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New to SEO for Instagram / Instagress

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by jotrn1, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. jotrn1

    jotrn1 Newbie

    Jan 28, 2015
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    Hey all new to this form and starting SEO with Instagram. Ive been a pretty active user on IG and have a decent personal following. Started a new business and plan to use the new IG for showcasing clients work when needed as well as a gallery of my work and work of others. I guess you could say it fits into the quite saturated VSCO / Indie photog niche which is quite large. My first question is, are any of you currently in this niche?

    The new account is very new 200ish natural followers and 175-250 likes in about 6 days. I've been doing all the leg work liking and commenting but I can tell its going to be tons of man hours if I, or someone else does it by hand. And im probably going to get halted at some point because i'm probably commenting and liking more than a bot does at times, and it seems with this niche its not as easy to grab followers (just with my few days of doing it)

    My plan was to use Instagress for 30 days or longer and see how things go. Basically do my time and get out once I have a few thousand or so followers then go back to doing it myself. Would there be any point to doing this or is my follower count way to low to even bother? Should I wait a month of so and just keep doing it myself until it has a more substantial following? My reasoning behind choosing instagress was that it was webased and everything I use Mac I know there are work arounds but for a couple month thing I dont feel like running a VM etc.

    But my last and most important question is! I know theres always a chance of getting banned when using bots, or instagress especially the first sign in. Lets say the account does get flagged my main concern is the username. I had to go over leaps and bounds with instagram to take over our current name from another user since it is trademarked. It i was to loose the account would the account be frozen and Id lose the ability to ever have that username again? thats the biggest and most important part of all this!!

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  2. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Go use the bot. Last time I checked/used instagress, I believe they had tips telling you the limits of each action you can do. Definitely figure out the tags you want to reach out before you use it though so you can get niche followers.
  3. hertn

    hertn Junior Member

    Mar 18, 2015
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    Im in the photography niche. Ive been using Instagress for 4 days non stop on FAST settings. Likes and comments. Tried the follow/unfollow thing too, but after a day my IG timeline was filled with like4like and follow4follow images and I couldn't find any of the people I had originally followed myself. So not using that anymore, but still liking and commenting. Not sure how many followers I get per day, but Im going to keep my eyes on the folllower count over the next few days.
  4. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    I haven't used instagress in awhile but I had a similar problem as you back then. To fix this problem, I used hashtags that wasn't popular or used by the masses.
  5. yesiamj3ff

    yesiamj3ff Newbie

    Feb 14, 2012
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    I personally use crowd fire. It's an app on Android which allows you to copy followers and manually add them easily, it's safer. In about a week I've built up about 1200 followers resulting in $220 in sales in my niche. Bring highly targeted and going after the right followers is important. Identify the followers that have good followings and talk to them. If you sell something that has great visuals then instagram is amazing.
  6. toomanyrulez

    toomanyrulez Junior Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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    One question though, for "Non Follower" section, is it shows by oldest to newest?