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Instagram Popular page

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Unknownman, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Unknownman

    Unknownman Registered Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I really don't understand how some people with just 1,000 likes on a photo make it to the pop page, is there a trick to it? I have about 30k followers on one account and it never makes it to the popular page it seems impossible for me to make it there. Could anyone help or give me some advice on the pop page?

    Thanks Unknownman, reply's appreciated.
     
  2. tamland

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    i'm not entirely sure about instagram's algorithm but i believe you need to have a certain number of likes from non-followers in addition to a percentage from followers
     
  3. kaylanewett

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    Sure there's a trick to it. It depends on your follower count though. The ratio of likes/comments : followers you have must be high within a certain time frame.

    For example if you have 100,000 followers and you get 20,000 likes within 30 minutes, you'll make the pop page. But if it doesn't get any like after that, it will be taken off.
     
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    Oh okay I get it what if you have like 10k followers for example how many likes do you need?
     
  5. cyprian

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    If your account is "not blocked" somehow from the popular page (I don't know how is blocked), no matter the number of your total followers, you need to have roughly 700-800 likes in 10 minutes for popular page... Yes there is a ratio between likes from your followers and likes from non-followers...
     
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    Oh sweet how can I get more active followers to like that much in such little time?
     
  7. cyprian

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    It requires, time, interaction with big accounts, quality photos etc... If you do this, three months later you can pop... Active followers need following, comments, likes etc... Everything should be organic...
     
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    Kk so I also don't get it. This doctor on instagram has like 26K followers and the likes are consistent so I think he's not botting; instagram.com/ricjandro (not advertising just trying to make a point.)
    How do people like him get that many?? I mean his pictures aren't THAT impressive. SOOO stupid.

    It really makes me wonder if theres a system where people pay instagram to get onto the popular page that I don't know about.
     
  9. Macthetrix

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    Their algorithm has changed. I used to make the popular page all the time but not lately. Its also impossible to make it to the popular page with fake likes now and a lot of small accounts are on there.
     
  10. hon3ybadg3r

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    Feels as if organic effort and interaction with larger accounts is the route for IG Popular page. Question is why care about making the popular page?
     
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    Thats true the popular page is overrated. If you want attention buy a shoutout or use a good bot and the most important factor people often forget you need quality content. Dont expect to gt popular with a shitty page
     
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    1. Firstly, the account should be at least three months old. Tenure is definitely taken into account when considering pictures for the popular page. Only 8 of the images we selected were from an account that had their first image uploaded within the past three months. All 8 of these accounts had their page indexed by Google (with no images loaded) over 3 months, suggesting that their accounts were aged without images in this period.
    2. There should be no external links in the users profile (other than social media sites) if the user is not established with over 1,000 followers. The 1,000 figure is largely arbitrary as we have seen a small number of users with backlinks to their company website or their personal photography website make it to the popular page, but these were in the minority (12 out of 1,650). This seems like a reasonable move from Instagram, as they are very active against ?Spam? accounts - and why would a spam account exist if not for a backlink to a website?
    3. The user must receive likes from at least 20% of their followers. This is fairly obvious, and most of the images have a significantly greater proportion. However for users with many of thousands of followers it can be difficult; as popular accounts are prone to be followed by many more inactive accounts. Again this is a reasonable move to keep a level playing field between the famous users and the less famous users - Instagram can?t use the total number of likes, so they use percentages/rations instead.
    4. The image has to attract a minimum of 400 likes from users that are not current followers. Instagram made this a requirement so people can?t cheat their way into the popular page by just having all of their own followers like a picture at the same time. Having people that don?t follow the user, like their pictures, proves that the picture is of great quality and deserves to be on the popular page. This particular element can be obtained in a number of ways, from using a number of hashtags to ensure your image is seen by a larger number of people searching for an image type; advertising on other social media (Twitter retweets were the main source of likes for around 10% of the image likes we studied) and even buy instagram likes.
    5. Contrary to the advice above the number of hashtags that are on the image must be proportional to the number of likes the image receives. This means that the more popular hashtags that the user has on a certain image, the more likes they will need. The reason Instagram does this, is because people can just place a lot of the popular hashtags to make the picture more visible, which then gets them easier likes. To help balance this out, the less popular hashtags that are used, won?t require as many likes.
    6. A big part of the algorithm that hasn?t changed much is the speed factor. The faster the user gets likes the more chances they have at the popular page. The majority of their likes has to come within 90 minutes of posting the image (previously 45 minutes). To achieve this consider the time that images are posted ; for example, when the user is trying to make the page at 8 PM eastern standard time, then getting likes from users that are usually on around that time will help increase their chances. This makes sense because age groups and personality types log in during different times of the day.
    7. The big one ? we believe Instagram has an account authority rating set within each account. The higher ratings, the better chances the user has at making the popular page. Similar in nature to how Google allows users with the best websites reach the top of the rankings based on ?Domain Authority? so Instagram scores users based on their input into the Instagram community.

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    http://blog.snapwidget.com/post/43649357005/how-to-make-the-popular-page-on-instagram-updated#.UhfTfBZD38s
     
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  13. TonySe

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    this blog post is from february, since then instagram introduced video feature and they changed their algorithm several times. Even if you follow all those steps there is no guarantee
     
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    The popular page is so overrated. Shout-outs from popular pages would be more beneficial, people are far more likely to see something in their feed than on the popular page.
     
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    On that page in particular, none of his pictures have ever made it onto the popular page. Furthermore, the number of comments are inconsistent with his likes. His likes on earlier images are 5-10 times the number he averages on more recent images. He likely isn't botting, just had purchased a large number of likes for his images in the past. Even his more recent images only have a 5% like ratio, further indicating that he has a lot of inactive or ghost followers.
     
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    Although I agree with the last part, number 7.
    On one of my accounts, I was able to make it to the popular page every time, with every image, at any time of the day. After the video update, it makes it 1/20 times.
    On a more recent account, it was less than 3 months old. Once it hit three months I started posting videos which made it to the popular page mostly every time. After about a week, the videos stopped making it to the popular page, despite gaining more likes/minute than previous videos had. It's now been a few weeks and I still have had no success with the newer account making it with photos or videos.

    Instagram likely has a ranking system on accounts.
     
  17. friendlyboy

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    there are 2 instagram changes one was when they insert the video function and the second was 2 weeks ago when they allowed to upload videos from the gallery

    through the first update got it for photos harder to hit pop page, they changed it so that more people upload videos

    the second change was 2 weeks ago, all accounts who don´t upload their own videos or pics can´t hit pop page now, on the pop page are now most of the photos only landscape, nature, people pics, i checked over 50 accs who have been with every pic on pop page, now are from them only the people who post their own pics on pop page, all the other accs didn´t hit pop page since 2 weeks

    i studied the popular page since a while and have several popular accs, i also tried to upload my own pics instead internet pics and hit pop page with them, but when i uploaded internet pics i didn´t hit it, although i had more likes, the only thing i don´t know is how they know that it isn´t a own pic, maybe they choose the pics manual
     
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    WTF!! This guy posted a blank photo damn near and got 5K likes???? But he only got 10 comments It'd def fishy.
     
  19. kat717

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    I could be wrong but I thought your followers have to also hold some type of weight as well.
     
  20. Nelsonqualquercoisa

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    I can do the popular page for you. But your Account must be old-aged and the pictures must be good , without porn , sex , or whatever without "sense"