Periscope Trolls – They are ugly inside and outside, and they are cowards. Here are 5 Tips to Effectively Stop them!
Sheesh, we have kept shtum about Periscope Trolls for the longest. Biting the British upper-lip so to speak. But the silence has got to be broken today!
And No, I’m not talking about those fabled ugly green monsters hiding under a bridge waiting to jump you. Neither am I talking about the lovable Shrek-like creatures! Nope
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These periscope trolls are human creatures akin to the ugly green monsters and with similar intent…to disrupt and cause you headache on your live Periscope broadcast, aptly named the Periscope trolls!
No one likes to be stalked on or offline. At least no one we know and yet there are some sad people online that feel its their job in their sad sick lives to stalk others online and be nasty as heck! Others simply follow you everywhere. I mean Periscope trolls who then follow you to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc!
Are you a scoper? Then you definitely want to check out our post on How to Rock Periscope for Lead generation and Grow your following and bank balance!
Back to the subject at hand…
These periscope trolls in our opinion really expose the ugly underbelly of the internet. This topic does underscore the power of social media on an entrepreneur’s life. It also explains why we take steps to tighten up security on our site. So if you left a comment on our blog posts and you cant find it, then chances are our super powerful site police blocked you. And unless we are close, we will never know. Yes we had got to a point where periscope trolls were actually visiting our site and leaving nasty comments. Fortunately all were caught before they went public and blocked!
So have you faced Periscope trolls or even blog trolls…Yes they do exist, they’re called spammers! Then you can relate…
I used to scope 6 days a week…I really enjoyed the live sharing of tips. You can . I would re-purpose the scopes into podcasts and even transcribe them into blog posts!
Then a series of things happened that made me stop in my tracks and literally decide to scope once a week. I didn’t want to stop scoping completely, but I must admit I was upset a lot. If you did catch my first post about Periscope Vs Blab, I did say periscope trolls are preventing lots of awesome content creators leveraging that live-streaming resource. Twitter needs to wake up and fix this!
One of these events was an attack of periscope trolls so bad it was impossible to scope on that particular day without getting an army of trolls attacking you, abusing you and being very crude. The security of scopers online should be an essential part of a social platform and Women Scopers are specially targeted. I decided to use blab.im more for future live-stream events. This has reinforced my preference for blab and yes you can follow me on Blam.im for future awesome live chats on serious topics that will help you build your organisation to a whole new level!
Christopher Elliot a social justice influencer did write a post about the effects of social media and twitter having a secret about you! We summised he had an attack of nasty web trolls or commenters. he very effectively dealt with them. Is it true that by agreeing to live-stream via the Twitter app we attract, are scrutinised and invaded by periscope trolls as part of the package? My answer is NO it shouldn’t be the case…Yet twitter lets it go on…
Please don’t shoot the messenger …
To be honest I am blessed, that I haven’t been faced with lots of Periscope trolls over the last 4 months and I have since learnt that it was a bug on Periscope that caused a replication of the attack…doesn’t make it better for the victims does it? Most of the participants on my Scopes are hungry for information. So they are mostly well-behaved, reasonable and polite. But every so often some periscope trolls do invite themselves to the party, and they can be extremely disruptive and scary for new, women or vulnerable broadcasters aka scopers!
Most of the time their attacks are vulgar, sometimes violent, spammy and sexually harassing comments. These miscreants are not who you want to expose your audience to.
Imagine if someone came into your open house event, in your home…Someone whose intentions are mean and evil. They start telling you to; “show them your boobs” call you a nigger, liar, idiot, etc. all kinds of nasty names! You ask them to behave, leave or mind their manners and other guests. They refuse to leave and they carry on like you didn’t say nothing! Many scopers ask these periscope trolls to mind their language and manners but they simply have none to be honest. They take the freedom of “free speech” to a whole new level, while enjoying your goodies in your own house…! They use language and such vulgar words like:
✓ You’re a nigger
✓ You’re a moron.
✓ Show us your boobs
✓ Let em puppies out…
✓ You are a stupid idiot
✓ Shut your face
And some things I cant even repeat on our website, lets keep it clean!
By the way these people are the typical school bullies and cowards!
So here is how to Demolish Periscope Trolls:
We know by now that Twitter sucks at dealing with periscope trolls. They know about these excuses for humans and do little about it so my friend its up to you to take measures to protect your self and your audience.
Show Periscope trolls the door by immediately blocking them period! I believe using Katch.me is a great way to enjoy troll free scopes. But that means someone already live-streamed the scope and sorted these online pervs for your pleasure. So what does one do on a Live scope?
