Keeping with our series comparing Instagram automation tools from around the web, today we’re looking at Buzzoid.
According to their website,
“We provide you with the fastest Instagram Followers and Likes in the market. At Buzzoid, you will receive all of your Likes and Followers within an hour after completing your order.”
Buzzoid is a service we’ve been hearing more and more about. We wanted to see what all the hype was about, so we put Buzzoid to the test against our own Instagram growth solution, AiGrow.
Our comparison consisted of four categories:
- Connecting Instagram account
Buzzoid vs AiGrow – a comparison of the two Instagram growth services.
Finding and setting up Buzzoid is pretty simple.
Simply search “Buzzoid” in Google and click the first result, or just go to www.buzzoid.com to start.
After choosing “Buy Instagram Followers”, providing your email address, Instagram username, and PayPal information, your part is done. According to Buzzoid, you can expect to receive your Likes and followers within the hour. For video views, you can expect to receive them even faster (5-20 minutes depending on the number of views).
Side note: While Buzzoid claims that users can expect their followers within the hour, this disclaimer when checking out says otherwise:
Get started with AiGrow in three simple steps:
1) Go to www.AiGrow.me, or search “AiGrow” in Google and choose the first result
2) When on the homepage, click “Start Free” in the upper right corner.
3) Provide your name, email, desired password, and click “Register Now”.
Congrats! You’ve just set up AiGrow.
Connecting Instagram Account
As described above, connecting your Instagram account is as simple as providing your username when you make your purchase.
After logging into your AiGrow account, you will be brought to your dashboard which looks like this:
Here you can see all of your connected Instagram accounts (you can add and grow multiple Instagram accounts at the same time). To add a new account, click “Add Instagram Account”.
From here, simply, log in to your Instagram account as you normally would on your phone.
AiGrow will ask you to provide a 6-digit verification code sent to your phone or email by Instagram.
AiGrow encrypts your password and will not share it with anyone or use it for anything not related to growing your followers.
Buzzoid offers two kinds of followers for purchase: “Regular” and “Engaged”.
If you buy regular followers, there are no targeting options allowing you to specify the kind of followers you want. Simply, choose the number of followers you want and Buzzoid will provide them.
You can buy anywhere from 100 Instagram followers to 10,000 Instagram followers at a time.
Update: Social Upgrade is shut down. So, all of the stories regarding this site here is irrelevant. To see more about this, see this.
If you buy engaged followers, Buzzoid will direct you to their sister site Social Upgrade (read our review of Social Upgrade here), where you can choose to target followers based on:
- Hashtags: “we use hashtags and other metrics to engage with users that want what you have to offer.”
- Competitors: “are your competitors on Instagram? Tell us who they are and we will target their followers.”
- Locations: “running a local operation? Target one or multiple cities, states, provinces, or countries.”
- Blacklist: “choose specific user accounts who you prefer not to like on, comment on, or follow.”
Social Upgrade is a fully managed service, which means that other than providing some basic information about your brand, you as the user aren’t required to do anything.
Every user is assigned an available Growth Expert who completely takes the wheel and grows your account for you, adjusting and optimizing as needed.
Your Growth Expert also routinely updates you with the progress of your growth.
Update: AutomaticViral is shut down. To see more about it see “A Working Alternative to AutomaticViral for More Instagram Followers“
In addition to followers, you can also buy Likes for your content.
You have a little more customization when buying Likes. As mentioned above, after specifying the posts that you want to receive the Likes, you’re also able to customize how those Likes are distributed among your chosen posts. You can choose for one post to receive 100 Likes, another one to receive 300 Likes, etc..
In addition to buying Likes for your current posts, if you use Buzzoid’s new automatic service AutomaticViral, you can also buy “Auto Likes” to be automatically distributed whenever you post a new piece of content. In other words, your new posts receive immediate Likes upon posting.
