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Question for the gurus. Instagram botting. Methods enclosed!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by jonzelinski, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. jonzelinski

    jonzelinski Newbie

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    I've been reading for some time and eventually signed up onto BHW not too long ago. I've been testing an Instagram bot (Instagress) and it has worked well for me. I may move onto FollowLiker to support multiple accounts to help grow my main account and would love to learn from the gurus of BHW.

    Profile A (main account)
    Bot Actions- NONE.
    Actual domain link in profile (no cloaking).

    Profiles B-F (bot accounts)
    Bot Actions- Follow, Unfollow, Like and Comment.
    Each account will have its own proxy.

    Questions regarding link in bio/profile:
    a.) Can I use my actual domain URL (non-cloaked) without it becoming banned?
    b.) Should I use a cloaked link instead?
    --Can anyone recommend a cloaker that works? If it matters, I do not care about Adsense ad revenue and etc. I am simply wanting to build up awareness of my site, not take advantage of ad revenue nor CPA offers.
    --Can I use a simple bitly redirect? Or would a throwaway domain work better? Or how about a blogger redirect?
    c.) Can I link it to my main account? Such as Instagram / profileA

    Questions regarding commenting
    a.) If the same comments are used in Profiles B-F, will Instagram's algorithm determine all the accounts are similar to each other and will ban all of them?
    b.) If I use the usertag ProfileA in the comments made by B-F, and bot heavily with B-F, will it see the usertag ProfileA and ban the main account as well with the throwaways?
    c.) Although links in comments are not clickable, could my real site be banned if the bots are commenting in pictures with my link? I do not have a traditional domain extension. Example comment: Come check us out at siteURL.

    Questions regarding posting
    a.) If I post the same pictures in all the accounts, all the time, is there an algorithm that sees this and bans all the accounts?
    b.) Is it advisable to NOT watermark the usertag ProfileA in the picture? If banning were a manual process, it would be pretty easy to see the ProfileA watermark in the SAME pictures posted by several accounts that seem to be bots and ban all of them at once.

    Question regarding unfollowing:
    I understand that a 1:1, followers:following ratio is good. I do want to keep it 2:1 or even 3:1, to make it appear that my profile is "cool." I've been following 4 days/week and unfollowing 3 days/week. Is this too much unfollowing? Is it best to have days of following ONLY and unfollowing ONLY or should there be a mix of the two during the day?

    Would it be okay to have minor botting in Profile A? Or would it be best to not bot at all using it?
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014
  2. jonzelinski

    jonzelinski Newbie

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    Delete me. Consolidated into one post. TIA.