How To Spot Fake Instagram Following
I am a fashion blogger and all my articles, be it in words or illustrations, are directly about fashion. May be since the 2nd word of the phrase reads ‘blogger’, I do occasionally write about topics related to fashion blogging in general. One of my previous article debunking the Instagram-Fashion-Blogging numbers myth was received with an overwhelming response from fellow bloggers, designers, fashion editors, few fashion PR peeps and my beloved blog readers. I had to deal with a certain amount of hatred too. Needless to say, it’s remarkable that when I exposed a blogger with fake Instagram following, the majority of the hatred came in form of abusive comments from fake/bot profiles. Quite self-explanatory. However, there were a few who genuinely asked me about how one can have fake/paid Instagram following or how you spot them? I decided to jot down my little research work and in the process, explain how to spot fake following in Instagram.
SUDDEN SPIKE IN FOLLOWERS
FAN ACCOUNTS WITH BOTS FOLLOWING EACH OTHER (& THE BLOGGER)
TOO MANY BOT FOLLOWERS