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[Journey] 10 days with Instagram

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Brannan, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    [Journey] 10 days with Instagram

    Introduction
    Hi, i have decided to start a 10 day journey with instagram on a new account that i created yesterday. This will be a short journey as I do not have a lot of time on my hands to create these things and a short journey is much easier to start with than a 30 day journey for example.

    What will I do?

    I will the following ten days follow, unfollow and like people and pictures in my chosen niche. I have chosen a niche with a lot of activity and this niche is also a passion of mine, which I think is a good thing as I will know what my followers want. I might continue the journey if the results are good. I seem to have chosen a good niche with high follow back rate.

    No Botting

    I will do this journey with no botting at all. There will only be manual actions. I do run many accounts on bots, however I am excited to see the result of doing things manually as they will be more natural than a bot (mayby). I will update this journey once per day.

    My Theory

    I think that with this method I will gain a lot more followers a lot quicker than when using an actually bot. I will spend about 1 hour on the account in total per day and so what the result. So here we go!
     
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  2. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    So Day 1 i posted 46 pictures to make the account look like it had some content. I posted quality content. As you can see below my follow back rate today was freakin 40%. I have never experienced this while botting. I might have just been lucky on my niche tho. Anyways happy with the result from day 1. I spent around 1,5 hours on this account today. Added a funny bio quote to my account also.

    Days Follows Likes Followers Back Follow%
    Day 1 1221 200 487 40%
     
  3. everydayimhustling

    everydayimhustling Regular Member

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    good luck! seems like its going to be a lot of hard work without bots..

    whats your goal in 10 days?
     
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  4. Brannan

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    Thanks! Seems like it!

    Id say 5-7K followers as long as i don't get blocked by instagram because i have followed a lot of people to begin with. heh
     
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    All the best man. try to follow more good real people. surely u get new followers............
     
  6. Brannan

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    So today i posted just one picture but it got over 100 likes. Good or bad for having almost 1k followers? What do you think?:) Didnt follow as many today because im afraid to get blocked by instagram but got a decent amount of followers anyway.

    Days Follows Likes Followers Back Follow%
    Day 1 1221 200 487 40%
    Day 2 2242 500 983 42%
     
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    You can follow that much? :O I only follow like 50 a day.
     
  8. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    I have followed a total of 2242 in two days, hah. I also use my wifi network for like 30 other accounts, (non botting) accounts. With everything from 300k followers to 20k followers. And i have never gotten a ban :S
     
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    Follow back rate really depends on niche as i observe. My follow back rate in 900 follows is just playing 150 to 200 a day. and in my other acc. 300 to 500 a day. :)

    How do you plan do monetize your account tho?

    Good luck on your Journey Bro!
     
  10. Brannan

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    Yeah seems like it depends alot on the niche:) Right now i don't have any plan on monetizing it, i do alot of other stuff than instagram so i am doing this as i still have some spare time in my day :) I guess i would sign up for an affiliate network in my niche, create a landing page and monetize through that, mayby ill do it later if the account grows up to around 30-50k :)
     
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    IMO 10% is pretty average when it comes to followers and like ratio. Mines hover between 20%-35%. :p
     
  12. Brannan

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    So today i posted 1 picture which got 150 likes and about 10 comments. My follow back rates are increasing up to the surprisingly 46%. Next goal is to get follow back rate to 50%, which i personally think is an awesome follow back rate. I can reveal one slight tip on why i think the follow back rate is so high:

    When i follow people, i don't use hashtags, i follow users on a popular account in my exact niche, and when i follow people, i follow the ten first on the list everytime i open up to their followers, because these 10 are most likely on instagram at the moment i follow them. Thats my theory atleast :)

    Days Follows Likes Followers Back Follow%
    Day 1 1221 200 487 40%
    Day 2 2242 500 983 42%
    Day 3 3652 600 1659 46%
     
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    Good luck son looking forward on seeing your progress with this.
     
  14. everydayimhustling

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    any updates?
    im very impressed you get that much follow back..
    would you share your niche?
     
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    Congratz on the such high followback rate so early in the account. It was a smart move to fill the account with 40+ pictures before starting to mass follow people.

    It took me quite some time (about until i had 15k followers) to bring my followback rate up to above 40% so you should look into making this a journey that lasts longer than 10 days. Sure you mentioned you don't have a lot of time on your hands, but you also mentioned it's something passionate about. Even if you have to bring a bot into the equation, it's worth keeping the account going.

    Anyways,
    Good luck on your journey!
     
  16. Brannan

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    Will be updating as soon as it's midnight for me, as i do everyday :)

    I might share my niche, but i have to think about it :D
     
  17. Brannan

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    Thanks for your insight, i think i will keep doing it seeing as i have had good results so far. I probably will continue however i will have to bring a bot into the equation if i am, as it is pretty time consuming to do it this way.
     
  18. Brannan

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    Day 4 is over and it enden at 2128 followers. Was hoping for 50% follow back but it is only at 47%, still a good number tho. My aim for these 10 days will be between 6-7K followers as when i reach 7500 follows i will have to start unfollowing :/ Which will slow down following alot. DARN! Happy with the results so far.

    Days Follows Likes Followers Back Follow%
    Day 1 1221 200 487 40%
    Day 2 2242 500 983 42%
    Day 3 3652 600 1659 46%
    Day 4 4527 700 2128 47%
     
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    You are following all these people in one hour?
     
  20. Brannan

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    No, i am just logged into the account and everytime i find the opportunity i go into the account and follow around 10 - 20 people then i go off the cellphone and continue my other work.