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My Instagram Experiment

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dutchie, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Sup BHW? I've been a member/lurker on this site for a while. I messed with Twitter marketing many moons ago when MyLikes paid well and the Android follow glitch existed on Twiter (golden era if you ask me). I took a 3 yr hiatus and came back with an unsuccessful Twitter journey on FL. I created 20+ accounts with a good 12-13 niches (big mistake) and couldn't provide enough content to get solid organic growth (I was making these accounts for growth, not churn and burn!) ..Finals & summer classes were also kicking my ass and I definitely fell behind. But now I know my limits at least! :D

    I've been growing IG accounts recently and I'm back with a new journey! I've learned from my previous mistakes and I'm starting with 4 accounts, 4 niches. This is to test the fastest growing niche. After I find the 2 fastest growing, I'll focus on those.

    Followers
    Account 1: 3028
    Account 2: 889
    Account 3: 931
    Account 4: 51

    TOTAL: 4,900~ (estimated)

    Accounts are in order from oldest to newest. Account 1 is almost 3 weeks older than the other accounts. I'm growing them in FL and using strict settings. Account 4 was created yesterday so it's running the strictest settings so far. Most of my acocunts are due for unfollowing soon so the growth will be slow during next week
     
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  2. Jerring

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    Good luck :)
     
  3. Rodolfo Clemente

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    good luck bro, keep updating
     
  4. dirtyeyeballz1379

    dirtyeyeballz1379 Junior Member

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    Good luck :D do you post the content with follow liker as well ?
     
  5. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Nope. I do that part manually. I scrape the pics myself as well so I can get pics that are relevant. I automate 150 likes and try to do another 150 manually.
     
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    Good Luck with your journey :)
     
  7. belldragon7

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    Great journey !! Good luck OP ;)
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Its nice, keep updating and keep sharing.
     
  11. dutchie

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    Thanks everyone for all your kind words & encouragement!


    Account 1:
    3458 (+430)
    Account 2:
    901 (+12) (Unfollowing)
    Account 3: 1101 (+170)
    Account 4: 143 (+92)

    TOTAL: (+704) in 48 hrs.

    Pretty good progress for 2 days I think. Account 2 has been unfollowing the past 2 days. Most accounts follow between 250 - 350 day so I think my follow back ratios aren't that bad for accounts that follow 500-700 every 2 days. Account 1 is the only account following 550 - 650/day so that explains the faster growth. 3 of my accounts are due for unfollowing tomorrow, so I'll post an update after I unfollow for the next 3-4 days. Also I think I'll come back with 1-2 additional accounts for the next update.
     
  12. flowwx

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    Keep us updated, pal. Best of luck!
     
  13. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Thanks!

    Update:

    On vacation as of right now but my accounts have been unfollowing for the past 5 days. The followers have remained the same for the most part, so there's no substantial growth to report. Be back in a few days with the numbers ;)
     
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    good luck great job.
     
  15. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    Account 1: 3694 (+200)
    Account 2:
    1115 (+200)
    Account 3:
    1274 (+170)
    Account 4: 558 (+400)
    Account 5:
    43

    TOTAL: (+1,000~) in 36 hrs. (Account 4's growth is over a 7 day period)

    Numbers are all estimates. I estimate down, not up. So I actually gained more than what the numbers say. This is pretty good, as you can see Account 4 has seen tremendous growth because it's been following for 6-7 days straight (only 250-350 follows/day)... The other accounts have been unfollowing 5-6 days and have started following recently.

    Account 5 was added yesterday.

    Observations

    Again, all accounts except one are following 250-350/day. I'm pleased with the growth I've seen so far.

    Account 1 is still my fastest growing account

    I'm also looking into how to monetize. It seems everyone is doing OGAds. I'm wondering should I do that or should I do S4S and then sell the accounts?
     
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    Collecting follower's emails will be more valuable than slapping cheap CPA offers (which will be short lived on Instagram ) . You can always sell big ticket items anytime you want in the future.
     
  17. dutchie

    dutchie Regular Member

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    I appreciate the advice! I'm taking everything into consideration I've never really messed with IG before
     
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    My pleasure. i have about 50 accounts doing their thing on autopilot as the most tedious part has been done. Will have to build websites based around those niches when time permits.
     
  19. Arisilenzio04

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    I'm happy to see this journey, I'll be following
     
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    If you wanna sfs PM me and we can help each other out.