The Digital Marketing Podcast

An advert free, Weekly digital marketing podcast with listeners in over 180 countries worldwide, The Digital Marketing Podcast combines interviews with global experts, together with the latest news, tools, strategies and techniques to give your digital marketing the edge. Perfect for your daily commute, the podcast aims to be both entertaining and informative. Produced by Target Internet and hosted by Digital Marketing and E-commerce Expert, Ciaran Rogers and Award Winning Author and Speaker, Daniel Rowles. Find out more at


episode 223: Exploring Instagram Influencers and Fake Social Influence Part 1

"Fake it till you make it" is how the old saying goes, but have too many social influencers taken that old adage too much to heart in the race to look as popular and as influential as possible? In the wake of some interesting in-depth research into levels of fakery on popular social media channels, Ciaran and Daniel explore fake social accounts and followers and fake interactions. We’ve spent some time investigating the dark side of Social media metrics so we can explore how they get gamed. Ever felt that the reach metrics of influencers don't quite tally with actual business results? Is your influencer marketing programme being scammed by influencers gaming social algorithms with fake followers and fake interactions? Listen in and learn how shady social media practices could be skewing your results and what you might do about it to correct course. Useful Links PRWeek Article More detailed write up of this research by Anders Arkalid. Google Trends Keywords Everywhere Google Keyword Planner Tool Hype Auditor Slide Deck PR week Autumn research Endelbach Instagram crackdown on fake accounts New York Times investigation into celebrities buying fake followers What is a click farm? Spark Torro Twitter Follower check Hype Auditor Fakecheck worst offenders Fakecheck 10 best accounts Moz Link Explorer Ubersuggest


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