Crackdown On Fake Followers Begin At Instagram; Google Will Allow To Comment On Search Results!

Instagram will remove all such fake followers, and fake likes from their platform.

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Fake followers will be removed from Instagram
Fake followers will be removed from Instagram

Instagram, which crossed 1 billion users this year, has started a crackdown against fake followers, fake likes and software/tools which aid this fake growth.

Meanwhile, Google has indicated that very soon, users would be able to comment on search results which appear in search result pages.

Will this help to generate better search results?

Instagram Will Not Spare Fake Followers, Fake Likes

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram has said enough is enough – They will now launch a comprehensive crackdown on fake followers, fake likes, and remove them from the system.

In a blog post, Instagram said, “It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity. Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity.”

Users who were using such apps to boost their Instagram numbers will soon receive a message to change their password and remove the apps.

Besides, the apps which provided such unethical services will be blocked from accessing Instagram data.

Instagram had been active in deleting spammy accounts since 2014, but this crusade against fake followers, fake likes and fake comment is their first such major initiative against this trend.

Users with fake followers will now get this message and notification from Instagram:

Interestingly, Instagram hasn’t yet revealed as to how they will determine which follower is fake among millions of users; which comment and like are fake among billions of such likes/comments posted daily.

We are awaiting more information on this one.

Google Will Allow Comments on Search Results?

Search Engine Journal, a leading source on everything related with Google search has said that very soon, Google will allow all users to comment on search results, just like reviews on the business listings.

This can help the next searcher to be more aware of the actual truth of that search result, but can also ignite competition war among brands.

This was accidentally revealed in a Google document, meant for the search contributions section of users’ Google profiles.

Once launched, this is how it will work:

  • Google searcher performs a search on Google
  • Search results appear
  • In the ‘Overview’ box, you will click on ‘More’.
  • Tap or click to add a Public comment
  • View other comments

Logging into Google account would be mandatory for posting such comments.

Do you think that such a feature will help Google to showcase better results? Do let us know by commenting right here!

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  1. Shaana says

    Since it is not actually very clear about how this feature will work but based on the information provided, this can be detrimental as there is a room for negative SEO. For Example, my site may come in the first page of google search, someone whose site is on the 2nd page or behind can leave a feedback stating my site is not deserving and if such feedbacks become a ranking factor then it certainly can be a bad move.

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