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Why is Instagram so popular?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by *AMEX, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. *AMEX

    *AMEX Regular Member

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    Everday I see at least 200 new threads about followers, tools and other stuff on Instagram.
    I have used it fairley in a private matter, but my question is:

    why is it so important in nowerdays SEO? why is everybody keen on getting tons of followers?
    how can you make money / traffic off it?

    thanks in advance
    greetings
    amex
     
  2. twb123

    twb123 Registered Member

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    I believe many users post their links in the descriptions of the pictures. It's very useful if you have an account that looks like a sexy female.
     
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  3. Garcian

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    I have a quick moment, so I'll try and say something simple. Instagram is an interesting Social Media website.

    It has legions of men and women (or young men and women) that are on it for two reasons:
    1. To be Seen and see people/celebrities/interesting things
    2. Boredom

    It is by default, that it's a good platform to catch attention and lead traffic to a particular product. It depends on the product, but it must cater to the particular demographic you are targeting. The usage of hashtags are much like keywords/tags in that what's trending, or most searched get the most traffic. Funny and interesting, inspiring and creative, attractive and sexually alluring all are shared and reshared over and over.

    I would say the attention span of the average instagrammer is much shorter but, something that captures curiosity will lead to them following particular actions.Like all things, the more thought, dedication, and quality you employ in creating images and campaigns, the more you make.

    Instagrammers by large are pretty easy to get to follow something. Things that are successful range from email submits to simple capture forms.

    There are a few ways to monetize for example.
    1. CPA
    2. Lead Capture Forms
    3. Sending traffic to a website or video once you have a steady stream of followers.
     
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  4. Bateyy

    Bateyy Newbie

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    I've always wondered this myself, I think the site is pretty terrible tbh
     
  5. Redox123

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    more active than twitter
     
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    The reason for it is that its really easy to bot. There are a lot of tools that can get you instafamous and you can make a ton of money with instagram. Trust me I tried many networks and most of my income is still coming from instagram. Once you get into it you will love it trust me on this one
     
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    GoForJacob Junior Member

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    I have a few technical reasons about using newer technology, but my gut is telling me the one real reason is this: Boobs.

    Now, why it's so popular for IM, I think would be the fact that it's so easy to spam. They're fairly lax from what I understand.
     
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    Most people have an attention span of around 5 seconds, so pretty pictures are pretty much up their street.
     
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    I think it's very easy to gain traction. You can very quickly get followers, and people visiting your page, which could be full of pictures promoting whatever it is you have or some link in your bio.
     
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    people wants to be popular through instagram. and the descripti0n is useful
     
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    Same question on my mind.
     
  13. deangregor

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    Why is it that most accounts having a sexy female picture are getting tons of followers?
     
  14. amtrak

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    What I will never understand is why they don't have ads or SnapChat etc.
    No revenue models yet HUGE evaluations by VC firms.
     
  15. cloudless

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    People want to get laid.
     
  16. Mike Hunt

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    "Twitter is stupid, and Instagram is Twitter for people who can't read... " -The super~sexy Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls)
     
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    Well said. Exactly what it is meant to me.
     
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    because the users of instagram is teenager.
    thats why instagram so booming ! LOL
     
  19. The Mentalist

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    The primary content is pictures, which are a richer form of media than text. Instagram is harder to monetize though. I'd take 1 million followers on Twitter any day over Instagram, because I know people who have literally become millionaires from large Twitter accounts.

    But...

    Because Instagram is image oriented, and the way it is growing, investing in some large accounts is not a bad idea. I say this because while a large Twitter account may be more profitable, it is much harder to grow. How large social media accounts are monetized may change very abruptly soon, as the owners of these accounts are now becoming owners of powerful marketing tools. With a little organization there is great potential for private accounts based social media campaigns. Not small app or website sponsorships, not poor quality PPC ads through places like Mylikes either.
    (Hint hint, wink wink)
     
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    Could you tell me how to start run CPA offers on Instagram,I will pay u $100.Thanks.