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How to get more Instagram Followers

on January 4, 2012 | Instagram | Comments (25)

Today we will explain some simple tips to keep your Instagram usage consistent in an effort to gain more followers.

1. Post Quality Photos

Look for cool/ arty/ unique photos you can upload to Instagram. Scenic shots, location, nature, people, animals, cars, music and so on are good topics to focus on.

2. Hashtags

Using hashtags on Instagram is very important. This is essentially how other people who don’t follow you find your photos.

Here are the top 100 hashtags at the moment:

1 #instagram 51 #summer
2 #iphoneography 52 #photo
3 #iphonesia 53 #30likes
4 #photooftheday 54 #water
5 #iphone 55 #bw
6 #iphoneonly 56 #earlybird
7 #jj 57 #igersmanila
8 #iphone4 58 #red
9 #instagood 59 #trees
10 #sky 60 #teg
11 #ig 61 #green
12 #igers 62 #light
13 #love 63 #streetphotography
14 #instagramhub 64 #nyc
15 #popular 65 #iphonography
16 #instamood 66 #iphonegraphy
17 #cat 67 #gang_family
18 #dog 68 #flowers
19 #bestoftheday 69 #baby
20 #sunset 70 #sea
21 #cute 71 #petstagram
22 #clouds 72 #fashion
23 #nature 73 #happy
24 #picoftheday 74 #street
25 #photography 75 #iphonephotography
26 #igdaily 76 #night
27 #food 77 #pink
28 #jj_forum 78 #music
29 #tweegram 79 #japan
30 #10likes 80 #15likes
31 #webstagram 81 #50likes
32 #nofilter 82 #pretty
33 #instadaily 83 #cloud
34 #me 84 #architecture
35 #christmas 85 #smile
36 #girl 86 #40likes
37 #sun 87 #igaddict
38 #20likes 88 #hdr
39 #flower 89 #fun
40 #beach 90 #white
41 #instagramers 91 #iphone4s
42 #tree 92 #color
43 #blue 93 #foodporn
44 #blackandwhite 94 #hipstamatic
45 #art 95 #puppy
46 #statigram 96 #friends
47 #beautiful 97 #fall
48 #ignation 98 #black
49 #instago 99 #building
50 #popularpage 100 #city

Looking at these popular hashtags give you a good idea what sort of images and photography is becoming popular. You can keep updated with the top 100 tags at the following link: http://web.stagram.com/hot/

It is really worth using these top tags. I’ve had great success myself using them. It’s worth noting that there are probably a couple hundred maybe even a thousand people always logged into the app. Using these tags can get you as many as 10 Likes in a matter of seconds after you publish your photo. For any chance of the viral effect to take on, this does give you a good initial boost.

You can use a maximum of 30 tags per post.

3. Follow Others

Follow other people whom interest you, comment and like their photos. If they find your pictures worthy there is a good chance they will follow you.

Also look for people who use the hashtag #followback

4. Geotag your Photos

Adding your location to photos will add another piece of data by which people can find your photos.

5. Connect with your Social Networks

The app will let you find your Facebook and Twitter friends in-app. This is obviously a good way to get new followers who you actually know, and are more likely to like your photos.

Got any further tips? Please let us know.

Finally.. Follow me

My Instagram username is davec85

Follow me and I’ll follow back 🙂 I’m interested in seeing cool photos from other Australians and people abroad.


David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au

  • Matt

    Hey David

    Good article, I must admit I don't put enough hashtags on my photos on IG. I will try and improve! 🙂

    Just followed you, I'm @mattbrisvegas

    Cheers

    Matt

  • lz

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  • Nishant

    Great article, thanks for the tips Dave.

    I followed you as well, I am @nishantpatel

    I encourage others to follow me as well

    Nishant

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  • podgy

    these are all good ways.

    have followed you, would not mind a follow back

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    hey i've got a question 🙂
    i always get crazy spam likes from people on my pictures or a lot from one person
    but they don't follow back even if i follow them and like their pictures o.O
    how do i get people who liked to follow as well?
    any strategies ?? thankss

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