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What am I doing wrong? Original content, 100+ posts, only 1000 followers

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by ClownBaby, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    I post new content daily, i use hashtags, this isn't a marketing account but a real account about a topic I actually like and enjoy.

    I only got 1000 followers after friending people daily manually. what am I doing wrong? I was really hoping to have this thing up and running really well and having a good following.
     
  2. envisioned

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    you are most likely targeting the wrong users when following/liking and probably even using non related hashtags.
     
  3. ClownBaby

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    all related hashtags. I was following users from accounts for the same content.
     
  4. envisioned

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    well, depending on the niche 1000 followers could even be quite a good value. the smaller your niche the less your number of followers the more target your followers are.

    If it's an "evergreen"/general niche, then you're probably doing something wrong.
     
  5. The Nix

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    How long have you been doing this?

    Also, what kind of content are you pushing out? Opinionated? Long form guide/tips type of content?

    What kind of value are you providing? Are you sharing it on social media? What medium are you utilizing for content marketing?

    Kindly answer the following and I'll try to give you my 2 cents.
     
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  6. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    Some are reposts of my friends original content with their permission. using only instagram. When you say medium for marketing, I am just making instagram posts with hashtags and following users. Not opinionated, some just videos of some things, others informative pictures with maybe a blurb.
     
  7. Bling Bling

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    If you wanna do this manually, the best way to grow your account will be to exchange shoutouts with accounts in your niche. There was a journey on the forum about this. The guy was growing Instagram accounts manually doing only shoutout for shoutout.
     
  8. ClownBaby

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    any good ways to grow the account that won't get it banned? I am doing this for fun to be honest. Would love to have a bigger following account, not trying to use this for marketing money.
     
  9. envisioned

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    look, there can be many reasons for you not growing quick enough or somehow really slow, but if you don't provide any more info, we can't really help you.

    What would you do with this info: 100+ posts, following only 1000 followers?

    there are plenty of reasons for you not growing.
     
  10. IGKing

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    Quick thought.

    Original content can still be bad content. Although I usually recommend original, it needs to be of high quality. Let's say you are in the fitness niche. You can post original pictures everyday of someone who isn't fit, but actual fitness people aren't interested in following someone who isn't fit. Does that make sense?
     
  11. Bling Bling

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    Exchanging shourouts with other accounts like yours won't get you banned. It will help your account grow really fast.
     
  12. envisioned

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    Yep, shoutouts work, but they somehow come at a price. Instagram is being spammed with shoutouts, more and more people are getting annoyed seeing them (including me).

    If you wanna do shoutouts, don't do it too early.
     
  13. ClownBaby

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    Ya I am holing out on Shoutouts. I wish I got into this early. Anyone that helps me, I will return the favor if the account hits a high number of followers.
     
  14. longdouble

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    You're probably using the same set of hashtags every post. Where as you should be using different tags every post that are appropriate to your engagement. Contact me via Skype to get the idea.
     
  15. simo8509

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    Let us know your niche. Im into cars, and i am looking for someone to shoutout4shoutout. PM me if you are interested in getting a IG-Network starting from the bottom.
     
  16. ClownBaby

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    I am up to 3000 followers now, it has been tough manual process though. I keep posting more and more content up to 160 posts.

    Is there a way to setup TIMED instagram posts? Is there a good Webbased way of posting to Instagram from my Mac or PC?
     
  17. hanshanshans

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    Would it be allowed if he posts his username? So would it be against the forum rules?
     
  18. JokerSEO

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    Exchanging shoutouts early could be a good form to get your base off the ground.
     
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    These are the ones I can think of for web-based:
    Gramblr, schedugram, boostgram.
     
  20. ClownBaby

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    UPDATE: I am at 13,000 followers now!!!!

    I used NO BOTS, nothing. I just keep posting quality posts.
     
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