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If you use Instagram, you’ll likely have seen a barrage of “turn notifications on” updates over the past 24 hours…

Firstly: while Instagram ARE releasing an algorithm, it’s NOT being released today (or in the very short term).

Secondly: asking (begging) your followers to turn notifications on may very likely encourage them to switch them off when they get inundated with updates!

I’m not sure what impact this update will have, but I do recommend this:

  • Don’t panic. Let’s wait and see what happens.
  • Focus on creating and sharing your own awesome updates that your followers will want to like, comment on, and look for in their feed.
  • Check the facts before jumping on board the Overreaction Express.

There are interesting times ahead scouts… Be prepared.

And if you want to follow @ScoutSocial on Instagram (without turning on notifications) you can find us here.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

Interesting articles about Instagram’s algorithm update:

Have you found any other interesting articles about the update, or have an opinion on these? Let me know in the comments.

Erica Stacey

Erica is a Google Analytics and Google Ads certified professional, so you’re in qualified hands. Erica has had over a decade of experience – working for agencies and a wide range of clients – in digital and social media marketing strategy, website development, search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing (SEM), content marketing, inbound marketing, online advertising and so much more. A professional in the field of design, branding and marketing, she is a trusted name in the South Australian and online community to help an array of businesses sort out and achieve their marketing objectives.

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