4 Tips for Growing In Instagram
As you already know, triumph on Instagram is becoming more difficult. But we’re going to give you some tips so you can start growing on Instagram.
So start taking note because … we started!
To get more comments and followers on Instagram, the first thing you have to do is ask yourself the following:
What is the best time to publish?
Surely you’ve asked, and if you have not done it yet, what are you waiting for? It is a very important factor when it comes to increasing your engagement and the reach of your publications.
According to our experience the ideal is to publish at least once a day if what you want is to get followers on a regular basis, of course. In this way, your personal brand will be more consistent and you will expand the reach, that is, the more likes you receive in your photos, the more likely you will have to reach more people.
With respect to the day of publication there is none that stands out, we must be aware that we are connected seven days a week. But it is up to you to find out if there is a special day in which your followers are more connected than usual.
What is important is the time. Here everything will depend on the location of your followers and their habits. For example, if you have followers from other countries where the time use is different, you will have to find out which time of the day is the best for your publications to be seen as soon as possible.
We also recommend linking your account with the rest of the social profiles you have, except with Facebook, we have verified that when you post on Facebook from Instagram, the low range. So the best thing is to publish the photo directly on Facebook.
Is it important to use hashtags and interact with the Instagram community?
Although it may not seem so and at first sight it can be “heavy”, they are very necessary to get engagement. Did you know that you can get more likes by using hashtags? There are brands that monitor certain hashtags so their use can increase traffic to your account.
Now more than ever, hashtags have gained importance. Since this year Instagram allows you to follow them, this way it will be easier for your posts to appear automatically in the profiles of the followers of these hashtags. So … your chances of getting more interactions in your posts and getting followers will increase!
Regarding the number of hashtags that you should use, we believe that the appropriate amount is between 5 and 11. In them you must put hashtags related to the photo you post and your profile. You can do a 50-50.
Here are some tips for your hashtags:
Search for hashtags that already exist, it will be easier for you to appear within a topic that people are already trying. The thing about inventártelos is fine yes, but this way you will not find anyone. So do not abuse your imagination.
Make them brief and clear, that in a word you define the topic with which you want to be related.
Are you at an event or have you purchased something from a specific brand? Then take a photo and publish it, of course using hashtags that mention the event or the brand, you will get more visibility.
Be a bit original, do not always put the same ones and change them in each publication.
And last but not least, do not use the typical hashtags of #likeforlike, # follow4follow … please!
One of the tools we use in Geotelecom to analyze hashtags is Tagsleuth (https://www.tagsleuth.com/). We hope you find it useful.
And to the question … is it important to interact with the Instagram community? The answer is yes!
Do not just watch Instagram and wait for them to follow you (unless you’re Chiara Ferragni, for example), or your followers will begin to doubt your existence. Give yourself the first step too!
Follow other accounts (that really interest you, not just keep going), comment on others’ posts, and respond to comments, it is important to create feedback with your community.
Public or private profile? How to make a good biography?
If what you want is to get more followers, you have to leave your public profile. In this way you will let other users see the content you publish and, if you like it, you will have more chances of being followed. Personally, I do not follow anyone who has a private profile if I do not know him.
For the configuration of your profile we suggest the following:
- Change your profile commercial:You can do it in the Instagram App in configuration -> change to commercial account. This way other users can know what your profile consists of.
In addition, this option gives you the possibilities of:
- Get statistics: you will get information about your followers and you can check the performance of your publications.
- Create promotions: the creation of promotions is a good strategy to reach more people on Instagram.
- Add contact button: in this way you will make it easy if someone wants to contact you, whether you want them to send you an email or call you directly on your phone.
You have to know that all these possibilities are not available in the Instagram private profile.
- Use:descriptiveemoji in your biography, make it stand out more, and hashtags that represent your profile. For example, if you want to focus your profile on trips, you can use one such as #traveller, #adventure, fined the one that most identifies you.
- Add other profilesyou have, as long as they are related to the approach you want to give your account.
- Makecalls to actionto get more traffic to your website, videos or any link that interests you to direct that traffic.
Also use highlights, and if the design of the covers is personalized, much better!
What should I never do on Instagram?
If you want to have a good presence and real comments on your Instagram this is what you should not do:
Upload only one photo a day, choose the photo in which you better go out and upload it! But do not go up six at once, save them for other days.
Do not abuse the Boomerang, it can be boring. We know that posture is cool, but it can get tiresome.
Buy followers is something that does not work, in addition to not bring any value (because they will not interact in your publications), Instagram will penalize reducing the visibility of your account or even reaching it close.
What to follow and stop following someone does not take away, it follows who really interests you and it will be easier to build a bond with them.
Start putting all this into practice and you will start to see good results on your Instagram account. We tell you that you are ready to start being an instagramer!
But this is only the beginning … If you want more advice or we dig deeper into the issue with the use of tools, you can leave us your comment and we will be happy to help you.