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Why do large IG accounts have their profile on Private?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by xsshaxor, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. xsshaxor

    xsshaxor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey Guys,

    The title explains it all.. Why do some of the largest IG accounts have their profile on private?
    Is it a trick so people will follow them faster, because they're curious?

    Hope to get the answer haha.
    Keep on rockin ppl!
     
  2. alohaseo

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    I have a friend who casually uses IG who went from 40k to 50k+ followers very quickly after setting hers to private, so I think you're right - it entices the lurkers to click follow.

    I would be interested to hear from anyone who's tested this as an actual strategy to get more followers on IG.
     
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  3. xsshaxor

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    I think for girl profiles this will work anyway. Because some dudes might think there's some 'private pics' on the profile. I'm wondering if this would also work for niche accounts, since I do see a lot of huge (100k+) niche accounts using this method.
     
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    I have a few big IG accounts I keep on private, but there are several reasons.

    The major one is simple from experience, this DOES get you more followers per day than when your profile is not on private.

    The other is bots tagging the crap out of you.
     
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    Awesome! Thnx for the explanation.