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1. Create interesting content
Your content should help give the follower an insight into your Company:
2. Use Hashtags to describe your photo
Just like on Twitter, using hashtags to describe your photo can help people find your posts.
When it comes to hashtagging, be specific, be relevant and pay attention to other hashtags used on similar photos.
Remember, the limit on the number of tags you can use on a post is 30. Your photo will fail to upload if you use more than this.
Some of the most popular hashtags can be found on this website: http://top-hashtags.com/instagram/
We always recommend ‘listening’ to what your community is saying to gain an insight into their world before engaging.
To do this, spend some time browsing to see what your target market and competitors are posting – don’t forget to use hashtags to help you search.
Also take note of which photos they engage with, who they follow, and which photos they like and comment on.
4. Engage with your target market
You can raise awareness of your account and gain followers by engaging with your target market.
Like and comment on photos you are interested in to get your target market’s attention. If they like what you do or post they will be likely to interact and follow your account.
Share photos you’ve created on Instagram across your other social media networks to raise awareness of your account.
Also add your Instagram account details to your website, to your email sign-off and marketing materials.
6. Follow Instagram’s blog
Instagram has great daily blog campaigns and hashtags you can get involved with, for example Weekend Hashtag Projects #WHPs. They are very popular and involvement can lead to more followers.
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