How do I increase my Instagram following?

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I've just started an Instagram account for my business and was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to increase my following?

I know it takes time to build up a huge follower base, but if anyone knows of any quick-fix tricks that'd be great!

#increase #instagram #instagram followers #instagram following
  • Profile picture of the author Intelegain

    Do you want to be popular on Instagram? Well, who doesn't...

    Here's how you grow your Instagram following:

    Step #1: Have a good Instagram profile image. Ideally, something that looks professional. Instagram is a "visual" social network. So make sure your profile photo looks good.

    And having a profile image isn't enough. You need to have a thorough bio that includes your name, a description of what you do, and the main benefit people will get from following you (Ex: Top 10 marketer in the world by Forbes, I teach people how to grow their traffic).

    Step #2: Create amazing, beautiful images. No matter what kind of marketing gimmicks you run, it won't work unless you focus on beautiful images. If you aren't sure on what kind of beautiful images to upload, do a search for hashtags within your space and you'll see what has done well in the past. Replicate that.

    Step #3: Post on a consistent basis. Instead of posting once a week, post once to twice a day. This will cause fewer likes per photo, but it will grow your follower count faster. Consider testing the times 10 am and 6 pm as they tend to do well.

    When posting make sure you include a long description of the photo. This will cause your photo to be seen more when people use the search feature.

    And make sure you include hashtags when posting each photo. Around 10 is a good start. Again this will help your photo be found when users do searches.

    Step #4: Follow 30 people per hour. You can technically follow more but you don't want to hit Instagram's spam filters. When you follow people, make sure they are ones you are interested in and they are in your space.

    This will help increase your follower count and cause more comments. And when people leave a comment, engage and respond back because it will cause your followers to become loyal.

    When you have a loyal following you can post images such as "tag a friend whom you would like to go to this destination with"... by doing this you'll notice that your follower count will also grow.

    And that's how you grow your Instagram following.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    I would agree with Intelegain idea but I would not use the step #4 since you have a business account and following a lot of user from a brand or business account is not a good idea.
    Better go for promoted posts or shoutouts that can give you a boost if you are using it wisely
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    • Profile picture of the author Mol@Shortlist
      Yes, I did think about that, thanks for your input
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  • Profile picture of the author Hitmeleap
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  • In order to increase you Instagram you can use very online tools, but they are not that much helpful, your followers will be disappear soon. So its better to be active on Instagram, follow only niche base and start interaction with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mol@Shortlist
      That's what I thought, if I am active then that will encourage more interaction, thank you!
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  • It's also about your content - are you posting quality pictures? Are you using hashtags so those pictures are searchable? Are you typing out captions to tell a story/connect with your followers?

    The other part of it is engagement - Not follow/unfollow. Are you liking other user photos? Are you leaving thoughtful comments that make them want to check out your profile?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mol@Shortlist
      Thank you. Yes, I have been adding captions to our posts but I will try to be more active on other people's posts
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    I don't have a. "Quick fix" so to speak but I do have 2 tips to share

    Use relevant hashtags when posting photos ,try using 2 hashtags per post.
    Use original photos ,so if it means using your phone to capture an image do so.
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  • You need to post regularly.
    Also, you can ask visitors to tag a friend.
    Have some contest. Also, promote your link via other social media platforms as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mol@Shortlist
      Great advice, thanks! I've been promoting our page over Twitter
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  • Profile picture of the author Miriambourke
    if you want to increase the followers you can use tools or you can also use some good contents and good post in your instagram account...and then you should share your link with other..
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  • Profile picture of the author cearion
    Content, consistency in posting regularly, hashtags, and like IG accounts with similar interests. You can also use free tools for your marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavitamishra43
    Prior finding the answer for how to increase instagram followers, you must search, 'what is instagram is all about & what is the age group of members following instagram in bulk?'

    Unless & until your analysis & research of the market of Instagram is accurate, you can't able to augment your followers in this social site quickly.

