10 Tactics to Get Free Instagram Followers and Likes
- January 25, 2019
- Posted by: ankit sitoke
- Category: Instagram
Launched in 2010, Instagram is one of the top social media sites with over 1 billion monthly active users. This photo and video-sharing site, in the first instance, was an ordinary kiddie and fun site, but now it’s most popular among celebrities and businesses.
Facebook was smart enough to acquire Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion because they knew; Instagram is going to be another social media giant. And it happened true! Instagram is now the most influential media used by celebrities, influencers and businesses for promotion and advertisement. Its handy features allow you to reach out the audiences and generate leads.
Are you also an active Instagram user? And you’ve set up the business page or influencer profile, but you are worried to get real likes and followers there? I can understand your concerns because I’ve been there and I used the combination of different techniques to get the real Instagram followers and likes.
Check out the list of 10 amazing tactics to get free followers and likes on your Instagram public profile or business page.
- Smart Use of #Hashtags
Yes, you may use hashtags in various ways to increase followers on Instagram. Using hashtags not only increases the chance of high exposure, but you can also track the performance of hashtags. Additionally, Instagram has introduced clickable hashtags that have made it easy for the user to find and follow pages based on their interests.Cool, isn’t it?
Don’t forget to keep an eye on your competitor’s hashtags. Checkout their audiences and hashtags they are following. It will help you to design your hashtag strategy.
Remember, creativity is the key to use hashtags. For instance, if you are running a website or business, dealing with the pet supplies, you may use creative hashtags like #woof, #doglovers and #instadog.
Another handy way to use hashtags is to add the most popular tags to your posts such as #follow #instalike #followback and #instafollow
- Engagement with Other’s Pictures and Videos
Seems useless? But, it isn’t. Imagine, you have two Instagram friends, one being an active participant on your posts and other is not involved in your posts? So, if they both create the same post, which would, you like and comment on? I hope you’ve got your answer. Yes, liking and commenting on other’s photos and videos are the best way to get noticed by them. Make sure you make some top-notch and humorous comments instead of making random comments on random photographs. Believe it or not, a creative and funny comment can bring you a lot of followers because the users expect to get such posts on your profile.
According to Neil Patel, you can get 6.1 times more followers from your target audience by liking hundreds of random pictures on their profiles. He used this strategy several times and got tons of followers every time.
- Follow the Influencers
You have to be a bit smart here. First, look for the people who have a good following and share new content regularly. Visit their profiles and turn on notifications for their posts so you don’t miss any piece of content they share. Now, whenever they share new content, try to interact with them. Frequent interaction from your side will lead to a long-lasting relationship with these influencers and you or your brand may become one of their favorites.
Moreover, there are several ways to get noticed by the influencer you are trying to impress. Some of these are;
- Writing a blog post about them
- Link to their content from your own pages
- Follow them on other social media networks
- Offer them a Guest Post
- Send them business referrals
After effective communication, you can ask an influencer directly to tag or mention you or your brand, and believe me you’ll get tons of traffic instantly.
- Effective Use of Days and Timings
Billions of pictures are shared on Instagram on daily basis; therefore, the chances of their visibility are less. On Sundays, the ratio of image posting is lower than other weekdays so your images can get more visibility. On the other hand, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday are among the best weekdays to share your content and get noticed by your followers.
When it comes to time, the best time to share the content is around 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. because most people stay online during this time. Contrary to this, the worst time to share your content is 2 a.m., when you hardly get any fruitful response. Remember, all these timings are according to your local time, or if you are targeting some other country’s audiences, you have to follow the time zone of that respective country.
- Engage with Your Followers
Are you getting enough comments and likes on the content you are sharing? Well, your audience can bring more traffic to your profile. The key is, keep them engaged. Try to reply to their comments, follow back their profiles and like/comment on their content as well.
The people like to get noticed and when an influencer or a business page gives a witty or informative reply to their comments, they would love to share it with their friends and followers.
- Go Blue
Seems awkward? But, it is one of the most creative yet an unbelievable way of getting noticed. According to several surveys, the images having blue as a major color get 24% higher response as compared to other colors with a high concentration such as orange and red.
Why Blue? Blue is the most popular color in the world and almost all the surveys regarding favorite colors of different kind of people showed with Blue on top. Additionally, the images with Blue color presents a peaceful gesture like if you view an ocean or the sky’s image, it will have a soothing effect on you.
You may or may not agree with this trick but I recommend you to give it a try.
- Ask Customers to Share their Photos
It is one of the best ways to drive hundreds and thousands of followers to your Instagram profile or business page. For instance, if you are into an e-commerce business and dealing in cosmetic products, ask your customer to share their photos with you along with your product. With this tactic, you’ll be able to attract new customer towards your products as well as the existing customers will tend to share that post.
- Embed Instagram Pictures in Blog Posts
Now, you can easily embed your existing Instagram images to your blog posts. Thus, you’ll be able to drive organic traffic from the website to your Instagram profile or business page. Additionally, embedded images stylize your blog posts, beneficial for your blog as well.
Wondering, how to do it? Well, it’s very simple to do; just open your Instagram page on your desktop, click the post you’d like to share, and then click the ‘…’ icon. Here you’ll get the ‘embed’ option, which provides you with a link, copy the link and paste it at the desired position in your blog post.
- Share Stories
According to a CNBC report, there are over 250 million daily active Instagram users that use stories. Along with the posts, try to share the stories frequently. A story may contain a picture or video. Stories, usually, get a more instant response because they are available for only 24 hours. People try to view stories at their earliest so they don’t miss anything important or interesting. Moreover, stories increase the chances of your visibility because they appear on top of the user’s profile screen and they may engage with them first.
- Post Image Quotes
Again seems useless? Well, sharing image quotes are often the most powerful way of getting noticed and driving tons of new followers to your profile. Thinking, how to create or get the desired image quote? Well, it is very easy to do.
Use Canva; a free tool to create image quotes with a plethora of available designs, fonts, shapes, and frames. You just need to search the relevant quotes on the internet and put them on Canva designs. These quotes can either be humorous, inspirational, or motivational. Moreover, you may use Brainy Quotes to get thousands of quotes for your images.
So, these are 10 best and fruitful ways to get real and free Instagram followers and likes. But the list doesn’t end here, you may try numerous other tactics. Remember, Instagram frequently introduces new updates and rules so you have to be active to catch these updates timely. Moreover, try different strategies at different stages and events because the trends and interests are variable, and you have to go along these trends.
Another important thing to remember here is, even if you have millions of followers on your profile, they are multiplied by Zero if you don’t engage and interact with them. Constant interaction and engagement will keep your business and product alive. So, stay active and enjoy your day!