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Discussion in 'Advertising, Marketing, Social Media' started by Elijah, Feb 22, 2018.

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    Yes, some of the social management programs I've been using have stopped working as well.
     
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    Ha. Sounds like I’m more than fashionably late to the party.

    Anyway... this weekend I created a brand new and throwaway Instagram account with associated website. Will start posting quotes and things. May play with a tool but only after I’m bored doing things by hand.

    Can’t let MJ and you guys have all the fun.
     
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    I also noticed that my followers jumped up. Not sure if it's anything I've done, but it coincided with the FB changes.

    My guess is that maybe Follow/Unfollower services stopped working?

    So the ridiculous "Ill follow you only to unfollow you 24 hours later" thing stopped happening.
     
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    Just heard something I'm not happy about and wanted to share this with you guys.

    You all probably use a planner for Instagram?
    I use Hootsuite to plan my posts weeks ahead.

    Apparently Instagram's algorithm doesn't like planner apps and gives you less reach in return..

    Bummer.
     
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    For guys missing social blade you can use igblade.com
     
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    What's your handle Andy? I'll get you one more follower ;)
     
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    Very good point!

    Use the link in bio, swipe up feature and whatever else you can from Instagram to BUILD your email list!

    Whatever you're selling on that specific page get emails! So much more valuable than IG
     
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    Lol, thanks. I’ve still not posted to my personal account.

    I’ve posted to a generic throwaway account but I’m not sharing that handle just yet as I’m trying to see if I can grow it organically from ground zero.

    I’ve a progress thread somewhere on that. So far not much progress to report other than thinking I’d rather post to some other platform because IG is rife with bots.

    So far I’m finding IG my least favourite platform ever...


    EDIT: Found the progress thread. You can watch a grown man get reduced to tears here:
     
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    I stopped my 17k account recently because of a poor target market. I think instagram is good for using other influencers when you want to market a product. It's kind of a waste to grow your own account if you want to make money from it. That's why you always see people making money managing other accounts. Also it takes too much time to manage your account everyday, which is vital for growth
     
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    Usually, what’s hard and time consuming leads to positive results if you stick with it and consistently out perform others who quit


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    As grant cardone says, "who has my money?" You got to know that before you spend time with the wrong market
     
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    If I do post Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday on Instagram then I will get more followers to my post.
     
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    Have a look at adobe spark and also filmora
     
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    19 at once! What type of Instagram account you have?
    I hope the answer is 'business type' and I would further suggest you collecting organic audience instead of going for any shortcuts.
     
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    19, I think is quite a low limit for following people in a single day. And I didn't find any such group till now (might be there, I am the newbie here). I recommend going with content strategies to gain more followers on Instagram rather than follow/unfollow techniques.
     
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    Forget "Follow/Unfollow" technique. Just stick to making constant improvement in your posts as it will help you get featured on Instagram with massive organic followers.
     
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    Not sure if it's been mentioned before, but for those using IG actively and using hashtags, be sure to check the new UPDATED 2019 list of Banned hashtags, for using those actually does effect the algorithm and how/if people can find you!
     
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    Hey, is that the algorithm of instagram that classifies your page as actively engaged? Or is it just you calling it engaged by your definition?
     
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    Hey, I have little experience with social media. I would like to hear an elaboration on this idea. Is it really that bad? If you think about it, facebook itself is just a machine that people expect to use, just as any other media. I never felt like they had so much power though. It's more like this: People are free to consume whatever they decide to but the best the platform can do is... get in the way of people looking for their content? Publishing their ads?

    I'd just like to talk about this again because it really feels to me like there is still enough power to develop brands using instagram if, and only, people decide to consume it.
     
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    If I know what algorithms does IG exactly uses, I would be rich. That post was made some time back before I went deep into this IG thing.

    What I do know is that currently, IG has changed its algo somewhat. It uses Likes, Comments amount, Saves and Shares, and possibly Mentions, as metrics to determine whether to boost your Reach further. So yes, I'm very certain that the more mentions there are, the more the Reach IG will give you.

    It used to be that IG gave you a 10min time frame window after you posted, and if your followers like and share your post, it will show it to more of your followers etc. But because hashtags have been really huge recently, this is no longer an issue, because now, most posts start going viral only after the 3 - 6th hour mark after posting, and the virality can last up to 2 days, and still keep getting followers 2 weeks after that.
     
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