What are your best Instagram tips?

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Hey Warriors!!

Recently, I have been experimenting with Instagram and trying to build up my following there ... and ultimately get more traffic to my sites online.

I have searched for some good Instagram tips here on the WF - but don't really see much good info on this topic (yet).

Here is what I have been doing on Instagram so far:

- Liking as many images as possible on the newsfeed, daily.
- Re-posting other's images (with a especial app), daily.
- Going to other's Instagram profile and liking 5 to 10 of their images, daily.

So far, it is helping me build up my followers but very slowly.

And I'm also linking to my Facebook profile to build up my FB following - and I also have links to my Instagram profile n my FB profile. So it's a back and forth social media strategy. You know what I mean!

I would like to hear from the people who are working Instagram to drive traffic to their sites online.

What are your best Instagram tips to build up a following fast?

What strategies are you implementing?

I'd appreciate everyone's input on this topic! ..

I'm sure we can all benefit from good valuable tips for Instagram marketing.

Thank you!
#instagram #instagram followers #instagram marketing #social media marketing #tips
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    Have you tried posting any original content? Original pieces go much farther than re-posted ones, even on social media.

    When it comes to Instagram, i also try to comment on at least 10 things a day, i don't know why, but when i started generating traffic with Insta, this is just one of the things that i did.





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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

      Have you tried posting any original content? Original pieces go much farther than re-posted ones, even on social media.

      When it comes to Instagram, i also try to comment on at least 10 things a day, i don't know why, but when i started generating traffic with Insta, this is just one of the things that i did.
      Yes, I also post original images from time to time. I try to mix it up a bit.

      I have also noticed that when I re-post someone's image, that already has hundreds of likes, it helps me get some new followers - and likes on my other images - a lot more than when I post my own original images.

      That is why I re-post a lot more!

      I have not tried doing the commenting so much. But I should right!

      I will try a combination of likes, comments, and re-posting - at 10+ of each every single day.. I used to follow people, so they can follow me back. But it was not really working too well.

      I think leaving comments and liking a few images on someone's profile will help you make them follow you. The more you do it, the more it will add up, right!!

      Thanks for your input, by the way!
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  • Profile picture of the author majdi105
    Best thing is follow other and you can get 40% follow back but you should know how to follow
    Go to big pages on your niche then search for last image that they posted let say 10 min ago
    then follow ppl who liked and commented on that image they are interested in your niche and they are online so better chance to follow back
    if you don't want to follow then just like their last 3 pic
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by majdi105 View Post

      Best thing is follow other and you can get 40% follow back but you should know how to follow
      Go to big pages on your niche then search for last image that they posted let say 10 min ago
      then follow ppl who liked and commented on that image they are interested in your niche and they are online so better chance to follow back
      if you don't want to follow then just like their last 3 pic

      Good points here!!

      I know following others is a way to gain followers back. I did this for a while but was not getting as many followers back as I was expecting.

      I think leaving a comment and liking 3 to 5 of people's images can help make them follow you, even if you are not following them!

      Thanks for your input!
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
        I post at least 1 pic per account I have per day usually. For now I am using instagress.com to automate my liking, commenting, following and unfollowing. You can only follow 7500 accounts with a new Instagram account so if your using the follow method to get followers back eventually you'll hit 7500 and can't follow anymore so you'll then need to unfollow those who aren't following you back and if you check that option in instagress it will do it for you.

        I did it all manually in the beginning but it's just too tedious and time consuming so instagress has been great. I am usually able to get 5000 followers in a month or two with them. However you'll eventually hit the wall and to keep this up you will eventually have to unfollow people who are following you and this will cause you to lose some followers also as their are popular apps out there that let you know who unfollows you and then those people may unfollow you unless you have a cool niche account that they like, like funny video clips or funny memes or fitness related or whatever it is. If they like your account they will stay with you.

        You can also pay for shoutouts if you have the money. A shoutout is when a large account post your pic and tells their followers to follow your account and each time you do this you will gain REAL followers. When I built some of my large accounts in the beginning I did it just for fun, followers and likes and that's it. Back then about 2 years ago or so shoutouts were $5 - $10 mostly. Now loads of these account know there in the advertising business and are charging a lot more so it could take $2000 or more to build up to 50k-100k depending on the niche.

