If you have spent any time on platforms such as Instagram or Facebook, you have probably encountered bots commenting on posts stating how you have won a free iPhone or promoting fake accounts. You know how annoying it can be when bots tag you in random giveaways and potential scams.
Spam bots are the most prevalent on Instagram. It can be tempting to pay for bots on Instagram
to quickly get likes, followers, and comments. It is always better to organically grow your reach by showing the authenticity of your brand vs. paying for the superficial numbers. Posting curated, quality content is worth it in the long run over short-term gains.
If you’re looking to mitigate the number of bot messages you receive, there are 3 methods:
Change your privacy settings. On Instagram, for instance, you can change your settings to restrict who can tag you to just people you follow. The downside to this is that people you may not follow yet may want to tag you in a product or service you provided.
Block and report the account as spam. This will restrict their ability to tag you in spam posts in the future, and reporting the account can result in the account being taken down.
Finally, you can choose to ignore them and hope it stops on its own!
If you need help with organically growing your presence on social media or have any questions, reach out to us today for more information.