Instagram bots and spam and not depending on just one social media platform

Feb 13, 2020

I've noticed a big increase in spam and bots on Instagram stories lately, particularly with polls and quizzes. This week's podcast episode details the ones I found and how to identify them in your social media, as well.

Note: If you're having trouble with Instagram (or any social media platform or Messenger) bots or spam, please reach out to me with a direct message on that social media platform or email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to help you! If you can, include a screenshot of the message you were sent.

In this week's episode:

  • There has been a noticeable increase in spam and bots on my Instagram stories lately.
  • Bots and spam are different things. Bots are robots, they are automated replies or messages that you receive on social media and are not coming from an actual person.
  • Spam is unwanted information. It can come in an email, on social media, in your mailbox at home, or anywhere.
  • I detail several accounts that have replied to my Instagram story polls and quizzes recently as spam and bots and how you can recognize them.
  • I've had loads of bots reply to my Instagram polls.
  • You can report spam to Instagram and I provide an example of the type of accounts I have recently reported.
  • You should never rely on only one social media platform and you do not need to be on many of them.
  • You just need to be on the social media platforms where your audience lives online.
  • Social media isn't actually where the selling happens...you need to bring your followers back to your website to showcase all of your best stuff! Get them on your list with a fabulous opt in.
  • Your followers need to get used to going back to your website to watch your videos, read your blog posts, answer a quiz, etc. The longer they're on your site, the more likely they are to buy from you.
  • It typically takes between 7-12 'touchpoints" with someone before you buy from them.

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