Are you an active user on Instagram and for some personal reason you want to get rid of your Instagram search history? Follow these steps to remove your search history on Instagram.
If you need more privacy on social media, then make sure you’ve removed your browsing history first. Check the individual browsing apps you’ve used like chrome or firefox, and wipe the history. But if you want to make it harder for people to retrace your steps, you should apply the same method to some of the social media platforms you use more frequently like Instagram.
Fortunately, it’s very simple to delete your Instagram search history, so next time you search for something you won’t be reminded that last month you had an unhealthy obsession with images of vivid cupcakes.
To go about erasing your search history on Instagram, you should follow these steps:
1- Open your Instagram app and go to your profile.
2- Tap on the three dots icon and go to settings
3- Scroll down to find the “clear search history” option at the bottom, which is written in blue.
4- Tap it and then confirm your action by tapping on “Yes, I’m sure” button.
However, you should understand that even as you’ve removed your search history, Instagram will continue to show Suggested users to you which are basically the people who you’ve interacted the most, but the profiles which regularly show up under Recent won’t be apparent anymore. So you won’t be 100% completely in the clear, though at least your search history will be gone.
Many iOS users have experienced ghost notifications problem on the Instagram application. The bug creates a false impression of pending notifications; but when people open the app, there is no notification. If you are facing a similar issue, here is how to remove Fake notifications.
Fake notifications on any social media platform annoy me. This dirty thing always keeps me thinking that some notifications are pending to see. Lately, I’ve seen many ghost notifications on my Instagram. I want to get rid of this false notifications issue. I have used a few methods to delete such notifications. Please note that the workarounds listed below may or may not work on your app. So, just give it a try!
to Remove False Notifications from Instagram on iPhone
In my case, the main suspect was IGTV. Instagram launched this vertical video app in 2018. When a user that you follow uploads a video on IGTV, you get a notification. Since the app is relatively new, many Instagram users don’t know about the notifications related to this app.
If you have the same issue:
1- click on IGTV icon on the top right corner of your iPhone screen.
2- Check the video shared by your following. After watching the video, check your Instagram on the home screen. The fake notification might have disappeared.
This method has actually worked on my iPhone, and I hope this works on your phone as well. If it doesn’t, go ahead.
Unlink Facebook Account
This sounds a little
crazy, but unlinking your Facebook account from Instagram can remove false
notifications. This is how:
Open your Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping on its icon on the bottom right corner.
Next, tap on the three horizontal lines icon from the top right corner
now you can see a screen pops out from the right corner. Tap on Settings.
4- Scroll down and click on Linked Accounts under the “Privacy and Security” section.
5- Tap on Facebook and unlink your account from Instagram.
6- A pop-up window appears requiring you to confirm your action. Tap on Yes, Unlink.
7- Your Facebook is now unlinked from Instagram. Now head back to Instagram’s Home page and check all your DMs and stories. Then, refresh the feed page, and that fake Instagram notification should be gone.
Update the Instagram
A pending update may induce this issue. A single solution is
to update your Instagram app.
Open App Store and tap on Updates from the bottom menu.
Find Instagram from the list of updates and tap on the Update
button next to it.
Uninstall the Instagram App
As a last option, you can remove the app from your iPhone
Tap and hold your Instagram app on the home screen, a delete
icon (x) shows up on the top left corner of the app.
Tap on Delete, and you will be required to confirm your action.
Tap on Delete again.
Instagram will be uninstalled from your phone. You can reinstall the app from the App Store.
That’s all guys!
False notifications are the most annoying thing that can happen to any Instagram user. It not only takes your attention every time you enter the home screen of your phone but also disappoints you since there is no notification at all.
Are you fed up with false Instagram notifications? What
did you do to remove those fake notifications? Share your feedback with us in
the comments below.
Calling all “friends” fans on Instagram, (How YOU doing? LOL) Courteney Cox has the epic Monica Geller-relates profile picture on her Instagram profile. Could she BE more adorable?
After joining Instagram earlier this week, she had a pretty hard decision to make when it came to choosing one profile photo that represents her to the whole world, and she got it so right.
