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The power of an Instagram account name

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by SupremeBeing, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. SupremeBeing

    SupremeBeing Regular Member

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    So lately, after testing some things out and playing around, I've come to the conclusion that the name of an account plays a significant role in the growth of an account and going viral. I'm not talking about the fact to find the name when you're searching it.
    My experience is, that accounts with real words, they can also be more words added together, grow better and hit explore more often, than accounts with short forms of words mixed together, or just names that doesnt exist.

    Whats your experience with this aspect? My thinking is, that IG doesnt just randomly puts posts into the explore page of the users, it does also uses the name of the certain account as a factor. Example: A Boy who likes cars, sees posts from accounts with the word "car" in the name on his explore page, while he doesnt see posts from a carspage called "litwhipz", or a nonexistent word, on his explore.

    Thoughts? :)
     
  2. Biznik

    Biznik Regular Member

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    I agree with the psychological part but I disagree with the part where IG favors one username over the other in Explore.
     
  3. rodol

    rodol Regular Member

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    Good thinking theory but sorry to tell you that IG don't give a fuck about the name of the account..
    That is good for SEO or SMO and thats all
     
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    xfabulousxx Newbie

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    It's just a sytem how can it know if the name is good or not so I don't think so
     
  5. tetsu2323

    tetsu2323 Registered Member

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    I always avoid . and _ for my accounts. Personal preference I guess :D
     
  6. Cherry

    Cherry Supreme Member

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    I also avoid using _ and . as much as possible. For me the username looks better without them.
     
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    I love the . and _ x)
     
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    mnunes532 Supreme Member

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    Unless the username without those characters is already taken. In my case I have an account which uses _ like my_username_here because the myusernamehere is already taken. I only use _, because I don't like dots. In my opinion, they are ugly.