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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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