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Instagram Removing Followers - I had over 100K! Not any more! :'(

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by CrazyCoyote, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. CrazyCoyote

    CrazyCoyote Registered Member

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    Okay guys, this was a blow to the ego but I'm not giving up. I had finally made it to 100K followers until checking my instagram this morning and my following took a serious nose-dive down to 44.5K followers. I think this actually reflects my follower count in relation to the actual engagement I get on every post. Still, I've had several friends tell me my content is much better on my account than some accounts that have almost a million followers. I believe these spam accounts came from 2012 when I was slammed with Spam Followers and couldn't remove them fast enough every day.

    This is such a blow to the ego, I'm going back to the drawing board and trying to figure out how I can get organic followers quicker and more efficiently!? Automation only goes so far but I'm not going to give up!

    Do you guys have any thoughts!?

    Nate
     
  2. andyf91

    andyf91 Senior Member

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    Yep me too man I had 106k and down to 43k :(. Check out some famous people too im watching theirs go down too
     
  3. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    So what? I don't see any bad in this - fake followers didn't interact with your content anyway.
    What I wonder is if they do remove these accounts also from their published numbers of registered users.
    Thats the reason why facebook doesn't just ban/delete fakeaccounts, they still stay in their DB and are reported as legit sign ups.
     
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  4. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i'm not sure, if i got this right, but this sentence doesn't make too much sense, because ig is removing only the spam accs and those don't interact with you, never did, so you should see the same engagement
     
  5. K.H.R

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    I think Instagram Removing Followers like Youtube removing fake views. They may also remove the fake account. Its not Bad.
     
  6. kegnum

    kegnum Senior Member

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    Sounds like they are cleaning house... which as a few have mentioned is probably a good thing
     
  7. Dante12

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    I'm experiencing the same thing as well - lost about 800 a few days ago and another 2000 today. Engagement is still the same and thats what really matters. But yes i agree having 100K followers sounds much better then having 44:(
     
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    RIP fake followers :(
     
  9. vini

    vini Power Member

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    I lost about 100's in an account that had 11,2k and then went down to 11k. But it's a small account. Either way not really bothered, those accounts never interacted anyway so no big deal.

    I've seen other accounts of mine, though, that haven't lost a single follower...
     
  10. kwartaaso

    kwartaaso Newbie

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    I lost 1.5K. :((( God it's so sad.
     
  11. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    I lost around 4k but it doesnt matter coz fake is fake and activity matters.
     
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    Its not easy to game IG.
     
  13. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    43K Real are better than 500K mix of real and fakes because it gives you better reach
     
  14. cburton81

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    Great to hear you won't give up, and 44.5k is still a nice amount to work with if they are the real followers that are left. Maybe Insta. decided to delete spam accounts or inactive ones.
     
  15. rave12

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    Still don't see why is it bad expect the fact that it maybe won't look as nice as last time. Your real followers are the only one that matters. Fake followers don't do any good lol.