Instagram is about providing value to your following to help get you more engagement.
Make it your goal to post photos/ videos that speak in your feed, stories and IGTV. A growing platform with endless opportunity but a strategy of posts needs to be in place.
High-quality photos bursting with high resolution colour will always achieve the most attention on Instagram.
It is important to keep your images real and not to overdo the filter effects!
Instagram lets you to choose a selection of filters on your photos to help to enhance the look and style, but people do not realise that although we want to see photos that are colourful, they need to be natural looking and real!.
A filter effect is sometimes tempting but where you can try to limit your use of them to keep the colour and contrast normal….
Hashtags are still a brilliant way to increase your reach. They also encourage engagement and attract new followers. Where you can try not to display too many hashtags — especially the ones that are not relevant to the topic of the picture. Always use keywords and try to place your extra hashtags in the comments of the image/video……Keep in mind how often the tag is used and searchable you will be if using it!
Make sure you are using the Explore tab to find new content…
This is where some of the most popular and trending photos/ videos get seen. The photos that are shown are tailored to you based on the photos and videos that have been liked & commented on by people you follow. You can start engaging with new followers by using this tab regularly.
Keeping followers engaged means you need to post new content regularly we do not mean post 8 photos a day or more but we recommend that posting once a day or once every 2 days should be enough to keep your followers engaged. If you do tend to go longer period without posting, you may tend lose a few followers and start to notice…..
Collaborate with specific users.
Posting regularly may not be necessary to keep your followers engaged,especially if you are targeting more specific users by direct messaging them a photo or video. Instagram Direct is a really effective way to connect with groups without the need to make your content to everyone all at once.
Interact with your followers where possible…..
Making your followers feel valued is key. Reply to any comments and then look out their account and like a few of their pictures with a comment too!
Don’t buy FAKE followers!
Many people talk about buying Instagram followers. You may get some big numbers for cheap. An account will look a strange to users who see you have 10K followers, but no likes or comments on your photo. Try and stick to authentic engagement. It’s never all about numbers. If you want a helping hand then there are various methods we would recommend! Feel free to drop us a message to learn how……
Interacting with your followers is a must because the more people you reach out to is a better way to reach more people. Two users are then agreeing to give the other a shout out post on their own accounts. This is a great technique that many IG users have done to grow their accounts by thousands.