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Why do people buy fake followers?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by theSituation, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. theSituation

    theSituation Newbie

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    Is there any real advantage if you have more followers?
    Do you rank better in Instagram or something, or is it just for show?
     
  2. Mrkoco

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    TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK MORE LEGIT!!
     
  3. noblesilence

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    to get real followers. if people see already huge number of following to your profile then they blindly follow you.
     
  4. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Just for show normally, many to it with new accounts, it's known as seeding. Real people won't join accounts with very little followers, same for twitter and facebook. Case of following the crowd.
     
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    Purely for vanity purposes, although some people genuinely believe you can spend $9 and get 1000 real and ultra-targeted followers who will increase their business :rolleyes:

    They're just to make your account and posts look more popular so real people will think it's popular and decide to follow you because everyone else is. It's called the Sheep Effect.
     
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    I know it as the lemmings effect
     
  7. thepioneerslife

    thepioneerslife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Real followers is a process.

    Fake Followers is instant. Good for Social Proof if people are dumb enough to believe (there are some out there).

    Also depends on the strategy for the page.
     
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    There is no use of buying fake likes and followers except getting attraction from real profile users.
    In you are looking longer run, then it is recommended to buy those likes and followers.
     
  9. seohug

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    A profile will look more legit and then gain REAL followers if it already have existing followers - rule of the heard.
     
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    many don't buy ...... it lowers your engagement and does not have a advantage except maybe for the beginning when you have very little followers ...
     
  11. Billy_Batts

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    Answers already given.

    It's pure for looks to make people believe it's interesting to follow you.