Instagram has become one of my favorite social media networks. I love pictures so that has a lot to do with it. Instagram is a great tool for businesses who sell tangible products. If you are in the food, photography or retail business you should give it a try. In the past two days my friends have approached me asking how they can get more followers. Here are three small steps you can take for more followers.
- Connect to Facebook: Most of us have more Facebook friends than Instagram followers. If you connect Instagram to Facebook your friends will see that you’re active and they will also see your Instagram user name.
- Use Hashtags: A hashtag is the symbol # followed by a word or phrase. I’m sometimes annoyed by the serial hashtag users, but it is very effective when looking for followers who have a particular interest. The explore tab allows you to search by user name or hashtag. For example, if I’m interested in jewelry, the explore tab will display all the pictures with a #jewelry.
- Engage: Instagram is similar to Facebook in many ways. Currently, my favorite community on Instagram is fitness. They are large in number, informative and very supportive. You gain a larger following by helping others. If you’re following someone pay attention to the comments others post on their pics. If there is a question you know the answer to, don’t be afraid to answer.
Instagram is so much more than posting pictures, and if you use it to its full capacity then you will reap the benefits!