testing infamous methods to get more instagram followers - new lune

Testing Infamous Methods To Get More Instagram Followers

Instagram has become one of the hardest social media platforms to grow your followers because of multiple issues (you can read the post here!) so I decided to test the infamous techniques/ways to gain followers in order to check if these methods really work and if they do then we can all grow our Instagram together at the same time!

Note that the techniques that work for me, may not work for you and vice versa so make sure to try them out and see if it works for yourself.

Instagram est devenu l’une des plates-formes de médias sociaux les plus difficiles à développer en raison de multiples problèmes (vous pouvez lire le post ici!). J’ai donc décidé de tester les techniques infâmes pour obtenir des followers afin de vérifier si ces méthodes fonctionnent réellement. Si c’est le cas, nous pouvons tous faire grandir notre Instagram ensemble en même temps!

Notez que les techniques qui fonctionnent pour moi, peuvent ne pas fonctionner pour vous et vice versa, alors assurez-vous de les essayer et de voir si cela fonctionne pour vous-même.

 

METHODS

I decided to try all these tricks for a week starting from Monday to Sunday which will be easier for me to check the stats. Since I’m a blogger, I thought I’m going to focus my following on bloggers as well which makes more sense.

J’ai décidé d’essayer toutes ces astuces pendant une semaine, du lundi au dimanche, ce qui sera plus facile pour moi de vérifier les statistiques. Comme je suis un blogueur, j’ai pensé que je vais me concentrer aussi sur les blogueurs, ce qui est plus logique.

 

FOLLOW/UNFOLLOW

This is one of the infamous methods I don’t agree with and I find it very rude and disrespectful. Basically, you follow someone and once they follow you back, you unfollow them. But I decided to add my own twist so I decided to follow back accounts that I loved as I would usually.

C’est l’une des méthodes infâmes avec lesquelles je ne suis pas d’accord et je trouve cela très impoli et irrespectueux. Fondamentalement, vous suivez quelqu’un et une fois qu’ils vous suivent, vous ne les suivez plus. Mais j’ai décidé d’ajouter ma propre touche, alors j’ai décidé de suivre les comptes que j’aimais comme d’habitude.

 

INSTAGRAM STORIES

I’ve seen that people who tend to post everyday on their Instagram stories gain followers even if they don’t post any pictures. So I’ve decided to post everyday for a week either one or two stories depending on the content I had.

J’ai vu que les gens qui ont tendance à poster tous les jours sur leurs histoires sur Instagram grandissent même s’ils ne publient aucune photo. J’ai donc décidé de poster tous les jours pendant une semaine soit une ou deux histoires selon le contenu que j’avais.

 

POSTING PICTURES REGULARLY

One of the tips I heard the most is to post constantly on Instagram, to be honest I’ve tried this technique but it’s been ages since I’ve posted a new picture so we can see if this trick works! I decided to post three times which is a lot considering that I only post once a month and sometimes I go MIA for a couple of months..

L’un des conseils que j’ai le plus entendu est de poster constamment sur Instagram, pour être honnête, j’ai essayé cette technique mais ça fait longtemps que j’ai posté une nouvelle photo pour que nous puissions voir si cette astuce fonctionne! J’avais décidé de poster trois fois, ce qui est beaucoup étant donné que je ne poste qu’une fois par mois et parfois je vais MIA pour quelques mois..

 

INTERACTING WITH OTHERS

People usually say that interacting with other people will help to gain followers which I don’t disagree with but we’re going to see how true it is! So I’m going to comment and like on everyone’s accounts I follow for a week and with new accounts as well.

Les gens disent généralement que l’interaction avec d’autres personnes aidera à gagner des adeptes avec lesquels je ne suis pas en désaccord mais nous verrons à quel point c’est vrai! Donc, je vais commenter et aimer sur les comptes de tout le monde que je suis pendant une semaine et avec de nouveaux comptes aussi bien.

 

USING POPULAR HASHTAGS

Hashtags are another trick to gain followers, literally 80% of the likes I get on my pictures are from the tags I use so we’re gonna see if it’s going to help me gain at least a number of followers!

Les hashtags sont une autre astuce pour gagner des followers, littéralement 80% des likes que j’obtiens sur mes photos sont des tags que j’utilise donc on va voir si ça va m’aider à gagner au moins un nombre de followers! 

