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Is liking photos of users a really effective method of getting followers?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by mnunes532, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. mnunes532

    mnunes532 Supreme Member

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    I recently created two accounts on instagram and decided to use different strategies on each of them.

    Account A would only follow/unfollow and account B would like users pictures (1 picture per user).

    After 100 actions on both accounts here are results:

    Account A: 30 followers
    Account B: 2 followers

    If I were to like 1000 photos, I would only get around 20 followers which isn't so much really for that amount of actions.

    What about you? Do you have better results than me? I know that the actions number were pretty low but I think they were enough to have an idea of each strategy.
     
  2. oldfart

    oldfart Newbie

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    That sounds about right. We tried just liking photos so we didn't have to do the follow/unfollow game, but it was not an efficient use of time or resources.
     
  3. JohnathanQuincy

    JohnathanQuincy Registered Member

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    I think it's more about quality than it is quantity.

    I'd be interested if that case study continued to see of those 300 to 20 followers, how engaged were they in sharing and interacting and ultimately buying in to whatever you're selling.

    Personally I put more weight into those 2 users that took the time to see you liked something of theirs, go to your page, and check you out and decided to follow back as opposed to the 30 who probably just have an instinct to follow back. Maybe I'm wrong though?
     
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    mnunes532 Supreme Member

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    Maybe you are right, but on the long run, if I were only liking I would get around 2000 followers while if I were following I would get about 30.000. Seems like a big difference, being those few followers of high quality or not.
     
  5. JohnathanQuincy

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    That's fair. The higher up you scale it becomes much more daunting to think about how many people you're losing. It is a numbers game after all.

    Most of my accounts are all very bluntly "We're a company that's going to sell to you" even if it's not actively selling anything yet, it's stated in the description.

    That helps me gauge interest before I ever launch a product/service - so to me, having 10 people follow back after visiting my site is 10 potential customers, as opposed to 200 who are going to flag me for spam because they didn't know any different haha
     
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    ehh..I wouldn't count too much on that strategy friend. Better try one of the more proven methods.
     
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    I'm not selling any product neither plan to but what you say makes sense. In your case would prefer to have 10 quality and engaged followers that I know that they would probably buy my product instead of having 1000 and not buying but only liking my pictures.

    And those proven methods are? Would you mind giving some tips? I already know almost all methods of getting followers, just need to find out which one of them are the best.
     
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    I have found that with a more established account and targeted liking, that it can do well.

    That being said, following people and also liking multiple photos definitely leads to the best results. People think you followed them and took a look at a bunch of their photos, and are more inclined to follow you back.
     
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    It's the icing on the cake. You really should comment and or follow as well.
     
  10. mladz

    mladz Power Member

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    Comments and mass follow/unfollow is the only way to go
     
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    To get Followers do Follow/Unfollow, To increase Engagement Follow and like their photos
     
  12. m4nuell

    m4nuell Regular Member

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    Just do following/unfollowing and liking, there is no reason to limit yourself. If you target properly likes can be effective too.
     
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    Ah,I do not think.I used to do with this but nothing happened.Nobody followed me back.
     
  14. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    Try liking the photos of people you have just followed, that should up the followback ratio.
     
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    All these guys telling you comment and follow is the only way, no it's not.
    I use all of them for best results but i can easily gain 300-400+ just by liking photos each day.
    If i follow / comment / like then i gain an average 1200-1500+/day, but right now i've slowed it way down due to ban hammer.
     
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    Considering max daily actions, that's pretty much impossible. You might be able to get those daily numbers, but not with just FLC stuff.
     
  17. Bruna

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    I think the Like (Plan B) depends also on your IG Numbers.

    So a account with 100 followers, would get 3 followers for 1000 likes.
    And a account with 100k followers would get maybe 200 followers for 1000 likes.

    Idk, but i really think that
     
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