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Should I buy Shout outs?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Bonnett, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. Bonnett

    Bonnett Newbie

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    Is purchasing shout outs from big IGers in my niche a good investment? Right now, I'm using a bot to follow and like, but my follower count is going up very slow (around 50-90) a day.
     
  2. tok997

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    How many people are you following in order to get 50-90 followers/day?
     
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    I would concentrate more on your technique of gaining followers, rather than spending on shoutouts..
     
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    From personal experiences, i follow a lot of big names in the niche i am interested in, people who have upwards of 100K real followers (usually they are 500-2m range). Very often they give shout outs, mostly to people who give them free shit, and more often than not i will click the link and checkout the other person's profile. I am sure many other do this too. However wether i follow them or not depends on what kind of content they have and how much it interests me.

    I also feel that with Instagram people are much more willing to follow a lot more people than they would do on Twitter or FB. Instagram is only pictures with no external links, so a user can spend an hour looking at pics on his or her cellphone without being distracted by an outbound link.. With FB and Twit there's text-pictoral-video content all vying for eyeballs and if you follow too many others, your timeline can get very cluttered. No such problems in Instagram i feel. Just my two cents as a user.
     
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    Shoutouts don't always work, depends on the niche.
     
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    Personally, I only got around 20-30 followers from a $25 shoutout with 225k account!
     
  7. tok997

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    How many followers did you have in total before the shoutout?
     
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    4480 and got to around 4510?
     
  9. mistercasanova

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    It depends on your niche, the creativity and level of interesting shit on your account. That's a shitty amount of followers to gain from a shoutout of an account that large. The account was perhaps full of fake followers and likes, to give the idea that it is a legitimate big account.

    Just some factors.
     
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    You sure those aren't fake followers? Was the account even in your niche?
     
  11. tok997

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    I'm not an expert, but it sounds quite low. Did the account you got shoutout from had a good amount of likes per picture?
     
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    To be fair the account got like 7-10k likes per video.
    They were legit, not in my niche though... although my niche is quite general, it's my brands' IG.
    Yeah, around 7-10k per post.
     
  13. mistercasanova

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    If you'd PM me that account's name, I can let you know if it's fake or half-fake or real. Up to you.

    That's just kind of hard to believe that you had such a low follower intake. But.. I guess you DO take that risk once you buy shoutouts.
     
  14. Bonnett

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    I follow 200-550 per day, and like every 17s.
     
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    i have high quality posts of the niche and i follow from the biggest pages of the same niche around 1k followers everyday and i get around 300 follow back, try this and let me know the result
     
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    I personally think that it's a good investment. Just look at the account and see if the account is posting tons of shoutouts a day, if so then there followers probably won't follow you. But, overall, I think yes.
     
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    I sell shout outs via instagram on very large accounts and I can tell you it COMPLETELY depends on the relatability of your niche and the quality of your content to the account that is posting the shoutout. You can get a high number of followers if the quality is great and it is s related niche, but if it's neither of those you will barely see results at all, no matter how big the account.
     
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    if you can make good money throughs shout outs only then invest.
     
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    I would do research with iconosquare.. target particular hashtags in your niche, open new tabs for pictures with 200+ likes and look for accounts that post an e-mail at the top of their page and have over 50k followers. These are the guys you want shouting your accounts.
     
  20. printerkid

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    Probably not your best bet. Unless it looks like a true, believable endorsement I wouldn't bother.