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How to optimize Instagram [LOOKING FOR HELP]

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by greyhat91, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. greyhat91

    greyhat91 Newbie

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    Hey BHW,

    Looking for some advice and mentoring for how to optimize an Instagram. I've read some threads on here that helped, but still could use some tips.

    Recently I was given an Instagram account within my niche that has over 3,000 followers in that niche. Any post I make gets a minimum of 100 likes over the course of 24 hours (organically).

    These numbers are low/decent, but I can see it being easy to grow if I knew what I was doing (which I honestly don't).

    My questions are as follows:

    1) Is there a safe bot that can auto-like or auto-follow posts/people within a certain given hashtag that I specify?

    2) How do I drive traffic to my site from Instagram? I've tried giveaways or just high reach posts, but I'm not sure how I could track to see if anyone is even coming to my site through Insta or not. Feels like people just click like and move on, no real engagement. I also have a FB giveaway contest at all times running (with gleam app) so i'm not sure if I could somehow interlink those for engagement/reach.

    3) Does Instagram help SEO whatsoever? I added a social plug to my site that links to Instagram, but I wasn't sure if it helps at all or not really.

    4) Any general tips on how to grow and fully optimize an Instagram account?


    Sorry for the long post, but i'm sure any answers will not only help me but other beginners that come across this thread.

    I feel lucky to have gotten access to this account, and it's working out great so far. I'd feel stupid to have wasted the opportunity to get some extra traffic to my site and potential sales.

    Thanks guys! Any feedback is welcome.
     
  2. murkins

    murkins Newbie

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    want to be safe ? do it manually (instagress followliker use searchbar)
    100 likes in 3k account is very low should be at least ~10%

    it's to early for people to give a damn about your site - you didnt built enough trust (gave enough value to them)
    - its to early to ask for favours -
    first scenario - someone coming to you in real life and starting with asking for a favour (begger on the steet SPARE SOME CHANGE MAAAN?) - what do you do ? most likely dont touch me and my moniezzz mister

    second scenario - begger coming and start cracking jokes or doing backflips or whatever just to entertain you without asking anything in return at the beggining - by te law of repocirity (google it) you will feel inside urge to give him something back (and you will be more receptive with his requests)

    4) read whole "instagram"section - learn from others mistakes
    use good tags - think from the perspective of someone who is searching for what you have to offer
    give give give give give then ask then give give give give give give

    p.s
    dont hate on my english iam not native speaker
     
  3. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    1. Followliker
    2. More Followers + More Posts referencing bio + Link in bio
    3. Yeah. If you're getting tons of website traffic from it google will realize that your site is more relevant
    4. Get followliker, post tons of high quality photos, follow/unfollow for the next six months, then start buying shout outs
     
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  4. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    people seem to always link from site to IG. i can never understand the direction. linking from IG to site makes more sense to me.

    from google webmasters, IG gives me quicker and better results than any link building. perhaps i just dont know how to build backlinks. all the GSA SER crap gave me 10% of IG efficiency.
     
  5. Dbeck19

    Dbeck19 Regular Member

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    2. Driving traffic is directly linked to growing your Instagram page through great branding, and growing followerbase whether organic or botting.
    4. Build brand - I have made many posts saying this it sounds obvious but most people don't execute.

    Also only take advice off people who are achieving the results you desire.
     
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  6. greyhat91

    greyhat91 Newbie

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    Thanks guys, some real great advice in here.

    Got followliker, if anyone has a link to a guide that they like would be nice. Also any tips on how many follows/likes/settings a day is "safest" would be great.

    I just found it interesting that making posts with great giveaways doesn't provide high reach or engagement.

    Part of me almost feels like it's a waste of time, because in order for me to make sales they'd have to go to my site and purchase the product.

    People seem to be saying, just make high quality posts (high def pictures within the niche) and build an audience through high reach. I noticed if I make a post like that, I organically get ~200+ likes easily (which isn't a lot I understand) but if I make a giveaway post (still high-res ad) it gets sub ~50.

    Moving forward, the best things to do is use followliker (or other programs) to build an audience then try to redirect them (through post text) into the instagram profile page (with link in bio)?

    I suppose it makes sense, just doesn't feel like I can build the best engagement this way. Ultimately it sounds like patience is key with marketing through instagram, and "give" a lot to the niche community before you "receive" any traffic/sales.
     
  7. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    You took action and asked, therefore you receive http://imristo.com/the-ultimate-followliker-instagram-tutorial/

    100% correct. Either shell out lots of money on shout outs or strong marketing, consistency, and time = growth
    Growth = Money
     
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  8. Dbeck19

    Dbeck19 Regular Member

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    The guide mentioned by Euphorix is everything you need.

    Also In terms of strategy there are many ways you can play it.

    I like how you said: "give" a lot to the niche community before you "receive" any traffic/sales"

    Which I would say is important in the short and long term, ultimately you want to build a collective of people which LOVE your brand, and that is something that you are 100% accountable for with content/ branding.
     
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