I first heard about Instagram pods from Amanda Greenthumb, one of the super savvy boss gals of Luscious Life Design. Of course we all jumped in because our tribe lives by this motto:
A rising tide lifts all boats.
So where did the name Comment Pod come from? Maybe it’s inspired from nature… A pod is family of dolphins who live together in harmony and support one another. Which sounds pretty dreamy to me, because that’s the purpose of these engagement boost groups. In this busy online world, it’s great to come together to support and shine the light on posts of your fellow entrepreneurs. You now have an even more invested interest in their success and it’s mutually beneficial.
In the words of Natalie of The Rising Tide Society:
Think of pods like a group of cheerleaders who help one another on Instagram through likes and meaningful comments. The members of the pod engage with the content of others in their pod as soon as the post goes live in order to communicate to Instagram that a particular piece of content is generating engagement. It’s an algorithm hack that is something we can truly get behind in the spirit of community!
Steps to take:
- Add everyone that you want in your Instagram pod to a group message on Instagram and name your pod “______ Comment Pod”.
- Have everyone share the post that they want extra love on in the comment pod by selecting the Send To button (it looks like a paper airplane).
- The instructions and expectation is that everyone likes and writes a comment with intention (more then 4 words) on that post.
This should boost the algorithm of that post and potentially make it a top post of the hashtags that were used on that post.