Today we are going to look at 10 simple ways to grow your Instagram organically to increase traffic and how to make sure you don’t get your account banned.
1. don’t buy followers
Buying followers may give you instant credibility but it’s short lived. The big problem is this-
When you make a post, Instagram will only show it to a small percent of your followers. And only if that post receives good engagement is it shown to the rest of your followers.
So picture this, you buy 2000 followers and you have 100 real followers. Instagram randomly shows your post to 20 of the fake followers. And you guessed it, your real followers never see your post.
Instagram will remove any likes, follows, or comments from third-party apps that are designed to artificially grow accounts’ audiences.
2. Don’t use the follow/unfollow method
This has been used to gain followers organically. But it’s just not nice.
And sure, you may gain a lot of random followers, but your posts won’t get the engagement they should. It also makes it harder to grow your brand, companies will measure your engagement, and if it’s low they won’t want to work with you.
3. Post As often as you can
One of the most simple ways to grow your Instagram is to increase your exposure. Why? Because the more you post, the more chances people will see you.
It’s not always easy to post everyday, but you can take lots of content on the weekends and collect quotes that you can post during the week.
4. always keep your desired audience in mind
When you create a post, always think about the followers. in your niche.
Ask yourself will my audience be engaged in this?
This way you will stay on track and create content that your audience will look forward to seeing.
5. comment on peoples posts
Comment with genuine interest on other people’s posts.
Ask a question, add value, not just a thumbs-up emoji.
And if people like your comment or they reply to you, follow them. Most people will follow you in return.
6. Be genuine in your captions
With a platform that’s so focused on visuals, it’s easy to overlook your captions, even though they are a key element to engagement.
We often come up with something on the spot without giving it a second thought.
So be relatable, share your news, your passions, and make your audience feel part of your community.
7. Hashtags #BEWARE
Instagram will erase all of your hashtags if you add more than 30 per post.
Harsh I know! So count your hashtags twice.
8. be seen on your feed
Even if your Instagram is about a product you sell, it’s really important that people can see your face.
So, even if you’re a wildlife photographer add a post of yourself every now and then and watch your engagement increase!
9.Post high quality photos
Instagram is all about amazing photos that inspire us to visit new places, buy new things, or simply dream. Beautiful images also help us to escape the daily grind
Although everyone on Instagram seems to have an amazing photographer as a travel companion, most of us don’t. Nor do we have the money to pay for one, but we can do our best to give our audience the most captivating photos we can.
10. define your look
Keeping your photos a uniform color palette will up your game by giving your feed a professional clean look.
Use presets to achieve this. There are plenty of beautiful presets available. I use Wilde presets. You can see them here.
if you’re stuck on the look that suits your style or brand. It helps to check out your favorite accounts for inspiration.