Why Automated Comments Are a Horrible Instagram Trend - Soulful Mandy
Why Automated Comments Are a Horrible Instagram Trend
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Why Automated Comments Are a Horrible Instagram Trend

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s automated Instagram comments. I’m really not sure why people think it boosts engagement – I suppose it can when they’re done right, but half of the time, I roll my eyes and call out about 90% of automated comments I get on Instagram. Don’t do it. Seriously, just don’t do it. Outsource it to someone else or spend an hour of your day organically commenting on other people’s content.

Please. Please. Just don’t use automated Instagram comments. Invest your time, invest your money, and you’ll see results.

If you invest in fake automated stuff, you’ll receive fake automated stuff back.

The supposed benefits of automated Instagram comments:

  • It saves you time.

That’s it. That’s the only “benefit” comments like that would give you. They’re not worth it and if you’re using them wrong they’re devaluing your business and branding you the wrong way.

I found some of my favorite automated comments (and some of my replies), just to show you how horrible this trend is.

Here are a few examples of what not to do:


How it looks like on someone’s feed? (none of these were organic)

It’s not working. It’s really not. I’d love to hear from someone who’s actually getting any benefits from posting automated comments because it just looks like you’re being completely fake and just want followers in exchange.

My favorite automated Instagram comment I ever got (that actually worked because it was niche-specific):


Here’s a thought – why not actually engage with people on Instagram? Why not give them something of value and establish a long-term relationship if you really want conversion for your business? The number of followers means nothing if they don’t engage – create relationships instead. Send DMs, comment authentic things, encourage people, and be consistently present on their timeline.

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