 

FINAL RESULT

MONDAY: 2067 to 2075 | gained 7 followers – POST

TUESDAY: 2075 to 2071 |  gained 1 follower and lost 3 followers

WEDNESDAY: 2071 to 2076 | gained 5 followers – POST

THURSDAY: 2076 to 2074 | gained 1 follower and lost 3 followers

FRIDAY: 2074 to 2075 | gained 1 follower – POST

SATURDAY: 2075 to 2076 | gained 1 follower

SUNDAY: 2076 to 2075 | lost 1 follower

(POST – posted a picture on Instagram)

 

Throughout that week, I gained 16 followers and lost 7 followers in total which isn’t bad considering I was stuck between 2060 to 2070 followers for awhile and now I’ve 2075 followers. (I might have lost or gained followers after that week)

Tout au long de cette semaine, j’ai gagné 16 followers et j’ai perdu 7 followers au total ce qui n’est pas mal vu que j’ai été coincé entre 2060 et 2070 followers pendant un certain temps et maintenant j’ai 2075 followers. (J’ai peut-être perdu ou gagné des followers après cette semaine)

 

Follow/Unfollow: ✘

As I mentioned previously, the follow/unfollow technique is ridiculous, you either follow people or don’t follow them period. Following a bunch of people and then unfollowing them is just plain rude and disrespectful.

If you’re expecting a follow then I wouldn’t recommend to follow anyone just purely for that reason because at the end of the day that person might follow you back but it doesn’t mean they’ll interact with you or on your pictures.

Comme je l’ai mentionné précédemment, la technique follow/unfollow est ridicule, soit vous suivez les gens ou ne les suivez pas. 

Si vous attendez un suivi alors je ne recommanderais pas de suivre quelqu’un juste pour cette raison, car à la fin de la journée, cette personne pourrait vous suivre, mais cela ne signifie pas qu’ils vont interagir avec vous ou sur vos photos .

 

Posting everyday on Instagram stories: ✘

I really enjoyed posting everyday for a week on Instagram stories, it felt more personal and candid in a way, people click on your stories because they’re interested about you and I love to watch other people’s Instagram stories as well!

Will I post more regularly on Instagram stories? YES! Did I gain followers by posting everyday? No. Although I enjoyed posting on Instagram, I don’t think it was one of the factors I gained followers.

Instagram stories aren’t reserved exclusively for your followers unless your account is private so anyone can watch your stories and they don’t necessarily have to follow you to watch them.

J’ai vraiment apprécié poster tous les jours pendant une semaine sur les histoires d’Instagram, c’était plus personnel et franc, les gens cliquaient sur vos histoires parce qu’ils s’intéressaient à vous et j’adore regarder les histoires des autres sur Instagram!

Est-ce que je posterai plus régulièrement sur les histoires Instagram? OUI! Ai-je gagné des followers en publiant tous les jours? Non. Bien que j’aie aimé poster sur Instagram, je ne pense pas que ce soit l’un des facteurs que j’ai gagnés des followers.

Les histoires Instagram ne sont pas réservées exclusivement à vos abonnés, à moins que votre compte ne soit privé, donc tout le monde peut regarder vos histoires et ils ne doivent pas nécessairement vous suivre pour les regarder.

 

Posting pictures regularly: ✔️

From not posting a single picture in months to posting three pictures within a week is definitely a huge improvement for me. I think posting pictures constantly definitely increases the number of followers.

De ne pas poster une seule photo en mois à poster trois photos en une semaine est certainement une amélioration énorme pour moi. Je pense que poster constamment des photos augmente le nombre de followers.

 

Interacting with others: ✔️

I’d definitely recommend to interact with other accounts, I don’t think I gained any followers because of this but I loved interacting with others! I don’t use Instagram on a daily basis so I had to spare time everyday just to interact with other accounts which I’m not complaining about because I love to support other bloggers but you’ve to remember it’s really time consuming.

Je recommanderais certainement d’interagir avec d’autres comptes, je ne pense pas avoir gagné d’adeptes à cause de cela, mais j’ai aimé interagir avec les autres! Je n’utilise pas Instagram sur une base quotidienne, donc j’ai dû passer du temps tous les jours juste pour interagir avec d’autres comptes dont je ne me plains pas parce que j’aime soutenir d’autres blogueurs mais vous devez vous rappeler que cela prend beaucoup de temps.

 

Popular hashtags: ✔️

This is something I’ve already been doing before so I’d definitely recommend it! However I can’t assure you that people who follow you through these hashtags will be following you for a long amount of time. Most people expect a follow and when you don’t follow them back, they unfollow you which sucks but what else can you do? You might not get followers but at least you’ll receive a number of likes on your pictures through these hashtags.

C’est quelque chose que je faisais déjà avant, donc je le recommande vraiment! Cependant, je ne peux pas vous assurer que les personnes qui vous suivent à travers ces hashtags vous suivront pendant une longue période. La plupart des gens s’attendent à un suivi et quand vous ne les suivez pas, ils ne vous suivent pas mais que pouvez-vous faire d’autre? Vous ne pourriez pas obtenir des adeptes mais au moins vous recevrez un certain nombre de likes sur vos images à travers ces hashtags.

