Should You Use Instapromote? An Honest Review

As a social media consultant for small business owners and entrepreneurs, I‘m often asked if services like Instapromote are worthwhile for growing an Instagram following quickly. The short answer? No. Based on my research and experience, Instapromote ultimately does more harm than good when it comes to Instagram success.

What Does Instapromote Offer?

Instapromote claims to help users rapidly increase their Instagram follower count by offering packages of 100, 500, or 1000 new followers delivered instantly.

They also offer engagement services for likes and views. Pricing starts at $2.95 for 100 followers or likes.

Pros

  • Fast delivery of new followers/engagement
  • Affordable pricing tiers
  • Promises of 24/7 customer support

Cons

  • No satisfaction guarantees offered
  • No insights on audience quality or account safety
  • Use of prohibited growth tactics that carries account risks

While the ease and low cost may seem appealing, there are significant downsides to be aware of.

Why Buying Followers Doesn‘t Work

Services like Instapromote rely on questionable tactics like bot accounts and inauthentic engagement purchase to grow follower counts. The problem? These followers are fake accounts or inactive users that do not actually engage with your content.

In fact, research shows that 60% of purchased Instagram followers disappear within the first month. This means you end up right back where you started!

These dormant accounts also skew your audience analytics and prevent you from truly understanding your audience interests and needs. Plus, such aggressive follower spikes through prohibited third party services directly violate Instagram‘s terms and put your account at risk for restrictions, limits on reach/engagement or outright deletion.

So in the end, any perceived shortcut progressvanishes rapidly.

What Strategies Do Work?

While genuine Instagram growth requires more patience and effort, it pays dividends in the long run through higher reach, engagement rates, and conversion potential.

Here are a few best practices to focus on:

Post High-Quality, Valuable Content

Prioritize rich media content that resonates with your target audience. Ensure excellent editing, thoughtful captions, strategic hashtags and consistent brand aesthetics. This quality and consistency keeps new visitors engaged while enticing existing followers to like, comment or share your posts.

Interact With Your Community

Carve out time daily to engage directly with your audience through likes, comments, DMs, and live chat sessions. Human connection builds loyalty and keeps users returning.

Use Hashtags Strategically

Include a targeted mix of niche community hashtags and some more broadly popular tags to put your content in front of those most likely to appreciate it.

Run Authentic Contests & Giveaways

Prompt users to take actions like tagging friends or sharing a post rather than relying on sheer luck. This expands visibility more organically by utilizinguser connections.

Analyze Performance

Use Instagram‘s native analytics along with third party apps like Iconosquare to identify your highest-performing posts as well as underperforming areas needing improvement. These insights allow you to refine your content approach over time.

While genuine Instagram growth takes more effort upfront, you reap the rewards long-term through an engaged, authentic community that actually converts to sales or brand awareness. Avoid risky shortcuts and fake follower services. Prioritizing value-focused, human connection wins out every time.

I welcome any questions you may have on developing an effective, ethical Instagram strategy suited to your brand‘s needs.