A little while ago, I wrote about how buying Instagram followers is actually a really negative experience. I followed it up with a post describing all the ways I increased my Instagram following organically in the time around that. I held back a little bit, I must admit. There’s so much to say on this topic that I could actually write a whole book on it (read: I’m writing a whole book on it).
When I create a blog post, I always make more than one pinnable image for it! It gives my readers the chance to choose which pins might appeal most to them. As some people try to keep their Pinterest boards themed this gives me the opportunity to appeal to as many people as possible. Today I’m going to describe the simple steps I take to allow my readers to choose from multiple pinnable images, and how I hide pinnable images in blog posts.
Instagram pods, also known as like and comment pods, are group chats of people who engage with each others’ posts. Usually, when you post something new, you send it to the group chat and everyone in the chat will interact with your post. It’s a really good way to boost initial engagement on a new post.
Hashtags are an art form. Using the right hashtags on Instagram is the most efficient way to create growth and engagement on your profile. Why? For posts to show up in search results, they need to be tagged with either hashtags or geotags. As more hashtags can be used than geotags, they are perfect for increasing your reach. Having your posts show up in the search results is the best way to reach a wider, potentially new audience.
Are you on Pinterest? I sure am. Before I started my blog, I read so many articles about how effective the right strategy on Pinterest could be for driving traffic to my blog. I was sceptical. I’d used Pinterest in the past to save inspiration for rooms and houses to build in The Sims and for tattoo ideas. I couldn’t believe that it would be a viable source of traffic to my website. Surely it was just for pictures? Well, I was so wrong. I always thought I was technologically up to date, but the Pinterest trend clearly overtook me. Turns out, Pinterest is more than just a place for collections of beautiful pictures. Pinterest is a mighty search engine. And the secret to getting on page one? Pinterest Group Boards.
Last month I more than tripled my followers on Instagram! I didn’t use bots, I didn’t use any like programs – I worked hard and followed the steps which I’m going to share with you today! Increasing engagement and followers on Instagram can be a lot of work, but it’s extremely rewarding, too. Find out how I did it!