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Keeping with our series comparing Instagram automation tools from around the web, today we’re looking at Instafollow (now called Followers Pro for Instagram).
According to their app store page,
“Followers for Instagram is the most popular app for Instagram community management. It provides analytics and insights that empower brands to understand their community and evolve creatively.”
While it has changed names many times over the years, Instafollow is one of the oldest and well-known Instagram tools around. We wanted to put its legacy to the test and see how it compared to our own Instagram growth service, AiGrow.
Our comparison consisted of five categories:
- Connecting Instagram account
Instafollow vs AiGrow – which one is the best Instagram followers app?
Finding the actual Instafollow service is probably the hardest part of the entire process. Here’s what Google shows after searching “Instafollow”:
As far as I can tell, Followers Pro for Instagram is the newest, most updated, and best-reviewed version of Instafollow.
To save you the time, go to your app store and download “Followers Pro for Instagram”.
Get started with AiGrow in three simple steps:
1) Go to www.AiGrow.me
2) When on the homepage, click “Get Started”.
Congrats! You’ve just set up AiGrow.
Connecting Instagram Account
Connecting your Instagram account is as simple as logging into your Instagram account in the app.
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. To add a new account, click “Add Instagram Account”.
From here, simply login to your Instagram account as you normally would on your phone.
Where Instafollow shines is in the analytics it provides to its users. Instafollow offers the following analytics:
- Users you like, but not following
- Users you follow, but never liked their posts
- History of users you unfollowed
- Users who requested to follow you (for private accounts)
- Oldest & Newest Instagram Users
- Your most popular posts (by likes, comments)
- Your least popular posts (by likes, comments)
- Your best followers who like and comment on your posts the most
- Your secret admirers (non-followers) who like and comment on your posts the most
- Your worst followers (followers who don’t like or comment on your posts)
Instafollow also offers most of what Instagram offers (Following, Liking, Unfollowing, etc.) within the convenience of their app, but no automated actions.
AiGrow Pro-managed Growth
AiGrow has come up with a great opportunity for its users to grow their IG accounts in terms of Engagement (Likes+Comments) and Followers 100% guaranteed. We are talking about an easy-to-use platform with lots and lots of features, including Scheduling and Reposting Posts on Feed and Story, Automated DMs.
There are account managers who will take care of your Instagram accounts and manage all your activities precisely. All you need to do is wait and see the leads come. Above all, there are extra features for Instagram influencers to let them direct targeted users in their niche to their business.
Instafollow offers the following features according to their app store page:
- Track new Instagram followers
- Track Instagram unfollowers (users who followed you and decided to not follow you anymore)
- Track Instagram followers that don’t follow you back
- Track Instagram followers you don’t follow Back
- Search Instagram users
For a fee, Instafollow also offers:
- Track Users who blocked you (users who followed you or you followed, and blocked your account)
- Track Deleted Likes & Comments (users who liked or commented, and decided to unlike or uncomment)
Instafollow does not offer any automated follow/unfollow features. Users are able to follow and unfollow within the app, but on a manual basis.
The app also disclaims that in order to maintain app stability, users are encouraged to stay under 50,000 followers. This could obviously prove to be a big issue for larger channels.
Here are some features that AiGrow VIP program offers:
- Dedicated Account Manager
A dedicated account manager will spend his/her time to take care of the user’s account(s). They perform activities on the account using user’s Settings on a regular basis which results in the organic growth of the IG profile.
- AI-Powered Hashtags, Competitions, Locations Research
AiGrow team researches hashtags, competitions, and locations in terms of the Instagram algorithm to lead users in your niche to your account.
- Guaranteed Growth
Your newly targeted followers are 100% organic. They’re interested in your content, products, and services.
- Manual Growth Activities (Follows, Unfollows, Liking)
AiGrow’s experts will take care of your activities on your behalf on a regular basis. They log into your Instagram account and perform activities based on the Instagram algorithm (since Instagram has terminated automated growth activities result in user shadowbanned).
2020 August Update:
- All-in-one Bio Link
Allowing you to have only one link to your Instagram bio is always annoying. So, AiGrow has done a great deal to solve this problem. With this feature, you can have a nice and colorful URL-based link to put an unlimited number of links. You can add your other SM accounts to your bio, website, and many other things.
- Unlimited Content Scheduler
AiGrow has a powerful tool for scheduling posts and stories. It allows you to Repost your contents Feed and Story too. Also, it has a tool for searching hashtags. You enter a hashtag and AiGrow will find the relevant hashtags and their popularity. Moreover, because you can add multiple accounts to your AiGrow’s dashboard, you can schedule a post on multiple pages.
- Priority 24×7 Support
Our experts in customer support are always available to help users solve any possible issues. They offer free one-on-one appointments to help set up your account.
- *Ambassador Instagram Accounts (Special Feature for Influencers)
Ambassador Instagram accounts would drive organic traffic to your page daily. This would be 100 % guaranteed to direct traffic to your account by making a list of Instagram users in your niche.
While the team behind Instafollow claims to be constantly improving the tool, their last update shows:
What Instafollow does provide as an email to contact with your questions and a link to a FAQ page:
While they do have an FAQ, their website offers very little in the form of information or package details.
It also doesn’t appear that the app gives you any notification that something is wrong. It’s up to the user to notice errors and take the necessary steps to fix them.
After adding your IG account(s) to your dashboard on AiGrow, click the “Upgrade Plan” on the top. Choose the Pro-managed pack which works best for you. Now, sit back and wait until the leads come.
Unlike Instafollow, AiGrow is a 100% guaranteed, turn-on, and walk-away solution to Instagram growth.
While Instafollow claims to offer most of its features for free, customer reviews beg to differ:
While they may have changed in the more than a year since their last update, Instafollow’s official packages are as follows:
If all that seems confusing, that’s because it is.
With AiGrow pro packs, you can manage your Instagram activities. Simply choose the appropriate package suited to your goals! Our service helps you grow your Instagram following and engagement 100% organically.
2020 August Update: You can buy any package you want by just paying 1$ for a week. It’s a fair period of time to test AiGrow’s performance.
Whether you’re looking at the ease of initial setup, usability, the number and precision of targeting options, the ability to gain followers, or long-term maintenance, AiGrow emerges as the clear victor.
One case where Instafollow, or Followers Pro for Instagram, would prove more helpful is for in-depth Instagram analytics (most valuable followers, inactive or “ghost” followers, etc.).
For those interested in trying out Instafollow for themselves, I would suggest visiting their app page. I’d also encourage people to research to see if there are more updated versions of the app, even under different names.
For those interested in AiGrow, click here to sign up VIP Service now.