Instead of using a glam red carpet picture, Courteney chose a serious throwback picture of her as Monica (f.r.i.e.n.d.s) in her slightly larger days. Yep! Her profile picture is a Monica from season 6 Episode “The one that could have been.”
Courteney finally decided to join Instagram with a little help from Ellen DeGeneres after appearing on her show earlier this week. While there, Ellen helped her to take the first picture for her Instagram account by recreating the Central Perk set and even brought out Phoebe Buffay herself (Lisa Kudrow) for a great reunion.
One of the best ways to gain more followers on Instagram is by establishing an aesthetic or theme. In this article, I will show you that the idea of a theme might be different from what you have heard.
You can attract new followers and up your
engagement by creating a cohesive look, and it will also help you build a more recognizable brand. When a user
comes across your Instagram profile, you want them to stay and hit the “follow”
button. Your overall Instagram feed must be visually consistent to generate
While a themed Instagram profile requires
planning, you can also start by defining what you want your Instagram account
1- Get inspired by your favorite feeds
Take a good look upon your favorite Instagram accounts. What is it that you like about each one? Is there anything that gets your attention? Make a list of all the things that appeal to you about each of those accounts.
For example, “Airbnb” posts pictures of their BnB from all over the world. The images are so stunning they would turn even the most random visitor into a customer. I am inspired to try different photo angles from looking at their page.
2- Get creative with colors
This is the most common way to go about a themed Instagram profile. You can stick to one specific color and have it repeated in different ways through the objects in your photos. Ihavethisthingwithpink’s entire feed is curated in the obvious pink.
Also, Fursty (Dylan Furst) doesn’t have a specific color choice, but his entire feed has a blue and green theme. The pictures are all natural, but they have the overall color scheme.
If you are more of an experimental, you can
change the color theme in each row. For example, as a brand, you can post three
products of the same color in one row, then switch
to your other products in the next row. This way you can make each row pop out
in your overall feed.
3- Use the checkerboard
The checkerboard is very classy to look at, and it is also very useful in increasing engagement. In this feed theme, every alternate picture has a consistent background. Most people alternate between text and photo, but some users also alternate between two different background colors.
This can be really great for you if you
want to increase your engagement because
you can alternate your product and
service promotions with inspirational or motivational quotes, facts or personal
pictures. A good combination of content
helps you in not coming across as spammy and makes visitors stay back for both
information and entertainment.
4- Get creative with borders
You may want to go against Instagram’s square
image grid by changing the aspect ratio of your pictures. There are some things
you can do with borders:
White Borders: This is the most popular border. The most aesthetically appealing method to use this is by cropping your pictures horizontally and add border bars on the bottom and top. It immediately creates a professional and classic feel to your feed. You can also use it in square and vertical pictures and mix it all up.
Black border: this can instantly make your feed stand out because the black border is rarely used. Still, make sure that the theme goes with the entire mood of your Instagram page. For example, the.avantguardian doesn’t limit herself to one specific border. His overall theme is a combination of both white and black borders which is very attractive.
Circle frame: this is also uncommon, and as a brand, might restrict posting product photos, because a lot of it would get minimized in the circular frame, but it is still an exciting thing to try. Also, you can mix it up with other borders and frames.
5- Pick your mood
This needs a lot of thinking. What is your content strategy? What mood should your Instagram page reflect? For example, if you are a home decorator, the minimal white theme is artsy and elegant.
Or if you are a portrait artist or photographer, you can try a moodier and darker tone.
Remember, your mood should reflect the vibe of
your brand or product. If you sell swimwear, the vibe will be neither dark hues
nor minimalistic, but vibrant and beachy. It is essential to plan out the
“mood” or “vibe” depiction of your brand page before posting anything.
6- Stick to a specific filter
Trying just a particular color or mood or border for your Instagram will restrict the kind of pictures you can pos. An easier method to maintain a cohesive theme for your Instagram feed is to use only one type of photo filters. If you are changing the brightness, contrast, and sharpness, use the same presets for all your pictures. This will make your photos flow with each other smoothly.
