Instagram is visual, it’s quick, it’s mobile and it’s really simple to use!!
There’s no better time than now to get started with Instagram.
Make the best out of your own Instagram experience so you can grow your followers and increase engagement…….
Post interesting, colourful photos and videos
Instagram is about providing value to your followers, and if you want more engagement your goal should be to post photos and videos that portray some kind of emotion – happiness, humour, motivation, love and lots more!!!
High-quality photos with a lot of colours do tend to get the most action on Instagram but do not to overdo it with the filter effects
Instagram provides you with many filters you can apply to your photos to automatically enhance their look and style. People want photos and videos that are colourful, but also natural looking. Although filter effects may be tempting, do try to limit your use of them to keep the colour and contrast normal in most of your photos so each picture flows and looks the same effect as the last…..
Use hashtags sparingly
Using hashtags is a great way to increase you reach on Instagram, encourage more engagement and even attract new followers. Unfortunately there are some people take it too far. Their captions are often bloated with hashtags – and you are allowed 30 – but many used aren’t even relevant to the topic of their photo.
If you do use hashtags, make sure to keep it to a minimum, and only use keywords that are relevant. You can use the Explore tab (popular page) to find great new content…….
This Explore tab on IG is where some of the most popular photos and videos will get featured. The photos that are shown in explorer are tailored according to the photos and videos that have been liked or commented on by people you follow.
You can find new users to follow or engage with by checking out this tab regularly!!!!!!
Post often to keep followers interested
If you want to keep followers engaged, then ensure you are posting new content on a regular basis. That doesn’t mean posting 10 photos a day. Just posting once a day – or at least once every other day should be enough to keep your current followers interested. If you go long periods of time without posting, don’t be surprised if you lose a few followers……
Use Instagram Direct to get into contact with a specific user. Although you should post frequently to keep your followers engaged, sometimes it may not be necessary to publicly post something to all your followers, you can target one or more specific users by privately sending them a direct message of a photo or video.
Instagram Direct is a great way to connect with specific groups without needing to show your content to everyone all at once.
Interact with your followers
Never ignore your loyal followers who do regularly like and comment on your photos. You want to make your followers feel valued. Reply to their comments or even go check out their account and like a few of their photos.
Don’t be tempted to purchase followers
There’s a lot of hype about buying IG followers and it’s true that you can get some big numbers for very cheap. The problem is that they’re often mostly fake and inactive and also your account may look a little strange to users who see that you may have 15K followers, but not many likes or comments on your photos and videos.
Stick to real engagement. It’s not all about the numbers.
Experiment with shoutouts
Interacting with your followers is always highly recommended, but the more people you reach out to, the better. Doing a shout out with another account in the same follower range is a very fast and effective way to reach more people.
Two users will agree to give the other a shootout post on their own account and this is actually the main technique that many Instagram users have got used to!!
Stay on top of the latest IG Trends….
Keep up with the latest trends to avoid getting left behind and putting yourself at risk of losing followers.