1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What percentage of users do you think are tracking unfollowers?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by notabot, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. notabot

    notabot Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    It's completely crazy to me the amount of people who almost immediately unfollow me within minutes of unfollowing them. I know it's all part of the follow/unfollow game and I still have a positive gain of followers on most days that I unfollow, but I had no idea so many people use apps or whatever to keep track of it. I would say that 2-3 out of 10 followers that I unfollow end up unfollowing me back within 24 hrs. Does everyone else have this experience too? My genre is photography so maybe that niche pays closer attention to their accounts... who knows.
     
  2. mjdsocial

    mjdsocial Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Good chance that those followers were bots and they are set up to unfollow those that arent following them...
     
  3. notabot

    notabot Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    I would be surprised if that were the case because most of them have pretty even following/followers ratio, have tagged photos, post pretty mundane shots daily, etc. I have a photography niche account and most followers are located in the areas that I shoot. I normally only unfollow those who don't follow me but maybe once a month I unfollow a few hundred that aren't in my whitelist to balance out my ratio.
     
  4. mjdsocial

    mjdsocial Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    This doesnt mean that they arent using a bot to manage their follows. I have plenty of accounts that I post semi-manually with and the follow/unfollow is automated.
     
  5. notabot

    notabot Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    I wouldn't doubt that could be the case for some of them but sort of doubtful for the majority. Most of them don't have over 300 followers to begin with because that's part of my targeting. I think even Instagress doesn't unfollow users who weren't followed by their service, although I think Followliker does have that option in follower scraping. Most of them are just personal accounts with no actual theme other than "outdoorsy" shots of them and their friends with the occasional selfie. I wouldn't be surprised if what you are saying is the case with other photographers though.
     
  6. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    117
    Honestly, there's part of your answer right there. When you have that few followers, it's pretty easy to spot someone who leaves.
     
  7. mjdsocial

    mjdsocial Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Maybe they love your content so much that they are constantly checking your page?
     
  8. arain

    arain Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    12
    I agree with OP. I am in same niche and experienced the same. Some users even sent me msgs saying why I am unfollowing them. As most of them just own a DSLR and they think they are next big thing. This niche users are serious
     
  9. Gleb

    Gleb Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    6
    Sorry for asking this, but why would you even unfollow people after following them? Never understood this.
     
  10. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    117
    Because you can only follow 7500 accounts. At some point, you have to unfollow people to keep growing (if you're using the follow / unfollow method)