Listen, to avoid seeing your clients’ IG accounts getting banned; you should learn about the Instagram community guidelines.
Picture this: You’ve worked your socks off to create a stunning post for your clients, only to have it taken down by Instagram because it violates their guidelines.
Talk about a total bummer.
Not only can this setback your client’s social media campaigns, but their accounts could end up getting banned—which could hurt their reputation big time.
The great news is that we’ve got your back.
We’ve compiled a list of the most important Instagram Community Guidelines you must follow.
So, sit tight and pay attention because reading this guide could make or break the success of your clients’ IG marketing campaigns.
First, if you want to read the entire Instagram community guidelines, you can find it here.
If not, we’ve done the hard work for you by listing the most important stuff below.
You could play it safe and follow Instagram’s community guidelines to a tee, but did you know that using a shady third-party app could still get you in hot water?
Yup, it’s true.
Don’t let yourself get trapped in the nightmare of submitting an Instagram appeal form to get your client’s account back.
Trust us. It’s not fun.
Instead, opt for an official or Instagram-approved third-party app like Vista Social.
Our social media management platform has all the tools you need to manage multiple clients’ Instagram pages with ease.
And here’s the kicker: Vista Social is a tried and true platform that Instagram approves of.
That means you can rest easy knowing that you won’t be breaking any rules or getting into any legal trouble.
But that’s not all.
With Vista Social, creating and scheduling Instagram posts for your clients is an absolute breeze.
Our Instagram planner lets you schedule posts for a week or month.
How’s that for stress-free social media management?
Content scheduling is also great if you want to save posts as Instagram drafts first for client approval before publishing.
Click Publish on the left-hand side menu and select Instagram planner.
Drag and drop the photos and videos you want to schedule for auto-publishing in the designated area.
Edit each Instagram post and add trending audios, hashtags, captions, mentions, and more.
Must read: How to Save Instagram Story With Music
The platform also suggests optimal posting times based on previous total engagement.
Your carefully created Instagram posts, including Reels, carousels, and Stories, should all be lined up and ready to go on your content calendar.
The best part?
Everything can be automatically published on the dates and times you set.
The Instagram planner is just one of the many nifty features that Vista Social offers.
We have all the essential tools you need to run your social media like a boss—from post scheduling and management to creating a seamless social media approval process.
And the cherry on top? Vista Social is an Instagram-approved third-party tool that can help make your life as a social media manager easier while keeping you clear when it comes to community guidelines and laws.
Vista Social is also an excellent tool to add to your tech stack and social media manager resume.
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Bot-like behavior is a big no-no on Instagram. It can get your client’s accounts banned, suspended, or permanently disabled. Yikes!
Some sneaky users try to manipulate the algorithm by using bots to engage with other accounts and to get it to change their Instagram following list order.
Even if you’re not using bots, you can still act like one without realizing it.
Here are some bot-like behaviors to avoid at all costs:
Instead, engage your client’s audiences naturally and organically, like a human being.
For instance, post Stories with compelling Instagram poll questions to generate authentic engagement.
Remember, being a good community member is key. These rules apply to all the major social media platforms, so keep it clean.
If you post racy content for clients on Instagram, you’ll get their accounts in trouble.
The platform has a strict no-nudity and other forbidden content policy that you must follow to avoid getting your client’s account from being disabled or removed.
Understand all the guidelines about inappropriate content so you don’t accidentally cross any lines.
It’s not just about pictures; your descriptions, texts, and photo dump captions must also be clean.
Keep it PG-13, avoid including Instagram’s forbidden content, and you’ll be clear.
Don’t spread rumors or unproven information through your clients’ Instagram accounts.
Double-check to ensure all the content pieces you publish are factual.
Here are some fact-checking tips you can follow:
Remember, your clients’ reputations are on the line so givefact-checking due diligence.
Did you know that Instagram bans certain hashtags? If you use them, your posts might get restricted and won’t show up on your followers’ feeds or in searches.
The banned hashtags are associated with inappropriate stuff like drugs, gambling, and sexual activity.
But how do you know if a hashtag is banned? Check out the Explore tab and type in the hashtag.
If you see a message saying the content using the specific hashtags doesn’t match Instagram’s guidelines, it’s banned.
If you search for them, you won’t see banned hashtags in the Explore tab.
Other Instagram Community Guidelines you shouldn’t break include the following:
Below are common questions people ask about the Instagram Community Guidelines.
Breaking the guidelines can lead to Instagram taking down your post and disabling your account. So, staying within the boundaries is best to avoid any trouble.
If your account gets banned, you can wait three days to see if it gets unbanned automatically. If not, you can submit an appeal for review and hope for the best.
Ban durations can vary based on the severity of the violation and the number of times the account has been banned before.
Temporary bans usually last from a few hours to a few days, but the ban can become permanent if you continue breaking the rules. So, be careful.
Remember to play by the rules when using Instagram.
To keep your clients’ accounts in good standing and their reputations squeaky clean, stick to Instagram’s community guidelines.
Keep everything above board, avoid the forbidden fruit, and contribute to the platform’s safe and positive online community.
Managing multiple Instagram client accounts can be a pain, but Vista Social is here to save the day.
Try Vista Social for free and discover how our top-notch SMM platform can make social media management a breeze.
About the Author
Jimmy Rodela is a social media and content marketing consultant with over 9 years of experience, with work appearing on sites such as Business.com, Yahoo, SEMRush, and SearchEnginePeople. He specializes in social media, content marketing, SaaS, small business strategy, marketing automation, and content development.
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