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Thousands of followers in one day.

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by eXclusivejobs, Jul 11, 2015.

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  1. eXclusivejobs

    eXclusivejobs Junior Member

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    Clickbait title, I know. Shameless. Anyways, it seems almost all major accounts gained thousands of followers overnight and a few threads popped up here yesterday asking what happened. When looking at an accounts recent followers list, these "new" followers are no where to be found. Weird right?

    I know what happened. We all know IG has been extremely ban happy lately and getting your account back can be extremely difficult and sometimes more trouble then its worth. Pages with over 1 million followers, banned for "violating terms of use" and brand new accounts with 100 followers banned for putting a link in their profile. Maybe some deserved it, others just unfortunate but what just happened overnight?

    As almost everyone knows, Facebook owns IG. Facebooks Q2 earnings report is July 29th. I may be mistaken, but I feel confident in saying Instgram just unsuspended millions of accounts in order to continue to show growth to potential advertisers and investors. The biggest purge as we know it happened in December, with instagrams verified account losing +/- 18 million followers. Well last night IG's account gained 15 million. The past few months IG has continued to use its ban hammer except over a period of time and not all at once. Now as FB prepares its earnings report, they simply just inflated the numbers to their advantage and will claim that instagram is still growing and a great platform to advertise.

    Agree, disagree, comments? (Sorry if you thought you this was going to be a method to gaining thousands of followers, I would have clicked too :D )
     
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  2. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Simple facebook tactics - they always lied to their investors since day one. They let you do shady shit as long as it is not too rough or too big scale and also helps them.
     
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Great theory, but I highly doubt they would do something like this so blantly.

    My account went from 19k to 42k.

    I just think its another glitch because this happened to me about 1 month ago where my account went from like 10k to 5k but the numbers went back to normal about 12-24 hours later
     
  4. prinse

    prinse Power Member

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    Is it a personal account?
     
  5. russell904

    russell904 Registered Member

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    I have a personal account and nothing really changed. Someone help a brother out and get me some followers lol!
     
  6. pinky112

    pinky112 Newbie

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    My followers just went from 4k+ to 8k+, and I thought IG is up to something. My clients that lost their IG followers when it was purged, called me last night asking whether I did something to their accounts because their followers increased. I could not answer in affirmative. They are really up something.
     
  7. cyrusv

    cyrusv Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds fishy.. prepare for the upcoming changes!
     
  8. dreforall

    dreforall Newbie

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    they changed it back again
     
  9. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Good observation OP. Wouldn't be surprised if this were true.

    FB does something similar with FB ads.
     
  10. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    no man, it has already gone down. doesn't look like it anymore
     
  11. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    Oh wow, this is really happening? My numbers are the same, I think.
    I remember when the big change happened last year. I've lost 1k I think, not much.

    Anyways, FB is always about themselves & the good they can get so I'm not surprised about this move on IG, if it's true.