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viral/good content gives less followers than before?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by henkslot, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. henkslot

    henkslot Registered Member

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    Hey guys!

    So basically i started posting on my old meme page like two weeks ago (4k followers) all of my posts get an average of 2500-3000 likes. Also over these two weeks i have grown an average of 47 followers each day. Now what comes to my notice is that for example a very good meme with like 3k likes and a reach of 24k only gave me 8 followers? And another meme with 2700 likes and 12k reach gave me 6 followers. I think these ratio's are very bad right? I remember when I started a few years ago I managed to get way more followers per good post than I do right now... To put this into perspective, out of 24.000 people only 8 new people started following me.. bruh

    I remember whenever I had this good of a post back in the days it would easily give me 50-100 followers.

    So does anyone know why these ratio's are this bad or is it just the way it goes these days?

    Greetings
     
  2. Wolf.

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    I tend to think its more natural visitors and bots? I may be wrong. or people were not interested of that specific meme.
     
  3. henkslot

    henkslot Registered Member

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    Nah I wish it was that, the reach and likes it gets are all from real people. My posts get like 80-90% of the time on explore pages/top hashtags and get tons of likes
     
  4. GenesisOne

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    Which platform are you talking about in the first place?
     
  5. henkslot

    henkslot Registered Member

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    Instagram, I posted this in the Instagram section xd
     
  6. Karan16

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    I felt that as soon as accounts gets bigger they caps new followers and likes also. But it is my point of view,
     
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  7. bartosimpsonio

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    Exactly what I came here to post. I think they're getting better at identifying commercial intent and will take all that valuable traffic from users just like Google does.
     
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  8. henkslot

    henkslot Registered Member

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    And what this exactly mean? Do the bigger accounts get all the traffic or?
     
  9. henkslot

    henkslot Registered Member

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    What do you mean with this?
     
  10. Karan16

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    Suppose my account is at 4k it is getting viral posts daily and pulling 100 to 200 new followers by viral posts but as soon as it crosses 10k or 15k or 20k mark, Instagram Limits my viral posts and they gets less likes and new followers.
    This is what i have felt on my accounts.
     
  11. henkslot

    henkslot Registered Member

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    Ah seriously? But i'm only at 4k followers and getting daily viral posts and already getting like max 10 followers of a viral post :eek:
     
  12. bartosimpsonio

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    It's about making the account look non commercial.

    Note how fitness models do like 20 photos and just one shoutout in between. The 20 photos get shared and commented on a lot, then one of them is a commercial post.

    This is done to keep commercial intent under the radar. Soon as they notice you're trying to sell something, your reach goes to shit.
     
  13. Billy Batts

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    I remember when everything was easier on the internet.
    IG is now almost 9 years old and every year thousands of marketers including a lot of noobs that fuck everything join so IG has to tighten security and algo's so it looks pretty normal TBH.
     
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    This week i did 2 promoted posts, after these posts i have seen my reach goes to shit as you said, should i recover my old engagement ?
     
  15. henkslot

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    Alright thanks for the answer
     
  16. henkslot

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    But I have never done anything related to commercial on my page lol, it's all just memes
     
  17. HustleTong

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    The fluctuation of engagement IG imposes as soon as accounts tend to become sizeable is much of a hassle. I had to go through the same when one of my automated accounts hit 100k. It's over 2 months past and I'm getting a grip of the actual engagement the page deserves (I gave up the F/UF on this account & it's growing noticeably on its own).
     
  18. bartosimpsonio

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    Well then it might be that your memes are outdated or something? Do some AB testing, check what works and what doesn't one step at a time.
     
  19. henkslot

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    Sorry I am not familar with the AB testing term, what is it?
     
  20. bartosimpsonio

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    Test two memes, see which one converts better, repeat by going in the direction of the meme who does better, eventually you'll find the best performing ones. Same thing for ads and everything else in IM