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Moving from TW to IG for mass bots. A few Q's

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by punkinhead, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    As far as I can tell from playing with IG, posts are really only good for about an hour, and someone liking something essentially does nothing for your sharing power. Them following does put you in their feed though. Also, the only place I see for links is in bio. (Correct me if I'm wrong so far)

    So, my initial thought is that I need to blast things hourly, and possibly from a ton of accts. I already have 25 proxies I can use, and my understanding is 1/proxy in IG.

    1 So where are the limits in terms of blasting the same material. A vid, for instance... do I need to delete it before I post it again? What sort of frequency before it becomes an issue? What about mass accts? Where are my limits in terms of having 25 accts posting same material over and over?

    2 What is the best way to lend authority (and followers) to main acct? For instance, retweet in TW sends them back to main acct... is there a best practice here for IG?

    3 Best practice for links... Best I've been able to figure is short vids with overlay, and mention that link is in bio. Is this an issue for 25+ accts to have same link in bio?

    4 Seems like best initial exposure tool i have is hashtags. Is there a way to search for which hashtags receive the most SEARCHES (as opposed to which are posted most often)

    Thx, and any other general tips you can think of for someone used to TW making the switch also appreciated. Thx.
     
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  2. JustChillin

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    1. I don't have any idea on the limits for sharing the same material, but IG does take action against it and they're strict about these things as far as I know.

    2. Comments. But IG has recently updated their algorithms and they're very strict now. If you do mass spamming, it might affect your main account as well, even if you spam with it.

    3. No idea again, it might be a problem if IG doesn't like the link I guess.

    4. Yep, there are many websites on Google.
     
  3. AnotherCoder

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    Make a redirect from a redirect. People trust bit.ly and goo.gl

    My recommendation would be to use a bit.ly link, and then make a goo.gl to that bit.ly. This way each link will be unique if there crawler goes +1 level.

    example

    yahoo.com/funny-pic > bit.ly/d83jd9e > goo.gl/w93d9e (goo.gl) would be on your profile

    Do this for each account to generate a unique link.
     
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  4. Battleaxewarriors

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    1) I usually post around 20 videos/pics on my spam accounts in a hour and never had a issue..Keep in mind i said SPAM accounts not my real authority accounts!
    2) Follow for follow and auto-commenting used to be good, but now IG is very strict and the limit is around 50/h. Before you could do a follow and/or comment every 3-4 second 24/7 without a issue..
    3) Correct. A video or watermarked picture is the best way to get traffic to your site. And 25+ accounts should not be a issue but if you are promoting porn then IG is going to ban the domain link.
    4) Avoid hashtags as much as possible. They make your page look stupid and super spammy. Best way to get exposure would be commenting on bigger pages in your niche.

    Regards.
    A guy with over 2.5 million followers on IG.
     
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  5. Seodude808

    Seodude808 Registered Member

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    Hey Battleaxe. You have a thread where you could make straight up just tips for people like us? Would really help out! No need to tell your niche, just maybe the software you use and such.
     
  6. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    OK, excellent info. I'm in a bit different position than most in that what I'm posting is artistic and my posts are appreciated as such by most who see them on IG. The only real promotion going on is getting them to go to YouTube to see the whole video instead of just snippets. There's nothing being sold (at the IG stage, anyway.)

    So, if you were in that position, would you still avoid the hashtags? I've been doing the opposite. I did experiments and noticed I got ZERO engagement with no hashtags, vs 20+ likes and a few new followers with each post if I maxed out the hashtags. If you were me... and don't really care what the text portion looks like so long as you drive maximum traffic to yt, would you still adhere to the no ht rule?

    Trying to learn... not pretend I know how it is.

    I've been having great success on main acct with hourly posts. Thinking of creating some more material to do every half hour. As for getting some bots going, yeah, like to crank beyond that and good to see no issues.

    Hadn't even thought of commenting. Will definitely explore that. Going pretty well with just one acct. Gaining about a hundred target daily with no automation. Encouraging enough to definitely want to explore economies of scale.
     
  7. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Did you manually check the profiles of the people who liked/commented/followed your account?

    Because the last time I did hashtags, I had like 20-30 users like my pics and the majority came from bots.