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What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by mumuu, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. mumuu

    mumuu Newbie

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    Hey guys,
    My company's niche is fitness&luxury (online store).

    I have created an insta account for my store, bought ~1k followers, bought automated likes, and started using Instagress with a link to my store in my bio. Got banned after 2 days.

    Then, I read a bit on here and thought that the problem was my link. Tried a second account with 1k bought followers, 30-40 automated likes, and instagress (always safest mode). Got banned also.

    So I thought the problem was the account was too new, so I used my personal and converted it to my business' insta, without link. I bought 30-40 automated likes on it. Everything was doing great for about a week so I tried inserting a link in my bio, then I got banned.

    After too much $$ invested, time and customers lost, I decided to start an Insta from scratch and grow it organically this time. I follow 10-15 people a day to make sure I don't get banned, but I still manage to get a comment ban everyday! And I'm getting an average of 5-6 likes per pic using semi-popular hashtags, and about 4 followers a day.

    What am I doing wrong here? I'm afraid this account will get banned too, I keep getting comment ban and I haven't even commented once on this account. WTF.
    If I keep going at this rate I might get 100 followers by the end of summer..
     
  2. richardleb

    richardleb Power Member

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    Lol, the trick is to be smarter than Ig. nothing more
     
  3. prinse

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    That sure helped him out... I think it might be the link that you added. Did you put it in the bio or website part?
     
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  4. sirarnold

    sirarnold Newbie

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    Buy shoutouts, then you have an alternative way of get followers/engagement then using bots/fake followers and paying for it.

    If you promote shit, you wont get anything, but if you actually have decet products or a decent business idea there will be results for sure, anyhow buying shoutouts from fitness/fashion sites might be a good idea, and do the manual stuff safe.

    And/or get a proxy since your ip might be flagged
     
  5. mumuu

    mumuu Newbie

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    I only post quality pictures taken by a paid local photographer, I do have some experience with Insta (been using it for years).
    The link was put in the "website" field, but now It's only featured as regular text in the bio.

    I really think my IP is flagged, does that mean my reach is lowered?

    EDIT: I've been trying to buy shoutouts for a while now, lost ~$100 to scammers so far and 0 successfull shoutouts
     
  6. prinse

    prinse Power Member

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    You need to email Instagram before putting a link in your website.
     
  7. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    First stop buying followers and likes then stop commenting. You should get 1000 followers in week or two simply liking pictures and/or with using follow/unfollow method.
     
  8. V

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    You don't need to buy followers. Also, you could know for sure what's causing the problem by using a private proxy for a single account and don't buy any followers on it. You're the only person who know's for sure what's causing the problem, but you might not have noticed it. So create 3 new accounts on 3 private proxies, and put a link in the website field in one of them, in the other one put your link in the text bio and in the last one don't put a link at all. I don't know what else to tell you, because I am not an expert. I am just a beginner in this field like you. :)
     
  9. mumuu

    mumuu Newbie

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    I always start off an account with 500-1500 followers in order to gain authority and credibility in my niche. That's the ONLY reason I buy 1k followers. Do you really think a profile has the same effect over a potential buyer when it has 1.5k followers rather than 5-6 ? I don't think IG notices 1k followers delivered over 2 hours on an account.
    I get 10 followers a day on average liking pictures of selected potential customers in my niche. I also follow/unfollow, don't worry I have been there done that. However, I think IG has lowered my potential reach, and I don't appear in discover so much. Could be the issue, right?
     
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  10. mumuu

    mumuu Newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. I didn't even know I could use a proxy on my mobile phone.
     
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  11. Goofy454

    Goofy454 Regular Member

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    The problem is likely your link. You should wait 2-3 months with an account before trying to put a link on it.
    Also, maybe your IP got flagged after so much banning, I'd try making a new acc with a fresh Instagram proxy.
     
  12. V

    V Elite Member

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    I guess you're being sarcastic. If you could invest for shoutouts and followers, I think you can also get cheap VPS for this whole purpose. Get 3 VPS from runabove.me which will hardly cost you $3/mo per VPS and then create an account from there. There is a method shared here about how to create an IG account from PC. I guess you could give it a try at least.