– Have you found that
no matter how many times
you post on Instagram
your follower count just doesn’t go up?
Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel
and today I’m going to share with you
the best way to get more
Instagram followers.
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Quick question for you, how
many followers do you have?
Leave a comment below with the number.
I’m gonna go check out your
profile, make sure you also
include your handle, and
I’m gonna see that if you’re
following these tips, and if
you do your count should go up
and I’m gonna keep track of it.
So let’s go over the main ways
to grow your Instagram follower account.
Number 1.
Stop stressing out about
what you’re posting
This is the most important
thing. If you can’t get this
through your head and change
your mindset, you’re not
going to do well. Everyone’s
like oh my God the lighting
has to be perfect, I’ve
gotta have makeup on.
Who cares, just post! What
you think will do well may not
do well and unless you get
that out of your head that
everything isn’t going to be
perfect. The moment you think
it all has to be perfect,
nothing is going to happen,
you’re barely going to post.
But the moment your okay
with posting whatever,
you’ll post six, seven, eight
different things and you’ll
find out what’s working.
The second strategy that
I want you to follow is
stop posting the stuff that’s
not working. You’re in a rut.
in which you keep posting
the same type of stuff,
it’s not getting traction,
but yet you keep posting it.
If the same stuff isn’t working
to grow your follower count
you shouldn’t post it.
Third, I want you to start posting videos.
We found that whether it’s
a story or you’re just
posting on your wall or in
your feed, a video always
does better than text.
Creates way more engagement.
Stop posting just text based
images. You can still do them
every once in a while,
but videos are the key
both in your stories and in
your feed. And what you’ll find
is the more videos you post,
the better off you’re gonna
end up doing. Instagram and
Facebook, Facebook which is
Instagram’s parent company,
they’re all about videos
these days. If you go on any
fan page you see someone post
a video versus someone posting
an image, you’ll notice that
the video gets way more
traction. It’s because Facebook
prefers videos right now and
so does Instagram because
they’re trying to crush
every other video platform
out there. For that reason
you need to be posting videos.
The next tip I have for
you is to get creative.
I did an image on my Instagram
telling people double tap
this if you’re going to hit
your goals or crush your goals
in 2019. Did extremely
well. Why did it do so well?
It’s because I got creative
and you can do the same thing.
Doing clever things like
telling people to double tap
if they’re going to
achieve this or do that or
telling people to comment
below, that’ll boost your
engagement and spread your
content out so more people
start seeing it. The fifth
tip I have for you is to care
about your audience.
Instagram is a social network.
Why aren’t you responding
to every single comment?
That shows you care. Why
should someone follow you
if you’re too lazy to
respond to their comments?
So care about your audience.
If you don’t care you shouldn’t
be on the social web. The
sixth tip I have for you is to
post more frequently. When
it comes to images or on your
main feed, post at least
once every three hours.
Ideally you shouldn’t be
posting every hour, every two
roughly once every three
hours is the right amount.
You can even do once every
six hours, that’s fine
but one every three to
six hours is a sweet spot.
When it comes to stories, you
should be pushing out at least
nine stories a day. I know
that sounds crazy but if you do
that you’re gonna get way more engagement.
And my last tip for you, it’s
all about the micro content.
What I mean by micro content
is everyone’s trying to
like stage their photo
shoots, their Instagram videos
all this kind of stuff. Just be yourself!
Bust out your phone, talk for
20-30 minutes and chop that up
into little bite size clips and
put that over your Instagram
over time. You give a speech
at a conference, chop that up
and put that on Instagram
five or six or seven times.
Take the big piece of content
that you have, again chop
it up and put that all
over Instagram. People love
micro content and when
you’re creating it try to be
realistic and be more like your real self,
not the Instagram or the
Photoshop version of yourself.
People want to connect with
humans, they don’t want
to connect with other perfect
people they can’t relate to.
If you follow those tips, you’ll
notice that your Instagram
following count will start growing up.
If you follow them and it
doesn’t, put a comment below
with your screen name, I’ll
check you out, I’ll tell you
what you’re doing wrong, we’ll fix it
so that way it starts going up.
That’s how confident I am that these tips
will work. And if you need
help growing your business,
your traffic, your social
profiles, check out my ad agency
Neil Patel Digital and
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