JOURNEY Graphic Design Journey to 10k

88kyokotsu

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Decided to start documenting the growth of one of my new pages.

Started my account on Feb 8th with 0 followers, and I'm currently at 734 followers as I write this. I've been doing everything completely manually (kinda, I'll get into that below :emoji_wink:).

I've been attempting to post once a day, but some days I get lazy and don't get time to make new artwork, but at the minimum I try to at least a couple stories with a quick 'wallpaper' I threw together.

I'm gaining around 45 followers per day doing manual follow / unfollow with 1-2 punch targeting related account's likers, I aim to follow around ~200 accounts per day.

Today I decided to start working a bit smarter though. I wrote a script to scrape lists of likers and commenters and filter them to accounts to the following parameters:

Not already following me (duh)
Followers between 35-1300 people
Following between 75-1350 people
No more than a 7:10 follower ratio
3 or more posts, with at least one post in the last 4 months
only english bio / captions (some non-english accounts do slip through)


Once I have all the accounts I generate a list of instagram deeplinks for the accounts in my notes with a checklist, then scroll through and follow them all. Easily cut my daily time following accounts down from probably an 1.5hrs+ per day to ~30 min! Video of the workflow


I'd to hear any recommendations, especially on the parameters I use to filter the accounts with! If anyone else is interested in scraping followers in the same way let me know and I can help :emoji_slight_smile: I know there is tools out there for automated accounts, but I didn't really find anything like this that works for manually growing accounts.
 

hadde50

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If you have the spare time, do something original, like once a week do a giveaway of an edited photo, for example do a touchup on someones photo. Peter McKinnon does something like this but on YouTube. Link
Just a thought if you want to grow faster.
 
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88kyokotsu

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update:
currently at 1078 followers. I haven’t been staying up to date with my post schedule or follow/unfollow schedules due to everything happening around covid19, But still not horrible growth for my first month and a bit.
 
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nellement

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Hey buddy is it possible to send me info about how do you scrape users, thanks heaps in advance
 
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88kyokotsu

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Hey buddy is it possible to send me info about how do you scrape users, thanks heaps in advance
I use a modified version of InstaLoader to scrape a list of likers from recent posts by accounts in my niche. From there I use langdetect to figure out the language of the accounts, and filter them by their number of posts, followers, following, ratio, and language.
 
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nellement

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For some reason it downloads also posts from target account, can it only scrape followers list?
 

machhinegan

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Malaysia
Decided to start documenting the growth of one of my new pages.

Started my account on Feb 8th with 0 followers, and I'm currently at 734 followers as I write this. I've been doing everything completely manually (kinda, I'll get into that below :emoji_wink:).

I've been attempting to post once a day, but some days I get lazy and don't get time to make new artwork, but at the minimum I try to at least a couple stories with a quick 'wallpaper' I threw together.

I'm gaining around 45 followers per day doing manual follow / unfollow with 1-2 punch targeting related account's likers, I aim to follow around ~200 accounts per day.

Today I decided to start working a bit smarter though. I wrote a script to scrape lists of likers and commenters and filter them to accounts to the following parameters:

Not already following me (duh)
Followers between 35-1300 people
Following between 75-1350 people
No more than a 7:10 follower ratio
3 or more posts, with at least one post in the last 4 months
only english bio / captions (some non-english accounts do slip through)


Once I have all the accounts I generate a list of instagram deeplinks for the accounts in my notes with a checklist, then scroll through and follow them all. Easily cut my daily time following accounts down from probably an 1.5hrs+ per day to ~30 min! Video of the workflow


I'd to hear any recommendations, especially on the parameters I use to filter the accounts with! If anyone else is interested in scraping followers in the same way let me know and I can help :emoji_slight_smile: I know there is tools out there for automated accounts, but I didn't really find anything like this that works for manually growing accounts.
WOW, You did very well. Can I know your IG name? I want to take a sample to learn. :p
That means you run 200 follow in 30 minutes?
 

88kyokotsu

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For sure, it’s @blkcamo. I’ve been studying & writing so i kinda stopped after that month of running it . But I plan to start again after I’m done them.