bucks without really doing any new work. Just a suggestion till you feel ready to start for real. Other than that your all set I don't think I could give any advice here. Goodluck!
     
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    Haha well i always feel like i can improve more and more.

    As for the shoutouts, yes i did make some bucks by doing shoutouts for others. They contacted me so i agreed.

    As i have said in my op, if an opportunity comes at me i will take it

    Thank you for your input :)
     
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    Update
    1st acc = 48,972

    2nd acc = 14,519
    3rd acc = 4,699
    4th acc = created a new account today. I will let it age for a week before targetting followers.

    Starting to get good engagement on 2nd account and 1st account has been gaining followers organically. Unfollowed 1.5k followers on 1st account. i will unfollow 1-2k more and then stop the follow/unfollow method to try and let it gain followers organically.
     
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    1st acc = 50,740

    2nd acc = 14,845
    3rd acc = 5,111
    4th acc = 30

    Been a good few days, Still trying to gain more and more.
    i havent followed a single person on the 1st account since i started this journey except for a 2-3 comments a day on other pages, the increase in followers is all organic now on the 1st account.

    2nd account, i reached 7k follows and im currently unfollowing 500-700 a day on it so not much growth is going to happen there.

    3rd account is increasing in engagement and almost at 7k follows as well, so im gonna start unfollowin on it soon.

    4th account is still warming up with just 7 posts so far.
     
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    i want help can you help me for followers
     
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    may i know op the limit of your post per day?
    i am also new here :D

    Please help me sir
     
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    Updates?