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Is following to gain followers bad or not?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Stuart94, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Stuart94

    Stuart94 Registered Member

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    so 6 months ago I started an ig acc and in 3 months I gained 25k followers by following other users but after those 3month I decided to stopped following people and try to gain followers naturally with hashtags etc... . And the results are not good I started to losing followers from get almost 800 followers daily to -9 is bad.
    So I wanted to ask you guys for advice because everybody I talked to on ig told me"if ig finds you will get banned " and believed it because I kept getting messages when I followed someone "this action is blocked "
    Is there a better way to gain?
     
  2. DevinM

    DevinM Newbie

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    You gained close to 800 followers per day from following people?
     
  3. flowwx

    flowwx Junior Member

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    It's surprising that you got 800 followers daily just by following. How much time did you spend on that? Or were you using software?
     
  4. VapeMonkey

    VapeMonkey Regular Member

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    The majority just follow you back out of courtesy. They will eventually leave you when you unfollow them. They are not really interested in your account.

    I can leave my accounts thats are 100% organic for weeks without dropping a single day.
     
  5. alxmax

    alxmax Regular Member

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    No where in the IG TOS is it stated that you can't follow a user and then later unfollow them (of course, as we have the option to unfollow users). If you are doing the actions too much, then you might get a block for 24-72 hours where you can't do that particular action but the rest of instagram ill work fine for your account.
     
  6. Stuart94

    Stuart94 Registered Member

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    pretty much spend almost 1-2 hour per day + alot of it just added up the people i followed 2 days ago just added today (because not everyone use ig on a daily basis)
     
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    One thing with IG is that you need to embrace interactiveness for you to easily make it. People do not want just to follow you and then you turn into a very dormant user. I will also say that it is never a good thing to have people following you and you are not following back. It will create an impression that you only want to gain from them and not as a mutual things.
     
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  8. Cinnamonster

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    To add with this: Instagram is essentially a psychological game. You can try all these "methods" to gain followers, but if you're not in the heads of your target audience it's going to be harder than it needs to be! Depending on your nice, take 5-10 mins out of your day to respond to comments, comment on photos pertaining to your niche (in tags you're also posting for), and like a few photos from a few users. Doing this will GREATLY improve your interaction rates.

    Also, with what you said about being "blocked" for following, you need to slow down your rates/decrease your amounts per day bud. I do about 800-1200 follows per day and unfollow just about as much after 3 days or so. If you're getting these warnings, try and slow it down to 80-200 per day for about a week and then every 2 or so days increase it by 50-100 on both your min and max. Doing this will make it seem more human, it's worked for me on several accounts that have gotten issues. Also, maybe you should get a few dummy accounts just for testing (that's what I do) and push the limits on those. You won't have to worry about losing your main pride and joy :) (BE SMART WITH IT, USE PROXIES IF YOU DO THIS)
     
  9. moneydateboy

    moneydateboy Registered Member

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    despite following always use hashtags below the photos