Automation on Instagram – How Much is To Much?

Automation on Instagram

Some people are really pushing it to the max and you got to ask yourself how long you expect to get away with this. Any type of automation on Instagram violates the terms of use that you agreed upon during the sign-up process. The end result? All efforts for nothing as Instagram isn’t afraid to use the ban hammer, regardless of the number of followers you achieved, you are just another number, no more or less.

There are even people out there that made it a hobby to report suspicious accounts. Somehow they get a kick out of it once such user gets banned and disappears. Don’t they have something better to do with their lives? I guess not. Each to their own I guess when it comes to hobbies.

One of the main problems are auto-posting bots that insert a ton of hashtags, this is annoying for users that are trying to find something, only to run into nothing saying posts produced by such bots, lowering the user experience of the platform. When this happens too often users simply leave the platform and that directly hurts Instagrams’ income streams so you can be sure they fight it with whatever means there are.

I made a list of violations for you:

You can not use Instagram APIs for use other than what it is intended for, I guess that’s self-explanatory.

You are not allowed to store or cache your username and password, that’s a little odd as even Chrome caches your password automatically.

You should not manage your relations through the API, neither are you allowed to use it to import posts or make backups.

You must be the one commenting on peoples profiles, don’t even think about using the API for that.

You agree to limit yourself to one action at a time, I guess they never heard of multi-tasking but whatever.

You are responsible for supplying your account with unique content, don’t replicate stuff.

Making sense out of the above

I honestly think that most of it doesn’t make any sense at all. Don’t replicate stuff I mean really? That means we aren’t even allowed to share things on Instagram anymore. Sure that can’t be true, and obviously, it isn’t but what they mean is that you shouldn’t automate any of these things.

I believe those violations can definitely use some rewriting but in essence, we get the point what they are trying to achieve.

Now that more bots are getting banned, like Instagress not so long ago, this was definitely the most popular one, more growth services are started to popup which is no more than more advanced bots really, pretending to be something else.

For a long-term solution, I would hire a virtual assistant instead, people in India are more than willing to work for only 2 dollars/hour and seeing how most growth services also charge monthly this might be a much better solution. Just make sure they don’t use a bot to do the work.


How to Be Popular on Social Media

Rarely has a brand got the viral social media response that it expects after posting content or starting a promotion. This usually happens even after you put in the hours and having quality content.

Maybe there is something that you are doing wrong.

And to make things worse, while you take all the time to get the right content, the celebrity who posts a single image is getting all the likes and followers in the world. What should you do? Should you continue toiling on and praying that one day a miracle happens, or do you change the tactic?

If I were you, I would go for the latter, and here are a few tips to get you started becoming famous on social media.

Choose the Perfect Platform

Before you can become a celebrity in the virtual world of social media, you need to get a platform to do your thing. As we speak there are so many platforms that you can use, but just a few might be right for you.

For instance, if you need an all-rounded platform for both socializing and building your brand, you can head to Instagram. What we are simply saying is that you need to find a platform depending on your needs.

If you need to connect with family and friends, you have Twitter and Facebook, but you won’t be able to build a fan base of like-minded people. Facebook can be a channel for you to amplify the content from other channels, but it can’t be the best place to put all your energy.

Create a Theme

Not that you have a platform, you need to go an extra mile and choose the right kind of content you wish to publish. Just the way celebrities have signature looks, you also need to have a theme for your social media strategy. Choose the content your audience expects to see from you, and this is what they will always come to you for. Don’t post content that will end up confusing the audience; you might end up losing them.

If you plan to post images and videos on Instagram, what is the focus? Landscapes, portraits, classic cars or cityscapes?

Once you have a theme, you need to look for your niche and then build an audience made of people that are equally passionate about the topic.

Consistency is Key

As you start the journey towards social media popularity, you need to come up with a plan to post give content to your users frequently. The audience also expects you to deliver high-quality content each time, which is why you need a plan and stick to it.

One of the ways to stay consistent and win the hearts of the audience is to use automation. You can use a tool such as LikeSocial to automatically like posts from other users.

The automation helps schedule the posts so that you can focus on other parts of social media marketing such as coming up with the right kind of content.

Have High-Quality Content

Have you seen social media posts that attract thousands of views each time? These users take time and come up with content that converts, content that elicits reaction and content that is meaningful to the audience. This is what we mean by high-quality content. Make sure you take time to come up with content that first defines you then it draws the audience into the conversation.

Final Thoughts

You can be social media popular by following a few tips. These tips are not definitive, but give you a place to start off the journey towards becoming social media famous.