Written by Lisa Kalner Williams

July 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

4 Brilliant Ways to Get Instagram Followers Who Matter

Looking to get Instagram followers for your account? Try these four methods to uncover relevant Instagram users that will be likely to follow you.

1. Dive into the Instagram Explore Tab. Instagram “Explore” is a great place to find followers. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your Instagram app to discover this hidden gem.

Once you’re there, swipe the photo carousel on top unil you see “Discover New People.” Here you’ll see a variety of Instagram users you might be linked to via Facebook or email. You’ll also see new-to-you users who your followers have befriended. See the example below? I better check out “cearaskitchen” since nine of my followers also follow him.

Instagram Discover New People screenshot

2. Befriend Followers of Kindred Spirits. Here’s a way to find Instagram users that might seem familiar if you searched in the past for followers on Twitter or Pinterest. First, find a colleague or competitor on Instagram and tap on her followers.

instagram bio profile followers

You’ll see a list of followers starting with the Instagram user who most recently followed that account. Peruse this list and begin to follow those that make sense for your business.

Instagram Users That A Competitor Follows

3. Right Swipe the Heart Tab. If you’re a small business owner on Instagram, you probably use the heart “Activity” tab to see who likes your posts, sends you a comment, or follows your account. But did you know that by swiping right, you get to peek into the activities of your followers? Use that view to find Instagram users that your followers are following. Chances are these folks are worth keeping company with.

Instagram Activity of Followers

4. Love the User Data in Agorapulse. I have yet to use a social media management tool that gives me as much user data as Agorapulse does. At a quick glance, I can see my top evangelists, commenters, and post likers. And from that information, I can also see which of these Instagram users I’m not following. If I want to keep these Instagram users engaged with my content, I better follow them at a bare minimum — don’t you think?

Instagram Users Information on Agorapulse

None of these find-Instagram-user methods are the “set it and forget it” kind that you might long for. But with continued use, these methods will bring more qualified users to your Instagram account.

Instagram management tool Agorapulse

What brilliant methods do you use to find and get Instagram followers?

Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams is the Lead Social Media Strategist for Sierra Tierra Marketing and the Content Marketing Director for Agorapulse. You might see her speaking across the country on how to better market using Instagram.

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