Top Instagram Growth Agencies of 2021
April 27, 2021

Here at Followerz Buzz, we’re all about laying the facts on the table. We pride ourselves on providing honest, accurate and precise details about the Instagram growth agencies that are available to use, whether good or bad. It made sense to us, then, that we write a blog about some of the biggest Instagram growth agencies of this year, and take a look at them individually to see what they’re doing well and what they’re - perhaps - not doing so well.

It’s a pretty normal thing nowadays to enlist the help of an Instagram growth agency. Millions and millions of people use IG as a way of promoting themselves or their business, and getting that valuable increase of followers can take time and a LOT of effort. That’s precisely why many people seek additional help.

The agencies listed in this blog are a non-exhaustive list of some of the top services being used this year. That doesn’t necessarily always mean the best, though. Read on to find out more…


Looking at all of the services available and weighing up the pros and cons, we think FollowFox is absolutely fantastic. They offer real, organic growth and pride themselves on their 100% human-powered service. Not only that, you’re assigned your own Account Manager and Growth Expert. Your Account Manager is always on hand to make any adjustments to your targeting options and will keep you apprised of all of your IG growth. 

They have a really clever targeting approach - in that they target people who will genuinely be interested in your IG and are most likely to engage. All human-powered, no bots or fake accounts. While they do use the follow-unfollow method, which could potentially cause some issues, there have been no cases of this creating any problems up until now. There are a lot of reviews that say FollowFox gained people hundreds of extra followers pretty quickly after signing up. 

FollowFox features:

  • Human-powered growth services 
  • No bots or fake accounts 
  • Organic follower flow
  • Dashboard to monitor your daily growth 
  • 24/7 support

They offer really competitive prices, too. With price plans ranging from $59 up to £229, there’s a plan to suit everyone. 

Social Boost

Overall, Social Boost offers a relatively decent service. After doing a bit of research, you can see that Social Boost claims to offer organic IG growth and use different targeting options to try and obtain the best results. 

Some of their features include:

  • Instagram Follow/Unfollow
  • Increase Engagement
  • Targeting Options
  • Growth Analytics
  • 24/7 Support

Reviews, at least for the most partl, seem to be relatively positive. There has been a little bit of negative feedback in terms of how long it takes them to respond to your queries, with some saying they get back to you quite quickly at first but that this slows down. However, this is only a minor downside and the majority of feedback on Social Boost seems to be of a neutral to positive nature. 

Social Boost’s pricing is at the higher end, comparatively. While still fairly affordable, there are definitely some cheaper options available. All of Social Boost’s price plans come with a growth guarantee, offering you some reassurance in that area. However, they offer no free trial, have some 1-star reviews, and are fairly pricey. It’s worth weighing up your options.


Growthoid is slightly more problematic. It is quite hard for us to recommend them due to the fact that they can be a little bit sneaky in terms of what they say they do and what they actually do. For example, they claim to use AI technology to increase your IG growth, when in fact it is widely known that they use bots and fake accounts. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at their claimed features.

  • Manual services 
  • Detailed targeting 
  • Slow growth speed
  • Dedicated account manager  
  • Free trial

Despite this, we really would advise you to avoid Growthoid at all costs. With an alarming rate of 75% negative reviews on TrustPilot, the figures speak for themselves. As we all know, using bots and fake accounts puts your IG in jeopardy, and is not organic, nor will it help promote you or your company. Their strict cancellation policy makes it very hard to back out of your Growthoid plan, so beware. 


Another disappointing growth agency unfortunately, folks. While on the surface it seems as if Socialmeep has a lot to offer, they have been known to let people down. 

Let’s look at their features first. 

  • AI audience targeting
  • Real-time analytics
  • Free trial 
  • Growth hacks and tools

The use of AI can - if used correctly - see some good results. Unfortunately, we detected the use of bots with Socialmeep, which can be detrimental for your IG account. They also seem to publish incorrect statistics on the dashboard page, which is supposed to display your IG growth. There are lots of reviews stating the same type of thing, too. Add on to this that their customer service team is really quite difficult to get ahold of, we can’t in good conscience recommend Socialmeep to you. 


Kicksta is a pretty decent Instagram growth agency. They use AI technology to engage with users who may be interested in your page or content. 

Kicksta’s features:

  • AI-powered organic growth
  • No follow/unfollow method
  • User, hashtag and location targeting 
  • Weekly performance review
  • 14-day money back guarantee

There are some nice pros to Kicksta’s service. As mentioned above, they try to achieve organic growth through AI technology, and there doesn’t seem to be any use of bots which is a MAJOR pro. They also offer some of the most competitive prices on the market, starting at $49 and going up to $99 a month. 

Having said that, there are a few cons to Kicksta’s growth service. Firstly, they engage only by means of likes - no comments, scheduled posts or any other means. This means that the process of IG growth can be a lot slower and less effective.

Lastly, Kicksta do, unfortunately, have quite a lot of bad reviews which - for us anyway - is a bit of a red flag. Be cautious with Kicksta, do your research, and be sure you know what type of service they actually offer before going ahead. 

So that’s it! 5 of the top Instagram growth agencies of this year. We’ve tried to sum up their services as best we can, and have given honest information about what each and every one of them really offer. 

Happy Instagram growth!