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IG posts per day?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by rawaccess, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. rawaccess

    rawaccess Regular Member

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    I am a Twitter guy with a roll-over presence on IG that I have not utilized. With nearly 8k followers on IG I have done nearly nothing with it since it's creation two or three years ago.

    So yesterday, after a year of idleness, I posted 12 pics in a row (within 1hr) theme related. In turn net lost of 17 follows.

    Did I blow up followers feed?

    What are you IG best posting practices? How useful are hashtags? How many pics per day?
     
  2. duceduc

    duceduc Supreme Member

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    That is a bit much for me. 5 is max.
     
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  3. nharnia

    nharnia Newbie

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    I would usually post 3-4 pics a day spread throughout the day. Mass posting will just turn off your followers. I find hahtags to be very useful just don't overdo it and have like a million tags
     
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  4. JustChillin

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    The maximum amount of tags you can have is 30 anyway.
     
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  5. nharnia

    nharnia Newbie

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    Was just making a point that too many tag will make it look unappealing
     
  6. Welcome2TheU

    Welcome2TheU Junior Member

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    I agree with you nharnia. If your hashtags out-number your content, it just looks tacky. 30 tags would be waay too much
     
  7. JordanS

    JordanS Junior Member

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    It depends on the niche. Textpost accounts can post 20 a day and people would like it. Other accounts that are more niche are fine posting once a day, or even once every few days.
     
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  8. rawaccess

    rawaccess Regular Member

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    I do textpost.

    12 of these in a row netted me a tiny loss with 8k or so followers.

    It's a fun game trying to figure out what gains and what loses.

    Once I figure out what my audience wants, then I can pump up the follows via Twitter.
     
  9. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    Seems you have some decent room to mess around with in regards to finding appropriate posting times and frequency. If you had success with Twitter, I'm confident you'll do fine in Instagram as well - perhaps even better. Good luck!
     
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  10. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    I agree as well. With mines, I post 3-5 PER WEEK. Not that much but it's enough to build some interest and engagement. In my case anyways.
     
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  11. HarveyS

    HarveyS Newbie

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    In the beginning I agree that you should post more, 5 posts a day being the maximum.

    As you grow, I would gradually slow down the posting and come to 1-2 posts a day.

    I recommend using all 30 hashtags in the beginning so you get few more likes because when you're small every likes counts, and deleting them after 5-10 minutes because they're usless then anyway.

    Leave just one or two that are tightly related to your niche.

    You can even try to develop your own hashtag that not many people are using and dominate it. ;)
     
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