FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Scipio?

Great Question! Scipio stands out from other services for three main reasons:

1. We save you time. Other services require careful attention and adjustment from you; this often consumes hours of your precious time each day. This is the case in order for you to see results from the service. With Scipio we do it all for you!

2. Our focus is on getting you Real, Targeted, and Engaged followers. Nearly every other service only focuses on getting you more followers, but what good are followers if they don’t match your target demographic? Worse yet, what if they’re a bogus spam accounts? The entire point of gaining new followers is to broaden your reach, increase your total customers/viewers, therefore gaining more profit.

3. We have many years of experience using Instagram Growth Tools. We’ve looked at and have used other tools. This experience helps us not to waste time/effort on the things that don’t make a difference for your account. We have tried and tested many tools, we have experimented with enormous amounts of settings, and we have fine-tuned our software and account management process to get you the results you need. We will save you the trouble by sharing the lessons we’ve learned.

How Scipio Works

In order to stand out from the other 400 million Instagram accounts out there, you need to make them aware of you. To do this, you need to engage with people – and that’s where we come in. Scipio is a organic growth service for the Instagram platform that focuses on getting you REAL, targeted, engaged users. We don’t use bots or anything like that to boost posts, likes, comments, etc.

We target and follow user profiles on Instagram and like their posts according to specific criteria that you give us as well as through our account market and demographic research (the system targets only the most active people, people who make comments and like posts – the kind of followers you want). A certain percentage of these people will appreciate your content and follow you back.

Scipio allows a very strategic approach in how you attract followers. We are able to select similar accounts, hashtags, and/or locations as growth sources to maximize your followback ratio.

The more people you follow, the better your chances are of being followed back and gaining real, engaged followers.

Using Scipio Web

Scipio grows your Instagram account by assisting in the follow/unfollow process (along with a few other things such as liking posts). After we research your Instagram account and your target demographic, we are able to significantly speed up the follow/unfollow process by following people and engaging in their posts that are interested in your content. This in return saves you time along with yielding better results than other services.

In addition to using Scipio to grow your Instagram account, the best results come by having great content (beautiful pictures, engaging posts, etc).

Scipio will run on a cycle by following targeted accounts, it will then unfollow the same accounts that Scipio followed (except the people who followed you back on the most recent follow cycle, they will be unfollowed on the next unfollow cycle). Typically, the cycle runs for 2-5 days*, allowing some time for users to follow you back before they are unfollowed.

You can customize your follow cycle to allow you to follow anywhere between 2,000 – 7,000 accounts. For more information on Following Limits click here

When you reach your follow limit the system will automatically switch over to unfollowing.

*Note- Times between cycles may vary, depending on which plan you use and your follow limit. For more information on plans click here

Many people worry about their follower to following ratio, however this number ultimately makes no difference to your account growth, your followers, or even sponsors so don’t worry about it!

Having a higher follow limit allows Scipio to follow more people at a time.

It will also allow more time for people to follow you back before Scipio automatically unfollows them.

Scipio Web does everything in it’s power to abide by the limitations set by Instagram along with following their community guidelines in order to provide an authentic experience for all users.

Instagram has set limits for using their app (to monitor and stop bot activity), whether it is through a service such as Scipio or by yourself using the Instagram app, and nobody is exempt from these limits.

We keep a constant eye on Instagram’s limits/policies as they change frequently, in order to keep our total actions within their limits.

We know it can be tempting, but performing manual actions may cause your Instagram account to be temporarily blocked. Instagram limits the amount of accounts that you can follow and posts you can like every hour, and if you are manually following accounts or liking posts this may put you over the limit.

To avoid any interruptions, we advise not to perform manual actions while Scipio runs.

If your account keeps getting temporarily blocked and you aren’t performing manual actions while Scipio runs; make sure you are only using 5-8 hashtags PER post.

Try to avoid using the same hashtags over and over. Vary your hashtags to help keep Instagram from interpreting your content as spam. Using too many or the same hashtags on Instagram can cause your account to get temp blocked

In years of growing accounts on Instagram, we haven’t had a single account get blocked/flagged. As long as you are not using multiple Instagram growth services, you can rest assured that your account will be safe.

For more information on temporary blocks click here

Make sure you are ALWAYS following the guide lines we have in place:

Common Spamming practices:

Recently Instagram has been cracking down even harder on certain actions. It can now affect peoples app on their phones.

