Instagram started as a photo sharing app but has now grown into a platform to gain recognition, grow your brand, and get loyal customers. Facebook decided to make us small businesses and brands pay to have our content shown so most jumped ship and dedicated time to Instagram. Did you know Instagram provides 58 times more engagement than Facebook does? If you’re not on the Instagram game, get on it! It’s a great way to drive traffic to your blog if your photo skills and editing are up to par; however…
You’re doing everything right—you’ve narrowed in on your niche, upgraded your camera, practiced photography cleaning up your blog and you’re editing your photos. As a travel blogger and influencer, you want an audience to be able to see your photos and engage with you, right? Since Instagram is constantly changing their algorithm, you may want to say, “Not today, Satan” and throw in the towel, but don’t do that quite yet. There’s still a way out of the dismal like hole Instagram is falling into. Many have been asking how I got my engagement up and Get River for Instagram has been my saving grace.
1. Increase your followers
This is the tough cookie, right? Getting your followers up. River has two options. The Engage and Managed Option. On the Managed Option, the app follows accounts that are relevant to your hashtags or brand. The follow/unfollow game is an aggressive one, but you can follow up to 7,500 people on Instagram. There is a special queue on the dashboard where you can control who you follow and unfollow. There’s three sections which helps you keep track of who you follow, what photos you have liked and the comments you have left.
2. Lots of likes
Since River plays by the rules, you are allowed to like 1,000 photos per day. Both packages adhere to Instagram rules which helps you not look like a spammy bot. I have about 12.2K followers on Instagram. On average, my photos get anywhere from 300-600 likes. With River, I’ve seen follower number increase dramatically with photos getting between 800-1400 likes easily. Who doesn’t love likes? The likes come from a range of business and regular accounts.
3. Easily find prospects
The best way to get noticed is to follow, like and comment on accounts who love travel or follow travelers. River suggests people to queue, follow and like or you can find accounts you enjoy. With River’s help, I do a bit of both.
4. River gets it
No pun intended (or is there one?), but River understands brands and businesses love Instagram. Why? Instagram gets more reach which makes it super easy to engage and reach out to your followers organically. Here’s another cool stat: Instagram gets more visitors than Twitter (let’s be real Twitter is so two thousand and late). River knows consumers love visuals so if your game is up with great ones, then River is going to cut your work in half. River is the extra step you need to help you rise and compete with your competitors. This service is amazing for my blog because it actually drives traffic.
5. Free Trial
I’m kind of cheap and free is always good. If you think this is a pile of crap, I don’t blame you. I thought so too. You can always try the service and if you don’t like it, abandon ship. The Engage Package costs $49 and the Managed Package Costs $99 per month. It’s a lot to fork over, I know, but it’s worth it if you’re serious about growing your business and brand. Check out River and start your free trial immediately. No credit card is needed.
River wants to help you so they offer blog posts on how to grow your Instagram organically, free hashtag finder (because changing hashtags all the time is now crucial), an engagement calculator and how to be an over all pro at Instagram. They’re basically handing over a bunch of guides and help for free. Thanks guys!
7. They’re Reputable
Reputation is everything and River knows how much it means to entrepreneurs, small business owners, Instagram influences and bloggers. This service puts its money where its mouth is because River has been featured on major channels such as Forbes, Fox, and USA Today. With big media outlet backing you’ll get the service you deserve. Almost 5,000 users in cities across the world would most definitely agree!
Tell the devil to get off your case because you’ve got some work to do, my friend. It’d be silly to overlook Instagram’s influence in the social media world. Everything is becoming more visual and you want to build your Instagram in a way where people will spend copious amounts of time creeping. River takes some of the heavy duty work out of the equation. (Like spending hours liking photos under the hashtags you use.) I don’t see it as buying likes because River is liking on your behalf and those accounts reciprocate in turn. What are you waiting for? Get River today so you can start your 7 day free trial to #YAHS.