5 Quick Ways to get more likes on Instagram
We are going to break down our learnings here that will help you get more likes on Instagram.
Hack number one, Go LIVE: According to various reports, Instagram has seen a 17.6% decrease in users creating live content. Now, 80% of users prefer live content over reading blog posts, according to Growthoid, Live Video is expected to grow 15X from what it was in 2022. So. Even though the popularity of live content is growing. And people want it more, people on Instagram, though, aren't creating as much of it. If you go live twice a week, you'll find that you'll get more engagement and more followers. Then when you post content. More people will see it and will like it. But here is the issue, if the content you're going live with isn't great, it won't work. So you can't just go live for the sake of going live. You need a plan ahead on what you're gonna show or talk about. And how that's gonna add a lot of value to all the people listening. That way, going Live produces more followers, and eventually when you post more content, you'll get more likes because you got more followers and those people are super engaged.
Hack number two, Get influencers to comment on your posts. One signal that Instagram uses to figure out how much to show your content is based on who's engaging with your content. It's not hard to network with other Instagram users. Some of them will also be Instafamous. Don't ask for anything crazy from them. Especially from these friends of yours, other than just asking them, hey, leave a good meaningful comment on your post. I mean one that creates engagement. For example, if I post a video that talks about how to rank number one on Google. I may have a friend who has a lot of followers to leave a comment on how they release a free tool on their website. And it generates over 500 backlinks, which boosts their overall site rankings and how other people can find these tools for free on Code Canyon. And it's another strategy, in essence, to rank number one on Google. Now I wouldn't type out that comment for the person. And when others leave, comment on your post and ideally within the first hour of them going live. You'll get many, much more likes because your post will be shown to a lot of your non-followers. In essence, Instagram will use its algorithm to show other people what they think may be interested in.
Hack number three, use music from Memes and Trends: Have you ever noticed that when you like a reel from a meme or a trend, you continually see more of that video or other similar ones that contain the same music. This happens to me all the time, especially with those dancing videos. But here's the thing. Even if you don't have an account that is about dancing, you can use that meme or trend to get a lot of likes. If you take the music that people are using in those popular videos and you implement your video and your video should get a boost in its reach. The key to doing this strategy is to do it right when you see a new trend popping off. So if you see this new popular dance video or new trend popping off, and everyone's using that same music. That's when you need a jump on it.
Hack Number Five, ask for a like, I know this sounds simple, but asking for a like is a great way to get more likes, but you just don't want to ask for a like because there's actually a slicker way to do it.
Ask people to tag a friend and ask them to double-tap.
Leave a Comment 'Share this post with a friend.'
Drop emoji if you agree or just like the post, which is the simplest form of it.
And every time we've tested this on average, we get roughly 38 to 45% more likes. That's huge!
Hack Number Five, use carousels. For some weird reason, people like writing long captions on their Instagram posts. You know, you'll have your post, but then people have this long text description. People use Instagram. Use it on mobile devices, primarily, which means they're not going to read that long. Maybe you get a few percent of the people to do it, but most won't. But here's the thing with Instagram. They have this feature where you can add multiple images to one post. In essence, it's a carousel. Those posts, on average, are getting 49.22% more engagement. The carousels can have a lot of words or a few, but as long as the content is good, it'll do well.
Now, if you need help with your social media marketing, feel free to get in touch with us at The Prink Media.