LINK: IG Sues Company Selling Fake Likes And Followers
The lawsuit details how the New Zealand company called Social Media Series Limited used a number of different websites and services to sell fake activity, including SocialEnvy.co, IGFamous.net, and Likesocial.co. Customers paid between $10 to $99 per week to generate fake activity for their accounts, sometimes receiving hundreds of phony likes within seconds of posting a new photo.
Would it be too vicious to say that Facebook would really prefer to keep all the deceit in house?
Seriously, don't do this. If the algorithm is to be believed (and I have no idea if it should, but let’s take it as read), then the quality of these fake followers is very low. You’re buying followers by the week, and you’re buying likes, but what you’re not getting is engagement. Engagement is where the quality is. The more comments and replies on a post, IG will be more likely to feature it and/or make sure your followers see it prominently.
You’re sending out a hundred invite to a party, and no one’s showing up. Not only does that suck, but now no one is going to see your next invite, AND you’re still in trouble with the folks who got back early.
Keep it honest. Takes longer, I know. But it’s really the only way to go.