Over the past year, we have been researching Instagram algorithm and growth methods to reach organic followers and engagement, and I taught a lot of my findings from teenagers managing accounts with millions of followers.
In this article, I am going to show you how to grow your impressions on Instagram. Are you ready for your Insta-growth? So here we go.
Instagram is a search engine
You should think of Instagram as a search engine like google and yahoo. Users are continually searching for content based on keywords (hashtags). Instagram’s logic is similar to Google, but instead of using keywords, they use #hashtags. So users search for things they want by using #hashtags.
Being at the top post section
When you search something like #memes on Instagram, you will see top posts (posts with the highest engagements) at the top of your search results. This is where you want to get your posts. If you take a look upon the top posts, they all have the highest amount of engagements. The accounts from the top posts are getting a firehouse for followers interested in memes.
Shout-out 4 shout-out
Also known as SFS, this is a shortcut for growing organically on Instagram. SFS means you repost someone’s content on your Instagram asking your followers to follow them, and the other person does the same for you. There is a method to help with getting users to do this for you for free.
Note! To get these reposts for free, you should only reach people the same “size” as you. For example, if you have 20K followers, you can only ask people with 20k followers for a shout-out.
Short-term paid shout-outs
This is how influencers make money on Instagram. If you reach an influencer in your industry for a shout-out, they may charge you Hourly. That’s right, hourly! On average an influencer with 1-4 million followers will charge $100 or $200 for every our they keep your promotion up on their profile.
Long-term paid ads
These are the goal for every brand on Instagram. Once an ad is posted on someone else’s Instagram account with your @username, that works like a “follower funnel.”. Just like the traditional SEO method in digital marketing called “buying backlinks.”
Daily promotion plan
- An hour per day for sharing content.
- 3-4 posts max per day
- Consistent hashtags per post
- Send one “Direct message” to another user, per day.
- One or two hours engaging with your followers and your target audience
Note! If you don’t have the time for these things, you can easily use Instagram automation tools to promote your account without wasting any time. Instagram bots, for instance, can help you gain organic followers and engagements by just interacting with your target audience. In conclusion, any people have asked me for advice on growing Instagram accounts, and I just say “think like a teenager.”
Have fun growing your Instagram account, and don’t forget to leave a comment below.