5 Best Practices To Build Your Audience in Instagram

With more than 400 million daily active users and 80 millions photos being shared per day, Instagram is one of the biggest social media networks in the world today. So no matter what your targeted audience is — dogs owners, body builders, photographers ..etc — rest assured you will be able to reach them using Instagram.


The high number of active users per day makes Instagram marketing an important aspect to succeed in your Social Media Marketing,  but are you able to compete with the 80 millions photos shared per day? How are you going to stand out from the crowd and make sure your posts reaches your targeted audience? Well, this is what this article is all about. We will talk about 5 of the most key aspects to build your audience and keep it engaged with your content.


1- Use High Quality and Amazing Images:


Instagram is based on photo sharing, that’s what drags its users to it and that’s why your photos needs to be like candy for the eyes. You can check the top posts for any famous hashtag and you will find that all the popular posts share one common thing, they are eye catching and always pleasant to see.



So take your time when you want to build your content, content is king and that’s a fact. It’s totally worth the time you are going to invest to it.


2- Post Content Your Targeted Audience Wants:


Your posts needs to find a balance between promotional and inspirational. You should have studied your targeted audience to know what kind of content they were expecting when they first followed you, what content you shouldn’t post to avoid them unfollowing you and what content to make them follow you in the first place.


3- Use Relevant Hashtags:


Hashtags won’t only help you to target your audience but will help you even to reach more users. They will get you more followers as well. If one of your hashtags goes viral and  got a spot in the top posts it might get you 1000 – 3000 new followers per day. Just make sure to use relevant hashtags to get your posts in front of your targeted audience and not in front of some random people.


4- Engage with your fans:


Getting your audience to follow your Instagram page is only the start, you will need to engage with them in order for them to keep coming back and turn them into paying customers. Engaging with your fans makes you their first choice when they need a product or service from what your business is offering. People wants to feel like they know the people behind the businesses they are dealing with, engaging with your fans will help you to build a relationship with them and therefore make your business stand out from the crowd.


5- Stay aware of trends:


Keeping up to date with Instagram latest trends is very important for every social media marketing strategy as it helps you grow your audience and better reach them. One of the latest trends for example is for businesses to make their feed into a particular theme and stick to it.


Periscope: How the Trend List Works

Periscope has published a new change on his new blog is called “Periscope Code”. The new change is about the elements that allow a broadcaster to end up on the list Trending / Trend. That is correct. Periscope has changed the algorithm that matches people who are added to this list.


 


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There are several reasons for this change. One of the reasons is because it was often the same people who were in the suggestion list. Also, it was mostly diffusers which attracted many people in their Lives and Periscope did not associate these suggestions to the language preferences of users.


 


All these reasons are now found in the new version, or at least the improved algorithm of Periscope. If you use Periscope seriously, here are the things that you must consider to eventually appear in the list of suggestions or “Trends”.



  1. It is important that your broadcast is just recently done. Overall, Periscope seeks to enhance the experience of the people that play on a regular basis. However, there are no details on what is considered a recent broadcast. For cons, I imagine there must be a broadcast at least every 24 hours.

  2. Commitment is also one of the factors that could make a person be added to the trend list. So during your broadcasts, you should ask questions, start a conversation and ask that they share your Lives.

  3.  The retention of the audience is also one of the important things. Thus, a distribution that managed to interest some thirty people present to watch for a period of 30 minutes will pass while another distribution that has 10,000 spectators but watched for only a few seconds will not pass.

  4. Periscope seems to seek to transform the trend list in a discovery tool. Even if you have a limited number of people (200 -400) who follow you (followers), you can be part of this list. This is why I consider the new change a great one.

  5. The language a Periscope user selects as his/her preference on the application is a decisive factor to be considered as one people to be proposed in the trend list. I really find this interesting. It is because this means that there is only a slight chance for me to be overwhelmed with distributions that use other languages. This will help me save time and effort which is very nice.


xtvndFC - Imgur


This approach of Periscope gives more space to broadcasters who are not really known but produce content that are interesting enough to entertain and educate the audience. This makes me like Periscope a lot more.


 


1BIXbym - Imgur


 


This live broadcast network appears to be seeking to create a good environment for broadcasters. The number will always be an important part of this network. However, relevance, consistency and regionalization seem to be even more decisive factors. Good job, Periscope. This would really give broadcasters who are striving to be better the help that they mostly need.

