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The Instagram Game – How to blow up on Instagram, Hackers Perspective.


So why?

So you want to manipulate social media and get more followers, get more publicity and connections but somewhere in the back of your mind there is some deep dark moral hangup that’s telling you it’s not right. Maybe you are a Social media influencer for some company but kind of suck at the Instagram game. Possibly you have a friend that suggest manipulating social media is creepy, cringy and dumb. Well, screw them, get into the hacker’s mentality and do it if you want! The truth be told you are already being manipulated online already, guaranteed.


Please note: This is a quickly written and hopefully detailed tutorial with the teen and average joe in mind. There will probably be some TMI too. I wrote this up quickly and you will see Grammar and spelling errors, ignore them. Also if you do decided to use or reference any part of my post here just give me a bit of credit like “from goattack.com”…kool??


How did I start?

I was given a project by a client in which the client wanted to accumulate Instagram followers but the client had no programming or computer skills. I looked at the wants and needs and came up with a game plan which I will lay out here. I will provide every link below so jut keep on reading. Since I am an extremely busy person I really didn’t want tons of phone calls from my client about something low level like this job and I didn’t want to spend my time on follows ups related to someones Instagram account so I decided to think ahead and include redundant and rollback features.

I decided that we will need a Bot program, something with a GUI and can be used by my client with lack of programming experience and if needed I can just remote to and fix. We will put our program on a computer that will always be on. I also decided that this program would also run on its virtual machine environment on that computer… for reasons you will see later.

Now after a long search I located the perfect Bot program but there is a problem. The Program is fully supported by the developers but it has almost no documentation! To add, it’s a Chinese program and the GUI translation can be a bit off. The developers company also comes off a bit shady but these types of Bot programs always run on the shady type of circles. After dealing with them for a year I can tell you they actually do care about the end user but sometimes dealing with the support you may have to ask the same question over and over due to translation issues. So I can somewhat recommend them. I have yet to be let down by this company.


Our computer environment.

I am using a server for my client but that may be not ideal for some people. Since our program will run 24 hours a day we will need a dedicated computer that can run it. The computer should be an old desktop and have any recent version of Windows. The desktop speed is not a big deal, you do not need a super fast computer. A decent processor and a few gigs of memory should do just fine as this program will be slow anyway.

A laptop will not be ideal as the laptop will most likely sleep or hibernate. The laptop would also not be functioning 24 hr a day and would be limited in stability because of moving locations. Also, something we will discuss later but you really want to keep the main issued IP of the desktop stable, less changing and with a laptop moving around you will always be getting a new IP and if this happens this will send red flags to Instagram. So get a old desktop running any recent version of windows that can be stationary.

On your desktop you will want to install VMware workstation. If you are using a iMac Desktop you can install VMware Fusion. VMware is really good about issuing serials and you can search the net for an evaluation or full serial. Once you have your desktop up running with VMware you will want to install a Windows VM. You can install Windows 10 and with Windows 10 you don’t ever have to activate it…So you can just get a random copy and serial, less to invest. You will only use the VM for one purpose which is the just to run our Bot program bot program. Further along the tutorial I will add another Instagram application but for now there will only be our program.

Put nothing else on this VM but the program. The VM you make should only house that program and nothing else, no personal files and no additional programs. Do not map shares and drives with it. Keep the VM isolated except by sharing the network. You can find tutorials on setting up VMware workstation on YouTube.

So why VMware? Because VMware snapshots which are dynamic backups of the complete settings of the VM computer are going to be tremendously important with these types of Bot programs. Why pull your hair out after a program failure trying to recreate previous settings or something that you had running great when you can just roll back to a snapshot or two and restore your complete setting on the fly. Also, if you want to move the whole project you can just move it to a USB drive and put the project on new server, computer. When importing a VM in VMware workstation always select moved over copied as Moved will keep BIOS UUID and Mac.

