So I was doing a first month review with a client today. They stated they were ecstatic with the results so far. Their only complaint was a lot of the followers they were getting were black and asked if I could do anything to filter them out.
I managed to pivot the request and moved onto some other topics but it got me thinking
Would it even be possible to even filter out followers based on race. I can’t imagine ever there truly being a need to do something like that for any business but my inquiring mind started to wonder.
What other oddball/crazy requests/feedback have any of you all ever gotten from your clients?
Man, your client sounds like an asshole. You can only filter by names. So you can have a negative filter with common African American names etc. Even IG doesn’t allow that. Why? It’s racist as fuck. I say reset the filters and if they are not happy dump them as clients.
As I mentioned I completely pivoted the question and redirected them to other things. I’m not planning on changing anything. My initial thought about if it was possible was more a thought experiment than anything else.
If they keep coming back about it I’ll ultimately drop them but I’m hoping it never comes up again.
This client is out of Atlanta. So it kind of threw me off I got that request.
I have actually noticed a ton of Africans shopping around for growth services oddly enough (Nigeria and South America specifically). They want services at incredibly low price points though so I’ve never managed to convert any of them and those regions are lowest on my priority list for sales calls or scrapings.
Racism…racism never changes
I’m geotargeting. So not sure how targeting people posting in Georgia would result in me getting targets in Nigeria. Also if people out of my targeting area were getting spotted I start filtering them out anyways like I’ve done for the pesky Canadians vacationing in Georgia. I spot check most of my client’s followers at least once a week in the first month to ensure filters are on point so most of what she was getting fit her targets with interest & location.
Lol I secretly find these requests/conversations hilarious. I work mainly with models and sometimes they complain about “creepy indian men” writing stuff on their pages and I just laugh, nod along, and cry on the inside because I am Indian as well.
Regarding the feasibility of such filtering, you’ll need a self made scraper with an image recognition algorithm, I’m actually planning on implementing something like this in the future (not for race filtering)
Will make a post about the experiment and its results.
Sometimes in get followers from africa and they’re not that welcome in my followers base. They often send me dm for f. up reason, ask for some free shoutout or ask my whatsapp. This thing really don’t have place in my niche. But filtering by race, like come on can he filter his brain please ?