1. To increase brand IG followers - apart from interacting more with the audience and amend hashtag, there is some service like https://pushgram.co/, which provides growth of your followers (real people and not fake accounts) Is that the usual way to go for other brands as well?
2. I find that placing ads on IG through Facebook Ad Manager cannot generate any followers and engagement on other non-boosted posts, and it seems only useful for driving traffic to the website. Is that true? Or do I need to "boost post" on IG on mobile directly?
3. Do you think sharing the post to FB from IG or adding IG link on the Facebook post, could help growing followers on IG? Because if I use HootSuite it would separate Facebook and IG followers.