Become popular on Instagram

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Become popular on Instagram
Become popular on Instagram

Instagram is a fun way to keep in touch with friends and family, and to share photos and fun videos. But if you want to reach a wider audience, you can learn a few tips and techniques that will help you get more followers and more likes. Learn to use the app well and take interesting photos that people will like.


Method 1 of 4: Get more followers

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Step 1. Make your profile public

It's hard to become popular when you have to approve every person who follows your account. If you want to get as many followers as possible, you will need to have a public account.

  • Also link your Instagram profile to your other social networks. You might as well choose to connect all your existing friends to your Instagram account. You can link Instagram in such a way that your updates are shared with Facebook and Twitter immediately.
  • Take matters into your own hands if you're concerned about your privacy: just don't post things you'll regret. Don't post personal or embarrassing things on your Instagram page and stay safe online.
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Step 2. Follow a lot of people

One of the easiest ways to get heard and earn followers is by following many accounts. You can't expect people to find your profile if you don't go out of your way to speak out and connect with the Instagram community. Follow a lot of accounts, even if you plan on unfollowing them later.

  • Follow your friends. Link your profile to your other social media profiles and invite everyone to 'like' your page.
  • Follow accounts related to your interests. Do you like sports? From cooking? Knit? Look for pages dedicated to these hobbies and follow as many of them as you can. Search the watchlists of these pages and follow the people who follow the page.
  • Follow celebrities. Find your favorite athletes, musicians, actresses and other celebrities so you can follow them on Instagram. Comment regularly on their popular posts to give your own page a little exposure.
  • Always follow your followers. If someone follows you, then you will have a long-lasting follower in them if you follow them back too.
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Step #3. Follow and comment on other very popular accounts

Pick some celebrities and other popular accounts to follow and start the conversation. Comment on their posts regularly to get other followers to view and follow your page.

  • While Instagram disapproves of this use, you can quickly gain a lot of followers by repeatedly following and unfollowing very popular accounts (such as Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian's). However, it can also cause your account to be blocked.
  • Don't spam on popular pages. There are many people who like to post comments like “Hey, follow me!” on popular pages. However, this will only get you negative reactions and usually won't produce any results–it's pretty raunchy.
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Step 4. Try apps that score followers

There are a number of apps on the market that have been developed to make the quest for followers easier. All these apps follow the same principle, and allow you to build up capital or “coins” by “liking” photos and performing other tasks. In return, you will earn extra followers. The apps all work slightly differently and for some you will have to pay. Take a look at the following apps:

  • Get followers
  • FamousGram
  • InstaMacro

Method 2 of 4: Keeping your followers

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Step 1. Choose a theme for your page

People are more likely to follow a page if it has a specific and clear theme. When creating your page, think about what you're likely to add to your photo feed. What are you passionate about? What are your interests?

  • Eating, cooking and/or drinking.
  • animals.
  • Nature photography.
  • Memes or humor.
  • Celebrate.
  • Yoga or fitness.
  • Sport.
  • Home decoration and lifestyle.
  • Fashion or style.
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Step 2. Add a specific and clear biography

When someone looks at your page, they should immediately be able to see what it is about. Connect your biography succinctly to your theme. Most biographies should be no longer than a few sentences.

  • Do you usually take pictures of your food and your dog? Make that clear in your bio: “Kitchen creations and the wild scenes of Banjer de Bouvier.”
  • Do not share personal information. If you want to attract strangers, you don't have to put in your biography where you live or what your full name is. Only add personal information if your Page is private.
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Step 3. Take a good profile picture

Choose a profile photo that matches the theme of your Instagram feed. Opt for a selfie if you take a lot of photos of your own life. Add an animal photo if you take a lot of animal photos. Do you have a home brewery? Let's see that frothy head!

The photos will appear rather small on Instagram. Choose a close-up photo that is well-focused; not for a busy, cluttered photo

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Step 4. Respond positively to a lot of photos

If you want to attract followers, you need to create a positive presence on Instagram.

