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10 Ways to Grow an Organic Instagram Following



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The real value to social media marketing is unlocking organic growth.

Here are the top 10 ways that you can organically grow your Instagram following.

Getting more organic followers on Instagram (aka without advertising) is a great way for bootstrapped or budget constrained companies to grow. There is a captive audience of more than 400 million consumers, and there is a lot of potential to catch the eye of your next potential customer with Instagram's visual-based network. Flip through the slides below to learn some tactics you can start using today to kickstart your organic Instagram growth. [SlideShare]

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10 Ways to Grow an Organic Instagram Following

  1. 1. Organic 10WaystoGrowan Instagram Following
  2. 2. photos are uploaded on Instagram per day. 80 million
  3. 3. people use Instagram each month. 400 million And more than
  4. 4. photos have been shared on Instagram to date. 30 billion
  5. 5. Monthly Instagram users are expected to reach by 2019 in the U.S. 112 million
  6. 6. Instagram is now one of the world’s largest photo libraries.
  7. 7. And it’s a necessary tool for marketers.
  8. 8. 50% of marketers plan on increasing their use of Instagram this year.
  9. 9. But many still don’t know how to increase engagement organically.
  10. 10. Here are the you can achieve organic growth on Instagram. 10Ways
  11. 11. 1 Use authentic & real photos.
  12. 12. Brands see more conversions when user-generated photos are used instead of staged professional shots. 25%increase
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  14. 14. 2 Like photos with relevant hashtags.
  15. 15. This will help you get noticed by people who may be interested in your product.
  16. 16. 3 Be social.
  17. 17. Comment on photos posted by industry influencers and thought leaders.
  18. 18. 4 Share your story in your bio.
  19. 19. Humanize your brand on Instagram. This makes you more relatable and authentic.
  20. 20. 5 Test your filters!
  21. 21. Every audience is different. Test filters to see which style your audience likes best.
  22. 22. 6 Follow your users back.
  23. 23. When you first build your Instagram, it’s good practice to follow back those who follow you.
  24. 24. 7 Be consistent.
  25. 25. Post at least one photo per day to consistently gain an active following.
  26. 26. 8 Comment back.
  27. 27. It can make someone’s day when you reply to a comment!
  28. 28. 9 Have a good profile pic.
  29. 29. your_company Remember, your name already displays next to the profile pic, so use your logo or something punchy and memorable.
  30. 30. 10 Give shoutouts.
  31. 31. Whenever you partner with someone who has a large following, acknowledge that on Instagram.
  32. 32. Then watch the magic happen!
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  34. 34. Authenticity matters. Get5FreePhotos Use real-world stock photos to tell your brand’s story. You’re in good company.