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Instagram Roadmap to 10K

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by loshara, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I've recently started using FL and decided to share my roadmap with you. Account is relatively new, around 8 months old but I didn't post anything on it so at the moment I will be taking it slowly. I have used settings provided in the thread here: [not yet allowed to post link but it's a blackhat thread] with some minor adjustments. The account has started from 0 followers. Whilst posting I won't add any hashtags to photos just to see how active the audience is. Since I already left it overnight, I have some progress update for you guys:
    Followed: 559
    Followings: 150
    Likes: 673
    Likes received: around 30-40(whilst going forward this figure will be much harder to account for).
    I will post daily updates here. Any comments, wishes or advice is very welsome.
     
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  2. InstaEmpire

    InstaEmpire Junior Member

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    Goodluck mate! Look forward to more updates.
     
  3. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    Thank you, will post an update in the evening today. Will also add settings that were used since I've done some little tweaking.
     
  4. Battleaxewarriors

    Battleaxewarriors BANNED BANNED

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    Good luck. It's hard to succeed in Instagram but when you do there's tons of money!

    // A guy with over 2m followers.
     
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  5. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    Thanks and wow, that's pretty impressive! I wanted to buy a shoutout from a 1m account but the owner said that I'll gain a max of 100-150 followers, which wasn't worth the $70 asked
     
  6. loshara

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    Update for 25/04
    Followed: 558 (The number stayed the same, just waiting until tomorrow kicks in)
    Followings: 205
    Likes: 1100
    Likes received: around 30. Not liking many pictures for now so not getting plenty of likes back plus the activity of followers is really low. I guess this is the downside of using a bot. The audience is not as active as it is through natural growth. Will update tomorrow evening. For now FL is just giving out likes, probably will add some comments as well.
     
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  7. InstaEmpire

    InstaEmpire Junior Member

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    How are you targeting your users that you follow (hashtags, another user's follower etc)? If you're targeting just by hashtag then this is probably why engagement is low.
     
  8. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    That's what I realised today as well. I've chosen for FL to search for "nature" and follow those users. I have adjusted the settings to go for followers of a popular account with the same theme as mine. Hopefully this will have a desired effect tomorrow. Switched it off for now to make the stuff look real.
     
  9. Nine2FiveRebel

    Nine2FiveRebel Newbie

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    How many accounts can you run on FL without getting banned??
     
  10. Battleaxewarriors

    Battleaxewarriors BANNED BANNED

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    You are able to run 4-5 accounts on the same IP.
    If you want more accounts you have to buy proxies.
     
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  11. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    it depends on your license first and then on how you cover it up I guess. you need to use proxies if you are running multiple accounts. there isn't an exact limit number. you might just leave some of the trails and get banned or go too agressive with your settings
     
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  12. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    If you have a high budget, I would keep it as 1 proxy per account.

    I had a few accounts go down last week and the only footprint was the IP. The rest of my accs weren't affected by it.
     
  13. loshara

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    Update for 25/04
    Followed: 473 (Total went up to 716)
    Unfollowed: 202
    Followings: 340
    Likes: 557
    Likes received: more than 100.

    Started targeting specific hashtags and the audience of an account with big follower base, although I think I need to go for ones that have a much more active one. If anybody is interested in the settings please let me know. Will post them here.
     
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  14. alexholly

    alexholly Newbie

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    Good luck, man. Will follow this thread.
    would you be able to tell your setting or send me PM.
    because I bought last week FL. And run it already for 5 days.
    2 main and 3 support accounts. But after 5 days have only +200 new followers approx. on main accounts and 450-500 on support accounts. So I would like to compare someone else setting.
     
  15. loshara

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    Sent you a PM since my message triggers moderation system and I cannot figure out what it really is.
     
  16. SocialMediaPromos

    SocialMediaPromos Newbie

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    Good luck on your adventure! Would like to see how it goes for you.
     
  17. thebat1980

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    Cool. How are you linking to merchant offers? Do you add text to describe the product?
     
  18. loshara

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    thanks! :)

    I haven't done that for now since the account is way too small.

    Today's update isn't going to be that great though. the audience is not that active. I'm trying to target real followers so I guess it will be hard. Much slower than I thought to get real people. In any case will keep on trying :)

    Update for 27/04
    Followed: 400 (Total following is 202)
    Unfollowed: 394
    Followings: 387
    Likes: 506
    Likes received: around 25-30.
     
  19. loshara

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    Update for 28/04
    Got myself a follow ban :D
    that advice for 400-500 follows per day wasn't that good I guess :) In any case going to continue with around 100 follows per day for now. Gonna be at a slow pace but better that than nothing)
     
  20. Stev0198

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    Just a question on the 24h follow ban. If you get multiple 24h bans, will your account get flagged after a while?