Instagram is a very complex series of algorithms & hashtags. Having Insta-growth can’t happen with just the Instagram app, you’re gonna need some help. No way in hell I would be where I am without the help of some apps & heavy research!
Here are my top five go to apps for Instagram that have helped me grow to almost 50k!
We all know the '“30 hashtag” rule. Some of us use the full 30 & some of us don’t. As of now, I use about 12-15 hashtags per post. But not all hashtags are driving engagement to your page. What this app does is tells you which hashtags are working for you & which ones are not. This way you can get on track with using 30 hashtags that are actually helping you!
Planning my Instagram feed is my FAVORITE thing to do! It used to be such a guessing game before I found Planoly. If you received your free download “How to plan your IG feed like a boss!” then this will definitely help you! There are, of course, free & paid plans. The free plan will work just fine for you until you get a little more into it! This is the best way to curate a beautiful feed & know what you’re posting ahead of time.
This app also has a ton of other features such as:
A post calendar: This will show you when the last time you posted was & at exactly what time. Click on it & it will show you the post!
Hashtags: It will let you make a list of hashtags & allow you to copy & paste them into a new post. I have one for regular post & one for videos. So much time saved!
Top Post: It will show you your top post along with how many likes & comments.
Overview: This app will show you a weekly, monthly or yearly overview of your stats.
Stories: Did you know you can schedule stories on this app too? Whhaatttt?!
Who knows who Gary Vaynerchuk is? (A.KA. Gary Vee) He has a $1.80 strategy, it blew my mind when I read it. If you take the time to leave your 2 cents on 9 post per 10 hashtags a day you are leaving $1.80 when everyone else is doing the bare minimum of 2 cents.
“Even if the account only has 190 followers but every single post that user creates has 60 likes and 20 comments, REACH OUT and leave your .02
So many of you are starting with nothing (and that’s okay!) every connection matters. Every relationship has value. These people can all be part of your community.”
The Dollar Eighty app makes you list a bunch of hashtags & then shows you the top 9 post for that tag, you simply click on the post & go leave your 2 cents! You can change your hashtags daily! I scoured the app store for this & nothing came up, but you can do it easily in your mobile browser at dollareighty.com
Best Upload Time
This is an actual app & will tell you the best time to post down to the minute. I learned about this from my good friend Amanda Lyberger (@thehairygodmother). This is literally the simplest app on the planet. Just connect it to your account & it will tell you, your times. It’s been about 73% accurate for me, but then again, what is accurate when it comes to Instagram, Amirite?? There is a paid option of $4.99 for it to show you weekend post times, I said fuck it & paid it, because why not? This app also sends you alerts 10 minutes before your best time to post as well as shows you your top 4 stalkers.
As fun as gifs & stickers are, there’s only so much you can do within the Instagram app to spice up your stories. Unfold gives you beautiful templates to make amazing stories! Some of the templates cost, but no more than $2. It has a variety of fonts & colors to choose from & the best part is you can make multiple stories at once & then save all of them, its basically like making pages so it all flows nicely when uploaded.
Do you have any favorite must have apps for the gram? Leave me a comment & let me know!