- Posted July 30, 2014 by
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Buy Instagram Likes and Followers The Surprisingly Helpful Business
Instagram has become a giant in the social media industry, boasting 150 million users and 16 billion uploaded photos to date. It’s no wonder Instagram users, which includes professionals, hobbyists and businesses, are putting in hours of effort trying to build a large following on the site. Netizens and businesses that have experience with other social media platforms know how hard it is to build a following and get noticed amongst the abundant voices in the socialsphere.
That’s why Instagram users are turning to services where they can buy Instagram likes and followers. These kind of services allow Instagram users to get over the hurdle of trying to build an audience from scratch and get the momentum they need to jump start their Instagram campaign. And it all can be done for a fee that’s dependent on how many likes and followers they want for their account.
We asked Michael Feliciano from FollowersAndLikes.com how such a service would work. He responded, "The process is actually easy. The buyer simply chooses the package that he wants, which is usually organized by the number of likes or followers. Then, the buyer makes a payment and enters his Instagram username. Within a couple of hours to a day, 'likes' will flow into the desired post or followers will follow into the designated account and start generating activity.
These services can be beneficial in many ways. One is to send likes for a post in an effort to try to get a post featured on Instagram’s site for maximum exposure. Another is to build followers to help spread the word about a company’s brand. Having an account with a substantial amount of followers also makes it easier to network with other established users."
The prices of these service can be affordable. One company sells 100 likes for $1, 250 likes for $2.50, and 5000 likes for $50.00. Other service providers can be more expensive, selling 5000 followers for $450. While price is something that potential buyers should look at, it’s more important to focus on the reputation of the service provider as that’s a reflection of whether their service is legit.
A lot of people have used similar services to generate likes and followers for other social media platform like Facebook. However, there were many times where these services delivered fake accounts and likes generated by scripts or “bots.” Activity from fake accounts do little or nothing to promote the buyer’s Instagram account. Also, using a service provider that doesn’t stay within Instagram’s guidlines can end up hurting an account. That’s why it’s important to really do the research and look into the companies that are selling these services.
Fortunately, there are legitimate service providers delivering great results for their customers. These service providers stay within Instagram’s guidelines so that their customers’ accounts stay safe. They also use real Instagram users as opposed to fake accounts which translates into real results. Many of these service providers will also gladly offer a guarantee in the form of a refund or redelivering likes and followers until the buyer get the results promised. Potential buyers can also go through review sites to see what customers are saying about these services.
All in all, services that sell likes and followers are becoming more common as Instagram gets more popular. There are many Instagram users that have been seeing results with legitimate services. And with Facebook in the process of acquiring the popular photo sharing site, it’s bound to grow at an even faster rate. This makes these services all the more important for professionals and businesses that want to grow in social media.
We could like thank Michael Feliciano from Followers And Likes for taking the time to answer our questions.