13 tips and tricks for Instagram that you probably did not know
Do you want to dominate Instagram?
Why not do it? Instagram is very powerful!
However, many people and businesses are still not making the most of it. Over the past year I have devoted myself completely to learning as much as possible about Instagram to take better advantage of it.
The result? I applied all my knowledge and went from having 0 to 70,000 followers on Instagram as of today.
Instagram allowed me to create a new personal brand completely from scratch.
Today I will share with you all the tips and tricks for Instagram that have led me to success.
1. Post more than 30 hashtags
This is a tip for those who love to add multiple hashtags to their photos on Instagram. There is currently a small hole in Instagram that allows you to exceed the maximum of 30 hashtags.
You will need to follow these steps to add up to 60 hashtags to each post and give your post more visibility.
This is how you should do it.
Post your photo or video as you normally do. Make sure there are no hashtags in the original description, otherwise the trick won’t work.
Then copy and paste 30 hashtags in a comment on your photo or video.
Once you have done it you can go back to edit the description of your photo and add the other 30 hashtags.
2. Research hashtags for your posts
Some hashtags that you can use are quite obvious but they are precisely those hashtags that tend to be used too often and your posts can get drowned in them. Some hashtags like #business may be relevant to your post, however this hashtag alone encompasses almost half a million photos. Your photos can be lost in just a few seconds.
What you should do then is use popular hashtags that are not overused. The trick is to research correctly on Instagram.
You just have to start with a common hashtag. I chose the hashtag #business for this example. Then scroll down.
Do you notice how #proprietary has only 80,000? This hashtag might be a better option to use. You can easily find more hashtags like this just by scrolling down for more suggestions each time you search for a common hashtag.
Keep going until you find your 60 hashtags. It may take you a little while, but with this you will achieve better results and greater interaction.
Here are some hashtags you can start using to go in the right direction:
- # entrepreneur– 379,000 publications
- #emprendehoy – 4,200 posts
- #successful – 75,000 posts
3. Save hashtags to use later
Ready for more tips for using hashtags on Instagram? Here’s one to keep you organized.
It has already happened to us. You have the perfect photo or video on Instagram, and after posting it, you only have a short time to post your hashtags.
No! You panic and forget all the hashtags you wanted to use. Even worse? You don’t even remember the most important hashtags.
Don’t worry. All you have to do is create a note and organize the hashtags by categories. If you have a business account you can for example create hashtag categories like this:
(Don’t forget to max out the 60 hashtags trick I shared with you earlier?)
4. Hide hashtags on Instagram
A list of hashtags on each Instagram post doesn’t look very good. You may even seem desperate for attention and you probably don’t want that.What can we do?
Here’s a little trick that you might not know yet.
Hide those hashtags using “.” and spaces. All you have to do is save them in your notes like this:
5. Save drafts for later
We are going to leave the topic of hashtags to share more tips for Instagram about your visual content.
Did you know that you can save posts as drafts? Yes! You can include a photo and its description in your drafts.
How to do it:
- Tap the + sign on your screen to take or upload a new photo or video as you normally would.
- Edit your photo, add your description, location, etc.
- Click on the arrow pointing to the left at the top of the screen to return to the previous screen (an icon like this appears on iPhone
- Click the arrow (or
- A message will appear on your screen asking if you want to save the draft or discard it. Just click save.
Done! The next time you want to add a photo you will find it right there.
Important: Sometimes your drafts can disappear when Instagram updates its application, so it is best not to save too many.
6. Monitor comments on ads
Ads on Instagram are compelling. They are a great way to generate leads and traffic from Instagram. The problem is that you can’t see the comments.
7. Record video with your hands free
If you are alone and want to record a video yourself, you just have to click on the “+” sign, as you normally would to upload or record your story on Instagram.
Then just click on the “Hands Free” option to start recording. You can choose to save it or upload it to your story on Instagram.
8. Share photos from your camera in your stories
You finally managed to take the perfect photo for your Instagram story. The problem? You only have 24 hours to publish it.
Don’t worry, if you can’t publish all your photos at the same time, you just have to take a screenshot for that photo to appear as new. The quality may not be the best but it is a great way to solve this situation.
9. Mention other accounts in your story
What I love about stories on Instagram is that you can tag other accounts on it
Labeling is simple, all you need is to type its name as you would in a description. If you type it correctly then you will see something similar to this:
Otherwise you will only see your text.
Your followers will be able to see who mentioned you and click on the username to go directly to the profile. When someone mentions you in their stories you will receive a notification.
10. Gain more followers
Shout for shoutout (mention for mention) or # S4S or #SFS is a great way to gain more followers on Instagram. This works when you find an account similar to yours with a similar audience and approach them asking if they are interested in exchanging one mention for others. If they are interested then each will mention the other in their Instagram stories.
This method alone has helped me gain thousands of followers. The key is to find the appropriate accounts or similar to yours.
11. Get free statistics
If you want to get cheaper statistics all you have to do is switch to a business profile. The business profile includes statistics that can help you determine if your Instagram strategy is working or not.
Switching to a business profile is very easy. Just go to your options and click on “Switch to Company Profile”, connect to your page on Facebook and that’s it.
12. Make your descriptions more readable
I don’t know about you but when I read something on Instagram I prefer that there are adequate spaces in the text. This makes your descriptions on Instagram much more readable. I know, only when you see your iOS keyboard the arrow to “go back is simply not there. (If you are an Instagram user you can continue to the next tip).
It’s there. Just click the 123 button.
And it will appear.
13. Disable comments
Do you have any type of content that you don’t want someone to comment on?
On Instagram you can disable comments. It is very simple too. Just click on the “…” and disable comments.
Now no one will be able to comment on that post.
These Instagram tips and tricks can be very helpful if you are new to Instagram. I recommend that you bookmark this publication to always have it at hand.
Once you do, go to Instagram and put several of these tips into practice. We’d love to hear if they worked for you.
Via: Agora Pulse