Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Top Instagram Tips

Top Instagram Tips - Sweetaholic Beauty

With Instagram threatening changes to the feed algorithm, I thought I might share some of my top Instagram tips. I've had a few people ask me how I take my photos, when I upload and what kind of hashtags I use.

Top Instagram Tips - Sweetaholic Beauty

Ensure you only upload clear and bright photos. At the end of the day, this is the most important thing you can do. It doesn't matter what time of the day you post, or what kind of hashtags you use - if you are uploading good quality photos, you will certainly start getting attention. Personally I use my DSLR and then edit my photographs slightly on Photoshop. Whilst this is a lot of work, I've found the quality of my photographs has really increased. If you are using a smart phone, there are a lot of different apps you can download to help tweak the lighting and quality of your pictures.

A lot of people wonder how often they should be posting, too. Some people post once a day, some people post more than three times a day. My top tip, regardless of how often you upload, is to take as many photos in advance as you can. Edit ahead of time and make life easy for yourself. 

Top Instagram Tips - Sweetaholic Beauty

Learn your best uploading time. When are your followers most active? When do you tend to get the most likes and activity on your pictures? Once you figure this out, you can set yourself an uploading schedule. There's no point in uploading your photograph when nobody is active, otherwise your picture may be missed on your followers timelines. This can take a while to figure out, but once you've mastered it, you'll see a huge difference.

Use relevant and popular hashtags. Personally I love my hashtags, and I find them the best way to get attention for my photos. I don't think there's such a thing as using too many hashtags - providing they are relevant to your photo. There's no point in tagging your photo #maccosmetics if the photo doesn't contain any MAC products. Search through the hashtags you investigate how popular they are, and experiment until you find hashtags that work best for you. 

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These are just a few of my tips to help keep your photos in the spotlight on Instagram. Even without the proposed changes, the average Instagram user will only see 30% of their feed due to the sheer number of photos and videos uploaded every day. If you want to be in that 30% then you need to do everything you can to make sure your photos are noticed.

I've found the above tips to be really helpful for my own account, and hopefully you find them helpful too. Do you have any tips or hints to help your Instagram get noticed?

Would you like to see any tips and hints on how I take my photography and flat lays? You can check out my Instagram account here.

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24 comments

  1. Great tips! I agree with the importance of taking clear and bright photos. Dark and blurry photos are a turn off on Instagram..

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  2. I have definitely noticed an increase in likes and follows since I started really concentrating on putting up decent, well-lit and structured pics instead of any old rubbish snap. Getting things organised in advance and setting aside time to do photos has also helped. Apparently someone decides whether to follow you within seven seconds on average of looking at your profile page so it's important to keep that top 9 looking sweet!

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  3. I love your Instagram so thanks for sharing, Jasmine. My main concern always is what hashtags to use as I still haven't figured out the ones which really work but I guess it is more about quality like you said. :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  4. Good work on this post lovely. It's awesome to see helpful posts like yours xx

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  5. Can I ask what kind of Samsung camera is that? I'm looking for a new point and shoot camera to vlog and take daily life photo.

    xoxo,
    Jolie.
    http://joliecious.blogspot.com/

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  6. Bottled Beauty7 April 2016 at 19:13

    Great tips. My pet peeve is when people tag incorrectly. When I'm trying to look at pictures of a new palette and I instead get pictures of sandwiches and toads!!! GRRRR!

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  7. Great tips! I totally agree with all of them. I'm already following pretty much all of these tips so it's good to know I'm on the right track ♡

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  8. Great tips hun! I'm still trying to get the hang of instagram and plotting along :)

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  9. Great tips, I love reading posts like this! I thought posting a lot (sometimes I do 6 a day, sometimes just 1) would put people off but I'm finding the opposite. And since I've started ensuring my photos look better, I've started getting more followers. I found it hard to work out what hashtags to use, so I basically copied down the ones other beauty bloggers used and tried those! Haha :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  10. Totally agree about the good quality snaps! So many blurry pictures make it to IG and it's unfollow worthy ha!

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  11. You can't use more than 30 on a pic, not sure when but Instagram even comes up with a red warning when you try more than 30. I've been trying to tweak those along with your other tips :)

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  12. awesome tips babe DF xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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  13. Thanks hun. They most certainly are, if I can't clearly see what it is, I'm passing on that double tap haha xx

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  14. That's so awesome! And yes I had heard that as well, which is a bit scary haha xx

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  15. Aww thanks so much. Hashtags are definitely hard, but once you figure out which ones work best, it becomes a lot easier! xx

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  16. Aw thanks lovely!! xx

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  17. Oh sorry for the late reply. It's a Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera.. it's zoom is insane haha so I love to use it for travelling! xx

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  18. Oh my gosh yes hahahaa I know exactly what you mean!! xx

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  19. Awesome!! Keep up the great work!! xx

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  20. Thanks gorgeous! Your photos are gorgeous in my opinion so you'll be drowning in followers in no time haha xx

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  21. That's awesome news! And I do that too actually haha no shame in it! xx

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  22. Thanks lovely! xx

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  23. I love your IG account! Thanks for the tips :)

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  24. You are a flatlay godess! :)

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Top Instagram Tips

Top Instagram Tips - Sweetaholic Beauty

With Instagram threatening changes to the feed algorithm, I thought I might share some of my top Instagram tips. I've had a few people ask me how I take my photos, when I upload and what kind of hashtags I use.

