5 WAYS TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING
A guest blog by the team at Virtual Professionnelle
(Part 1 - Instagram)
We all know that using Trending Hashtags will increase your exposure in the Instagram world. But then again makes sure that you do not over use it – because chances are, other people might think that you are a bot or a spammer specially when you begin to flood their timeline.
In using #hashtags always make sure that you use specific hashtags based on what your target audience or market.
You can instantly gain visibility and reach if the the hashtags that you use are one of those trending topics that people are actively and currently talk about.
You can create your own #hashtag but don’t make it too lengthy.
The limit for Hashtags on Instagram is 30 per post but please don’t do that many, excessive hashtags are a definite no-no
Let common sense prevail here!!
This video by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake clearly demonstrates just how silly some people can be with hashtags
“#Hashtag” with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake
(2) Awesome Photos and/or Videos
Instagram is made for posting photos isn’t it. For any individual account as well as for small or large businesses make sure that you post photos or videos that are appealing, unique, trendy and relatable.
Our followers sometimes do follow us because of the photos, quotes, and videos that we create so we make sure that we keep our followers updated with interesting posts based on their liking.
(3) Follow - Like - Comment
Don’t be a robot! Interact my friend! Chat or Comment! Followers don’t want to follow a non existing person right?
Also Liking someone else’s post will help you gain more followers and can also be a way of saying thank you for following or liking them back.
Follow others who has the same interest as you do. Do not follow others for just the sake of being followed or increasing your followers. Remember it should be relevant to your business or interest. If you love cars will you follow people who love clouds?
Follows: 49 per hour
Likes: 300 per hour
Comments: 49 per hour
(4) Connect Your Instagram & Facebook Accounts
Since Facebook now owns Instagram, you can now post directly to Facebook through Instagram.
It’s one way of showing your followers your Facebook Account or Page thus, increasing your Facebook followers.
(5) Promote - Promote - Promote
Promote your Instagram to your other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumbler and WordPress.
Inform your friends, colleagues, employees, business partners and brand followers about your account.
Meet Virtual Professionnelle
As a Team we work to help our Clients Generate Traffic and limitless networks in their Social Media accounts and website with basic SEO. Improve their marketing strategy, supervise and update their Social Media content for all platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram) at the same time find key influencers and manage their posting schedule.
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(Podcast Featuring Sarah Cannata)
(1) Follow First
(2) Follow Back
(3) Follow Up