Desktop running windows → VMware Workstation –> VM of Windows that will run our Bot bot program

We will also install Realvnc on both the Desktop running windows and the VM of Windows that will run our Bot bot program. So if there is any issue we will have a concrete way of getting in our old desktop from a remote location.

Realvnc account for home users will give you five remote views per account for free with unlimited access and will will be using two of the five free viewers for this project. Realvnc has progressed into a encrypted cloud based remote viewer now with less configuration and more safety than in the past versions. Go to signup and select free home use. This way you can install the Android and iPhone Realvnc app to remote to your Instagram bot from anywhere in the world and the tunnel from your desktop to the app will be encrypted.


What we need this Bot program to do.

So we have the computer environment set up let’s talk about the program we need.

  • The program should also have the capability to post comments on others Instagram post, like a Instagram post and also follow and then unfollow user profiles..
  • We need to be able to search pictures, users and hashtags.In fact Hashtags will be my main focus.
  • The program needs to mimic human actions as to not get caught by Instagram AI algorithms, yes it will mostly be using a Bot bot software but we need to look more human than a Bot scripted program.
  • Mimic human characteristics.
  • Keep a stable IP address or have the ability to pin  a IP to a specific Bot or Module. Be able to proxy IP’s.
  • We will also need to login on our mobile app to check up on things from time to time. The Bot we make with only be half of the procedure.


Bot program or Bot?

Our Program will use what we call modules and modules can also be called Bots. So at this point I will be referencing Bots but these is just the modules within the program. No worries, ok? it sounds a lot harder than it is and making modules is super easy. The program we will use will be a GUI editor so you wont need to know everything. From this point on I will be referencing Bots as the modules that in our Bot program we will be using, they are one in the same, ok?

Instagram Limitations and Unwritten rules:

I talked with some very popular Black Hat SEO Hackers (individuals who hack/tweak for search engine performance) about what we can learn a lot about Instagram limitations. So after conferencing I came away with the basic Instagram rules:

Once Instagram was purchased by Facebook, Instagram incorporated Artificial Intelligence technology into its search, trending, like algorithm. This makes it very difficult to find an average way to use script like automation and it is better to use Bot programs that have a human characteristic.

You cannot “humanly” like a certain amount of post per hour and if you use a script/bot you can like even less more per hour. The Amount of likes Instagram allows in a hour is 350 BUT you don’t want to get in that threshold and honestly you will be flagged if you do over 300. I do less then 200 and have no problem gaining followers.

IP addresses must be stable, must be almost permanent. If you were to constantly moving then Instagram would see this as avoidance.

You are limited to at least 3 accounts per IP. You can buy permanent proxy IP’s from other sources if you would like to use other accounts.

There is a limitation to the amount of followers you try to follow, once reached you would have to unfollow and refollow all new ones. Having to manage that is a bit hard because it could be in the thousands of followers. You can only follow 7500 people per profile account. There is a limit to how much you can unfollow per hour also, to keep it safe most unfollow 60 per hr. So it can take several days to just unfollow those who don’t follow back.

With the new Instagram AI that was introduced about three years ago, gone are the days of instantly accumulating thousands of followers. With the new AI in place you have to slowly build. You can try and achieve gaining tons of followers but eventually the AI will catch you. You can buy fake followers but then you can get caught, the likes to followers ratio will never look right, so throw everything you thought you knew about Instagram out the window as you are dealing with a new Instagram .


Is there risk?

Occasionally YOU WILL get temporary banned, but, it’s how you handle that ban that makes all the difference.

  • How long should you wait to restart?
  • What actions can you can still perform while banned.
  • What are the best actions to do to show you are human?
  • This is where the mobile app comes into play because If you get temporary banned you will be prompted on the mobile app only and usually it will say that you are not allowed to like photos for a time period.
  • Once you find a smooth spot you will be able to run the program on autopilot and not worry.