        But you may want to start with instagress as it's only $9.95 per month so that's like 33 cents per day per account so its very cost effective to get yourself from 0-10k.
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        • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
          Originally Posted by mikeyman120 View Post

          I post at least 1 pic per account I have per day usually. For now I am using instagress.com to automate my liking, commenting, following and unfollowing. You can only follow 7500 accounts with a new Instagram account so if your using the follow method to get followers back eventually you'll hit 7500 and can't follow anymore so you'll then need to unfollow those who aren't following you back and if you check that option in instagress it will do it for you.

          I did it all manually in the beginning but it's just too tedious and time consuming so instagress has been great. I am usually able to get 5000 followers in a month or two with them. However you'll eventually hit the wall and to keep this up you will eventually have to unfollow people who are following you and this will cause you to lose some followers also as their are popular apps out there that let you know who unfollows you and then those people may unfollow you unless you have a cool niche account that they like, like funny video clips or funny memes or fitness related or whatever it is. If they like your account they will stay with you.

          You can also pay for shoutouts if you have the money. A shoutout is when a large account post your pic and tells their followers to follow your account and each time you do this you will gain REAL followers. When I built some of my large accounts in the beginning I did it just for fun, followers and likes and that's it. Back then about 2 years ago or so shoutouts were $5 - $10 mostly. Now loads of these account know there in the advertising business and are charging a lot more so it could take $2000 or more to build up to 50k-100k depending on the niche.

          But you may want to start with instagress as it's only $9.95 per month so that's like 33 cents per day per account so its very cost effective to get yourself from 0-10k.

          Awesome!

          Thanks for the great tips man!

          I didn't know about that site. I'm definitely checking it out!...

          I'm only working on one IG account at the moment. I think focusing all of my energy on one at a time would help me accomplish my goal a lot faster!

          I appreciate the tips you gave! ...

          Have a great week!
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          • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
            Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

            Awesome!

            Thanks for the great tips man!

            I didn't know about that site. I'm definitely checking it out!...

            I'm only working on one IG account at the moment. I think focusing all of my energy on one at a time would help me accomplish my goal a lot faster!

            I appreciate the tips you gave! ...

            Have a great week!

            Just wanted to give an important tip. When running instagress on an account make sure your logged out of that account on your smartphone or ipad or tablet and ecspecially do not use your account in any way while instagress is running on it or instagram will detect double access to your account from 2 different places and your account will automatically get locked and closed down and it will be gone for good so keep that in mind. I used 20 plus accounts with them with no issue then one day I forgot about my new fitness account and uploaded pics and stuff on my smartphone while it was running on instagress and I lost that account for good. Luckily it was brand new so I didn't lose loads of gained followers which would suck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ertha
    Few Instagram tips that are easy-to-follow here

    1.) Follow relevant accounts
    2.) Post regularly
    3.) Use hashtag wisely

    The key is the same as normal marketing concept, get noticed from your target group. That's why i recommended to follow others in your industry, if you're their interest you will be likely to get followed back.

    If you got followed back from those in irrelevant field, most of the time they will ignore the post and finally unfollow, and bought followers won't generate as much like and exposure as the genuine one does.
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  • Profile picture of the author radis
    Just keep manually massing like you have been doing until instagrams advertising is available to everyone which will be very soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by radis View Post

      Just keep manually massing like you have been doing until instagrams advertising is available to everyone which will be very soon.

      Thanks! .. yes I will continue to do what I'm doing daily and maybe more!

      It is all about consistency after all, right!
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  • Profile picture of the author radis
    Heres another little tip, ever heard of the 5/3/1 method? 5 likes+3 comments=1 follower. Don't use generic comments though. Put some thought into it
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  • Profile picture of the author geeksonrepair
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    Do blog commenting dear.It is very effective technique to promote your blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by geeksonrepair View Post

      Do blog commenting dear.It is very effective technique to promote your blog.

      I already do blog commenting! .. Im just trying to build up a big social media following now.

      Thanks for your input anyways!
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardThessen
    Use hashtags that are known to help increase followers
    Like hundreds of random pictures from people in your target audience.
    Hold a contest on Instagram.
    Remember that quality beats quantity. Edit your account to leave only the best images. No one wants to follow someone with thousands of pointless images of food or other random shots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    Some instagram tips, such as:

    ->You can upload colorful images and videos and interesting too.
    ->You can use more hashtags which will bring more traffic.
    ->Post whatever audience wants to see
    ->You can instagram direct, it will help to send message privately.
    ->Follow latest trends on instagram.

    These are some tips of instagram, which are very effective for getting more viewers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezjob
    Take as many "off the wall" photos as you can and post them.

