hey blackhatters. i just got into instagram, and have a lot to learn. well first, please excuse my bad english. so, i decided to go 2 routes with instagram: -growing a couple accounts in different niches(long term) -extracting traffic with throw-away accounts for cpa/cpi offers and whatnot Route 1 i creaed 2 accts in different niches, from my own phone, where i got my personal acct. filled their bio, avatar, posted a couple pics. then i got them into software(a russian bot called instasoft). and was botting them both with like 200-300follows a day for first week. then started increasing from day to day. last days i was doing around 700 follows on each. one acct was autoposting pics using software, the other i was posting videos from my phone. this morning i woke up to find the first one banned permanently. no captcha, no temp blocks, no warnings. the other one is working fine, but im now kinda afraid to bot it. wasnt much of a loss, like 700 followers, but still kinda hurt me) so the question: how do u start your long term accounts? would it make sense to buy an aged account and start boting it? Route 2 i decided to try gambling niche. got some affiliate program link, set up a landing page etc. made unique links etc. then got 5 proxies, regged 5 acct, filled with a gambling picture of some nasty jackpot win) set account names to something like "a casino that pays" etc) scraped users off gambling hashtags, got like 20k users then started liking them with 5 accounts using a bot so in 3 i went through all 20k users(some got filtered) and that got me... 6 clicks total. lol so guys eho are doing the same, is there difference between liking users and following them? did i just do too few likes? any suggestions?