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Month: May 2018

How To Avoid Termination Of Your Instagram Account

In every field, there are some rules that must be followed or else you find yourself on the wrong side which affects the reputation of your brand negatively. Digital marketing is no different and there are some unwritten rules on the same. The focus will be on serious violations that people commit on a daily basis on social media and their overall implications on this space. The funny thing is that you might have joined Instagram and never went through the user agreement. Most check the box ‘I agree’ without caring to know what they are signing into. The following are some of the things that put your account at a risk of closure

    1. Spamming others

Do not think that you are allowed to send everyone a message just because there is a direct message button on your page. It is good to check on your customers once in a while but not spam their inboxes with unsolicited messages. An Instagram user can report if you send a lot of messages that he or she does not require. The admins will review your activities and either decide to give a warning or terminate your account altogether. Ensure that the content you send to others adds value to them.

    1. Copyright infringement

This is a very serious issue that most social platforms do not tolerate. The images and videos that you post should be unique or have permission from the owner to re-post. Your business name is also an issue of concern and you should check whether there is another business that has obtained a trademark on the same. Always request the owners of the content that you intend to post for permission to repost their content. If you have quotes, always making a point of mentioning the owner and give credit where it is required.

    1. Unusual activity on your account

Instagram has systems in place that check activity levels of each and every account. The safe number of people that you should follow in an hour is 60. However, if your account is new, you will be allowed up to 30 follows in one hour. Not all bots are secure because some can get you blocked by Instagram as they do not follow the rules. Ensure that you learn the number of comments, likes and messages you can make in a day or an hour to be safe. Browse on the FAQs section if you are not sure of what to do.