Instagram Followers, Don't Follow, Just To Unfollow

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I am sure we have all been to seminars or webinars where the "GURU" of Real Estate stands up there talking about how he/she  has over 50,000 followers and they only follow a 1,000 people back.

 "Buy my service and you to can have the same results"  !!!  

The new age Snake Oil Salesman !  

I just find it amazing  as to how gullible people really are - still today! 


Let me go back in time a little, back when I first signed up on Instagram. My mentor (my 14 year old son) advised me that it was always courteous to "follow" someone back when they "followed" you.  

Cool, I was off and running with my new IG account, posting photos that I loved, using appropriate hashtags that were relevant to what I was posting. My audience grew at a normal pace and all was good. Of course there were some followers that "blew up" my news-feed and I would unfollow them (just like you do in FB) and some followers that I just wasn't interested in what they posted - and this ok and normal in the IG world, lose some, win some - move on. (Great blog on that HERE)

But as my numbers grew, I noticed that my number of followers was much lower than the people I was following..... Hmmm, why? Was I pissing people off, was I  "that guy" that was blowing up the news feed, was I  boring, what was happening?

 So I started doing my homework, some of it was a no-brainer, how could I expect Kim Kardasian who has 89.8 MILLION followers, to follow me back - right??? (Please.. her numbers are correct but I am not one of them - LOL)   But I do follow some other lesser known celebrities (Kevin Koleman the WEBER grill master) and a few others. So loosely, I am going to account for about 50 people I follow that may not follow me back - I am ok with these numbers. 

But what about the other 300 "non- followers" ?  

I did what any smart person would do.... I consulted my now 15 year old son and said, whats up with this! He laughed, grabbed my iPhone and downloaded a free app called "Followers +"   and I was amazed at what he taught me.  

One of the features is see who has "unfollowed" you - i LOVE this part!  Long story short I found a pattern of people with 18k followers, and only following a 100 people back. These little Internet trolls were following me, until I followed them back, and then 3 days later - they UN-FOLLOWED me !!! 

Little trolls, not only did I unfollow them, I BLOCKED them also. 

Funny part of this app, it will tell you how many people have "blocked" you too (only 2 for me) . 

So now when I get a new IG Follower, I not only look to see if they are posting stuff relevant to me, but how many people they are actually following back,  before I  follow. No longer is there that excitement when someone with 28k followers starts following me .... ME, thinking I must be really posting some good stuff to catch this persons eye - ...... LOL 

OK, back to work, and if you want to follow me in IG, here I am KonaHomeTeam808  But beware, if you have 50k followers, and start following me, and I am number 107 on your follow list.... I have your number buddy - :)  

Hey, dont forget to link your IG account with your FB business page also - I have tracked some leads from IG to my webpage.   Here is another great blog on #DontFollowThenUnfollow

Its Aloha Friday, no work till Monday..... 

Magic Sands Beach Yesterday - I have the video on my IG page 




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