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Low engagement on my Instagram posts since I bought followers and likes....

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by DanTe_0101, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    A very happy new year to you all :)

    So since I've bought followers I am getting extremely low likes. Back when I had 200 real followers i used to get around 100+ likes on my posts and now that I've bought followers and my follower count is at 1600 but now I hardly get 30-40 likes.... :(

    Should I remove my fake followers? If so then how to do it? I saw there was an app for ios but I'm using Android and can't find that same app for Android.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Filipo666

    Filipo666 Junior Member

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    Never buy fake followers, for your personal, small & clients account!

    Here is what happends if you have 200 real and buy 1,000+ fake followers.
    Instagram shows your post only to first 10% followers (your followers), to test it, if it's good or not

    You share new post, Instagram is going to test it if it's good or not, shows it to your first 10% followers, most of them are bots (they don't engage), Instagram “thinks”: „Oh this is not that good post, i wont show it to other people, it would only spam them....”
    (described in short & easy way)

    Here is a way how you can do it. (This is the same for a ghost followers, you should remove them aswell from your profile)
    Download Jarvee (for five day trial) and scrape your users to remove those who are not engaging with your posts

    Remove your Fake Followers manually, which is pain and take multiple hours.
    (You go from A - Z & 1-9 and check all the profiles, if you find fake follower → block him)

    Or i've seen some services out there but i am not sure if they remove them for you or not. (I've seen only that they send you list of a names)

    But IMO You've destroyed your account by doing this, your instagram score will drop and they will “never trust you again”.
    But you can always try, to get things back even this will be hard AF.

    PS: if you have more questions about instagram feel free to ask, i will try my best to answer.


    Have a great day!
    Filipo
     
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  3. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    Fuck... thats exactly what I thought. Low engagement ratio to no. of followers. I am gonna clean the followers manually I hope it gets better haha... I think it will get better cause I can just send followers to anyone and its not their fault and they won't even know so instagram knows this and hopefully my account will be normal again hah...
     
  4. ilovetobun69

    ilovetobun69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can we not abuse a trial? It's a good tool , they should atlease get the min amount .

    I like to use jarvree for my accounts I want to grow and other bots for spam.
     
  5. Filipo666

    Filipo666 Junior Member

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    I am using Jarvee aswell and i am very satisfied with their software / service.
    This has been only as example, there are tons of bot what are for free or offer free trial.

    The abusing of trial.
    Well i kinda agree with you, there are a lot of people who are trading on of these great softwares / services.
    But from OP's perspective, why should he / she buy a software for $20/m, when he / she is going to use it only once for finding those fake followers & removing them.

    *Edit* it seems like OP is not going to use Jarvee anyway.
     
  6. MeAkhil

    MeAkhil Newbie

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    I think you should make a new Instagram account and add only real users and engage with them. Bot followers will get you down in the audience of your posts. Only gain of bot followers is the number of follower in your profile. So try with genuine real users if it is your personal account.
     
  7. ilovetobun69

    ilovetobun69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I mean it also scrapes a lot faster with heavy filters than most bots. So it's good for main accounts.
     
  8. dankepika

    dankepika Newbie

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    I've heard from my Instagrammer friends that FB is doing so deliberately in order to force brands to pay to them in order to earn more revenue. Hence it can be said your followers no longer belong to you, perhaps that's why a lot of them specifically keep begging to subscribe to their feed.
     
  9. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    I will use Jarvee.. I know about jarvee since a long time but never used it. Will try now and post results for everyone :)
     
  10. abovetherim

    abovetherim Registered Member

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    Awesome reply!

    I am unfortunately having the same problem as the OP. And I am also thinking of starting another account for reasons you also explained.

    The concern is: if the new account shares the same IP address as the old one (I don't use proxy but just my home Wi-Fi ), would IG think it's me again and then distrust my new account as well automatically?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  11. ilovetobun69

    ilovetobun69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I haven't noticed issues.
     
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  12. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree with the rest of your post, but about this particular point: I think it works by averaging the post performance.

    If they delete the posts with low engagement since they bought followers, clean up the ghost follower mess and then start posting again with good engagement, their score should go back up.

    Maybe you could pay whoever you bought followers from to unfollow you from all those accounts.
     
  13. Kratos168

    Kratos168 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was wondering what if you purchase fake post engagement instead of followers. Isn't this another potential way to game the system?

    Another way, i can maintain a ratio of example 60% fake followers control by my bot to create engagements by followers.
     
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    It doesn't makes sense to take all that effort to save a 200 followers account.
    Drop it, start over and learn the lesson.

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    Hey @Filipo666 what do you think about fake followers + buying likes there are some services out there that offer likes packages to boost your engagement or does it not matter because the fake likes are not your followers?
     
  16. Kowalski5

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    The accounts that will give you likes have no reputation, these likes are mostly nothing worth because these accounts give out the most likes they can daily.
    Just stay away from buying followers/likes on IG. 99% its waste of money!
    Try to get real followers and likes!
     
  17. neonvoid

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    I'm in an eerily similar situation with 1,500 followers but now only getting 30 - 40 likes per posts.
    I posted a video and it only had 36 views so less people are definitely seeing my content.

    I never bought fake followers though. Only follow/unfollow and relevant hashtag method which was successful till
    the algorithm got changed up. My strategy right now is I've contacted a few influencers in my niche
    to collab with a couple weeks from now, hopefully it nets some real people.
    and *sigh* I just might spend some money on instagram ads to peddle my goods.
    I definitely suspect this is what instagram pushes me to do since it's a big source of revenue for them.

    I've only done one ad 7 day $5 a day ad and I was underwhelmed so I didn't repeat it.
    I'll probably do it again just to test if it changes anything.

    I also see the ads of competitors in my niche and I save it to my 'competitors' collection
    and I'll sift through the comments and likes trying to identify real profiles. If it's
    public I like posts on the profile-- it's time consuming but they do follow me back
    and I suppose right now a real follower is incredibly valuable.

    I've also started to manually engage more on the explore page.
    I really wish I didn't have to since I just wanna focus on my store :oops:

    I still don't know if I should scrape off the ghosts now or later. If the fresh faces from the influencer
    profiles see I have little "social proof" I get the sense they won't follow me. I've never used jarvee though
    since my budget is small as heck right now but I probably should since profiles that don't interact are
    doing more harm than the possibility of someone not following because of low follower count.

    Not sure what the right course of action is but best of luck :eek:
     
  18. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    If it wasn't my own personal account with a premium name then I would start over haha...
     
  19. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    I bought it from a couple of SMM panels.
     
  20. chrsplmr

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    Your not F’ed I have managed 100’s of accounts. When artificially increasing growth of followers you have to increase engagement as well there is a window about 30 minutes you need to push engagement aka likes / views this is important . So here is what is needed.
    1. Go to your favorite SMM panel use same panel you received your followers from.
    2. Sign up for automatic likes or views
    3. Match your original engagement so if you had a 50% engagement to follower ratio make sure it’s matched.
    4. Relax