Make your Instagram Followers more Active
Instagram is now the most popular photo sharing site in the entire world, with just over 100 million estimated monthly visitors. With that many people regularly using Instagram, it can be hard to stand out and receive likes on your pictures (if you don’t read this article, that is). In today’s blog post, we will be sharing a few tips on how you can increase the activity of your Followers.
1. Keep it Quality
This tip is fairly obvious, if you want lots of likes then you need to take good pictures! The easiest way to increase the visual appeal of your photos is by making use of Instagram filters. If you’re struggling to pick a filter, a recent study by Canva reveals that the filter ‘Clarendon’ is potentially the best for receiving more likes! Applying a filter is incredibly easy and will only take you a couple of seconds. Other tips for improving the quality of your pictures include:
• Use natural light when possible.
• Install ‘CortexCam’ – this app slows the shutter speed of your camera, giving a ‘long-exposure’ effect.
• Avoid editing your pictures significantly.
• Try taking multiple photos, all from different angles.
• Use Instagram’s grid feature to keep your shots straight and centred.
2. Make your Account Public
Having a public Instagram account will make your posts visible to more people, leading to more interactivity as a result. If your Instagram profile is made private, people have no idea what type of content you post, potentially losing you an active follower. Even if you approve new Followers almost instantly, people are impatient and a majority won’t even request to follow you. If you’re proud of the pictures you post – show them to the world!
3. The Time you Post
The time you upload your picture will make a huge difference on the number of Likes and Comments you receive. According to usage and statistics, the best time to upload on Instagram is around 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). This makes sense, with people usually finishing school or work at around this time. Obviously you don’t have to post at exactly 5pm EST, try a mixture of times until you find the best one for you.
4. Like Relevant Pictures
Don’t be an Instagram ‘Lurker’. Like and comment on pictures as frequently as you can, especially if they are related to the content you post. Many people on Instagram will be more than happy to interact with your content if you do the same for them. A good idea is to like a collection of photos from a single user, which more often than not, will cause them to return the favour and remain active on the pictures you post in the future!
Remember, like many things in life, the start is often the hardest part – don’t let that discourage you. Once you’ve built up a large enough follower base, your account will pretty much grow itself, leaving you to focus on taking great pictures to share with the world!