I bet that you, as many others out there wonder how to get likes on Instagram and engagement for your profile. The Nitreo team got together to help you with this task.
Getting likes may sometimes feel exhausting and not really that rewarding. If you are not doing things correctly the numbers won’t be high enough, but we’re here to change that.
After you’ve read this article, I promise that you will have a ton of new ideas to include in your growth strategy and likes will start pouring in.
- Create great content consistently
- Get likes on Instagram faster with hashtag management
- Encourage your audience to tag a friend
- Work with brands in your niche
- Geolocation increases your chances of getting Instagram likes
- Promote your page in other platforms
- Use tools to track your data
- Get Instagram likes by tagging relevant pages
Create great content consistently
As I’ve mentioned before, it is important that you post content that has great quality. That content must match your brand identity and capture the attention of your audience.
A big part of having a great Instagram page is in the aesthetics. You need to define what your brand looks like.
We have a guide on Instagram templates that will definitely help you get likes on Instagram a lot faster!
Take me as an example, my Instagram page is focused on photography and I always go through every photo to make sure I didn’t miss anything on post-production.
Whenever you think you are ready to post your content, take 5 minutes to review it. I promise that this makes quality control a lot more efficient.
Get likes on Instagram faster with hashtag management
Using good hashtags is key to keep your engagement up and show up on the Explore page.
Great hashtag management will ensure that you reach your correct audience.
I mean, you could use irrelevant hashtags and people might still see your content, but what is the point if they don’t enjoy it?
Irrelevant hashtags might even get your account flagged as spam by Instagram’s filter.
Be sure to have at least 30-40 hashtags to cycle through in your feed. We recommend that you don’t use all 30 hashtag slots, you can check why in our article about hashtags.
Create a spreadsheet or use a planning tool such as Planoly, this will save you a lot of time.
Encourage your audience to tag a friend
It is common sense that to get more likes on your content you need more people to see it. Asking your followers to tag their friends can be really useful to increase those numbers.
This is often referred to as a call to action and it works wonders. Just be sure to take a break, don’t do this in every single post or it gets tiring for your audience.
Note that you gotta do this in posts that provide value. This can be an informative post, something emotional that appeals to that side of your audience, you get the gist.
For example, you can post something that appeals to business owners and ask your audience to tag their friends who own one.
Work with brands in your niche
I know that you might have a lot of competition out there, but you surely have that one page you follow that is awesome and would like to collab with.
You have two great options that will generate more reach for your page and help create a relationship with other brands.
The first option is to simply shout out that page you like in a story. Make sure that you tag them in the story so they get notified and the chances of them reposting that to their stories are huge.
They might even reach out to you to give thanks and check out your stuff because you are so awesome. This is your chance to start building a relationship with them.
Your second option is to invert those steps. Reach out to a brand you like and ask if they would like to trade shoutouts, each page tags the other in stories or posts.
Similar to the first option, you will both get a boost in your reach, get Instagram likes and follows as a result.
Doing this with a few pages will be quite helpful for everyone.
In short, this is your opportunity to grow together in the same niche.
Geolocation increases your chances of getting Instagram likes
Instagram’s geolocation tag feature is amazing and a lot of people browse locations in addition to hashtags.
I for one was browsing locations I would like to visit on my next vacation. While I was doing that, I found many photographers that are awesome at what they do and followed them.
This is the same case for you. Always tag the location to your posts and people browsing through that region’s tag are bound to see your content.
This is especially helpful for local stores as tourists will frequently look for places to visit and locals might be searching for somewhere new to go.
Pro tip: posts tagged this way will show in chronological order similar to hashtags. Always tag as you’re posting, no editing tags afterward.
Promote your page in other platforms
If you only use Instagram to promote your brand, now is the time to expand your options.
As a brand, you should definitely use other means to promote your page and content. Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are awesome for all kinds of content and have great reach, as well as cheap advertising.
On the other hand, if you’re an artist or run a small business, you can post your stuff to Pinterest and I promise you that a lot of people will interact with your page. Pinterest users are really active with the boards they follow, you’ll be surprised.
If you already do this, great! Something you should do is have a bit of exclusive content for each platform so you can make cross-promotions.
For example, if you run a bath & body shop, you can post photos of your products to Pinterest and post stories on Instagram showing how the products are made or introducing the team. Say something like “Wanna know how our products are made? Check our Instagram stories”.
Tip: When you post stories like this, be sure to include them in your page highlights. You don’t want people coming over for that a day later and not finding what you promised.
Use tools to track your data
You need to track your data to know what is working and what is not. Most importantly, you want to know why those are working or not.
Knowing that will ensure that you are always taking your content and management further, there is no such thing as too much quality and you should always aim to improve your page.
We have some recommendations of really helpful tools that will do just that for you. While some of the tools are paid, a few have free versions that work really week if you run only one page.
Get Instagram likes by tagging relevant pages
This is similar to making a shout-out to a page. When you tag someone or a brand, they get notified and that post shows up on their tagged tab.
Chances are high that they will check you out and like your content. If they do, this is your queue to send them a message asking what they think and possibly start a collab as mentioned in part 4 of this article.
Visitors of their profile can see your post where they are tagged and might visit your profile too.
Just keep things real. Only tag accounts that are actually relevant to the content and don’t do this excessively or your account could be tagged as spam by Instagram, and that is no bueno. Remember that your goal is to create connections and be cool (⌐■_■).
You are now on your way to get Instagram likes a lot more efficiently.
We know you work hard to grow your brand, so we will work just as hard to help you get where you want to be.
Those tips were put together by the team after a lot of research, I hope that you keep on enjoying the content and optimizing your page as much as possible with our help.
If you want to grow your account even more, with no hustle, we recommend trying out Nitreo, the #1 Instagram growth service out there, no bots, no sketchy business.
Red is the content creator for this blog, working directly with the Nitreo team, he aims to help clients and Instagram users to optimize their content and metrics. He is also a photographer obsessed with urban photography and portraits, so you can expect a few posts about Instagram photography from time to time as well.
Red has worked as a Portuguese translator and interpreter for over 7 years, he also felt really weird writing this bio in the third person.