Did you know that Bots are killing your engagement on Instagram? So what are Bots, they are also known as fake followers.

Are you tired of playing the Instagram game, trying to grow your following without seeing real engagement?  You’re not alone. Many of us have felt frustrated by the shallow nature of Instagram’s follower metrics. But what if I told you there’s a way to get rid of those pesky Bots and breathe new life into your account?

I recently underwent a major overhaul of my Instagram strategy, and one of the key changes I made was to remove hundreds of bots and fake followers. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it has made a world of difference. 

 Here are three reasons why I did it, and why you might want to consider doing the same:

  1. Quality Over Quantity:  By removing fake followers, you can focus on building a smaller but more engaged audience that truly cares about what you have to say.
  2. Algorithm: Instagram’s algorithm favors accounts with high engagement rates. When your follower count is inflated with fake or inactive accounts, your engagement rate suffers, and Instagram is less likely to promote your content to a wider audience. 
  3. Content is King: Instead of chasing after followers who don’t really care, focus on creating compelling, actionable content that resonates with your audience. By building a loyal following of real people who are genuinely interested in your content, you’ll see better results in the long run.

So, how can you start cleaning up your Instagram account? 

Watch this video

 

Here’s how to identify them

  1. No Followers or very little
  2. No Engagement
  3. Men in Military Uniform 
  4. No Profile picture
  5. Stock Photos
  6. No Bio
  7. Following large accounts
  8. Following thousands of accounts
  9. Account name: A mix of names and numbers
  10. No Posts

How to stop spam bots on Instagram

  1. Limit comments to just followers or people who follow you
  2. Avoid using broad-based hashtags
  3. Limit tagging locations 
  4. Report Bots

Don’t let vanity metrics get in the way of building your platform. By focusing on quality over quantity, optimizing your engagement metrics, and creating compelling content, you can build a more authentic and engaged audience that will truly support your brand.

 

XOXO

Cheryl

 

P.S. Would you like to learn more about how to build a successful online business?  Join Empowering Women. Get started today!

 

P.S.S. Don’t forget to grab my Bi-Weekly blog where I share my best business tips and strategies.