1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[Method] How To Find Hundreds of Images To Post On IG In A Few Hours

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by KenTZ, May 21, 2016.

?

Did you find this method helpful?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2016.
  1. Yes

    88.6%
  2. No

    11.4%
  1. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    223
    EDIT: Well... crap. I posted this in the wrong tab and wound up in the wrong section. If this is not appropriate here, can someone please move this to the Instagram sub-section? :oops:

    There are many threads on Followliker settings, VPS recommendations, and IG journeys of all sorts to tell you everything you need to know to succeed on Instagram. But hardly any on the most fundamental requirement of succeeding on Instagram: "Where do I get images to post?"

    Here's how to find hundreds, even thousands, of images to post on your Instagram pages in just a few hours:

    1. Google "[niche] imgur album" or "[niche] imgur compilation"
    2. Scrape any interesting Imgur albums using ronfitzgerald . com / imgdl
    3. Find and delete duplicates using hardcoded . net / dupeguru
    4. Manually delete the images you don't want (watermarked, low-res, irrelevant, etc.)
    5. Scale the images to fit into 1080x1080 using imageresizer . codeplex . com
    6. Upload images to Instagram.
    7. ???
    8. Profit!

    All the tools listed above are free (as of time of this post) and have numerous alternatives if you Google "Imgur scraper", "duplicate file finder", and "image resizer", respectively. So, grab your hands on what's simplest for you.

    Using this method, I've collected roughly 8,000 images, I think, in a single weekend. Results will vary depending on the albums you can find in your niche and how strict/specific you are with your content. But you can get a month to a year's worth of images with a single day's work.

    So, if this is what's stopping you from stepping into IG, time to find another excuse. :p
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 83
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
  2. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    5,867
    Likes Received:
    3,947
    Location:
    Theatre of dreams :)
    Bookmarking this for future use.
     
  3. tdose

    tdose Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    64
    Thank you for sharing =)
     
  4. Emertat

    Emertat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    6
    Very useful information.
    thanks op:)
    Please someone tell where is the thanks button in new bhw version?!
     
  5. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    223
    Bottom left. Just above the "+Quote" and "Reply." It's the thumbs up icon.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  6. IgopOG

    IgopOG Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    100% purebred hustler
    Aside from Imgur, I think you can also scrape Pinterest and Tumblr as a source for Instagram photos. Though you may need separate scrapers for each platform.
     
  7. v0danh

    v0danh Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    Very usefull.

    Thanks for your share.
     
  8. okazaki

    okazaki Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    832
    Likes Received:
    373
    Home Page:
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    223
    I cannot comment on Pinterest.

    Tumblr is a good choice, but not recommended. In my experience, it suffers from a number of issues.

    Scraping tools are harder to find. And the best one I found that's easy to use has an issue with downloading the same image in 2 different sizes. These can't be picked up by duplicate file finders (different MD5/CRC tags). They have to be weeded out manually over hundreds of images.

    You'll find more irrelevant posts on Tumblr. You'll get GIFs and Instagram doesn't accept GIFs. There will be a bunch of captioned/personal posts that will be useless. You'll find many Tumblrs with too few pages to really build an account off of.

    I can handle Tumblr because sorting out thousands of images quickly is part of my day job and I've got the software tools for it (which are not cheap). I think it'd be too much work for most people.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  10. ning5566

    ning5566 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    i can download more than ten thousand images once to use my bot ,but need choose good images by hand, spend a lot of time to do it,you how to do it
     
  11. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    223
    Photo Mechanic. Sports photographers and journalists use it to select photos under very, very short deadlines.

    It costs $150 but definitely pays for itself in the amount of time you save.

    If you can shut off your brain and pick out images purely out on instinct/gut reaction of what looks good, you'll be able to burn through anywhere from 20-100 images a minute to pick the keepers. So, ~10,000 images would take about 2-9 hours.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
  12. hendra fauzan

    hendra fauzan Newbie

    Joined:
    May 21, 2016
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    interesting idea, I will try it
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
  13. dkinderis

    dkinderis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cabin in the Woods
    very nice!

    my niche is clothing specificaly designer jackets (brands like "stone island", "Moncler", CP Company" etc) and i dont seem to find any like that. i have to look for individual images on google. maybe i'm doing something wrong with your method
     
  14. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    223
    Doing a quick search for "jackets imgur album" I found:

    imgur . com/a/RJCMc
    imgur . com/gallery/T2qT4
    imgur . com/a/EoqIL

    Are these relevant at all?

    If not, your sub-niche might be too narrow for this method to work. :eek:
     
  15. springschop

    springschop Newbie

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hey everyone. One total noob question. Is instagram like pinterest? I mean can you just post pictures there and add many hashtags? Is it ok to just post pictures on insta? (never used it)
     
  16. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    223
    youtube . com / watch?v=9_-VKQWrr3A

    It's basically Twitter/Facebook focused on images rather than other stuff.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  17. eelajt

    eelajt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    128
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Money Maker, Content Creator, Procrastinator
    Location:
    Sweden
    Nice share brotha, imgur is a goldmine.
     
  18. yevgeniymatsay

    yevgeniymatsay Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    15
    Thank you so much now i can stop using other ig accounts photos
     
  19. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,487
    Likes Received:
    1,179
    Occupation:
    Accountant
    Location:
    Northern Woods Counting Money
    This definitely works as a content acquisition strategy for images. Thanks for putting it out there. Well thought out.
     
  20. iManage

    iManage Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    149
    Thank you so much for posting your method. I've been struggling to consistently find good quality images to post on instagram, now that wont be a problem :)