41. Use Iconosquare (formerly Statigram) to track the growth of your account. Find out which images resonate best with your audience and post them more often.
42. Use a photo editing tool like Aviary to crop your images, add frames or effects, or to just generally make your photos pop!
43. Use the word ‘like’ in your captions. Some research suggests these get 89% more likes.
44. Plan, prepare and then act. As with most things in life, being intentional is your best chance of success. Make a plan for how you’re going to use Instagram, then create a schedule to keep yourself on track.
45. Post image quotes. Image quotes on social media are huge. Overlay motivational, inspirational or humorous quotes over your images using a tool like Canva.
46. Connect your Instagram account with your contact list. Click on the 3 dots button at the top right of your screen, and select ‘Find friends’ to connect to your email contact list.
47. Network with Instagram influencers. Search for hashtags relevant to your business, and pinpoint users with high follower counts and engagement. Leave thoughtful comments on their posts, and start developing relationships. You never know where these connections will lead!
48. Use a tool like Crowdfire to analyze how your Instagram posts affect your follower/unfollower stats.
49. Arrange co-promotions with other users. Find users in a complimentary niche who have a similar follower count and arrange for mentions or shout outs to help build each other’s audience.
50. Build a community using a special hashtag. Create a challenge or campaign that your community can participate in, and give it a unique hashtag. Here are some great tips on creating your own hashtag campaign.
Remember that having a large number of followers is useless if you don’t take the time to really engage and interact. And in the end, converting followers to customers is the real goal. These 50 tips will help you build your audience and facilitate lasting engagement with your followers that leads to conversions over time.
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