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.