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[JOURNEY] Travel Locations & Travel Related Niches

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by toxicco, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. toxicco

    toxicco Registered Member

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    One month ago ( February 2017 ) after some time off social media as I was busy with my own company setup, I decided to restart doing IM, but this time stronger and better.

    My journey will start on Travelling niche as its best fitted under my desire to travel and scroll hours and hours on pictures of "wow" places to go as I don't have the time and space to go.

    Start of the journey 22 Feb 2017.

    - Bougt MassPlanned subscription ( I bought in the past all the modules as I was working with someone on Facebook groups methods )
    - Bought 10 Dedicated Proxies ( to use for IG and Pinterest ) - 1 account / proxy
    - Bought .com domain
    - Bought digitalocean droplet to host the domain and have a little control of the hosting

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    23 Feb 2017

    After some study on brand names and what other people do ( I'm a brand name freak ) I came up up a great name for the main account.
    I managed to figure out the accounts network as I will work on tier levels. ( Down bellow ) - Used @hasa1015 https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/100-000-instagram-followers-a-day-blueprint-to-success.913728/thread as inspiration
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    Because I wanted the main account account to be a little warmed, I switched a personal account that had 80 fallowers to a business account and changed everything on it ( name, bio, website )

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    Started slow with no boostings ( fake likes and fake fallowers ), just using hashtags related to my travel niche and posting around 2-3 posts ( all HQ - used a travel websited to get the best places to go, as they updated daily )

    The account is in Massplanner from the first day liking , fallowing and unfallowing.

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    Skipping to 5 March - the account grow to 490 fallowers. and around 80-100 likes/ photo posted ( I put my phone notifications on because I liked the spam of the likes and fallowers :lol: )

    Around 20 photos till now ( all "wow" pictures from diffrent locations )

    Till this day I didn't created any other account, just focused on the main account to look as good as I posible can.

    Managed to make the first step on the websited ( setuped the theme and how it looks - but no CPA/Affiliation or any monetization methods )

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    Skipping to 12 March

    Managed to create other 6 accounts using the scheme from the start of the thread, and putted them to warm by linking using MassPlanner.

    The main account got 1,494 fallowers and around 150-160 likes/photo.

    No modification on the website

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    13 March.

    First time bosted on of the photo with 200 likes, and it was good to see that it got over 500 likes ( so 300 people engaged ) - and around 100 fallowers just from that photo.

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    16 March.
    Still waiting for the other accounts to warm up, and posting on the main account.
    Changed one of my own Facebook Pages that had 2200 likes to my brand name and deleted all the posts ( I don't worry about the audience because most are bots ).

    Because I want in the same time traffic to my website I started creating Pinterest accounts ( I have over 200 Gmail Emails from a past experince with Facebook accounts just for groups )


    Resume of the day.

    7 IG accounts :
    1 Main account
    6 that will warm till 18 March ( related to travel niche )
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    1 Website
    10 Pinterest accounts
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    Questions:

    - As affililiation I will want to use most CJ for travel as I want "Booking", "G-Aventures", Travel Insurence affiliation, Tour affiliation.
    Are there any recommendations ?


    - What opinion do you have on reposting?

    Because I don't want to waste lots of time for the Tier 2 accounts ( and the other ) I will want to repost using the MassPlanner module ( from pinterest ) and once a week to repost one of my main account photo.

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    Will keep this thread updated.

    Disclaimer ( sorry for grammatical errors )
     
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  2. toxicco

    toxicco Registered Member

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    March 18
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    Unfallowed all the fallowings so my account will be clean and start with the 1-2 punch method also its a good way to give me a perspective how my engagement is for now.
    I posted a photo and waiting 24 hours to see how it stands without boositing or anything else.

    Registred on soem affiliate platforms, but i need to get approved on some more.

    Figured out how the website will functions, as I'm not good at content creating and copying other websites is just not right.

    Waiting for the other accounts to get warm, so on 20 I will start posting and fallowing, but this time I will start with the 1-2 punch method.

    Questions :
    Beside Bluestack/Using many phones is there any method on controlling the acccounts ?
    I ask because I post the photo with caption and after that I go on dropbox, where I uploaded the hastags and this is a long process to go.
     
