According to Patel, he himself was having a hard time gaining a significant fan following on Instagram. It was then that he studied and learned how to increase followers and the likelihood of people finding you on Instagram and following you back. How to get more Instagram followers So, here’s what you need to do to increase your Instagram followers, leads, likes, or comments: 1. Also, the more popular the hashtag, the higher the chances of gaining a follow back (or at least a like). If you’re looking for the latest and most popular hashtags, check out top hashtags for webstagram. Make sure you include these tags within your photo captions along with relevant keywords. Follow people or like their photos One of the most obvious ways to get people’s attention is by doing them a service: following them or liking their photos. According to Neil, for every one hundred likes he did on random photos, he generated 21.7 likes on his photos and got 6.1 more Instagram followers. If this user likes what they see on your Instagram profile, there’s a high chance they’ll follow you back. Nothing attracts likes, comments, and Instagram followers like contests and coupons do!
I used to think so…
But then I stumbled across an article by Neil Patel, and realized that the reality is actually very different.
According to Patel, he himself was having a hard time gaining a significant fan following on Instagram.
I mean c’mon its Neil Patel!
It was then that he studied and learned how to increase followers and the likelihood of people finding you on Instagram and following you back. I’ve included a few tips from him that I thought really work and added a few of my own that I gathered along the way.
How to get more Instagram followers
So, here’s what you need to do to increase your Instagram followers, leads, likes, or comments:
1. Connect it to other social media accounts
This technique will help your friends “discover” you as an Instagram user and instantly start following you. Obviously, this is the first thing you should be doing when you sign up, but you can also do it afterwards. If some new Facebook friend decides to join Instagram too, you’ll know where to find them.
I’d like to add a little bit of my own two cents to this advice: If you’ve already connected your accounts and you’re still looking for more Facebook followers, a simple way to get their attention is to post your Instagram photos on Facebook, or other social media accounts (i.e. Twitter). By promoting your Instagram profile on other social media accounts (with awesome pictures, sneak peeks, discounts, etc) you are not only signaling where else they can find you, but also what to expect when they follow you.
2. Keep an eye out for what works
The popular tab is the best place to start when you’re searching for what gets people’s attention.
Whenever you find something that was insanely popular (without having to be a Kardashian), find out what it was about the photo that made people tick. There’s almost always a pattern you can notice.
For example, the popular tag is full of photos that are beautiful, with bright colors (multiple), strong contrasts, unique perspectives, or pretty ladies. Try to have your own versions of such photos and see what works.
It’s important to note here that Instagram followers tend to love photos that are simply beautiful. You want your images and videos to be aesthetically pleasing and perhaps even artistic. Random, low quality photos of your dog, food, drinks are not going to cut it if you really want to stand…