So lets address a temporary “Like” Ban and this info is the same if you are using a bot or of you are not. If you have a temporary ban you will only be notified from the Instagram Mobile app. You will know when you go “liking” someones picture the “like” heart will quickly go from red to clear. Instantly there will be a prompt telling you that yes you are temporarily banned and here is the time frame, 3 days, a week, a few hours so the app will usually tell you the time frame ban.

If you were running the Bot during this time stop the bot from running and wait. Just take a break from Instagram until the ban time is over. You will not be able to trick or speed up a reset for ban… won’t happen BUT while you are temporary banned from liking you can still do other things like  leave a comment on someones picture, you want to do that at random times. In fact you should only just make a few comments, less then 8 a day at random times. You can comment on someones pic or leave a nice emoji. This will help build a case for the AI to think that you are a human.

Waiting is important. In the past you did not have to work against AI buy now you do and people feel that they can go and find thousands of real followers instantly, this will get you banned pretty quickly. Some people even wait a day or two after the ban is over, so if you had been banned for three days they come back later in five days to restart. You should start back slowly, you may get banned again instantly, just wait a while. A temporary ban is better then having your account deleted.

As your ban completes don’t jump back in at full speed. Go back to your bot and cut speed in half, increase sleep time in between task. make liking more random, look more like a human. Then as you feel better and you don’t see an additional ban increase a little the Bots function a little at a time.

I have been banned back to back for not making proper changes, after incorporating humanistic changes the bans were less frequent and now almost non existent.

The key here is speed and slow movement as you will not instantly gain 1000 subscribers overnight anyway and if you did I’m sure your account will be shut down by the AI eventually, you want to go slow as you are now interacting with AI.


Some Results first from my Bot experiments.

I’m going to jump ahead here and tell you my end results and it for me it was a bit of a shocker. I started with two blank Instagram Bots (again, modules within the Bot program) with blank Instagram profiles. I configured my first Bot to just like random pictures by searching Instagram for specific hashtags. The second bot I configured to search from a list of keywords and just follow everyone from that keyword list.

To my surprise I found that the Bot that just “liked” someone’s photo from a random hashtag gained more followers then the second Bot that just followed everyone on its keyword list (Get that keyword list here). The second Bot actually got me in more trouble in the sense that I had to manage the ones I followed, and people had to vouch (Instagram will ask users if my profile looks real or fake) for my profile being real.

So, Simply liking someones picture gained the best in this platform.

I always see people who try to rush and get followers by following people then unfollowing to make room for new followers, yeah… you don’t need to do all that work.



So What Is Our Bot Program?

Now for the Bot program we will use to make the Bots. Like I said above this is a program that hangs in shady circles but is becoming more mainstream so it’s going to be a bit quirky but OMG is it actually powerful when you unleash it’s potential. It is called FollowingLike Pro and there are several user account versions from a single Instagram account which most of you will use to various other platform versions including Reddit and Tumblr.

When I first started using this program I purchased the unlimited ultimate version and at that time it was cheap and had just a few platforms, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest so I was grandfathered in the platform upgrades.

Since the most recent upgrades the cost has also risen. BUT we are dealing with Instagram here so if you are a young person you can just get the single Instagram account version.

If you purchase it.

If you purchase on the checkout page save your serial right there! Email it to yourself from the webpage, it’s hard to get it again and this is one of those lost in translation issues I mentioned before. There is no scam about it but I think they could do a bit better with this part. If not you will have to wait a while to get them to send you it. Like I mentioned before most of this is lost in translation stuff, how we do things vrs how they do things.

Be forewarned that this application is limited to just two computers and not running at the same time. Meaning if you want to run it on two computers there can only be one app running at a time. The computer that authenticates your serial upon start of the FollowingLike Program will see both programs and will ban you. So just run one at a time. Also, keep them on the same computer forever, don’t move the program around alot..Think ahead before your install. The serial is tied to the MAC Address of your computer so this is where the VM setup comes in great as you can just copy the VM to another computer, just make sure you transport the VM into the Workstation properly.

