9 Tips to Build an Instagram Following – Episode 27

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Growing your Instagram following can be more challenging than some of the other major social networks – this week we give our nine favorite growth tips for the platform.

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Here’s a quick summary:

1. Post consistently during peak hours

2. Share stories throughout the day

3. Go live to give exclusive content

4. Partner with other brands

5. Use location tags

6. Find and use popular hashtags

7. Comment, like, and engage

8. Share your posts to your other social platforms

9. Run an ad campaign

Awesome tools we mentioned:

We didn’t mention many. Instagram is extremely strict about allowing third-party apps to access the network, so there isn’t much to discuss here. However, we did mention: 

1. IFTTT (If This Then That)

You can use IFTTT to post your Instagram’s immediately as native photos to Twitter, so they propagate as opposed to being links.

2. We also mentioned advertising on Instagram, which can be done through Facebook’s ad manager. For more profitable types of Facebook advertising, check out this article Justin wrote.

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Other items we discussed:

1. Jordan mentioned a Buffer article that goes into posting frequency. Check that out here.

2. We discussed going live on Instagram. For tips on going live on social media, check out the video below.



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Posted on March 14, 2017 in In The Cave

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My name is Justin and I help companies grow their revenue. Some fun facts about me: My nickname is Juice. I write for Adweek and Fast Company. I conquered the world's highest bungee jump. I host the "Mind Your Marketing" podcast. I swam with great white sharks in South Africa. I'm a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
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