I haven't seen anyone else say this, so I'm just gonna come out and say it. I decided to give engagement groups a shot about 2 weeks ago, hoping it would be able to take my account to the next level, and I've seen zero increase in post reach. I am currently in two of the popular 80k+ groups and one 40k+ group, but I don't want to name names. It may just be that my niche is incompatible w/most of the accounts in the group, as I am an animals account, and most of the accounts are things like cars, body building, memes, and fashion... I don't know. If you saw my previous post on the Question about the Power of Likes on Instagram post, you already know my opinion on the power of lots of unrelated niche accounts liking posts... so that might be it. After noticing no results for nearly two weeks, participating in multiple rounds every day in all three groups, I just decided to look into some of the accounts that people were using to engage with. Again, I'm not going to name names or groups, but of the first 5 engaging accounts I looked into, 3 of them were complete garbage with nearly all fake followers... I mean accounts with 200k followers that were getting less than 1k likes / post. I don't know if this is representative of the other two groups I'm in, or even of every round in the group I inspected, but given that I've seen no results I'm not going to bother to investigate it further. It could be that my account just does so well that I'm not noticing any improvement, and that for people who get 10% of the engagement that I do it does manage to have a noticeable effect... that I don't know. It could also be that IG has recently caught on to these groups and adjusted accordingly, and that people who swear by these groups did in fact receive benefits, but since they haven't stopped using them recently to test their continued effect, they are unaware that they no longer do anything. In fact the only thing I have noticed change is that my followers are now taking screenshots of my like history to mock the random shit I have been liking, and posting them on Instagram and twitter. All that being said, if anyone is aware of a high end animal related group for legit accounts that get 10k likes / 1k comments per post, I'm willing to give it another shot... but as of now these groups are dead to me. Thoughts?