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
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
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
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.