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The Key to Thousands of Followers on IG

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Ened, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Ened

    Ened Registered Member

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    Hi, everyone.

    I recently posted in a thread talking about how I got 80k in a few months and I'd like to share my experience (just for further notice, 2the account is based on a tv show). I'm just copying and pasting the message: "Well, at first it was just getting my account out there, meaning using all maximum hashtags related to the show and posting quite a lot. Then, after a few hundred followers, I just kept on doing the follow/unfollow strategy by hand(but I did this only on people that have seen the show and have liked a recently posted picture of a bigger account in the same niche, cos otherwise it wouldn't be so effective). As I reached 1000 followers in a few days, I asked my followers what I could do better and I learned from their advice. When I had 10k in a week or 3(keep in mind that in the beginning I wasn't gaining a lot of followers, maybe a few hundred a day, but for a starting account that was really good) I stopped doing the follow/unfollow method, as it took way too much time. I started to focus on what pictures would go viral, and if pictures indeed went viral, I'd end up getting 5k+ likes on them, meaning more followers. Also, I'd re-use them after a few weeks cos the new thousands of followers I got during the few weeks would also cause the pics to go viral(again). All this together caused me to get around 1k followers everyday, but since the show's season is over, I'm not posting as much and my followers have been quite stale(150-300 followers per day). My engagement is now way better though, I think it has doubled itself by just not posting a lot."

    Any questions feel free to ask!
     
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  2. IGAccounts

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    So you used hashtags, followed targeted people and posted quality pictures. Wow, this will definitely change my IG game...
     
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  3. yahya778

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    This was one of the best reads bro congrats.
    What I would like to say is that (NO JOKE) if people stopped botting and did what you did find out what is HQ to post I swear everyone here would hit 100+ easy.
    I recently stopped botting and am getting good growth around 400-1k a day, good luck on your journey and also try to post fan stuff to keep it alive.
     
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  4. VapeMonkey

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    I think 90% here starts with botting, I don't blame ya.....Guilty as hell. You must run those 100's accounts in some way right?

    Until you realise those accounts are worth shit, few K followers here, few K followers there. Then people start paying attention to just 1 or 2 or 3 accounts manually.....and realise how much time they have wasted.

    If you stop botting now, thank me later (not talking about OP btw)

    Edit: BTW, I have to admit that managing my 2 mains costs me A LOT of time, because of the networking. But it will pay off.
     
  5. Jaytizel

    Jaytizel Regular Member

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    Use followliker and run many niches, few of them will pay off. When you see which acc getting more audience make it as priority and get max of it.
     
  6. Ened

    Ened Registered Member

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    It's just sticking to the basics, people will find out how easy it is and will immediately stop botting or whatever they do. Thanks for your reply
     
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  7. Ened

    Ened Registered Member

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    It should change your IG game, and if it doesn't, well, then you're doing something wrong.
     
  8. Ened

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    You know what's up.
     
  9. imGrej

    imGrej Senior Member

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    I actually think this is and underrated opinion on this forum.
    Sticking to the basics and doing them good will always be more effective than botting.
     
  10. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think what you miss, though, is that not all of us are in the business of posting viral photos. There's about a 0.0001% chance that any of my photos - I'm a photographer & post my own stuff - will go viral. They get thousands of likes, but they aren't the "octopus video" & I'm never going to be posting that stuff on my account.

    My point is, for some of us follow / unfollow is still the only way that makes sense. I average around 200 new followers / day. When I stop doing it I get 10 - 15 max. Follow / unfollow got me to 25k & I expect it to keep growing my account.

    And that's using a bot. I don't have time to follow / unfollow 600+ people a day.
     
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  11. imGrej

    imGrej Senior Member

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    Try getting in to some DM groups, it can boost your growth massively
     
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    I am & have been for a long time.

    Again, I think the point is missed that not all of us are reposting viral material.

    I know that 80% of the people on BHW are doing - Luxury / Quotes / Fashion / Meme & Humor - that kind of stuff that just doesn't "fit" with my niche. So yes, I'm in groups, but most of the time the other members of those groups are so far removed from the kind of followers that I attract that they do me little good. I get lots of likes out of them, yes - but that doesn't translate to new followers.
     
  14. imGrej

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    You can always try to build your own DM group with other people in your specific niche. I've done this with my 80k+ niche account and growth has really picked up since then.
     
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    Well said, well said. The moment you try starting your own thing, most BHW advice is really not sustainable. And you will actually gain little from most engagement groups because their niches are so broad that followers won't translate. Also they are like 10 years old and used to super viral content so far away from reality it's actually laughable.

    I am forced to bot as well and the stats for that on a normal account are abysmal. When I stop botting nothing will happen. I could buy shoutouts - but since there is a huge instagram bubble out there you spent ages on finding a proper account where the ROI actually is good.
     
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    Good question as I heard IG banned a couple of accounts who reposted videos from youtube.
     
  17. imGrej

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    What are you talking about?
     
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    I really care shit about the niche I'm working with. I'm not specifically working with them to get their followers (it's a bonus if they do follow though), but to get pushed to explore. I think there are 10 niches in my network, all going fine. My last post got liked by users with a total count close to 15M or more, that didn't give me so many new users, until it went boom on explore.

    Really, work on your game to get to explore. There is where the gold is. You will know what I mean if you get there and gain 3k+ within 24hrs (no matter you accountsize).
     
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  19. VapeMonkey

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    Picked up like in....?
     
  20. imGrej

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    like in gaining more followers