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Lots of question about Instagram-Following, Follower, Tag, many many!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by stevenleeyan, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. stevenleeyan

    stevenleeyan Registered Member

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    Hi all, I am using followliker to follow users. And my setting is around 1500 following with 15-20 delay a day. But I got only 200(seldom) or 100 users follow back, sometimes only 70 or 80. My follow setting is using "Follow User's Followers". And I also want to know more about the tag. Is it really useful? For example, my niche is #funny pics. If I follow the users who are also using #funny pics, is it really useful for growing my follower? I mean I and those users also use this tag, it seems that they are doing the same job as mine. Hope all of you good guys help my to solve my problem and direct my to the right way.
     
  2. Goofy454

    Goofy454 Regular Member

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    1500 is waaay too much a day. I'd keep it under 600-700 with higher delays. Also your followback rate is really low. You should scrape the users smarter, just focus on quality over quantity.
    I only follow 350-700 a day and have a ~50% followback rate.
     
  3. stevenleeyan

    stevenleeyan Registered Member

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    Hi Goofy454, thank you for your reply. Being smarter, right? I will reduce my following. And I choose the users who have lots of follower and follow these followers. Is it a good idea? If not, how to? Please direct me to a right way. Sorry for my poor English.
     
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    first thing first, ig hashtags are one word even if they aren't lol: #funnypics
    as long as why you have a bad followback ratio, can be because of a couple of things: your acc is new and ppl aren't really interested in following new accs unless you have some good content, it can be that you follow a lot of inactive people, you can try scraping only top results
    also you should utilize all the other features of the bot: liking, commenting, so you don't have to follow to be able to gain followers
     
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  5. Goofy454

    Goofy454 Regular Member

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    I meant being smarter to follow less, like half of your current number, but those people should be more interested in your topic. Try to find big pages in your niche. For example if you put up vegan recipes, don't follow "heatlhy lifestyle" people, but rather those "smoothies/raw/vegan" page's followers. The problem may be that your targeted follows are not targeted enough, if that makes sense. :D

    Also, it'd be a good idea, as mentioned above, to use "scrape only top result", so that way you follow people who were active on that page recently, so there's a bigger chance that they are everyday users, or even that they are still active.

    And as Honeybird said, it's a good idea to like too (whether you like random pictures from your niche, your followers' pics).

    Just try these ideas one by one and watch the results. With time, you could find out what works for you :)
     
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  6. stevenleeyan

    stevenleeyan Registered Member

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    Hi, thank you for your opinion, try to post more good content.
     
  7. stevenleeyan

    stevenleeyan Registered Member

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    Hi goofy454, thanks for giving these ideas, but use "scrape only top result" then a dialog box pop up tells that "it may return limited result". I start to like, too.
     
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    Goofy454 Regular Member

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    You are welcome!
    Yep, that's normal. It will pop up every time. It means that it won't scrape the inactive users.
     
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    In the funny/video/vine niche, I get good results by contacting accounts with a lot of followers and asking them to like a video of mines with the most likes/comments in the past 2 weeks.