Buying Instagram likes is something more and more Instagram account holders seem to be doing lately. With so many doing it, though, is buying Instagram likes a smart thing to do or are there negatives that could cause problems for you?
Buying likes will increase attention to your account — When a photograph has many likes, it gets to the attention of more people.
This is partly due to people just stumbling across it when searching for a particular hashtag. It is also partly due to Instagram promoting photos with more likes.
Plus, as people are sheep, the more likes you have the more new ones you will get.
Buying Instagram likes will increase your engagement — The sign of a popular account is one that has a higher level of engagement. What that means is either more likes or more comments.
If you buy Instagram likes, your level of engagement will immediately rise. This will bring your account to the attention of Instagram who may promote you, as well as bring your account to potential sponsors.
Buying likes could damage your reputation — If you have only ever ended up with a handful of likes on every photo, and suddenly you have thousands, not only Instagram will notice but so will your followers.
This can end up damaging your reputation as people realize your account is not genuine at all, and is just an account that is buying attention instead of working hard to deserve it.
Buying likes could cause your account to be closed — If you buy too many likes, it could also bring your photos and then your account to the attention of Instagram.
If you have bought a large number of likes compared to the number of followers you have, Instagram may decide you are trying to buy attention and close your account. If that happens, you would lose access to all your photographs as well as have people realizing your account was nothing but one big scam.
How should you grow your account if you do not buy likes? — You can buy likes and followers, but you should buy both in low numbers. No more than 100 at a time.
Do this, and you may find you only need to buy a couple of hundred followers and likes before your Instagram account grows of its own accord.
Put in the work — Or you could decide not to buy anything at all and, instead, put in the work necessary to have a popular account.
This includes uploading pretty photographs every day, commenting on other people’s photos and liking them and, of course, following other people every day as well.
You should also make sure every photo on your account is the best one possible, that you use the right hashtags to draw attention to it and that the look of your account is consistent.
If you do all of these things instead of buying Instagram likes, you may be surprised at how quickly your account grows of its own accord.