The Notifications Arrive on the Web Version of Instagram

You know, Instagram is primarily a mobile application. The Web, obviously, is not a priority for this social network photo and video. But, surprise! Instagram has integrated its online version of notifications on the areas of each user. Everyone can now try this update.




You can find the notifications in the top right of the Web application window. On Instagram’s website, you will see a new drop-down box. This box will display information about how many likes did your post get, the name of the people who started following you, the number of comments you got, and the people who tagged you in their posts. Because of this new update, I can say that Instagram is slowly becoming like Facebook.


 



After logging into instagram.com, you just need to click on the blue circle that has a white heart in the center to see the notifications. When you click a specific notification, it will lead you to the page where you will see which photo of yours was liked or commented by your friend.  You can also click the profile photo or name of the user who interacted with your photo or video. It is very similar to Facebook, right? However, if you want to take or post pictures, you still need to follow the same old way which is using your mobile device.



Many people are already a fan of Instagram because they are able to enhance the quality of their pictures and share it right away with their followers and I believe that they will love it even more now  because the new feature. Also, this new update will surely enhance the presence of Instagram on the Web. Its website will be more useful than before. The pictures look way beautiful when you see them on a bigger screen –   you can clearly see how bright the colors are and the other elements that made the picture really pretty. I understand that Instagram is primarily a mobile application but I just don’t know why it has taken so long for them to make the desktop website much better. It could have been more easy for people to manage their Instagram account right from the very start.


 


This new feature is already a good one but there are some features that I would also like to be added on Instagram. It would be lovely if there is a direct messaging feature on Instagram’s website. Also, I would really appreciate it if we can upload our favorite photos and videos on the web. Sadly, the things that I have mentioned are still exclusive to the application on our phone or tablet. But I can feel that those things will be added soon especially now that we can see how Instagram is slowly developing its popularity on the web. If that would really happen, it would surely make the lives  of Instagram users easy especially the lives of the serious photographers and social media managers.

Facebook Is Moving Forward With The Buttons Reactions

After several months of testing, Facebook has finally presented “Reactions”. The feature that I have mentioned is most likely not totally new to Facebook users because it is just an extension of an existing one. To use them, from a mobile device, simply hold the Like button then long-press. From the web, you can see the reactions when you hover over the Like button. The newly-added animated emojis can now be used to express how they feel.


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Few years ago, Mark Zuckerberg finally made a decision that they should help Facebook users express their feelings in an easy and more effective way. They want to develop emojis that are more expressive than the old ones. They agreed that the new emojis need to actually move and the faces are more animated to deliver the desired emotions accurately. It was then they have created tiny GIFs where the visual details are indeed very communicative.


The new Reactions were initially released to a handful of countries to see if it is really going to be helpful or not. Months after, Facebook made them available to all the countries in the world after making sure that it will enhance the experience of the users. So, it was no surprise to them that many people welcomed the new feature warmly. Among the animated emojis, they have found out that the Love emoji is the most commonly used by users worldwide.


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Today, Emoji reactions help Facebook users better define their mood when someone posts a status update. There are six animated emojis available to use – Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. The Like emoji shows a moving thumbs up. The second emoji which is Love shows a beating heart. For Haha emoji, a squinty-eyed emoji tilt its head back in a fit of laughter is shown. When you use the Wow emoji, you can see the yellow face tilts upwards. While the Angry emoji shows a red, pouting face and the eyebrows are noticeably more alive.


Are you wondering why Facebook made such a decision which is adding more expressive emojis? It is because they received a lot of requests from users around the world to add a Dislike button. Facebook users find it very hard to express sympathy when someone posts something very sad. It was very hard for the Facebook team to deal with such problem. They didn’t want to add a Dislike button because in their opinion it would only let users criticize each other. To them, it will destroy the objective of their company. It would be very ugly to see people abusing the Dislike button just to hurt someone’s feelings.



In my opinion, the newly-added animated “Reactions” is definitely one of the greatest improvements on Facebook. It definitely made the lives of the Facebook users more easy. It is not important anymore for them to spend time constructing sentences to comment on a status update. The only thing that they need to do is just long-press or hover over the button and then they would automatically let the certain person know how they exactly feel about it.

