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losing lots of followers! Help!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by RafaViQ, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. RafaViQ

    RafaViQ Power Member

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    Hi, I bought an instagram account with 31.8k followers in the comedy niche. The engagement is good but I'm losing 20-40 followers daily! The previous owner told me he changed niche from quotes to comedy, maybe that's the reason i'm losing followers but I'm wondering if there's something I could do to stop it? Or is it just a matter of time?
    What do you guys think?
     
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    Did you do a proper analysis of the followers before buying that account?
    if you are losing up to 40 followers daily then there a tendencies most of the followers are fake.
    use simplymeasured.com for a followers report
     
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  3. RafaViQ

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    Well, I saw that the engagement was pretty good. Isn't that an indicator that the followers are real?
     
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    Everything can be faked on instagram.

    IF they are fake there is nothing you can do and they will keep dropping.

    If there are still posts from the previous owner on the account look for one with good engagement and post a few similar posts yourself (at diff times of day.) and see what your numbers are like.

    What have you posted since you acquired the account?

    Not posting anything for weeks on an account which is used to three posts a day could also be to blame.

    So could posting something drastically different...
     
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  5. RafaViQ

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    Thanks for answering.
    There are post of the previous owner but only when he changed the niche. He deleted the quotes posts and started posting comedy posts which are still on the account. I kept posting comedy stuff and the engagement is the same.
    Willl I have to wait until the followers who liked the quotes niche unfollow me, leaving me with the followers of comedy niche?
     
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    I thought the same thing on one of my social accounts, I was doing everything "right" and still losing followers and couldn't figure it out. Once I started posting hq uniquely content I got new followers again. My problem was I was rehashing the Sam content from last month thinking nobody would notice, they did.
     
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  7. RafaViQ

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    I'm reposting things from other comedy accounts, do you think that could be the problem?
    I see a lot of people doing this and they earn a bunch of followers daily.
     
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    Maybe look for other sources of comedy not on instagram. Always better to be original.

    In my opinion comedy and quotes are not a million miles way.

    Why not create some funny quote posts from some of your fav comedians?

    Loads of phone apps out there to create meme's which combine words and images.

    That way they will be a quote, funny, and original.

    Win/Win/Win :clap2:
     
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    Has nothing to do with fake followers. It's because you/he changed the niche

    Niche changes always bleed the account
     
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    Besides all the above stated, you might want to start growing your account as well with whichever method that you can such as followliker or another type of account growing bot.
     
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    bruh u got scammed.
     
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    There's a famous parable that goes:

    A young man with money met an old man with experience

    When they parted ways, the old man had the money and the young man had the experience

    Pretty true
     
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    Fake followers are bound to get deleted eventually - its just a fact of life!
     
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    Yeah.... Stop doing this.
     
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    The only 2 things I can think of have been mentioned: either you were scammed with a bunch of fake followers in which case it'll keep dropping, or the niche change alienated the previous followers.
     
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    I just talked again with the previous owner, he told me the niche wasn't quotes but black and white posts, like a tumblr post but that all the followers are real. He told me the best thing to sell the acc lol, I guess I lost this one. Earned some experience as said above.
    Thanks to everyone.
     
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    This is normal.. expect to loose about 1k :) then it should go back to gaining again
     
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    How much did you buy it for?
     
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    losing 20-40 followers daily is not the end of the world, it's not like you're losing thousands, like somebody mentioned it above, the bleeding will last for some time cause by the rebranding, but if you start to post quality content, the followers will come from the acc's new niche, it eventually will balance out the loss and the follower balance will turn into positive again

    but you can always sell the account and buy a new one which isn't rebranded, it's up to you
     
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    in comedy you need more posts like for example
    potato and diamond - you vs me - in caption tag a potato
    fat monkey/skinny frog - tag someone who eats like this monkey and look skinny like this frog
    anything with apreciating of "best friends" (you are weird thats why we are besties, we are bffs because we hate same people)
    (couple hugging/kissing)that could be us but da da da(give some weird twist - you text back after two days,my bff doesnt like,you forgot to bring me food etc)
    tag a sl*t/lama/weirdo
    so basically excuse to tag someone and tell him - i love you, i hate you, my bofriend doesnt pay attention to me (girls are most likely to tag a friend)
    those type of posts always get 3-5 times more comennts than normal