 

The final verdict is as most of you have probably expected from the beginning, the only way to gain followers on Instagram is by posting pictures regularly and interacting with others in order to get engagement on your pictures. Using hashtags will bring engagement on your pictures but it doesn’t mean people will follow you.

Because of the feed not being in a chronological order, it’s much more difficult to interact with other accounts. Focus on your content and make sure to interact with others, even if you don’t see a drastic difference now, your Instagram will definitely grow.

Le verdict final est comme la plupart d’entre vous l’ont probablement attendu depuis le début, le seul moyen de gagner des followers sur Instagram est de publier régulièrement des photos et d’interagir avec les autres afin d’obtenir un engagement sur vos photos. L’utilisation de hashtags apportera de l’engagement sur vos photos, mais cela ne signifie pas que les gens vous suivront.

Parce que le flux n’est pas dans un ordre chronologique, il est beaucoup plus difficile d’interagir avec d’autres comptes. Concentrez sur votre contenu et assurez-vous d’interagir avec les autres, même si vous ne voyez pas une différence radicale maintenant, votre Instagram va certainement grandir.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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This test was conducted between 14/05/18 to 20/05/18

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87 Comments

    1. Aw thank you lovely! Haha me too girl! I’m trying to be more active on Instagram since I haven’t used it for ages but ever since I stopped caring about the numbers, I’ve been loving posting pictures! I’m trying to improve my photography so I can improve my feed lol! xx

  1. I loved reading this blog post.

    Like others I am also struggling with Instagram but to be honest I am trying not to give it so much importance as you loose the fun element.

    I will however try some of the things
    you have mentioned to see if anything changes.

    xxx

    1. Thank you so much! Completely agree with you, with the algorithm and other issues it’s so hard to gain followers. And pretty much everyone is struggling so we’re all in the same boat xx

  2. I think the trick with the Insta stories is to use it combined with popular hashtags/ locations or any other tags (products, people, etc).
    Great article overall ❤

    1. Ohh you’re probably right! I tagged the products I mentioned but I didn’t use any hashtags or locations, I’ll try it again! Thank you ❤️

  3. This post has nothing but truth in it.
    I have been inactive for a while and I have seen my numbers go down. After posting consistently for a while, the numbers started rising again

  4. This was an interesting read/experiment.

    When I had a public Instagram account tied to a previous (now deleted) blog, I definitely experienced the follow-unfollow practices of other larger influencers.

    Good luck with your IG growth!

  5. I tend to enjoy IG more than FB. I do post twice a day unless I really have something going on! I don’t use stories as often but when I do use it’s for the purpose of saving a highlight that people can see …. Love your blog!

    1. My pleasure Stephanie! Omg I hate it! I’d rather someone not follow me at all instead of following me then unfollowing me afterwards x

  6. Liked your little experiment. This follow/unfollow thing gets on my nerve as well. Such a waste of precious time/energy. All the best for your IG growth. 🙂

  7. This is so interesting!! Loved and enjoyed reading through your experiment. I don’t post relentlessly but I try to post a few times a week. I’d rather not post a photo just for the sake of it though, especially if it’s not up to
    scratch. Very Interesting insight!!

    Samantha x

    Thebeautyspyglass.com

    1. Thank you so much beaut! Exactly that’s the reason why I don’t post that often on Instagram, I’d rather post something that I love instead of posting just for the sake of it xx

  8. Thanks for posting this! That’s a great experiment. I’m struggling trying to figure out how to get more followers, so I appreciate you checking these methods out 😀

  9. Great post! Instagram is definitely hard to work with! Since I have been positing regularly and interacting with others I have gained over 90 followers in a month! You do lose a bunch of followers as well since people only want to do the unfollow/follow haha

    1. Thank you hun! Completely agree with you, I’ve seen a huge difference ever since I started posting a lot more often and interacting with others as well x

  10. Thank you so much for this honest and candid post! We are all so frustrated with IG’s algorithm, it’s hard to know what WORKS and what doesn’t.

    I’ve been using hashtags but only about 10% of my engagement is from hashtags. Maybe I need new ones lol

    Great post xx

  11. Great experiment! Also I totally agree with you on the follow/unfollow. It’s just rude! If you’ve got the time to go follow then unfollow, might as well just go around genuinely liking people’s stuff.

  12. I have just started my adventure with instagram and I love it. It’s a great way to see glimpses of content from creaters and/or nice outfit ideas. I think getting followers by the follow/unfollow method is just.. I don’t know, seems like cheating and in a very twisted way. Great post though!
    Dorota
    http://www.fetchcandle.wordpress.com

  13. At this point I’ve given up doing work to gain followers and am just concentrating on having a good time. I tried hard to gain once and I was so unhappy because of the amount of attention on follower count. Now I’m posting and interacting only when I can. Good post, though! I liked that you experimented.

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