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How often should you post on Instagram?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Joeeey, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Joeeey

    Joeeey Newbie

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    What would be most effective? I'm just wondering your experiences with the algorithm.

    1. Posting quality content once every couple hours
    2. Posting quality content twice a day
     
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    I prefer once or twice a day. The engagement starts to drop if you post more than twice a day.
     
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  3. Joeeey

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Twice daily, run for a while and determine the best times, i find early morning like 8-9am in whatever time zone you are targeting works best for me
     
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    Twice daily, once you're established with a large amount of followers you can drop it to once per day and you'll still get new followers, but twice daily is good. In the morning (I don't do 8/9 AM because that's when everybody is rushing to work or school, they don't have time to be scrolling through IG for a long time, I post more like at 10-11 AM, when people have been at work for a bit and their focus is starting to wander...)
     
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    I post twice a day on some of my accounts because I find that it helps me grow. if you going to post twice a day on a new account I wouldn't, I would build the account up first a little
     
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  7. Joeeey

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    Y'all are amazing <3
     
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    I always post 3 times a day and that works the best for me
     
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    I'd highly recommend 2 to 3 times per day with the classic posts. With the stories I'd do 4 to 8 times per day. But the best would be do what works best for you. You must try it for a few days then you'll be much more wise.
     
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    What if the account is new and is only nearing 1k followers, should i post more ? or keep posting once or twice ?
     
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    I only schedule post quality content once a day, and some sudden post randomly
     
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    In the past I did twice per day but now I find posting once a day allows you to maximise engagement as it takes about 20-24 hours for a picture to stop bringing in likes.

    I guess the ideal answer is; Whenever you find that the amount of likes being received for your most recent post has slowed down to a point where very few likes are coming in, then you should post your next picture.
     
  13. John Escalona

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    At some point after your testings it will be up for you to find out how does it affects your account.
     
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