We all know that Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms nowadays, and a single like or comment on your Insta posts does matter to grow your followers. The more engaged you are on this platform, the more the chances of people knowing you will be. Being an Instagram influencer for the last two years, I have learned that you should always be active on this platform, posting videos, sharing reels and photos, giving ideas on DIY hacks, and many more. People love to see what is trending, and following the “Trend” is what matters now!
However, when I was new to this platform, I was unaware of the tips or the hacks to increase my follower count. It is not so easy; you have to follow other’s accounts and see how much they work hard to get followers. Only pictures, videos, and reels are not enough to get more likes; there are things in between and much beyond. So, today, I will be sharing a comprehensive guide that will help you become an Instagram influencer with more likes, follows, and shares.
How – Can You Get More Likes on Instagram?
Some Instagram posts get around 20 likes, whereas some get more than 30k likes- what’s the difference? Yes, there are some tips that you must keep in mind while posting your pictures or videos, have a look-
Using the Right Hashtags
The hashtag is the key that helps to expand your Instagram audience. Use a hashtag on your post, and it will appear on the page of that particular hashtag. For example, if you are posting a review of ‘Mac Lipstick Range’ and giving the hashtag “#MacCosmetics,” your post will be showing on their page. It works like this.
Tag, the Relevant Users
Whether you are tagging a childhood hero, whom you like, or a collaborator, or even a new friend, you should use the relevant hashtag for the same. Your goal should be to highlight the fact that how much you adore and value them. But, be careful! Even fake accounts look similar to the original accounts, so before using the hashtag on your post or story, check their authenticity.
A Good Caption Is a Must
When you are posting on Instagram, people see the caption that you are giving. It works the similar way in the case of the Facebook caption. The more revealing and attractive the caption is, the more likes will be on your post. For example, if we talk about a write-up or blog, you will find interest in the post with a good and unique title rather than the one that is common. The caption should be short but tricky and worthy enough to attract readers and followers on the platform.
Tag Your Recent Location
When you visit a café, restaurant, or even a hotel to stay in, you should tag your current location. It will help more people find the location. While posting the location, be sure that you have used the right physical coordinates that appear on the map.
Posting at the Right Time
From my experience, I have learned that to get likes and comments on Instagram, you should post the contents at the right time. People often ask me, how have you increased your follower’s list? The answer is simple- I did it because I have seen that if you post your pictures or videos at the right time or at the ideal time when people generally visit Instagram to search for pictures or videos, you will get more likes or impressions. The best time to post on Instagram is from 9 am to 11 am and from 6 pm to 8 pm. During this time, people use Instagram more than other times.
Quality of Pictures Matters
Yes, the quality of pictures matters a lot. For example, if you have baked a delicious chocolate cake at home and want to post on Instagram with the recipe, you should click good pictures of the cake with proper hashtags and then post. People often seem to click a random picture, post it, and worry about not getting enough likes. The right picture matters! I am not saying that you need a professional camera to click pictures, but you should click from the right angle, using the proper light, focus and proper props to add an element of beauty.
Always Use A Good Backdrop
Yes, the background matters. In case when you are posting a picture, be sure to have a solid background. For example, black background is perfect for food photography. On the other hand, if you are posting any video made in your home, the background should be clear and clean, ideally not looking messy and unorganized.
Post the user-generated contents
One of the best ways to get more impressions on your Insta posts is to share the content from your followers to generate more engagement. It is thrilling for a user to be featured on someone else’s posts with more followers. It is like giving them a feeling – I am your Fan!
Engage People to Share Their Opinions
Asking questions in the caption is one of the best ways to increase engagement. It is like the direct CTA or call-to-action for the followers to add an answer to the post’s comment section. For example, if you share some DIY beauty hacks in summer, you can ask in the comment section- “How do you guys keep your skin good and glowing during summers?”
Ask People to Tag Their Friends
When you are posting something on Instagram or arranging the “Giveaway,” you can ask your friends to tag others on your post. This will help increase your likes or followers, make your post go viral, and increase engagement.
If you are an influencer and want to share the stories or posts on special days, you can easily schedule the stories to get posted on a particular day and time. Whenever you are getting time, you can create your stories or posts, then schedule them on a specific date, and appear at the given time. The posts that can be scheduled on Instagram are-
- Instagram feed posts
- IGTV videos
- Instagram Carousels
- Instagram Stories
How to Schedule the Instagram Posts
If you have an Instagram profile and are neither the creator nor a business account, do not worry; some hacks will easily help you schedule the posts on Instagram. The steps will be-
Adding Your Insta Profile to The Social Media Management Platform
- Clicking the profile icon in the bottom left corner
- Click Social Networks and Teams
- Click + Private Network in the bottom left corner
- Choose Instagram from the list of networks and then click on Connect with Instagram
- Give your credentials to integrate the accounts
Composing the Posts
Now, it is time to write them; the post gives a good caption, uses the proper hashtags, tags the relevant users, and adds location.
Schedule the Post
Scheduling posts from the personal account needs publishing from the mobile notification. You should check the Instagram analytics and make sure to choose the best time for posting. Go ahead and pick the right date and time and then click on Schedule.
Publish the Posts
When the time comes, you will get the push notification on the phone to remind you to post on Instagram. Various apps like Hootsuite will take care of everything. Triple-check the posts before you schedule the time.
Hopefully, these beneficial insights on getting more like and increasing followers on your Instagram posts and schedule the posts will add value to your Insta strategy. For more tricks and tips on Instagram sharing, keep following our page. For the best digital marketing services, choose Met Technologies to fulfil all your business promotional needs.