Instagram comment contests are an effective and cost-efficient way to boost engagement and directly communicate with your audience.
All you need to do to get your contest up and running is make an Instagram post to announce your contest, let users know how they can enter, and of course showcase what they can win.
There are a ton of possibilities when you run comment contests. You can ask your audience to answer questions, respond to prompts, share ideas, offer feedback, tag friends or even just comment a simple word or phrase.
Picking Random Comments
If you're running an Instagram comment contest where winners are manually chosen on the merit of their comment then picking a winner is simple, but most of the time you'll want to pick a comment at random to find your winner.
Comment Picker offers a handy Instagram Random Comment Picker tool. All you need to do is log in, enter the URL of your post and pick a random winner. You can choose to filter duplicate users to determine whether or not users can comment multiple times to gain multiple entries.
While this tool is great for quickly picking a random comment it gives you very little control over your contest. If you want to run a comment contest that suits your needs and maximises the value you get from it there are far better options.
Running Instagram Comment Contests With Gleam
The most comprehensive and valuable way you can run your own Instagram comment contests is with Gleam's Competitions app.
Using Gleam's powerful Instagram Comment Import Action you can automatically collect and track relevant top-level comments on your posts, and choose random or manual winners when you're ready to wrap things up.
When you run your comment contests with Gleam you'll get to enjoy a ton of benefits including:
- Filter submissions by #hashtags or words to ensure that commenters are following your contest guidelines and leaving relevant comments.
- Choose entry intervals to determine how many times commenters can enter. You can allow single, unlimited, hourly, daily or weekly entries.
- Easily monitor and validate entries, as well as instantly redraw winners if they aren't eligible.
- Run more awesomely powerful Instagram campaigns from the same platform!
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More Awesome Ways To Run Instagram Contests
With Gleam you can create and customise contests and giveaways that are perfectly tailored to your needs and will help you drive growth on Instagram and beyond.
Instagram Photo Contests
Photo contests are a brilliant way to engage your fans, expand your reach and drive the creation of highly valuable user-generated content, and Instagram is the best place to run them.
With Gleam you can run photo contests that automatically import photos from #hashtags and @mentions, or you can directly accept submissions into our contest widget.
Drive Powerful Actions With Opt-In Contests
With Gleam you can create powerful contests and giveaways and drive traffic to them from Instagram and all your other social channels. You can use these contests to drive all the actions that are meaningful to you including:
- Instagram and Facebook visits
- Twitter follows, tweets and retweets
- Email subscriptions
- Social referrals
- Photo submissions
- Much more
Take a look at this demo to see what your own contest could look like:
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