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my insta acct with 70k followers and low engagement

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Sadie Dawkins, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Sadie Dawkins

    Sadie Dawkins Newbie

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    Hello Blackhatworkd

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    I manage an insta acct with about +75k followers our following continues to grow steadily but our pictures never seem to gain more than 500 likes.

    I've used analytic tools to determine best times to post and narrowed down the type of content that gets the most likes. But no matter what I can't seem to get the like count above 500-800. I've used extensive hashtag chains and geotags but neither seem to effect engagement much.

    I want to avoid buying likes or using bots as this account is the lifeblood of the brand really...

    Any and all help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
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  3. BlueSnow

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    How many tags do you use? If you are using 30 tags and still have bad results maybe you are ghosted (ghost banned, you are visible only to your followers).

    You can check if you are ghosted by simply checking if your post appears under specific tags.

    Some say that you can "cure" ghosted account by temporarily disabling account.
     
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    Let me know first,For What You are using Instagram Profile.Because If You use any kind of spammy links or something like that then You will lose the engagement as always.If You haven't used any spammy link then I think,It is because your content haven't some new things.Just research some more photos.

    Thanks.Hope You will get rid of this problem :)
     
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    You could try focus more on interaction with followers and other big niche accounts.
     
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  6. Sadie Dawkins

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    Thanks for your quick response! I use about 20-40 hashtags per post... I have not been "ghosted" just checked.

    (didn't know that was even a thing) I will try to consistently add even more
     
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    Thanks for this, we never post spammy links and the content changes daily. we never post the same images and we often repost/ tag and feature followers content
     
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    Do you mean liking and commenting on follower accounts? we do this regularly with the accounts that follow our content.

    Would you suggest liking content that we followers post that we are not tagged in?
     
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    How do you know you're not being ghosted?
     
  10. Sadie Dawkins

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    I lloked at recently used hashtags as suggested by another user and our posts are showing up under that hashtag
     
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    Are you engaging with your followers by responding to messages and adding comments to uploads that encourage followers to post a comment?
     
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    As far as I know if you are using more than 30 tags none of them will work.

    30 is a maximum per post.

    Can you check if your tags work with another account?
     
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    Ah! good to know... this could explain why I've had an issue. I will pay closer attention to the total count. THANK YOU!!!
     
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    Hi thanks for this.

    We don't respond to all of our direct messages as many are users asking for features and we always ask that they tag us in posts for a chance to featured. I would say about half of our posts have a question posted or ask for feedback and users rarely acknowledge or answer the question...
     
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    Is your IG a business profile? Sometimes Business Profiles have lower engagement levels

    Try looking and seeing what kind of accounts are following you - could be very inactive users,bots,businesses,etc.

    A 75K account with less than 1K likes sounds and tastes bad in the mouth. Good luck
     
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    Did you buy this account with a decent following already or did you build it from the ground up?

    My suggestion would be to interact with more people who do AND don't follow you. Look through some of the posts using the hashtags that you use a like peoples pictures and make some comments.

    Also try not to be spammy and sell stuff. I typically get about 1-2k per post but when I do one selling something it usually lands around 400-500.

    Hope this helps.