When to stop botting?

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  1. metalkyloren

    metalkyloren Newbie

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    Hi, I know that I cant use ig bot forever because at some point I will get trouble for using it. So what i want to ask is how many follower do you have when you stop botting and what is the safest time to stop botting? thank you :)
     
  2. ilikethecheesecakes

    ilikethecheesecakes Regular Member

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    id say 50k - 100k stop following. at that big you can start getting natural followers. just make sure content is good
     
  3. snrpro

    snrpro Regular Member Premium Member

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    I'd say 20 - 50K depending on incoming new follower numbers. Some of my accounts grow a lot slower than others with lower followings. I don't run bots on the ones with good natural growth but I do run them on the ones that are not naturally growing for one reason or another.
     
  4. lajcik

    lajcik Junior Member

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    Sometimes even 10k would be enough. Everything depends on the account's niche and followers-gaining potential. There is no one exact answer.
     
  5. Anddrew

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    Hard to say. I stopped using bots when had got 30k followers. That is more then enough for my account.
     
  6. Omirag

    Omirag Power Member

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    I think it is best to see what your engagement is like. If you have a good core group that is engaging with your content regularly, then you are good to stop botting. A wishy-washy metric for this would be total number of likes/comments/Click through in a 4 hour period.
     
  7. gorillataco

    gorillataco Newbie

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    I'm not there yet... I should really pause every now and then to gauge organic growth.
     
  8. l0m1S

    l0m1S Regular Member

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    i am at 11.4k and getting 400 - 500 likes per pic, thinking about stop following and move to just like photos of active users on the niche.
     
  9. nxdmedia

    nxdmedia Newbie

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    I have an account currently at 66K, that I still bot by following/unfollowing and liking photos. I'm getting roughly about 3,500 - 4,000 followers a week now and have high engagement on my posts, don't think i'll stop the follow/unfollow method until I hit 100K, and even then i'll continue to like images. You can bot for as long as you want, just as the page gets a higher following, then more attention is bought to it, so just tone down the botting methods a little and you'll be fine.
     
  10. Dioni

    Dioni Senior Member

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    I haven't gone that far, but if I go I will stop botting at probably 70-100K followers.