Step 1: Identify Ghosts
Step 2: Attempt to Reengage
Copy-paste the extracted list of ghost followers into the bot’s “Like Posts of Specific Users” field:
The goal is to start actively liking posts of ghost followers. This will cause some of them to come out of the woodwork and start liking back. After each of them has received a few likes, run step 1 again. This will give you the list of truly dead followers who refused to reengage. Note that not all ghost followers are bad. The ones who watch your content without engaging are good because they increase your “impressions/reach” metrics. I wish there was a way to create a separate list for ghost followers who are watching your content (without engaging) vs. true dead weight that never even sees your profile. However, I don’t think this is currently possible. So, your “shy” ghost followers will have to become collateral damage that gets cut off with the true dead weight. If there are followers you don’t want to cut off, you can add them to bot’s “white list” (a list of followers that the bot will not remove). Perhaps you can also make an announcement on your profile that you’re about to clean up your account, and anybody who doesn’t want to get cut off better start liking your latest posts or DM you to get on the white list of salvation.
Step 3: Mass Execution
Okay, so, after all of the above, you will have the list of your worst ghost followers that have failed to rehabilitate and are, thus, are ready for mass execution. If this death row list is bigger than a few hundred entries, then do not kill ‘em all on the same day, particularly if your account is younger than a few months. Instagram can ban YOU for performing too many actions too quick. To fly safely below IG’s spam radar, for young accounts, program the bot to remove 50-100 ghosts per day while automatically increasing that number by approx. 50 per day until it reaches 300 kills per day. For established accounts, you can safely remove 400-500 per day.