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Three Tips On Getting More Instagram Followers

“Three Tips On Getting More Instagram Followers” written by Mike Marko.

Are you looking to learn about getting more Instagram followers?

You may have taken the time to set up your Instagram account correctly as a lead generating machine, but you may not be getting many followers.

And as you know getting followers is the whole point to having an Instagram  account… that and getting leads to market to.

That’s why I want to share some of my tips for getting more Instagram followers.

Getting More Instagram Followers

The following video talks about three ways to getting more Instagram followers.

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Tip #1: Make Content People Want to Share

When you create content that people want to share, and they do, you extend the reach of your Instagram account.  Having some content designed specifically to be shared is part of a good strategy of getting more Instagram followers.

Now it won’t always work… it will be hit or miss, but it’s well worth the effort.

You should also take the time to brand your content by putting your website address or twitter handle somewhere on the image (I prefer to not make it too obvious, but there are different approaches to doing this).

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Tip #2: Use Hashtags

Using hashtags can make a huge difference in getting more Instagram followers.  Just like in any other social media (and also for keywords in SEO) people use certain hashtags more frequently than others.  If you pick the right hashtags for your photos, then you are more likely to reach a bigger audience.

Here are the most current top 20 hashtags on Instagram (per Webstagram):

1. #love 932,581,857 posts
2. #instagood 493,403,717 posts
3. #photooftheday 358,637,041 posts
4. #tbt 348,739,926 posts
5. #cute 339,343,134 posts
6. #me 331,475,739 posts
7. #beautiful 326,315,516 posts
8. #happy 321,689,559 posts
9. #followme 320,106,207 posts
10. #follow 313,980,215 posts
11. #fashion 278,305,647 posts
12. #selfie 274,668,938 posts
13. #picoftheday 271,900,644 posts
14. #like4like 253,157,651 posts
15. #tagsforlikes 249,919,964 posts
16. #girl 245,444,723 posts
17. #friends 236,132,926 posts
18. #instadaily 235,426,413 posts
19. #summer 232,214,602 posts
20. #fun 224,142,738 posts

I am sure that when you look over this list you are probably thinking that none of these apply to your brand or the niche you are targeting.

Its also important to use the CORRECT hashtag when you are working on getting more Instagram followers to be engaged with your content.  You can use these popular hashtags, but this won’t create a long-term engaged following you need to grow your customer base.

To find relevant hashtags, I love to use IconoSquare.  It will help you find different hashtags related to your particular niche.

For example, I did a search on the hashtag #hiking and came up with the following top 15 hashtags:

#hiking 11,232,675 photos
#hikingtrail 131,991 photos
#hikingadventures 408,406 photos
#hikingwithdogs 110,764 photos
#hikingday 29,155 photos
#hikingtrails 57,850 photos
#hikingbuddy 24,200 photos
#hikingdog 24,570 photos
#hikingboots 17,034 photos
#hikingworldwide 25,045 photos
#hikingtrip 32,223 photos
#hikingadventure 24,695 photos
#hikingbuddies 17,905 photos
#hikinglife 22,613 photos
#hikingshoes 13,158 photos

You should try to use as many as ten or even twelve hashtags on some of your posts.  Instagram is presently a lot more forgiving when using a lot of hashtags, unlike Twitter that you should aim to use a maximum of three.

Tip #3: Ask Questions

A great strategy to getting more Instagram followers is to ask questions.  This is a great strategy for any social media platform.

When you get people to comment on your Instagram posts it helps get others to interact and like a photo.  The more interaction, the more likely that others will jump in on wanting to like, comment and even share the post.

The buzz and excitement will also help encourage visitors to check out other posts you have.

Final Thoughts On Getting More Instagram Followers

Follow these three tips for getting more Instagram followers and you will start seeing better results.  We offer a Instagram marketing service if you need help in building up your Instagram account.

If you want help in building up your social media accounts, feel free to contact me and we can talk about the different options we offer.

You can also check out Instagram Marketing Mastery by clicking here.

And always keep in mind… have fun!

P.S. – If you like this post, feel free comment down below and/or share on Facebook.

Have questions and want to connect?

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3. How to Use Social Media to Build Your Business

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Author: Mike Marko
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If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS2 and the TotalShortcut system, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review, and Jeunesse Review.

If you want a system to help you rank in Google just like Bren and I do, then check out Influx Entrepreneur.

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How to Get Leads From Instagram Followers – Instagram Marketing Secrets

“How to Get Leads From Instagram Followers – Instagram Marketing Secrets” written by Mike Marko.

Do you have an Instagram account but you can’t seem to get any leads or sales from it?

