Why Some of Instagram's Biggest Memers Are Locking Their Accounts

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Over the past six months, some of Instagram's biggest meme pages — like Shithead Steve, with more than 2.5 million followers, howitlook.s (8 million), couplesnote, (8.2 million) greatercomedy, (5.3 million), Pubity (5.1 million) , and more — have locked down their accounts, forcing non-followers to request access in order to view their content.

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/tech...-memers-are-locking-their-accounts/ar-AAA9azA
 

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Probably tired of the reposts done by other accounts. They are losing a lot of potential followers.

A user when finds a reposted content good enough, he'll try to see more of it. He checks the credits and finds the account to be private, the user gets curious and bam! presses the follow button.
 

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Not sure if this would actually produce results in niches other than memes
 

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Not sure if this would actually produce results in niches other than memes
what about adult niches :). works great there too

So basically the old " this is so exclusive, don't you want to have/see it" to try to get more followers.
well.....we got a whole new wave of people. Old methods probably will work. I noticed the "follow for giveaway" is getting popular again too.
 
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I've tried it with one of the account for 1 week. I'd say it helps you get more followers especially if it's a girl related acc!! guyz have to follow to see them pictures.. so the only way is to hit the follow button. THIS IS HOW I SEE IT

what about adult niches :). works great there too
I bet it will work 100% on adult niches!
 
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I honestly think, it will only work for very specific niches.

Plus there's a huge downside to having it private, heavily dependent on fake/hoeing post to get traction. It'll be a downfall in few months or dead followers count will catch up to their engagements.
 

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Yes, plus when they are private, usually they starts big S4S campaigns
 

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locking an account for adult niche does wonders for sure, if you are doing s4s!
 

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It's for when people dm their friends the post and that person wants to see it bc it's from a friend so it forces them to follow
 

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You guys are trippin.

They put their accounts on private in order to do S4S efficiently.
Ding ding ding!!!

Literally number one reason to go private. Russians did it from beginning of ages, why try to fix something that works?
 

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Maybe they don't want people to look at their content and strategies they use while managing their account. They could be losing their followers.
 

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They have private Shout Out for Shout Out groups, this is how they grow and maintain their size. Having a private profile, has a higher conversion rate.
How is this breaking news :D
 

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this is not new at all, always noticed big pages were private.
 

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Works well for SFS. I have a page which is almost on 500k followers and we're in a group with other large UK based pages (between 350k - 1.5M followers). Works quite effectively since we can do shoutouts like "Wtf.. you guys have to see the latest post on @xyz".
 
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