I am starting a travel blog and want to improve my subscriptions on my blog and Instagram. So I naturally began to start researching to find out how to increase Instagram followers. Here are the top 10 tips and tricks I found.
- Know who your followers are
Almost everything I’ve read so far talks about knowing who you’re targeting and using those platforms to reach your audience. For example, I am a travel blogger so I won’t be appealing to a homebody who never leaves their neighbourhood. I appeal to people who are more adventurous (or wish they were) which are typically young adults between 20-35. This sounds simple, but it can get a bit tricky. That’s why it’s important to always make content and advertise in a way that connects to your target population.
- Post at peak times
There are certain times of the day that you should post because that’s when there’s optimal traffic flow. Instagram has all times as peak hours with the exception of 3-4PM on weekdays while Facebook peak is best between 1 and 4 PM.
Many stated that connecting your Instagram with your Facebook and Twitter is key to increase traffic flow and show more followers on each site.
- Post and post often
So many advice articles state that posting frequently is the key because it keeps people interested and up to date.
- Good content
Make sure your content is quality. You can do anything you’d like, but if your content is not of high quality, people will go elsewhere – they have plenty of options.
Have creative, detailed descriptions that capture the audience’s attention and make them want more! Also, a great way to advertise for your blog or website is to give them a taste and invite them to go to the site for more.
- Connect with others in your field
I know this may seem counter-intuitive, but try to buddy up and create a mutual relationship with another person or influencer that is in your area or field of work. This way their followers can become your followers.
- Be unique
This sounds a lot easier than it is. With so much content and competition out there, what makes you different? Why should someone check out your page? That is the question you have to answer with every post.
- Stay focused
Once you find your niche, try to stay focused on it. When people really love what you do, become the best at that because people love consistency. We are creatures of habit whether we admit it or not, so be creative but consistent.
- Give stuff away
If at all possible, give some stuff away. This rewards your followers and encourages new people to follow as well. Make sure it is well advertised so everyone can see you give stuff away. You can also create discounts for people the see certain posts so people will wait for a post and it will create hype around your page.
If all of these tricks are still not generating the desired result, there are also many services that include buying Instagram followers or likes to help give the page a boost and create interest.