The number of likes you get on a posting is still one of the biggest indicators of success on Instagram. It truly affects how you view content.
Likes are an indication of how well that post is doing. They demonstrate engagement. With more engagement, content creators get on a photo, the higher the chances are for it to go viral.
What are some of the ways to get more likes on Instagram?
Here is an updated list of 5 effective ways to get more likes on Instagram:
1. Post-high-quality photos
There’s no doubt that this would be one of the most self-explanatory ways in this list. It is so important that we curate content that other people don’t and ensure that our content is good quality, high resolution and somewhat aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Ensure that your photos are taken in good lighting and consider editing it before posting it on Instagram
2. Utilize hashtags (the right ones)
Many people on Instagram hardly utilize this tool. Your post might be seen by everyone who follows you on Instagram (not all the time due to the everchanging algorithm) but in order for new people to discover you, hashtagging would be one of the best ways. Ensure that your hashtags are targeted and that you don’t constantly spam the same ones or you might just get shadow banned.
3. Consider having a consistent filter
Though having a feed might not be for everyone, ensure that you are at least having consistency with your filters. Your photos might all be high-quality photos individually, but when they are put together they might not look the best. By using a feed you would have a visual identity. Hence, getting more consistent likes on your Instagram and being easier to identify.
4. Post at the right time
It’s so important that we post at the right time to maximize likes on an Instagram photo. If you are a business account, you can even utilize the analytics function to see what time and days your followers are most active. If your followers are most active at 6 pm and you constantly post at 8 am, your post is going to get pushed down and fewer people are going to like your post. Avoid posting too early in the morning and late in night. The optimal time to post would be from 5 pm – 7pm
5. Geotag your photos
Geotagging refers to tagging a location on your photos. By tagging a location on your photos, it enables people to easily see your photos if they click on that location. Tagging a place like “Sunway Pyramid” would be good but try also geotagging more general locations such as “Kuala Lumpur”. That way people who are looking for photos near them are more likely to see it and like the photo.
Do you have a different way you use to get more likes on Instagram? Let us know in the comments below
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