7- Break the feed grid rule
This theme has been taking over Instagram like a massive storm. It is no longer about fitting one picture into one grid. Imagine a row of grids that make up just one big image. While this theme is aesthetically very appealing, you should post all the grid parts at the same time to get the overall look. You will also need to post your pictures in groups of Three so you won’t disrupt the big picture.
You may like to try out all the themes at once
or maybe even just one of them, but before you start, make sure that what your
choice goes along with your brand aesthetic. Ask yourself:
What does my brand stand for?
Will this theme add to my brand value?
Maintaining Instagram themes needs a lot of time and effort. When you start creating a theme for your business account, you should come clear about what you are aiming for. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms for digital marketing. Make the best use of It and get your brand out there. Happy marketing guys! if you have any further questions, you know you can always ask us in the comments below.
Instagram launched IGTV last year, along with their announcement of reaching 1 billion users! The first thought I had was: “What is YouTube’s reaction?” it is clear that this feature is in direct competition with YouTube. Let’s dive deeper into this.
Facebook’s primary goal is “connecting the world.” They are growing effort towards videos. When compared, advertisements on video cost more, meaning there is more profit in video content. The video is more and more perceived as a platform for connection. In parallel, Instagram connects people together via rich media, with the first investment into video in 2013. It’s a communication channel that lets you share life events with your friends through posted content, short stories and direct messaging surrounding this content.
So, what is IGTV’s
goal? Related to company goals, it must
connect. It connects people towards their interests through longer form videos.
Target audience + pain points
In Instagram, 15sec videos and brief, one-off stories are the extent to which videos are shared. But Instagrammers have more to showcase beyond these brief reels. Mainly, IGTV capitalizes on the growth of these “online celebrities” – newfound internet sensations making their fame on media platforms alone. Instagram mainly targeted Vine star Lele Pons, for instance, to create content exclusively for the platform.
On the other side, IGTV captures a younger audience – millennials invested in going into rabbit holes on their smartphones and those already following these growing internet sensations. Instagram celebrities targeting young audiences + millennials looking for a cool content match made in social media heaven.
Mobile’s reach-only proceeds to grow. In Mary Meeker’s online trends, 3.4 out of 5.9 hours per day are spent on mobile and is most responsible for the overall growth in internet consumption. IGTV smartly leverages this extension by being mobile-first via its vertical-only video content. In a way, it also provides a more personalized viewing experience. It encourages videos that capture the face of the user using the front camera. It’s as if you are interacting with the user right on your screen.
Now that Instagram has 1 billion monthly users, that is 1
billion users who can immediately use IGTV! This feature comes both as a button
on Instagram and as a separate app. Users on both sides are already there. Content
creators already have a following. Their audience already has content to start watching. This creates an excellent base to route current
users to IGTV’s platform.
Encourages New content creators
We live in a remarkable era of the internet where we observe the rise of “web celebrities” who used other platforms such as Instagram to market themselves. A content creator said:
A new platform that does both
video hosting and the marketing will make a persuasive case to switch. Actually, it makes sense for those
influencers/celebrities to take advantage of IGTV
because it saves them valuable time. On IGTV anyone can share content and let
the content speak for itself. We don’t need to worry about fancy visual effects
or polished editing. This moves away from
the perky, preppy and curated Instagram feed and more towards an accurate and personalized form of creation.
I just understood the idea behind naming it “TV” later in
the game: “It is literally a TV!” while
places like YouTube, Netflix, and Vimeo
let you explore a feed before watching videos, Instagram throws it back old
school and provides an infinite experience of a TV. There is always playing
from the minute you open the platform to the last minute when you close it. You
even like and comment or interact with other users while watching.
Where YouTube is a platform for people to find something they already have in mind. IGTV lets you get sucked into rabbit holes of infinite engagement. It can be really addicting, and that is a big opportunity for creators who need this kind of engagement for their content.
What is missing?
Mr. Systrom from Instagram notes that the main focus is on
experience first before monetization. That makes sense because, in its early
stages, activation and engagement are the top priorities. Although,
monetization is clearly the next priority
to fully grow this feature. This is not
clear how IGTV plans to do that. Sponsored ads are viable and more conducive
for brands to add long-lasting video ads. However, there must be a right
balance, so it doesn’t much disturb the user’s watching experiences.
