I had a unique look at 5 thousand different IG accounts and their 500M+ followers in the past 3 months. Here is what I think: If you and your "friends" like/comment/tag/mention on each others pictures, the only people that will see those pictures on explore is your "friends" and their fake IG followers. Good luck with that. It makes it that much easier for IG to identify a group of fake pages and bomb them all together. You can't "game" IG algorithm. It changes more frequently than ever before, and fight against spam is real. You might slip under ban hammer this week, but next week you will get shut down. If you're trying to build your page based on "engagement groups", "power likes" or comments, or whatever other BS your friends will come up with next week, you will fail. sooner or later, you will fail. It doesn't last. Post good content Interact with YOUR followers Don't game the system Follow those 3 rules if you want to succeed in IG business today.