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Instagram Path to 500,000 Followers?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by tubetilla, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. tubetilla

    tubetilla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I want to build an Instagram page to 500,000 followers without buying them. No matter how much work it is.. what methods are you guys using to build your pages?

    These are the Methods we are testing:

    Liking photos to gain Followers - You do get followers but the ratio is very bad. (tried manually and a bot)
    Follow/Unfollow method - Works the best so far, but you're capped at 7,500 Following (tried manually and a bot)
    Posting Pics and Spamming Hashtags - Works but you lose followers because you fill up peoples feeds. (used 30 hashtags per post, used a reposter App for content)
    ShoutOut Purchased - Purchased a 1 hour ShoutOut on a 1.9 million page.. received 2,700 Followers.. but they're slowly dropping off. (Purchased Fiverr Shoutouts and various other websites)

    What other methods do you recommend, am I missing any other methods?

    What bots are you using?

    Looking for advice from people with 100,000 followers or more..
     
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  2. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    It's not going to be hard work, but patient work. If you want it to happen reasonably fast you either need magically awesome content, or a lot of initial $$$$ to invest in shoutouts from bigger accounts.
     
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    possible but it takes time. It also depends on the content you are posting.
     
  4. TurboSEO

    TurboSEO Newbie

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    Have you considered using spam bots to comment, and redirect them towards your main account?
     
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    that sounds so hard. there are some rich content.
     
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    Naked chicks & Food.
     
  7. tubetilla

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    I haven't tried the commenting approach yet, but I see people doing it.
    The most effective way as of right now is the Follow/Unfollow meethod.

    I'm seeing a 1:4 conversion with this method in the Food niche.

    Buying Shoutouts is between $75-$100 per Hour on a page that has around 2 million Followers. The initial results on a Babe/Bikini page was 2,700ish Followers for that hour.
     
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    Where did you find the shoutout pages? And was the followers ghost/fake?
     
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    He mentions Fiverr in the original post.

    But your journey looks great OP, you seem to know what you're doing! But I would suggest you to have a look around for innovative and creative Instagram related services which might help you jumpstart your journey and achieve your goal a lot more quickly!
     
  10. technodudes

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    i haven't used any spam bots for comments or following method but that is my next step I just use "Liking" method I been using that for more then couple years my personal account is at 19K followers.

    Good Luck
     
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  11. capzed

    capzed Newbie

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    I currently have 477K on Instagram. most of the followers came in one year but I've had the account for a while. You just have to post good quality pictures. If you get 300-400 likes within 30 mins then u get on the popular page. once u get on there, u will gain new followers which will make it easier to get on the popular page next time ...every time ur on there ur account grows..worked for me
     
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  12. tubetilla

    tubetilla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    When buying Shoutouts I looked on Fiverr first, specifically for gigs that offered upgrades.. for $20 we'll give you 5 more shoutouts or 24 hour post.
    Check SEOClerks.com for other gigs
    On instagram itself you'll find people posting shoutout offers in their Profile description.

    Before I buy the shoutout I'll monitor their page for a day to see if their Followers are increasing or dropping. I stay away from the channels where the Followers are dropping.

    The purchase I made on the 1.9 Mil page gave me 2,700 followers initially, but they seem to be dropping off slowly.. so I'm not sure... but they did like and comment on my initial posts so they aren't all ghost followers.
     
  13. tubetilla

    tubetilla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can anyone comment on what kind of ratios you're seeing with Comment Spamming?

    i.e. 100 comments you'll get 5 followers ? etc...