5. Hashtags! Hashtags! Hashtags

5. Hashtags! Hashtags! Hashtags

  • This one IS HUGE! After you post a picture, make sure to put hashtags in the comment section under the picture right after you post the picture.
  • It might take some time to find which hashtags work best for you but it’s totally worth the time.
  • Using Hashtags totally work to boost your engagement and following But NOT JUST ANY hashtags will work.
  1.  If you put up hashtags such as #Like4Like #FollowMe then you might get a ton of spammers sent to your account.
  2. When you first start out it’s key is to find hashtags that fit in with your niche that aren’t super popular and below 1 million posts.

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10. Engage! Engage! Engage!
  • Spread the LOVE & make yourself known.
  • People are more likely to connect with you if they know who you are first.
  • Commenting on other bloggers + biz owners photos in your niche is a great way to network and build a community.
  • I would say do this DAILY!
  • I absolutely love connecting with fellow biz owners, bloggers, and creatives so I will go to their pages to support their Instagram posts as well.
  • A ton of my engagement on my page comes right from commenting on other accounts in my niche daily.

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1. Complete Your Profile Bio
  1. Make sure to complete your profile with a small bio so people will know who you are and what you do.
  2. Put a call to action at the end of your bio because it will help with generating traffic back to your website!
  3. You can make the call to action incentive a freebie that leads back to your site. 
  • Examples of a “Call To Action” at the end of your bio would be: “Click here to gain access to my resource library ” or “Click below to get your free Facebook checklist “.

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3. Use Other Apps to Enhance Your Photos

You can use different smartphone apps to enhance your photos for Instagram.

Check out these apps on your iPhone or Andriod phone: VSCOCam , Enlight, Afterlight, Adobe Photoshop Express , PicsArts Photo Studio , Canva and Fliagram.

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7. Participate in Facebook Groups

To increase engagement on your page, participates in social media promo threads in Facebook groups. 

  • Example of Facebook group to boost engagement on an Instagram page is Grow Your Blog on Facebook!

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4. Get a Posting Strategy
  • Find out what times YOUR audience is mostly online and focus your posting strategy around those times.
  • If you have a business Instagram account you can find out when your followers are most active online in the analytics feature at the top of your account to the right of your Instagram account name.
  • Focusing on a specific time to post really helps to boost engagement.

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8. Show your personality
  • People love to get to see the REAL YOU because they get of sense of realness!
  • So, showcase your personality and be fun with your posts!
  • Post pictures of you writing blog posts, heading to an audition, out with friends & more!

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2. Put up Great Visuals
  1. Since Instagram is a visual platform, it’s super important to share relevant photos focusing on your niche and high-quality photos.
  2. Instagram is really huge for feeds with great visuals and color themes.
  3. Try to stick to a certain color theme and put up high-quality pictures with your brand colors.

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6. Be Consistent
  • A lot of people who start out great and then stop posting for weeks.
  • The problem with not having a posting schedule is that most people on Instagram might forget about your brand.
  • So it’s super important to post at least once a day or once every other day to keep your content fresh.
  • Being consistent also helps with bringing new followers to your account and also boost engagement. 
  • The key is to keep people engaged with your brand and or product(s).

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The most common way of using A/B tests is to only change one element of the post between the two versions (headline, image, CTA, etc) so that you know any difference in performance is because of that change. 

You can A/B test with both organic and paid posts.

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Influencer marketing works because of the high trust that social influencers have built up with their followers. Therefore, recommendations from them are seen as proof to the brand's potential customers.

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  1. A short character count allows marketers to be quick and nimble to react to real-time activities.
  2. Marketers have adapted to become fast-reacting engines, churning out content within seconds.
  3. Gone are the days when social media messages need to be planned out days or weeks in advance.
  4. With Twitter’s character limit, marketers react quickly to current events and trends and tweet on-the-spot.

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