Boost Engagement On Your Instagram Post With IG Stories

Now that you are on Instagram you have probably come to the realization that getting noticed on IG is not as easy as it seem especially with the ever changing algorithm that’s constantly declining the rate of reach of organic posts. The frustration that you feel every time you view your organic posts analytics and realize that not even one tenth of your followers saw your post can not be overemphasized.

Despite all the efforts put into crafting that visually appealing content, your post is not reaching your target audiences, if they are not seeing your content, how will they engage with it let alone carry out the desired action you expect from them and with an already stretched budget, running ad campaigns is not a luxury you can afford all the time. What should I do to boost the reach of my organic post?

IG stories are quick photos and videos often accompanied with visual filters and features often displayed at the top of a user’s IG timeline. Stories disappear after 24 hours for viewers but high performing stories can be stored in an archive which can be reposted again.

Instagram stories, yes!!! Instagram stories, the Snapchat model Instagram copied and launched in 2016. Since it’s launch IG stories has grown in popularity with over 500 million people viewing stories in a day and one third of the most viewed IG stories belonging to business thus providing business both big and small and avenue to showcase their products at no extra cost. What’s IG Stories?

If you want your audience to see your brand frequently at no extra costs,IG stories should be your new best friend. The strategic position of IG stories ensures that you are more likely to show up in front of your customers more often. Likely? Yes ,likely.

Although, you have a high chance of been seen if you use stories to exhibit your contents, Instagram will only give your stories priorities on your target audiences timeline if they engage often with your stories.

To create engaging IG stories, your contents needs to have a personal feel. Loosen up a bit with your IG stories, make them look as natural as possible, unfiltered, let your stories radiate the funny aspect of your brand.

Here are examples of things you can incorporate into your IG stories, organize Q&A sessions, quizzes, flash sales and discount announcement, teasers about upcoming new clothing line launch, behind-the- scenes videos showing how your latest shoe design was made, Live videos.

Mastering the free features of IG stories is crucial to the growth of your brand on IG, asides from the fact that you’ll grow the number of your followers organically, it’ll help you cultivate a highly engaged community.

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Rofiat Agoro October 2, 2020 0 Comments

The Top 3 Contents You Need To Promote Engagements on Your Instagram Page

Congratulations!!! Your brand now has a presence on Instagram, at least with all the buzz going round about how Instagram is a fertile ground for leads generation, being part of such network is a wonderful move for your brand whether big or small. But alas! Engagement around your IG page is low, visitors are not checking your profile out, even when they eventually show up they are not hitting that prestigious ‘follow’ icon. Like that’s not bad enough, the few followers you’ve struggled to gather are unfollowing you at an exponential rate. What are you doing wrong? Here’s what you aren’t doing right.

Your IG Content Game is Lame

Instagram is a visual oriented social media platform unlike other social channels, it’s users rely heavily on visual contents. In order to improve engagement on your page, you have to start creating visual contents which are not only stunning but compelling contents that resonates with your target audiences. These contents have to be contents your potential customers can relates and connects with right away. So, what contents should my brand start producing? There are tonnes of means by which you can pass your marketing messages across to your leads on Instagram, examples of such include visual images, videos and user-generated contents (UGC).

Visual Images
Ever heard of the phrase ‘a photo speaks a thousand words’, that’s what happens on Instagram. You have to start creating stunning and captivating visual images that will relate your messages at a glance, in order to drive traffic to your IG page. Examples of visual images you can introduce into your IG feeds include illustrations, animated gifs, infographics and photos.

Videos
Gone are the days when sharing pictures often on your IG page gets you enough engagement, nowadays in order to keep the traffic coming, you need to incorporate authentic, original videos into IG feeds. Your videos should have a personal feel to them so that your audience’s attention can be grabbed instantly. As a small business you don’t need to invest too much in professional video production equipment to create beautiful videos, a good smartphone and video editing apps can get the job done. Examples of videos that you can post regularly on your page include but not limited to product unboxing, how-to tutorials on natural hair styling, short cooking video showcasing your latest recipe.

User-Generated Content
User-generated contents usually referred to as UGC, are contents such as images, reviews or videos of your products developed by fans of your brand. It could be a photo of a customer posing with your doughnuts or a video unboxing of a pair of shoes a customer purchased on your e-commerce website. It’s the online version of word-of-mouth advertisement. This is the goldmine of social media content, it positions your brand as a trustworthy enterprise because people tend to trust products endorsed by friends and family more than by brands. To influence UGC creation you can offer rewards, giveaways or initiate online competitions.

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Rofiat Agoro September 30, 2020 0 Comments