Landing on the popular page of Instagram requires for your photos to get many likes. But how can you accomplish it?
As of 2013, there are more than 100 million users of this online photo sharing service. With that scale, you can really say that it’ll give your business or personal brand a boost.
But there’s no magic formula to achieve higher rankings. Fortunately, there are ways that you can do to build an audience and establish a name in this community.
It could have been easier for you to gain more followers when this service was first starting or the community was smaller than it is today. However, if you’re just starting out today, then it would be tough for you to compete against the giants in this community. But still, it’s not too late for you to gain more followers and be popular.
No matter what your reasons are in trying to build a name on Instagram, the tips mentioned below can help you increase your rankings.
1. Upload your best content
This online photo sharing community is about real people who want to see excellent photos.
So it only makes sense to upload your best shots that can really show off your personality.
It means that you have to avoid sharing shot-by-shot rehash of what happened to last night’s concert.
Take a look at the example screenshot on the left (@ninzeey)..
See how she shares high quality photos and detailed pictures?
Share photos that are well-shot with great lines and proportions. Each time you upload, you must ask yourself this question: “Will my followers like this?”.
2. Build a beautiful portfolio
Before you gather audience, your profile must have photos. No one will want to follow you if your profile is empty right?
So, one of the first things that you must do is to upload at least 15 wonderful photos to your Instagram account. The second one is, add some bio on your profile so people know what you're all about.
But avoid sharing photos that aren’t good enough or unrelated to your niche.
3. Know what’s trending
Once you’ve shared some of your best shots, you should pay attention to them to know which ones are working and which shots aren’t.
Take note of the trends and see how people respond to your photos.
By taking down unnecessary photos can help you shape your Instagram profile and become popular on this online photo sharing community.
4. Follow other people
Unless you’re a celebrity, you need to engage with other people on Instagram. This is one of the first steps to become popular.
You can start by liking and commenting on their photos.
Some of them will likely to return the favor. Then again, you’ve to upload your best shots so they’ll keep coming back to view more photos you’ve taken.
5. Find your niche
You’re free to upload photos of anything.
But it’ll help you become more popular if you find a niche for your account. In this way, you’re giving people a reason to follow you on this online photo sharing service.
It doesn’t matter if your photos are about food, video games or clothes. You just have to share amazing photos within your niche.
For example, if you're all about beauty and fashion, post only related to fashion or beauty. Posting unrelated stuff may annoy your followers.
6. Post photos with you and a certain celebrity (if you know any)
If you’ve photos with you and Brad Pitt or Tom Brady, then you’re more likely to increase your rankings on Instagram.
Your profile will skyrocket if people in this community know that you’re friends with certain celebrities or you’ve met them in person. By taking a picture of famous people, you’ll be instantly a hit.
7. Use specialized apps
There are dozens of specialized apps out there that can help you edit your photos to make them more appealing to your audience.
Here are some resources for you:
- How To Make A Video Collage on iPhone
- How to Create SlideShow for Free
- How to make picture collage for Instagram with iPhone
But.. don’t overdo it. You just have to make sure that your photos have the eye-catching elements that can grab the attention of any user.
These tips are tested and proven by users of Instagram who are now treated as VIPs on this online photo sharing community.
But they’re just tips. As previously mentioned, there’s no magic formula for this purpose. Give yourself a time to gain followers and be popular. Don’t expect to achieve 100 likes after posting two to three photos of your vacation in Bahamas.