    As you all know that Instagram is a simple photo sharing site, it's quite easy to make people your followers by showing your interesting part through images. If you found interesting by the people, it won't take much time for you to get instant followers on your instagram profile.

    If you are consistently posting on your profile & each time you found interesting by the viewers, automatically you'll be like by many & your followers number will increase rapidly.

    Sometimes, you have to think out of the box to show your creativity through your images which could immensely help you to drag huge viewers towards you instantly. These tips could help you in getting immense followers which the number will reflect automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author businessmanic
    What business do you run? Some niches have advantage at Instagram such as travel and photography. Every social media platform has ways to get engage with other people in the same interest. You can upload great photos, use hashtags, invite other people to give their opinion by mentioning them in the post, comment on other related photos, like other's comments, etc. Check out this article. It gives detail about how to promote a travel business using Instagram: http://myinternetmarketingmagazine.b...log-using.html
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  • Profile picture of the author jaslinejohncy
    if you want to increase you instagram account following then you should post good contents in it ..and post interesting photos/videos so that many people will watch that and their is chance to get many followers..
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  • Profile picture of the author Elisabethball
    sharing good contents will increase your Instagram followers..
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Jones
    Promote your dedicated hashtag on your other social profiles, on your website, and your email blast.
    Get creative with your hashtags. ...
    Watch topically relevant and trending hashtags. ...
    Use your bio link to drive traffic to your newest or most popular content.
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  • Profile picture of the author techwiiz
    1) Create and optimize your profile.

    2) Designate a content creator.

    3) Brush up on your photography and editing skills.

    4) Start posting.

    5) Write delightful, share-worthy captions.
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    • Profile picture of the author NH1214
      Totally agree, the quality of your content, profile, captions, etc. is very important to get people to want to follow you once they have already come across your Instagram page, but that leaves you with one question, how do you actually get them to come across your page in the first place?

      What I've learned is I had to market myself on Instagram: make myself stand out in a sea of Jane Doe's that are all posting quality content. This is the reason social media marketing companies are in business: you can make the best content ever, but it does not matter if nobody sees it. Once I figured out how to MARKET my account, along with posting great content of course, that's when I finally saw EXPLOSIVE growth.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Engaging folks by commenting on their updates, by Liking their updates and by follow them is the easiest way to get human beings to follow you, said humans being critical for growing your business.

    Give whatever you want, freely and persistently, and those followers will flow to you.
    Ryan Biddulph helps you to be a successful blogger with his courses, manuals and blog at Blogging From Paradise
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  • Profile picture of the author Owird
    If you want consistent engagement and growth then you're going to have to spend a fair bit of time on Instagram- there are no shortcuts here. Unless you are a celebrity or famous on other social media platforms, then you'll have a bit of a head start since you can redirect your followers to Instagram. If that is not the case, however, then engaging with your audience is a great way to build connections, increase your engagement and most important of all- gain followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sradhey Ranwar
    Use Instagram captions for more out reach ,use relevant hash tags,make your username easy to understand and short and sweet.
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  • Instagram is a nice way to share memories and favorite moments with friends, family, and random followers. If you're posting a lot of photos but not receiving as many likes as you want, follow these simple steps to get more likes and followers.

    1. Use hashtags to categorize photos with keywords. Hashtags help you to get discovered by other users and your photos are more likely to get liked.
    2. Use as many hashtags as possible for each photo.
    3. Use the most popular hashtags.
    4. Search the list of trending hashtags and use one of them. Keep in mind that using a popular hashtag can also make your photo more likely to be lost.
    5. Apply filters to your photos. This means using apps to edit and filter your pictures.
    6. Post the right photos. Often, people will post anything, such as their lunch, their cat, or empty beer bottles. If you want more likes, think of Instagram as your art gallery.
    7. Be an active member of the Instagram community to receive likes and comments.

    Hope this helps! Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikaela Pierre
    As what I've observe when your account is public and you use a lot of hashtag, they will follow you.
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