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[Method] Recover your engagement on Instagram

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by tux, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. tux

    tux Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well almost everyday i see some user asking this question again. My engagement has dropped , my account is dead yada yada yada. This guide is most useful for people doing follow/unfollow.

    Warning - this guide is long with no pics , you have been warned !

    First of all i'm going to say something that most of you already know - Follow/unfollow (via a bot) breaks the account, your account is flagged and you won't be able to recover it no matter what you do. Trust me i've did everything under the sun even getting my account disabled and then getting it re-activated. I just doesn't work. Some accounts are lost hope but you may still see an increase in engagement using this method. But what do i mean by it breaks your account ? Thing is you won't get viral as often as you can on a normal account as compared to on a botted account.

    Second - stop doing telegram engagement groups, atleast the most common ones. Don't you think ig can detect everyone who come together at 9am , 12,3pm EST and like each other photos since dinosaur went exist few years ago? @colorme can tell you more about this.

    But what about manual follow/unfollow ? I would say manual follow/unfollow is better than follow/unfollow by bot according to my tests but i still wouldn't recommend doing follow/unfollow at all if you already have a decent instagram account. If you are just starting i would say spam the hell out of follow/unfollow and then move to dm likes on a new account.

    So lets dive right into the method -

    Say you have a 10k account - The way ig algorithm works is that when you post, your post will be shown to a small sample to accounts - lets say we choose this number as 10. So if it was shown to 10 people and none of them even liked your pic , that post is going to suck. However if it was shown to 10 people and all of them liked, commented and even tagged a friend then that post is going to explode. Ig will show the post to a lot more users in the second case.

    So the main problem is people don't remember following you and some are pissed as you unfollowed them. The best way to remind them is to like their posts and remind them that you still exist as simple as that. So what we need to do is like 2-3pics of users who are your followers and are not liking any of your content.

    Steps (you will need a bot or scraper) -

    1. Scrape a list of your followers via any bot. I'll name this list as F.

    2. Scrape a list of people who liked your 10 recent posts. One by one and manually of-course. Compile all of them in a same notepad as name this a L.

    3. Go to - http://www.somacon.com/p568.php (not my site), paste both lists F and L there. It will filter out the uniques for you. The uniques will be the users who are you followers and who haven't liked a single pic of yours for the last 10 posts. Name this list as U. You can also use excel for this if you are good at excel.

    4. Get this - http://imristo.com/instagram-manager-scrape-users-data/ , credits to @JustChillin . Load the list U, filter out the users who are private. You can't like pics of users who are private if you have unfollowed everyone so we will just block them. Save the list of privates as P and the rest as NP.

    5 - Block out the private users P using specific filters - block all those who don't have a profile image/bio, haven't posted in last 60 days, have number of posts less than 2. This will filter out almost all bots without making a dent in your followers count. I use a private bot which provides all these filters, i'm sure the common bots has it too.

    5. load the list of NP (obtained in step 4) in your like tool and start liking them. Like 2-3 of their recent posts and keep up this process.

    6. Enjoy !

    Results - you should see like 15-50% boost in engagement , it varies from accounts to accounts.

    p.s - Don't say it doesn't work without trying, sometimes list will be long if you have a 50k or so but its worth your time to do this.


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  2. KartikJha

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    Seems promising!!
     
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    i will try this out thank you!
     
  4. morenox207

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    Nice share OP!
     
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    Nice share @mitussj. I think you are right. People with bot ussualy only focus on follow and unfollow others.
    The thing that they missed is people like to "like back"
     
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    Nice share, I like this part "ig can detect everyone who come together at 9am , 12,3pm EST and like each other photos".
    This is something I have said for a long time about backlinking and more so social signals, that people need to spread these out and drip feed them.

    Nothing more obvious than a site with 5 pages having no likes etc, then each page overnight has 500 FB , G+ etc likes.
     
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    makes a perfect sense, thanks a lot. I will like more of my followers photos by now and see the result


    btw please make this kind of guide again in the future
     
  8. Paulie06

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    Amazing tutorial! Thanks for the share.
     
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    This sounds really good, but on step 2- what if I have 500-1.4k likes on each photo.. Doing it manully would take days for me. Is there a way to scrape a list per photo or something similar? Or another way?
     
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    this looks like a solid idea .. thanks
     
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    Thank you, @mitussj . I have been a fly on the wall for quite some time, but I would like to discuss the algorithm further (send me a PM). I have never used automation services, and I have only relied on organic growth since day one. Today I have almost 500.000 followers and relatively great engagement.
     
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    Thnx
     
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    great post :)
    how can we know if our account has been flagged or it just has a temporary fixable drop in performance?
     
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    I'll try to !

    Not that I can think of there is a free bot to scrape followers list by @yellowcat but I'm.not sure which bot can scrape likes for free.

    You got a pm !

    There is no way of knowing it , if this thing doesn't work then most likely the account is gone
     
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    Amazing share! Will put it into the test soon :)
     
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    is there any free bot that i can use for automated liking?
    please help...
     
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    IG algorithm works in a way that you get stuff in your feed with the people you interacted the most recently. Since you have alot of followers is hard to interact with everyone and if they never interact with you thats a 'ghost' follower basically, cuz they will never see your posts ever. This method works around that and I can confirm it indeed works as I did it previously on my personal account and the engagement went up from 800 likes/pic to 1100 likes/pic.

    PS: By doing this you will also lose some followers cuz some ppl will be like: 'Why am I following this acc that just liked my pics?" (prob cuz they cannot remember ur acc or why they followed u)
     
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  19. tux

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    there is instabot.py and one beta test going on right now for gmt 2 by @JJJackson , you can test it for free.

    better have an account with good engagement than free loaders who will never like your pic
     
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    "If you are just starting i would say spam the hell out of follow/unfollow and then move to dm likes on a new account."

    I am a fashion blogger with 41k shitty followers. I used to bot a log, doint this follow/unfollow game for quite a while and my posts doesn't seem to be visible at all, so are my IG stories.

    I am now thinking of creating a new account and was wondering what exactly you mean with this part with spam follow/ unfollow and dm likes. Could you please explain it in more details?

    Thanks a lot