To Use Instagram Automation Tools or Not, That is the Question.

Last Update: January 17, 2019

Why is it that instant gratification has become such a common aspect of all our lives? The one click purchases on Amazon, and now tools like MegaFollow and ThriveSocial, that are supposedly designed to help us build our Instagram follower base quickly.

Over the past few days, I've received emails from both of these companies, stating they can help me increase my followers on IG.

One states that they've been doing this for over 3 years with no records of banned accounts, while the other makes no claim about it.

I'll admit it! Building a fan base on Instagram, just like Facebook is not an easy task, and I have actually been contemplating trying one of these services, but I'm also a bit skeptical about these services.

There's the part of me that is always on the lookout for tools to help me work smarter, not harder, but then there is the skeptic that worries that these tools will cause me to fall out of the good graces of IG, and end up banned. Losing all the followers and all the hard work I have accomplished so far.

So I'm curious as to what you all think. Have you used services like this? If so, which ones do you recommend, and if not, do you have any better tips for building your follow base. I've eked mine up to 188 followers so far, based simply on improving my hashtags, but I've got a long way to go.

So what are your thoughts on follower Instagram tools?
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ShaunnaLynne Premium
Jennifer 💖
I'm not a big fan of Instagram, or Twitter... my lack of knowledge here could be my issue... LOL.
As for Social Media... right now I'm using Pintrest, and eventually FB.
Shaunna
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TommyVTE Premium
I use Tailwind but it only schedule posting follow and unfollow you need to do yourself it's the same what I use for Pinterest

Have a great day
Tommy
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smokeywins Premium
Thanks for the tip!

I currently use Hootsuite, but checking Tailwind out.
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FKelso Premium Plus
Since I haven't braved the Instagram waters yet, afraid I can't help you much.
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lesabre Premium
It is so far your decisions have been right on. I really can not better that
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smokeywins Premium
Just sometimes we wish for easier ways to do things when in reality there is really no easy way in this business.
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LauraFuller Premium
Hey there, If these companies do the follow unfollow routine it is wrong. They follow a bunch of people then unfollow unaware of who and how they treat your followers.

Also, are they giving real followers or just a bunch of fake ones?

I don't know of a company out there now that can do a real Instagram management for less than $200.

So please beware of the scams going on.

Laura
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smokeywins Premium
The "claims" are you can automate follow/unfollow, comments, and likes. You can choose to do all or only certain ones, and that the service runs within the Instagram rules.

You pretty much confirmed what the little voices were telling me. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
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LauraFuller Premium
I agree with you. I wouldn't do it.

Laura
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