Our Instagram Secrets Shared
When Instagram first launched I wasn't that keen it just seemed it was all selfies and #foodie posts. I hardly used it. But now, Instagram is one of my favorite social media networks. So, after falling in love with Instagram, my question became, "how can we grow our following? So today, I’m sharing with you Instagram secrets that will help grow your account organically.
BOOST YOUR ENGAGEMENT
DID YOU KNOW?
Comments are now more valuable than likes. And Instagram is incredibly particular. Comments are only factored into your post’s ranking if they are longer than three words. So if someone leaves their favorite emojis or “Love this!”, it’s as if you didn’t receive a comment at all.
1. Ask a question in your caption, or request some information from your audience.
With your next caption, take the time to construct an easy-to-answer question, and you should definitely see an increase in comments.
2. Engage with your current followers just as often as you seek potential followers. If you work on getting new followers all the time and never interact with your current following, you’re actually doing yourself a disservice.
BUILDING YOUR FOLLOWING
Now that we’ve covered how to increase your engagement on your posts, let’s discuss how you can grow your following.
3. Follow active users. If you are already looking at accounts similar to your own for followers. Follow the people who have already demonstrated that they are active.
4. Explore relevant hashtags. One strategy that we love to use to find new followers is by exploring hashtags. This method, when done correctly, offers a great return. Choose a hashtag that you normally place in your post’s caption or comments, and make sure it is one that actually attracts your ideal audience.
A better way to use hashtags is to have the majority of your hashtags between 80-500K lifetime posts. These are large enough to know that they are being searched/used regularly, but also small enough for your content to stand out and for people to find your posts before they are lost in the feed.