Set your Ground Rules:
Before you start your scope or broadcasts on periscope, lay out the ground rules! Usually Periscope trolls like to bully people who seem to lack self confidence. So you could state that unless strictly necessary you wont be responding to live comments, rather you will respond to questions at the end as a lil Q & A session. But listeners can follow you, follow each other, share the scope, invite followers, tap away and give you lotsa heart loving and interact with each other…this can sort out lil silly lone trolls.
For nasty lone periscope trolls, let them know you are a not moved by them at all and will give as good as you get. You have no time for their crap…and that you will block them. If they wish to learn from you, fine, if not they best leave. Some of these people think that’s the way to behave on periscope so educate them. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful coup for the integral Periscope users, to turn a troll into a good cyber citizen…We can try huh! If they don’t stop & wont leave, simply follow the block sequence below.
Talking of Education, Because I have been scoping daily for 3 months strait. I have generated a good number of leads. I encourage you to Grab my Periscope Secrets Here Now! These will help you generate leads and Make sales Via Periscope! If Periscope can work for me, it can work for any body!
Block Nasty Scope Audience Members!
If you find that someone is being rude on your live broadcast, simply block the bastard! Click on their name/profile and click on block. It literally takes less than a second. But if you get an army of periscope trolls this can be a total distraction and be distressing. In the same way you can follow a user who is not only complimentary but adding value to your scope.
This is pretty effective for sorting solitary or sporadic trolls and I highly recommend doing this if they drop in during your live-stream.
To Stop Periscope Trolls Create Private Broadcasts:
I do this for private training and invite only those concerned. Its great for creating vlogs, for re-purposing as podcasts and have another copy saved outside of YouTube. So If you need to shoot a broadcast intended for a specific group of people, e.g. coaching clients; this is your solution to periscope trolls. Set up a private broadcast. To set up a private broadcast on Periscope, simply before you start your broadcast, click the “lock” icon located between the location icon and the chat icon. And you will see a screen as below
You can choose from the list of your followers who you wish to notify of your scope. Note that your broadcast won’t show up in the public watch list and only the followers you select will see it.
Stop Periscope Trolls: Broadcast on Follow Only Mode:
By enabling the follow only mode available in your settings you will reduce the troll problem to minimal. If you don’t follow many people your scopes could be lonely with this solution…but then again look at this like a YouTube Video and get on with it, I did for over 3 months! Only users that you follow will actually be able to comment in your live-stream. Web viewers and others can still join your live-stream and can even tap away and give you hearts, but they won’t be able to chat and abuse you if they are periscope trolls. Unless you inadvertently follow them, then they can invite their followers aka fellow trolls. You can stop this by blocking and un-follow.
To turn on the follow only mode setting, click the camera icon to start your broadcast and you’ll see the toggle to turn chat on for “everybody” or “only users you follow” as below!
Well good news and thanks to all my loyal scope followers who’ve given me over 132k hearts thus far, and have sent me messages asking why I am not scoping daily anymore! I am back ONCE A WEEK may be twice tops. With tangible juicy morsels that you can implement immediately, or Inspirational messages to help you get through the day. Some days are harder than others so a lil help from @Syl_julekalungi may be just what the doctor ordered for you.
So if you don’t follow me yet, absolutely do so right now, you don’t lose anything, yet could gain a whole lot. And lets show these periscope trolls what we are made of….
By the way TWEET THIS now, I truly appreciate you.
Like I said before, last month we implemented a few website tweaks and added a power plugin to help us keep the web trolls out the door, yes could be akin to censorship…but its all about keeping it clean for our audience! We also took steps to ensure they would not return.
And to quote Elliot we do make an effort for our awesome readers who support us with kind, constructive and awesome words of encouragement and appreciation, yet
“Commenting on this site is a privilege, not a right.”
Lots of New Periscope audience members if they see nasty, awful language on a scope, take tail and run never to be seen on your awesome broadcasts again. See most consumers wouldn’t want to be exposed to the vulgarity or ridicule dished out by Periscope trolls.
Periscope can be a powerful tool where we help people and attract consumers who may have nowhere to turn and thus desperately need our help. So if its constructive criticism, then by all means one has a right to express it, of course. But just not periscope trolls and definitely not on our broadcasts and definitely not on our website.
Enough on twitter trolls, I love to always end on a Positive note.
Something to have fun with on Periscope, Twitter has created some cool hashtags to use on scopes that create a visual image when someone heart bombs you!