There is a community post with the hashtag “#yy” trying to get users more involved with Instagram. For every photo tagged with '#yy', you need to comment on two other photos and 'like' three other photos

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Step 5. Post regularly

You can earn quite a bit of followers by following a lot of people and being friendly on Instagram. However, you will also have to post content to reinforce your involvement. Keeping your followers is just as important as gaining new followers. If you want to keep your followers you will have to post at least every day.

  • Recent research has shown that two or three posts a day are optimal. Tweets usually have a shorter life than posts on Instagram, meaning you need to make fewer posts on Instagram than tweets on Twitter.
  • Thursday is the most popular day to post on Instagram; Sunday is the least popular day. That means you should be posting on both days! Post your content on Thursdays so that many people see your posts; post your content on Sundays to make your posts stand out.
  • Do not post more than two photos at a time. Don't flood the feed. Sure, it's great if you've managed to get a few good shots, but spread them out throughout the day-don't post them all at once.
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Step 6. Do a shoutout every now and then

Shoutouts include posting followers' names in the comments or tags of your photos. This way you promote their pages so that your followers can follow them. Plus, you give people a reason to do the same for you. Shoutouts are a great way to generate additional followers.

  • There are also accounts, such as @shoutzz or @Pretty.GirlShoutz, that offer shoutouts for a fee. However, this usage is frowned upon by Instagram and these accounts usually don't last long.
  • As with everything that goes on Instagram, the same applies here: don't overdo it. If you do, you will lose followers. Shoutouts can come across as raunchy or rude, and some people don't like it.
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Step 7. Engage with your followers

People like to be entertained. If you want to be popular on Instagram, you have to provide entertainment. You can't just post photos and assume that people will "like" your page. Keep in touch with the people who are interested in your Page and most of all, stay social on Instagram.

  • Organize competitions. You can award prizes for the “cutest comments” or give away a prize to followers who do something for you. Make sure your price has at least something to do with your page's theme.
  • Ask your followers questions and respond to your followers' questions. Have actual conversations and show an interest in the lives and photos of your followers. Be there for your followers.

Method 3 of 4: Getting more likes

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Step 1. Post at the right time of day

Research studies have shown that around 5pm is the best time to post on Instagram. If you want to get more 'likes', you will have to post when people have their phone in their hands. That means it's usually better to avoid office hours, between eight and five; post when people are still awake and checking their phones. It is therefore probably best to post to Instagram in the evening or early in the morning.

Don't put your photos online at the same time. If you have three or four great photos, you'll get fewer "likes" if you put them all online at once. Unless they're specifically related, it's best to wait a bit and spread your posts throughout the day-that's how you get more "likes."

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Step 2. Always add a caption to your photo

Photos need context. The caption, also known as the caption, gives you the opportunity to add a joke to the post or to show people that the photo should be interpreted in a different way. Use your captions ironically to give people a chance to rate your photo in multiple ways.

  • Most people mainly use their captions for their hashtags. While this is also important, it is at least as important to include ordinary information as well. Also add some text and possibly add some emoticons.
  • Use your captions ironically. If you've captured a beautiful sunset nearby, that's fine of course; if you add, “Too bad it smells like rotten fish in here today,” it's a lot funnier.
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Step 3. Use popular hashtags

Hashtags allow you to distribute your photos to users who do not follow you. If people search for hashtags for certain themes, your photo will show up. Use multiple accurate hashtags and "trending" hashtags to match your photos to as many different search terms as possible.

  • Examples of popular hashtags include: #instagood, #nofilter, #photooftheday, #instagood, and #tbt.
  • Use relevant and accurate hashtags. If you take a selfie, choose '#selfie'. If you post a photo of your bff ("best friend forever"), choose hashtag "#bff". It doesn't have to be all that difficult.
  • Also provide your photos with a so-called 'geotag'. If your photo has to do with a specific place, you can let Instagram 'tag' the location. This allows other people in your area to find local photos to 'like'.
  • Studies have shown that eleven hashtags is the optimal number. People will be turned off on your page if you use too many hashtags because it will make you look a bit desperate. However, it is wise to use enough so that a variety of people will see the photo.
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Step 4. Follow the people who like your photos

If you use hashtags, there are bound to be unfamiliar people who will “like” your photos. Follow the people who do that. If someone expresses their interest in your photos or profile, it is wise to let them hear from you and make contact. Comment on one of their photos or "like" a few in return. It will only take you a minute or two and it will help you gain new followers.

