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18 thoughts on “Update your Instagram for 2017!

  1. Julie

    Thank you for this advise.
    I did every step. It’s my business goal this year to jack up my instagram account!
    As a small business there are so many things that need our attention. I’m happy to have made a start.

  2. Michael

    Lol… I like to write stuff like “beautiful light!” “Beautiful landscape!” “Look at all the snow!” and you’d ban me for it? You should not forget that there are millions of people who can’t express themselves in proper english and you’d ban these?
    That must be the most stupid advice I ever read…
    I agree to delete really spammy comments and followers… but those write “Like4Like” “Visit my site!” “Follow me back!”, etc… even then I do not block them right away, but give them a warning shot… Nothing is worse for business than customers who are annoyed with you, for no reason… I’d avoid that at any cost.

    1. Emily Lydon Post author

      Hi Michael – thanks for your comment.

      If the comment is clearly in sync with the post in question it isn’t spam in my book. When I give the example of “great post” it was really to show the generic nature of it (not because of the way it’s written ;)) – maybe that wasn’t the best example.

      If you’re leaving “beautiful landscape” on a post featuring a beautiful landscape, you’re very unlikely to be counted as a spammer. However, if you’re leaving “love it” (which is another common one) you may be, simply because your comment doesn’t include anything specific about that particular post. I hope this clears things up for you!


      1. Haris

        A little late reply – as Emily said, there is something about recognizing a spammy comment which has no relation whatsoever on the picture. Saying ‘Great taste!’ because you posted a family picture and tagged “#lunch” is something else, as bots scan hashtags and post random comments which are pre-written. A few days ago my friend posted a picture of his dog and said ‘RIP’ and there was an account commenting “Love this occasion!” underneath. See my point?

  3. Mary

    I’ve had some creatives/single owners say they wish they had not converted to a business account.
    Could you do an article on the pros and cons?

    1. Emily Lydon Post author

      Great idea Mary!
      Did any of your contacts mention why they regretted switching? You can switch back to a personal account at any time under settings 🙂

      1. Carolyn

        I feel the same – I wish I hadn’t upgraded as it seems to have decimated my likes. My account was growing steadily over the past year. I could predict how many new followers I would get in a week. Then I changed to the business account about 2 months ago and my likes have actually steadily gone backwards.
        I’m wondering if it is because I haven’t ‘advertised’ – am I now being penalised!
        From some Facebook Groups I’m in there have been discussions on this and it seems like I’m not the only one that has experienced this.
        What do you guys think?

  4. Kate

    Clean less than quality images, I wish you could explain more about this topic. Many of us know about it, this is one of the major issue for web world.

  5. Neto Velasco

    Thank you for this post, makes a lot of sense and yes, it is so annoying to receive automated comments just to get your attention.
    Im starting with iconosquare to find analytics on my account as a photographer @netovelasco
    thank you!

    1. Emily Lydon Post author

      That’s great Neto! Look out for our ebook “Instagram for Photographers” coming out soon! 🙂


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