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What am I doing wrong? ZzZz

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by SupremeBeing, May 12, 2016.

  1. SupremeBeing

    SupremeBeing Regular Member

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    It almost been 2 months ago when I uploaded the first niche-related picture on my profile.. The Account existed allready some months ago. The number of followers is now at ~4550, which is really disapointing in my opinion. There are uploaded 120 pictures, that I have chosen VERY carefully.. they have high quality, all in the same format and I was aware to not post same looking pictures after each other. I made the feed look pretty good overall. I also never used hashtags, because they make the pictures look spammy abit. I guess I have the most unique and high quality pictures in my niche.. New pictures are getting more then 600 likes right now, which is pretty solid i think. There are also some comments, but the amount depends on the picture. I also got a message of somebody who wanted a shoutout.

    The problem is, that I dont get a serious natural growth.. I dont even know if I even have a natural growth.. I do follow/unfollow with FL by scraping users that liked the picture of a big account in my niche. My followback rate is beneath 5% I guess.. when I make a break of follow/unfollow for 1-2 days, my profile doesnt even get followers.. what am I doing wrong?
    I see people with a 2,5k account that are getting a natural growth of 100 a day.. lol.. Is it my niche? Or the people I'm following? In my niche there are profiles with low quality, spammy pictures and they doesnt care about the look of the site as I do but they have more the 300k followers.. Why dont I have natural growth.. the people like my pictures so I really dont get it.
     
  2. Atychi

    Atychi Newbie

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    I have the exact same problem as you but I am in the luxury niche. Honestly I do not know what I'm doing wrong ... Would also like an answer to this question please :)
     
  3. Thaman

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    Well, you're not using hashtags, that's a great way of building visibility.

    If you're worried about them being spammy, just put them in the comment on your pictures instead of in the picture details/description. Also, your follower number is pretty low, so your primary way of growing should be with botting right now (your chances of being seen with hashtags or the explore page are smaller since your numbers are smaller).

    Good luck
     
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  4. MessiahMees

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    First of all you should know the meaning of natural growth, what does it even mean? It means that you're account is visable to others. Most of the time this will be accomplished by people tagging eachother in the comments, or what Thaman says with hashtags. Also try a contest or something, something that will let the followers spread the word of your account. Easy.
     
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  5. Zueron

    Zueron Junior Member

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    You might be targeting users wrong. I just do followers of big accounts. My followback ratio is between 25-40%, but it highly depends on your niche. How saturated it is. Don't worry about natural growth yet as you won't see that until you get bigger. Use hashtags. 5-6 is fine in your bio. I know FL doesn't have an option to comment hashtags so I just do that. But if you're manually posting, put them in the hashtags. It really helps
     
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  6. ToxicBlack

    ToxicBlack Regular Member

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    I started Journey about week ago and I am doing Instagram too, currently I am building Fitness accounts, but most of them have 30% followback ratio.

    Btw I am following users from big related accounts and using hashtags on pictures.

    What niche is your account? (Well maybe you don't want to share ^^ I understand)
     
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  7. naskootbg

    naskootbg Power Member

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    Don't think you do it wrong. Just the twitterer, wich getting 100 organic followers gain them via website/s (brand). Else ofcourse use hashtags - I'm getting 1-2 daily followers just becasue this without follow/unfollow others.
     
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  8. Thaman

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    Approximately around 300 per day. Would like to increase this number by a LOT though, this is way too slow.
     
  9. fullwall3t

    fullwall3t Power Member

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    I would kill for 30%... you're doing good dude!

     
  10. swagbasedgodswag

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    This. I used to follow manually through big accounts in my niche but I would receive a ton of bots and who wants to have a shit ton of followers and not much activity on the posts. The ratios look like trash. When I see accounts with 20k+ followers but are only getting less than 200 likes per post, that account screams trash to me. So to keep my ratios better and to grow a more realistic following and not so much a bot following, I set my automation to only follow within some smaller niche accounts and I also set the requirements to only follow accounts with minimum amounts of posts/profile completion so that if my automation does follow a bot, then it at least looks like a real person. I was having my automation follow strictly through tags but the return was about 15% and this time with the new strategy I am averaging 33% return.
     
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  11. SupremeBeing

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    Thanks everbody so much for the answers. :) my niche is "animals", maybe this will help some of you to give me precise tips. I also think that's hard to grow in this niche. (compared to girls/fashion) But I chose the niche because I'm interested in it, have very much unique and high quality pictures and because there are so many big accounts in this niche with low quality content (In my opinion) that I would beat easily.
    Maybe you can help me better with this informations. If you're interested, feel free to PM me and I could send you my instagram profile. Maybe then it's better to get help. (( I never got a direct feedback till now regarding my instagram account from somebody who has experience ))
     
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  12. Zueron

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    My advice to you: Optimize hashtags. They're there to help you. Work on your FL settings. Don't just follow/unfollow. Follow, then like a couple of their photos. @ username and profile photo and bio mean a lot too. Keep it nice and clean imo.
     
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