They can all be used on one scope and you watch the fun esp. if it’s attended by active heart givers; or used on their own, enjoy
And…in this season of giving allow me to say no good deed goes unrewarded. So I wish you all an amazing Christmas and a wonderful New Year and I would love to end our posts this year with this old scouse or is it a Brit ditty on giving (sorry my vegetarian & vegan friends):
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a penny a halfpenny will do
If you haven’t got a halfpenny, God bless you!
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How to Rock Periscope for Lead Generation, Grow Your Followers and Business!
Periscope for Lead Generation, Post Update 12th May 2016 It seems that since the start of May, Twitter has pulled the plug on Katch.me and now you have to use other means to save your scopes. And of course you have lost your horde of scopes. If you have been using Katch videos in your blogs. You might like to go check your posts and remove the videos as they’re now broken links!
We offer a Solution below which we recommended Way back in November 2015. Create your free account now and save your scopes for the future!
I tell you now, as you read every word of this post you will start to realise how possible it is to rock periscope for lead generation, grow your following and business! And above all grow your heart base aka social proof. I love the hearts aww!
Many will tell you hearts mean nothing, don’t be attached to them. I agree to an extent. See I usually do my scopes when most of my following is asleep. Time zones and all that stuff. Yet I always find that someone, followers or web viewers do watch the replay and leave proof of their visits…those wonderful hearts. Social proof, that I am giving value, that they like and resonate with what I share. So yes they are good to have. BUT getting affected because nobody gives you hearts on a live show, means you are attached to then outcome. That’s bad for entrepreneurship. Today we are focusing on rocking your periscope to generate leads for your business!
Remember I did say I would give you an update on how I was doing on Periscope in 3 -6 months on the Periscope Vs Blab post! Well I couldn’t wait that long! I just had to share how you can literally use periscope for lead generation while its still youthful! Well at the time I can confess I had 59 followers all from one of my less used twitter accounts. I had about 549 Hearts and I wish I had taken a photo for proof. But that’s not the point.
I decided 4 weeks ago to scope daily 5 days a week Mon – Fri. I scope about traffic getting, branding, content marketing, list building & winning mindset. The last I did was on motivational Wednesday on the different Colours of entrepreneurs. You can watch it here. I also answer any Qns I am asked via “Ask Julie.” That way I hit several birds with one stone. A video, growing our list and answer a client question! So why am I excited 4 weeks later?
I am super excited about the social aspect of Periscope. You can interact with your audience in a live broadcast. Thats spectacularly awesome because they do respond right backatcha. You can discuss your soccer team success, pet needs, makeup, jewelry, car repairs heheeee. You can sing karaoke on periscope and people will tune in! Once your audience is plugged into you, you could say anything and they will simply tap their screens giving you mob hearts or bats for Halloween
Well because I have some super exciting news for you about rocking periscope for lead generation! And how I am leveraging periscope for our brand and why you too should, let’s get on with it…
Above are screenshots of my Before & Current Periscope Heart stats. I must say not only am I grateful for the engagement. It has inspired me & I am so encouraging you to definitely use Periscope to grow your following and list!
Below is Why you should rock periscope for Lead generation for your Business:
#1 Periscope for Lead generation: A FREE TRAINING & ENDLESS STREAMING RESOURCE.
Unlike some video allowing or live streaming resources, Periscope allows you to scope as long as you wish, hours if you like. Instagram allows 15 second videos and Snapchat is 10 secs! So get this you can hold live webinars, tele-seminars, conferences, hold private masterminds, training tutorials, dog parties anything really. I am imagining Periscope will soon replace that expensive webinar software for many. Before I go further I encourage you to tune in live or check out the replays of scopes because Katch.me was removed by Twitter along with people’s thousands of Scopes. Yes. Thats why I have always encouraged Re-purposing of content. Lots of people used to share their Katch videos as opposed to Uploading them to YouTube and thus have backup.
“The best way to save your Scopes now is to use the hashtag #save in your scopes and they will be save to EggDrp or use fullscope via this link to back them up and have the bonus of tracking your results and analytics!
The Question is wont the #save hashtag go the same way as katch?”
Now your katch link leads back to the your Twitter account I guess we can be grateful for that at least its not a broken link! Follow me on Periscope via image below:
#2. Periscope for Lead generation: AUDIENCE TARGETING.
Okay you may say it’s hard to laser target your audience on Periscope because of the trolls and I say you are wrong. See your followers will look for your content if you use #hashtags in your Bio & Scope titles. Your hashtags are searchable on twitter and Periscope! Plus here is whats exciting about periscope, you can ask your audience live what they need or want from your scopes i.e. market research. And get feedback live too or they get in touch with you after watching the replay. And this is how you leverage periscope for lead generation!
#3. Periscope for Lead generation: ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATION & RE-PURPOSING.
