For this article, I will be reviewing SocialDrift.

SocialDrift is an automation service that declares it can “grow your Instagram followers organically” and at “blazing fast” speeds. It does this by accessing your account and engaging with other users on your behalf. This includes activities such as liking, following, and commenting.

The service has been getting some attention lately, both positive and negative, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to chip in with my own two cents.

Features

SocialDrift provides a rather robust set of features with its service. There are other services that try to get away with more barebones offerings, so this is a certainly something it has in its favor.

According to another SocialDrift review, the service comes with smart filters for audience targeting, an Artificial Intelligence system that learns over time, the SecureBoost engine to regulate your activity, a dedicated proxy server, a Turbo Mode to speed things up, and weekly/monthly growth reports.

If I had any nitpicks, it would be that I would like to see more optional filters added for reaching specific demographics. What they have works, but it could go a bit further in depth.

Rating: ★★★★½

Cost

SocialDrift has a weekly and a monthly plan for a premium account. The weekly plan costs $13, while the monthly plan runs at $39. The website also states that it has special deals for any business with over five Instagram accounts they wish to add.

There aren’t any complaints to be had here. SocialDrift is perfectly priced for what it is.

Rating: ★★★★★

Support

SocialDrift’s customer support team is usually on hand to help you, although sometimes there might be a slight delay in their responses. Overall, they’re very cordial and knowledgeable, and able to provide answers and find solutions quickly.

Rating: ★★★★½

Security

Lately, there’s been a lot of anxiety about which sites you can trust on the internet these days. Even the big ones have been caught red-handed with mishandling users’ information, or have suffered from some sort of data breach due to poor security.

After some scrutiny, SocialDrift passed the smell test without question. They appear to keep their security regularly updated, and their payment system has all of the required authentication processes.

Rating: ★★★★★

Growth

I opted to go for the weekly plan, and have been using SocialDrift for the last two weeks for my own Instagram account. I gained around 300 followers in my first week, and then nearly 500 in my second week.

I’m very pleased with these numbers, as it’s a bit more than I anticipated. It actually made me a bit skeptical. Some of these services will trick you with fake accounts that are programmed to follow you. That wasn’t the case here. I personally interacted with a couple dozen of them as a precaution, and there were real people behind them.

Rating: ★★★★★

Final Score

SocialDrift exceeded all of my expectations, especially after dealing with a lot of other services that were either phony or underwhelming. It is a powerful Instagram growth tool that will take the brunt of work off your hands.

Rating: 4.8 out of 5Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.

David is a professionally accredited leadership and marketing coach who works with young founders and early stage teams to help them navigate through emerging marketing opportunities with a current focus on artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Using the identification of new technological innovations that give way to different paths that can effectively reach customers, David is able to make marketing departments more effective, adaptable, and progressive.