Instagram is among the top photo sharing social media app with millions of users each day. Your ability to tap into this great number of audience will boost the popularity of whatever you are doing. The major secret in getting such popularity is to build a good number of Instagram followers and doing that through manipulation could lead to penalty rather you have to seek for the legal process.
Before now, some people can inflate their Instagram followers figure with some illegal means such as bots. Nowadays, growing your Instagram followers has to be done genuinely and such task requires lots of tactical approach.
To get massive followers in your Instagram account without breaking any rule you need to do the following:
1. DEFINE THE AUDIENCE YOU WANT
Assuming you are a blogger, celebrity, or a news writer and needs good number of audience to read and interact on your content. The first step is to define the type of audience you want, their location, age group, and other considerations.
2. MAKE A PROFESSIONAL AND PRONOUNCING PROFILE
Your profile is your face. You need to have a good look when you are addressing the public by that I mean ‘look professional’. Consider that as your Instagram profile. When creating the Instagram profile it should look professional and pronouncing by this i mean the purpose of your Instagram account should be understood by merely looking at the profile section. It should be able to tell the audience who you are, what you are doping, and what you want from them. A wrong profile will always get poor turnout of followers when compared to the professional and pronouncing profile. To make this simple use your trademark and trade name and everything else that represents what you do.
3. CREATE POST CALENDER
To keep engaging your audience and create consistent increasing popularity, you need to make a post calendar. Post calendar is just a time table that specified the time you usually post on your Instagram page. It is like a reminder to you and your audience by keeping your audience on the waiting mood. If you make a post calendar for every 5pm and keep posting new content every 5pm consistently, at a time your audience will become aware of the post calendar and know when to come back and check for a new post.
4. MAINTAIN YOUR POST CALENDER
Sometimes you may find it difficult to maintain your post calendar due to other things that kept you busy. If you keep failing to keep your Instagram page busy by posting consistently according to your calendar your popularity may drop and your chance of building large network of followers will drop as well.
5. CUSTOMIZE YOUR POST FOR POSSIBLE INTERACTION
When you post on Instagram page if the post is very interesting your audience will like to comment, like, or share it to their own audience. These interaction actions go a long way to keep your popularity growing and helping your page to gain more followers. Before making any post, you can make some settings to ensure it is very open to everyone to comment, share, like, and do any other possible action with the post aimed at engaging the viewers.
6. PRONOUNCE THE ‘Share’ AND ‘Follow’ CALL
Do not pretend about it, make your audience to know that you want more popularity through the getting of more followers. Write boldly on your account page and on every post you are posting that people should follow your page for regular and consistent post like the one they are viewing. You equally need to beg them to encourage you by sharing your post to their friends.
7. SHARE YOUR POST IN OTHER APPS
This is very easy if you are using smartphone. Imagine if you have over five WhatsApp groups with over 200 members in each. Sharing your interesting posts in the group will drive traffic to your Instagram page. If you can repeat this with other apps your popularity will and number of followers will increase. The law of consistency also applies here, all you need to do is to keep the method consistent and after sometime people will know you for it.
8. GET INVOLVE IN YOUR POST INTERACTIONS
Some interesting posts will get comments, likes, and many other actions. You need to respond to comments and thank those that liked your post either through comment or through direct message if you are just starting.
9. USE ACCURATE HASHTAGS
It is good to use hashtags but it is not good to use wrong hashtags. Using the right hashtags makes it easily for your posts and page to be found by other users who might not know about you. Due to the reason why hashtag must be used, you need to use the exact hashtag that define your post and your page as well. If you have few keywords as hashtags you can keep using them in every post for better exposure in the keyword using hashtags.
10. YOU CAN RUN A GIFT PROMO
This style is common among celebrities. Some celebrities likes to give out certain airtime card gift for the top commenters of their post, highest sharer, and most engaging follower, etc. Sometimes this style can work if you have enough cash to keep giving out.
11. USE CAPTIVATING IMAGES
Your post suppose to have image for better understanding but you are not going to use any image available rather you should use captivating image that explains the post you are making, Assuming you posted about a crises in a community on your Instagram news page and share a picture of a car accident, that will be misleading and will lack engagement unlike when you share an exact picture of the community crises.
12. A CALLING POST TITLE IS ANOTHER KEY
Now you have made every aspect of the post perfect but still lack a good title or caption, that can make the attention from the post to be low. Using a calling post title is a secret of most media social pages. A title that calls attention of anyone towards the post is another secret of attracting people to your page. Your Title should be inviting, calling, and promising such that audience want to know more from it.
13. JOIN INTERACTIVE GROUPS ON INSTAGRAM
To raise the number of followers on your page, your posts need to reach high number of people. To achieve this, look for public interactive groups relating to your page keywords and join the groups. Share your posts to the group every time you post something relating to any of the group topics.
14. JOIN PUBLIC FORUM WEBSITES AND SHARE
There are public forums everywhere in the internet with massive number of audience. look out for the right forum that discusses your page keywords, share your post on it and link the post to your Instagram page.
15. COMMENT ON RELATED TOPICS
The easier way you can be getting followers that are actually interested on what you are doing is to start commenting on public websites that are discussing topics relating to your niche a good example is Quora platform that people ask lots of questions. When sharing your answer you can drop your Instagram page link.
16. RUN INSTAGRAM PAGE ADVERT
This option is available to every page owner and requires you spending your money to boost your page followers directly on the social media app. This process takes time and money but it gives good result by bringing the right followers that loves what your page stands for.
If you carefully implement all the strategies in a consistent way, your number of followers will increase and will continue increasing as long as you are still using the Instagram page.