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So Instagram is "adjusting"follower counts, everyone will be affected...for about 5 mins

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Tiddlywink19, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    So instagram released a statement that they are fixing inflated follower counts. If you haven't read it:

    https://help.instagram.com/566399886839044

    So pretty much as soon as you're accounts are adjusted, I have a solution for everyone:

    1. Make sure your account was fully deflated
    2. Make sure other high follower accounts were deflated as well
    3. Buy or accumulate new followers, which will be cheaper and include more people to counter balance this
    4. Make sure popular accounts still have less followers than you
    5. ???
    6. Profit

    Good Luck Everyone!!
     
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  2. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    In a nutshell, just repopulate after it's "fixed"
     
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    dondada7 Power Member

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    Fake followers do nothing though
     
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    If you ask me i see this as a nice clean reset of all fake accounts.

    If you create new accounts after this you will have a new "player" base with alot of real peepz.

    Win-win
     
  5. VincentVega

    VincentVega Junior Member

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    Am i too dumb? So to take advantage from this whole cleaning, I should make a new account after this or buy fake followers or what?
     
  6. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    Yeah I'm not complaining, just letting people in on how to adjust after they notice their count decreases.
     
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    Will this effect fake likes count too? : (
     
  8. Tiddlywink19

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    Yeah I assume so, because once an account is deleted then all the fake likes, comments etc., go with it. Now if they were doing something like resetting the accounts, like making them start back at 0, the likes would stay, but it says clearly they are removing accounts, so I assume so.

    The thing is no one knows what they consider fake, spam, bot, etc., How long before they consider an account inactive to delete it, and whether this is going to rely solely on reporting or some other algorithm they have come up with, which still most certainly will not get everything.
     
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    The funny thing is, 7 million new accounts are created each month, so it honestly is more of a cleanup than anything else.

    Do you really think it took them 4 years to program something as simple as adjusting follower counts and calling it a glitch?

    No, it is just literally impossible for them to track how many accounts are real, bots, or the like. They do a good job of removing big fake accounts, but small ones get away with it for the most part because they are so easy to make.

    As an example I have a "friend" who bought 2000 instagram followers, and bailed on the account. After about a year he logged back on and noticed he about lost 20% of his followers from his initial purchase.

    This "fix", is just a clean up, nothing more, nothing less. Oh and my friend is going to lose his additional 1600 followers on a blank account he spent 7 dollars on a year ago, boo-hoo.
     
  10. brodel34

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    You guys are assuming that they are going to be deleting inactive accounts. They didn't say that. They said they would be cleaning up spam accounts. To me, those are two completely different account types.
     
  11. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    That is also true, we really do not know how it's going to play out yet..
     
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    So conclusion is.. We don't know sh.t.. lol

    As far as my concern i think this all is just a simple clean-up.

    To be honest what do you think will happen if they delete some accounts from real people? I don't think they will delete any accounts.

    And if they will delete some they probably delete the accounts like 0 Posts, 20 followers, 1499 following or something like that.
     
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    Guys this is prime time to make a fake account and get 200k followers within 1 week.

    Im watching a account grow at 100 followers every 5 minutes and its 5 am right now.

    I wont spoonfeed the niche but its not hard to find out xD
     
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    How??

    As a business this has a plus and a minus side to it,

    plus you will see the most genuine shoutout pages
     
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    maybe i'm not thinking... but why is it prime time to get add fake followers?
     
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    I hope they delete all those "money flipping" profiles.
     
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    Im sorry you guys have mistaken my wording, when I said "fake account" I should have said "new account"

    of course fake accounts are no good but right now there are accounts gaining well over 20k followers per day from this "account deletion"

    People are gullible from this "account deletion" use that to ur advantage while you can, it only last a week or so
     
  18. brodel34

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    what are you saying? people are scared they are going to get deleted so they are going out and following a bunch of people or what? what does it have to do with new accounts?
     
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    If he does mean what you think than it's worthless in my opinion. The followers you will get from that are useless for any IM goal.
     
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    I can't stand those profiles, and the wake up now ones. Most annoying profiles of all time. No one cares you are in Florida in a Ferrari rental, Gtfo Pleease!!