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The right way to increase follows?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by hiatus, May 26, 2016.

  1. hiatus

    hiatus Regular Member

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    Hello!

    I'm running multiple accounts with FL for 15 hours a day and manage to follow only 300 people per account. I want to increase it to 600 follows per account. My automation interval is about 7-10 minutes and follow delay 60-70 seconds.

    To follow 600 people a day it's better to:
    1) Decrease auto interval time and leave follow delay as it is.

    2) Decrease follow delay and leave auto interval as it is.

    Thanks
     
  2. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    Set follow delay to a longer interval, for example from 50-120 seconds. Doing it for 60-70 seconds every single time, tell-tales Instagram you're a bot.

    You haven't said how old is your IG account. If it's older than 6 months, you can safely follow 600 with a 4-7 minute delay. That should be more than enough to get you the 600 followers.

    If your IG account is younger than 6 months old, don't ratch it up too quickly. Maybe 400 follows for the next month, 500 for the month after that and so on.

    Also, don't follow 300, or 400, or 600 users every single day. Set it to follow 200-300 day, or 300-400 day, etc. Otherwise, Instagram will quickly catch on to you. You got to make it hard for IG to figure out your using a bot.
     
  3. iManage

    iManage Regular Member

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    In my own personal experience, your settings are really safe and I think you can go with option 1 and decrease automation interval.

    - I run FL on my VPS 24/7 with an automation interval of 2-4minutes.
    - Follow delay: 50-70 seconds

    As the user above me mentioned, the age of your accounts will be determinative of the "safe settings" that you should use. However, when I first started out, I had my daily follow limit at 400-500 and increased the outer/lower limits by 100 per week. It's currently at 800-1000 after running the bot for 3 months and I intend to keep it at this rate to prevent any mishaps. Automation interval has remained the same throughout the three months at 2 - 4 minutes.
     
  4. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    iManage, do you also do "FLC:"? If yes, may I ask what settings you use?
     
  5. iManage

    iManage Regular Member

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    Yep I do.

    Automation interval: 2-4 minutes
    Follow limit: 10-20
    daily follow: 800-1000
    delay follow: 50-70 seconds

    Note from my previous post that I initially started with the daily follow limit of 400-500 and gradually increased it.
     
  6. alxmax

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    Nothing in the delays tells Instagram anything about if you are a bot or not. Manually you don't get banned for clicking as fast as you can on 100 follows in a row, you get banned/blocked if you surpass the hourly or daily limit. While I have not tried this out on a botted account, it should be no problem to keep your delays in the 30s range.
     
  7. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    Running short delays, after a while, will get botted accounts banned. It's the algorithms that Instagram uses, they start catching on to "follow every 30 seconds", or "like every 15 seconds". Keeping a widespread delay, avoids this, as no human will like, follow, or unfollow exactly every X seconds.
     
  8. alxmax

    alxmax Regular Member

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    I agree, what I meant is that this interval in delay doesnt have to be long, like 15-45s is fine.
     
  9. KenTZ

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    How long have you been following 800 to 1,000 people per day?
     
  10. iManage

    iManage Regular Member

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    uhh I'd say maybe one month
     
  11. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    ... What makes your account special enough to do that for about a month and NOT get banned?

    Aged? If so, how old? PVA? All the above?
     
  12. iManage

    iManage Regular Member

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    It wasn't aged, I started botting two days after creating the account (PVA). I usually bot until it reaches the limit, stop for a day and unfollow. Wait a day before following again. Now that you've highlighted how risky my strategy is, I might drop it back down to 600-800 considering my accounts are experiencing natural growth as well haha.