The main goal of posting pictures on Instagram is to get more likes and in turn to have more followers. If you’re just posting for your family and friends then this may not be as big a deal as it is for those who want to market their company on this social media site. There are some things that you can do that will definitely boost your likes and make people want to follow you. Of course you want to have stunning photographs but it takes more than that to keep people coming back and even sharing your photographs on their feeds. Below are some tips for getting more likes on your Instagram photos.
How to Properly Use Hashtags
Using hashtags are a vital part of uploading photographs if you want to get likes on your Instagram accounts. There are many ways to use hashtags but some of the main choices are ways to describe the subject of the picture or the way the photographs are taken. There are also many popular hashtags that can be used. Some may not be able to post any hashtags from their phone so instead they can upload it and then add the hashtags later from their computer. Either way, be careful how many you use because too many is considered overload.
Be a Community Player
There are many different community activities that you can participate in that would get your more followers to like your photographs. You just need to go to the community page so you can find some activities that you want to get involved in. It is also possible to create your own events for others to take part in so they can learn your brand and your products. Most of these events are photo related and that’s the best way to show off your skills with your photography and products in the photos you submit. If you’re running the activity, you can ask your participants to show ways that they are using your products in creative ways.
Offer Your Time to Your Followers
Yes you want to have more likes, followers and shares but you also want to be personable like you would with your friends in real life. You want to have a give and take with your followers on Instagram and you can do this by offering your time. Have some interactions with them and they will be more willing to interact with you too. Just like your real friends, when you start ignoring them they are not as likely to be there for you when you need them. This creates that domino effect you want as they will tell their friends who will also follow you and so on. You can buy likes but it’s just not the same as being genuine and building a solid reputation.
If you want to get more likes on Instagram then you need to properly use your hashtags, join or start community events and finally offer your time to your followers. This may seem overwhelming but when you get the hang of it you’ll find that it’s really not that difficult and doesn’t take much time at all. However, the rewards will be well worth it when you see your likes increase and the amount of followers grow.
Susan Darling loves Instagram and writing tips and hints to help others learn how to get the most from using it for business or for pleasure. She posts photos of nature scenes and flowers and also has an IG account for her business.