At the beginning of Q1 2018, a relatively new social media platform became the most downloaded application across Apple devices and 6th in the world across all mobile platforms.
TikTok is now firmly embedded in Gen Z’s daily lives, it spans across 154 countries with 500 million active users.
If you are an aspiring influencer, business or brand and aren’t on TikTok, you need to really consider why you aren’t.
If it is out of concern that it will take time to grow your following and you simply don’t have the time, we can help. Here are the 10 best TikTok tools available to you.
The best TikTok growth service currently available on the market is without doubt TokUpgrade.
One of the reasons this TikTok tool is so strong is the way they disseminate the targeting and data points for the demographics you want to appeal to and embed it in the growth strategy for your account.
It’s easy to deploy automation in order to gain followers, however, getting real targeted followers is a lot more complex. With the rise of platforms such as Instagram and Facebook, finding a niche platform to target customers has become more important than ever. TokUpgrade provides customers with a service that does just that.
Unlike other growth services, TokUpgrade is honest about its growth expectations for your account. They don’t promise exact outcomes as these are dependent on the community, data points, and demographics you want to work with. If you see a service that promises exponential growth quickly, you can be sure that the growth won’t be as targeted or niche as you require.
If these points alone weren’t enough to draw you to TokUpgrade, their security pledge may sway you. Very few growth providers make a concerted effort to ensure your account security, but TokUpgrade encrypts your data end to end to keep it safe. For stable TikTok growth and an easy to use platform, TokUpgrade should be your first choice.
Here is a quote from one of their happy clients:
“TokUpgrade really works, it has helped me reach more users and grow on TikTok! I’ve had a lot more duet requests!! Yay!”
– Kourtney Brewer, Digital Marketing Consultant
If Tokupgrade isn’t for you, then Toksocial can provide a viable alternative.
They pride themselves on having an organic growth strategy, which gives users fantastic results that reflect their target market.
When you use a growth service on TikTok, you want users that are interested in your content to interact with you, this then causes a feedback loop of other interested parties seeing your posts and your following building.
Toksocial provides the catalyst to getting your TikTok’s seen by the correct audience and then they branch out from there. Their advanced filter system allows you to really hone in on who you want to engage and interact with, this can be changed and adapted at any point to reflect market trends and changes.
Toksocial doesn’t offer users unrealistic growth expectations – organic strategies typically start slower than bought followers or wide-ranging bots and automation. But you can be sure that you will be getting quality over quantity, and if you want to build authority and social proof on the platform, this is exactly what you want.
Toksocial works within the parameters set by TikTok in their terms of service, so you can be sure that your account won’t be blocked from interacting with other users and you won’t receive a shadowban. They only promote true organic TikTok growth with real, active users.
AutoTokker uses the tried and tested methodology, follow/unfollow.
It is a very basic principle, but it is one that elicits results, as other users like feeling validated when their account is followed and if your content is interesting, they will more than likely return the favor.
Unlike TokUpgrade and Toksocial, this TikTok tool has some limited configuration capabilities. AutoTokker solely relies on utilizing big accounts within your particular niche and will then follow/unfollow their followers. So there is a limit as to how effective it is, especially if there isn’t an account that is a true reflection of your niche.
The growth expectations provided by AutoTokker certainly aren’t outlandish, but for a program relying on other big TikTok accounts in order to generate a following, you may find that the results aren’t exactly what you want. The inability to input your exact target market may be problematic for some more niche accounts.
There is no mention of security and how Autotokker will protect your account, but they do work within the confines of TikTok’s terms of service.
Tok Growth promotes the use of their ever-evolving smart algorithm that helps your TikTok following growth. This smart algorithm is limited to evaluating and assessing the most popular hashtags in your community at any given point in time and their growth strategy reflects this.
Once you have completed the sign-up process you are asked to select hashtags that relate best to your content. This is a one-pronged strategy relying solely on hashtags and has its limitations.
There are no claims as to how much Tok Growth can help grow your account, but the use of the verb “explodes” alludes to exceptionally fast. This statement may well be an overstatement, especially during the first phases of deployment.
The QuikFlok pricing plans are based on the number of followers that you can expect to receive when you pay a certain price per month.
