It’s been just over a year since Instagress had been shut down. I know, the heartbreak still feels fresh. It was hands-down one of the best automation tools of its kind and will be sorely missed.
However, what is done is done. It’s time to wipe away the tears and move on from the past. Perhaps in a dramatic, slow-motion walk towards the camera.
Anyway, I digress.
In the following months after Instagress’ demise, many services have stepped up to try to fill in the vacuum it left behind. Some of them have been good, while others have been… lacking, to say the least.
Today I’m going to be looking at SocialDrift. Will it be the apparent heir to the throne, or just another imitator seeking the crown?
First things first, let’s answer the question of what SocialDrift is.
Much like Instagress, SocialDrift is a tool that uses automation to interact with other users on Instagram. It markets itself as “the best way to grow your Instagram account.” This is a bold proclamation given how many other services there are just like it.
What makes it stand out then?
I think that SocialDrift’s greatest selling point, above all, is its stability and safety when stacked up against other similar tools. I can’t tell you how many I’ve seen emerge, only to disappear soon afterward. It’s hard to find many services that actually stick around for long.
That doesn’t seem to be a concern with SocialDrift. It has already outlived all of them.
So, let’s look at what else SocialDrift has in its favor. The following are features that can be found on its main web page:
- Artificial Intelligence that’s built to learn, evolve, and get better results the longer it’s allowed to run.
- A wide variety of filters for better, more precise user targeting.
- Turbo Mode, for whenever you want to kick things into overdrive. (I personally like to picture this being akin to when the Millennium Falcon makes the jump to hyperspace.)
- SecureBoost, their “proprietary boosting engine” that ensures your account’s security.
- A dedicated proxy server for your account.
- Weekly and monthly growth reports delivered to you.
- An awesome customer support team. Special shout-out to David, who always had an answer for whatever question I threw his way.
With all these features, you certainly get your dollars’ worth from the service. Coincidentally, that brings us to our next point.
Okay, what’s the damage?
Surely this is the part where they get you. After all, many of these services turn out to be cash grabs always looking to squeeze more out of you.
Much to my surprise and relief, that’s not the case with SocialDrift. They’re actually very reasonable with their pricing.
To start, you get a free 3-day trial. No credit card is required to sign up. Though, I think I would’ve liked a longer trial period, as it’s hard to gauge how successful something is in only a handful of days.
Then there are two routes that you can go with paying for the service. The first option is a weekly plan set at $13 per week. The second option is a monthly plan at $39 per month.
There aren’t any discernible differences between the plans outside of price and how often your payments recur. All of the same features are available through both. Furthermore, you can cancel at any point you want.
SocialDrift also has special prices for customers with over five Instagram accounts to manage, so that might be something bigger business might want to check out.
I have to say that I’m impressed with SocialDrift. Initially I had some reservations about it, especially looking around at what a few others have said. Seems that some have had mixed opinions on them. That made me wary about their validity.
Thankfully my experience with them has been pleasant so far, and I’ve actually gained a lot of new followers since I started my initial month. I’ve been gaining between 300-400 followers per week on average. Not bad at all.
I’m also a fan of the service’s dashboard. It’s clean, easy to read, and neatly organized. You never feel lost using it.
For these reasons, I’m going to give SocialDrift my full-hearted endorsement. Instagram can be a great tool to build your business and you’ll need the followers to increase sales. I think we’ve got a winner here.