5 Best Practices To Build Your Audience in Instagram

With more than 400 million daily active users and 80 millions photos being shared per day, Instagram is one of the biggest social media networks in the world today. So no matter what your targeted audience is — dogs owners, body builders, photographers ..etc — rest assured you will be able to reach them using Instagram.


The high number of active users per day makes Instagram marketing an important aspect to succeed in your Social Media Marketing,  but are you able to compete with the 80 millions photos shared per day? How are you going to stand out from the crowd and make sure your posts reaches your targeted audience? Well, this is what this article is all about. We will talk about 5 of the most key aspects to build your audience and keep it engaged with your content.


1- Use High Quality and Amazing Images:


Instagram is based on photo sharing, that’s what drags its users to it and that’s why your photos needs to be like candy for the eyes. You can check the top posts for any famous hashtag and you will find that all the popular posts share one common thing, they are eye catching and always pleasant to see.



So take your time when you want to build your content, content is king and that’s a fact. It’s totally worth the time you are going to invest to it.


2- Post Content Your Targeted Audience Wants:


Your posts needs to find a balance between promotional and inspirational. You should have studied your targeted audience to know what kind of content they were expecting when they first followed you, what content you shouldn’t post to avoid them unfollowing you and what content to make them follow you in the first place.


3- Use Relevant Hashtags:


Hashtags won’t only help you to target your audience but will help you even to reach more users. They will get you more followers as well. If one of your hashtags goes viral and  got a spot in the top posts it might get you 1000 – 3000 new followers per day. Just make sure to use relevant hashtags to get your posts in front of your targeted audience and not in front of some random people.


4- Engage with your fans:


Getting your audience to follow your Instagram page is only the start, you will need to engage with them in order for them to keep coming back and turn them into paying customers. Engaging with your fans makes you their first choice when they need a product or service from what your business is offering. People wants to feel like they know the people behind the businesses they are dealing with, engaging with your fans will help you to build a relationship with them and therefore make your business stand out from the crowd.


5- Stay aware of trends:


Keeping up to date with Instagram latest trends is very important for every social media marketing strategy as it helps you grow your audience and better reach them. One of the latest trends for example is for businesses to make their feed into a particular theme and stick to it.


Periscope: How the Trend List Works

Periscope has published a new change on his new blog is called “Periscope Code”. The new change is about the elements that allow a broadcaster to end up on the list Trending / Trend. That is correct. Periscope has changed the algorithm that matches people who are added to this list.


 


BMLJfAO - Imgur


There are several reasons for this change. One of the reasons is because it was often the same people who were in the suggestion list. Also, it was mostly diffusers which attracted many people in their Lives and Periscope did not associate these suggestions to the language preferences of users.


 


All these reasons are now found in the new version, or at least the improved algorithm of Periscope. If you use Periscope seriously, here are the things that you must consider to eventually appear in the list of suggestions or “Trends”.



  1. It is important that your broadcast is just recently done. Overall, Periscope seeks to enhance the experience of the people that play on a regular basis. However, there are no details on what is considered a recent broadcast. For cons, I imagine there must be a broadcast at least every 24 hours.

  2. Commitment is also one of the factors that could make a person be added to the trend list. So during your broadcasts, you should ask questions, start a conversation and ask that they share your Lives.

  3.  The retention of the audience is also one of the important things. Thus, a distribution that managed to interest some thirty people present to watch for a period of 30 minutes will pass while another distribution that has 10,000 spectators but watched for only a few seconds will not pass.

  4. Periscope seems to seek to transform the trend list in a discovery tool. Even if you have a limited number of people (200 -400) who follow you (followers), you can be part of this list. This is why I consider the new change a great one.

  5. The language a Periscope user selects as his/her preference on the application is a decisive factor to be considered as one people to be proposed in the trend list. I really find this interesting. It is because this means that there is only a slight chance for me to be overwhelmed with distributions that use other languages. This will help me save time and effort which is very nice.


xtvndFC - Imgur


This approach of Periscope gives more space to broadcasters who are not really known but produce content that are interesting enough to entertain and educate the audience. This makes me like Periscope a lot more.


 


1BIXbym - Imgur


 


This live broadcast network appears to be seeking to create a good environment for broadcasters. The number will always be an important part of this network. However, relevance, consistency and regionalization seem to be even more decisive factors. Good job, Periscope. This would really give broadcasters who are striving to be better the help that they mostly need.

