Shhh! Don’t tell anyone.
Usually, when someone starts a sentence with this line, you know something is about to go down! But this one is really important to keep to yourself, friends. These are some out-of-the-box hacks that help you trick the Instagram algorithm into boosting your engagement.
Ever wondered why some of your posts get hundreds and thousands of likes without necessarily trying too hard. Whereas sometimes that one stunning picture that you thought would break the internet doesn’t do as well?
We know. Happens to the best of us, buddy!
After several hit and trials, we have finally cracked a list of solid hacks that never fail to give your Instagram posts the reach it needs.
Don’t Make Edits After You Post On Instagram
This is a very common mistake most people make while posting a new picture or video!
Adding hashtags or editing the text of the caption after you have posted something resets the prehistoric engagement data. You must have noticed, in business accounts, there are several categories like Reach, Impression: From Home, From Explore, From Others, etc that help you determine how well your post is performing.
Now, the moment you edit the text on this post, it resets the entire data to zero and the count again begins from scratch. Time is a huge factor in this because as the posts get old, the probability of it reaching more people becomes low especially if the engagement has been reset.
So make sure you proofread the caption and add the hashtags you need before you publish the post.
Stop Liking Every Post You See On Instagram
We know it’s hard not to double-tap when you see something attractive but fight back the urge!
This is known as the 80-20 rule where you get 80% more engagement by just putting in 20% effort. The more you like posts on Instagram, the more related posts will end up filling your feed. This will make sure you are always active and there is no dire need for the algorithm to send you notifications to get you back on the app.
Once you go MIA, the algorithm will boost your post engagement to send you notifications and ensure you get back to being active.
Save Your Instagram Posts As Pins On Pinterest
After you have posted a picture, click on the three dots at the top right corner and select “share to…”. You will then get an option to save to Pinterest. This is a really smart way of creating backlinks to your posts that help boost your post’s engagement on Instagram.
Similar to the functionality of any backlink created for a website to improve its reach, this will ensure more people can view or get redirected to your Instagram post even while they are using another application.
You’d be surprised to know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Instagram algorithm hacks is an ocean and to dive into it, you must follow us on Instagram.