Hey guys, I see some of you always keep on asking how to do follow/unfollow, how to grow via engagement groups etc.
I thought I’d make a little (semi-) organic growth guide for you!
A like and reply from you if you enjoyed and found my tips useful would be much appreciated!
So let’s start:
1. Follow/Unfollow is dead
What I have noticed is that everytime you do something that hurts the Instagram Community, your engagement(reach in general) get’s cut down to a minimum. My engagement after a big following/unfollowing spree went down tremendously and I also noticed that for accounts of friends.
YOU CAN STILL GROW YOUR ACCOUNT WITH F/U but you have to be willing to sacrifice your engagement for a very long time after you stop or just continue on doing it the whole time.
Note that your chances to receive a ban are higher if you continue on F/U.
2. Engagement Groups
One thing I noticed is that everytime I took my engagement group out of IG, my reach got cut down.
IG allows engagement groups as long as you use them responsible and keep them on the app!
Try posting entertaining content and use engagement groups to give them a little boost, here’s a little trick for the people that think EG are the sh*t:
Try posting a pic without sending it to your Telegram group and see how many likes and comments it receives…a lot of your 50-150K follower accounts would end up with 200 likes per pic and maybe 1000 views on a video.
Overly used EG destroy your engagement just as much as F/U.
3. Post funny/informative/entertaining content
Now I know a lot of you want to go the easy route to make sales and I have absolutely no problem with that. If you want to build a brand on the other hand IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you think of ways to make something different than your competition.
Brand Builders: Always try to provide your fanbase with VALUE.
“The customer is king!”
Put your ego aside and think of ways to outsmart similar accounts…be patient and consistent.
4. Post 3-4 times a day
More posts, more reach, more likes, more followers. The circle closes.
Add value to your content and you’ll get exponential growth…You will also have a lot more user data by the end of the year if you post more often.
Think of your IG like a TV Show or a schedule.
If you’re on the informative side of IG this is very important, your followers will get that you post, let’s say for example, at 12 and 5 and they will either check back that time and/or turn on post notifications,
5. Build connections, real connections
Now for the most part building connections is “Give, Give, Give…”
Just like in life, friend/relationships are more about giving than taking…a cool thing happens when you give without expectation…and that is that you’ll perhaps have an ask later on!
So that means: Give s/o, spread love via comments, share contests, participate in them! You will find a few valuable people that later on share your stuff as well!
That we’re my five golden rules to organic growth on IG, but you can also apply them on different platforms of course!
Leave me your two cents on this and what you would do different or add to it