Instagram is the most popular social network of the moment and, in fact, you too have decided to be part of it. Therefore, you created a profile and started posting different content both in the Feed and in the Stories. After some time, however, you realized that you were not able to achieve the desired results and would like to understand what you did wrong.
How do you say? That’s how things are and, therefore, you wonder how to grow fast on Instagram ? In this case, don’t worry, I’m here to help you: in the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will provide you with several tips regarding the strategies you can implement to increase the popularity of the content you publish and, consequently, your profile.
If you can’t wait to find out more, sit down comfortably and just take a few minutes of free time, in order to carefully read the advice I am about to give you. You will see that, by carefully following my directions with commitment and perseverance, you will succeed 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!
Before explaining how to grow fast on Instagram , I would like to say that you can do this for free – just put in place some strategies aimed at creating quality content and making good use of all the platform features – but clearly it takes time and effort to achieve results.
To speed up the times, it is possible to resort to sponsorship of your own contents, but clearly we are talking about a paid solution. Other paid solutions, which are talked about a lot online, are those that plan to buy followers and likes on Instagram through bots, i.e. automatic users. Well, I advise you to stay away from it!
The use of automation tools is strongly prohibited by the terms of service of Instagram and, therefore, using it could result in a temporary or even permanent ban on your account, furthermore these are solutions that create ephemeral numbers, of little real value.
In this guide of mine, therefore, you will only find tips on how to grow on Instagram without bots . All clear? Yup? Okay, so let’s get started.
How to grow on Instagram for free
Having made the necessary preconditions, I start this tutorial by providing you with the main tips that will allow you to grow on Instagram for free , or in any case with the minimum investment necessary to purchase the hardware tools necessary for the creation of your content , such as a latest generation smartphone or a professional camera. Read on to find out more.
Create quality content
In order to grow quickly on Instagram you must first create your own strategy editorial on the creation of high quality content. Your intent, in fact, must always be to aim for quality, in such a way as to constitute a highly distinguishable presence within the well-known photographic social network.
Obviously, in order to create content you will need, as mentioned, to invest in hardware: I suggest you buy a smartphone with a high-level camera to which you will then associate apps that allow manual control over shooting parameters (for example Camera FV-5 for Android or Halide for iOS).
Alternatively, if you have a larger budget, you can evaluate the purchase of a professional camera, perhaps following the advice I gave you in my dedicated buying guide.
In addition to the hardware needed to create content, you need to have the most important software or apps for photo editing. For example, I recommend that you consider using apps like Snapseed for Android and iOS, VSCO for Android and iOS or Photoshop or GIMP for Windows and macOS.
As far as video editing is concerned, there are many programs that you can use ( e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro for Windows and macOS or Final Cut Pro for macOS), but don’t forget that there are also some great video editing apps like Inshot for Android and iOS.
Finally, as regards the possibility of creating stories in an advanced way, with ready-to-use themes and filters, I suggest you use apps like Insta Story for Android and Made for iOS.
Get inspiration from popular content
During the creation phase content can happen to be faced with a creative block; therefore, I want to advise you to take a look at the Explore section from time to time of Instagram, in which the contents most appreciated by users are promoted by the social network.
This section can be visited via Instagram app for smartphones, but also from PC, through its official website or using its application for Windows 10.
Therefore, to start, log in to your Instagram account and, if you are using the smartphone app, press the magnifying glass icon located at the bottom. From Web or Windows 10 , on the other hand, press the compass icon located in the upper right corner, in order to see the post , the stories and the reels most appreciated by users.
Obviously I recommend that you do not copy the formats of others but only take inspiration from what are the most popular contents on Instagram, in order to create a new type of content that stands out for its uniqueness.
Interacting with users
In addition to creating multimedia content, to grow on Instagram it is also important to interact with users , in order to create a real virtual community and retain your audience.
In this regard, you should know that Instagram puts position different tools to allow people to interact, starting with “likes” (the heart icon), comments (the comic icon) and the shares (the icon of the airplane ), which can be used on all the contents published on the well-known photographic social network.
Less known, but equally important are the tools that Instagram makes available in the stories to stimulate interaction between users: quizzes, polls, live broadcasts and the ability to ask and / or receive questions. Use them consistently to engage your followers and you will surely have a return in terms of popularity.
Another suggestion I want data is the one related to the use of hashtag , ie labels used to categorize the content posted on Instagram, in order to help people find what matches their interests.
You must know that on Instagram it is possible to insert up to 30 hashtags in the caption of the published posts; however these must be used in a conscious way and, in fact, it is important that they hashtags are relevant to the published content, in order to avoid that they are removed or that your profile is subject to penalties.
A solution that can help you in this regard is the one relating to the use of online services, such as Top Hashtag and All-Hashtag which, in a similar way to apps like HashTags for Instagram for Android and Top Tags for iOS / iPadOS help identify the most popular hashtags related to the keywords you are looking for.
Increase your content coverage
If you want to make the contents that you post on Instagram are seen by as wide an audience as possible, I suggest you switch to a corporate Instagram account and, consequently, to link a Facebook page to it, in order to expand your social audience.
To do this operation you must act through the Instagram app, by going to the Settings> Account> Pass a company account section. Also, at the end of the configuration, remember to move the lever relating to the possibility of simultaneously publishing the posts and stories of Instagram on the page to ON Facebook connected by you.
The other social networks you can connect to Instagram , to reach a greater audience, they are Twitter and Tumblr: to connect them go to the Settings> Sharing on other apps section of the social network app for smartphones and tablets, in order to log in to the latter social networks network and, consequently, activate the simultaneous publication of the contents on all profiles connected by you.
Sponsor your own contents for a fee
If you want to grow fast on Instagram and you have the option to inve to spend money to do it, the best solution you can use is certainly the one relating to the paid sponsorship of your own contents
This possibility, available for corporate Instagram accounts , allows you to promote the content you have published, giving it greater prominence within the well-known photographic social network.
The cost of the promotion depends on your budget and, therefore, if you intend to evaluate this possibility, I suggest you to deepen the subject, reading my guide on how to sponsor on Instagram.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in 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