As many of you have probably seen there are many fake, spam and troll accounts on social media. Part of the maintenance you should practice on your Instagram accounts to is paying attention to your followers, specifically spammers. Lately I have noticed different types of spam accounts and spammers that are constantly following and commenting on my pages. Thought I would share them with you so you can be sure to BLOCK them when you see them.
The importance of blocking these accounts is so that you and your brand are not associated with them. In addition it can directly affect the status of your profile. The instagram algorithm also takes in consideration your followers. This is another reason why you should not focus on the follower count, but the engagement of your followers. Think of your viewers as well. If they are viewing your page and see a lot of spammer comments it could be discouraging to them to like or comment. Think quality of engagement vs quantity of likes/comments/followers.
First Spam Account Type:
Get Followers Pages. The pages that display a lot of ad posts stating they can get you followers and boost your profile. Don't follow-back, don't pay for it, and definitely BLOCK these.
Second Spam Account Type:
Spammer comments. Now these may be actual account holders but they are using a spammy system or software that leaves comments on your photos such as
“check out this link”
comments that don't match or make sense to your actual post. Example I post a text quote and a profile comments "Nice photo" or "Nice shot"
"Great profile. Check out my page and like/follow me". But they haven't like or followed your account
Third Spam Account Type:
Have you noticed a spread of these hair and weave accounts. Talking about bundles and weave and lace fronts etc. Nothing wrong with hair accounts, but these spam accounts are setup exactly the same and you want to avoid them and BLOCK them.
Fourth Spam Account Type:
The most popular one, pornographic or sexual content accounts. Instagram did do a really huge clean out of these types of accounts last year. But there are still a few here and there so be sure to BLOCK these accounts as well.