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Need advice on Instagram (limits, account age, etc)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Matt707, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Matt707

    Matt707 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm helping a partner launch his new clothing brand with the main marketing channel (for now) being Instagram.

    I made a new account last night, posted some audience related photos to build up the account along with a link in the accounts bio to join the pre-launch email list. I began copying the followers of related accounts (not too aggressively in my opinion, but apparently I was wrong.) following about 400-500 accounts the first day.

    I woke up today to the account being banned and having to start over. Not that big of a deal, but I want to make sure do it right this time.

    Luckily, I have a 2 year old account which I changed the username, added a new bio and posted a few photos again. I haven't started promoting it in any way though.

    My current questions:
    - How many accounts can I follow and unfollow per day?
    - Do I need to wait so long in between followers and unfollows?
    - Are there any bots or services that are safe? (Wouldn't be using one for a while though)
    - Am I really any safer using the 2 year old account vs a new one?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. kitteh101

    kitteh101 Regular Member

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    If you create account you must let it age for like 3 days or more.... before adding hundreds or anythi and you don't need 2 year account maybe 3days-1 week acc for your situation.

    You can find limits on ig developer page i think.
     
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  3. Matt707

    Matt707 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice. How many followers/unfollows have you done with accounts around that age?
     
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    I just made a new account and started using FollowLiker right away to follow/unfollow around 350-400 people and like 600-800 photos per day. So far, so good. It's been 6 days, no temp bans yet. I don't run FL 24/7 though.
     
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    In the first 2 days I followed just 250-300
    On the another days I start follow 400-500. And I unfollow around 800-1000 a day.
     
  6. Anddrew

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    1) After 2 weeks u can follow till 800 accounts.
    2) No.
    3) Also no. Using bot is always the risk.
    4) Never mind.
     
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    - I would start off slow and slowly increasing my follow tool every couple or week if you are looking to keep your account around for awhile.
    - Try to follow and unfollow on separate days.
    - Safe? Most mentioned bots for IG are mass planner and followliker. I have both but I use mass planner 99% of the time.
    - I am not sure if aged does make a difference. Play it safe. No need to rush into things. Social media is a time investment. You won't be making tons of money after a week (or even a month).

    My best advice I can give as a newbie is to pretend like your an actual user. The more random you are the better :)
     
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    When you first start an account you should be gradually increasing the following rate, make sure your doing things manually and to not over do it. Try and make things look as natural as possible. Don't make an account and then follow 400 people that day. They know that's not natural and will hit the account. Make sure your not just preforming one action all the time make sure your have a good mixture of following, liking and quality comments.