B Rating instagram

Kicksta Instagram Growth Service Review

Our Grade – B

This is likely the dominant player in the Instagram growth space and the service, while imperfect, has gotten the job done for thousands of people.

View our grading methodology.

At a Glance

Anyone who has read any of our 100+ other Instagram growth service reviews has definitely heard of Kicksta. While the business used to be known as Kickstagram, they likely changed their name due to rumors that Facebook/Instagram was shutting down sites that improperly used the “insta” or “gram” trademarks.

Since starting up many years ago, Kicksta has been well established as a frontrunner in the Instagram growth space. They use “Artificial Intelligence technology,” which means they’re still using the classic follow-unfollow method, but this doesn’t mean Kicksta has an awful product.

Being involved with other smaller services, we often see customers arrive after trying out Kicksta. The branding can inflate users’ expectations and some end up dissatisfied. Make no mistake, this is a high-volume service that is absolutely not a scam.

However, software-based growth services are under a lot of pressure, so there’s a pretty high chance that it won’t meet your expectations.

Business Analysis

Growth TypeManaged SaaS
Quality of ServiceMedium
Business Registry / LocationSan Diego, CA
Traceable TeamYes
Functioning PhoneNo
Longevity4+ Years
Doesn’t Misuse IG BrandingTrue
Active BlogYes
External SitesAppear to have shut down their Facebook page
Dashboard / Account ManagementYes
Offsite TestimoniesYes
Forthcoming About Password HandlingYes


Kicksta provides a competitive pricing tier at $49 per month. They offer even more features at $99 per month. Both of these are good deals and these are the standards that most other firms in the space use when setting up their services.

Service Details

For the most part, Kicksta sets the standard for bot services. They offer a nice video to onboard you and have some advanced features present in their bot which can help improve the efficacy of the actions that they take on your behalf.

Unfortunately, it appears that Kicksta has been hit pretty badly by Instagram’s most recent round of bot cleanup. Many, many users are facing action blocks and forced password resets. It’s likely that the end may be near for software services like this one.

Integrity & Reputation

Kicksta has a respectable Trustpilot page. Though they have plenty of bad reviews, they offer many plausible explanations. Compared to how many customers they likely have, I don’t think the 3.3 average review means this is an awful service.

However, recently, customers have been complaining about prolonged action blocks and Kicksta not honoring their refund policy. If this continues without explanation, or we hear from more of their customers, we will update this review.


Kicksta has had a really good run as one of the most popular bot organic engagement services. With Instagram’s latest round of changes, it seems that dissatisfied users are running to other service providers who can actually guarantee compliance with Instagram.

It will be interesting to see what happens over summer 2021 with this service. Its fate will likely be the barometer for the final stage of Instagram growth software. We have nothing particularly bad to say about Kicksta but siding with a large provider is risky whenever there is a chance that they might have to suddenly lay off some of their employees or get a cease and desist from Instagram.

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