rather than just ask for free help, I thought I’d tell you about a little idea that I’m trying out, good chance it’s kind of been done before, however, I wonder what you think of it and if there’s any way I can improve it.
I’ve built the account up to around 25k for my niche and I’m always trying new ways to try get more engagement.
At the moment, I’ve been dm’ing people from my niche asking if they’d like to be included as a core bunch who all engage. I’ve got around 30 people on board who say they will comment when they are tagged in photos… I cycle through the 30 each post and a good bunch of them will get engaged in the new post which looks good and is actually good for building the little community. Some of them have actually made friends and cross engage.
Here’s what I don’t know though, I’m not sure whether I get punished for tagging people as it’s not quite so natural. I’m thinking of having the most involved guys put notifications on instead.
It’s just an idea and I am having varying degrees of success with it, however, I do seem to be stuck at 25k now. I’m wondering if I should start focussing on quality rather than quantity, especially after reading a recent post about how 100 new followers a day isn’t necessarily a great thing.
I’ve heard people say shout outs are a great idea, I’ve only ever tried it a few times and I’ve not had much success from it and that’s after closely scrutinising the accounts to try ensure they have little fake followers and fake engagement.
I wonder if you guys could answer another question for me? how many posts is the optimum amount to post today. All I’ve really found is if you want to post 7 a day, make sure you post 7 every day and likewise for 2 or 3.
Another thing I try do is little stepping stone hash tags. I genuinely came up with the idea myself, although I eventually read that very similar has already been documented. I will try keep track of what hash tags I’m hitting top 9 for. i’ll try hit say 10 of each of perhaps an easy,(1000) medium (20000) and a hard one (200k plus). I don’t know if I should tweak this or not.
I have another couple of work account which are in similar niche, I try as many ideas as I can but the likes are dwindling. (I guess as time goes on people like more and more accounts mind you)
I’ve really waffled guys, if anyone has made it this far, I do appreciate it.