We all know that Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms right now. More than 8 million business accounts, over 800 million active users every month, and these numbers keep growing every day. Someone uses Instagram like a personal blog to show themselves to the world, marketers use this platform to promote their brands, sell goods and services and grow their audience.
All these people also know about basic Instagram`s working principles: pick up a photo (or a video), edit it with a tool (for example, VSCO), write good caption, add some trended hashtags and add this post to the timeline. But have you ever tried something new, something…unusual? No? don`t worry, right now we will show you little Instagram hacks that will help you during your work with this social media.
Hide your hashtags
You think that you know everything about hashtags? Well, we don`t think so. Hashtags can help not only to spread awareness, but also to engage with our audience. One of the most popular way to get people engaged is through branded hashtags.
Did you know that at least 7 of 10 hashtags on Instagram are branded? Yes, that`s a massive number. However, it doesn`t mean that you are always using only branded hashtags. a bigger part of all hashtags could simply become unnecessary, so brands and bloggers simply hide them from their audience. Here`s how you can hide your additional hashtags:
- Click on the 123 number on your keyboard (IOS)
- Click “return” and add a period, dash or bullet
- Click on the return button again and repeat this process for a few times to hide your message (Instagram often does it after three repeats).
Instagram is a social media where every user could share someone`s else content. It can help people to build relationships, attract their subscribers and just diversify their profiles.
How to regram? For regramming, we recommend you to use Sprout Social`s mobile app, which now has regramming features. The process became very simple – just copy the post link from the native platform to your clipboard, open Sprout`s apps, post and add your own caption. Very easy.
Use geotags for higher engagement
You already have a large audience, but you think that you can show this content to a higher number of people. How can you do this? Just add a geotag to your posts, so people from this current area will be able to see these images. By tagging multiple areas with your various content, you spread out your social casting net. Instagram posts with a geotag receive 80% more engagement than non-tagged content.
Resize photos for Instagram
If you are using different social media platforms, you should know that each of them has its own standards of image sizes. So, if you want to post one image on Facebook, and then switch to Instagram, you have to resize your photo. We recommend you to use Landscape for this operation.
First, you need to upload the picture you want to resize and select the platforms you want to upload to. After that, choose the size of your image. Crop your picture to get the right look, and that`s all. You`ve finished the resizing process.
Know when to post on Instagram
Want to have a massive engagement, but don`t know how to get it. Don`t worry, our next Instagram hack will help you. it`s the best time to post on instagram. Here are some basic recommendations that you should follow:
- It`s better to post between Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for engagement.
- You shouldn`t add your post on Sundays, because at these days you will have a very little engagement
- Wednesday 3 p.m., Thursday 5 p.m., 11 a.m., from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. are the best times for posting.
- Tuesday is the best day of the week for posting.
Note these recommendations, and you won`t forget when to post.
People often ignore such Instagram hacks, but with it they lose chances to make their accounts better. We hope that you won`t ignore them and they will give you much more than usual editing and posting. Be smarter!