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When is the best time to start S4S?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by LawrenceRad, May 30, 2016.

  1. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    Hi BHW. This is my first new thread. :)

    I have a bodybuilding Instagram page. I started May 5th (3 1/2 weeks ago) and took 1 week off. I currently have 1,555 followers and I gain approx. 100-130 followers daily. I'm currently not planning on doing S4S because I want to keep my page as authentic as possible, and because with two 1-2K accounts doing S4S together, there would be little reach/not worth my time (I'd imagine).

    At how many followers should I begin doing S4S? I'm thinking 10K, but I could not find any threads that elaborate on this.

    Another question is: What are the most effective ways to find Kik groups for S4S. It seems like BHW mostly have old Kik S4S threads that nobody looks at anymore.

    Finally, how effective are S4S. Please give an example if possible like, two 20k accounts would gain approx. xx amount of followers.

    Thank you so much everybody. :)
     
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  2. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    Does anybody have any insight?
     
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    Neon BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    You don't need S4S that's all.
     
  4. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    I've heard a lot of, at least, intelligent sounding advice reporting same-niche-S4S is almost crucial to better growth.

    Before I consider dropping the idea of S4S, could you explain why I don't need S4S?

    I understand I can grow without it but if using S4S over a period of time helps grow an account at least 50% faster, wouldn't it be worth it?
     
  5. Subao

    Subao Newbie

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    Explain me please, what is mean S4S? I see this first time.

    In the Internet I found "Support for support", indeed is it?
     
  6. LawrenceRad

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    For Instagram, S4S means 'Shoutout for Shoutout'. Two individuals are involved in this technique. Both individuals post a picture or video and reference each other in order to grow their instagram accounts.
     
  7. KenTZ

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    I personally think that there's no point that's "too early" to start S4S.

    I have 4 accounts with a couple hundred followers each and I caption each post with "Follow otheraccount for this related content." I find that many people actually do it.

    Sure, the results aren't anything massive at this point, but the results are there and will only get more pronounced with time.
     
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  8. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    I greatly appreciate your advice. Makes sense.
     
  9. Nemylus

    Nemylus Registered Member

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    For some viral/funny niches it will work way better than for other niches, especially when they're already pretty saturated. So in the end it depends on your niche, your content and obviously your goals. Are you happy with a growth rate of 100-200? If not, SFS at your size definitely won't push it anywhere near X,XXX new followers a day anytime soon. Considering you're on BHW (and your profile pic), I guess you want to make money with it - so size matters. You can try doing SFS with other accounts in your niche, that's the easiest way to see how it works out. Don't worry, your followers won't run away just because you post a couple of SFS.
    The result also depends on what kind of SFS you're doing (What picture, what caption, etc), there are SFS that can be somewhat effective while others are pretty much useless.

    Besides, many people on this forum will probably recommend using bots instead. It's indeed faster in the beginnings, but it can be done without bots too (I know because I did so).
     
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  10. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    Thank you for your response. It's clear now that tasteful S4S is the way to go. :)
     
  11. CommonCents

    CommonCents Registered Member

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    I would S4S right away, but never keep their images on my page
     
  12. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

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    Yes. Good tip. When I finally do my first S4S I will delete their shoutout after a few days or something.
     
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  13. xtipico

    xtipico Junior Member

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    i dont think sfs is needed to grow your accounts. it can get you an some extra followers but not as much as you would expect. i usually gain 50-100 followers from shoutouts from pages with 100k+
     
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  14. tokokipiani

    tokokipiani Power Member

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    There is no need of s4s. I think it really depends