Instagram is an amazing place to share our memories and favorite moments with our friends, family, and random online followers. If you’re posting a lot of posts on Instagram but not receiving as many likes as you want, follow these simple steps to get more likes on Your Instagram posts.
1. Use Relevnt Hashtags
Use hashtags to categorize posts with keywords. Hashtags help you to get discovered by other users and your posts are more likely to get liked. Using a lot of hashtags increases the likelihood that your posts will be viewed and shared.
Use as many hashtags as possible for each posts. For example, if you have a post about your wiener pet, possible hashtags you can use are #petanimal, #mypet, and #pet.
Use the most popular hashtags. Some of the most popular hashtags are #love, #me, #cute, #friday and #coffee.
Search the list of trending hashtags and use one of them. Keep in mind that using a popular hashtag can also make your post more likely to be lost. Also, you can go to #likeforlike or #like4like and like a lot of posts. Not everyone likes back, but at least you get some likes.
2. Apply Filters to your posts
Apply filters to your photos. This means using apps to edit and filter your pictures. Early-bird, X-Proll, Aviary, and Valencia are popular filters that give photos a unique look.
Use the apps on your phone to make photos appealing and special. Camera+, Pro HDR, Snap-seed, and Pixlr-o-matic are excellent apps.
3. Finding Posts your followers Want To See
Post the right photos. Often, people will post anything, such as their lunch, their cat, or empty beer bottles. If you want more likes, think of Instagram as your art gallery. Its purpose is to display only the best, high-quality pictures. High-quality pictures are apt to get the most likes on Instagram. These types of photos attract the most people:
- Never post three similar photos in a row. Choose the best one to display.
Post the best personal photos that show you with your significant other, friends, and family members.
Post photos of unique views. People like unique photos of things they’ve never seen before.
Don’t post excessive pictures of your food. Everyone does this, so only post spectacular food photos.
Combine multiple photos into one shot by using an app like Diptic. This way, you will be more likely to receive likes. You can place four similar images into one frame. Or show different parts of the same trip or occasion.
4. Be Community Minded
Be an active member of the Instagram community to receive likes and comments. Take time to comment on a friend’s photo, or to like photos. If you do this, others will reciprocate. If you never acknowledge your followers’ photos, then they won’t acknowledge you.
Start liking the photos of random people to get more likes back.
Go to other people’s accounts (ones with more “following” than “followers”). Like 15-20 of their pictures. If they notice you, they may like your pictures and follow you!
5. Be Time Conscious
Post photos at the right time. You can post the most fantastic photos in the world, but no one will like them in the middle of the night. Most activity with your photo will happen in the first few hours, so make those hours count. Here’s when you should post your photos:
- Post in the middle of the day when people are likely to be bored at work and surfing the web. Don’t post too early in the morning, or at five or six o’clock, because most people are too busy commuting to notice your photos.
- Post your photos a little after dinner time. People browse the web when they’re tired in the evening.
- Post your photos during special occasions. Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day are good times to post. Although some are too busy celebrating to notice your photos, they may actually be more likely to check them out.
Don’t post photos on Friday or Saturday night. People may see them, but they may not want to admit that they have nothing better to do on a weekend than to look at instagram photos.
After you post your photos, comment on a friend’s photo. Like a few photos to get your friends’ attention.
6. Making Links to other sites
Link your Instagram account with your Facebook account. This only takes a minute and it will expose your photos to a wider audience.