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Starting to think botting is a waste of time.

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by freqee, May 22, 2016.

  1. freqee

    freqee Regular Member

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    Maybe I'm just doing it wrong. But I am running ten accounts manually on two phones. 8 of the accounts are doing great, two were fine, but just didn't seem to take off like I wanted so I'm not working on them anymore. I can always go back to them later if I want to try again.

    I have 50 botted accounts. They seem to be growing much slower, engagement is poor, and a few have been banned despite only following 300-400 people a day. I am running one account per private proxy, no comments, no link in bio. So based on the fact that I have to pay for Mass planner, proxies, and the much slower growth and possible banning, it doesn't seem to make business sense.

    Maybe IG has just changed the algo and a lot of the info about botting is becoming outdated, or the guys doing it have been "grandfathered" in because their accounts are older. But I'm not seeing it as a great way to start these days.

    Like I said, maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it seems like a wast of time compared to other methods.

    Anybody else who has started botting recently feel the same way?
     
  2. TimeWarped

    TimeWarped Junior Member

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    Maybe add comments/ bio for more engagement? You could also use the botted accounts manually a bit to stimulate them further. I think the advantages of botting outweigh the negatives.
     
  3. bigstuffpoppin

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    Im only botting 2 accounts currently, they are both about a year old i have no issues, apperently sometimes when i have my bot run nothing happens, I dont know why, its not because there is a limit place either. I checked. It just doesnt work sometimes follow liker,

    I have been considering buying 10-20 accounts getting a few proxies and starting a bunch of accounts in the same niche, something specific yet very passionate to the point where people want to buy, I have a few ideas, No its not the typical Car/lambos page or mansiojn luxury page or start wars page, Its definitely a big hot topic just under the radar.

    So that what im tyring to do myself, sorry for hijacking the thread but if anyone knows good instagram providers around $1-2.00 an account and good proxies to run them on and also ebay/paypal on because i want to make some stealth accounts also, please let me know
     
  4. KenTZ

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    I'm beginning to see this sentiment pop up in a lot of places recently.

    Since you're on both sides of the fence, what specifically are you doing and/or how are you doing it when doing things manually?

    Obviously, not all manually operated accounts are growing either. So, you must be doing something right in such a way that a bot can't replicate.
     
  5. freqee

    freqee Regular Member

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    I had a theory that it's because I take more time with manual accounts. I handpick all the posts, write good descriptions, etc. An autopilot bot account doesn't have that and I think that is the difference these days. If your account feels "real" people will comment more and engage. If the content really feels consistent, not just quality, but the tone, people will follow and engage more. Even just in timeliness, if a new meme pops up and it fits your niche, you can throw it up on your manual account and most of your followers will see it for the first time so they will think your account is fresh.

    Not saying you can't still succeed with bot accounts, but with all platforms, at first you can just throw garbage up there and it makes money. As the platform matures, you need higher quality to stand out. Take Youtube for example, if you want to make a successful YT channel these days, it almost has to be a full time job.
     
  6. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    I see.

    You might be onto something regarding the sense of personal touch. I find DMs to followers on my niche account to follow a "good friend of mine @MyMainAccount" does convert better than just throwing up captions of "follow @MyOtherNicheAccount for xyz content."

    So, the middle ground is using bots to follow/unfollow/DM and then uploading, captioning and answering comments manually?