Instagram is fast becoming the no 1 social media platforms to promote any business. It has more than 33% user engagement than Twitter and 25% more engagement than Facebook. If you are new to Instagram and did not receive any new followers in 3 to the 6-month time frame, then think to change the strategy. Just follow our 20 Best idea and tips which will ensure more free like and followers for your Instagram profile.
Create a Great Profile
We all judge a great book by its cover page; same is being true for Instagram profiles, if your profile reflects with pale color or without any wow picture, considers it a failure profile.
You will never get followers and likes on your post or stories. Take some time and check other great Influence on Instagram, you will get some great idea “how to make a good profile.” We encourage you to visit your competitor profile or big influencer profile to get some idea of making a good profile.
Influence of High-quality photos
Instagram is picture sharing media, where your story or post containing great photos will score high enough to get your more followers. If you have a DSLR camera, then try to take a good picture through it. If you don’t have DSLR camera, then try to take a picture with your existing mobile phone. It doesn’t matter which smartphone you have had, use it and try to balance lighting or color with your picture.
Do not worry about how to take quality photos from mobile; there is much software which you can use to make your pale looking picture into a great one. Use online apps or filter present in different photo correction software to improve your picture quality. Just remember “a picture tells a thousand words” does it properly and you will get huge followers in no time.
Use a Consistent Filter Scheme
We have noticed in our recent study that many big influencers use same consistent filter scheme in their picture. It helps them maintain the same consistent visual identity on Instagram. You can also implement this method in your pictures to have the same filter to all the pictures you have taken. This gives recognition to the followers feed and increase more likes and followers.
Share Stories on other platforms
One of the most top ways to get more followers on Instagram is to link your account to other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It will create brand awareness across cross-platform and more and more followers, or uses may come from other social media platform. One thing you should remember, in this method you should make same username or brand name on all platforms and link your Instagram profile in all social media platform.
Use Local Hashtag to gain followers
Imagine gaining local followers in your Instagram profiles, imagining if any football or cricket or rugby match going on in your area. You start posting a picture of the match with local Hashtag, all the users or followers present in the match or living the same city will start following you.
This is called gaining local followers leveraging the local Hashtag. You can also check with Google search for “top Instagram accounts in [city]” replace the city with your current city, check what Hashtag they are using or being famous there at that point of time. Use the same Hashtag in your post and get loyal followers in your Instagram account.
Use popular or relevant Hashtag
There are two ways to use Hashtag, one is popular, and the other one is relevant. Consider which Hashtag works better with your profile picture or brand. If you are promoting a brand like hotels or tourist places, then you should test it with popular Hashtag. But if you are promoting any brand which requires special age group like credit cards, then you must consider using the relevant Hashtag.
Run like this picture to enter the giveaway
This is call contest baiting on Instagram; you can run any contest stating any free giveaway to your followers. If you run a simple contest “like this picture to enter for a chance to win …” CTA in your caption, it will get a huge response and many followers on the same day itself.
Partner with big Influence
Find some big Influencer in your brand or industry and partner with them. Get acquainted with them and tell them to promote your brand using that influencer. They will take your brand picture with them or will promote your band in there profile for some time; it will ensure huge followers and genuine buyer for your brand.
Partner with other big brands
If you want your brand visibility on Instagram, then consider making a partnership with another brand on Instagram. You should consider making a partnership with that brand which is doing well on Instagram and is not a competitor of your brand.
This strategy will ensure their followers giving a try on your brand, and you both will benefit in the end. You can also consider packaging both the brand together for giveaway or prize for any contest. This is a super strategy that ensures the benefit of both the brands and it will give you huge followers and likes on your Instagram profiles.
Promote using paid advertisement
Last but not the least you should consider promoting your brand on Instagram using paid advertisement. You can also choose cross-platform to get more followers like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and other social media platform to gain followers and uses.
Paid media was one of the best solutions when all the above points did not give your desired solution. You should consider using paid media when your brand is new, and you want immediate followers and customers to run your company expenses.
Instagram is the new social media hero in 2018 with more than 600 million users worldwide. If your brand or product is not on Instagram, then you are missing many valuable customers. You should consider promoting your brand in organic ways as discussed in the article or if you fail to get any user then do pay media.