Marketers say that you need work hard to grow Instagram followers, and why wouldn’t they say that? They are clever people and want you to sell their services. But what if I say that only working hard will not take you anywhere? In fact, working much less hard and following some strategies will gain you more followers than to what you would have got if you had only worked hard. If your query is “How to gain Instagram followers”, you’ve come to the right place, my friend.
There are always optimized paths that will take you to your destination is lesser time with lesser effort. In this article, we’re going to discuss those optimized paths that are already proven.
I am going to discuss 17 ways that can answer your “How to gain Instagram followers” query. The ways are sorted out based on effectiveness. Least effective ways are written at the first and most effective are at the last. Let’s find them out one by one.
Note – In this article, I would emphasis very much more on improving engagement score because it is directly related to gaining of followers. A good number of likes and comments can put your photo in the “Top” section of discover tab for some particular hashtags.
1: Use Hashtags like #like4follow to Gain Followers
Effectiveness – 2/10
You or one of your friend might already been using this tag. Basically what this means that you like someone’s back and that person will follow you as a repayment. All you need to do is to go to Explore tab and search #like4follow and start liking posts one by one. You may gain 20-30 followers after liking 100 photos. Liking 100 photos will take only 5 minutes means you’re getting around 30 followers in just 5 minutes. Isn’t it fast? Then why in the world I placed this way as the least effective way.
The answer is quality. You’re not gaining relevant followers. The persons who are going to follow are not going to follow you because they’re interested in you, but because they promised to follow you. Moreover, one can follow only 7,500 people in Instagram. For obvious reason, they hit this mark pretty quickly. So as soon as they hit 7,500 followings, they start to unfollow people. So sooner or later, the day will come when they will unfollow you.