Instagram is quickly becoming one of the hottest social media sites. The platform allows users to share not only photos and videos, but also stories that disappear every 24 hours.
While Instagram is great for connecting with friends and family, it can be rather difficult to connect with other people around the world. Here are a few ways you can increase activity on your Instagram page:
Probably the best thing ever used for social media, hashtags can bring people of like minds together. If you use the same hashtag as someone who is searching for it, they are more likely to be connected to your content. If they like what you do, they might even follow you and become a regular fan of your Instagram posts.
Hashtags should be something that people would search for. If you’re baking or cooking something, you can use something like #cooksofinstagram or #instawhatyoumake and instantly be connected with others who are wanting to share their creations.
Take advantage of adding links to your bio
Your bio is a great way to share who you are with the world. On Instagram, you can add a link to your bio which can help your followers connect with you on more than one platform. This link could be to a YouTube video, a Facebook page, or your website.
Interact to be interacted with
One great way to assure that there will be activity associated with your Instagram account is to interact with others on the platform. This can mean interacting with celebrities or just commenting on a controversial post.
You are likely to connect with people who share the same thoughts and opinions as you who would be interested in being your friend and following your Instagram page. A person with an Instagram account who only posts photos on their timeline isn’t very likely to gain a lot of followers, likes, or comments on their page.
Use a theme on your page
There are a lot of Instagram pages out there, and many of the most successful ones are centered around a theme. The theme is almost always a color. The Instagrammer will only upload photos to their timeline if their theme color is present in the photo.
This makes your page visually appealing and makes it more probable that people will come to your page to see what you’re posting next.
Use a location when it is appropriate
A lot of people are afraid to geotag their locations on their social media pages for fear that someone could follow them. But odds are that they won’t see it until after you leave the location anyway.
Geotagging your location will help you connect with others who are researching or who also posted in the area. This will bring more followers, likes, and comments to your Instagram page.
These are only a few of the many things you can do to boost interactions on your Instagram page.
Communication degree in journalism, radio, and TV/multimedia. She has worked with local ESPN radio, the Associated Press, and admitopia.com. Gabrielle is an award-winning journalist, receiving a first place award in N.C.