Top Tip No. 4: How to attract new Instagram Followers
Attract new Instagram followers:
Top Tip No. 3 was all about tags and hashtags and how they can help you get more Instagram followers. Today’s blog is all about how you should also interact with other people’s accounts and this in turn can help you attract more Instagram followers.
Follow, Like and Comment
A great way to attract new Instagram followers is to actually be active as a follower yourself. Keep in mind the mantra ‘Follow, Like and Comment’. By doing these things you are creating a real presence on Instagram and drawing attention to your own Instagram profile.
This is a really easy way to attract new Instagram followers. When you come across a profile with similar interests or themes to your own, FOLLOW them. Then you need to aim to LIKE between 3-5 of their photos. Finally, leave a COMMENT on 1-2 of them. This should be enough to encourage that person to check out your profile and become one of your followers.
Who to follow:
Another top tip is to purposefully work out who your own competitors are. You should then aim to attract their followers by targeting them with the Follow, Like, Comment strategy.
In addition to this, you need to make the most of the tools that Instagram offer. By using their ‘Find People to Follow’ feature you will be introduced to even more people who you can Follow, Like and Comment on to try to entice them to follow you in return. You can find instructions on how to use this Instragram feature here.
Instagram also have a ‘Search and Explore’ section. The Instagram help centre states,
‘We’re always working to update the types of photos and videos you see in Search & Explore to better tailor it to you. Posts are selected automatically based on things like the people you follow or the posts you like. You may also see video channels, which can include posts from a mixture of hand-picked and automatically sourced accounts based on topics we think you’ll enjoy.’
Using this function will also lead you to new accounts and profiles where you can put the ‘Follow, Like and Comment’ strategy in place. You can get more information on Search and Explore from the Instagram help centre here.
A final tip for working out who to follow is to link your Instagram account with your Facebook contacts. For more information from Instagram about ‘Syncing Contacts and Finding People to Follow’ click here.
Choose Images to Like:
When you are seeking new profiles and images to like the main key is to only like photos that are RELEVENT! They need to fit in with your own brans or Instagram theme. The easiest way to search for these is to use a hashtag and search words that relate to what you post about.
Comment on other users’ images:
Commenting on someone else’s post is a really effective way to appeal to new followers. There are three good ways of increasing your chance of them following you:
- Pay the user’s image a compliment in some way.
- Aim to comment on images that have very few comments already, as there is more chance of it being seen.
- Ask a question in your comment. You’re more likely to get a response not only from the person who posted but by other people seeing their profile too!
Hopefully you have gained some insight to start implementing the ‘Follow, Like and Comment’ strategy yourself to attract new Instagram followers today!