There’s a lot of information available right now regarding Instagram automation. Automation tools can be a mixed bag. Some people are against automation tools. Others believe that they are vital to any brand’s success.
After much research, I decided to give it a try. SocialDrift has been my tool of choice for the past 2 and 1/2 months.
These are some of my lessons learned from it.
1. Keep it simple.
Many people make the mistake of allowing multiple automation services to access their Instagram account. They believe that more automation services will result in more growth.
Contrary to popular belief this is false. It is likely to do more harm than good.
Because Instagram might find your activity suspicious. The app is designed to monitor your activity and make sure you stay within the limits of human behavior. If you post too many comments or likes per minute, you could be banned.
Most automation tools enforce these restrictions. SocialDrift uses SecureBoost, which stops your account from exceeding the limit. It is better to let them do their job on their own rather than trying to stack them all together and push it over the limit.
This was a great tip I needed to know before I began. Everything went smoothly. Do your research before you try anything.
2. Refer to the tutorial.
Sometimes it is hard to resist the urge to learn right away. This is something that I’m terrible at. Patience is my greatest strength. This is one example of why I strongly support it.
SocialDrift’s interface however is very intuitive. Its layout is simple and easy to understand. It is worth learning about the controls. This applies to all automation tools.
Many tutorials provide useful tips and ideas you might not have considered. These tutorials can also be used to help you remember how to do something.
3. Define your desired audience.
Are you having difficulty getting your automation tool working as it should? Your targeting filters may not be precise enough.
Begin by narrowing down your target demographic. A clear profile will make it easier to tailor your interactions to your target audience’s needs and interests.
Engaging with smaller accounts can help you get more activity. This is especially true for users whose posts don’t get seen as often. You will be more likely to be recognized by them and return the favor. SocialDrift lets you set the maximum and minimal number of likes for each piece you interact with.
It is smart to target local users to reach local businesses that have physical locations. SocialDrift has a place targeting function that can help you achieve this. You can also interact directly with users who follow certain accounts or use specific hashtags.
4. Strategically, use the Unfollow option.
It’s possible you might wonder why you would ever unfollow another person. They say the more the merrier.
Instagram will not allow you to follow more that 7,500 accounts. These limits are only applicable to accounts that were created prior to the limit.
Sometimes you might need to decrease the number of followers. Once you have gained enough followers you can reduce the number to half. This will make you account more popular and unique.
SocialDrift has an unfollow function located at the top, under the Activity Types box. Initial use was a little hesitant as it could unfollow too many people. It is selective and gradual, however.
5. Automated comments can be customized and modified.
Nearly every automation tool lets you send comments to your account. This makes it easier to comment on hundreds, if not hundreds of posts per day.
SocialDrift allows users to leave comments which it will use for rotation. I recommend writing at least 12 comments. Your activity will appear more natural and more authentic if you have more comments. You can keep adding comments to your activity and replace old ones that aren’t as frequent.
6. Answer questions and keep in touch with your followers.
While automated comments are very helpful, they shouldn’t replace human interaction. It is crucial to address their questions and concerns, and engage in friendly conversation whenever possible. It is important to show that they are still responsible for managing the account and that you are willing to listen to them.
7. Optimize your settings
An embarrassing confession: The Optimization button was one of the most overlooked buttons when I joined SocialDrift. It’s located just above the Account Settings. I saw it, and glanced briefly at it, but didn’t return to the account settings for quite some time. It’s something I regret deeply now.
This page provides a list of suggestions for settings changes that you can make on your account. This page is intended to help you get the best results. You can color code this list and sort it according to urgency. Red is the most crucial.
Optimizing your business can make all the difference. For me, this was certainly the case. I wish I would have taken optimization advice more seriously.
8. Focus on high-quality content.
Automation allows you to spend more time developing your content. This is the best advantage. Automated tools can bring more people to your website, but your content will keep them there and make sure they follow you.
SocialDrift has been a great resource in this regard. It has helped me feel at my best on Instagram
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