Instagram has come an extremely long way since October 2010 when it was first launched. Last December, Instagram hit 500 million daily users and has quickly become for many of us, our favourite form of social media. From the average user to the influencer, Instagram has established itself as one of the most powerful social media apps for individuals and business alike.
In order to maximise your reach and engagement on Instagram (and start to reap the benefits of what it means to be an Instagram influencer. Read: free stuff), you must rank up your followers in order to have a consistent amount of reach and engagement.
We have compiled a list featuring our top five proven tips to help you get to your first 1000 followers on Instagram:
How to get your first 1000 followers on Instagram
Give your account a topic and create content around your selected topic
When choosing what type of content you would like to base your account around, it comes down to your personal tastes and the type of people or brands you want to reach. No one enjoys profiles that post drastically different types of content. For us at Gadgets that means sticking to technology. Bottom line: pick your topic and stick to it so your potential followers know what they are going to get from following your Instagram.
Use hashtags to their full potential
Hashtags are a great way to hit new user’s feeds. This doesn’t mean loading every post with irrelevant hashtags. The days of #likeforlike #igers and #love are over. Focus on long tail or niche hashtags. We suggest making groups of these niche hashtags and separating by category, ready to post according to your content.
Engage with your community
This is IG basics: engage with your community. Drop a like and comment on your followers’ or competitors’ feeds. This puts your profile in front of the people who like your style of content.
Think of your Instagram’s wall aesthetic
Try using similar filters to make the same colours pop in your photos. This creates more of a unifying look to your account. When users look at your profile and like the aesthetic, they are automatically more likely to follow your page and engage with your content.
We can’t stress enough how important consistent posting is. With IG’s new algorithm, photos liked the most within the first 15 minutes of posting are more likely to hit the ‘explore’ page for other users.
By following these five tips and keeping your methods consistent, you will be on your way to your first 1000 followers in no time.
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