Don't be A Robot, In a Human World (Navigating Your way on Instagram) March 16 2017
ROBOTS AND FAKE LIKES
Two of the biggest mistakes people are still making on instagram with their businesses are buying fake followers AND using robots to do the liking and the commenting for them.
INSTAGRAM IS A SOCIAL PLATFORM SO DON'T TRY TO CHEAT
Instagram is a SOCIAL platform. We all know that to gain followers and convert them into customers, we need to be social on it. We need to be commenting, liking and engaging with the community. BUT some people are looking for a quick fix, for the easy way out. They're dumping and then they're done. AKA they're posting their photo and give themselves a pat on the back and they're all done. Marketing can be checked off for that day. Boy do they need a wake up call!
INSTAGRAM IS YOUR VIRTUAL HANDSHAKE AT A PARTY
You can't think of Instagram as dump and done. You have to be social, you have to engage you have to pretend that Instagram is your virtual handshake so you should be having conversations, leaving genuine comments on images you like, and following people you admire. The algorithm will see you doing this, and boost your photos up. Others will be looking at your feed, they'll start to follow you, it's a circle, but it starts with being social.
SO DON'T BECOME A ROBOT TO CHEAT
Don't buy a program that will be a robot for you. Don't purchase something that is going to like other people's images for you and comment on other people's images. YES, it's super easy, I know because two years ago I did it. I tried a robot program for 2 weeks and quickly realized what a HUGE mistake it was.
SOMEONE POSTS ABOUT A LOSS AND THE ROBOT SAYS "COOL! (INSERT EMOJI)"
It looks SUPER weird and horrible if someone posts about the death in a family or a loss in the business and you see those pesky people who have bought robots to comment saying "that's great!" "Love this photo" meanwhile someone has poured their heart out to the community about the passing away of their dog... Come on, it's just insensitive and eventually it will back fire and you're account will suffer in the long run for it. So moral of the story, Don't be a robot in a human world. Be social. Join the community.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Reply back to the robot comment, whoever's account it is with "Hey, let's try to be genuine and have a great community. stop using robots for artificial commenting #STOPtheBOTS." Maybe no one ever told them that hiring robots to comment for them is just NOT cool.
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