Growing a new Instagram account from scratch is not an easy task. It can take a lot of time, consistent hard work, money investment. You might be thinking why money is needed to grow a social media account, I’ll make your thoughts clear when I say you need the money to get into pod groups or engagement groups. Yes, they exist what we call “a black hat way to increase organic reach on Instagram and then hit the explore page to get a lot of likes, comments, and targeted followers.”
Ever since Instagram changed its algorithm in 2017, they have lower down the organic reach just like Facebook did in 2016. After struggling a couple of months marketers and growth hackers tried different strategies to understand Instagram’s algorithmic changes. That’s when Instagram PODS and Engagements groups were made.
All these engagements can be bought from any trusted, reputable agency, who owns a network of high-quality Instagram accounts. You can visit Instapple and buy Instagram comments, likes and followers to avoid the headache of PODs and engagements groups. Anyways if you really want to know what these PODs and engagement groups are, keep reading:
What is Instagram POD or Engagement Group?
Instagram POD is a group of people who gather somewhere on any social media platform like in facebook groups or telegram groups to game the Instagram algorithm.
How to Join an Instagram POD?
These Engagements groups became very popular among influencers and growth hackers. Different niches’ influencers started different facebook groups, e.g., Fitness, Travel, Luxury Cars, and Makeup groups. But at the end of the day, BOOOM! Facebook began hunting down these groups and shut them down.
A few links of groups to join on Facebook:
But it was not the end of the Internet for hungry Growth hackers, marketers and influencers. They went underground, they found a new app called telegram and started engagement groups there. Telegram is very security and privacy-focused so it was not easy to hunt them down there, and that’s why they still exist and are operating smoothly.
These days influencers are operating engagement groups in Direct Messaging on Instagram. Instagram allows up to 32 people in a DM. A DM group Admin adds people who request him to add them into his POD where they use to help each other to hit the explore page and make their media’s go viral overnight.
How does an Engagement Group Work?
Getting into an engagement group is easy but understanding what’s happening in the group and how its going to help me is a bit tricky.
Let’s start from here:
“What’s your first goal after getting into the group?”
Are you at 1k Followers and want to reach 10k Followers?
Are you at 10k and want to reach 100k Followers?
Let’s say you are at 1k Followers, and your next milestone 100k Followers, you will have to find a POD where everybody has 100k Followers. Once you managed to get into a group, read their rules first. Keep in mind you are doing all these on Instagram so you’ll have to be very careful about getting caught doing any inauthentic activity. Use CODE Words to operate as the POD owners mentioned in the rules. Every time a user posts a photo all group members hit likes or comment on his photo, it triggers Instagram that this specific newly posted content is unique, attractive and getting a lot of engagements instantly after being posted. So they take that content up and its organic reach increases, finally the media hits the EXPLORE Page.
That’s where the media is being watched by thousands of users who like and comment on the content and some of them even in thousands Follow you.
Imagine if every second post you do goes viral and gets you thousands of followers, you’ll have a profile with millions of followers in no time.
I’ve been following an account on Instagram that used to be in POD groups and their numbers will blow your mind away.
Have a look:
The big numbers are from the days when their content used to go viral on Instagram, using the same tactics and a few more we wrote above.
I suggest looking for groups, where the members have similar followers count and content. Because you don’t really want to get a lot of engagement from totally random accounts with little followers.
A simple Google Search or Reddit search can get you more groups, Enjoy!