Instagram was launched in Oct 2010 and was purchased and owned by Facebook later in 2012 at US$1 Billion.
The craze for Instagram went sky high when smartphones with good quality cameras came in.
The audience on Instagram are mostly the youth that is more inclined towards image content and a clean sophisticated user interface.
In this article, you will find 10 quickest ways to increase Instagram followers in no time.
1. Quality Content:
Above everything focus on providing quality content. The more quality you provide the better engagement you get. Well the above sentence is not applicable for celebrities and known faces such as political figures.
I will compare and give example of various posts using the hashtag #DigitalMarketingTips
2. Use Hashtags Carefully
Hashtags play a vital role in Instagram. But overdoing them shadow bans your account. So be very careful with hashtags and never ever use more than 10-20 hashtags (30 is the limit).
Do not over do here means never use similar tags again and again.
Let’s assume you are sharing a post where you will be showing 7 ways to followers on Instagram and you are using hashtags like
#instagramtips #instagramtips #instagramhacks and so on but similar; this is considered as spamming.
Instead of that use hashtags like #InstagramTricks #HowtoGainFollowers #MarketingTips #SocialMediaTips #TipofTheDay etc.
3. Do shoutouts:
If you have some budget in hand, go for paid shout outs. Find the best accounts in your niche and ask them for paid shout outs.
They will mention your account in their stories and posts and you will get instant follower growth. This is 100% legit and no one can stop you doing this if you have money.
As per my own experience I paid an account $50 to get a shoutout and that page was having 3m followers. I got 250 followers in fraction of minutes. This works for every niche. Give it a try.
4. Add Keywords & Hashtags in Bio
As you can see I have added all the keywords in my Bio, Digital Marketer, Social Media Consultant, Blogger etc.
When ever someone will search related words in the search field of Instagram there are highest chances that my profile will appear on top and it will help me generating more followers.
5. Talk and Promote your Page on other channels:
You must have seen a lot of bloggers and YouTubers promoting their Instagram handles on videos and articles.
It is because this method really works. When you cross-promote your Instagram profile on other channels people go to Instagram, find you, and follow you. Do not skip this method.
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6. Work on your captions:
Captions hold a great weight when it comes to engagement. If you think that your posts are appealing and you need not to work on captions then you are damn wrong.
A catchy caption with a highly appealing picture grabs attention.
7. Use you grid effectively:
The grid that Instagram provides is 3×3 make sure you use it effectively.
Don’t mix jazzy colors and multiple fonts. Be very creative and keep working on a theme.
As an example I am taking Zoomsphere They have done a pretty decent job.
8. Outsource What you Can not do:
When it comes to increasing Instagram followers in a short span of time, I would definitely advise outsourcing stuff that you are not good at.
May be I can write captions but I am not good at graphics or videos. Perhaps it might take you to 4 hours to design 2 posts but using the same amount of time a professional can do 20 designs.
This method helps scaling at shortest time but you need money to outsource stuff. If you do not have investment you can skip this one.
9. IGTV is a Gold Mine:
If you still are unware of IGTV then go into your Instagram and start doing some research.
IGTV is a feature introduced by Instagram where they put lengthy videos that are above 1 minute in length.
You can upload 15 mins of video content from phone and 60 mins of video content from desktop.
Instagram gives a lot of value to IGTV content and IGTV content are loved by the audience as well.
10 Respect the Algorithm:
Instagram algorithm is very unique and fare in nature. If you learn how exactly it works then you can achieve a lot from it.
Instagram algorithm checks the max potential of a post during it’s first hour after it is posted.
If you are getting great engagement in the first few minutes, there are maximum chances that the post will go viral. Keep it in mind while creating content.
Right now Instagram is the platform that is giving the highest engagement and reaches when it is compared to Facebook. Brands and marketers are focusing to increase their budget for Instagram in the coming years.
There is comparatively less amount of spam or fake profiles on Instagram which makes it the ultimate choice for the users and the marketers as well.
If you really love my work in this article then please support me by following me on Instagram so that I can make a series of content on the same.
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