- Use the most popular hashtags and keywords
hashtags are awesome!
They not only classify content in hashtags, they also give you better visibility and opportunity for your photos. The more popular the hashtag, the higher the odds of a return (or at least alike).
If the latest and most popular hashtags are being searched, check out Hashtagsforlikes – a tool that lets you search and analyze trends in your niche.
You can also use hashtags such as #FF, #instafollow, #followback, #l4l (like it and #tagsforlikes that are used for loving and loving purposes.
Enter these tags with the appropriate keywords in your photo captions. Don’t forget about geotagging, too! Geotagging pushes the content of these specific locations to automated pages (and hence increases the chance of people finding you through the location page)
- Connect to other accounts in social media
Neil says it should help you gain more followers for Instagram by connecting your Instagram and Facebook accounts as almost 20% of your Facebook friends are (probably) Instagram users too.
This technique will help your friends “discover” and immediately begin to follow you as an Instagram user. Obviously, when you sign up, this is the first thing you should do but afterward you can do it too. You’re going to know where to find a new Facebook friend who decides to join Instagram too.
Example: Facebook page for more Instagram followers
If you have already signed in to your accounts and are still looking for more Facebook fans, a simple way of keeping their attention on Facebook or other social media account is to post your photos on Instagram (i.e. Twitter). You can not only indicate where you can’t find yourself else, but also what to expect when you follow your Instagram’s profile on other social media accounts (with awesome photos, peeks, discounts, etc.).
3. Keep an eye out for what works
The most popular tab is the best place to start looking for what gets the attention of the people.
Whenever you find something insanely popular (without being a Kardashian), see what the photograph made people tick. You can see a pattern almost always.
For instance, the popular tag is full of beautiful photos, which have bright colors, strong contrasts, unique prospects, or beautiful ladies. Try and see what works in your own versions of these photos.
It is important to note here that the followers of Instagram love pictures that are just beautiful. You want to be aesthetically pleasing and perhaps artistic to your images and videos. If you want to stand out really, your dog’s random, low-quality photos, food, drinks won’t cut it off. So when choosing the photos you want to upload, make your choice very selective.
4. Follow people or like their photos
One of the most obvious ways to get the attention of people is to offer them a service: follow them or like their photos.
Neil said he generated 21.7 likes on the pictures for every 100 loves on random pictures and he got 6.1 more followers on Instagram trackers .
You don’t even have to follow people according to his experience in order to receive this response.
But if you don’t mind taking it to get a reply, there is no harm to the random people who follow it and wait for it to come back to you. You stimulate curiosity within a user by following other people and more often than not) lead them to your own profile. If this user likes what they see on your Instagram profile, he will follow you very probably.
You don’t have to be worried about being “followed” too many before you can actually get a large number of followers.” Filter and unfold people who haven’t been following you.
5. Offer discounts, coupons and prizes
When you run a company, you can collect likes and follow one of the simplest ways.
Nothing attracts people, such as competitions and coupons, and Instagram supporters!
Offer people the opportunity to “win” a product or a discount coupon by entering a contest just by liking or following your photo. Some of the successful brands employed this approach to increase Instagram followers, make them more fond of and comment on the brand and make the brand more visible.
6. Use popular filters
I’m not 100% sure that this works, but the philtres you use on your photos could make a difference, according to Neil and Track Maven’s Fortune 500 Instagram report.
Mayfair is the most popular and efficient philtre to use, according to Track Maven. However, Neil suggests that the most popular philtres are Normal, Early Bird, X-Proll, and Hefe.