Instagram engagement is something a lot of people are struggling with lately. Don’t be put off instagram, there are plenty of things you can do to increase yours!
Paying more attention to my hashtags has helped me so much in the last couple of months. I don’t even use all 30 of them just the ones that really go with my photo. I tag a mix of feature accounts that post content similar to mine as well as actual locations and things on the photo.
There is no point in using tags that aren’t relevant or that are spammy like #likeforlike etc.
CREATE GREAT CONTENT
Content will always be king. If your photos aren’t good then chances are people wont want to engage. Putting just a little bit more time, effort and sometimes money into your photos could get you huge rewards. Think of it as a business investment especially when buying new gear.
DON’T POST TOO OFTEN & HAVE A TIME
Usually the more you post the less engagement you will get per photo. Post once a day or even every second day so that your photo can get the best engagement. It is so difficult especially when you have a photo you really love and want to share.
Its also really good to have a specific time you post. You can check on instagram when most of your followers are online and then work from that. I always try and post at around 7pm and that works much better than any other time I have tried.
Put your handle in your email signature and share it on your facebook page. You really need to promote yourself on other platforms to gain new interested followers. You want to type of followers that want to engage and actually care about your brand.
Its easy to get so focused just on instagram and forget that there are plenty of other ways to reach a new audience!
You really cant expect engagement if you aren’t engaged. Follow your favorite accounts and comment regularly. Also find new accounts in your niche that you really love and be a loyal follower. Your comments should be real and sincere!
You never know, you might just make new friends or even business contacts!