instagram tips & tricks
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INSTAGRAM Tips & Tricks
Nicole Siscaretti @SparklyNicole
Hi, Im Nicole. Blogger Social Media Educator Etsy Shop Owner Digital Entreprenuer
First Instagram post: 12/19/10
Why Instagram is different
Be seen: !Users post less frequently, most posts are seen !No algorithm (or minimal involvement) !Users typically follow fewer accounts
Engaging: !Easy & normal to engage with people with like interests !Hashtags make all the difference for posting & searching
Where do followers come from? ! People that knew me from other places online
! Liking & commenting on photos
! Photo Challenges & Surveys
! Others mentioning me in photos
! Providing value others cant
! Posting content regularly & using hashtags
Growing your following !Engaging with others
!Like & comment on others photos regularly
!Time consuming but worth it
!Paid scheduling & managing multiple accounts with Hootsuite
!Landscape and portrait photos now available
!More ads and better suited to user
Taking quality photos on a budget
ALIGNMENT PLANNING FOCUS LIGHTING EDITING
Photo Apps Snapseed editing colors & fixing light PicFrame excellent for collages Rhonna Designs text & stickers Phonto text & your own fonts Lenslight light effects Squaready any photo into a square
Search the App Store & Google Play for new & popular apps. Strive to be unique.
Tips for Hashtags
Start your own
Participate in others
Identify the following types of hashtags in your niche: Broad Pinpointed Popular Popular in the niche
Only hashtags you add will count.
Added to timeline when photo was posted, not when hashtag is added.
Use caption for research.
Use another comment with hashtags to
Spam or nah?
How many hashtags can I use?
Creative Content Everyday life
Behind the scenes Out of the ordinary Photo Challenges
Surveys Featuring followers (with permission & caution)
Contests (following Instagrams guidelines) Quotes Facts YOU!
Entertain the lifestyle that compliments your audience.
FOLLOW REPOST HASHTAG END DATE
Dos & Donts of Instagram
Do follow as many people as you can keep up with. Dont post blurry photos. Do keep it positive. Always. Everywhere. Do unfollow if you dont enjoy someones content. Dont post too many photos of one thing. Dont ask for shoutouts or follows. Dont ask What app is that? or other irrelevant Qs Do direct people back to yourblog.com Dont buy followers or likes. Dont be bummed out by unfollowers. Do block those who write offensive things.
The First 100
An experiment using all the tips and tricks Ive given today
Did I make it?...
Research and identify relevant hashtags.
Like great photos in relevant hashtags.
Schedule time to be active on Instagram.
Questions Nicole Siscaretti @SparklyNicole