Almost every social media platform will show you a list of people that are following you and those that you follow. One can manipulate this statistics to their advantage to gain free followers. When you look at another person’s profile you will be to see how many people they follow and how many are following them. You should pay more attention to profiles where the number of people they are following is more than the number of people following them.
You should follow such accounts as they are more likely to follow you back. This is so because their statistics proves that they follow a lot of people. When they get a new follower they are more likely to follow them back than for an account where the number of people they are following is less than those following them. Doing this with a lot of people will get you free followers’ who will follow your account and will be less likely to unfollow you even after a while. It may take you time to find the right people to follow but it pays in the end.