One of the major reasons behind Instagram’s success is that it provides everyone with a voice and a chance to showcase themselves to the world. Of course, everyone loves the idea of a substantial following and why wouldn’t they? The number of likes and posts is a measure of how popular or engaging a post is. Here are three ways to automatically increase your follower count.
1. Syncing the phone and social media contacts
The best way to start creating an online circle is to reach out to your offline ones! Sync your Facebook and phone contacts so your family, friends, and even friends of friends can connect with you. It’s a great way to start building a foundation for your following.
2. Use the right Tags – Hashtags and Geotags
Hashtags: Boost your visibility by using relevant #hashtags to get your content out there! Hashtags are a great way to segregate the content and get your pictures out to the right audience. Here’s a tip: More specific the hashtag, more is the engagement.
Geotags: Geotags are an amazing way to connect with the community and the people in your area. By geotagging pictures, you can share locations, foods, and events and drive up your follower count! You can even stick them in stories!
Combine the two to get your stuff out there for as many people as possible!
3. Constant updates through Instagram stories
Instagram stories are the future of Instagram and probably all kinds of social media. Stories can sometimes get more views than likes and comments on a photo. Because they show up on the top of someone’s feed, they’re more likely to be seen versus a photo while scrolling through a feed. Adding a location within a Story can add it to that location, making it accessible to other viewers and possible followers. The same goes for adding hashtags.