Maybe the account has TONS of followers… but still you aren’t realizing the benefits of using Instagram?

Setting up your Instagram account as a lead generating machine can be a bit tricky without the right guidance.  I know because we had to learn a lot of what it takes to master Instagram by paying mentors, courses, and trial and error.

And now I want to share some of our Instagram marketing secretshow to get leads from Instagram followers.

How to Get Leads From Instagram Followers

The following video talks about how to get leads from Instagram followers that you have build up.

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Converting Instagram Followers

Building up followers is one thing, but you also need to be able to get those followers on your email list so you can properly marketing to them.  In the video I talked about how it is important to have a capture page link in your bio to get those emails.

Then when you include calls to action (telling your visitor what to do) to get them to check out the link in the bio, you increase the likelihood of getting their information.

“The money is in the list” is an expression used in online marketing.  By collecting people’s emails with a capture page you start building up that list.

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How to Create Capture Pages

There is a lot to creating capture pages.  I go into a lot of those details in Instagram Marketing Mastery.

If you want to create your own capture pages, probably the cheapest way would be to get one of these two autoresponders and build it there.  That way you can get the emails and manage your email list through these inexpensive tools.

Make sure you customize your capture page to be congruent with the niche you are promoting to in the Instagram account.  For example if your niche is on cars, make sure you either talk about or show cars on the capture page.  If you showed… flowers… the visitor may think that somehow they arrived at the wrong spot and just click away without reading what you have to say or offer.

Final Thoughts On How to Get Leads From Instagram Followers

Instagram is a very powerful tool for marketing online.  But you can build up your targeted following you may still not get leads or sales.

That is why it is important to followe the tips I give on how to get leads from Instagram followers… and start building up your marketing list.

If you want to learn about how to get really good at using Instagram, and you can check out our new course for it here: Instagram Marketing Mastery.  We also offer an Instagram marketing service if you need help in building up your Instagram account.

If you want help in building up your social media accounts, feel free to contact me and we can talk about the different options we offer.

And always keep in mind… have fun!

 

P.S. – If you like this post, feel free comment down below and/or share on Facebook.

P.S.S. If I missed any advantages of Instagram or even disadvantages, please let me know in the comments below.

Have questions and want to connect?

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2. How to Use Social Media to Build Your Business
3. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Instagram

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Author: Mike Marko
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If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS2 and the TotalShortcut system, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review, and Jeunesse Review.

If you want a system to help you rank in Google just like Bren and I do, then check out Influx Entrepreneur.

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How To Get More Instagram Followers That Are Engaged

“How To Get More Instagram Followers That Are Engaged” written by Mike Marko.

You may have heard that Instagram is the fastest growing social network.

In just the last four years, Instagram expanded to over 200 million monthly active users.  And just as importantly, Instagram has also been shown that, relatively speaking, Instagram has the most engaged users compared to other social media platforms.

That’s probably why you have considered Instagram to be an important part of your overall business marketing plan.

So you created your account, posted a bunch of pictures… but almost nothing has happened.  Very few followers, and no interaction.  I bet that is very disappointing.

That’s why I want to help you learn how to get more Instagram followers.

How to Get More Instagram Followers

You should have already setup your Instagram profile like we discussed previously, so now you need to learn some tips on how to attract engaged followers.  So let’s get started…

Tip #1: Use The Right Hashtags When Posting

Your primary goal on Instagram is to engage your current audience while also growing your following. That means you should be posting new and interesting (and engaging) photos regularly.

But in order to help grow your present following, you need to use hashtags so that people can find your photos when they are searching for specific terms.

Now how do you know what hashtags to use?

Just like in any other social media (and also for keywords in SEO) people use certain hashtags more frequently than others.  If you pick the right hashtags for your photos, then you are more likely to reach a bigger audience.

Here are the most current top 20 hashtags on Instagram (per Webstagram):

1. #love 932,581,857 posts
2. #instagood 493,403,717 posts
3. #photooftheday 358,637,041 posts
4. #tbt 348,739,926 posts
5. #cute 339,343,134 posts
6. #me 331,475,739 posts
7. #beautiful 326,315,516 posts
8. #happy 321,689,559 posts
9. #followme 320,106,207 posts
10. #follow 313,980,215 posts
11. #fashion 278,305,647 posts
12. #selfie 274,668,938 posts
13. #picoftheday 271,900,644 posts
14. #like4like 253,157,651 posts
15. #tagsforlikes 249,919,964 posts
16. #girl 245,444,723 posts
17. #friends 236,132,926 posts
18. #instadaily 235,426,413 posts
19. #summer 232,214,602 posts
20. #fun 224,142,738 posts

But I bet as you look over this list you are probably thinking that none of these apply to your brand or the niche you are targeting.  That isn’t surprising.

