Why You Should Organically Build Your Instagram Followers

Two Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Instagram Followers The Correct Way

Instagram is an amazing tool for your business. Whether you are promoting yourself like the Kardashians, or you’re promoting your business, or your latest business venture, Instagram is full of marketing opportunities and potential: from paid ads to IGTV to product posts.

Capturing people’s attention isn’t just about sharing an image or a video, and collecting Likes and followers. You actually need to spend time interacting and “engaging” with people and liking other users’ posts – time that many people, including business owners, don’t have.

Managing a business account on Instagram should be one of the FIRST tasks on your to-do list that’s already packed with meetings, deadlines and projects.

Because many people, including business accounts, are short on time, they resort to buying Instagram followers or engagement.

BIG MISTAGE!

If you’re thinking of buying Instagram followers or using Instagram bots to try and increase engagement… DON’T!

Here are two two big reasons why you shouldn’t buy Instagram followers:

1.) Instagram Bots Are Not Human

That should be self explanatory. Period. End of discussion.

But, let’s look a little deeper at this, or “under the hood” so to speak.

It’s tempting to buy Instagram followers and have bots automatically comment, like posts and auto-follow Instagrammers in your niche. Using Instagram bots makes it look like you have a lot of followers and comments – often in hours or days.

But here’s the problem: Instagram bots is they aren’t real. They’re robots. You aren’t growing your followers organically with people genuinely interested in your service or product, and you can forget about engagement.

For example, an Instagram bot could comment “Awesome!” on any post with a hashtag you’ve determined and follow the poster. Making a one word comment on someone’s post is akin to the spam you see on WordPress blogs where spammers use comment spam on popular blogs.

IT DOESN’T WORK!

Most Instagram users are wise to bots and won’t follow you if you leave a one-word comment on their post. They will know that you’re using bots, and they will react negatively towards your brand and cause other users to join them by “flaming” you. Or, they will simply block your dumb ass.

Instagram has shut down a large number of third-party automation sites and bot apps like Instagress and PeerBoost for violating their Community Guidelines and Terms of Use, so using bots could even jeopardize your account.

REMEMBER: Instagram is owned by Facebook, so beware of their algorithms.

Bots can also leave comments that don’t make sense and can be considered insensitive, like “So cool!” on a tragic post. Bots don’t understand the context of the conversation, they simply add comments based on a hashtag.

IN SHORT: DON’T USE BOTS!

2.) Buying Instagram Followers Is Also a Big Mistake

It can be enticing to boost your numbers by buying Instagram followers, especially when you see how cheap it is – sites like Buzzoid charge as little as $3 per every 100 followers.

Again, if you buy Instagram followers you’re going against Instagram’s Terms of Use… which, I digress to repeat myself, is owned by Facebook.

Instagram monitors fake followers and deletes their accounts so it’s likely you will eventually end up losing paid followers and your Instagram account could suffer.

Other issues with buying Instagram followers include:

  • It doesn’t increase your engagement because bots don’t “engage” with your content.
  • It destroys your brand reputation as your audience sees that you have a high number of followers but limited engagement.

If you can’t take the time to build your brand by organically building your Instagram audience, then perhaps you should consider hiring someone to do it for you… or go find a job. And if you’re running a business account with Instagram, you’re certainly going to do more damage to your brand than anything good you might accomplish from using bots.

There’s no easy way to grow your Instagram followers. If you take shortcuts, you’re running the risk of being banned by Instagram and ruining your reputation. You’re better off posting engaging content, interacting with people, and using the proper hashtags to attract and retain your audience.

It’s simple: you cannot automate the level of human interaction on social media that users expect from your brand by using bots.

Put “Instagram Engagement” at the top of your to-do list, along with whatever else you do first thing every morning before you go to work.

Sticky Likes makes this easy enough for you to do, because it rewards you with monetary incentives.

It gives you a daily task to perform, and it helps you organically build your social media.

At present, Sticky Likes is plugged into Instagram, and other social media channels will be included.

What makes Sticky Likes different is that it’s NOT A BOT. It’s a program that reminds you to do some things every day that you would normally do anyway… you just might as well get paid to do it.

So, get Sticky Likes and do it right.

Ernest O’Dell

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