Also if the program freaks you out and you want a refund, within a reasonable time, just reply to their paypal email or go to the forum. It may take a day or two but they will refund you. I have had one refunded and I have see others in the forums get refunded. So they do… just slow.



Installation Tips for Followinglike.

You may get a virus warning and this is normal and since you have this program running on it’s own isolated VM you should have nothing to worry about, now you see one reason why the VM is isolated?. I suspect as part of their remote license authorization matches a virus signature but I haven’t had any issues with the program and my clients account has never had any issues and we have been running it over a year now. On their website they go further into why you may get this warning.

On your Windows VM just go to Windows Defender > Settings> Excluded Files and Locations and add the WhiteHatBox and FollowingLike directories.

The program must also be run in Administrator mode.

Once purchased you can go download the WhiteHatBox app which includes the FollowingLike Bot program we will be using. You can think of the WhiteHatbox app as a container holding the various programs. After you download it you can actually separate the program out by looking for its specific folder, it will run independently of the WhiteHatBox app.

WhiteHatBox main program

WhiteHatBox main program

If you want to see what is in the WhiteHatBox app you can also just download the app for free just to see what is inside and the folder breakdown. There are some small free programs included but of course we are working with FollowingLike. You can see why this can be a bit convoluted but having someone who knows the apps (me of course) break it down for you here helps out alot.


FollowLike Folder 189 inside WhiteHatBox app

FollowLike Folder 189 inside WhiteHatBox app

In the future you can just extract or copy out the FollowingLike program folder from the main Whitehatbox program which is in folder 189, you can just copy that folder, so it is simpler to navigate. Essentially you will just be circumventing the WhiteHatBox app. It will run independently of the WhiteHatBox Program.



Now lets set up the bot, go to the next blog post


Botchief Pro

FollowLike Instagram 1 account version

FollowingLike Unlimted

The Instagram Game – How to blow up on Instagram, Hackers Perspective. – Setting Up Our Followinglike Module.

Before we start.

This is part two of the THE INSTAGRAM GAME series. You will need this Program called FollowingLike and hopefully you have already read the first part here.

Let’s begin our first startup of our program.

The first thing you will notice after putting your serial in would be how the program talks back to WhiteHatBox license server. The program is going to login and validate you, this is why you will not be able to run multiple computers but as I mentioned by placing it in the VM we can easily move it if anything happens to our PC or Server. So once Followinglike starts we arrive at this screen which looks like a low budget excel sheet but trust me it is powerful if you know how to use it.

FollowingLike Login into the White hat server.

FollowingLike Login into the White hat server.

Adding personal account in FollowingLike

Adding personal account in FollowingLike

As you can see there are three tabs.  Style | Accounts Manager | Task Manager


In Style Tab you can change the aesthetics of the program. Not many options but in the future possibly they will incorporate more schemes, I don’t really use it so let’s skip it.

Account(s) Manager

In the accounts manager is where you are going to add your Instagram profile. You will make a category first. This is great if you want to control multiple accounts from different organizations. This seems redundant at first but when you start running multiple threads for various accounts it will make sense. If you are just running one profile it seems a bit like overkill. Below I added a thought chart on how I see their concept.

Limit Tab

The Accounts Manager is also where you set the Limit rate. This limitation rate will affect all module settings. The Limit tab will set the speed rate of liked photos, the speed on which the module comments on a picture and the speed of post. The limits tab is new and I really don’t know why it is in the Accounts area but the Limit Tab affects all functions regarding speed of your modules. So if you run  into a slow down check the limits.

FollowingLike Limit Tab

FollowingLike Limit Tab

Task(s) Manager

The Task manager tab is where we get into putting our modules together and its these modules combined that make our bot.You will have the opportunity to create many modules as you like and have them all run in order or have multiple threads going. I’m going to warn you now if you have a single account I would just run one thread at a time, if you are managing several accounts with different IP’s you should and can run multiple threads.


 Our First Category

For this example below I will use the Category Personal and then inside that I will place my actual MythoCo Instagram account profile, the login and password. If I did have a specific IP or Proxy IP address I will add them here. You do not need a IP or Proxy, this is an option for advance users. If you plan on using just one personal account you can leave that blank and the program will just use your home IP.

So go check the Instagram checkbox and then go to the Add in the Category Manager. This will be the Instagram Icon checkbox on the left then go above to the tab that has Add (left side, has brown people icons) .

Click Add and create category… enter your category name here.

Go back again to the account category and click the triangle which will show the sub icon of your category. Click on your category checkbox (In my case it will be Personal) then go over to blue and green single person icon that has Add. This will add the account into your category. Fill out your Instagram username and password and click OK.

Adding personal account in FollowingLike

Adding personal account in FollowingLike



Test and sync your account.

As you can see below here, I have added the Mytho Instagram profile login setting and now we need to see if there are any issues logging in. We will click the start button to the far right  in the Check Accounts Box which will sync our Instagram account. When the account sync is complete it will fill out its table with values. You can see by this example FollowingLike is currently syncing our Mytho account.  We have 931 pictures, We are following 451 accounts and we have 2928 Followers, the status is still checking but once it completes it should let us know if there are any errors. So by doing this you have added your Instagram profile into your category and tested it to see if sync was possible.

Adding personal account in FollowingLike

Adding personal account in FollowingLike

A Simple like module creation. 

Now add Task!

Once we have successfully added our Instagram account to our category we can now create modules and this is the heart and soul of this program. Click over to the Task(s) Manager.

From here we get a similar interface with the Instagram Icon and checkbox as the Account(s) Manager, except that on the left now is Task List instead of Account category.

This again will feel redundant but we are working with a different tab. This is where we make the functions of our bot. So click the checkbox on the intagram icon in left hand task list. Go to the top Task(s) Manager taskbar and click Add, the Add icon will be on the left and look like a checklist with a green plus.

Once that opens we will be prompted with the Add Task prompt. Add a task name, again I am just going to use Mytho but here you can use anything really, in the past I have named them “Likes Vr1” or “Likes working great Vr2” because we are making a like bot first.

FollowingLike Task Name

FollowingLike Task Name

Once you click OK the prompt will open up to this below. Do not close it out.  This is the Task setting for your module. This is where you will add functions and tweak them out. Once you have your account set up you will spend most of your time in this location. As you can see here in your Task Setting Dialog box there are two cells. The left will have the Task Category, in this case Instagram, so choose Instagram from the drop down list.

Now you have loaded the Instagram module and tools but you have to right click on the Instagram Module Icon to add them..

It will load the Instagram Icon with the Module (right Click here) Then right click on it and choose the Account module.


FollowingLike module drop down

FollowingLike module drop down

Always follow this formula:

  1. Account
  2. Text (Keywords)
  3. Search (Photo, user, hashtag)
  4. Function (Like, comment, ect)

You always want to start with Account Module.

Add the Account Module first. Then choose the category that has your Instagram account. As you can see here it shows my category and then account. Just click both check marks. If you have other categories and user accounts you would be able to choose them all or just one here. You can also fetch your accounts for this module below randomly that’s what that “how to fetch data” means.


FollowingLike Module section

FollowingLike Module section

The Text Module is next.

Next we are going to add the text, this is where the search keywords are. These can be hashtags or keywords. Do not add the # symbol and always add one value per line and make sure there are no whitespaces. Now you can manually add a keyword but there is a better way. You can import a CSV and simply put that is kind of like an excel sheet with the keywords in each cell. I will show you another simple way to make a keyword list in notepad in another post.

FollowingLike Text module section

FollowingLike Text module section

Below I am in the Text module and have clicked on the One Value Per Line button. This Button will let us import a CSV file and as you can see above will automatically give each keyword its separate cell.

You can also download a list as CSV by exporting it or If you have an already exported keyword list you can also re-upload that keyword list.