With the base package, according to their website you can expect 3000+ per month, or an average of 100 a day over a 30-day month. Whilst this isn’t a bold claim to make, their capability and reach as a platform seems limited as their strategy is based on picking out followers from larger accounts in the hope they’ll interact.
Yes, you can auto-engage with other users on the platform that are following the popular accounts, but the fact that you can’t input your own demographic and target market features vastly reduces the reach of your account.
There is no mention of features, parameters or management when it comes to the security of your account. I would expect to see a statement from any TikTok tool stating how they will endeavor to protect your account or ensure that their operations fall within the terms of service set out by TikTok.
Jeffrey also utilizes the follow/unfollow method, but it is slightly better than other services that provide a similar service. When you start using the platform you are able to program it to reflect your target market. This is a far more beneficial strategy for brands and businesses who know their demographic and who they want to see using their products.
Jeffrey is really simple to use with a smooth interface and as you control the actions, it is a good platform for someone that has a little more time on their hands or wants to come to grips with managing their own TikTok growth.
With Jeffrey, you get a security pledge, 24/7 account support and unlike other platforms, you are able to attach more than one TikTok account. Whilst it is a basic product, it provides users with value for money if you are in the position to be able to put in some time and effort.
There is limited information as to how Vire will grow your TikTok account. They state that they don’t use auto likes, comments or follows. Through utilizing real interaction, the hope is that your account will receive real interaction back. If that is the case, then your dedicated account manager will be the one behind all of your interaction on your account and will be managing your growth whilst you continue to create content.
There is always a limit to how much human-level interaction can achieve when you measure it against automation, but it may result in followers that are truly reflective of your target market.
As it stands, Vire state that they have a good understanding of TikTok’s algorithms and its limits, so they won’t abuse these when it comes to following, liking and engaging with other accounts. There is no further information pertaining to how they keep your data and account safe.
Ektor.io produced the first TikTok growth service available on the market. If you want a totally hands-off approach and have experience in managing bots, this platform could be a good option for you.
Their smart targeting allows you to really work out who you are trying to connect with on the app and can help improve your demographic results. Whilst Ektor isn’t difficult to set up, it can be challenging if you haven’t worked with these types of TikTok tools before. The results will entirely depend on how you have set up the tool and will need adjustments if you aren’t getting the results you require.
Unlike other services, you don’t need to hand over any login information, you simply sign in and away you go.
Ektor requires two-factor authentication before you reach the dashboard. This increased level of security puts me at ease about using such a service. You will, however, need to be aware of TikTok’s daily limits when you work with this bot, as you run the risk of getting your account banned if you auto like/follow too many accounts per day.
Instamber recently released a TikTok bot, after focusing predominantly on Instagram for several years. Their bot uses both usernames and hashtags to find relevant accounts to follow, a proven way to increase your following.
The security for Instamber is good as it is a cloud-based application, there are no downloads and no need to pass your information over to a provider. You have the ability to manage the account and the onus is on you for keeping it secure.
TrendGrow offers a managed service where they interact with your target audience on your behalf. The more interactions they make the more your account has a chance to grow. There is little information pertaining to how they actually do this, it could be by utilizing hashtags or it could be through targeted follow/unfollow actions, a conclusion can’t be drawn as there is a lack of information about the service that they provide.
You don’t need to pass your details over to TrendGrow in order for them to grow your account and they state that they offer bank-level security when processing payments. They also allude to the fact that they work within TikTok’s parameters and terms of service as they have never had an account blocked. But again, without more information as to how they grow your account, it is difficult to make conclusions about the service’s validity.
There is a plethora of TikTok tools now available. Depending on what you need there is a product to fit your needs.
If you want a totally hands-off approach and allow a team of experts to grow your account, you don’t need to look any further than TokUpgrade or Toksocial. Both of these services excel in growing TikTok accounts.
Be wary of any services that make bold claims about their growth potential, as there is a high chance that they could get your account shadowbanned or blocked due to breaking TikTok’s terms of service.
Guest author: Robynne Jones is a bit of a travel nomad, originally from the UK. She’s been living in Thailand for the past few years and is now currently trying out Australia! Loves writing in her spare time about anything tech.