How to check fake Instagram accounts or likes?

September 7, 2017 - By 

Instagram’s massive network of over 400 million users and has become one of the most engaging platforms. You can see its significant impact on businesses, brand sponsorship, and digital influencer partnerships. But Fake Instagram accounts and robot profiles are the most frustrating part of using social sites when you compared it to its competitors. They’re everywhere, trying to sell you something.

When I started using Instagram I was really shocked peoples no any famous personality and without having any attractive profile having 50k, 100k, 200k, and more followers but how could it be? Because that time I was new on that platform so really curious to know about it. Then I started analyzing of these type accounts. And this time I want to share what I found during analyzation? How could you find If someone has fake followers or likes? How could distinguish between real and fake Instagram accounts? Let’s start:

WHAT ARE FAKE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS OR FOLLOWERS?

Fake Instagram followers are accounts that have been created using fictitious email addresses and sell to real Instagram users. 

There are a number of ways to identify if Insta user has purchased fake followers from one of the internet’s numerous “black market” offering sites.

WHY THE PEOPLE BUYS FAKE FOLLOWERS?

  1. TO LOOK LIKE AS A FAMOUS PERSONALITY

Most of the peoples want to show their profile like a famous personality or you can say false fan following. But they forget, they can increase their only followers count not engagement. user engagement is the big difference in both type profile real and fake. So buying fake followers only waste of money.

  1. INFLUENCE MARKETING IS ALSO THE BIG REASON SO BEWARE FROM FAKE INFLUENCER’S PROFILES:

According to Augure’s article on influencer engagement, 93% of marketers consider influencer engagement is a most effective strategy to build brand awareness. Nowadays, marketers are realizing the power of social media and connecting with influencers.

An influencer wants as many brands as they can get to notice them for a couple of reason. Actually, they want to make money from creating posts to live quite well. If an influencer doesn’t have a large fan base, How they get overlooked?

So Before partnering with an Instagram influencer, everyone should monitor each post for likes and comments, then weigh these statistics against the total number of followers an Instagram account claims.

If a particular Instagram account boasts 500,000 followers but only receives 5 or 6 “likes” per post, you should have to sure the Instagrammer believes on the fake following.

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HOW TO DETECT IF USER PROFILE BOUGHT FAKE INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS?

The most efficient way to find if an Instagrammer has purchased fake followers is by manually reviewing their accounts. To know who is following a particular account

  •  Go to the user’s account page
  • click on the number over the word “followers,”
  • And scroll down.

If hundreds or thousands of an Instagram influencer’s followers have no profile pictures or have posted little or no content themselves, they are likely fake.

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CHECK FAKE OR REAL LIKES OF TARGETED PROFILES (YOUR FAVORITE ONES) 

Observe a photo when it’s first posted (turn on post notifications so you can get to it ASAP). If you see barely any likes and then a few minutes later, hundreds of likes pour in within a minute or two and then level off after 5 minutes, they are being purchased and delivered by a service.

HOW TO CHECK FAKE FOLLOWER OF ANY PROFILE

There is all number of quick checks to look out for the profile has real or fake followers:

  • CHECK USERNAMES

Observe the follower’s usernames or bunches of handles in a particular have similarities. If yes, it could be contained fake followers.

  • GO TO FAKE USERNAME PROFILE

When you click on the multiple usernames, do the accounts look spammy? To check this, if the accounts have under 10 photos and little or with no engagement on the photos. There’re more chances to account has fake followers.

  • CHECK LANGUAGE OF SPAM LOOKING FOLLOWERS PROFILE

If the accounts look to be in a language that isn’t the same as the account you’re verifying or region that the account markets in then you should more confirm the account contains fake followers.

 

  • LOW INTERACTION WITH FOLLOWERS

If you’ve seen Instagram accounts with over 40K followers, but each of their posts is only getting around 100 likes. The low engagement percentage shows that their influence on their followers is super low, and they most likely paid for the majority of their followers.

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  • OTHER CHECKS

  1. Do the accounts look to be a bunch of children seems profile?
  2. Are most of the accounts private accounts?
  3. Do a majority of accounts seem to match the niche of the account they are liking?

If all answers are Yes, then you must sure the profile having fake followers.

These insights should help you determine if the account is buying likes or followers.

LAST THOUGHT

Genuine users will most definitely have longer lasting careers because their audience base is real. Their audience actually reads their blogs, supports them when they have products to sell comes to events and engages on a daily basis.

A recent study revealed that false accounts have an average of 6 publications, below the average of 55 that regular users post. Just 29% of the fake accounts did not have data (profile picture, biography, full name or location).

Finally, the profiles that don’t have a photo, biography and with very little activity are bound to be fake Instagram accounts.

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