Kicksta vs Upleap: Which Is Best For Instagram Growth?


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If you search for Kicksta or Upleap review on Google most of the time, you will find an article from competitor websites that claim they have better service.

That’s why I have signed up for both platforms to find which is better. Luckily, both platforms have a free trial option. But that wasn’t enough to test the features.

Anyway, But you don’t have to make a search like this. Let’s see which is better.

Introduction The Competitors

In the red corner, we have Kicksta. They started in 2017. So far, they make over 10000 customers.

Kicksta Homepage

Kicksta works in a different way. After authorising without your account just type your competitors.

Then Kicksta will find the followers who liked their recent photo/video. Randomly like 1or 2 post. So that will person will get a notification. Then he will check your profile.

If your profile is optimized or relevant to this needs then he will start following.

Now, this is the concept of Kicksta. Not everyone is going to follow you back. But a lot of people do. Because Kicksta only picks people who like their post. It means it will drive you only active followers.

In the blue corner, we have Upleap. It is also started in the year 2017.

Upleap Homepage

Upleap matches you with a manager who uses your Instagram account. Engages with posts. Viewing Instagram stories of people you don’t follow to help you get noticed.

You are not paying for likes, followers But paying for an account manager. So it is a kind of service. You need to provide information to your account manager about what kind of followers you are looking for.

Although both are Instagram growth platform but works very differently.

Kicksta vs Upleap: Which Has More Features?

First I want to see which tool has more/better features.

This is the dashboard of Kicksta. Neat & Clean with reporting.

Kicksta review

Here is the dashboard of upleap.

upleap review

Because it is service based. It provides details of account manager including reporting & latest followers.

Filters: Both platforms allows to set filter. So if you targeting isn’t working then you set further filters.

Kicksta filters

  • Private and inactive accounts
  • Doubtful accounts
  • New accounts
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Location
  • Blacklist
  • Business accounts

Upleap filters

  • Choosing two categories of follower
  • Description of your ideal follower
  • Relevant hashtags to target and those to block
  • Ability to find similar followers and to block some
  • Location

Thus both provide you enough filters But I think Kicksta get more deep into filters. While upleap is good for broad scale.

Reporting: Reporting is another important function that any influencer needs. Nobodies to like to check Instagram again & again to check followers. Anyway, good is that both platforms provide an in-depth analytic report.

Kicksta provide you very clear reporting with visual graphics. It provides you all important data how many followers you have gain, on weekly basis or daily basis.

kicksta reporting

Except this, It will provide you report about the engagement of a post. How much engagement you got, post likes & comments. Hit over to post (next to analytics)

On the other side, upleap is also similar. Because you get a dedicated account manager, that’s why you will also reporting or your account manager. How many stories viewed, Comments liked, Live reaction & external share.


While using the tools, I have contacted the support team of both software. Both platforms handle the support well enough.

Kicksta provides live chat but only during working hours. Except for they have a section, support by email as well.

You will also get video courses.

On the other side, Upleap also has a depth FAQ section for common problems. There is also a ide to troubleshoot problems.

They does not offer live chat. For queries you have contact them via email.


Chances are high you are already familiar with the price of both products. If not let me cover price of both platforms. It’s no doubt both are a bit expensive.

Kicksta offers you 14 days money-back guarantee While Upleap offers a day free trial without a credit card. Upleap is affordable than Kicksta.

Anyway, here is the pricing table of Kicksta

Standard $49 monthPremium $99/month
GrowthModerate growthMaximum Growth
Video onboardingYesYes
VIP email supportNOYES
Live chat supportNOYES
Advanced targetingNOYES

Upleap pricing

Lite $39/monthStandard $69 monthPremium $99/month
Great for personal accounts and upcoming influencers looking for organic growth.A serious step up from the Lite plan. Faster growth for upcoming influencers and businesses.The fastest option for businesses and influencers that want to unlock their true Instagram potential.
Account ManagerAccount ManagerAccount Manager
Target hashtagsTarget hashtagsTarget hashtags
Target Similar UsersTarget Similar UsersTarget Similar Users
Faster Organic GrowthFaster Organic Growth
View Instagram StoriesView Instagram Stories
Target Locations
Exclude Keywords
Premium Support

You will get more discounts if you go to the annual plan. But my recommendation is the first test monthly plan for a few if you making mind towards upleap.

Kicksta vs Upleap: And the Winner Is

After using both platforms, I can say Kicksta is better. The reason for that is fast & growth. Because humans sometimes take Upleap, account manager doesn’t get target followers.

I think that’s why there are such negative reports of Upleap. But it is more affordable than Kicksta.

Final Words

If you are making some money for Instagram then you should definitely put some money to grow your Instagram account. In the long term, it will definitely help you generate more revenue.

Probably some of you already tried one of these tools. If so, share your feedback by the comments section.

It will help other users to pick the right tool to grow their Instagram account.

About Author

Harinderpreet singh

My Twitter Bio Says I'm a computer geek who tests software and shares feedback on globalbestoffer. Actually I own several blogs. My Aim with Globalbestoffer is to help people to make the right decision while purchasing a new software.


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