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Friday, 26 January 2018

How to Grow your Instagram Organically // Useful Tips & Tricks


Now, before I get into this post I am by no means a social media expert, or an Instagram expert. I currently have 1,600 followers on Instagram and it's definitely the social media platform that I have the most love for, but it's also a platform that has been the hardest to grow in recent months. So, with this in mind I just wanted to share with you some of the best tips and advice to help grow your following organically. 

The Instagram algorithm is one which changes regularly, and ever since we lost the beloved chronological order of posts on your homepage, it's been an uphill struggle to try and grow and allow your posts to reach everyone who their supposed to.

BE SUPPORTIVE

Instagram loves engagement, and in these difficult times it's important to support other people as you would want to be supported. I set aside 10 minutes a day to like lots of photos, comment on them and engage with other users. But bare in mind, it's important that the engagement is meaningful, or else Instagram will think that's it's spam. So take the time to read the caption, and leave a meaningful comment rather than just a couple of words or a few emojis. 

FIND THE BEST TIME TO POST

Honestly, this is one of the biggest things which effects my engagement massively. I recently switched to a business account, and it gives you some really useful statistics including what time your followers are active. I find for myself the best time to post is in the morning, that way it gives me the biggest chance that my followers will see my posts, and also I find that this is a good time to reach potential new followers using hashtags. 

KEEP AN EYE ON ANALYTICS

I mentioned this briefly above, but switching to a business account really lets you keep an eye on important stats. Things like knowing what times your followers are most active, what sort of posts get the most engagement are really important in order to improve and grow your Instagram account. 

PROMOTE YOURSELF

I don't mean this literally in terms of paying Instagram to promote your account, I mean you could do that, but it's important to make sure your Instagram account is accessible to people. For instance, if you have a blog make sure people can easily get to your Instagram, because if they like your content, they'll want to follow you. It's also important because having your Instagram accessible from other social media accounts means that you can reach more potential followers. I find that Twitter is an amazing platform for promoting your Instagram account, and you're able to find other people within your niche to support too.


I know these are simple steps, but I think they're really effective for growing your Instagram organically, and they're often overlooked. I recently had a massive clear out of bot followers, I blocked 100 accounts and i've managed to regain 100 more genuine followers within a month, so these tips when done regularly work well. I'd love to know if you have any tips or tricks for growing your Instagram, let me know in the comments!


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  1. I have only just started following you on Instagram, but I really love your feed! I'm so glad to have found your blog now too, because I can have a binge-read, and comment on a few of your posts. These are some great tips, and I'll definitely be trying them out, and upping my Insta game, as I do love the app!

    Jade | www.simplyjadey.co.uk xo

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