The percentage that came from the promotion is also about the same. That really confuses me. Almost 10k people liked what they saw and only 10 decided to follow. That just seems weird. Especially the differnce in profile visits!
Do you have any idea what is happening here? I got other posts that are similar. The conversion just seems too bad the be random. From an artists perspective the 2nd post has even higher quallity.
I dont do art for gaining followers. I love the process of creating and doing it every day really pushes me forward but of course I want to reach people with my art and make them connect to it. Its so rewarding.
If you check your post’s insights, at the bottom you can see the number of Impressions and where they came from. Some of the variables such as “From home” “Other” and “From profile” always seem to be there, whilst others such as “From hashtags”, “From location” and “From Explore” are optional. The first two depend on whether you used hashtags and whether you tagged a location.
“Hitting explore” means that your post was so popular that it was shown to people on the Explore page (the one you see when you click the search button), giving you more likes and other engagement than you would normally get.
I’m going to through out a crazy conspiracy theory here but is it maybe possible that Instagram is just making up these numbers? There is no way of verifying any of this information other than how many followers you gained. I find the numbers very odd, 30k reach, 9k likes (30% conversion rate) but then only 5 comments?? That’s a HORRIBLE ratio and would scream fake likes to me but it’s coming from IG. And if you get 9k likes on a 5k follower account but only 10 new followers, I don’t know… maybe this is another game by IG to get you to pay more for ads. Either way, these numbers don’t make any sense to me.