6 tricks for your Instagram to set fire
Instagram has surpassed 100 million active monthly users. With this potential for exposure for your company or brand, it would be a shame to miss this opportunity presented by one of the most widespread social platforms.
But how do I get people to follow and interact with me?
Here are 6 tips to make your Instagram account rise like foam:
1. Add the Instagram icon to your other social networks
Many people will not even know that your brand or company has a presence on Instagram, so adding the icon to your website or your Facebook profile, or blog with a link to your Instagram will surely increase your followers.
By clicking here, you can choose the icon you want for your page, with a basic «cut and paste» you can solve it, although being a little creative in these practices always helps.
2. Likea photos and leave comments
Giving “likes” to photos of others and leaving comments helps a lot for other users to visit your Instagram and thus be able to start following you. Leaving comments also helps increase the visibility of your Instagram. Interact and behave like a human!
Start by liking popular pages you don’t know about or looking for hashtags related to your business niche to interact with people who are more likely to follow you so that a future interaction may arise.
3. Upload photos consistently
As usual, consistency is the key to success. One or two photos a day will be the perfect dose for your audience to grow.
To go further, try to keep the aesthetics of your photos consistent. (The most popular filters are Lo-Fi, X-Pro II, Amaro, and Hudson although half of the photos on Instagram do not have filters). Using applications like Diptic to make photo collages always provides added value that is noticeable to other users.
4. Follow your followers and user suggestions
If some of your followers on other social networks have a profile on Instagram, follow them too. They already know you and will probably follow you back.
Instagram introduces the option “Suggested Users.” Follow them because surely you have common interests, so you can interact with them and have them follow you.
5. Share your Instagram photos on other networks
When you upload a photo you will see that it allows you to share them on other social networks. You can also link the default accounts so that this happens automatically. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Foursquare will be able to benefit from your snapshots in the form of content, and your followers there will know of your presence on Instagram.
6. Include your Hashtags in your photos
Does your brand or company have a specific hashtag that you use on other networks? Google+ and Twitter allow the insertion of hastags, use them also on Instagram. For example, if Lion Click had an account on Instagram, we could use hastags like #boomsocial or whatever you can think of in relation to your sector. So your followers will know where the shots are going.
The rest of the factors to create a good community around your Instagram profile depends on you and the content of your photos. As online marketers always say: Content is king. Make sure your photos are pretty and easy on the eyes.