I actually did a scope and post on content creation and it was very well received. Over 5k hearts from replay viewers! Now while this may be paltry for some, it’s massive for most. I create content on periscope, I can use the scope in a blog post via. By the way if you are scoping your scopes have a 24hr window and they are gone unless you back them up or use the resource we recommend! By backing up your scopes, this is where the magic happens! This is where periscope for lead generation is brewed for long term business growth! Once you have done your super scope on your niche topic, you can download & re-purpose said scope into anything. Examples below:
- Blog post
- Podcast – need audio software or you can record it live
- YouTube Video
- Evergreen webinar
- Create a bonus Free offer
- Create an info product
What are you waiting for, seriously? I am so excited. Periscope for lead generation is just starting to heat up and anyone leveraging it is on the cusp of a business explosion! It’s a super awesome way to create and test your products marketplace. I am already capturing segments of my scopes for our marketing purposes.
Speaking of re-purposing Listen to our Podcast on Leveraging Periscope for Lead generation below!
Okay now to the Practical leveraging of Periscope for Lead Generation:
#1 LET YOUR AUDIENCE KNOW: How about you either point your camera to your screen with contact and business details OR hold up a sign with links to your site and socials!
You can ask (not in every scope), ask your audience to leave their email address in the comments, esp. if you are offering something or Share your details as above for them to get in touch. It’s a great way to add people to your list. This is how I am slowly using periscope for lead generation and list building. Always begin and end each scope/broadcast with your website address and a Call to Action! Our List is growing nicely thank you!
#2 BE CONSISTENT: Like anything else if you are inconsistent you won’t only lose followers you will find it tedious! So scope daily for at least 90 days you will thank yourself later. Do you a favour and set a specific time for your scopes. I usually scope between 9-10 am and 3-4 as a bonus scope. I now do a short weekend scope. People love it! This has helped build our audience slowly but surely and keeps them coming back.
#3 CREATE A PROFESSIONAL BIO: Yes your bio is that snippet of info that people check out before they decide to follow, watch your replay or bounce. Make it count! See every word in your Bio is searchable as I said before. So tell us what you scope about, who you are, and a website link if space allows. THINK WHAT DOES MY AUDIENCE WANT? This is how you leverage Periscope for lead generation!
#4 TRACK YOUR RESULTS: BREAKING NEWS THIS IS HUGE FOR SCOPERS:
YOU CAN NOW TRACK YOUR PERISCOPE STATS, RESULTS AND ENGAGE WITH YOUR ACTIVE VIEWERS AND FOLLOWERS BETTER… How cool is that! ENTER Fullscope. The creator of Fullscope Casey Zeman @CaseyZeman says this about it “Knowing exactly who your audience is, is the key to getting better as a broadcaster and marketing to that audience. (Knowing the data helps you serve your audience better)”
Fullscope is a complete analytics and marketing software that provides you the most detailed insights from your Periscope Broadcasts. (And other live stream applications.) Here are the possibilities of Fullscope, You can
See the ANALYTICS/STATS of your broadcasts?
✅ know WHO makes the most comments?
✅ Know Who is leaving you the most hearts (and how many)?
✅ Learn how long specific people are watching your scope and when they leave?
Find out all this info and Leverage this Periscope for lead generation analytics resource for FREE (yes, free!) So Grab this Awesome Resource while it’s still Free here!
My Bonus Tip to utilize Periscope for Lead Generation is quite simply, be social!
Visit other niche scope replays, leave some hearts. Or better still attend them live and engage with the broadcaster give them hearts, connect with the audience and share the scopes too. Provide value in your own scopes. No need to create a scope being grumpy or negative about life. Nor should you be negative on other people’s scopes. If it’s not your bag, tune out. And my friends JOIN A PERISCOPE TRIBE. There are hundreds if not thousands already. Just like Facebook groups! I have seen Tag Tribes, warrior tattoo, Love Tribe, Peri10k, Peridudes (strictly men) etc. My absolute favourite, a group I highly recommend for women is The Perigirls. A FREE community of women on Facebook over 10k and counting, supporting each other on Periscope, with tips, support and training! An absolutely amazing community. If you are a scoping woman please do consider joining. And if you are a man then Peridudes is for you!
It’s in giving that we receive. Give more value, give your time, tap out your hearts and I guarantee you, you will be rocking Periscope for Lead Generation and growing your list! Making more sales…whats not to like!
Hope my Periscope update on how to leverage Periscope for lead generation and your business has helped you out. I hope I have inspired you to step out and broadcast live and who knows in a year’s time you could have a following in hundreds of thousands, At the very least I intend to do that! So How about we follow each other…You first Here.
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