Top 20 tips to succeed on Instagram

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Top 20 tips to succeed on Instagram  
 
Learning the art of mastering Instagram is quite a lot involved more than I realized when I first started my online journey  
But not one to give up just because something is hard, I kept trying until I figured it out  
Now I'm still no expert but my Instagram is growing every single day  
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Number 1  
So, one of the biggest thing people forget when on Instagram is it’s a SOCIAL MEDIA  
Which means be SOCIAL don’t just give the hart a press talk, to people  
Send them messages ask questions tell people why you like there photo it's not rocket science  
& it’s not hard as well Instagram will reward you for using the social the way it as intended by showing your photos to more people  
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Number 2  
It's all in the #  
# are very vital tool when trying to increase your followers. People follow particular # ones in the niche  
So’ you need to do a bit of recherché here  
You need to have # that are relevant to your photo, you need to have # relevant to your Instagram story, you need to have # that are equal to your number of followers  
As in if you only have 1000 followers there's no point in using # that are in their millions as you won't be seen  
How # work is if you go onto searching to find things on Instagram it will take you to relevant # and you can see the numbers of people following that #  
Now when you then look at that page you will see many photos  
The ones at the top are the photos that are most popular so let's say we look up #happy it has 481 million users  
#happyness has 5.9m #happyhappy 1.5m #happyvibes699K  
So in this case you would use # happyvibes and then you may be seen  
Your aim is to be in the top 6 photos for as long as possible as this is where you will be found  
The number of # to use is 30 maximum  
Now were to put them  
There are 2 opinions on this some will say in the first comment  undefined
Others will say under your story  
Now if you have more than one account or you do more than one post a day DON’T use the same # as you are then competing for the top spot with yourself  
you can see in the photo 452 impressions 
and 342 are from my #

 
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Number 3 
To emoji or not to emoji  
For myself I have tried both and it didn't really make a defense but did take extra time so now I just add one or two to break up the words  
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Number 4  
The photo  
Vertical photos seem to work better here. They must be of high quality with good depth of field  
Adding words or actions to a photo can also make it stand out from the crowd  
Canva is a great app to use for making your photos creative or finding stock photos on  
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Number 5 
Using @ 
@ is the same as in Facebook so only @ people that are your friends as some of the bigger accounts do tend to get a bit upset if you @ them as whomever you @ all their friends can now see your photo  
So, this is why the big players get upset as they expect you to pay for this service  
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Number 6  
DM … dm is direct message same as messenger on Facebook again the more you use it the better your algorithm will work  
You can also create DM groups messaging a group at one time  
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Number 7  
IG story’s  
It’s the same as Facebook story's and they end up like buttons under your bio  
So only use your favorite photos in story's as they will sit at the top of your page give them a name and remember to stick to your niche don’t go adding a puppy dog to your story’s if your page is about traveling  
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Number 8  undefined
Your bio  
Were it saying, 
 NAME: put your key words of what your page is about.  
USER NAME this is your page name not necessary your name  
WEBSITE: add your web page or link page then your actual BIO you have to keep it brief and to the point I have changed mine a couple of times to get it right  
Make sure you add a call to action at the last bit  
Like meet my mentors, or follow my blog, etc.  
Now emojis do work well on the bio as it is shorter than words and you don’t have many correctors to use  
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Number 9 
IGTV 
This is a brand-new feature in IG but you need to down load a second app at this stage  
It's like a you- tube stream for you to use and although still gaining momentum it will be good  
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Number 10 
IG lives  
At the top of you IG page were you page photo is  
Press it and many options come up  
Type, live, boomerang, superzoom, focus, rewind, handsfree there's also silly faces like dog faces ect. 
So’ doing live is the same as Facebook live just have fun with it . But stick to your niche  
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Number 11 
Your page bio photo  
Only do a head and sholders one as if it’s a full body as it’s so small when people are scrolling no one will see who it is  
Also try to go for a bright back drop so it stands out. Make sure whatever photo you use, use the same photo on all your social platforms so you are easily found 
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Number 12  
What to post  undefined
Video verses photo verses written … now IG like you to post short videos as people watch the video there for, they are on your profile longer this then gives you a better rank. As of course it’s also better for IG. Photos we covered above, written quotes / sayings etc. I find they never get as many likes or comments as a photo but they do make your overall feed look smarter, making you look more professional. 
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Number 13  
How often to post  
Ok there is a fine art in this of you post many in one go it looks spammy  
If you only post one different people see at different times and the first hour is what gets the hook  
So, 2 to 3 posts would be about perfect let's say breakfast lunch and dinner time undefined 
If you have a business account you can actually see what's the best time to post for your follower to get the best impact  
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Number 14 
Make your post informative  
Don’t just put my day out.  
Write a short story about your day where you were, what you did. Make it fun to read  
Again, the longer people stay on your post the better the rating & finish with a question so people can answer or ask an opinion the more people interact the better the rating 
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Number 15  
Finding new followers  
To find more new followers look for people in your niche 
Look at the # you are using and see who elts is using them.  
Look at their page if you like what you see press follow then like at least 3 of their posts & comment on them so they know you really like their page  
So, follow at the start you will be following more than are following you but if you keep liking & commenting on their feed, they will add you also. 
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Number 16  
Start searching the big accounts in your niche  
See there set up, see their bios, see their layout & copy the ideas ...even look at their #  
Find a few to follow that seem user friendly  
Comment on as many of their photos as possible  
Your goal here is to get them to like and comment on one of your photos  
When they do all their followers are able to see their comment / your post  
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Number 17  
Remember to do call to actions  
There easer it is for people to know what to comment the more likely they will comment again boosting your post 
Try asking questions  
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Number 18 
Follow groups in your niche on face book and you will see posts for follow for follow it’s a quick way to get your numbers up quickly  
 
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Number 19  
Stick to one subject …. if your feed is about fashion keep to fashion don’t add your cute children or dogs  
People are following you want to see the fashion  
You can have more than one account so you can have one just for your kids pickys or doggy photo shoots  
I have 3 accounts  
1 for my online work to give people encouragement & to let them know what digital Earth Mother is all about  
2 funky fiftys to attract the more mature lady's & to encourage them to start living  
3 travelling nanna jill my travel page  
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 Number 20 
The more of IG features you use the more IG will love you and there for you will get better ratings in the algorithm  
What IG wants is for people to stay on IG as long as possible but IG just like Facebook is an expensive advertising real estate so the longer people are on the better it is for IG   
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So now it's up to you get them thumbs working and let your Instagram grow  
Once you hit 5000 + followers with good repour as in a good % liking and commenting on your posts you will then get people in your niche starting to ask for you to promote their products  
As in let's say you have a cat Instagram feed then whiskers cat food will pay you to have whiskers in your photos  
Different places pay different ways some by clicks, some a set rate, some free product.  
The bigger you get the more offers you will get,   
 
Happy pinning  
And drop a comment of your Instagram name in the comments and we can all connect & help each other grow  
 
  
 
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