Common spamming practices that Instagram frowns upon are:

  • Hashtag spamming; Using too many hashtags on posts, we recommend using 5-8 hashtags PER post. Try to avoid using the same hashtags over and over. Vary your hashtags to help keep Instagram from interpreting your content as spam. Using too many or the same hashtags on Instagram can cause your account to get temp blocked

  • Mention spamming; Mentioning/Tagging too many people on your posts, this is something they’ve cracked down on more recently.

  • Risky URL in bio; Instagram doesn’t like linking to URLS on your profile that they consider risky. Please note this is at their discretion.

  • Comment spamming; Replying/commenting too much on posts.

Manual actions:

We know it can be tempting, but performing manual actions may cause your Instagram account to be temporarily blocked. Instagram limits the amount of accounts that you can follow and posts you can like every hour, and if you are manually following accounts or liking posts this may put you over the limit.

To avoid any interruptions, we advise not to perform manual actions while Scipio runs.

For more information on blocks click here

By default no. We always configure Scipio to only unfollow accounts that Scipio has followed. We do this through what is called a “Whitelist”. On occasion we will configure it otherwise per request. For example if you are transferring from another Instagram growth service that left you following tons of other accounts.

Your Whitelist is the list of people that you don’t want the program to ever unfollow (friends, family, your most engaged followers, potential clients etc…). You never want to lose these people or frustrate them because you unfollowed them.

During the sign-up process you will be asked if you’d like to Whitelist the current accounts you are following.

If you change your Instagram password while using Scipio, it will disconnect and the system will no longer have access to your Instagram account. The account will then stop and no growth will take place until your Scipio account has been reconnected to Instagram.

You can reconnect your account by logging into your Scipio dashboard (here) and following the steps to reconnect. See “How Do I Connect My Account

While Instagram doesn’t always translate to massive page views to your website or blog, it does have major benefits. Instagram is a great way to leverage sponsorships, partnerships, and affiliate marketing. Instagram users buy, and it’s a great way to help them know, like, and trust you.

Also be sure you have enough data in order to analyze if Scipio is working in order to make a good decision.

Yes you can run more than one account! Contact us at [email protected] for special pricing.

The plan you choose all depends on what you want.

If you want a medium speed plan go with Standard. $199/month: *525 actions per day.

If you want the fastest plan we offer go with Express: $249/month (Express) *700 actions per day.

If you want the fastest plan plus some additional features go with Premium: $299/month (Premium) *700 actions per day as well as access to the auto DM feature and Top Engagers report. This plan will bring you the most engagement at the fastest speed.

*Actions = follow/unfollow

You can see all the features of each plan here

Instagram will require accounts to verify their identity from time to time, this is normal. If it occurs multiple times in one day please email us at inf[email protected]

Within Scipio there are 2 types of liking, Growth liking and engagement liking:

Growth Liking: This type of liking engages with new people you follow by liking one of their most recent top post. This increases engagement and the chances of them to follow you.

Engagement like (liking while following and unfollowing): If you are following and unfollowing while liking, Scipio will like photos from your news feed on Instagram.

Scipio can like posts of:

  • People in Your Whitelist

  • People not in Your Whitelist

  • People Scipio Has Followed

  • Anyone

The default setting is growth like by like posts of people who are not in your Whitelist. This is the setting we recommend for optimal growth.

*Note- while using the engagement liking the system will focus on following and unfollowing more than liking.

Scipio selects accounts similar to yours, hashtags, and/or locations as growth sources to maximize your followback ratio and gain you REAL, targeted, engaged followers.

We also have further customizations which you can let us know about during sign up such as age, gender (see gender), location, etc.

*Note- We do not have access to data like Facebook or Google our software identifies people based off of the information Instagram provides (Name, Bio, Website, Etc.). Instagram does not specifically display gender, age, job, language, etc. like Facebook.

People who are not in your demographic may follow you and that’s okay, however you can block users you do not like or that are violating Instagram’s terms and conditions/community guidelines, etc..

Lastly, please have an open mind about the people your account is attracting. If you have a demographic in mind but continually get followed by people outside your defined demographic, consider adjusting your view on who may like your content or consider adjusting your content to fit your ideal demographic.

The gender feature is helpful for targeting a specific gender. For example, if you sell men’s supplements, targeting males would be ideal.

