In today’s time, Instagram is the most promising tool to run and grow any business at an exponential rate. Every small and large business has its presence on Instagram in order to represent its brand or services and meet potential customers as well.
As per the official release, the number of people on Instagram is currently over 1 billion monthly active user accounts (200 million increase in 9 months), making Instagram the 6ht largest social media channel worldwide. Around 23.92% of the world’s 4.18 billion mobile internet users access the app monthly.
Millions of businesses, influencers, and brands have claimed that they have built strong clientele through social media marketing.
Are you running a business but don’t have an account on social media channels then you are losing big opportunities. Don’t worry, in this article, we will discuss some of the most effective ways- how to increase Instagram followers.
Note– there are various people on the internet who claim to provide real & active IG followers. But in reality, they are inactive or fake followers. Though you will get thousands of followers they won’t increase your likes, impression, and engagement.
You can follow these ways in order to increase user engagement and grow a massive following over time—one that’s full of real fans, not inactive fake accounts.
So here are my best do’s and don’ts for Instagram.
- Create Impressive And Creative Instagram BIO
Instagram Bio also plays an important role in increasing your brand value. You can see the Instagram BIO of various brands and influencers and get an idea from them for your business account. The more impressive and creative your Instagram BIO is, the more impression you will get.
- Post Unique Content Daily
This is one of the best ways to get real Instagram followers. Remember always post contents that are unique. If you use the content of others do mention them in the caption. Unique content such as photos and videos helps you meet a decent amount of impression. Post more than one photo/video in a day using nice caption and relevant hashtags. Don’t forget to post your posts on Instagram story. As per the various Instagram experts- Post your content in a specific time period (hours, day, and week) in order to meet a high engagement rate.
Generally, the best times to post on Instagram are lunchtime (11 am-1 pm) and evenings (7-9 pm).
- Use Industry-Specific Hashtags
Hashtags are very important to make your IG account growing, without using hashtags one cannot grow their followers, likes, impressions, and engagements.
Use industry-specific hashtags in every post in order to meet new followers.
The more specific hashtags you use, the more specific users you attract and the higher the chances they’ll become followers.
For example- if you are running an IG page related to travel, then your hashtags must be related to travel. As a result, your accounts will be easier to find and thus, easier to follow.
Use these high volume hashtags mixed with smaller, specific travel hashtags-
#Travelgram #Travelholic #Travelbook #Traveller #Travel_Captures #Instatravel #SeeTheWorld #TravelTheWorld #TravelAddict #Travellingram #TravellingThroughTheWorld #TravelIsLife #TravelWithMe #TravelCouple #WorldTraveler #MyTravelStory #WanderingSoul #TravelMoments #JustTravel #Globetrotter #NextDestination #LetsTravel #HappyTraveller #TravelTips #TheBestDestinations #TravelInspiration #TravelJunkie #WorldExplorer
- Keep Your Instagram Story Feature Busy
Keep your Instagram story busy, always post something unique and interesting to engage more users. Your users might miss your post due to the busy schedule, you can catch them through your Instagram story. Photo/video that you post in your feed also posts them on your IG story.
- Go Live
Go Live, it the most favorite feature that allows you to interact with your users. Various brands, celebrities, and influencers use this feature to directly interact with their users.
Through interactive live sessions for questions and comments, you can engage with viewers in real-time, creating more of that precious engagement that can help boost your reach.
- Do Reply In Comment Section To Your Users
Replying to the comments makes more and more users come to your profile. It helps you increase visits to your Instagram page. Other users will see your comments and may visit your Instagram page if they find them thoughtful or intriguing. If users comment on your post and want to know something then do reply to them.
- Make The Most Of Your Bio URL
This is a major asset on your Instagram profile. Bio URL can be seen in most of the popular Instagram profiles. Through this, you can allow your users to visit a website. So do you really want your bio to be clickable to your website homepage or the latest website content? Yeah!! Change it up at least bi-weekly and use that clickable link in your bio to drive traffic to your newest or most popular content.
- Don’t Use These Hashtags At All Costs
There are some hashtags that actually decrease the glory of your post and profile as well. These hashtags you should avoid at all costs. Your aim is to gain organic followers and this can be done through impressive and unique content.
Some of these hashtags we suggest you avoid are as follow-
- Follow And Unfollow
There are no free Instagram followers. Don’t try this tactic, the Instagram algorithm/bot will ban you do posting, commenting, liking, etc. It will increase your followers but not the kind you need or want.
- Don’t Post Low Quality Or Out Of Focus Photos
Low-quality content is unappealing in all manner to the audience and with all of the steps you have to take in order for your posts to be seen, you should make sure it’s the best content of all time.
- Don’t Use Bots
Instagram has easily found those trying to tamper with the algorithm of Instagram by using bots to increase fake engagement such as spam comments, followers, and likes. There is no shortcut to come on the top like it used to, so it’s better to just play by the rules.