You can also buy views for your Instagram videos. Buying views works similarly to buying Likes and requires you to specify which video(s) you would like to receive the views. You can also schedule your views with AutomaticViral to be distributed exactly when your videos are uploaded.
Instead of immediately providing you with general followers and Likes, AiGrow account managers use your account to like, follow, unfollow, and comment on real channels with the intention of driving relevant and organic traffic back to your own channel (and ultimately converting that traffic to followers).
This way, instead of buying new followers in bulk who don’t necessarily fit your target audience (which is especially important if you are a small business or brand), you’re gaining exactly the kind of new follower you want for your channel and you’re doing it almost as quickly as you would if you purchased them.
- hashtags they use
- competitors they follow
- where they’re located
- custom lists of usernames
- whether or not they’re public or private
- whether or not you have already followed (and then unfollowed) in the past
In addition to the above features, you can also select a category that you think best fits your channel. We’ll use this information to further refine your targeting.
AiGrow account managers also unfollow any person you follow, but who doesn’t follow you back within a certain amount of time. This helps keep your follower/following ratio proportional and natural-looking.
Targeting options and features available to AiGrow users:
- Organic Likes, comments, follows, unfollows, and DMs
- Ability to target users based on hashtag use, location, and competitor connection
- Ability to target specific users from an excel list
- Ability to send DMs, respond to DMs, and manage your DM inbox all from your desktop
- Content scheduler to schedule your posts for days, weeks, and/or months ahead (all from your desktop)
- Customizable DMs
- Alternating tags for comments and DMs (Hey/Hello/Hi/What’s up… etc.)
- Daily safeguards to help prevent your account from being flagged
- Free one-on-one appointments to help get your account properly set up
- In-app analytics
Maintenance and support
If you are buying regular followers and not engaged followers, the purchasing process with Buzzoid is super simple. Once you make the purchase, your part is done. All you have to do is wait for your followers to show up.
In the case that you do have a problem, a 24-hour support team is available to all Buzzoid users.
If you choose to buy engaged followers through Social Upgrade, because a Growth Expert is doing everything for you, there is little you as the user have to worry about in terms of maintenance.
Outside of a very useful FAQ, Social Upgrade also encourages its users to email them with any comment, question, or concern.
After setting up your targeting options, simply hit “Start Growth”. AiGrow will start to run and continue until you tell it to stop, never overstepping the limits imposed by Instagram.
If for whatever reason something forces your growth to stop, we will automatically let you know through email and provide possible solutions, as shown in the example below:
If you experience an issue, you can also likely find an answer in our 25+ FAQ page. We also offer free one-on-one appointments to help get your account set up, and we’re always available by email.
Buzzoid offers no kind of free trial, but you can purchase your followers for as little as $2.97:
AiGrow offers a lifetime free plan letting you have scheduling features functional.
Unlike buy follower services like Buzzoid which limit the number of followers and/or Likes you get for each package, using AiGrow’s organic growth, there are no limits put in place – you can potentially gain an unlimited number of followers and/or Likes with any of AiGrow’s packages.
Below is AiGrow’s package prices:
Update August 2020: AiGrow lets you test any package for 7 days if you pay 1$. It’s a great chance to see both your account growth and AiGrow’s great performance for spending little money. However, all prices reduce, and you can gain a 50% discount of the pro pack if you consider buying it for a whole year.
For the price of a week’s worth of Starbucks, you get the opportunity for exponential Instagram growth (the use of automated DMs, a content scheduler (post photos from your desktop for days, weeks, or months ahead), 24/hour support, and the opportunity for unlimited growth on multiple accounts.)
For those looking for an instant boost in their Instagram following without regard for the kind of followers they get, Buzzoid is one of the best and most reliable buy follower services out there.
For those looking for deeper customization, longer-term growth, and features outside of getting general Likes and followers, such as following, unfollowing, commenting, DMing, and scheduling posts, AiGrow is your answer.
For those interested in trying out Buzzoid, visit their website.
For those interested in AiGrow, click here to sign up for free.