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Instagress automates your brand’s Instagram marketing efforts with awesome results

Instagress helps you “get social media super powers” with automated likes, follows and comments to help your brand gain real followers that engage (really).

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Social media management is important for your brand

We’ve all heard of automation sites for Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest that make managing social media a breeze. But what about automation sites for the other social media heavy hitter: Instagram? The brilliant photo sharing app allows you to create ads, build a brand, and gather a following all on a simple user-friendly interface.

For brands, it’s just as important as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest in communicating with consumers everywhere, so it came as no surprise when automation for Instagram gained popularity. One in particular is Instagress, an automation site that allows users to automatically like photos, follow people based on location, and schedule posts.

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Instagress helps you gain followers without the bots

Instagress claims to be the best instagram automation site, by helping users attract attention to their page. Before, those who wanted to increase account traffic, had the option of buying followers, which ultimately did nothing for likes and comments, since those are typically robot accounts. Now, not only can Instagress increase followers, but likes and comments as well, making a page more visible than before.

In order to begin increasing visibility, users must first create an account and give Instagress permission to access their Instagram. Don’t worry about downloading some unknown file or installing some sketchy software, because Instagress requires neither, making it one of the safer bots around. Once set up, customers have immediate access to some pretty awesome features.

Automate your likes and comments based on #hashtags

First is the option to automate Likes, Comments, or Following, based on specific hashtags and geolocations and other specified Instagram accounts. Automation can be further customized with all of the various control settings, ranging from activity speed (how fast your account works) to auto-stop, which allows users to set limits for when they want automation to stop.

Follow the people who follow the people you follow

But the best feature, especially for business owners, is their monumental Super-targeting option. With this new option, people can target a relevant audience by following, liking and commenting on the photo or video, of people who follow pages that are similar to yours. Why is that monumental?

Let’s say someone wanted to start a real estate business, instead of finding random people online, Instagress would allow them to select any real estate firm, executive, or agent, and target everyone that follows them, or that they follow. Instead of wasting time trying to find the right people, the people who care about real estate in the first place, Instagress does the hard work for you and puts them at your fingertips.

Fantastic marketing tool.

Can your company afford $.22/day for marketing?

Once the selections have been customized, the only thing left is to press the start button, where it begins to run for the allotted amount of time, tracking the number of likes, comments, follows and unfollows Instagress has done on your behalf. Users can stop automation at any point, and are only charged for the time it spends running.

Uh-Oh, I said “charge”, but don’t panic! Instagress is very affordable, offering users a free three day trial, and six tiers of other price choices. Options range from their most basic package, currently $1.99 for 3 days, which is about $.66 a day, or their maximum package of 360 days for $79.99 of $.22 per day.

For desktop and mobile, but no app — yet

Instagress is pretty awesome, however there are some features I would like for them to add as it further develops. Although they have a mobile site, it would be nice to have an app. Sites similar to this one, also offer automatic photo posting, which would be a nice addition.

Give the three-day trial a shot

All and all this is a very cool site for business owners, and startups alike who don’t have the time to manually increase traffic, but value their brand. See what Instagress can do for your social media branding, and check out their three-day trial. I’ve been using it for a day now, and have gained fifteen followers, and I’m not even selling anything; imagine the possibilities!

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Lauren Flanigan is a Staff Writer at The American Genius, hailing from the windy hills of Cincinnati, with a degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. She has escaped the hills, and currently resides in Atlanta, where you can almost always find her camping at a Starbucks strategizing on how to take over the world.

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5 Comments

  1. Bart

    November 13, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Hi Lauren,
    Thank you for this article. I enjoy learning about new ways to market and deploying various apps for non-obvious purposes. Please share more about this in future 🙂

  2. Ory

    November 15, 2015 at 7:58 am

    What you fail to mention is that Instagress is in violation of Instagram rules and can lead to suspension of one’s account.

  3. Karin

    November 17, 2015 at 7:29 am

    How do you deepen engagement on Instagram and divert followers to your website so that you can capture their contact information? Are there lead capture pages for Instragram? Thanks.

  4. Catherine Gallure

    February 11, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Hi Lauren! i tried Instagress, but honestly, i was more than just unimpressed, i was deeply disappointed to have my profile banned the very next day i started it. The next one had the same destiny, so i’m never coming back. There’s a very similar service – Zengram.net, it even looks almost the same, but the result is completely different. If you know how to use automation tools for Instagram, you should definitely check it out.

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Facebook beta features fresh friendly facade you can try out

(SOCIAL MEDIA) Facebook is trying to change it’s image, literally. They already changed their logo, now is time for a new design you can see in the beta.

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After sixteen years in the game, Facebook is getting a facelift. Facebook has been working on a redesign for quite some time and they’re finally starting to roll out a beta. Facebook is taking the rollout slow, so it looks like just a few users are seeing the redesign and the rest of us will have to wait. Want to be among the first to test out the new look? Here’s how you can, maybe, make it happen.

If you are one of the lucky few who has been selected to beta test, then getting the new design should be simple. When you log into your account (as if you ever log out) a pop up will prompt you to try out the new beta. If this doesn’t happen, and you’re still feeling optimistic, then turn your eye to the upper right-hand corner of your screen and look for a button labeled “See Facebook Beta.” Still no button, but want to keep the hope alive? Click the drop-down arrow in the right-hand corner of your screen and see if the Facebook Beta option appears in the dropdown. Nothing yet? Tough luck, kid. You have not been chosen.