No content creation for content creators?
Right now, there is no way to create content on IGTV itself.
One of the reasons may be due to the
preservation of content quality, but this decreases the number of videos users might
add on their channel. YouTube, recently declared they were launching features
prioritizing content creators, which could be a compelling case to stick with
Downsides of Vertical
Vertical videos prioritize mobile and these creators, still,
those with already large followings on YouTube & those who upload or
publish content in other formats will need to shoot and edit each video twice.
If IGTV is trying to steal away people from YouTube, it will take a while
before they consider vertical the way to go.
While the design provides a mobile experience, it is somewhat
challenging to discover videos in this horizontal scrolling formats. In the
interim, a complicated algorithm can solve this until a better discovery
experience can be added.
At last, a brief note on channels: what is the point of channel if you can only add one!? If the
channel = creator, then what is the difference?
Wrapping it up
Currently, monetization effort is the top priority. Total spending on video ads is expected to increase from $18 billion to $27 billion in 2021, and IGTV can boost this growth. So, if I were a content creator, I would experiment with both platforms. Whichever platform allows me to earn money faster and easier, will get my attention and that is where I will stick.
We all know that flowers have never really gone away; a wedding, funeral or Valentine’s Day gets people turning to nature’s artworks to show their feelings. But it seems like something is going on with the floristry industry: florists attract Instagram followings in their hundreds of thousands.
Social media is overflowing with floral imagery, and a fresh generation is tearing up the rulebook as floral designs go wild. In short, as a floral artist, Carly Rogers says, “it’s like the Gold Rush.”
So if you are a floral professional, you should definitely take advantage of the Instagram community to promote your flower business. With Instagram reaching 1 billion monthly users last year, it is essential to understand this audience! Instagram is one of the trendiest social media platforms with considerable influence. So, read on for some simple ways to start promoting your floral business on Instagram.
a floral business account on Instagram
other Instagram users
and Instagram: peanut butter and jelly!
a Contest Trend
your floral products
your Instagram feed like a bouquet
Post between once a day and once a week
Create a floral business account on Instagram
If you haven’t started yet, create a business Instagram account. Having a business account lets you link to your floral website, display contact information and connect your business Facebook page. Remember to include your site link to direct people to your floral webpage; it will perform as a “backlink” that builds your SEO visibility as well.
Capture high-quality pictures
Sharing a post on Instagram requires a little bit of time and effort. Make sure your pictures are clear, look professional and appropriately composed. The marketing on Instagram is mainly visual, so It is the picture that gathers you more followers. Spend some time on capturing quality photos of your floral products.
You can use photo editing applications to create a perfect
picture with different filters and share it directly on Instagram. Try to
improve your photography skills to enhance
Engage other Instagram users
To increase your brand
credibility, you should be more active and engaging on Instagram, try to follow
your followers back as well as other brands, mentors and floral professionals
to engage in botanical conversations and get more visibility to their followers.
If you don’t have the time for Instagram engaging and you are always busy with arranging flowers, you can use proper Instagram automation tools such as Instagram bots (beware of the scammy ones!) to automate your Instagram routine and save some time for your other tasks. They work like a real person and gain you some organic engaging followers. So all you have to do is searching for the good ones on google, and that’s it!
Using hashtags has never been more critical to the platform than it is today. Make sure to use relevant hashtags on each of your posts, do not just copy-paste the same set of hashtags to all of them, Instagram’s algorithm defines successive posts with repeated hashtags as a measure to cut down on spams.
People can now also mark hashtags that they don’t want to see, which helps Instagram show them other new posts. This is another reason to use different hashtags, in case an Instagram user is filtering out the one that you use. Hashtags are a way of organizing posts on Instagram, and many people search through a given hashtag, they are not for decoration!
Facebook and Instagram: peanut butter and jelly!
Facebook owns Instagram, so you’d want to think of them as closely related. Connect your Facebook page (your business page) with your Instagram account to enable double-posting. This will increase your visibility to reach a broader range of users between the two social media platform.
