How to Get More Instagram Likes, the Grassroots Way
It’s easy enough, and cheap enough, to hire a service to get more Likes and Followers for your social media accounts. But are those Likes from real, active users? And, are those followers real people who will continue to engage with your social media campaigns? Most likely not, especially if you’ve only paid $20 bucks for a thousand followers. While the numbers look good on your account, in the long run you won’t see any return.
Instead, here are some grassroots methods to get more Instagram followers for your business. What do we mean by grass roots? We mean getting your hands dirty, and putting some time into your campaign. In the end, it will be worth it, and those new followers could turn into potential customers.
“Like” Like Crazy
One proven method of getting more Instagram followers is to “Like” someone else’s post. This is done by touching the heart icon below the image, left of the comment bubble and forwarding arrow. You can also check out others who have liked the post by tapping the “# likes” link. If you’re lucky you’ll get a few followers for every one hundred “Likes,” but no-one said it would be easy.
“Follow” Relevant Accounts
Another proven method is to “Follow” as many accounts as possible with the hopes they will follow you back. Be sure to search for relevant Tags for your business or product, and, utilize the People and Places categories if possible. Once you have more followers you can stop following any inactive or irrelevant accounts. Be careful not to “Unfollow” accounts that have followed you though. This might upset the follower who followed you, and, some social media platforms such as Twitter frown upon mass Follows and Unfollows.
Of course, if you’re like the artist James Turell with over 6,000 followers and following none, you don’t need to do all this do you?
Display Your Instagram Brand
Now we’re really getting into grassroots methods, but believe it or not they work. Put your Instagram name on printed materials such as business cards, flyers, and letterhead. While you are at it, make a bumper sticker! You can also put your Instagram name on images you share on other social media platforms such as Tumblr, Pinterest, and Facebook.
One thing that is really helpful is if you choose an Instagram name that is short and memorable. Just like choosing a domain for your website, a short and easy-to-remember name will go a long way in expanding your web presence.