So, I decided last minute to write this blog for National Social Media Day & I may or may not have had a couple of beers. So #sorryimnotsorry if there’s more spelling & grammar errors than usual.
10 Tips to improve your social media
1: Post Regularly
This goes without saying. If you post everyday, just continue doing that. Don’t go weeks or multiple days without posting. People look forward to your post, so give the people what they want!
2: Use relevant & non-overused hashtags
Hashtags are your friend, however don’t use hashtags that aren’t helping you. Keep them relevant to your post. There are also hashtags with MILLIONS of post & you will just get lost in the feed. Look up your hashtags before you use them, personally if a hash tag has 500k or more post I won’t use it. Use the hashtags with smaller numbers, this gives you a higher chance to be seen.
3: Plan your feed
This goes hand in hand with keeping a consistent feed. If you use an app like UNUM you can plan up to 18 blocks of your upcoming feed, you can also add up to 3 sections of different hashtags & plan your stories all for free. This makes your life easier & you can see what your feed is going to look like ahead of time.
4: Improve your photography
Uping your photography game is only going to attract more followers & cause more companies to take notice. This goes for video quality as well. Wether you want to dive DEEP into photography or you just want to buy a second hand camera to have more professional images, improving your skills can never hurt you.
5: Respond to comments
ALWAYS take at least an hour after posting to respond to the comments people leave on your post. This drives your engagement causing IG to show your post to more people.
6: Post photos & stories of yourself & life happenings
Wether you are trying to attract more clients or are an influencer, just posting what you’re selling isn’t enough for people anymore. They want to know about WHO YOU ARE what you’re into, what you do with your time off & anything in between. Posting consistent photos of yourself & things you’re doing/into or places you’re visiting will create loyal followers who not only view you as a brand, but as a personality.
7: Be an active Instagram user
Posting online, commenting for an hour & then logging off isn’t enough anymore. You need to give to people what they give to you, wether it’s in your community or to your followers you should be engaging with other people outside of just your own post. BE ACTIVE!
8: Always geotag your post
Always add a location to your post, these post will show up under that location giving you the chance to be seen by more people.
9: Use stories & go LIVE
Utilizing stories will keep you popping up in peoples feed as your post to your stories & a live will allow people to get to know you in real time. Instagram says neither of these effect your page but, they are lying.
Bonus: use hashtags & geotags in your stories. Locations & hashtags have their own stories now that people can view, using these in your stories gives you MORE of a chance to be seen & gain followers.
10: Post more videos
Videos do extremely well on Instagram……sometimes. Facebook said last year that by 2020 they wanted their platforms to be mostly videos. So post more videos! Videos also have a higher chance of showing up on the explorer page.
What did you think of these tips? Did you already know these? Have you implemented them? How did you do? Drop me a comment!