Top Instagram Tips - Sweetaholic Beauty

Ensure you only upload clear and bright photos. At the end of the day, this is the most important thing you can do. It doesn't matter what time of the day you post, or what kind of hashtags you use - if you are uploading good quality photos, you will certainly start getting attention. Personally I use my DSLR and then edit my photographs slightly on Photoshop. Whilst this is a lot of work, I've found the quality of my photographs has really increased. If you are using a smart phone, there are a lot of different apps you can download to help tweak the lighting and quality of your pictures.

A lot of people wonder how often they should be posting, too. Some people post once a day, some people post more than three times a day. My top tip, regardless of how often you upload, is to take as many photos in advance as you can. Edit ahead of time and make life easy for yourself. 

Top Instagram Tips - Sweetaholic Beauty

Learn your best uploading time. When are your followers most active? When do you tend to get the most likes and activity on your pictures? Once you figure this out, you can set yourself an uploading schedule. There's no point in uploading your photograph when nobody is active, otherwise your picture may be missed on your followers timelines. This can take a while to figure out, but once you've mastered it, you'll see a huge difference.

Use relevant and popular hashtags. Personally I love my hashtags, and I find them the best way to get attention for my photos. I don't think there's such a thing as using too many hashtags - providing they are relevant to your photo. There's no point in tagging your photo #maccosmetics if the photo doesn't contain any MAC products. Search through the hashtags you investigate how popular they are, and experiment until you find hashtags that work best for you. 

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These are just a few of my tips to help keep your photos in the spotlight on Instagram. Even without the proposed changes, the average Instagram user will only see 30% of their feed due to the sheer number of photos and videos uploaded every day. If you want to be in that 30% then you need to do everything you can to make sure your photos are noticed.

I've found the above tips to be really helpful for my own account, and hopefully you find them helpful too. Do you have any tips or hints to help your Instagram get noticed?

Would you like to see any tips and hints on how I take my photography and flat lays? You can check out my Instagram account here.

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24 comments:

  1. Great tips! I agree with the importance of taking clear and bright photos. Dark and blurry photos are a turn off on Instagram..

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have definitely noticed an increase in likes and follows since I started really concentrating on putting up decent, well-lit and structured pics instead of any old rubbish snap. Getting things organised in advance and setting aside time to do photos has also helped. Apparently someone decides whether to follow you within seven seconds on average of looking at your profile page so it's important to keep that top 9 looking sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your Instagram so thanks for sharing, Jasmine. My main concern always is what hashtags to use as I still haven't figured out the ones which really work but I guess it is more about quality like you said. :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  4. Good work on this post lovely. It's awesome to see helpful posts like yours xx

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  5. Can I ask what kind of Samsung camera is that? I'm looking for a new point and shoot camera to vlog and take daily life photo.

    xoxo,
    Jolie.
    http://joliecious.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bottled Beauty7 April 2016 at 19:13

    Great tips. My pet peeve is when people tag incorrectly. When I'm trying to look at pictures of a new palette and I instead get pictures of sandwiches and toads!!! GRRRR!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great tips! I totally agree with all of them. I'm already following pretty much all of these tips so it's good to know I'm on the right track ♡

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  8. Great tips hun! I'm still trying to get the hang of instagram and plotting along :)

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  9. Great tips, I love reading posts like this! I thought posting a lot (sometimes I do 6 a day, sometimes just 1) would put people off but I'm finding the opposite. And since I've started ensuring my photos look better, I've started getting more followers. I found it hard to work out what hashtags to use, so I basically copied down the ones other beauty bloggers used and tried those! Haha :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  10. Totally agree about the good quality snaps! So many blurry pictures make it to IG and it's unfollow worthy ha!

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  11. You can't use more than 30 on a pic, not sure when but Instagram even comes up with a red warning when you try more than 30. I've been trying to tweak those along with your other tips :)

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  12. awesome tips babe DF xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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  13. Thanks hun. They most certainly are, if I can't clearly see what it is, I'm passing on that double tap haha xx

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  14. That's so awesome! And yes I had heard that as well, which is a bit scary haha xx

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  15. Aww thanks so much. Hashtags are definitely hard, but once you figure out which ones work best, it becomes a lot easier! xx

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  16. Aw thanks lovely!! xx

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  17. Oh sorry for the late reply. It's a Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera.. it's zoom is insane haha so I love to use it for travelling! xx

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  18. Oh my gosh yes hahahaa I know exactly what you mean!! xx

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  19. Awesome!! Keep up the great work!! xx

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  20. Thanks gorgeous! Your photos are gorgeous in my opinion so you'll be drowning in followers in no time haha xx

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  21. That's awesome news! And I do that too actually haha no shame in it! xx

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  22. Thanks lovely! xx

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  23. I love your IG account! Thanks for the tips :)

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  24. You are a flatlay godess! :)

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