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Tracking total daily followers from Instagram in Google Sheet

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Hi,

We wanted to track daily total number of followers from IG  on a weekly basis ( Last week, Mon-Sun)  which is 22nd April - 28th April in this case. 


However , the queries only pulled total number of followers as of today ( 1 St May ) where it is supposed to pull from the given range of 22-28 April. Also it didn't show any daily total number of followers.


Is there a way to fix this? 


Best,

Thak

  • Hi,


    Thanks for the question.


    Unfortunately "Profile followers" is account lifetime metric. This means, that it is kind of a "snapshot" of the follower count at the time the query has been run. It can't be broken down by time dimensions. 


    For example "New followers", which you have in the example already, can show the growth in terms of followers and can also be split by time dimensions.


    Sadly this is something that we can't work around as the limitation is coming from the underlying API. However since you are using Supermetrics for Google Sheets, you could start collecting historical data day by day with "Combine new results with old" setting:

    How Do I Use the "Combine new results with old" Setting?


    I hope this clarifies the situation.


    - Thank you

    Supermetrics Team

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