Top 10 Easy Ways to Increase Your Instagram Followers

This article will help by giving you 10 ideas for increasing your followers and getting them to interact with your posts. You’ll notice that many of the ideas below are focused on increasing engagement (likes and comments), and here’s why: lasting engagement naturally leads to followers.

1. Use HashTags

Use hashtags that are known to help increase followers: #FF (Follow Friday), #instafollow, #l4l (Like for like), #tagforlikes and #followback.

2. Like Random pictures: So, They will Follow Back

Like hundreds of random pictures from people in your target audience. Neil Patel has used this strategy and found that for every 100 likes he did of random pictures, he received 6.1 more followers.

3. Run Contest

Hold a contest on Instagram. One of the easiest ways to do this is to post an image promoting the contest and then ask people to like it in order to enter.

4. Do Cross-Promotion on Other Social Media

Promote your Instagram account on your other social media accounts and profiles. Tell people what they can expect once they’re following you (e.g., behind-the-scenes photos, sneak peeks, coupons, etc.)

5. Comment on Others Photos

Like and comment on other users’ photos. This is the most natural way to gain new followers.

6. Use Popular HashTags

Use popular hashtags so your images get found in search. Some of the most popular ones are #love, #instagood, #tbt and #photooftheday.

7. Posting Time is Important

Post photos at 2am or 5pm. Research shows that these are the most effective times to post.

8. Find Who's looking for Followers and Follow Them

Search for and follow people who are using popular hashtags like #followme and #likeforlike. Many will follow you back!

9. Quality Beats Quantity

Remember that quality beats quantity. Edit your account to leave only the best images. No one wants to follow someone with thousands of pointless images of food or other random shots.

10. Use Mayfair Filters

Use the Mayfair filter. According to Track Maven’s Fortune 500 Instagram Report, it’s the single most effective filter for marketers.


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