  3. Lt.Enraged

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    Hi op, Great details. Even for tier2 ACC's. Do manual repost studies. Find some HQ travel ACC's with quality contents and repost from them.

    What do you mean by controlling the ACCs?
     
  4. toxicco

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    As mentioned Im controlling the accounts using bluestacks and a phone, but its time consuming to go on the phone each time, as I'm using dropbox as file trasfer for each post hashtags

    So the curent scenario is :
    1. Get photo
    2. Edit photo to instagram size ( I have a template in Photoshop for that )
    3. Search a good caption
    4. Seach good hashtags for post
    5. Put hashtags in notepad
    6. Upload the hashtags notepad to dropbox
    7. Upload the photo with caption using "Grambrl"
    8. Go to phone ( where I have the account logged )
    9. Go to dropbox and get the uploaded hashtags notepad
    10. Go to instagram post
    11. Post the hashtags in comment.

    And sometimes the delay between the photo post and comment post with hastags is 3 minutes
    As you see there are many steps and this is with the main account ....I didnt even started with the others and this is a flow in the scenario because I i will exced the number of multiple accounts allowed on the phone .

    Also the accounts are currently running in MP -> The main account was created from a old personal account and moved to bussiness <-
     
  5. Lt.Enraged

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    Oh wow. You can post your own stuff, add tags and all those in it. I only use my main main account on the phone. Other mains i just repost or upload my own post via mp.
     
  6. toxicco

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    March 19

    Started a new logic on targeting new fallowers.

    Will use only personal travel bloggers that are on most popular posts for the hashtags I mostly use.

    Each day I will add ~17 new targets

    The logic :
    Day 1 : New targets : +17
    Day 2 : New targets : +17
    Day 3 : New targets : +17 + filter day 1 and day 2 -> that will be +17 and the filtered remainings
    Day 4 : New targets : +17
    Day 5 : New targets : +17 + filter day 3 and day 4 -> that will be +17 and the filtered remainings
    Day 6 : New targets : +17
    Day 7 : New targets : +17 + filter day 5 and day 4 -> that will be +17 and the filtered remainings

    At day 7 I want to end up with ~ 25 - 30 targets that get me the most fallow backs
    At the end of the month I want to end up with ~ 20 targets that get me the most fallow backs

    Current status of the accounts :

    Main Account : 2,543 fallowers / 594 fallowing
    Hotel account : 4 fallowers / 0 fallowing - under warmup
    Aventure Travel account : 4 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup
    Luxury Travel account : 0 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup
    Flight Booking account : 2 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup
    Urban Travel account : 4 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup

    The accounts under warmup are currently just liking fallowers from random travel accounts, as I want to get past Week 1 in target filtering.


    Current status of the website & other social platforms :

    Website

    Got hotel affliation ready, contacted them for the private lable to get a more proffesional look on the website & some features over each hotel details that I wanted more than they provide ( Pictures & details )

    Got aventure travel affiliation ready
    Waiting for car rental affiliation to approve
    Waiting for travel insurance affiliation to approve
    Waiting for flight white lable to be approved

    Tweeking over stuff on the CMS ( working with wordpress because its enought for what I need at the moment ) to get User Experience as good as posible.

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    Facebook

    Still no progress over the page as I will post most of website content :
    Links from the blog posts -> travel destinations & top offers from my affiliations

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    Pinterest

    Working to understand how it works...

    Started reppining travel pins on one account
     
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  7. Anth0ny_Sotnas

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    Your journey is a precious experience for a newbie like me. Thank you very much
     
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  8. toxicco

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    Hope that the details in this thread will help you as much as they will help me :)
     
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  9. hippo123

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    How do you automate the photo searching, editing and uploading process? That was one of the reason why I didn't go full blast with IG, I can't find a method to properly automate this process.
     