*Note- This feature is in BETA. The reason being is our system filters gender by male/female names. It may not recognize a name that is unfamiliar to the system, or a name that can be gender neutral, both a male or female.

Direct messages are a great way to engage with your followers!

Create up to 10 messages that will be chosen at random for each new or existing follower. You could thank them for following you, introduce them to your blog, or offer a promo code for your online store. It’s a great engagement tool!

Email [email protected] for further questions about setting up direct messages.

The engagement package includes:

Direct Message (DM): “DMs” are great engagement tools! You can create up to 10 messages that will be chosen at random and sent to new or existing followers (up to 5 messages an hour). You could thank them for following you, introduce them to your blog, offer a promo code for your online store… it’s up to you!

Top Engagers Report: Quickly see who your top commenters and top likers are. This allows you to easily identify your best followers so you can add them to your Whitelist, engage with them, and retain them as followers.

The Engagement report, shows how much engagement you have received on your last 12 posts.

The performance percentage is determined by dividing your current followers by how much engagement (comments and likes) that post has received.

This report is exportable, you can export by clicking the download button, located in the top right above the performance column.

Instagram Marketing

Instagram marketing is important because Instagram is the place to be and the place everyone is: Consumers, Buyers, Sellers, Sponsors, etc. Instagram marketing will not directly translate to website views (but can) however it is a great place to network. Seeking sponsors has never been easier and is a great way to increase your income. Take it from one of our clients:

“Using Scipio to grow my Instagram account was a total game changer. I had decent site traffic, but my only strong social media at the time was Pinterest, which isn’t super influential for gaining sponsored work. I wanted to grow my Instagram account because I love the platform and it’s a great way to contact brands for sponsored work. I have grown my account from 1400 followers to over 25,000 followers in 8 months and started making money from sponsored work after just a few months. I can now charge almost triple what I was before for sponsored work because of how engaged my Instagram audience is. Scipio doesn’t just get you followers. Scipio brings followers to your account that are loyal and engaged, something no other service has been able to do for me. I also love the Whitelist feature, I know that I have total control of my account and what’s going on behind the scenes. Can’t recommend Scipio enough!”

-LongbournFarm

All in All, the bigger your Instagram account, the bigger the payout.

Growing your account after you get to 10,000 followers makes good business sense. It will allow you to charge more for sponsored posts, give you more reach for selling your own products, and more opportunity for mutually beneficial collaborations with accounts you love.

What Do I Need to Worry About

Easy! Just continue to post the same great content, and continue to engage with your followers by liking pictures, commenting, and viewing stories. The way to keep great followers is to be a great follower!

We recommend posting at least once a week and at most once a day. Any more than once a day will flood your followers feed and has the potential to significantly lower your engagement, thus hurting your account. Posting less often than once a week tends to lose followers because your account seems inactive. There are exceptions to these guidelines, but these are what we recommend to get the best engagement for most accounts.

There is no single best time to post, it really depends on a lot of things. The first thing to consider is where your followers are located. Your engagement will be significantly lower if you are posting while all your followers are asleep! We have noticed that around 5:00 pm (or after the workday) tends to have higher engagement (because everyone is getting off work and getting on to their phones), but this guideline may vary from account to account. For high accuracy check YOUR specific insights to see when you receive the highest engagement.

YES! DEFINITELY YES!

Stories can be highlighted on the discovery page, so it’s important to be posting and using hash tags in your stories. Stories also help your audience get to know you, and is a great place to call them to action.

Stories are very under-appreciated! These can be a very powerful tool for getting more views and clicks on your website or webpage. Once you have over 10,000 followers (and you’re a business page), you are able to link via “swipe up” on your stories. This can be an INCREDIBLE tool for getting people to your website or webpage.

Quality content is what keeps followers. Our main job is to get eyes (views, likes, and comments) on your content, your job is to keep your followers. Engaging value-packed content will help you keep your followers, and help you gain new followers.

Policies & Billing

Per our policy we do not issue refunds for paid services, however we will be happy to finish out the month of service you have paid for.

If you wish to cancel please do so before your next recurring payment.

This feature is currently not available

To cancel your recurring payment, simply email us at [email protected]

Referral Program

Yes, Scipio has a referral program! View the details here

Account Setup

Click here to view instructions on how to register your account

Click here to view instructions on how to connect your account

Click here to view instructions on how to verify your account

Click here to view your report dashboard

To add another account email [email protected] and we will send you instructions.