1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wise choice to buy Followers for growth?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by tibbbs, May 21, 2016.

  1. tibbbs

    tibbbs Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    http://www.telekinesis.us/
    Home Page:
    I'm not intending to profit from the actual bought followers (around 10k) but how big of a effect should it have on my accounts growth. If a 10k authority builds up on my account, I think I'll be getting more followbacks, more organic search followers and more authenticity. But the real question is how much? I need to consider if it's worth buying followers to come to a faster pace of follower growth.
     
  2. ndnstyl

    ndnstyl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    39
    Occupation:
    Professional Paper Folder
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca
    Buying followers and expecting it to boost anything is not the best way to do anything. Follwer numbers mean nothing its abiut your engagement.

    The more people that engage, the more your posts slare suggested to others, and THAT is wherebyour organic growth comes from.

    Having a high number means nothing without awesome content and engagement.
     
  3. 9nikola4

    9nikola4 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    91
    Occupation:
    My own boss
    Location:
    B H W
    I bought followers recently for my personal IG account for the simple reason - my ego, lol.

    But if you're looking to monetize, I think it's better to have organic followers because fake followers don't engage. :D
     
  4. tibbbs

    tibbbs Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    http://www.telekinesis.us/
    Home Page:
    Agree'd, but at the same time you'd get a good follow back percentage. Right now averagely 40% of the people I follow, follow me back currently with followers just a few hundred and followings above thousand, it doesn't look so attractive. I'm guessing that can increase upto 60% 70% easily if they see my website more authentic with a lot of followers (around 10k) and less followings.
     
  5. tibbbs

    tibbbs Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    http://www.telekinesis.us/
    Home Page:
    You guys are skipping the statement of mine, where I said ' I'm not intending to profit from the actual bought followers ', just want to boost my growth.
     
  6. 9nikola4

    9nikola4 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    91
    Occupation:
    My own boss
    Location:
    B H W
    Then buy them. People don't know if they are fake or not and are more likely to follow you when they see some big number of followers.

    Just my 2 cents on this
     
  7. ndnstyl

    ndnstyl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    39
    Occupation:
    Professional Paper Folder
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca
    It has nothing to do with profit. Its about engagement, follower numbers is pure vanity dude. The more engagement you have the higher your FB ratio AND organic growth will be. A higher follower count is marginal, and I would even argue hurts you. If you have high followers and low engagement, you could actually get more drop off because people will start questioning why your engagement is so low.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. colorme

    colorme Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,067
    Likes Received:
    240
    Another 50K or 100K account with 127 likes per photo. Sure makes your ego grow, not!
    Listen to the experts. Organic and real followers are worth their weight in gold.
     
  9. tibbbs

    tibbbs Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    http://www.telekinesis.us/
    Home Page:
    Yes, your right about the engagement. It is the most important thing at the end of the day. But technically here, what we'ere looking at is more followers = more engagement, as my engagement is already good. I'm not intending to buy the followers and fulfill my ego or be proud about it, but me myself wouldn't likely follow a user with only a few hundred followers and thousand followings. In my perspective authority has to play a big part in engagement AND followbacks. If I was to somehow increase authority by buying loads of followers, say 10k. They will wear off like dust in a few months. But the benefit of those fake followers may effect in a higher engagement and followback percentage because of the authority they developed of my account.
    Just thought to share and ask other's opinions.
     
  10. DankHorse

    DankHorse Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    45
    A few fake followers always helps. Don't over do it though.
     
  11. ndnstyl

    ndnstyl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    39
    Occupation:
    Professional Paper Folder
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca
    Simple question, when was the last time you saw a fake follower like your post?

    ....dont worry i'll wait.
     
  12. tibbbs

    tibbbs Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    http://www.telekinesis.us/
    Home Page:
    I've tried explaining, but you're not resonating with logic here. I never said a fake follower will give me likes. But that fake follower, just sitting his ass on my followers list can make other people hit that like button more often than no fake follower sitting on my followers list. It's not so hard to realize no fake follower can do shit to make you grow, but it can certainly help your page's authority and boost other's confidence in page engagement.
     
  13. ndnstyl

    ndnstyl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    39
    Occupation:
    Professional Paper Folder
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca
    Dude you have convinced yourself, buy the followers, it doesn't hurt me LOL - go buy em. Not only am I speaking from logic but experience. Do the math, buying 10k followers depending on what your engagement/followership is, instantly kills your engagement %

    I assure you not one time ever has a fake follower done anything for anybody besides a number that looks sexy. LOL, that fake follower is marginal growth at best not saying it gets you nothing but is it worth killing your engagment? fake followers doesn't get you big numbers, great content does. Subsequently great content automatically = more engagement = more followers.

    Down the line, I can't tell you how many clients/friends that have stated this same EXACT line, "I should't have bought those followers".

    If your followers = less than 25k you should be 10% or more in the earlier stages of engagement quite easily and if you aren't, evaluate your content objectively. Over time, the higher your follower # gets, the more organic your growth becomes your engagement goes down slightly.

    The reason is because you start to hit different time zones/countries because you don't just get suggested to only local people, engagement will jump around a bit and you will even out to around 5%-10% no matter who you are or how GREAT your content is when you are less than 1m followers. Even if you are in the millions for followership, you will be be at best 5% engagement.

    Don't believe me do your own research, find the #1 in your niche (or even another niche and do an average) or look at the huge accounts in different niches like bilzerian or beyonce or kevin hart or victoria's secret or selena gomez etc. those ones are confirmed actually living the life most IGers portray and their engagement is usually around 1%-2% (even less at times) but for them it means 100k to 1m LIKES per post and thousands of comments.

    You ask for advice and then you refute it without using logic OR experience yourself and then say others aren't? That's seriously funny.

    Your aim should always be amazing content and keep engagement as high as you can no matter how slow you "think" you are growing.

    #logic
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. tibbbs

    tibbbs Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    http://www.telekinesis.us/
    Home Page:
    Alright, thanks for explaining. I'll certainly keep that in mind. I did not thought you specifically meant the percentage of engagement. That changes everything. Cheers.