Host a Contest Trend
Contests are just direct marketing with a little twist and have general appeal to many Instagram users. Invite people to interact with your brand with posts like “your pet with flower” or “share your favorite flower” and so on. There are a lot of possibilities, and sharing on both Facebook and Instagram is a great way to gain as many engaging followers as possible.
Showcase your floral products
Posting your floral operations is fantastic; however, it’s better for you to mix it up with other valuable posts that are related to your floral business. This gives your followers more information about who you are and a more personal relationship with you and your brand. Create content about your employees, shop pets, floral design tutorials, designs in progress, and some silly fun pictures to give them a glimpse of daily life around your shop.
Build your Instagram feed like a bouquet
Perfect Instagram pages (Feeds) have a set of different pictures that keep the viewers interested. This is essential for two main reasons; first, users who follow you don’t need to see minor remakes of the same picture over and over in their feeds. This is an excellent way to get unfollowed! Second, you should make your page look like a cohesive whole when users visit it because it shows your professionalism and commitment to great design aesthetics.
Imagine the composition of a perfect bouquet. In your design
experience and floral education, you have learned to use geometric shapes and
textures that work together to create a pretty, cohesive design. A beautiful
bouquet requires a combination of filter, mass, and line flowers, including ranunculus
and roses. Every bouquet needs a combination of all elements to build visual
interest and mutually shows the features of each flower.
Similarly, your Instagram page needs to include a mix of pictures that have the same overall look and theme but are not cookie-cutter! Your photographs should focus on your designs and involve your beautiful flowers in some way, but they should not all be flat pictures of customer orders before delivery.
Here are some ideas:
Time-lapse videos of the
Flower arrangements about
to go out for delivery with different backdrops.
Pictures from weddings and
A tiny posy of flowers in
an unusual or exciting place.
Post between once a day
and once a week
Don’t overwhelm your Instagram followers, but make sure you are maintaining the connection and getting your pictures out there. Small businesses and social media managers both are vulnerable to falling into the trap of “flooding” users’ feeds with posts. This can annoy your followers, who will react by limiting their engagement with your content or unfollowing you, which will knock you out of the algorithm explained above. Alternatively, your week in posting should consist of your most photogenic flower arrangements or other pictures you captured that week. If you only designed for an event or wedding, pick the best two or three of those pictures and skip different types of posts that week.
Instagram can be hard to master, even for those who are very familiar with social media or even use it for a living. The best way to learn is, to begin with, essential tips and try different ideas, posting times and captions.
Florists, do you have any good pieces of advice for other florists on Instagram? Please your feedback or related questions in the comments below.
Years ago, Twitter was a dominant force in the online marketing world. Brands flooded to the quick-paced platform to get their product and content out in front of millions of users. Today, Twitter is still pretty popular, but the platform is not as powerful as it used to be. One of the reasons Twitter has seen a small decline is due to Instagram.
The Instagram vs. Twitter topic has been exciting. I’ve seen
some brands, and big companies start to shift away from centering the Twitter
and put more effort on Instagram. Right now, Instagram is where customers live.
Still, does that mean you should forget about Twitter too?
Not necessarily. I’ll break down some of the differences and similarities between the two social media platforms and help you get a sharper picture of which one is best for your business.
Statistics can provide you with much insight into which
social network platforms you should work on based on popularity. It would be
best if you didn’t make your decision only on these numbers, but they will give
you an excellent place to start.
1 billion monthly active
95 million posts per day
80% of users are outside
Users ‘like’ 4.2 billion
posts per day
326 million monthly users
80% of active users on mobile
77% of users outside the
500 million Tweets sent per
Even though Twitter has been around longer, Instagram surpassed the number of monthly active Twitter users. This statistic alone is what has made more brands take notice of the platform and begin to discover the art of Instagram marketing.
Twitter, however, wins in the content sharing area with more than 500 million Tweets sent out per day compared to 95 million posts per day on Instagram.
Instagram vs. Twitter: Audience
A big part of the Twitter vs. Instagram debate arises from the point that they both have the same audiences. When you take a look at their demographics, you will see that the two platforms have similar users in age, education level, income, and even location.
