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Which accounts to follow?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by appledislikes, May 29, 2017.

  1. appledislikes

    appledislikes Registered Member

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    Hey all I started growing my insta account a few days ago, have a steady 50 follows/day. I think that is very low and I think I can get higher. I need advice of some questions

    So I use the follow/unfollow method, which popular accounts do I use the follower list from? Do I use the followlist from celebrities in my niche? Or do I use the followlist of businesses in my niche? Or is it fanpages in my niche?

    Also, do I follow private insta accounts? Or is it not worth the time?

    Thank you.
     
  2. lookultra

    lookultra Newbie

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    What have you tried so far? I think each niche is different as far as what you want to follow/unfollow
     
  3. brainagogo

    brainagogo Registered Member

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    Follow the followers from your niche's influencers. Better yet, make sure the ones you follow are the active fans and not bots. Engagement is king in Instagram.
     
  4. lookultra

    lookultra Newbie

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    I agree if you are using a bot i dont think it matters too much if you get some bots in there because a lot of the influencers' followers are flooded with them along with pump and dump pages. If you follow/unfollow manually take a look at the people you're going to follow before hand.
     
  5. brainagogo

    brainagogo Registered Member

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    Yeah follow/unfollow manually is tedious but if you have the time it can be rewarding because you are filtering out the spams and engaging with the true audience and their followback rate will also be much higher and resulting in a healthy page with real accounts instead of spams and bots. I have yet to find an IG bot that is able to filter spams and have super focused targeting option like the one mentioned.
     
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  6. appledislikes

    appledislikes Registered Member

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    I am doing so right now, I follow people <500 followers and <1000 following. I am in the music niche, so do you think it is a good idea to follow the followers of Justin Bieber etc? Or should I follow the followers of Record Labels. Should I follow private accounts too?
     
  7. brainagogo

    brainagogo Registered Member

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    Think I read somewhere that 53% of JB's fans are fake or bots so if you're really following his followers just make sure they're real active accounts that are actually posting their own daily life contents instead of following spambots. Following the fans of record labels works as well, as long as they are under your Music genre (it has to relate to the fans so they have a reason to follow you).
     
  8. appledislikes

    appledislikes Registered Member

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    Thank you, that's what I was worried about, too many bots. I will use the advice.
     
  9. tonmoy07

    tonmoy07 Newbie

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    The effective way is to follow your niche related accounts.
     
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    persiaseo Junior Member

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    If you were to program a bot to diffrentiate between real/fake profiles, what criteria should you considered in the program? How to find out if the page is a bot or a real one?
     
  11. lookultra

    lookultra Newbie

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    most likely the same parameters Instagram themselves look for when banning accounts imo itll be pretty tedious trying to program something so targeted but if it gets done it will be well worth whatever the cost