It's good to show that you're a real person, not some machine that gathers followers. Get in touch and post a comment, a simple “Thanks!/Thanks!” enough already

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Step 5. Look around the app a bit to find out what's 'trending'

In the world of social media, "trending" means about the same as popular. Click on popular hashtags and browse the photos you come across. Even a relatively simple hashtag, like #burger, will conjure up a lot of different types of photos. What do you think are the best photos? Which one would you most like to 'like'? Learn from the best.

Click the activity button to see what your followers are up to. What kind of photos do people like? What seems to be popular?

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Step 6. Use some apps that collect 'likes'

Just as you can use some paid apps to gain followers, there are also some apps that will earn you "likes". They all work in a slightly different way, and they can also differ in terms of efficiency. However, with all apps you can earn 'coins' by completing small tasks. You can then use the coins to get extra 'likes' from bot accounts. Check out the following apps:

  • GetLikes
  • MagicLiker
  • LikePotion

Method 4 of 4: Taking better photos

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Step 1. Take a variety of photos

Diversity is the key to success. If you want to be popular on Instagram, you'll need to find a variety of things to post about. Look at the photos you've taken and try to find ways to vary the themes and redesign the same content.

  • If you like taking pictures of food, great. A theme is good, but no one will want to look at three pictures of burgers because you love burgers. You will lose followers if your feed keeps repeating.
  • Rather take pictures of empty plates, the preparation method, the facades of restaurants that you like, menus that you like, etc. Alternate it a little - change the food makes food.
  • Never post a photo you've posted before-especially if you posted it on the same day. If you didn't get as many "likes" as you'd like the first time around, don't use the same photo to correct that.
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Step 2. Use the filter function wisely

Instagram is known for the filter options you can apply to your photos. Using filters to supplement the photos you take can get you more followers and likes. It shows good taste.

  • There is, of course, a reason why “#nofilter” is such a popular hashtag. If you can find true beauty instead of artificial, people will like it. Think of sunsets, or very colorful night photos with a lot of contrast.
  • Filters can make a dull or bad photo good. Experiment with the different filters, but first and foremost make sure the photo is interesting.
  • If possible, try to upgrade your camera. HD photos always look a lot better.
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Step 3. Tell stories with your photos

It is possible to combine several photos into interesting combinations that can tell a nice story. Take "before" and "after" photos and post them one after the other, depending on what kind of photos you took.

Snap a photo of the burger you're about to eat, with a comment like, "I'm hungry as a horse!" Half an hour later, send a photo of your empty plate, with '#winning' or '#success'

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Step 4. Use other photo editing software

There are many apps that allow you to edit photos. Apps that are also specially developed for Instagram. For example, you can add extra filters and frames, incorporate funny visual tricks, split the photos or combine them with other photos. Such apps allow you to share a little more creativity with your followers on Instagram. Here are some popular apps that let you edit your photos:

  • Snapseed
  • Camera+
  • VSCO Cam
  • Photoshop Express and Photoshop Touch
  • Noir Photo
  • ColorSplash
  • after light
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Step 5. Keep it relatively tidy

Keep it stylish. If you don't, you run the risk of your account being canceled. In any case, in your attempt to become popular on Instagram, make sure that your content is at most PG-13 (suitable for people over the age of 12). In some cases, "sex sells" does apply, but don't post nudity or rudeness on your Instagram feed.


  • Comment on the photos of popular people. That way, your name will be seen by people who might want to follow you.
  • Don't force people to follow you or give you a shoutout.
  • Do not post more than three photos per day. You will only get on your followers' nerves if you do!
  • Avoid bullies and don't follow them.
  • Be kind and don't bother your followers. If you do, they could report or block you.


  • Don't be mean and/or don't post nasty comments. If you do, you will be known as a bully.
  • Do not post inappropriate, racist or offensive photos.
  • Do not follow inappropriate or offensive pages.

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