If you’re just starting out on Instagram you might find it difficult to make an instant impact on the platform. If you rely only on your ability to snap dazzling photos, without implementing a strategy, you’ll find it hard to attain a decent following. In this blog post I talk about all the best ways to make a good impression, and entice people to hit that follow button.
The first step toward building a growing Instagram account is making optimization adjustments. Users tend to be attracted to optimized accounts that feature appealing content. Use optimization tactics:
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Optimizing your Instagram profile is essential if you want to impress potential followers. These are some of the best optimization techniques for an Instagram account. By applying all of these techniques you will give your Instagram account a sense of professionalism.
After optimizing your Instagram account, it is time to think about the content you share. The best way to get real Instagram followers is to make sure that your content is on point:
Stick to your own philosophy and remain unique. Use the explore feature to always be up to date with the latest trends and major happenings on the platform. For more ideas, follow inspiring Instagram influencers who are always up on the latest trends.
Use Instagram Live, Instagram Story, or simply share a post where you require your followers to participate in a contest where you give some sort of prize. Giveaways are highly popular on Instagram. Usually, the host account asks their followers to like or comment on their posts, and in return, they become eligible for winning a certain prize.
Instagram contests are one of the most utilized methods of attracting a bigger following. The idea above is a great example. The steps to creating an engaging Instagram contest are simple:
This is your chance to be creative. By combining a meaningful prize and popular hashtags you will boost the exposure of your content to the most relevant people in your niche, and succeed in attracting new followers.
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Using the right hashtags in your posts and comment section is key to exposure. You might have several hashtags already in mind for your contest, but if you don’t here are a few popular ones:
Remember, the right hashtag will give your Instagram contest the exposure it needs to be a success. Finally, don’t forget to promote your Instagram contest by writing a Tweet or a post on Facebook. This is a great way to drive cross promotion.
This section will look at some of the most reliable ways to boost your following on Instagram. Almost every experienced Instagrammer is using these particular methods to increase their following, and so should you:
Captions can be up to 2,200 characters in length, including emojis; and use up to 30 hashtags. However, consider that Instagram only shows 140 characters in the main feed. People can read the rest be clicking “More.” I wouldn’t recommend going overboard and writing very long captions, as people tend to skip reading the whole thing. You might end up losing followers in the end as well because, like, whatever, I’m not here to read a book.
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy that can be used by everyone on Instagram. You have to make your own analysis and find out what how to create a successful marketing strategy that will correspond to your needs:
Don’t post on Instagram just for the sake of it. Make every post great and put effort into maintaining a high standard for your content. You need to find the right balance and make your posts interesting and SEO optimized. If you follow the methods we mentioned in this article, you will surely attract more Instagram followers in no time.
Date: May 8, 2018 / Categories: Follower Tactics, Guide, / Author: Rich Drees