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Want more Instagram follows but still have a life that doesn’t involve you being permanently attached to your phone?
INSTAGRAM AUTOMATION IS THE KEY!
Automating some of your Instagram activity allows you to target potential followers with automated likes or messages that act as an introduction to your Instagram account.
Instagram automation tools handle some, or all of your Instagram activities on auto pilot so you can:
- Schedule Posts
- Auto Comment
- Auto Direct Message New Followers
- Auto Like
- Auto Follow
- Auto Unfollow
- Auto Repost
Instagram automation isn’t for everyone and the key is ensuring you don’t become an annoying spammer. Here are my recommendations when automating your Instagram activity:
- Start by only automating Likes. By automating accounts you follow you need to consider your feed (see below) so start with likes and see how you go.
- Add a well written auto reply which is not salesy. This is a message your new followers receive as a direct message. Here you need to build interest and trust … the building blocks to starting any good relationship!
- Add new automation rules slowly so you are more in control and comfortable with the automation behavior.
- Monitor your automation behavior closely.
There are a lot of Instagram Automation Tools available so you can trial them for yourself and choose the right tool for you. I’ve trialed most of them and for me Gramto is my personal favourite. Gramto has a really easy to dashboard which allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts from the same place. It takes no time to set up and get started and customising and managing your activity is very straight forward.
An effective way to use Instagram Automation is to automate your follow activity by auto following accounts by hashtag, places or people. Following other uses is a great way to gain new followers however when automating you need to be aware that you will start following potentially thousands of Instagram accounts. You need to consider the impact of this on your feed if you are following thousands of accounts.
If you are going to automate comments you need to be very careful in the way you structure your comments and the accounts and hashtags you automate the activity to. Remember that the automation tool will post for you without allowing your manual approval. It is important to ensure you do not post responses which could you inappropriate or damaging to your brand. This can be tricky to navigate so when starting with an automation tool it is best to start very slowly with automated comments. In the dashboard of Gramto you can view the comments which your account has responded to so I suggest always keeping an eye on this to ensure your activity is relent.
* IMPORTANT NOTE *
Please do not ever buy followers. Instagram automation connects and engages you with genuine Instagram accounts that follow you for a genuine reason. Purchasing followers will increase your following temporarily with spam Instagram accounts and have absolutely no value to you. If you are thinking of purchasing Instagram follows please contact me to discuss so we can develop strong and lasting followers for you.