If the new design is available to you, then Facebook will offer to give you a tour of the new system. The fresh UI aims to simplify the user experience by making the page less cluttered and easier to navigate. Icons will be sleeker and brighter and it should be easier than ever to access your Messenger conversations. And if you decide that you kind of hate the new design, no big deal. Users will have the option to switch back to the classic design, at least while the redesign is still in beta.

Platform redesigns are always a contentious topic of conversation for users. Twitter, in particular, has seen some user drama over its redesigns through the years. Sometimes a redesign will knock out your favorite feature or make a shortcut you used to take in a workflow pointless. And, honestly, sometimes people just don’t like change. Whatever side of the coin you’re on, let us know how you feel about Facebook’s new look.

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Google takes a shot at competing with TikTok, Pinterest videos

(SOCIAL MEDIA) We all love to sit and watch short videos, be they humorous, reactionary, or weird, but here is Googles attempt to get educational with Tangi.

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It’s happened to anyone who’s ever been looking online for how-to help… you click on a likely-sounding YouTube video, only to be greeted by an ad you can’t skip, a whole lot of introductory chit-chat, and three minutes of build-up before you finally see exactly what you need to do to handle your would-be DIY hack.

But what if you could get your answer in 60 seconds or less? It’s the concept behind Tangi, a newly released Google app created in the company’s Area 120 incubator by developer Coco Mao.

Variously described as short-form YouTube, video Pinterest, or TikTok for makers, Tangi was inspired by Mao discovering that her “smartphone challenged” parents were using their devices to watch photography and painting tutorials—and developing new hobbies as a result.

She came back to Google and worked with her team to develop Tangi as a place where such how-to inspiration could be more easily found and taken advantage of. “The name is inspired by the words TeAch aNd Give,” she explained as she introduced the app at the end of January. “’Tangible’—things you can make.”

The philosophy behind Tangi means this is hands-on how-to for the crafty club. The time-lapse heavy videos “could quickly get a point across,” Mao said, “something that used to take a long time to learn with just text and images.”

Videos fall into categories of art, cooking, DIY, fashion and beauty, and lifestyle, and are often accompanied by links to recipes or the maker’s blog or Instagram for more information. Some makers don’t quite have the format down pat yet, but most manage to provide a good balance of visual inspiration and a little more information.

And like Pinterest, Tangi can turn into a time-lapsing rabbit hole of its own. I started with a mere 10-second clip on propagating succulents (I’ve been doing it wrong), which led to a minute on “when succulents stretch” (“etiolation” — new vocabulary word!), which led to a succulent cake which led to a conversation heart cake and before I knew it, 20 minutes had gone by and I was watching an exploding heart science Valentine and had washed up at “Yoda one for me.”

While the app has only been out for about a week … and is only available on iOS and the web … it’s already well populated with content from makers and lifestyle bloggers who partnered with Mao’s team during the development process. And though it’s still in closed-beta mode for content creators, users can apply to be on a waitlist to be invited to upload their own work.

There are a few question marks still. No word on when it will be available on Google’s own Android platform, for one thing. While a couple of intrepid contributors are reviewing education apps and dispensing startup advice, its philosophy as stated by team lead Mao may not extend much more beyond the maker and creative fields to include technology and workplace input. And Google doesn’t always support its apps for long.

But it’s fun, simple, and easy on the eyes. As a place to find quick inspiration and direction, Tangi could carve out a niche.

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New Reddit policy on impersonation mimics other social media giants

(SOCIAL MEDIA) Reddit is the latest social media company to change their policy to protect against deepfake impersonation, because of the harm they can cause.

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Reddit is the latest social media company making updates to their rules and policies ahead of the 2020 election. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, and now Reddit are all trying to make the social internet a safer place to receive information.

Reddit’s new policy officially bans impersonation with the goal of handling “bad actors who are trying to manipulate Reddit, particularly are issues of great public significance, like elections.”

Deepfakes have become a key topic of conversation the last few years. In the wake of the mass spreading of misinformation during the 2016 presidential election, users have grown wearier than ever of the information they see online. Deepfakes are no longer a niche subject, but an everyday pain point that technology companies are scrambling to control.

In a statement made on r/redditsecurity, Reddit informed users of the change to website policy stating, “Reddit does not allow content that impersonates individuals or entities in a misleading or deceptive manner. This not only includes using a Reddit account to impersonate someone, but also encompasses things such as domains that mimic others, as well as deepfakes or other manipulated content presented to mislead, or falsely attributed to an individual or entity.”

The platform isn’t trying to make a mass change to it’s often humor driven culture. Parody and satire are still allowed forms of impersonation so long as the joke is obvious. Reddit has vowed to always take context into account when looking at cases of user impersonation.

It’s a good sign for society when popular social platforms start taking their role in controlling the spread of false information seriously. Companies like Reddit are in a position to create real change in the way we spread and consume information about major global events.

What’s unclear is how much man power these companies are putting behind their policies. Reddit ends their statement by pointing users to a report form that users can submit if they or someone else is the victim of impersonation. The question users should be asking is how long would it take to get a response or see action on these reports?

Policy changes are great, but if companies are simply throwing them onto their fine print with no resources behind enforcement then it’s not social change, it’s just legal jargon to protect their ass.

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