Unnecessary Instagram ads

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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I think the essence of Instagram is gone now. When I view an Instagram story an ad pops out after about 5-6 stories. Random ads appear in my news feed. While I get the intent of advertisers, I feel like I'm seeing more ads than my friend's newly-uploaded photo. Whatever content I want to view on Instagram is now populated with ads. Do you have similar experiences like this? Share your thoughts.
#ads #instagram #unnecessary
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  • Profile picture of the author Wizbang
    I finally joined instagram to help promote myself, and I personally found it to be horrible. Not PC friendly in the least. I think it's designed around millennials who just wanna goof off on their phones.
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    • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
      I think it's designed around millennials who just wanna goof off on their phones.
      That may be true, but millenials are also a very large online purchasing demographic and can easily be influenced through advertising the next big shortcut. Just because YOU or I may not get personal value out of it, it's important to think about why you're using that platform...for personal enjoyment? or to make money?

      You may have strong opinions about the platform, but you can't deny it works and sells.
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      • Profile picture of the author Wizbang
        Or is it a desperate last ditch to make money and keep it alive? There's dozens of things like Instagram these days and with more usability. I have 2 teen age boys and they don't use Instagram, and no one I know does either. Maybe it's dying.
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        • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
          Maybe it's dying.
          Really? It's ranked top 5 in 2019 (depending which metric and source is used...but always in top 5) as the most used and highest engagement platform in the world. Again, just because you don't use or like it, doesn't mean the other 7 billion people agree.

          I don't think people use it as a desperate attempt to make money? It's a very hot platform with millions of active daily users. It makes business sense to get a product or service in front of as many of those eyes as possible. No?
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          • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
            Originally Posted by palmtreelife View Post

            Really? It's ranked top 5 in 2019 (depending which metric and source is used...but always in top 5) as the most used and highest engagement platform in the world. Again, just because you don't use or like it, doesn't mean the other 7 billion people agree.

            I don't think people use it as a desperate attempt to make money? It's a very hot platform with millions of active daily users. It makes business sense to get a product or service in front of as many of those eyes as possible. No?
            Agreed. Its easy to think Instagram is dying if you don't use it. From a personal, consumer and business perspective Instagram is still huge for engagement and still highly profitable. You just need to be familiar with the platform and know what you're looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
    I definitely have seen the ads increase over time. I'm so accustomed to just blocking them out though that I truly don't really notice them. I don't really notice them on websites either.....except for this forum where there is a photo of a sexy woman's legs in a car, promoting Sling Ads. That ad has been there for the last few months, but I've still never clicked it
    Ads will always be there because they work...they may not work for you or I, but others will click those legs and join that affiliate program.
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  • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
    I think advertisements are the new normal. Instagram advertisements use to bother me at first but now they are just apart of the furniture. There are a few that stand out but otherwise I don't notice them as much now. The one place they drive me crazy though is kijiji, they must have some sneaky algorithm when you scroll down they get placed right where your finger lands and you end up clicking on them and opening a page - the worst.
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  • The instagram has already been go to make step in business. As per business marketing, they are showing ads to promote other business. According to me in a few time instagram move for paid business profile, own sponsored pages etc.

    Using business ads/Marketing many companies are generating lots of money as i am also getting so, you can't stop those ads and you have to do your work/sharing with same.
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  • Profile picture of the author petersen123
    I am facing the same issue with Instagram. Because of the advertisements, I skip using Instagram
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  • Instagram's AI needs to do better. But i think it also has a lot to do with user behavior, especially by power users and influencers. They really push a lot od old and irrelevant content. They don't regulate the ads as well as the do on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ravi Talwar
    thank you for sharing this topic, you just need to install ad blocker for android phones
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  • Profile picture of the author bob1313
    And what do you want. All these products are designed to make a profit in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author qtechservers
    I agree, they were made to make money. Earlier, the same was with facebook and gradually a lot of users stopped using it.
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