I like to think of myself as a very experienced Instagram user. I actually read Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. Besides using the main Instagram app, I was testing and using many others legal ones, which can help you with growing your audience. I am still using some of them. Today I would like to share with you some of the biggest mistakes users make because of their ignorance and those apps’ functionalities.


Ghost Followers

The most precious data those apps can show is a list of ghost followers. Do not worry, I do not write about the souls of dead people who wander around (do they?) but about inactive followers. Even if you post daily, that does not mean you are an active user. You become one when you have liked or commented at least one of the last 18 photos of everybody you follow. I can assure you that is not so much work to do if you love being active on Instagram and keeping in touch with people you follow.


Inactive for more than a month

Those apps can find users you follow who have not uploaded anything to their profile in the last month. That is how you become an inactive user.


No profile picture

Yes, that is also one of the criteria to find inactive users. It is not so hard to select a photo and upload it to your profile, is it?


So what can happen if you appear on someone’s list of inactive Instagram users or inactive followers?

Well, those apps offer unfollowing all of the users on that list with only one click. So next time someone unfollows you ask yourself – was I one of those users on that list or did the user who unfollowed me just not like my posts (anymore)?


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