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Is there any way to auto purge ghost followers?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by pete0121, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. pete0121

    pete0121 Newbie

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    I have an account i have been growing with FL which has about 50K followers. All of the sudden i have been getting a high percentage of ghost followers even though i have the settings to not follow accounts without profile pics. However i am getting a high number of people starting to follow my account that dont have profile pics and i dont actually follow back at all. So FL never followed them to begin with. I would lke to purge the ghost followers but i am not aware of tools to get rid of ghost followers (for example accounts without profile photos) for accounts with over 50K followers. Any ideas?
     
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    pete0121 Newbie

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    I did find an app for the iphone called "Cleaner" which seems to work. Its the only app or software that seems to allow bulk blocks.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwib0uPnsLjNAhUFVD4KHQxxBOMQFggeMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fcleaner-for-instagram-mass%2Fid1019607006%3Fmt%3D8&usg=AFQjCNEHfYo_IZde53gLFARu2SfxjxlGYg

    If any one has any other ideas please let me know
     
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    RegisteredGuest Junior Member

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    An account with no profile picture isn't necessarily a ghost follower. just saying.
     
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    pete0121 Newbie

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    I agree...but its a pretty good approximation...most of my follwoers with no profile pic are pretty suspect...its the closest thing thats a first pass to identify some highly likely fake accounts
     
  5. Turhan

    Turhan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    For the cleaner app you have to manually select them.
    Do you guys know of any bot that automatically blocks users based on certain criteria like:
    -no profile pic
    -no bio
    -few to no posts
    -name that is just a random combination of letters
    -username that seems like it was thought up in an instant
     
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    l0m1S Regular Member

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    i would also like more info on this!
     
  7. JustChillin

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    If you want to clean ghost followers based on the amount of uploads they have, their bio and so on, you should get a scraper. Scrape your followers, filter their data and then block the users that are left.

    Other than that, the very first method used to detect ghost followers was through likes of your photos. If someone hasn't liked any of your posts, that makes him a ghost follower. But Instagram has limited the amount of people you can see that liked a photo to 1,000 which made this method useless if you are above the limits.
     
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    download InsTrack for iOS. It will show you exactly WHO is a ghost follower and who is an active follower :) Feature costs 1.99$ i believe.
     
  9. pete0121

    pete0121 Newbie

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    I would love to figure out why all of the sudden I am getting kids of fake followers when I have never gotten them before