You recently started following new people on Instagram , thanks to a series of advice that came to you from the well-known photo social network owned by Facebook. This thing made you think about the possibility of taking advantage of the Instagram algorithm and, in particular, the function for the automatic suggestion of the profiles to follow, to increase your popularity on the social network: the problem is that you just don’t know how to do it. .
Well, if that’s the case, let me help you shed some light on the matter: in the following lines, in fact, find explained how to appear in someone’s Instagram suggestions , when this is possible, with what tools and how to increase the probability of this happening, increasing your popularity on the photographic social network.
If, therefore, you can’t wait to deepen the subject, sit comfortably and take a few minutes of free time to read this guide carefully. You will see that, by implementing the procedures I am about to provide you, you will succeed, with a lot of effort and with a degree of patience, in the intent you have proposed. At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and good luck for everything!
How to appear among the suggestions of Instagram
Before I explain how to appear in someone’s Instagram tips , I need to give you some preliminary information about it.
First, you need to know that when you start following a person on Instagram some suggestions of similar profiles are shown based on your contacts, interests and other parameters. Therefore, these are automatic suggestions that depend on the Instagram algorithm and that cannot be adjusted on the basis of specific preferences.
However, in order to appear among the suggested profiles of Instagram it is necessary to activate a special feature, available only on PC, on the official Instagram website and in its application for Windows 10. It is not possible to proceed through the Instagram app for Android and iPhone.
To start, therefore, log in to your Instagram account, press on the icon of the little man or on the thumbnail of your profile located in the upper right corner and, in the menu that is shown to you, click on the item Profile .
Now, click on Edit profile , put the check mark on entry Enter your account when you recommend similar accounts that people may want to follow and finally press the Submit button to confirm the action.
Tips on how to appear in Instagram suggestions
After activating the functionality related to possibility to appear in Instagram suggestions, all you have to do is wait for the social network co Tell your profile to other people based on its algorithms. While waiting for this to happen, you can put in place some tricks to grow on Instagram , achieve greater popularity and thus have a better chance of appearing in the suggestions of others: here are some tips in this regard.
Understanding how Instagram algorithms work
Understanding how Instagram algorithms work , which determine what to show to other users, can help you make your profile more visible. Among the most important parameters taken into consideration by the algorithms of the famous photographic social network, we find those listed below.
- Information on the content – among these are the popularity of the content (for example how many interactions it received), when it was published, whether it is a video or a photo, what geotag it has (if any), etc.
- Information about the person who posted the content – one thing that affects a lot is how many times people have interacted with that person in the last few weeks.
- Your own activity – this helps Instagram algorithms understand what you might be interested in and includes signals such as the number of posts you liked.
- Your own story of interaction with a user – this gives Instagram’s algorithms an idea of how interested you are in seeing the contents of a de terminated person.
Taking into account these (and many other variables), Instagram tries to predict how you might react with a content . For more information on how the Instagram algorithm works, I invite you to read the post I dedicated to the topic, as well as the official Instagram blog.
Create quality content
The first suggestion I want to give you is very simple: constantly commit to the creation of high quality creative content .
To do this, you must have a complete mastery of the well-known photographic social network, since only by knowing its functioning in detail will you be able to use all its tools to the fullest. create content that captures the interest of users.
I am referring, for example, to the fact that on Instagram is possible to range in the publication of different types of content, such as posts, stories, but also reels and videos of IGTV. The difference between these types of content lies not only in the format, given that, just to give an example, posts are contents that remain permanently in the Feed (unless that you do not decide to delete them), while stories are contents that remain visible to users for only 24 hours.
In order to be able to create high-quality content, it is also essential to use the right tools both at a software and hardware level: I recommend that you evaluate the purchase of a professional camera or a smartphone with a high-level camera, the latter to be used in combination with apps that allow you to manually control shooting parameters, such as Camera FV-5 for Android or Halide for iOS.
On the PC side, however, I suggest you to use programs like Photoshop , GIMP for photo retouching and Da Vinci Resolve for video editing. In the mobile environment, you can use graphics and video editing apps such as Snapseed (Android and iOS / iPadOS) or InShot (Android and iOS). Do not forget also, the possibility of using apps that help create stories in a more captivating way, such as Insta Story for Android and Made for iPhone.
Get inspiration from trending content
Do you have a creative block and have no idea what is the most popular content on Instagram ? To find the right inspiration, you can go to the Explore section, so you can immediately see at a glance what are the most popular contents on the photographic social network.
To do this, first log in to Instagram via the smartphone app or its official website, then press the icon of the magnifying glass located in the bottom menu (if you are using the smartphone app) or click on the compass icon (from the web).
You will thus be able to take inspiration for the creation of content in line with the most popular ones: I recommend, however, not to copy the works of others, but create your own style that stands out for its uniqueness.
Interacting with the community
To achieve popularity on In stagram is equally important to interact with the community, with the intent of building a relationship with your followers and also to get new ones.
Own as regards the interaction, the well-known photographic social network owned by Facebook provides various tools, starting from “likes” and comments to shares, which can be made regarding the posts and / or stories of others . Set a good example to the community and be the first to interact with the content you deem worthy.
To stimulate user interaction with the content you publish, instead, you can use the tools made available in the stories, such as quizzes and surveys . Furthermore, you can also ask and / or receive questions, using the appropriate sticker and have a direct relationship with the community through the live broadcasts.
concerns the possibility of reaching users, the advice I suggest you to implement is to make good use of hashtags , i.e. the labels that are used to categorize posts and to help Instagram users to easily identify the contents of their interest.
In the caption of Instagram posts you can insert a maximum of 30 hashtags : these, however, must be relevant to the published content, in order to avoid penalties: the massive insertion of irrelevant hashtags could in fact be considered a spam attempt.
At fin and to carefully select the hashtags to be included in the post description, you can use online services such as Top Hashtag and All-Hashtag , which allow you to search for specific words key, in order to view the related hashtags.
Alternatively, you can use free apps for smartphones and tablets that perform a similar function: some that I recommend you use are HashTags for Instagram for Android (downloadable for free from the Play Store but also from alternative stores) and Top Tags for iOS / iPadOS.
Increase your content coverage
Increasing the coverage of published content and reaching a larger number of people is easier than expected: just use the default tool of Instagram which allows you to expand your audience by connecting your Facebook account.
This feature can be activated through the use of the app by Instagram for smartphones. To get started, then, start the app in question and log in to your account. Once this is done, press on the icon of the little man or on the thumbnail of your profile that you can see in the lower right corner and, reach the screen related to your profile.
Then tap on the menu icon located in the upper right corner and press on the item Settings . Then reach the section Accounts> Connected accounts and press on the Facebook item. At this point, all you have to do is log in to your profile or your Facebook page.
To terminate the connection and activate the automatic publication of the contents you publish on Instagram (both in posts and in stories ) also on the main social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg, move on ON the levers located in correspondence with the words Share your Story on Facebook and Share your posts on Facebook .
For other suggestions, then, I invite you to consult my guide on how to increase followers on Instagram.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and