i was over at another forum doing a random browse when this topic arose. Naturally, I love staying on top of new trends to see where I can capitalize. As I read through some very intelligent replies for some networks like Tik-tok or Vero (with their own flaws to hop in right now) I hadn’t seen anyone sensible mention this yet. So I raised this exact reply to the next big thing after IG botting.
Prepare yourself for this one.
IG growing the old fashion way. Quality accounts win.
There’s no secret.
Fortunately before the block wave, I removed all accounts I cared for from Follow/Unfollow.
Two of these accounts grew by 40k each in less than 3 months.
One of those two will hit 50k in a few hours. I probably will stay up late to watch it cross for fun.
I restarted another one on a to increase engagement & is currently restoring its form just under 20k. It should hit within the next week or so.
Another one gained its first 1000 followers in 28 days with no automation beyond posting, absolutely zero follows, never touched the button.
Now I’m in the process of building more accounts & content to compound on this momentum.
These results I mention are not to impress but to impress upon the point: Content/Quality is King. We say this in many ways. What seems like old school is what’s necessary now. So here’s what I say as a spinoff:
Fundamentals are King.
- Good Username
- Good [Matching] Bio
- Good Page Theme
- Good Hashtags
- Frequent Posting
We got fancy with M/S and similar advanced methods of Follow/Unfollow in part because spammers opened the way for this to happen. We should be grateful for them to show us advanced methods based on very simple fundamental techniques. But now these techniques are abused. And so are their foundations. Follow/Unfollow for the basic marketer or Client Manager is broken for the forseeable future. It will come back, maybe not in the same way, but we now have the gift of seeing who knows how to grow without it.
Clients who weren’t serious about IG drop off. They weren’t good clients to begin with expecting a method & a number will solve whatever thing they seek. (I had a few drop off, they didn’t post at all, & fortunately I have not received any complaints from them of my service. But I am looking at the honest Manager who may face a client or two that will blame it on you).
Client Managers who don’t know how to grow without the method will drop off as well. The method opened up revenue streams for many who are stepping online for the first time. But its a band aid for those who are looking to become serious. We use methods with the purpose of making them obsolete, so we don’t depend on them long term. Any newbies to the game should learn this now before the sandstorm settles.
While spammers have primarily brought this upon us, we all play this game knowing we can be burnt.
The best thing we can do is make use of methods/strategies until our results make them obsolete.
This is how you stay in the game.
Evolve back to the basics !
This is where we win. This is the next big thing.
A quality account opens the way for compounded growth. A mass account limits it.
Take your time, build a quality account, & let that account open the way to produce more, or expand your network.
[more of an extended rant than anything else, but you get the point. May we all prosper out of this IG dark age… Also is it worth calling it that? lol]