The Instagram algorithm used to be very simple and easy to beat. It was more of a popularity contest for who can get the most engagement (likes, comments, views etc.) in the shortest period of time. If your posts did get enough engagement within the first hour of uploading, it would be featured on the explore page to many users and therefore receive even more organic engagement.
In 2022, the Instagram algorithm is much more complicated. Instagram has had to step it up due to users faking their engagement with bots, or over-using multiple instagram engagement groups. So, it’s no longer just about getting lots of engagement in a short period of time.
The biggest and most significant development in the Instagram algorithm has been detecting if a user has real and authentic comments. Comments are the key for Instagram to be sure that a user isn’t faking their engagement because it’s almost impossible to get relevant and authentic comments on a post unless they come from real, genuinely interested users. If a page has higher quality, legitimate comments, then Instagram can be sure that this page is not faking their engagement and allow them full potential to reach the explore page and rank higher on hashtag pages.
Posts that have short and irrelevant comments will not do nearly as well. Instagram won’t necessarily penalize them unless they have further proof of using bots or abusing instagram engagement groups, but they certainly won’t favor them either.
So the question arises, how can an Instagram user get more authentic, genuine Instagram comments on their posts? Well, one way is to simply engage and network with other users as much as possible. By doing so, some of them may return the favor. The problem here is that you have to give so much engagement to so many users, spending hours of your time just to potentially get a small amount of genuine comments back on your own posts.
To solve this problem, some users will utilize Telegram pods and Instagram engagement groups. Any comments they give to the network, they will always get the same amount of comments back on their own post. Therefore, they can guarantee themselves a certain amount of engagement on their content. This creates an entirely new problem though: most people in these groups are lazy and won’t bother spending more than 5 seconds when giving a comment. So, the comments are almost never genuine and authentic. Instagram’s algorithm will pick up on this and the user won’t benefit from any further organic engagement.
Then, how can an Instagram user get relevant, genuine Instagram comments from real users that will actually spend more than 5 seconds to come up with a genuine comment, and how can they get this without having to spend hours dishing out engagement to other random users?
The solution is simple – paid private networks. A paid private network is where an Instagram user pays to receive engagement from an exclusive group. The best part about these networks is that the user doesn’t have to give any engagement back (hence why it’s paid), unlike with telegram pods or Instagram engagement groups. The most legitimate networks are hard to find and will always contain real Instagram users. The best networks have more influencer pages and verified users than others.
You can gain all types of engagement from these networks and some of the most exclusive networks also provide genuine, post related comments. So if you want to get relevant USA Instagram PowerComments on your posts or even step it up and get authentic Verified user (blue badge) PowerComments on your posts, then you’ll want to use one of these private networks.
Believe it or not, some of these networks even have the option to get custom Instagram comments where you can actually choose what the comments say!
In summary, don’t ever pay for cheap services that use bots to deliver fake engagement on your posts, as this can result in a shadowban, or worse. Engaging with other users is just common practice, you’ve always got to try and network with others if you want to grow, but don’t expect much immediate return from it. If you do want to use Instagram engagement groups or telegram pods then go for it. Just stay away from the comment groups and don’t use too many groups per day. Finally, if you’re really serious about growing and you’re willing to spend a bit of money on your Instagram, then use a private network where real, high quality users will take time to deliver relevant comments on your posts and therefore massively increase your chances of gaining further organic results from the Instagram algorithm.