Growing your Instagram followers organically is not that hard. You can grow your followers on Instagram by following these 9 tips with Infographic & create your fan base.
With over 700 million active monthly users, more than 80 million images and 1.8 billion likes per day has made Instagram one of the most popular social media platforms.
Instagram was just a fun social network, but with the launch of IGTV, Instagram Reels & Instagram ads, it has become the top social network for marketers, influencers & businesses to promote their products/services.
Various studies have shown that Instagram has the highest average brand engagement rate than other social networks.
There are two ways to increase your Instagram followers:
- Paid ads
- Organic ways
If you don’t want to spend money on paid ads, then you are in the right place. In this post, I have shared the complete guide on How to grow your Instagram followers organically.
In an organic way, it will take time but there is a high chance that you will get engaging followers.
Some people take a shortcut to increase their followers. They use bots to gain fake followers, likes & engagement but this tactic results in disabling their account.
So, now let’s dive in with the top 9 ways to grow your Instagram followers :
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Table of Contents
- 1. Complete Your Instagram Profile
- 2. Interact With Your Followers
1. Complete Your Instagram Profile
Complete your Instagram profile with your name, Username, website, Bio & logo. Always choose a username that is recognizable and easy to search. Use your brand name as your username & if the username is already taken, then use a similar username. Even in my case, the Digirockstar username was already taken, so I have chosen digirockstarblog as my username.
For your profile bio, tell about your brand, what you do in a creative way. You can use some apps like bios for Instagram, cool & classic for Instagram to create your Instagram bio. You can even use emojis & hashtags in your Instagram bio.
Connect your Instagram account to other social media accounts especially Facebook & Twitter & you can easily share your posts to these sites too.
2. Interact With Your Followers
To grow your brand, it is really important to interact with your followers. Reply comments on your post, It can be positive or negative but it’s a part of engaging your audience.
3. Use Hashtags
Hashtags are really helpful to reach a new audience. People also follow hashtags according to their interests which is also helpful to reach a new audience. You can add 30 hashtags at max but it is better to use 8-10 hashtags that are related to your post.
You can use tools like Hashtagify to choose the right hashtag for your post.
4. Likes & Comments
This is a great way to gain more followers but you should never use bots. You can like & comment on hundreds of random pictures based on your target audience. Don’t just go & comment on anything, it should be relevant to the post. You can ask a question or share your opinion on the comments section.
5. Post Daily
You should always post daily on Instagram to gain more followers & engagement. But it doesn’t mean that you keep on posting too many posts on a daily basis & your followers may think that you are spamming them. It is better to publish 1 to 2 posts per day.
Post timing is also an important factor & it varies from industry to industry. Hootsuite did a study on the top 20 Instagram accounts in North America from 11 different industries.
The best time for travel & Tourism is on Friday between 9 a.m and 1 p.m, for media & entertainment it’s on Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 3 p.m, for food & beverage it’s on Friday at 12 p.m. You can check out the entire list by clicking here.
You can also test it by posting on different timing & you can see the report and analyze the best timing for your post.
6. Add Captions
Adding captions to your post will lead to more engagement. You can add up to 2200 characters in captions which includes hashtags & emojis.
Remember that people scroll their Instagram feed fast, so it is really important to grab a user’s attention with a few early words. Instagram recommends using 125 characters or fewer & if it is more than 125 characters then the user has to click on “More” to read the caption. You can try both short & long forms of captions based on your post and see what works best for you.
7. Use Instagram Stories
You can’t ignore Instagram stories, it can also bring more followers. You can ask questions, create a poll, promote products or services, etc. in your stories. You can even share your posts in your stories.
8. Create Video Content
People engage more with Video content than image-based content. Quinty did research & analyze over 9 million posts & found that videos get 21% more interactions than Images On Instagram. This is the biggest reason that you should focus more on Videos.
9.Use Carousel Posts
Image-based content carousel posts have more engagement than a single image. Carousel Posts gets more save then a single image post which gives a key signal & gets more reach.
Follow these tips to increase your Instagram followers organically in 2021. This will take some time but you will get engaging followers plus you don’t have to spend money on ads.
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