    Strange photos always attract attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Natalie Banks
    Make sure your profile isn't private, no point having a business page set as private.
    Aside from what you've already said, follow relevant people and they will likely follow back, consider relevant hashtags (this is how people will find you) but don't overuse them, don't try selling on Instagram as people want content that benefits them but building your following should be enough to increase business. If someone follows you, follow them back
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

    Hey Warriors!!

    Recently, I have been experimenting with Instagram and trying to build up my following there ... and ultimately get more traffic to my sites online.

    I have searched for some good Instagram tips here on the WF - but don't really see much good info on this topic (yet).

    Here is what I have been doing on Instagram so far:

    - Liking as many images as possible on the newsfeed, daily.
    - Re-posting other's images (with a especial app), daily.
    - Going to other's Instagram profile and liking 5 to 10 of their images, daily.

    So far, it is helping me build up my followers but very slowly.

    And I'm also linking to my Facebook profile to build up my FB following - and I also have links to my Instagram profile n my FB profile. So it's a back and forth social media strategy. You know what I mean!

    I would like to hear from the people who are working Instagram to drive traffic to their sites online.

    What are your best Instagram tips to build up a following fast?

    What strategies are you implementing?

    I'd appreciate everyone's input on this topic! ..

    I'm sure we can all benefit from good valuable tips for Instagram marketing.

    Thank you!
    curious how u tell your followers to your link?
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  • Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

    Hey Warriors!!

    Recently, I have been experimenting with Instagram and trying to build up my following there ... and ultimately get more traffic to my sites online.

    I have searched for some good Instagram tips here on the WF - but don't really see much good info on this topic (yet).

    Here is what I have been doing on Instagram so far:

    - Liking as many images as possible on the newsfeed, daily.
    - Re-posting other's images (with a especial app), daily.
    - Going to other's Instagram profile and liking 5 to 10 of their images, daily.

    So far, it is helping me build up my followers but very slowly.

    And I'm also linking to my Facebook profile to build up my FB following - and I also have links to my Instagram profile n my FB profile. So it's a back and forth social media strategy. You know what I mean!

    I would like to hear from the people who are working Instagram to drive traffic to their sites online.

    What are your best Instagram tips to build up a following fast?

    What strategies are you implementing?

    I'd appreciate everyone's input on this topic! ..

    I'm sure we can all benefit from good valuable tips for Instagram marketing.

    Thank you!
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    Pay and send your post out, you can see some new likes, and maybe some sales, but cost a lot of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayKay Dowdall
    Post, post, post!

    I have a decent-sized following in a small niche (176k followers), and the trick is to post 4-5 times per day.

    Posts that get quick engagement are likely to show up more often in the Explore tab - which is where you're going to get new followers from anyway. So I post during the times of day when mobile usage is highest: early morning, mid-morning, lunch, early evening, late evening.

    Use 10-15 hashtags (don't overdo it).

    I also buy shoutouts from pages in my niche with more followers than me. It can be expensive (The most I paid was $250) but it can be VERY explosive growth. I got over 10,000 followers in less than 24hrs from a shoutout.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffanity
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    Workt with influencers to boost your Instagram followers. Offer free service/products in exchange for a post or shoutout. I recommend using Phlanx
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    Instagram is beneficial for a business because it has become one of the most photo sharing platform.It is a powerful source of traffic so it can be beneficial for your site traffic.Instagram is also free advertising and so you can show your brands and services but you must remember about quality your brands and product.
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    Quality content with proper hash tags and call to action!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yna
    You learn more about social media marketing. Check out the methods below and see if it helps:
    • Join Facebook engagement groups
    • Join Telegram groups
    • Collaborate with influencers - use an influencer platform like Phlanx
    • Make a blog about your niche
    • Do SEO for your blog - go to Youtube to learn about SEO
    • Make Youtube videos about your niche or you can post it on FB
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  • You can follow these Instagram tips:

    1.) Follow relevant accounts
    2.) Post regularly
    3.) Use hashtag wisely

    The key is the same as the normal marketing concept, you get noticed by your target group. That's why I recommend you to follow others in your Industry. Once you get their attention you will be likely to get followed back. If you got followed back from those irrelevant fields, most of the time they will ignore the post and finally unfollow you.
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  • Increase your followers
    use hashtags and daily post
    share your content on other sites like as FB, Tumblr and etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikaela Pierre
    Well, you just have to active on instagram, follow back when someone follows you, and then use hashtags that is related to your pictures.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajvallone
    100% use the hashtags that your target audience is looking at, you can use focalmark for something like that, and continued high quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kellavooy
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    You can also try to use some promotional bots. It really works and saves your time.
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