As you can see in the screenshot below I created a Text Module and pressed the One Value per line button. The open dialog box is looking for my CSV file we made, in this case I made another called Sept-All_hashtags_2017 and when I open it all the Keywords will be added into the Text Module. Now, I have added about 2000 before and I don’t think there is a limit issue so you can mess around with various sized word list.

FollowingLike load hashtags

FollowingLike load hashtags

 About our Keyword list.

OK, as you can see below it was added successfully. all future searches and future modules you add will come from this list. I set the Fetch to Random and I set the How to delete data after fetch and use: to Don’t delete, this way it will just recycle and reuse the keyword list within the program. You can have multiple Text modules and multiple search modules.. so that your searches look sporadic.


FollowingLike keywords module

FollowingLike keywords module


Now we search!

OK, so now that we have the Bot foundation. Now we can mess around and try the other modules.

We are making a like bot so let’s go look for some pictures to like! Add the Search Photos Module.

We right click and add Module>Search> Search photos.


FollowingLike search photos

FollowingLike search photos


The Search Photos module is added below the others, there is a hierarchy so keep that in mind.

Under Account source we are going to choose the 1.Account module from the drop down

Under the Search Keyword we are going to choose the 2.Text we made above with our Keyword list.

The search amount is just that the number of searches against the keyword list you like. If you recall when setting up our keyword list we choose random  keywords so here we are really telling the Bot to Search Photos modules to seek out 30 random keywords and search for them in Instagram picture hashtags.

Underneath the search amount is Timeout… this is the time in milliseconds or seconds (haven’t actually looked into it) Well basically its a time amount that lets the Followinglike load the picture… It’s default setting is 240 but I set mine to 300 or 400 just so I give the program a little time to load, this helps get the picture I want to load some extra time.

Under Search Type they recently added Fuzzy search and I use this quite often as it sort of gets close to the keywords in my search I was looking for. This will give you some wiggle room in your keyword search. So accurate I assume here will just search the keywords as they are whereas a fuzzy search will find partial words in keywords, again I am assuming here.

OK, the next part is how to deal with our search so we are going to fetch the search results by choosing a random row, meaning that this search photos module will use our keyword list and go out into Instagram like a human and then bring back a list of links of pictures that match the keyword hashtags. It will actually save the links into a internal table, like excel, and then it ask well what do we do with that table when we are done?

So here I have chosen to go out and look for 30 keywords bring it to a table and don’t delete any of them because I will use them all in the next module we add.

Make sense…eh this is what you get when I write a tutorial at 4am….lol

FollowingLike Search photo module

FollowingLike Search photo module

So now that the search photos module has done its job and and fetched me links of photos that matched my keyword list, what do we do with it?

We use it in the next module, see how this works the top foundation modules are feeding the bottom functions of other modules, you can get creative with this.

OK, back on topic we are going to take that fetched data that is sitting in the table in our search photo module and we are going to apply a function of liking the pictures but we are going to let the program do this in a humanistic way.


We add the Like module

Go into our Task Setting and choose the Like module. You will pull the info into the like module from the Post Source 3.SearchPhotos and then we reference the 1. Account (currently our only account) under Account Source,  The “Run all Source” checkbox means it will run whatever you previously searched in the previous module (3. Searchphotos) so it will like everything it found in the search module.

If you want to divided up the likes you can just have it choose to like 15 here and then make another like further down and reference 3. Searchphotos and like the other remaining 15. Again, you can get creative.

The timeout is set to 300 to go back to the Instagram image from the previous fetched table and again I always choose Random Row  and don’t delete.

The data is saved until you purge it and if you don’t want to save any of it you can choose delete after fetched.

FollowingLike "Like" module

FollowingLike “Like” module



Here is the deal… you have plenty of time to like people pictures, if your bot was human wouldn’t you give it a rest like a human? So let’s randomize it up a bit.

