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My instagram followliker settings (Fitness Niche)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by blackhatkittykat, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. blackhatkittykat

    blackhatkittykat Newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    My IG account has around 8.5k followers, I lost my settings that were averaging 100-200 follows/day, and am now getting 60 follows/day with the current settings below. What am I doing wrong?


    Task Selection Settings:

    • Scrape User, Scrape Photo, Follow, Unfollow, Like, Shuffle Tasks are all checked.
    • Retrieve existing followers and followings: 20
    Scrape User Settings:
    • Scrape user limit 15
    • ignore private users and ignore users with no profile picture both checked
    • Queries are mostly for User's follower
    Scrape Photo Settings:
    • Scrape Photo Limit 20
    • Scrape only top result is checked
    • queries are mostly relevant hashtags
    Follow User Settings:
    • Follower to following ratio: 0.0
    • Follow Limit: 10-20
    • Daily Follow Limit: 340-450
    • Delay Follow: 10-40 seconds
    • Follow Users who posted: 0-2 days ago
    • Ignore Private User is checked
    Unfollow User Settings:
    • Follower to following ratio: 0.0
    • Unfollow after : 3 days
    • Unfollow limit: 5-15
    • Daily unfollow limit: 450-550
    • Delay unfollow: 5-40 seconds
    • Blacklist unfollowed users is checked
    Like Photo Settings:
    • Like limit: 10-20
    • Daily like limit: 1200-1800
    • Delay like: 8-25 seconds
     
  2. Thenub

    Thenub Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Either following too fast and getting temp bans (slowing down your gains) or maybe your scraping source isnt as good as before
     
  3. blackhatkittykat

    blackhatkittykat Newbie

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    Thanks, I'm assuming if I have temp bans I will get error messages in my activity log? If so, I'm not noticing any, but do you think I should up my delay follow settings? I'm going to play around with my scraping sources and see if this helps as well.
     
  4. ScreamingMidget

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    I unfollow after 7 days, not 3.
     
  5. johnbjr

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    I don't follow and unfollow on the same days. I follow up until I reach 7500 then I wait a day or two then unfollow back to zero. I always get bans when I do both at the same time. You wont always get a message but when you log into your IG account and try to follow or unfollow the button will be greyed out until the ban is lifted.

    The only way to check this without logging into your IG from your phone (different IP) is to pay attention to your follower count and see if it is rising. My bet is that it is now because of the follow/unfollow at the same time.
     
  6. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It makes much more sense to unfollow after 7 days, rather than unfollowing based on what your follow number is.
     
  7. johnbjr

    johnbjr Newbie

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    I choose the number 7500 because that is instagrams limit. We all have our own ways and goals but following and unfollowing at the same time will lead to temporary bans which is the most likely case here.
     
  8. sbrugby

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    Have you guys had any success with instagress?
     
  9. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well we have our own ways, but there is a universal ideal set of numbers, we're all just trying to find them.

    You say 7500 is IG limit - limit for what? Daily following limit? It surely can't be the overall following limit as I've seen accounts following more than 7500 people.
     
  10. johnbjr

    johnbjr Newbie

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    Actually IG used to let you follow more then 7500 but now that is the limit. Have a look there isn't any accounts following more than that and if there are they have had them before the limit was imposed over a year or so ago. In the past there was no limit and thats how a lot of these older accounts grew so high.
     
  11. ScreamingMidget

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    Blimey, that's insane!

    In that case, I guess we just have loads of accounts and follow/unfollow with them.
     
  12. johnbjr

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    Yeah it sucks. So with IG thats the game now. Follow then unfollow follow then unfollow. Hahaha just cant do it to fast and its hard to do at the same time. They are trying to stop the bots and blackhatters haha. Whoops
     
  13. ScreamingMidget

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    They are also stopping genuine people from following a lot of people they like.

    What they are saying is this: "Please spam IG by creating loads of accounts, as we've capped how many you can follow".
     
  14. johnbjr

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    You are right about both. It's funny because in the next day or so I am posting my journey of using loads of accounts. I tried with a few but many are the way to go. So this will be the beginning of a learning process that I will be sharing.
     
  15. zubidoo

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    how are you guys monetizing your account? I have one account with 3k active followers
     
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    I don't think your scraping is good as before, maybe following inactive or fake accounts
     
  17. billylu1119

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    I think it is follow liker question.
    I do the follow and unfollow at the same time. The FL activity logger note following the username success, i login by pc and check it. it do not following the username success. i do not why and i login the account by phone, it can following.
    Now i only do follow and upload pics at the same time. When the following reach 6000, i do unfollowing
     
  18. ScreamingMidget

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    Where is this journey? :)

    I'm currently gaining around 40-50 followers a day at the moment and that's by following around 420. I'm guessing that's a bad return?
     
  19. CrazyPanda

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    Im having the same issue in the same niche. I have a really low followback rate. Is it best to follow followers of a big account or is it better to follow based on hashtags?
     
  20. iRadium

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    Same, around 10% followback.
    My account is new and I have only 5 pictures. Should I post more ? Shoud I change the big account I'm using to follow people ?