Post at the Right Time
All of these keyword hashtag groups are stored per page in Evernote. This makes it easy and efficient to post a new Instagram image optimized for the most relevant keywords on the go.
You can easily open my Evernote and copy my standard brand, product and location hashtags to post with each photo. Some Instagram scheduling tools also allow you to save caption templates to save groups of hashtags.
Finding, organizing and saving the most relevant and popular hashtags in advance will save you tons of time, increase engagement and help you gain new followers.
Pro Tip #2: If you’ve been posting on Instagram for a while and feel like you’ve missed all those audience building opportunities with keyword hashtags, don’t worry. You can always go back and post a comment with new hashtag keyword lists and see your likes and followers grow. Stories that might be seen by users following that particular hashtag.
You can use hashtag stickers (which you can find in the Instagram stickers menu when creating a story) or just use a hashtag directly in your captions for a chance to appear in your hashtag story.
Now that users can follow hashtags, your Instagram Stories have a chance to be seen by both those who follow that hashtag and everyone who sees it.
In addition to adding the right hashtags and using the best filters to get more Instagram followers, you also need to consider the timing of your posts.
A targeted approach is to analyze what has and hasn’t worked for you in the past. If you visit IconoSquare’s optimization section, you can get a detailed analysis of your post history in terms of engagement. This report also shows the best times of the day and the best days of the week to post.
Black circles indicate when you typically post media.Light gray circles indicate when your community is engaged. Larger light gray circles indicate the best time to post.
You can also get a lot of valuable information for free from Instagram’s analysis tools for business accounts, which you can find in the Followers section.
You might consider using a social media scheduling tool to automatically publish your posts when your audience is most engaged.