In the perfect world, there would be time for REAL engagement! You would have a couple of hours a day to spare replying to comments, following inspiring people and also liking hundreds of photos, but realistically, not many people can spare the time. And when it comes to Instagram growth, numbers matter.
It seems like since Instagress shut down, the GO TO bot for managing your Instagram account on a tight budget, their have been multiple alternatives, quiet a few offering over £100 a month!! So I have looked into cheaper alternatives for startups!
The Risks! – It’s well known that Instagram closed down a bot not long ago called Instagress that greatly effected a massive proportion of Instagram influencers, their accounts literally slowed right down! – mainly because there could no auto like/follow/comment and had to do it manually again or until they found an alternative bot – but other options cropped up and now there are countless bots available.
Although it is usually the autobot that is closed down, I have heard rumours that Instagram can also close your account but from personal experience I haven’t had any issues with bots in the last year +, nor have any other bot users that I know of, but it’s still a risk you need to be aware of!
The biggest issue is with so many people using bots it’s very hard to quickly gain a massive growth without putting alot of hours in, and if you don’t have the time and are willing to try it, then there are multiple options available.
So what are my top 4 Instagress alternatives?
The service automatically likes, follows and comments on profiles you have set to be targeted. As a result, people receive notifications, go to your Instagram and may follow you in response. I have just started testing this one for my Instagram account and it’s well within my budget at roughly $9.99 a month.
There is also an auto comment section where you can add a comment that will be sent out to targeted accounts. Just be careful with this one! You are better using a generic comment such as ‘love your feed’ than ‘love this photo’ as it’s impossible to monitor what it is commenting on 24/7! Check it out here
Boostfy is a very cost effective alternative for auto-liking hashtags, albeit a rather simplified version of instagress with less targeting options. The bonus would be the 3-day trial period and affordable packages starting from £13.99 a month.
Robolike is an auto like bot for Instagram and Twitter. With up to 90 likes an hour and hashtag targeting, it’s £13.99 a month for Twitter hashtag targeting. Once again there is a free trial option here
Instazood is also another go to for my clients once again as is great value for money on a monthly basis at $9.99.
Some of my clients have had great results, up to 100 followers a week once they set up the targeting. It also allow for auto comments and hashtag targeting.
Whereas I’m not a fan of the rather ruthless follow/unfollow method – I’m too sensitive – being able to auto like hashtags in your sector for a couple of pounds a week is rather handy after a hectic day’s work when you’d rather be watching repeats of Stranger Things than hammering away endlessly on your phone.
Any more you can add?