Using the RIGHT hashtag is extremely important when trying to get more Instagram followers to be engaged with your content.  You can use these popular hashtags, but this won’t create a long-term engaged following you need to grow your customer base.

To find relevant hashtags, I love to use IconoSquare.  It will help you find different hashtags related to your particular niche.

For example, I did a search on the hashtag #hiking and came up with the following top 15 hashtags:

#hiking 11,232,675 photos
#hikingtrail 131,991 photos
#hikingadventures 408,406 photos
#hikingwithdogs 110,764 photos
#hikingday 29,155 photos
#hikingtrails 57,850 photos
#hikingbuddy 24,200 photos
#hikingdog 24,570 photos
#hikingboots 17,034 photos
#hikingworldwide 25,045 photos
#hikingtrip 32,223 photos
#hikingadventure 24,695 photos
#hikingbuddies 17,905 photos
#hikinglife 22,613 photos
#hikingshoes 13,158 photos

Try this same exercise for your own niche, brand, and products.  Build a list as you go and keep it for reference whenever you post to Instagram.

TIP: I personally keep the list on a notepad on my phone for quick reference and use.

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Tip #2: Post Pictures That Brand You

Make sure you post pictures that help brand you and are related to your niche.  Don’t just pick any picture to post.

Posting to Instagram is almost like telling a story but with pictures overtime.  Use the pictures to tell the story about who you are and the end result for your product and services.

I like to use the analogy of a travel agent: they sell the destination and not the airplane.  Don’t sell the airplane (the actual products) but show what the products can do for them.  Show how your business solutions actually solved the problem.  Make the pictures fun and show the benefits of what you are promoting.

Back to the travel agent example, show the hotel, cocktails on the beach, romantic sunsets, etc… and NOT pictures of the airport or the airplane.  🙂

Tip #3: Post When It Counts Most

Beyond using the right picture and hashtags, you should consider the timing of your post.

For example, do you think your target audience is on Instagram 5AM?  Maybe, maybe not… you won’t know for sure unless you do some testing.

Start collecting data when you post at different times.  Keep track of when you get any interaction like a like or comment on your picture.  You’ll probably start to see a pattern develop.  You can then collect that data and make decisions on when you want to post to get the biggest impact for your effort.

The cool thing is, you don’t have to do this manually.  You can visit Iconosquare’s optimization section and get a detailed analysis of your posting vs engagement.  This report will help you determine both the best times and the best days of the week to post.

The latest stats for our main Instagram account, @bren_and_mike, is shown below.  The dark circles indicates when you usually post media. The light gray circles shows when your community has been interacting. The biggest light gray circles represent the best times for you to post.

How To Get More Instagram Followers That Are Engaged

I go over this in more detail in the following video.

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To help you with scheduling your posts, you can try a (paid) scheduling program like ScheduGram which can handle multiple accounts.

Tip #4: Interact With Other Instagram Users

This is probably the most important tip.. and that is to interact with other Instagram users.  When you want to aggressively grow your Instagram account, it helps tremendously to interact with other accounts.

Using Iconosquare, or searching for Instagram hashtags, you can find accounts that are associate with your niche.  Then find some images and like and comment on them, then follow the users account.  The idea is that this will encourage them to follow you back.

Will everyone follow you back?  No.

But you will get a percentage that will.  Presently you can follow up to 7,500 accounts before you have to start unfollowing accounts so you can follow more.

Final Thoughts on How To Get More Instagram Followers

Instagram is an effective resource for building up a following and getting traffic to your website or offer.  We’ve been using it effectively for quite a while.

Follow these four tips on how to get more Instagram followers.  You’ll find that overtime you’ll build up a very interactive following.

If you want help in building up your Instagram account (especially using automation to interact with other Instagram users), fee free to contact me and we can talk about the different options we offer. We offer an Instagram marketing service if you need help in building up your Instagram account.

You can also check out Instagram Marketing Mastery by clicking here.

And keep in mind… have fun!

 

P.S. – If you like this post, feel free comment down below and/or share on Facebook.

Have questions and want to connect?

Add me on Facebook then shoot me a message:

http://www.Facebook.com/mike.marko.37

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How To Get More Instagram Followers That Are Engaged - Mike Marko

Author: Mike Marko
Click here to contact Mike

If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS2 and the TotalShortcut system, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review, and Jeunesse Review.

If you want a system to help you rank in Google just like Bren and I do, then check out Influx Entrepreneur.

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