Traffic Tip - 5 Proven Ways that Helped Grow My Instagram

blog May 16, 2019

At 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram is truly a social media powerhouse!

While some brands and businesses seem to grow their Instagram at a rapid fire rate, a lot of small-medium sized businesses are still struggling to stamp their brand presence on this platform. I was once 'struggling' with Instagram, too.

Today, I now have a good following on Instagram and my numbers are steadily increasing but like most entrepreneurs and business owners, I also started out with only a few followers - mostly family, friends and colleagues as I was starting out.

Is your business on Instagram? It should!

Connect with me there while you're at it. 😉

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Today, I will share these proven tips that helped me increase my Instagram numbers, web traffic and sales.

  • Consistency - this one is a no-brainer and applies to both Instagram posts and stories. If you want to establish your brand, you just keep working on it. Remind people who you are, what you can do and how you can help them - DAILY. Post at least once up to 4x a day during your peak hours (check your Instagram insights to know this piece of info). I talked about automating your social media posts here
  •  Magic formula content - consistency is important but content strategy is key. When you post content on Instagram, you don't do it like you're throwing spaghetti on the wall, then hope that some of them sticks. That's a waste of time and energy. I previously shared my content formula here.
  • Hashtags - adding hashtags enables your posts to reach a wider audience. Instagram allows up 30 hashtags on a post. Turn your brand slogan into a hashtag (e.g. Nike’s Just Do It to #justdoit), use hashtags that target your niche, also include local and event hashtags as needed. I will talk more about hashtags on a separate blog post. 
  • Influencer marketing, shoutouts and collaborations - This is personally my favorite quickfire method. These methods may be similar but when you take a closer look, they have subtle differences. With influencer marketing, you partner with a celebrity, a vlogger, a Youtuber or someone with ‘influence’ and fan base. You come up with an agreement and have them mention and recommend your brand on their Instagram/social media accounts and work on ‘influencing’ people’s buying decisions. Shoutouts and collabs on the other hand, are mostly brands working together to help create mutual brand awareness. (Example: Play Doh collaborating with Taco Bell, Urban Decay collaborating with Game Of Thrones,Gary Vee and K-Swiss,etc) Small to medium size businesses as well as local businesses can always grab ideas from these giant companies. Perhaps, it's time for your gym to collab with a local spa or sports therapists, go ahead a list down your collab prospects.  
  • Contests and giveaways - giveaways are always fun plus they  help develop the relationship between your brand and your target audience. All you need is a dash of creativity on the mechanics and a PRIZE. 

How’s your Instagram numbers?Do you have proven Instagram growth strategies that you can share?

We’d love to hear about them!

Stay tuned for more traffic and digital marketing tips. 



Paul Halme |  Combat Business

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