How To Get More Instagram Likes

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( — December 19, 2020) — Are you growing frustrated that your Instagram posts are not getting the likes you think they deserve? Believe it or not, likes do matter when it comes to Instagram. According to Instagram’s new algorithm the amount of likes your posts receive is one of the most significant metrics in measuring the success of your page. 

Unfortunately getting more likes on your own isn’t always easy so here are some tried and tested methods to help you out.

  1. Get Free Instagram Likes From Websites/Apps

Believe it or not there are plenty of websites and apps that specialize in getting you free genuine Instagram likes! For example can offer you up to 100,000 likes absolutely free, completely safely and legally! Some may see this method of cheating, however if you are a fan of shortcuts why not? 

  1. Ensure That you are Using the Correct Hashtags

Simply put, using hashtags gives you more possibilities to open your post up to a wider audience thus leading to more likes. That said, be sure not to use too many hashtags, studies show that posts with 9 hashtags get more engagement.  Also be selective of the hashtags that you use, you don’t want to be too broad (eg #cars) as you will not get quality likes. On the other hand, you don’t want to be too niche (eg #browndogsnamedsteve.) 

A good way of sourcing good hashtags is to check out local businesses to you and see what hashtags they are using. Here’s a handy guide with some other great ways to help you find the best hashtags for your content. 

Instagram also has the ‘related hashtag suggestions’ feature where you can see what other relevant accounts are searching for.

You may also want to consider creating your own branded hashtags for specific campaigns you may be running.

  1. Tag Other Users in Your Posts

If you post another user’s post, or if you are collaborating with anybody else, make sure you tag them in your post! This not only ensures that you are giving credit where credit is due, but these other brands or users will often like your post back or comment on it, exposing your post to a wider audience. A win/win situation all round!

  1. Tag Your Location

Tagging your location will allow other people in your area to see your posts more easily, studies show that posts with a location tag reach 79% more people! Although tagging very general locations (eg ‘London’) will get your post more views, users are much more likely to actually  interact with your post if you tag a local location. By tagging your location you also increase the chances that your post will appear on the ‘Explore’ page.

Tagging your location on a post is very easy, simply click the ‘add location’ button and selecting where you are.  

  1. Like Other People’s Posts 

Don’t be selfish, if you want more people to like your posts you are going to need to return the favour to them. 

Believe it or not even liking random posts of accounts you don’t follow will net you some likes. This user found that for every 100 random posts he liked he got around 22 likes in response. Obviously the effect of this strategy largely depends on your overall objectives, however this can be a great way of networking with related brands to you.   

  1. Post at the Correct Times

The time of day in which you post has a big impact on the amount of interaction your post receives. At the end of the day posting quality content is pointless if none of our target audience is around to see your post. By posting at a time when your audience are the most active you will get more interaction, thus telling Instagram’s algorithm that your post is good quality, this will increase your chances of appearing on other user’s feeds and the explore page. Feel free to experiment with this, figuring what is the best time for you to post does require some trial and error, you’ll also need to check your analytics. 

  1. Post Consistently

Remember, on Instagram consistency is much more important than frequency. By remaining consistent with your posts your audience will eventually see you as a trustworthy and reliable brand. If you are a busy person who doesn’t really have time to be posting every day, create a week’s worth of content in one go so that all you have to do is post.

Social media calendar apps like Hopper HQ can even schedule and post on your behalf automatically which can save you time. 

I hope that you have found this post helpful, try out each of these suggestions and see which ones work best for you!