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Powerlikes? Comment groups?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by uLabs, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. uLabs

    uLabs Registered Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking to grow my fitness page, it's actually a clothing line. Getting influencers on board which am confident will help us grow quite quickly. Used Instagress for a year with about 10 accounts, built up to 20K with excellent engagement. Instagram did their thing and tweaked some algorithms so now engagement is at an all time low.

    Bots are doing nothing for us now, not bringing in barely any followers. Going to stop botting as it's too risky for the business, too. Can you guys give me a brief insight on powerlikes and comment groups? I've seen them mentioned, what what they? Are they effective?

    Tried shoutouts but the ROI isn't great.

    Our priority is sales, not followers. But targeting people in our niche should convert, so any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DavidAD

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    Tried targeting your bot better? I went from getting 30-50 followers a day to getting 350-400 changing my scraper settings.
     
  3. uLabs

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    Seriously? We had 10 going at one point, but literally no followers or anything. Tweaked the settings for Instagress and put them on fast as they are old accounts. Having so many accounts, some were doing hashtags, others followers + commenters of particular accounts, very widely ranged...
     
  4. DavidAD

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    I'm doing just Follow/Unfollow with FollowLiker, comments and likes didn't work well for me.

    Maybe you should try to tweak your follow sources a little bit. I started by following big accounts on my niche (as I believe most people do) and that was giving me 30-50 new followers a day (I was following 1k/day). I jumped to 350-400/day after testing different sources and finding a very good type of accounts to scrape users from.

    You can try to get some data on the difference in follow back ratio when you follow from:
    Big accounts x Small accounts
    Company accounts x Personal accounts
    Celebrity accounts x Fan accounts
    Scrape followers x Scrape accounts who commented/liked

    And use it to optimize your sources. As our niches are very different maybe what worked for me won't work as well for you, so I think testing is the really the only way forward.
     
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  5. uLabs

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    Sounds pretty good. Do you know if engagement groups are any good?
     
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    Instagress is only good for beginners who don't want to put in the time to have actually good results. If your running 10 accounts that sounds expensive too. Just do yourself a favor, buy Mass Planner(best bot on the market right now), buy some proxies and take an afternoon setting it up properly. The reason you have such terrible results is because your not using the right tools for the job. You should get 20k followers in under a month, not a year.

    I built 30 accounts and have 270k followers in around 5 months, because I use MP and proxies which is the best way to do it. Also my engagement ranges from very very good to decent.
     
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    Powerlikes work well in my experience, but you won't get into any good group with a small account. If I was in your place I would grow with bots until 40-50k and start looking for decent Telegram groups.
     
  8. uLabs

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    Okay perfect thanks for the info. Yeah, I don't know much about proxies etc. so sorry for the stupid question - do they need to be hosted on a VPS? Where can I buy and how much do proxies cost?

    Also, I don't post on my 10 bot accounts, they all have a post saying "Follow main account @xxxxxx". These comment, like, follow and unfollow various targeted people. Looking at MP, that does the same thing? How is it more effective than Instagress?
     
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    Its a lot to go into right now, but trust me when I say its better in every conceivable way. Its also going to be cheaper for you. Check out SSL Private proxies, thats what I use. But make sure when implementing them to give your accounts a day or 2 to rest, due to the location of the Proxies you dont want Instagram thinking you teleported across the country. You dont need a vps.

    I would recommend posting on the accounts, it will make a world of difference for your results. After testing I have found post quality and frequency to be the biggest factor for growth. Just post twice a day per account with high quality relevant content.
     
  10. uLabs

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    Okay we have plenty of content so posting shouldn't be much of an issue. So I can get a proxy for around $20 per month, another stupid question, why do we need proxies?

    If I am posting from my phone onto each account, but Mass Planner is doing its thing through a proxy, surely Instagram would pick up that I am from the UK and am posting, but liking, following, etc. from somewhere else? Or do I use the proxy to post also? I didn't think it was possible to post anywhere other than your phone...
     
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    Running 10 accounts is 20x harder than running one account for many reasons. Learn how to do everything through Mass Planner, its really good for that. You need proxies so IG doesnt think your running 10 accounts from your house, if one gets banned the other 9 are very likely to be banned soon after. Then your IP address may be blacklisted and any future accounts will be banned as well. Proxies make IG think your accounts are being run from other IP addresses.
     
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    Ahhh alright thanks for the info! I assume Instagress have their own proxies so every action across my 10 accounts are being done from different locations to avoid ban. I know you said it's a lot to go into right now but do you know what exactly is the difference between Instagress and MP? Just trying to get my head round why MP is better and more widely used by people here? A brief explanation is appreciated :)
     
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    Better targeting so you can better reach your audience. Able to post to your accounts. Way more features. Amazing Support. Its a huge difference.