Have you been working your ass off trying to get more some Instagram love from your followers? I’m not here to shame you. In fact, I’m in the same boat.
I recently started posting more on my Instagram page Posh Stock Images after a couple of months of not posting.
Right now I get anywhere from 7 to 20 likes per post while other posts and very little engagement. And it’s high time I did something to get more love. Are you with me?
Don’t worry, I’m not about to drop a list of things to do that will take forever to see results.
The truth of the matter is you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to reach more people and get them to stop scrolling to see your Instagram posts, like and comment on them.
Actually, it’s easy-peasy but you do have to put a little more effort into it.
How To Get More Instagram Love
If you’re ready to give your Insta page a boost in engagement and get more followers, keep on reading to find out what I’m doing to get more love on this platform.
First, let’s start with the most important – pics. Original pics like selfies still get the most engagement. But if posting selfies isn’t your thing (it’s not really my thing either), you can always post quotes, look for images on sites like Canva. Or you can using custom styled stock images and custom templates like these from our Instaquote collection:
If you’re struggling in this area, I know can relate. This has been an issue for me, too. On top of my Instagram accounts (I have 3), I also manage the Instagram accounts for several of my clients.
Naturally their accounts take priority. So by the time I was done posting for my clients plus everything else I have on my to-do list, I just couldn’t get to my own IG accounts.
There are a couple things that will keep you consistent.
One is having a social media marketing plan. Knowing what you’re going to post a head of time will save you from having to come up with something to post on the fly.
The other is investing in a social media management tool.
Use The Right Hashtags
Using the hashtags can also help your posts get more engagement and the more you use the better. You can use up to 30 hashtags per Instagram post just remember they should be relevant to your niche.
It might sound like a piece of cake but if you haven’t done it already, coming up with 30 hashtags can be time-consuming. Heck, I can barely come up with 10 of them myself, lol!
You can do it old school and check out the hashtags your competitors and top bloggers use but that can be time-consuming.
Thankfully, there are places to get a list of the most popular hashtags like Hashtagify, HopperHQ, Best Hashtags, and All Hashtag.
Use Other Instagram Features
Reach more people by using Instagram’s latest features like IGTV and Instagram Live Video.
Like Snapchat, Instagram Live videos are only available for a short time, after 24 hours the videos disappear whereas IGTV does not.
When you use these features, it boosts your brand’s visibility, it grows your community, and there’s more chances of engagement.
Give Plenty Of Instagram Love
Ah yes, the ole tried and true. When you give Instagram love to your followers by liking and commenting on their pics and they will return the love back.
And that’s really all there is to say about that!
Check IG Analytics
Last but not least, take a moment to check your analytics to see what’s working for your and what’s not.
Instagram analytics can show you stats like how many interactions your posts get, the number of profile visits you’ve gotten as well as your reach and impressions.
There’s a content tab that also shows you which posts, stories and promotions got the most impressions.
And in the Audience tab, it breaks down your followers by gender, age range and location. It also tells you what days of the week your followers are most active. Lots of juicy tidbits for you to work with so check it out!
Remember, getting a boost in engagement and increasing your followers is not going to happen overnight so don’t stress about the numbers.
Followers will come and go. But if you apply your game plan and put some effort in your Instagram posts, you will no doubt get more engagement and grow your following.
I hope you found these Instagram tips helpful! If you can add anything to this list, share it with us in the comments below!