Have an Instagram account? Thinking of how you can do better and increase your followers, or even better build a community?
Make your mark on a pro active platform like Instagram with these awesome tips and tricks.
Looking to increase your followers on Instagram?
You guys have come to the right place. here are some super awesome creative ways in which you can increase the number of your followers on Instagram. Below mentioned are some of the tips put together by Socially Sorted.
#1 Authorize the Facebook App to Connect your Instagram and Facebook Accounts
Make sure to connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts. You can post directly to Facebook through Instagram.
When people see your content coming over from Instagram to Facebook, they will be encouraged to check you out on that platform as well if they like what they are seeing… and of course they will!
You can also add a custom tab to your Facebook Page!
#2 Embed Instagram Pics into a Blog Post
By embedding Instagram pictures into a blog post, a few important things start to happen:
- You create a relationship between the places you and your brand are showing up.
- There is a consistency and relevancy shining through what you are doing.
- Time efficiency for you and your team is maximised because you are get double use from your images.
- Your brand identity strengthens.
#3 Add an Instagram Widget to your Website
Driving traffic to and from your different brand spaces online is how to maximise your greatest efforts.
Do not miss the chance to take a connection on a deeper dive so fans can follow you in the place that works best for them.
Get the attention of your fans while they are on your website through a noticeable and accessible Instagram widget, so they can easily check you out on Instagram.
#4 Don’t Forget the Power of Email
Make sure to remind your “list” that they should be following you on social media so they can more easily connect with you on the go.
This way they will not miss anything you are sharing because often times your content can differ depending on the platform. You can also give them an example of how they can benefit from connecting outside of the newsletter.
And… remember to add your Instagram account in your email signature, just like this one. This way, every time I send out an email people know how to find my Instagram profile:
#5 Cross Pollinate on Periscope
Periscope has been HUGE for growing my following on Instagram and conneting with my audience.
I teach an Instagram Lesson every time I scope and drive traffic to Instagram from Periscope.
I also do live “Insta Audits” that brings people into my scopes and I have a #SueBSponsor on each scope so I can give live shout outs to all my creative friends!
#6 Share Images on Twitter using IFTTT
Why? Because sharing posts natively from Instagram to Twitter means the image won’t show unless you click on it.
IFTTT is a great tool that allows your Instagram Post to show up as an image in the feed and not as a link. You only have a split second to get a reader’s attention.
In Twitter that is hard to do without an image and when news is moving so fast. The IFTTT app makes sure your audience sees what you are talking about every time by posting the Instagram image instead of just the link.
Here is an example of an IFTTT “recipe” to allow you to set this up:
..once the “recipe” is set up in IFTTT then your images will post over to Twitter with the image as a preview (no need to click the link to see it)… like this one: