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The Do’s and Don’ts of Instagram Automation as a mode of getting real followers

Happy Monday or whatever day it is that you are reading this article on. If you want to increase your Instagram following then you found the golden ticket.  Here are some do’s and don’ts to remember that will make your life (and IG following) a little bit easier.

Instagram Automation:

If you are a frequent Instagram user, then you may have already noticed that when posting under some of the most popular hashtags, your post attracts more likes and comments.

Sometimes, you may also do a random check of the most mysterious profiles on Instagram to identify that they have many thousands of followers and growing. They appear to be influencers, and most impressively, in most cases, they only tend to follow a hundred or so accounts back. One day your account may happen to get on their follow radar, but next, you will be surprised to find that you are no longer within their following.

It may be as a result of a bot for following/unfollowing.

These bots are part of Instagram automation tools that will perform all of the functions based on their specific settings. For instance, you can have a bot leave comments on every post containing a certain hashtag. Or they could automatically follow back your followers.

However,  if you think that fame on social media is all about amassing fake followers or automated likes, it is not. When done properly, you can get real Instagram followers for your profile, that will engage with your posts and build a true community that will help you enhance either your personal or business profile.

Do’s of Instagram automation:

  • Schedule the posts strategically and plan in advance. Doing so will make sure that you are posting it on the best time of the week to be reached to more people. Automation tools like Hootsuite can be effectively used for building real Instagram followers. You can also schedule your posts so that the content goes live every day at the busiest periods of the day.
  • Spend some time every day by checking the top trending posts with your most relevant industry hashtags. Check the account profile of these posts and ignore those who are following only a few accounts irrespective of having thousands of followers.
  • Follow back the authentic followers and always try to interact with them about their daily content. Try to repost the content of your most important followers once in a while. You will slowly find them returning the favor by engaging more effectively with your content too. If you engage with the Instagram community and take some time to appreciate the work of other accounts, this will initiate in more people being able to find and follow your profile.

Don’t of Instagram automation:

  • Don’t be in a hurry to try all types of bots for likes and following. Many of the unprofessional Instagram bot services may be doing violation of the Instagram user or API use policies, which may ultimately put you in trouble and result in your account getting terminated by Instagram. Remember whilst Instagram bots save time and boost your follower count, they can also harm your profile by leaving comments under photos that are irrelevant or by following the wrong accounts.
  • Don’t buy followers from inauthentic providers. Always make sure that you build real Instagram followers. Purchasing fake followers may also violate the terms of the social media platforms.
  • Don’t ever use the spammy hashtags like #likeforlike or #followforfollow, etc., which brands used to use a while back when Instagram was only new. Not to mention that the above mentioned are not very professional.
  • Don’t rely on the inexperienced social automation managers to take up your campaigns. When considering third-party service providers for your social media promotional activities, ensure that your provider is well-versed in setting up and managing human-looking automation campaigns. Have a look around for a well – trusted digital agency that will be able to bring out the best that your business has to offer.

Closing the Door on Instagram Automation

There are plenty of professional Instagram tools available now, all you need is to choose carefully in order to get the best benefits of automation. From apps that help you in creating and designing content to websites that will schedule and organize all of your posts. So, have fun with your content, research the apps that will help you grow your audience and remember that Instagram automation is very popular and there are a lot of interesting reasons to do it. However, it has been shown time and time again that putting in the work is the best long-term strategy.

We’re not sure about you, but it seems like a very easy choice. Grow your account naturally through being creative, publishing great content and regularly engaging. It’s the only sure-fire approach to being successful on Instagram.