9. Now it?s time to unfollow spam accounts and people that didn?t follow you back. This is the only place that I cut corners. I use two apps for this process, and they?re both free. I use Unfollow and Follower Track to see who unfollows me.
When I am ready to clean out my followers, I tap ?Select Non-Followers,? and the system will provide me with a list of accounts that are not following me back.
I can then choose to ?whitelist? the accounts that I wish to continue following, like Society6 or UrbanOutfitters, and can ?action? to unfollow the rest. Instagram only lets you unfollow/follow a certain amount of people a day. To my understanding, the amount varies for every person.
This process will take forever, but it will possibly help your engagement and establish a decent follow-to-follower ratio. Technically, the ratio doesn?t matter in the grand scheme of things. However, having more followers than you follow can prevent people from using the ?follow and then unfollow? practice.
So, there you have it. I?m certainly not a social media or SEO expert, but I have noticed that these practices work for me. Social media is a strange animal, and while everyone has their methods, there is one thing I know to be true:
Have meaningful conversations and learn something from the community you?re attempting to engage.
I did this on my art Instagram account and have been invited to join 3 different art shows and made sales because of it. Be genuine, and things will pay off slowly!
I?m not selling anything, I promise. I?m merely providing people with a guide that I use to generate engagement and organic growth on my own Instagram accounts. I truly hope this helps.
If you have other methods that you use for social media growth, feel free to provide them below. And if you dig this guide, throw me 50 claps or something!