  10. toxicco

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    Seaching :

    At the moment I use random travel photos ( that might be the reason why my fallow backs is not that good - but I get around 100-200 likes / photo )
    But when the website will be up I will use the photos from my affiliations, as most of the accounts are linked niches.( because they provide good pictures - i need 640px x 640px atleast to look decent on IG )

    Editing :

    I have a PSD template ready and I just copy paste the photo from web

    Posting :
    G
    For captions I will use generated hashtags using :
    Gramblr ( at the moment because I use only 1 account )

    https://displaypurposes.com/ + a little reseach on "most popular sections for each hashtags"

    When the other accounts will be ready I will use MassPlanner Poster because I don't spam ( I tend to upload 2-3 photos / day -> when the other accounts will be warmed that will be 12-18 photos/ day )

    Its some work ( most manual ) but I think it will work
     
  11. toxicco

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    March 20

    Filtered the first 2 days from my target sources
    Results :

    From 17 targets only 3 got me fallowers ( because of this my fallow rating got lower )
    For day 1 the account was having : 2500 fallowers
    Current day ( 3 ) the account is having 2690 fallowers

    The targets got me only 109 new fallowers , but I think that for just only 3 targets this is a good result

    Started hashtag researching because I posted only with very popular hashtags and my posts got lost in the "Recent Posting" section.
    Gathered some less popular hashtags ( under 100K posts ).

    Posted yesterday with the less popular hashtags and from 30 tags ( 25 less popular and 5 popular ) my photo got " Top Post " in 7 tags and 250 likes in 24 hours. [ Popular tags = 1M+ ]

    Today gathered tags again and posted other photo again, will see the results tommorow.

    Based on the targets that got me fallowers and the researched tags ( less popular + popular ) searched for new targets again and filtered them by the last photo likes/comments ratio .
    Added other 14 targets to have 17 again ( I know I changed the plan here :lol )

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    Today I'm starting to manage the other accounts Bio/ Profile pic

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    Got accepted on other affiliate program for aventure tours so almost all my photo postings are ready.

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    Tweeked with the server speeds as my website was loading bad when searching for something ( the website is based on searching locations )

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    Stats of the accounts :

    Main Account : 2647 fallowers ( + 104 ) / 1310 fallowing
    Hotel account : 4 fallowers / 0 fallowing - under warmup
    Aventure Travel account : 4 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup
    Luxury Travel account : 0 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup
    Flight Booking account : 2 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup
    Urban Travel account : 4 fallowers / 0 fallowings - under warmup

    [ My MassPlanner settings are set to start unfallowing today so every 3 days ]
     
  12. toxicco

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    March 21

    No updates on the accounts or the journey as I was very busy.

    But after checks , using the new targetings seems like I get much more fallowers, so the fallow ration is good.

    The main account got to 2762.

    • Will try from now, even I'm busy to not skip a day, because this messed up my targeting filters and posting ( as I didnt had time to post either
     
  13. toxicco

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    March 23 to March 24

    From 17 targets only 9 got me around 200+ fallowers

    Started using MassPlanner to research my targets/hashtags.
    Inputed the 9 targets that got me the most fallowers in the Instagram Search Utility and start filtering them ( that is why I marked as half of day, as I will update later the results )

    Deleted the ones likes "instagram" and "selenagomez" and ended up with 500 targets .

    I will do a crazy experiment : I added all the 500 targets for liking/fallowing/commenting and will see witch will get me the most fallowbacks in 1-2 weeks. Will do check in 1 week and after I will final filter week 2.

    Main Account : 2,858 followers / 2,129 fallowing
    Hotel account : - under warmup
    Aventure Travel account : under warmup
    Luxury Travel account : under warmup
    Flight Booking account : under warmup
    Urban Travel account : under warmup
     
  14. ElitePower

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    Hey, Where can you see which targets perform best?
     
  15. toxicco

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    I use massplanner "results tab" and after that using excel I get the fallow ratio for each target and keep only the ones that perform the best .
    And if you want to be advanced you can get the suggested users based on those that perform the best.
     
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  16. ElitePower

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    Oh man I never even knew massplanner had that feature, Thanks a lot!
    Can you maybe tell me where you get the suggested users?
     
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  17. toxicco

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    In MassPlanner go to Tools, select any instagram asccount and in the right upper corner you will see " User and Hashtag suggestions ".
    Input some starting targets and you will get the suggestions
     
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    I learn something new everyday, thanks man.
     
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  19. truer

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    How do u many visits receive in the web via social? Im in travel niche but 90% seo
     
  20. toxicco

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    I don't really understand about what visits do you mean