The primary user age for both platforms is 18-29-year-olds.
After 50+ years old, the number of people begins to drop significantly. The
other statistics show Instagram and Twitter are especially popular among people
in their 20s who are either in college or are newly graduated. This is usually the user base that drives
social media growth in general because this group is the most active.
If you are after a younger audience, you can’t really go wrong with either of these networks. The even divide in location and gender gives brands more reach than sites like Google+ or Pinterest which have users that are either predominantly male and female, respectively. As the overall demographics for both social networks are equally matched, you should look at the audience of your critical profile to find out who is following you. The more information you have about your audience, the more targeted you can make your content. Your posts on social media should be tailored to your audience as much as possible to get the best results.
Instagram vs. Twitter: Engagement
Instagram has the most engaged audience of any social media platform. It concentrates on keeping users stuck to the platform while they are browsing with a few to no distractions. There are no clickable links available in the captions while scrolling through your feed. By eliminating unnecessary features, Instagram can keep customers focused on the posted content, which is a significant advantage for your business.
On the other hand, we have Twitter which is quite noisy. The feed is filled with links to news articles, blog posts, videos, and other things that take you away from Twitter’s platform. That makes it harder to get people to see your content and engage with it. Also, because Twitter moves so fast, the lifespan of your Tweets can drastically change depending on how many other users your followers are following.
Those two Instagram by themselves got more engagement than all of McDonald’s tweets combined about “the All Day Breakfast” promotion. While Instagram has more engagement on its platform, Twitter builds engagement outside of the app. This is why companies should have a second thought about taking their focus away from Twitter. People can’t easily share a blog post on Instagram.
The engagement for Instagram basically
begins and ends in the platform. However, with Twitter, you can drive
engagement outside of the app by getting users to Tweet links to content on
your website and other social media platforms.
Instagram vs. Twitter: Functionality
Instagram keeps you within the platform on purpose. The company highlights the posts users share. The value comes from within the app. Twitter is actually a content sharing tool. There isn’t much original content on Twitter, and the platform initially consists of users sharing links or live updates. It’s all about following what’s going on in the real time. The value of Twitter comes from the content you discover on another site. Imagine if users couldn’t tweet links. It would not be as successful as it is today. This doesn’t mean that either method is better than the other, they are just somehow different. Depending on your company’s goals, one might be more beneficial than the other. Learning the difference between how people use Instagram versus how they use Twitter is essential when it comes to determining which is best for your brand.
Is Instagram the “Twitter killer” that some people say? Not really. Even though they have a similar audience and demographic, they have entirely different uses in your social media marketing strategy. Instagram is a site to publish original content and build your brand awareness. Twitter is an excellent tool to curate and share content, as well as engage and interact with your target audience.
Which one would you prefer to use for business? Let us know
in the comments below.
Have you recently noticed your Instagram feed littered with photos of your friends and family having a 10year throwback? What’s going on? The challenge involves Instagram users sharing a throwback picture of themselves from 10 years ago next to a picture from this year. Let’s take a closer look at the new #10yearchallenge that is swept the social media.
What is the 10-year challenge?
The new challenge taking over the internet is about people sharing photos of themselves from now and ten years ago. This challenge has been broadly shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and has been associated with different hashtags including #HowHardDidAgingHitYou, #10yearchallenge and #GlowUp.
We don’t know how precisely the challenge started, but it has seen social media feeds loaded with throwback pictures of our friends, family and even the celebrities.
How can you take part in
the 10-year challenge?
The challenge involves people sharing a throwback picture of themselves from 10 years ago next to a photo from this year. The purpose is to showcase how much you’ve changed (or not, in some cases!) as well as displaying just how much you have “glowed up.”
Some celebrities have gone a step further, taking it back
twenty or even thirty years. So start looking through your old photo albums,
and profile pictures then share your photo transformation today.
Which celebrities have taken part?
Stars have taken to Instagram to share their incredible photo overhauls with their followers and fans.
The years have also been kind to Una Healy, who looks very similar, aside from changing her hair color from ginger to blonde, And she looks like she hasn’t aged a day.
