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Local's Instagram Journey to 100K in 5 months

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by LocalStalker, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. LocalStalker

    LocalStalker Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone!

    I recently made a new Instagram account in a Niche I haven't tried before that I don't think is too oversaturated. My old account was hacked at 23.2K and was in the babes niche, so I'm starting over in a different niche to see some results. I created the account 3 days ago, manually uploading a ton of pictures to fill the profile (currently at 46) and have continually uploaded every couple hours since then. Did a F4F app to get the first 50 followers and have been using a L4L app to boost pictures likes on every photo since then (free and fast). I am currently at 228 followers (as I said, 50 were just from an app) but my engagement is VERY low in my opinion. I get anywhere from 0 to 10 likes on every picture depending on the time. Which is really disappointing for the amount of followers I have. I'm currently using Instagress to comment and follow users all day, that's why I'm getting a lot of follows I guess, but i still don't understand why engagement is low. Anyways, on this journey I'm hoping to get to 100K followers by the beginning of August of 2016. Its a long goal but i feel like if i keep putting in work (and i chose a decent niche) then it'll all work out. Not going to monetize for a while. I'll try to regularly post stats so you all can keep up. :p I'm going to mass unfollow every morning, a couple hundred people, wait a few hours, then resume the bot.


    Starting Stats

    Followers (228)
    Following (996)
    Organic Likes/Photo (0-10)
     
  2. Twickburns

    Twickburns Junior Member

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    How did you get hacked? Sorry to hear that.

    Good luck on your long grind you have ahead of you!
     
  3. LocalStalker

    LocalStalker Registered Member

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    Long story short he was a fradulent account buyer. Luckily the account got banned right after he bought it, so I'm currently trying to contact instagram and get it back in my name.

    thank you man!! Hope you enjoy it as much as i do :)
     
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  4. LocalStalker

    LocalStalker Registered Member

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    UPDATE TODAY!
    Doing the follow/unfollow method with about a 20% follow back ratio. Worse then I'd like... But "eh".
    Followers: (517)
    Following: (1944)
    Organic Likes/Photo (5+)
    still low engagement and I'm not sure why...
     
  5. Cherry

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    Hey, 20% follow back ratio isn't bad anymore! But your likes and engagement are really low for the number of followers you have now. Are you posting high quality photos? Do you use a different caption for each photo or just hashtags?
     
  6. LocalStalker

    LocalStalker Registered Member

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    Well 40 followers or so are as fake as powdered milk... But that shouldn't make too much of a difference. All photos are 1080p or close enough to it to where the eye can't discriminate the difference. I vary the captions but keep all the hashtags the same.