5 New Jersey Inspired Instagram Accounts To Follow #SMDay

By Kenneth Barilari

In honor of Social Media Day, #HipNJ has searched Instagram to find five accounts that showcase everything great in the Garden State! Check them out below, and be sure to “follow” them!

  1. New Jersey Is Beautiful

This morning’s sunrise from Asbury Park, NJ captured by @suzanne_ap! #NJisBeautiful

A photo posted by New Jersey Is Beautiful (@newjerseyisbeautiful) on

This account posts photos that showcase the beauty of New Jersey. Their posts are a breathtaking reminder that Jersey has so much to offer.

2. Yelp New Jersey

This account posts photos of food from New Jersey restaurants, giving you some delicious suggestions. If you are looking to try a new place, head over to this account and enjoy.

3. New Jersey Isn’t Boring

This account posts photos of all things fun happening in Jersey! After checking out out their posts, you’ll see that it’s true…NJ definitely is not boring!

4. New Jersey Haunted Houses

This account posts photos from a different real haunted house located in New Jersey every week. If you’re feeling brave, check them out!

5. Jersey Collective 

sunrise in jersey city @macaloin for @jerseycollective

A photo posted by Jersey Collective (@jerseycollective) on

Each week, a different NJ photogrpaher takes over this account, posting photos that showcase the beauty and variety of the Garden State.

While you’re at it, be sure to follow #HipNJ on Instagram to keep up with all things New Jersey!

How To Get More Instagram Followers #SMDay

By Kenneth Barilari

We all know how it feels to see people on your Instagram feed with hundreds of likes, while you sometimes struggle to break twenty. In honor of #SocialMediaDay, #HipNJ has decided to give you some tips on how to gain followers on the photo sharing platform.

  1. Use Hashtags

Whenever you post a photo, be sure to give it as many hashtags as you can that people would search. Also, certain hashtags like #FF (Follow Friday), #FollowBack, and #InstaFollow exist simply for the purpose of gaining followers.

  1. Use Other Platforms

Use your other social media platforms to promote your Instagram account. Post your username on Facebook, that way all of your Facebook friends are made aware of your account and have the information they need to find you.

  1. Follow Similar Accounts

If you see an account that posts similar content to your own, follow them and like their posts. Then, they might do the same for you.

  1. Quality Is Important

Let’s be honest. No one wants to follow someone who posts pictures that are boring. Make sure your posts are interesting and are of something people would want to see. Also, never post a blurry photo. Just don’t do it.

  1. Quantity Is Important

Do not post so much that people get annoyed and unfollow you. You want to gain and maintain your followers. So, post often, but do not be repetitive and don’t overwhelm.

Stay tuned for more #SMDay posts and be sure to “follow” us on Instagram!

5 Tips To Utilize Social Media For Your Business #SMDay

By Kenneth Barilari

Today is #SocialMediaDay and #HipNJ is here to help you out with all things social media. We have compiled a list of 5 tips for your business to utilize social media.

  1. Visual Matters.

Generally, a person will judge your page based on how it looks before even reading its content. Tweets with photos get more engagement, and posts on Facebook with images get more as well. Always give each post a featured image, and make your profile image something that represents you well and is pleasing to look at, like a logo.

  1. Headlines

Headlines are very important. If your headlines aren’t interesting, people will not click on your links and will not feel compelled to check out what else your page has to offer. Make your headlines as intriguing as possible, while staying true to the post and not giving too much away.

  1. Share At The Right Time

You want to make sure that you are releasing your content at a good time. You want to be sure people are online and ready to view. To do this, you should schedule your posts to be sent out at a certain time. Try out a few different times throughout the day to see what works best for your audience.

  1. Hashtags

If you are just starting out and want to raise awareness and get people seeing your page, use as many hashtags as possible. With hashtags, people who are interested in what you are posting have an easy way to see it. Don’t be afraid to load up on the hashtags, everyone does it!

  1. Respond

If you receive messages, whether they be positive or negative, always respond as timely as possible. This will raise your credibility, which will help you out in the long run.

Stay tuned for more #SMDay posts!

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