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[Q] Just a few FL questions! Help Appreciated!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by KStreetz, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. KStreetz

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    So...

    I've been remaining lowkey for sometime now. I've been doing a lot of research on FollowLiker before I actually put it into use for my insta. Though there are somethings I just couldn't seem to find good advice, notes or answers for throughout the forums and I've read over 40-50 threads by now haha.

    QUESTION 1: For FOLLOWING Is scrape only top result a good option to use?

    I ask because it limits the number of results returned and it forces you to scrape only the recent/new usernames on a result page. I would think that alongside not following users without a profile picture, and ignoring private users would make for very little results in return to actually have on query to follow. But then again that's why I'm asking on feedback from you all.



    QUESTION 2: Do you think "User's Followers" // "User's Who Liked" // "Users Who Commented" // "Users Who Tagged" // "Location" are good options for targeting?


    I ask this because I keep questioning myself as to weather or not I am gauging myself to thin by targeting in all these different options or if by doing this, this is actually going to be beneficial.

    QUESTION 3: Should I check "Don't Unfollow Followers"?

    The FL guide states "this will ensure that a user will not be unfollowed if that user is following the Instagram account that is being processed"....But in all honesty, I've read this over and over again and I am simply just confused by what exactly this entails haha

    QUESTION 4: Action "X" Limits

    We all are aiming for realistic automation by the bot. I understand that. I also understand now that the limiters pertain to how many of said action for the task is executed before switching to a different task. My skepticism comes from trying to figure out what is a "realistic" setting for this. I know to always shuffle task because no real user of instagram goes like like like like like and then follow follow follow follow follow lol....but at the same time I was wondering if leaving it 1:1 so it always switches from task to task back and forth is better or what are good limiters for like/follow/unfollow for a realistic automation. This one is opinion and up in the air but I am curious as to what you all have to say about this.

    LAST QUESTION: Using FL....

    I am moving pretty soon. I was wondering if botting from my computer on this home's router/internet connection and then switching residences and starting the bot again ON THE SAME COMPUTER but just ya know different location, different internet is going to raise suspicion of my automation activities although I am aiming for realistic settings in the program itself. I just ask this because I purchased FL about a month or two ago and have still yet to use it due to coming up with a game plan and strategy before testing the waters and now I am about to move and I'm so close to beginning my journey. I just don't want to have put so much time into research and planning and start and then move and then it all goes to waste ya know? Advice on this question is VERY VERY MUCH appreciated as well.

    THANK YOU TO ANY AND ALL WHO HELP AND ADVISE ON ANY/ALL OF MY ABOVE 5 QUESTIONS! I REALLY APPRECIATE THE GUIDANCE AND KNOWLEDGE YOU ALL SHARE IN THIS COMMUNITY!
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think you oughta experiment a bit using throwaway accounts before you jump into your main project. You basically need to build know-how from the ground up.
     
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  3. JustChillin

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    1. Yes and no. For example if you follow based on hashtags or user's followers, it would be useful to scrape the top results, because older results might return not so active users/offline at the moment. But then again, it will return limited amount of queries.

    2. Yes, one of the best. For me, Users Who Liked/Commented brought the best engagement followers.

    3. Up to you again, but I don't do that myself. Because Instagram has a limit of 7,500 maximum followings, once you reach that number you won't be able to follow anymore, until you unfollow some people.

    4. To be honest, I don't really see much of a different if you follow 10-20 people and then like 20-30 pics and switching 1 to 1. You should be safe doing multiple follows and likes and then switching to the next task, just make sure you have a good limits and delays.

    5. I think you should be fine, but Instagram MIGHT ask you for re-verification or something like that. Be ready for it :)
     
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  4. duceduc

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    You will most likely have your password reset due to ip change. If you start botting now before you move, you will get temp bans anyways. There is no safe settings. Just part of the game.
    IMO, it doesn't matter if you start now or later.

    Honestly, I didn't read your whole thread. Just so long, but if you just created your acc(s) and can wait to use FL after you move, then do so. In the meantime, you can manually interact with your audiences until you get setup in your new place.
     
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  5. KStreetz

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    So by "being ready" do you mean by being up to date with my account and catching when it needs re-verification through my device and doing the verification rather than continuing the bot?

    I will only be using my phone and computer. So I'm just trying to be as ready as I can be for the game.
     
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    this setting protects the mutual followers (the peeps who you follow and they follow you back), now if you unfollow these people, most of them will unfollow you too, but as it was mentioned above, there's the infamous 7.5k following limit, so when you reach that, you won't be able to follow more people without unfollowing first
     
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  7. duceduc

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    Means make sure you you have your email and phone# associated with the acc login info handy when IG ask for it.
     
  8. KStreetz

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    I think I totally over thought that because now it seems so simple......HAHAHA! Thank you for clarifying.
     
  9. KStreetz

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    Retrieve Existing followers/followings.....what exactly does this mean. I'm sorry I forgot to ask this question. If I set it to 120 would it only retrieve 120 people from my followings to unfollow for my daily? Or is that just what it retrieves every time it jumps back to that task or how exactly does that work?
     
  10. duceduc

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    I don't do follow, but I do believe it grabbing your followers/followings & store in que. the actual # for the task is whatever you set in your follow/unfollow panel.
     
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  11. KStreetz

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    With that logic, that would mean if I wanted to unfollow 400 a day lets use for example, I would set it to 400?