Instagram is a fun place to take part in global trending challenges. So find a photo from 10 years ago and share it with your new selfie to become one of the glowed ones!
Instagram is a great social network platform for promoting your artworks, although it has one, big drawback – you can’t put clickable links in your posts. If someone sees your product and wants to purchase it, they have to go to your profile page, click to visit your store, then buy the specific product they saw on Instagram.
With each click and page load, your chance of
losing the customer grows and grows. So why not sell them right on that very
same Instagram post?
The “how” is going to sound a little hinky and off-putting, but 1k of Instagrammers are using it every day to buy and sell products. Why shouldn’t they be using it to purchase your handmade goods, too!
sell artworks on Instagram?
Create some great art and be consistent: Obviously, you have to be making art with skill, and you should express
something. You also need to be consistent and create art in a series.
Set up a good profile & learn to use the editing tools: These first two points are the minimum barrier to entry. If you’re not able
to do these, you won’t get noticed on Instagram. Far too many artists have
empty Instagram profiles with no posts, no description in the bio, and poorly
composed pictures of their art. You can take good photos with even cheap
smartphones, and late-model iPhones are more useful than most point and shoot
The Instagram editing tools are pretty
helpful. You can edit exposure, contrast, colors, and cropping. The filters
themselves are usually enough to correct any issues you might have with low
exposure or similar problems. Take good photos, then use the Instagram editing
tools to adjust your pictures to make your artwork look like it does in real
Interact with people and build your following: First, you should learn about using hashtags. If you’ve been on
Twitter before, you should be familiar with the concept. You’ll often see users
add words like #art or #artistsofinstagram in their caption while uploading.
These hashtags become clickable links, and you can search them within
Instagram. This is how people discover
new artists on Instagram. The ideal number of hashtags is different for each
user, but it’s somewhere between 3 – 8 hashtags per post. You can put hashtags
around almost everything, but you should consider adding hashtags relevant to
your medium, subject matter, and location. This last one helps people find
I would strongly suggest thinking of Instagram
as a social network where you make new friends and try to interact with people,
instead of just another platform to post your art. Instagram has a history of
being open to awesome stuff. While they let you advertise on the platform,
people aren’t used to being sold on
Instagram, so keep your advertising to a minimum and instead be a lot more fun.
You’ll gain followers quickly, and when you do mention you have something for
sale, users will be more responsive.
If you are one of those busy artists who doesn’t have time for anything except arts, you can make use of Instagram automation tools such as Instagram bots and post schedulers to automate your Instagram routine tasks and get on with creating more art.
Identify the tastemakers: Just like other social media platforms, there are many
people on Instagram are very influential. you should figure out where your
ideal customers are hanging out, and whom they listen to when they’re online,
then reach and feature them on Instagram
They might be curators or art dealers with big
followings or celebrities who are into the kind of art you make. They might be
YouTube stars or bloggers with huge audiences. Whoever they are, follow them
and interact with them on a regular basis. You can send them some fun pens and
ask them to send you a doodle with them. Comment on their posts and share it
with your followers by tagging them in the comments.
Track your progress: It is easy to get lost in the never-ending loop of new posts on Instagram. If you’re purposely going about building up a new following, then it makes sense to write down the follower numbers you have on a given day and set a goal of adding 20% more followers in a week, or something like that. Track what you do that gets you more followers, then do the thing that’s successful and skip the stuff that’s not.
Try a flash sale: A flash sale is a great idea to unload some inventory, and Instagram is filled with art flash sales.
Use the cool features: Instagram has rolled out a lot of new features that you can use to promote your artworks on the platform. You can make use of Instagram stories, polls and question stickers for getting some feedback. Get creative with live videos and story stickers, and after gaining followers; you can use Instagram shoppable posts or swipe ups to direct people to your online store and sell some goods.
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Social media is an essential part of our lives, and honestly, it’s been shoved upon our worlds with no instruction. The rules have been expanded, as the medium developed. However, as in any connection _ family, friendships and relationships; social media is about nurturing and sustaining relationships that we cultivate on the platform.