In the Account Tabs we can go to set the random limit in between liking a photo from 0 seconds to 9999 seconds. I set mine at 1 to 15 seconds but you can set to to whatever you like. This will randomly generate a sleep window between the action of liking a photo. This will also let the program pick a random time. This will help in making the module run more like a human. Additionally if needed you can place a sleep module in between tasks to slow down the linking processes. This is optional because the new Limit Tab in the Account manager basically does the same thing.

FollowingLike sleep

FollowingLike sleep

Let’s run our Bot.

OK, we are set and all these modules have come together to create our bot, the combination of modules is what makes the bot.

So lets test it.Usually on the first test I run just once. If it is successful I do a loop run and just let it go until i choose to stop it. This screenshot below should be self explanatory.

FollowingLike Start Run

FollowingLike Start Run


On the left below is a timer circle and the tables of our module in action will turn from white to green, the table that is currently active will always be yellow.

OK, so what happens if all you see is red tables? well Red means failure, so check your account again from the accounts manger and if you are able to sync then its something within your modules. I would check the keywords portion first as this is probably going to be the most problematic area, keywords importing and keyword white space was always a issues when I first started this program


FollowingLike Running

FollowingLike Running


Once you get your bot where you want it, working properly and you like the results. go to setting and choose to turn off the debug window and disable images and advertisement (kind of odd they add advertisement to a product your purchase but oh well…lol) I’m sure that will go away eventually.

FollowingLike debug

FollowingLike debug


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 Be sure to view post below for the Keywords and How to edit CSV in notepad.

Edit a CSV file in Notepad

Lets make that list real quick in Notepad.

You don’t need Excel or a CSV editor to create a CSV document. All you need to do is go to Notepad in windows and save as .csv… below are directions.

Don’t worry, I will have a list you can download here and here. I accumulated a bunch of keywords from random websites BUT if you choose to make your won follow the steps below.

Go to Notepad on your VM  and open it to a new Notepad. Paste your keywords each giving them their own single line. Very Important: Remove all whitespaces, if whitespaces are left around your keywords all of your searches will fail.

So you can do this, first paste in the words in a single line each. Then go to Edit > Replace. The replace dialog prompt box will show. Now in the Find What filed just space bar once. This will create a blank whitespace so if notepad finds any whitespace it will replace it with what we choose next. In the Replace with put in a single ” and hit replace all. all of your words should now have a ” on the end. you need to go down the list now and add a ” to the front of the word. Ok, essentially  what we are trying to do here is make sure there are no white spaces and also to put each word in “quotes”. These “quotes” will create our cells once we save the text document BUT….I have to show you how to save it.

OK so now we have a keyword list and all the keywords are surrounded by “quotes” and the list has no whitespaces within the “quotes”  (example of bad –> “keyword “) Then we have to save that list. Click Save as and at the bottom you will see File Name and Save as type. By default the Save as type will be .txt change that by dropping down the box to All Files. Then you can name it something like i did here AllHashTags.csv. Add .csv to your File name. By changing the Save as type you are instructing Notepad to save it as exactly what is in the File name window.


As Promised here are the TXT and CSV version of the most popular Keyword list of 2017. Just click the CSV version download for easy importing into your FollowingLike Software.


UPDATED: 2018 Free Instagram Keywords in CSV and TXT file format.

As Promised here are the TXT and CSV version of the most popular Keyword list of NOV 2017. I just updated and removed duplicates keywords.

Just click the CSV version for easy importing into your FollowingLike Software.

KeywordsNov2017– TXT version

KeywordsNov2017– CSV Version

KeywordsAug2018 – CSV File – Messy

As mentioned above this is a list of compiled keywords scraped from multiple sources across the web, this is all you will need to start scanning Instagram for great profiles and followers. I precompiled this for use as CSV or you can get the TXT version to use with other apps and progs. Just download and you are good to go. These keywords are geared to  the FollowingLike software but can be used for anything really.

You will need this Program called FollowingLike and hopefully you have already read the first part here.


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