The Notifications Arrive on the Web Version of Instagram

You know, Instagram is primarily a mobile application. The Web, obviously, is not a priority for this social network photo and video. But, surprise! Instagram has integrated its online version of notifications on the areas of each user. Everyone can now try this update.




You can find the notifications in the top right of the Web application window. On Instagram’s website, you will see a new drop-down box. This box will display information about how many likes did your post get, the name of the people who started following you, the number of comments you got, and the people who tagged you in their posts. Because of this new update, I can say that Instagram is slowly becoming like Facebook.


 



After logging into instagram.com, you just need to click on the blue circle that has a white heart in the center to see the notifications. When you click a specific notification, it will lead you to the page where you will see which photo of yours was liked or commented by your friend.  You can also click the profile photo or name of the user who interacted with your photo or video. It is very similar to Facebook, right? However, if you want to take or post pictures, you still need to follow the same old way which is using your mobile device.



Many people are already a fan of Instagram because they are able to enhance the quality of their pictures and share it right away with their followers and I believe that they will love it even more now  because the new feature. Also, this new update will surely enhance the presence of Instagram on the Web. Its website will be more useful than before. The pictures look way beautiful when you see them on a bigger screen –   you can clearly see how bright the colors are and the other elements that made the picture really pretty. I understand that Instagram is primarily a mobile application but I just don’t know why it has taken so long for them to make the desktop website much better. It could have been more easy for people to manage their Instagram account right from the very start.


 


This new feature is already a good one but there are some features that I would also like to be added on Instagram. It would be lovely if there is a direct messaging feature on Instagram’s website. Also, I would really appreciate it if we can upload our favorite photos and videos on the web. Sadly, the things that I have mentioned are still exclusive to the application on our phone or tablet. But I can feel that those things will be added soon especially now that we can see how Instagram is slowly developing its popularity on the web. If that would really happen, it would surely make the lives  of Instagram users easy especially the lives of the serious photographers and social media managers.

Facebook Is Moving Forward With The Buttons Reactions

After several months of testing, Facebook has finally presented “Reactions”. The feature that I have mentioned is most likely not totally new to Facebook users because it is just an extension of an existing one. To use them, from a mobile device, simply hold the Like button then long-press. From the web, you can see the reactions when you hover over the Like button. The newly-added animated emojis can now be used to express how they feel.


yDGFNra - Imgur


Few years ago, Mark Zuckerberg finally made a decision that they should help Facebook users express their feelings in an easy and more effective way. They want to develop emojis that are more expressive than the old ones. They agreed that the new emojis need to actually move and the faces are more animated to deliver the desired emotions accurately. It was then they have created tiny GIFs where the visual details are indeed very communicative.


The new Reactions were initially released to a handful of countries to see if it is really going to be helpful or not. Months after, Facebook made them available to all the countries in the world after making sure that it will enhance the experience of the users. So, it was no surprise to them that many people welcomed the new feature warmly. Among the animated emojis, they have found out that the Love emoji is the most commonly used by users worldwide.


iuURNiM - Imgur


Today, Emoji reactions help Facebook users better define their mood when someone posts a status update. There are six animated emojis available to use – Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. The Like emoji shows a moving thumbs up. The second emoji which is Love shows a beating heart. For Haha emoji, a squinty-eyed emoji tilt its head back in a fit of laughter is shown. When you use the Wow emoji, you can see the yellow face tilts upwards. While the Angry emoji shows a red, pouting face and the eyebrows are noticeably more alive.


Are you wondering why Facebook made such a decision which is adding more expressive emojis? It is because they received a lot of requests from users around the world to add a Dislike button. Facebook users find it very hard to express sympathy when someone posts something very sad. It was very hard for the Facebook team to deal with such problem. They didn’t want to add a Dislike button because in their opinion it would only let users criticize each other. To them, it will destroy the objective of their company. It would be very ugly to see people abusing the Dislike button just to hurt someone’s feelings.



In my opinion, the newly-added animated “Reactions” is definitely one of the greatest improvements on Facebook. It definitely made the lives of the Facebook users more easy. It is not important anymore for them to spend time constructing sentences to comment on a status update. The only thing that they need to do is just long-press or hover over the button and then they would automatically let the certain person know how they exactly feel about it.

