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Will this get me banned?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by slowbutsteady, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. slowbutsteady

    slowbutsteady Newbie

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    Hi. I'm trying to boost my main, personal/business account. I really can't afford to lose it, but I also don't have the time to manage it. So here are the settings I'm using. Please tell me if you think that this approach is safe enough?

    Using Instagress:
    - Using the scheduler to only post during a normal person's waking hours
    - I use very specific tags (so the frequency that they load is slow)
    - I use the fast settings since the tags are so specific. I'm liking about 700 pictures a day
    - I use a huge list of blacklisted words so I can avoid spammy/porn-ish posts.
    - no automatic follows or automatic comments

    Also, I do some manual work like:
    - I manually follow back people that liked my stuff if I think they'd be a good targeted customer

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. slowbutsteady

    slowbutsteady Newbie

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    Forgot to subscribe to this thread. That's why I'm replying. Anyway, thanks for any advice... I really appreciate all the things I've been reading on this forum. You're the best! :)
     
  3. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem. Why aren't you following/unfollowing?
     
  4. onelettershor

    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    I dont think your way will gain you followers, as you are only manually folllwing people who liked your pic, and they can't really follow back because chances are they are already following you
     
  5. Life247365

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    Follow some people man :) You've got 7500 to use up. Don't be scared, just don't turn on the aggressive settings/speeds.
     
  6. Tomski030

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    Does Instagress have a scheduler?
     
  7. OzzyKid

    OzzyKid Registered Member

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    You will be fine with those settings...BUT it is going to be a long and slow one also...
     
  8. Cryogenesis

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    Tone down the number of pictures liked a bit and follow some people.
     
  9. slowbutsteady

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. A few followups:

    1) Slow down liking- Why? I thought 700 likes well below the number that was allowed? Isn't that number 1000? Has Instagram lowered that?
    2) Why I'm not auto-following- Instagress has this warning on their site: "Try to not have liking, commenting and following activity on your phone during your activity is started on Instagress."

    So thats why I was being cautious with not using auto-follows while I'm liking lots of stuff. Plus if you follow tons of people, how do you decide who to unfollow?

     
  10. slowbutsteady

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    Any other advice on how to protect from getting banned? Like, when I pause Instagress, how long is it before I can do manual Instagram stuff?

    Thank you for the suggestions so far.
     
  11. WhiteCatGlobal

    WhiteCatGlobal Newbie

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    Are you posting photos/images from the mobile app to Instagram whilst Instagress is running simultaneously?

    I've heard that this can result in a ban due to the effect of you looking like you're in two places at once.

    Do people on here usually post to Instagram from the mobile app whilst Instagress is also running? I've been pausing mine every time I make a post (several times a day.) It's laborious but I am very keen to not have my account banned.

    I suppose this wouldn't be a problem with FL as long as you're on the same WiFi network/same IP - is this anything to be worried about whilst using Instagress?
     
  12. slowbutsteady

    slowbutsteady Newbie

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    Great question. As the original poster, this is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking to know. Let's make this the ultimate post on "how to be safe while using a bot!"
     
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  13. petirthunder

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    its very safe in my opinion
     
  14. twitter.followers

    twitter.followers Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There's no magic number like 1000 as I have seen people who like a lot more and still not get suspended. While there are some who like 200-300 pictures everyday but still get suspended. There are certain limits though depending on the type, activity and the age of the account but its better to make it look as natural as possible.

    A normal person who is not following anyone will not like 700 pictures everyday. Instead, he will follow a few people and like a little less number of pictures. That will also help you in gaining more followers rather than what you get just by liking the pictures.