Do you want to master Instagram?
Why do not do it? Instagram is very powerful!
However, many people and businesses are still not making the most of it. Throughout last year I was completely dedicated to learning as much as possible about Instagram to make the most of it.
The result? I applied all my knowledge and went from having 0 to 70,000 followers on Instagram today.
Instagram allowed me to create a new personal brand completely from scratch.
Today I will share all the tips and tricks for Instagram that have led me to success.
1. Publish more than 30 hashtags
This is a tip for those who love adding multiple hashtags to their photos on Instagram. Currently there is a small hole in Instagram that allows you to exceed the maximum of 30 hashtags .
You’ll need to follow these steps to add up to 60 hashtags in each post and give your posts more visibility.
This is how you should do it.
Post your photo or video as you normally do. Make sure there are no hashtags in the original description, otherwise the trick will not work.
Then copy and paste 30 hashtags into a comment on your photo or video.
Once you have done so you can return to edit the description of your photo and add the other 30 hashtags.
2. Investigate hashtags for your posts
Some hashtags you can use are pretty obvious but they are just those hashtags that tend to be used too often and your posts can be drowned in them. Some hashtags like #business may be relevant to your publication, however only this hashtag comprises almost half a million photographs. Your photos can be lost in just a few seconds.
What you should do then is to use popular hashtags that are not overused. The trick is to investigate correctly on Instagram.
Just start with a common hashtag. I chose the # business deal for this example. Then scroll down.
Do you see how #negociopropio has only 80,000? This hashtag might be a better option to use. You can easily find more hashtags like this by just scrolling down for more suggestions whenever you look for a common hashtag.
Continue until you find your 60 hashtags. Maybe you delay a little but with this you will achieve better results and more interaction.
Here are some hashtags you can start using to go in the right direction:
- # entrepreneur- 379,000 publications
- #emprendehoy – 4,200 posts
- #exitoso – 75,000 publications
3. Keep hashtags for later use
Ready to know more tips for using hashtags on Instagram? Here is one to keep you organized.
It happened to us. You have the perfect picture or video on Instagram and, after you publish it, you only have a short time to publish your hashtags .
Do not! You panic and forget about all the hashtags you wanted to use. Even worse? You do not even remember the most important hashtags.
Do not worry. All you have to do is create a note and organize the hashtags by categories. If you have a business account you can for example create categories of hashtags like this:
(Do not forget to maximize the trick of the 60 hashtags I shared before you;))
4. Hides hashtags in Instagram
A list of hashtags in every publication in Instagram does not look very good. You can even seem desperate to get attention and surely you do not want that. What can we do?
Here is a little trick that you may not know yet.
Hides those hashtags using “.” And spaces. All you have to do is save them in your notes like this:
5. Save drafts for later
Let’s leave the hashtags theme to share more Instagram tips on your visual content.
Did you know that you can save publications as drafts? Yes! You can include a photo and its description in your drafts.
How to do it:
- Touch the + sign on your screen to take or upload a new photo or video as you normally would.
- Edit your photo, add your description, location, etc.
- Click the arrow pointing left at the top of the screen to return to the previous screen (an icon like this is displayed on the iPhone).
- Click the arrow (or the <icon) again.
- A message will appear on your screen asking if you want to save the draft or discard it. Just click Save.
Ready! The next time you want to add a photo you’ll find it right there.
Important: Sometimes your erasers may disappear when Instagram updates your application, so it’s best not to save too many.
6. Monitor comments on ads
The ads on Instagram are compelling. They are an excellent way to generate leads and traffic from Instagram. The problem is that you can not see the comments.
But there is an incredible solution to that: Agorapulse!
You can configure Agorapulse to monitor comments on your Facebook ads and … also on Instagram !. Everything you say will arrive directly to your Inbox in Agorapulse.
To configure it just follow this guide.
7. Record video with your handsfree
If you are alone and want to record a video for yourself just click on the “+” sign, as you would normally do to upload or record your story on Instagram.
Then just click on the “Handsfree” option to start recording. You can choose to save it or upload it to your history on Instagram.
8. Share pictures from your camera in your stories
You finally managed to take the perfect photo for your story on Instagram . The problem? You only have 24 hours to post it.
Do not worry, if you can not publish all your photos at the same time you just have to take a screenshot to make that photo appear as new. The quality may not be the best but it is a great way to solve this situation.
9. Mention other accounts in your story
What I love about the stories on Instagram is that you can tag other accounts on it
Labeling is simple, all you need to do is write your name as you would in a description. If you type it correctly then you will see something similar to this:
Otherwise you will only see your text.
Your followers will be able to see who mentioned you and click on the username to go directly to the profile. When someone mentions you in their stories you will receive a notification.
10. Earn more followers
Shout for shoutout (mention by mention) or # S4S or #SFS is a great way to win more followers on Instagram. This works when you find an account similar to yours with a similar audience and you approach them asking if they are interested in exchanging a mention for others. If they are interested then everyone will mention the other in their Instagram stories.
Only this method has helped me get thousands of followers. The key is to find the appropriate accounts or similar to yours.
11. Get Free Statistics
If you want to get statistics cheaper all you have to do is switch to a business profile . The business profile includes statistics that can help you determine if your Instagram strategy is working or not.
Changing to a business profile is very simple. Just go to your options and click on “Change to Company Profile”, connect with your Facebook page and go.
12. Make your descriptions more readable
I do not know you but when I read something on Instagram I prefer that there are adequate spaces in the text. This makes your descriptions on Instagram much more readable. I know, just when you see your keyboard iOS keyboard the arrow to “return is simply not. (If you are an Instagram user you can continue to the next tip).
Is there. Just click the 123 button.
And it will appear.
13. Disables comments
Do you have some kind of content that you do not want anyone to comment on?
In Instagram you can deactivate the comments. It’s very simple too. Just click on the “…” and disable the comments.
Now no one can comment on that publication.
These tips and tricks from Instagram can be very helpful if you are new to Instagram. I recommend you check this publication to always have it on hand.
Once you do go to Instagram and put into practice several of these tips. We would love to know if they worked.