Are you thinking of creating an Instagram business account for your own business? Indeed, it’s a good idea for businesses to create an Instagram account and market their awesome products via the platform that serves 600 million users. 

Are you getting only a few likes for each post on Instagram? Having low engagement on your Instagram account?

We’ve prepared some great tips on how you can get more likes and be more successful on Instagram.

Let’s get into it! 

1. Use a consistent filter scheme

Are you using the same filter for all your photos on Instagram? In fact, using the same set of filters (or 2 different sets only) for your photos can help to build and maintain a consistent and special visual identity on your Instagram account. This lets your followers recognize your photos easily, which in turn gives you more and more likes consistently. In other words, your followers/clients can remember your business more easily if your business logo and design style use less than 3 colours.

2. Use special and popular hashtags

Using special hashtags is an awesome and pretty cool way to reach potential customers that are around you. Use specific hashtags that are linked to your business and you’ll have a good chance to connect with people around you, or those who are interested in your photos/products/services. 

Sometimes, people are looking for their desired products or services by searching hashtag on Instagram, and if you put the right related hashtags, your business will get found easily.
Besides, you can use some popular hashtags to reach a huge group of Instagram users. Using popular hashtags makes it possible for your photos to be seen by more people, which is an easy way to rack up a large number of likes on your photos. They might not be high-quality likes, but if you’re just looking for a way to boost your account’s credibility, this is a good way to go. 

3. Tag a location

Tagging a location in your photos can increase the chances for the people in your area see your products more easily. People who are looking for photos near them will be more likely to engage with them, meaning you have a good chance to get more likes for your photos. 

For example, many influencers always tag a location whenever they go to restaurant, accompanied by some good photos. 

This way people who searches the location that you’ve tagged along with your post will see your photos, and you will have a very high chance of getting more likes from this tag location feature. 

4. Post at a high-traffic time

Let’s face that, you probably should not post a photo anytime you like if you want to receive many Likes and high engagement on Instagram. 

Now do you want to know the best time to post your photos and get as many likes as possible? 

Based on the cheat sheet provided by Symphonic, it is best to post engaging photos on Wednesdays.

5. Repost it in the story!

Lastly, now with the new feature “Story”, you can share your daily stories to your followers and the story will stay up to 24 hours before it goes into archive. 

You can use this feature to increase the engagement of your post with your followers in stories. As what you see above, you can tap on the airplane icon (share button) and click on “Add post to your story”, this will share the post in story. 

You can drag or resize the photo for a desired position. Also, you can add stickers, GIFs, hashtags or mentions to make a creative Instagram story to get your followers to click and like the post. 

This feature can bring the engagement sky high if your followers find your story interesting, and they share it to their stories and bring more people to your post! 😀

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