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29 Tips on How to Succeed With Your Instagram Marketing – Infographic

29 Tips on How to Succeed With Your Instagram Marketing

Do you ask yourself each day how you can gain more followers on your Instagram account? If so, you’re in the right place.

Instagram is a powerful tool for telling a visual story about your brand, but first you need to learn how to get Instagram followers. As social media users continue to demand more visual content, brands will need a platform where they can share photos and videos that will visually engage their target audience.

With more than 300 million active users, Instagram has grown into the most popular social platform for sharing photos. In 2012, Instagram’s purchase for $1 billion by Facebook was seen as folly. But with a current estimated value of $35 billion, it is looking like a bargain! It is also the fastest growing social network. That tells you something about the power of visual marketing on a mobile web.

Brands can use Instagram as a tool for sharing their customers behind-the-scenes images of their business and keep them updated on new products. Additionally, Instagram is an excellent tool for establishing a brand identity and keeping customers in the loop about company news and product launches.

Tell a story

Every Instagram account needs to tell a story. When you create your strategy, make sure you share photos that feature your products, brand’s story, and customers. It’s also important to develop brand messaging that will be cohesive with your target audience. Once you have these two elements in place, you’ll be able to develop your Instagram strategy further.

Use Hashtags

There are a number of features that make Instagram a powerful tool for engaging with people. Hashtags, for example, are an excellent way to follow conversations within your niche and discover customers who’d be interested in your brand. Search hashtags to find people who are already talking about your brand online and have a large following in your niche.

This will help you identify Instagram influencers within your industry and begin growing your Instagram following.

Share high quality images

Finally, it’s important to share high-quality images on Instagram. Don’t rely on Instagram filters to make your images beautiful. Instead, use third-party photo editing apps such as AfterLight to edit your photos. It’s also important not to upload too many photos to your Instagram account. Ideally, you only need to share two to three photos per week.

Instagram has enabled brands to create a visual conversation with their target audience.

To learn more secrets from the Instagram Instaguru on how to succeed at Instagram marketing, check out the infographic below with over 29 tips:


Instagram facts and figures

Author: Ivan Serrano. You can follow him on Google+

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  • Joe Leary

    Hi Jeff,
    I enjoyed this article very much! I am a new user to instagram, and an internet marketer. I found this post very useful in trying to establish a foundation and, strategy to incorporate instagram into my marketing plan for my business. Thank you. Please feel free to visit my Internet marketing review blog, where I gave my honest opinion about new software and tools, to assist people in succeeding in their business endeavors.

  • Superb article… Thank you so much

  • Thanks for this, the greatest yet the most forgotten episode of marketing including instagram is actually the story phase. people forget how to tell story. For instance, Instagram is an image-centric sns site, it doesn’t end with the image itself but will end and convert and sell and engage when the story is ‘relatable’ and relevant.

  • This is great & very informative. Thanks sharing!

  • AyClass

    You can also use Tube2Gram.com to cut sections of youtube videos and post them to instagram. Great tool for cross promoting!

  • JothyWhite

    This is a great infographic illustrating how strong is instagram’s business potential. Keeping users engaged pays off directly, thousands of entrepreneurs can confirm. But the app itself is only good for customers, for those who try to attract people it’s not enough. It’s almost impossible to build up a good follower base without apps for statistics and search, and then maintain it without service like fast-unfollow.com allowing to filter existing base. This is actually a very underrated domain, not many users understand the importance of possibility to unfollow like 5k people at once, but as a person who faced this necessity i can relate. Stay close to your customers and you’ll reach the success.

  • Alex Larson

    Wow. Thanks for the awesome article, I take off my hat to you) talking turkey, there is only one way to success – to use the thought-out strategy and supporting services, e.g. zengram.net, which increases followers via hashtags, g-location, etc. Surely, that is not a tall order to gain success, if you chose the right way such as i described before.

  • Fantastic post and Infographic, an easy way to shorten the learning curve. Thanks Jeff!

  • Tracy

    I totally agree with the second guy below. But I prefer to use zen-promo (com). I won’t explain you why, you can read of it without me.