8 ways to grow your Instagram following

Written by Celine Klooster

augustus 20, 2017

The goal for most Instagrammers is to get many followers. There are many different ways to do that, but not every way is as good as the other. Some ways are very annoying and we don’t want to be annoying, right? You also have ways which don’t give you any interaction with your pictures. Besides growing your Instagram following, we also want to have many likes and comments.

Instagram don’ts

Follow and unfollow

This is one of the easiest ways to increase your Instagram following, but also one of the worst to do. Active people will unfollow you back and the inactive people will still follow you. You will get many followers and less interaction and this makes your account unhealthy. A better version of this is unfollowing the people who don’t follow you back but watch this because when you follow and unfollow the same people over and over again, you don’t make them happy.

Only posting pictures

Instagram is a social media which takes a lot of your time. It is very important to stay active next to posting pictures daily. Think about like and commenting on pictures in your feed. Not only at the accounts which are similar to yours, but also to the personal accounts. Spread your name through Instagram. If you give a comment make it personal instead of “on fleek” and things like that. Make it look like you took all the time of the world to write that reaction.

Instagram must do’s

Increase your Instagram following with following back

Many people don’t like it to have a big number of following. But why? Following back is very important to get a lot of interaction on your account. To give some love back to your new followers, they will stay active on your account. Make sure you spam your new followers with many likes to show them you really saw them.

Unfollow apps

The number of following goes up and up, but we have unfollowers. We can see our unfollowers easily by an unfollow app which you can download in the play store and in the app store. I have an iPhone and I like to work with Volgers+ and Followers+. Every hour you can unfollow 60 people and they show you your unfollowers.

Follow similar big accounts

This may sound like a crazy tip, but it really works. The “fans” of these big accounts like to follow the new followers. This gives you a lot of new followers and most of the times they stay following you. If you don’t want to follow the big accounts anymore, you can easily unfollow them with your unfollow app.

Instagram following

Awesome apps

Instagram doesn’t have an app which can post for you on the time you want, but there are other apps which are great. Tailwind is an app which gives you a timescale which shows you the best time to post a picture and it helps you to choose the best hashtags. You can post 30 pictures for free and after that, you need to buy a subscription. But nobody says you cannot save the hashtags in a document so you can use them later again.

Crowdfire is another app and this one gives you more interaction on your account (this also works for other social media accounts). Every day you get a message from the app which helps you to get more interaction. For example, you should follow some account and like some pictures which help you to get interaction. If you do this daily, you see it works.

Instagram pods

On Instagram, you can find many groups which give you more interaction. You need to share your newest picture and the people in the pod-like and respond to your picture and you have to do the same as theirs. This gives you more interaction and makes your pictures better visible and maybe you will appear in the list of popular posts. And one thing is sure, when you are on that list, you will get many likes and followers. The bad thing is, you can’t do a single thing to come into that list. Only using hashtags and posting good pictures.

What kinds of things do you do to grow your Instagram following? Let me know!

This article is written by Emma from Luxe Life Lover. Curious to more Instagram tips? Then leave a comment below.  

I am sharing six Instagram tips and tricks to help you boost your engagement, increase your followers, and find your target audience. These Instagram tips will help you build your following and get sales from Instagram with step-by-step instructions.


I am Celine. Enthusiastic, passionated, and a bit perfectionistic, but I especially love blogging. I love to share my blogging and social media tips and to help other people. Go to my about me page to get to know me.
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