Instagram Loops and Pods: Worth Using or Not?

Instagram Loops and Pods: Worth Using or Not?

InstaBF is a known platform for boosting one’s Instagram engagement by increasing the number of likes, comments, and followers. However, besides that, we are also all about helping our blog visitors to grow their authentic Insta audience strategically. And once you start thinking about how many different ways there are to attract new followers, you see that all the strategies for growing Instagram following are equally effective. If you have noticed this, too and wonder what steps to undertake to get palpable results, you are welcome to InstaBF’s blog. Right now we shall discuss two Instagram growth strategies you should know more about before trying them out. Be attentive, as each strategy we’ll examine has both pros an cons.  



Instagram Loops


This is a unique strategical way of increasing the number of followers that works for only a certain number of celebrities and influencers. Besides this, they should be cooperating with a certain brand. The latter promises a luxury prize for the winner of an Instagram loop who has completed all the instructions given by the brand or one of the influencers. These usually include following all the influencers stated in a definite list (from 40 to 70 accounts), liking and writing comments under their posts, tagging a certain number of friends in their posts. At first sight, there’s absolutely nothing difficult in this and plenty of Instagrammers will hurry to take a part in a loop giveaway. But is everything as simple as it seems? 

Actually, loop giveaways are responsible for generating as many as thousands of followers overnight. But what goes on once the giveaway ends and the prizes are all sent to their addressees? The “after-party” of a loop looks like a mass downward spike in attracted followers. That’s why most brands leverage the loop only for a strategic time (a product release, for instance). 

So, it’s true that the loss of potential new followers drops drastically for the account once the prizes are given away, yet this strategy is succeeded if the given purpose is achieved – a growth of audience, an increase of brand awareness, a boost of new sales, etc. 



Instagram Pods


An Insta Pod is an organized group of Insta users who interact with each other in messages either on the platform or off. A pod usually involves 10 to 15 users of the same industry who share new posts and engage with them organically so that they overcome the “smart yet scrupulous” Instagram algorithm and the latter keeps posts “invisible” unless they attract attention!

Accordingly, Instagram Pods are a unique strategy that helps users be certain their posts are liked, commented on and engaged in a more or less organic way (unlike bots). This type of strategy is not condoned by Instagram, yet aren’t strictly approached to either. The reason is that Pods are far more natural and bots since they mimic natural engagement. However, they have an effect on metrics and statistics, hence, before organizing an Instagram pod, it’s worth considering what’s more important at the moment.