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Updated: February 7, 2020 7:52:32 pm
When you search on Google, how to grow your Instagram followers, you will see most search results suggesting, “post consistently,” “use hashtags, “create quality content” and more. However, these are the things that most of us know and have read a million times already.
What we want to know is how these successful Instagram influencers manage to get so many followers and engagements on their profiles. It seems as if they are hiding some special techniques up their sleeves, which is providing them with such groundbreaking growth metrics.
I have been hard at work to find out these hidden tips and techniques that might help users grow on Instagram like those influencers. In this quest, I was able to curate six tips that can be used to trick the system into helping you gain more followers.
Make hashtags invisible in stories
Hashtags are one of the best ways to get your Stories noticed. It increases the chances of your stories being featured in relevant searches. However, using too many hashtags might seem spammy. So, what you can do is to hide them with a sticker or via a poll box.
You can also change the colour of the font to match the background making the hashtags blend in with the image. Alternatively, you can just use the hashtag in the form of a question.
Interact with the platform for at least 15 minutes before and after posting
Instagram like any other social media platform has its own algorithm that is based on engagement. To rank a post, the platform checks the amount of engagement an account has before and after publishing the posts.
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We recommend that you interact with other posts for a total of 30 minutes– 15 minutes before and after posting on your feed. You can do so by going into relevant hashtag searches and start leaving likes and comments on other posts. Also, if you are the first one to interact with a post, the user will likely visit your profile to check out who you are and leave at least one like in return or end up following you.
Post hashtags in the posts, but hide them
As mentioned above, hashtags help your content get discovered by helping your posts be placed into relevant searches. However, it can be an overkill when you add a lot of them. To hide the hashtags on your posts, you can put these towards the end of your post description. You can also post five dots in separate lines and then input all of the necessary hashtags.
Research your best posting time and post within the window
Take a look at the time when you get the most engagement on your posts and stories. If you have a brand or an influencer account, take a look at the analytics and find out the time when you get most interactions. This will give you an insight into the exact time when you need to post in order to get the most interactions in a small period of time. This will also push Instagram to rank your posts and stories better on its discover page.
Tag everyone in the same corner
Another good way to get your profile a boost is by tagging relevant people and brands. This will increase your exposure by increasing your visibility. But then again you would not want to fill your post or stories with tags or it will end up looking like spam. However, you can get past this by adding tags one over the other in a corner. This will make the tags look much cleaner and organised.
Finding people who are posting from the same location
Instagram now has a feature in its search, in which you can turn on your location services and provide the app with access to show you who all are posting images from the same area as you. This will allow you to take a look at who has the most amount of followers and request them for a collaboration.
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