How to get more followers on Instagram (with pictures)

How to get more followers on Instagram (with pictures)
How to get more followers on Instagram (with pictures)

Instagram is an application for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android and Windows Phone that allows users to share and upload photos within the Instagram community or through social networks. Having more followers is key to increasing your Instagram presence, but knowing where to start can be difficult. This wikiHow will explain in detail how to do it, give you tips on creating good photos, interacting with the community and other ways to increase your contacts, famous followers.


Part 1 of 4: be part of the community

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Step 1. Follow accounts with similar interests

Instagram is a community and you will gain followers if you actively participate in this community. It means interacting beyond just uploading photos. Find people who post photos that interest you and follow their accounts too. This will display their latest photos on your news feed.

Don't blindly follow everyone else your feed will become too overloaded and cumbersome to process. Just follow the accounts that seem most interesting to you

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Step 2. Like and comment on the photos

Once you start following certain people, spend some time liking and commenting on their photos. Not only will the other person be proud and happy, but other people too can see your name or comment and will take a look at your profile. If you stay active, it can result in a continuous flow of new followers.

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Step 3. Respond to comments that your followers have placed on your photos

Interacting with your friends is essential for them to stay active and continue to follow you. Respond to interesting comments and thank your followers if they are kind enough to leave you a compliment. If a follower asks you a relevant question, take the time to answer it correctly.

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Step 4. Ask your subscribers questions

Use the photo caption to ask your followers questions. This will make your comments section more active which will attract more followers who want to follow your photos.

Consider posting something that prompts your readers to engage with your photos, such as "Double click if you found this funny" or "Share your story in the comment." This will help the Instagram community engage with your photos

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Step 5. Link your Instagram account to your Facebook account

Instagram is now part of the Facebook family and you may lose out on a lot of potential fans if you don't interconnect your accounts. All of your Instagram posts will also be posted to Facebook, giving you twice the chance to be seen.

You can interconnect your accounts via the “Settings” menu of Instagram

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Step 6. Fill in your biography (your profile)

Your Instagram profile is an often overlooked, yet very important part of your Instagram account. Let people know who you are and why they should follow you. Include a few hashtags related to your content.

Your bio is also a great place to include clickable content

Part 2 of 4: Using hashtags

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Step 1. Try to find hashtags (hashtags) that match your group of subscribers

Hashtags are short words and phrases that describe and categorize images. Hashtags help people when searching for your images and they can add your images to current trends. Using hashtags is extremely important if you want to always have more followers.

  • Webstagram is a great tool to find out what the hottest keywords of the moment represent.
  • The best hashtags in the world and therefore in English, on Instagram are almost always "#love", "#me" and "#follow" while in France, "# SS8" "# CDM2014" and "#France" are among the top rated.
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Step 2. Add a few hashtags to each image

Add to your image some of the most relevant hashtags you can find. Try to limit the number of hashtags to no more than three. If you have too many hashtags, your friends will feel that your images look more like ads than photos.

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Step 3. Create your own tag

If you have a good amount of followers, you can try creating your own hashtags. It could be your company name or a tagline that applies to many of your photos. This will give your Instagram account a brand image and create a more supportive community.

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Step 4. Geotag your photos

Instagram users are more interested in photos taken in places they know. Best of all, since you are posting geotagged photos, Instagram will highlight other photos taken there.

Other users viewing photos taken in the same area can see your photos and follow your profile

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Step 5. Use hashtags inviting to like your profile

If you want to boost your likes, you can use popular hashtags such as "# like4like" or "# like4likes". In this case, make sure you like another person's photo if they like yours. It is an exchange of good practices.

Some people see this as an "indecent" tactic and you may lose followers if you use that hash word too often

Part 3 of 4: Posting Worthwhile Content

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Step 1. Take unique and interesting photos

While it may seem obvious, one of the best ways to get Instagram followers is to simply take good photos. Instagram is inundated with photos of family meals, their cats or their friends. Stand out from the crowd with good, worthy photos.

  • Try to take pictures that relate to your target audience. If your audience can find something in common with the images you post, they are more likely to follow you.
  • A good photo doesn't have to be a “perfect” photo. Good photos are those that appear to have been taken by a human person and a few imperfections can create this impression.
  • Limit the number of “selfies”. Anyone might want to post a selfie from time to time, but these kinds of images shouldn't be overwhelming in your content. Most of your followers don't necessarily want to see you you, they want to see your pictures. Posting selfies all the time can give you the negative label of a narcissist and may scare your friends away. On the other hand, and this is probably a shame, if you are particularly attractive, this may be the exception that proves the rule. You could gather a lot of followers by posting attractive images of yourself. But even then, don't let them take over your content!
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Step 2. Add filters

Instagram has become popular because of these filter options. These filters correct the colors in your photo, making it look more "real". Instagram has a wide variety of filters available, so don't be afraid to try several until you find the one that best suits your photo.

  • Avoid using the same filters too often, otherwise the styling of your images will end up being too repetitive.
  • If your image seems impactful to you without needing to use a filter, one of the most popular hashtags on Instagram in this case is #nofilter. Use it!
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Step 3. Add a caption to each photo

A good caption can turn a simply good photo into an amazing photo! Good captions make sure to grab the attention of people on the Internet and if you can make them laugh or smile with your caption, you will capture more people who will follow your page. Humor or captions full of tenderness are particularly attractive.

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Step 4. Use external applications to improve editing possibilities

While you can just make a few minor edits in Instagram, there are a variety of apps for both iOS and Android that can give you access to a lot of additional tools. Use these apps to highlight, darken, crop, add text or effects and more.

Among the editing applications, the best known are Photo Editor offered by Aviary, but also Afterlight, Bokehful and Overgram

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Step 5. Make collages

A great way to show the progress within a photo series or showcase a collection of images is to create a collage that you can then post on Instagram. There are several applications that will allow you to do this, among which are PicStitch, InstaCollage and InstaPicFrame

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Step 6. Post your photos at the right time

Instagram is a very popular service and the flow of your followers is subject to constant change. If you want as many people as possible to see your photos, you need to upload them at the right time. The best time to post your photos is in the morning and at the end of the day, after the usual end of the work or school day for your audience.

Photos posted to Instagram typically stay visible for around 4 hours on your followers' page. You should therefore avoid putting them online in the middle of the night, that is to say when your friends will probably be sleeping

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Step 7. Post on a regular basis

Don't upload all of your photos at once. If you have multiple photos you want to share, spread them out over a few days. If you post too many photos at once, your followers might not see all of them. On the other hand, if you don't post often enough and not regularly enough, it will be difficult for you to retain your followers and find new ones.

Part 4 of 4: Buy Followers

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Step 1. Find a belly subscriber system

There are many sites that offer you paid subscribers. If you are desperate and want to add new people who will follow your posts at all costs, purchasing can be a solution to get your Instagram account off the ground.

Be sure to read the reviews about subscriber belly sites before choosing one

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Step 2. Choose the number of subscribers you want to buy

Most services allow you to choose from a variety of packages, ranging from 100 new subscribers to several thousand. Choose the package that best suits your needs and your budget.

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Step 3. Make your account public

You cannot purchase subscribers for a private account. So make sure that your account settings allow it to be visible to the general public. You can change your profile settings by choosing "Edit your profile".

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Step 4. This can have unwanted effects

Buying followers can indeed give you a quick boost, but there are a few drawbacks you should be aware of. These new "friends" are probably never going to interact with your photos or leave comments, which can make your photos feel a bit lonely and bare … People will quickly notice that you have a lot of followers, but no activity, that is. which can demotivate them to follow you and to have "real" followers afterwards.

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