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Please Answer This Simple Question, "which social media sites can I safely buy fans for"

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Solidifly, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Solidifly

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    (There are a lot of forums and I attempted to place this in the right category, please relocate if necessary.)

    My question:
    It IS NOT SAFE to buy views/followers on:
    Facebook
    Youtube

    It IS SAFE to buy views/followers:
    Souncloud
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Do I have this right? I've read through the blackhat forums, but I'm concerned with outdated info as social media is constantly changing its policies.

    General Consensus of BHW:
    People could maliciously purchase views to get competition banned, which is why social media targets inactive accounts that aggressively follow, rather than people who buy the followers. Facebook and Youtube are the exceptions because they are monetized, and basically these companies want every dime of advertisement for themselves. Additionally Facebook monitors engagement so buying fake likes kills your ability to reach others.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong or append with info if needed. I'm not looking for the secrets to your success here, I just want someone more knowledgeable to stop me now if they know something I've done is gonna cause me trouble.

    I'll fess up: I bought a few fiverr gigs this week to boost Soundcloud Instagram and Twitter by 1-2k views (fresh accounts, currently active, slightly aged ~1yr) what level of fuckery have I caused myself down the road? I've got the same user name for all my social media and don't want to screw it up long term. Have I already? I don't mean to sound paranoid, but I wanted to consult the higher powers anyways.

    BHW...is the force with or against me?
     
  2. J-S-T

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    Almost all Social Media sites are getting strict these days, Pinterest, Instagram or facebook.

    You can search for "Banned on Instagram" or "Instagram banned me" Or "Pinterest account suspended". Plenty of these threads popping up lately. Reason of ban ? Mass following or buying views/Followers.

    1 or 2k views are not much but still there is risk involved.
     
  3. Solidifly

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    I appreciate your answer, thanks! I've been looking through posts similar to the ones you mentioned and people seem to be banned for mass following and unfollowing a lot; why are they going through this effort when you can buy followers for cheap and not risk aggressive following yourself? The manual labor seem like it would be a chore.
     
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    "or buying views/Followers." - Completely wrong. You can never get banned for buying followers. Bans only happen from actions you take within your account.

    If you could get banned for buying followers everyone could just buy them for their competition and get them banned.
     
  5. Solidifly

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    Hey thank you for your response, this was the counter argument I was referring to in the OP. So as long as my account isn't committing suspicious or aggressive activity, I can't personally be held responsible for new followers? likes or views? Is this correct--basically in those situations, I'm viewed as a victim of good fortune?
     
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    You can and Buying some fans wont let your account to get banned but your account activity does.
     
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    You can buy fans for Vine. i think its safe there
     
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    I think you can put all the social media platforms in the "ok to do it" section. It's not completely whitehat, though it's definitely not something you'll have to worry about. How is it your problem that a lot of people suddenly decide to follow you, how can any social platform decide you've bought those followers? All the penalized and banned accounts have other reasons, definitely not fake followers.
     
  10. Solidifly

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    I just wanted to thank everyone that answered!:30:
     
  11. coitza

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    There's a thanks button underneath each person that posted that you can use for that ;)
     
  12. LoftPower

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    I am not sure if those that are safe are right. But I do know that you do not want to buy them for facebook at all!
     
  13. Paper-Boy

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    I agree as well but I had a lot of issues monetizing their traffic.

    Good for brand awareness but not good for direct response marketing.