It’s an exciting time to get to know Instagram. The popular photo-sharing app is fun, simple and growing—Instagram has more than 300 million daily users and sky-high user engagement levels.
And for marketers, it’s an especially interesting time. The company just announced that it will open up a set of business tools including new business profiles, analytics and the ability to create ads from posts directly within the app.
With such brand-friendly features on the way, it seems like marketers might be more keen than ever to get acquainted with Instagram for their business.
Lately, we’ve been sharing, liking and trying new ways to grow, and it’s been so much fun. Since Instagram is a platform we’re keen to focus on, we thought it would be fun to research some ways to grow a following there.
Whether you’re growing your own personal account or working on behalf of a company, read on to find out the 10 best tactics (with tools and examples!) we uncovered that could help you grow a bigger, relevant audience on Instagram.
10 actionable ways to supercharge your follower growth on Instagram:
1. Post consistently (at least once a day)
2. Study and load up on quality hashtags
3. Share user generated content
4. Ask users to “tag a friend”
5. Use the right filters
6. Host a photo contest
7. Add some emojis
9. Try video, too
10. Share the love