New to Periscope? Grow your followers ..
Are you new to Periscope? Well here are some quick tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your account and assurance that you are truly speaking to your REAL audience.
When I was newer to the Periscope community and I could not believe the amount of so called "Trolls", "Bots", etc. I'm sure you all know what I am talking about when I refer to these terms of Periscope. Thanks to Bonnie Frank and watching her Periscope replay, I learned a few tips that I want to share with all of you.
Let's declutter your scope account cleared up:
1) Take inventory of who is following you
Have you looked at who is following you lately? Have you really taken a couple of minutes to scroll through the list, click on the profiles, see who your followers are following? Your followers profile picture may look legit, however when you dig a bit deeper, you will find out "Carol Smith" really isn't who she says she is. In fact, "Carol Smith" is a BOT! Yes, you may be fooled by her, just like the Stepford Wives fooled many, but now you have caught on to her game. Oh, and what about that handsome Italian guy on your followers list, the one with the dark hair and gorgeous eyes? I think his name is...."Fabio Spaghetti", yes I hate to break it to you, but he may also be a "bot". I'm sorry to have to be the one to tell you that the man of your dreams following you, is not who he says he is, but we need to get your list cleaned up, so you can be talking to a legit and real audience who need the information you are providing.
2) Now that you have taken inventory - let's block those "Bots"
Now that you have figured out who is real and who is fake, you need to get rid of the fake accounts. And just like the satisfaction you get cleaning out your closet of old clothes, or cleaning out the garage that is filled with 10 year old decorations that are missing half their pieces & parts... you will get the same satisfaction clearing out your followers list. What's even better is that it takes a lot less energy and time to clear out your followers list, than it does to clean out your closet or garage!! All you have to do is click on the follower, and click to block them.
3) Why is it important to clean out these "Bots" and "Trolls"
It's important to get rid of these fake accounts because not only are they not benefiting you and your audience, but when you are watching another Periscope and invite your "following" to join the scope... guess who's hitching a ride to that new scope? Yep, you guessed it.. your Stepford Wife friends and Fabio. So now they are spreading like wild fire, and infecting all of your community! This spread can stop with you, so ditch those "bots" and let them hitchhike a ride to someone else's community.
4) Block these "Bots" & "Trolls" before they have a chance to follow you
When you are watching someone else's Periscope, and these "Bots" and "Trolls" start to show their ugly faces, you can stop them dead in their tracks. When "they" comment, click on their comment and the option to block them will pop up (just how you cleaned out your follower list above) simply click "Block" button and BAM, they're gone for good.
Periscope is an awesome way to connect with your audience, network with other people in your field and grow relationships. But just like how every rose has its thorns, every Periscope community has its "Bots" & "Trolls". Let's work together to de-clutter our community and get rid of these little pesky pests!
P.S. If you feel this article was beneficial to you and your Periscope Community, please share it and spread the word to get rid of more "Trolls".
P.S.S. Please make sure if you aren't already following me on Periscope to follow me! @TheBossBabeMom
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