Instagram is quickly climbing the ranks in the world of social media with more than 150 million users, majority of which are under the age of 35. Compared to Faecbook's 1 Billion users and Twitter's 500 million, it may not seem like much, but the number continues to rise. By following a few simple steps in below infographic from Who Is Hosting This team you can be on your way to more followers in no time.
Some takeaways are:
Host a contest
Host photo contest for your current followers, and to gain others.
Ask your fans to upload images and vote for their favorites.
Create a certain hashtag for Instagram users to use during the competition.
Interact and connect
Connect your Instagram accounts to Facebook, by doing this your Facebook fans will see it and start following you.
Post your Instagram photos to both for more engagement. According to socialbakers, the average engagement rate of Facebook brands posting photos is higher than other types of post updates.
Interact with your instagram followers by liking and commenting their photos and respond to each comment you receive, a "Thanks" can go a long way.
Start discussions with your followers, and always follow up with their responses.
Use hashtags to your advantage. Start conversations relevant to your niche with a hashtag, but don't overdo it, just use one two hashtags per photo.
Take it easy
Don't annoy your followers and look like spam.
Find a good balance of when you post photos.
It should be regular, but not too often that you annoy your followers.
Combine multiple photos into one, instead of posting too many at one
Promote your Instagram
Promoting your instagram handler online in emails, social media and your website is important, but it is also important to promote offline. Especially when you meet your friends, new people, or in events, mention your Instagram and encourage them to connect with you.
Double Instagram Followers Organically In Just 5 Minutes A Day [Infographic]
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