5 Best Practices To Build Your Audience in Instagram

With more than 400 million daily active users and 80 millions photos being shared per day, Instagram is one of the biggest social media networks in the world today. So no matter what your targeted audience is — dogs owners, body builders, photographers ..etc — rest assured you will be able to reach them using Instagram.


The high number of active users per day makes Instagram marketing an important aspect to succeed in your Social Media Marketing,  but are you able to compete with the 80 millions photos shared per day? How are you going to stand out from the crowd and make sure your posts reaches your targeted audience? Well, this is what this article is all about. We will talk about 5 of the most key aspects to build your audience and keep it engaged with your content.


1- Use High Quality and Amazing Images:


Instagram is based on photo sharing, that’s what drags its users to it and that’s why your photos needs to be like candy for the eyes. You can check the top posts for any famous hashtag and you will find that all the popular posts share one common thing, they are eye catching and always pleasant to see.



So take your time when you want to build your content, content is king and that’s a fact. It’s totally worth the time you are going to invest to it.


2- Post Content Your Targeted Audience Wants:


Your posts needs to find a balance between promotional and inspirational. You should have studied your targeted audience to know what kind of content they were expecting when they first followed you, what content you shouldn’t post to avoid them unfollowing you and what content to make them follow you in the first place.


3- Use Relevant Hashtags:


Hashtags won’t only help you to target your audience but will help you even to reach more users. They will get you more followers as well. If one of your hashtags goes viral and  got a spot in the top posts it might get you 1000 – 3000 new followers per day. Just make sure to use relevant hashtags to get your posts in front of your targeted audience and not in front of some random people.


4- Engage with your fans:


Getting your audience to follow your Instagram page is only the start, you will need to engage with them in order for them to keep coming back and turn them into paying customers. Engaging with your fans makes you their first choice when they need a product or service from what your business is offering. People wants to feel like they know the people behind the businesses they are dealing with, engaging with your fans will help you to build a relationship with them and therefore make your business stand out from the crowd.


5- Stay aware of trends:


Keeping up to date with Instagram latest trends is very important for every social media marketing strategy as it helps you grow your audience and better reach them. One of the latest trends for example is for businesses to make their feed into a particular theme and stick to it.


Periscope: How the Trend List Works

Periscope has published a new change on his new blog is called “Periscope Code”. The new change is about the elements that allow a broadcaster to end up on the list Trending / Trend. That is correct. Periscope has changed the algorithm that matches people who are added to this list.


 


BMLJfAO - Imgur


There are several reasons for this change. One of the reasons is because it was often the same people who were in the suggestion list. Also, it was mostly diffusers which attracted many people in their Lives and Periscope did not associate these suggestions to the language preferences of users.


 


All these reasons are now found in the new version, or at least the improved algorithm of Periscope. If you use Periscope seriously, here are the things that you must consider to eventually appear in the list of suggestions or “Trends”.



  1. It is important that your broadcast is just recently done. Overall, Periscope seeks to enhance the experience of the people that play on a regular basis. However, there are no details on what is considered a recent broadcast. For cons, I imagine there must be a broadcast at least every 24 hours.

  2. Commitment is also one of the factors that could make a person be added to the trend list. So during your broadcasts, you should ask questions, start a conversation and ask that they share your Lives.

  3.  The retention of the audience is also one of the important things. Thus, a distribution that managed to interest some thirty people present to watch for a period of 30 minutes will pass while another distribution that has 10,000 spectators but watched for only a few seconds will not pass.

  4. Periscope seems to seek to transform the trend list in a discovery tool. Even if you have a limited number of people (200 -400) who follow you (followers), you can be part of this list. This is why I consider the new change a great one.

  5. The language a Periscope user selects as his/her preference on the application is a decisive factor to be considered as one people to be proposed in the trend list. I really find this interesting. It is because this means that there is only a slight chance for me to be overwhelmed with distributions that use other languages. This will help me save time and effort which is very nice.


xtvndFC - Imgur


This approach of Periscope gives more space to broadcasters who are not really known but produce content that are interesting enough to entertain and educate the audience. This makes me like Periscope a lot more.


 


1BIXbym - Imgur


 


This live broadcast network appears to be seeking to create a good environment for broadcasters. The number will always be an important part of this network. However, relevance, consistency and regionalization seem to be even more decisive factors. Good job, Periscope. This would really give broadcasters who are striving to be better the help that they mostly need.