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Rank on Instagram Popular Page

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by prinse, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. prinse

    prinse Power Member

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    Here are a few other things you may want to take into account for increasing popularity:
    Ensure that your account is old enough. Although this may not be a huge factor in determining photo popularity, Instagram probably looks at it to some extent. Chances are if you're account is a couple weeks old, it won't likely be eligible for the popular page -- even if it has tons of likes and followers. That just doesn't happen naturally in such a short amount of time, and Instagram knows it.
    Continuously build your following of active users. It's still important to gain followers if you want to compete for popularity, but make sure you're getting more than just a follow out of it. Engagement is key here. Lots of users may have thousands and thousands of followers, but if only 1,000 are currently active, the rest of those inactive accounts won't be doing you much of a favor.
    Encourage followers to interact. Tell your followers to "double tap" the photo, or ask them a question in the caption and tell them to leave a comment. Another good technique to use is to tell followers to "tag a friend" in the comments to let them know about something. Getting more likes and comments may improve your chances of being displayed in the Explore tab by the followers of the users who are interacting with your content.
    Don't overdo it with hashtags. Hashtags are a simple way to get quick exposure on Instagram, but using them can actually hinder your success of reaching the popular page. Use them sparingly. They're great if you'd like some initial engagement, but the likes you tend to get from including hashtags tend to be slightly robotic and not always genuine, so too many likes from people searching out those hashtags may not be so great when trying for the popular page.
    Take note of the time and day of the week when you're posting. You're not going to receive as much engagement when you're posting a photo at 3am. If you truly want to maximize your chances of your photo being seen, try posting at times of the day when you think people might be on their phones -- like at lunch time, after school or work and early on in the evenings.
    Post selfies, use filters and take advantage of popular photo trends. As mentioned previously, the most important thing you can do is regularly post photos that people will genuinely love to look at. If you feel kind of lost, take a few days to study what comes up on the Explore tab to get an idea. You'll often see lots of selfies, nature photos and even Instagram videos posted there.
    You may even want to consider the ratio between the number of people you're following and your followers. Who knows if Instagram looks at this, but it probably wouldn't look great to Instagram if you're following 100,00 people while you only have about 4,000 followers.
    Mastering the Art of Timing

    Finally, to get on the popular page, you must figure out how you can get lots of likes on your photo -- from a combination of your followers and from others -- in a very short amount of time. Instagram only looks at what's recently trending, so the faster you gain likes and comments on a photo, the higher chance you have of getting there.
    Once you do make it, you'll receive a notification in your personal "News" section. Good luck!
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    http://webtrends.about.com/od/Social-Networking/fl/Get-on-the-Popular-Page-on-Instagram.htm
     
  2. prinse

    prinse Power Member

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    Yup exactly why I gave the source of the information. Thought it could some people.
     
  3. alukard13mm

    alukard13mm Junior Member

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    Yes... More ore less is what is written on "Books", but it might be more factors.

    I would add (just my guess):

    "Get lots relevant & trusted accounts with more than 20K to follow your account :p"