Time to clear the air.
My Instagram followers have been increasing by the thousands every day for over a week now. This could sound like good news but really it’s not because these accounts are fake, empty shells with no one behind them.
Why does this happen even though I refuse to buy followers? Now that I’ve done my research, I understand: Instagram has a thriving parallel market going on. A market where everything can be bought: likes, follows and even comments. All of these services are operated by providers who create bundles or farms of fake accounts with the sole purpose of following, liking and commenting posts on real accounts.
The issue is that these “farms” have packs of follows, likes and comments that haven’t been bought left and they have to use them up before it’s too late. So they flood accounts like mine, or yours perhaps, with hundreds or thousands of unwanted followers, likes and comments. I even had to delete a posted picture a few weeks ago because it had over 100,000 likes – many of them were fake and thus had no real value.
I would go so far as to say that fake likes, comments and followers devalue an account. The good news is that Instagram regularly cleans its platform and rids it of these undesirable accounts. My account will thus loose about 10,000 followers in the next weeks but at least it will be clean.
You really never stop learning with Instagram, do you?
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