5 Golden Tips

Here are some Golden Tips you can keep in mind if you’re also keen on a speedy rise on Instagram:

Golden Tip 1:

When you’re developing your own posting strategy, remember: if you’re looking at 3 pictures in a row on Instagram, the picture you post first is going to be the one that lands up on the right hand side.

Bear in mind that most people read from left to right, so if you’re telling a story in 3 posts, you actually start by posting the end of the story. Make sense?

In my mind this is a design flaw in Instagram, unless you’re used to reading Hebrew or Arabic. ;)

Golden Tip 2:

Connect, connect , connect… especially with influencers and Moms doing what you’re doing…

I went through the list of collaborators on my Pinterest board, Mompreneurs Unite and searched for them on Instagram. These are all Mom Entrepreneurs I’ve already connected with on Pinterest. Why not build the relationship with them on Instagram where we can engage more?

Golden Tip 3:

So far I’ve taken no heed of the “don’t follow more people than follow you” rule.

I might have to look at that at a later stage, if it becomes a “thing” but my process is working for me at the moment. Plus I hand-picked each and every one of the people I’m following so I’m not going to let them go that easily.

Recently I installed a handy app on my android phone that allows me to see who I'm following who isn't following me. It's called "Instafollow".

Golden Tip 4:

A great way to ensure that your organic website traffic also joins you on social media is to install the Milotree Pop Up. I’m using the free version and it’s working perfectly for me.

Golden Tip 5:

Another little trick I learnt that helps me on Instagram is how to re-order posts. If you’re using wordpress and would like to highlight a particular post that you posted ages ago, simply install the Post Types Order Plug-in. With this plug-in you can very simply re-order your posts so that the one you’re highlighting appears first on your home page.

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wendyg53 Premium
Very cool, and I just followed you on Instagram. :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Wendy. Glad you enjoyed. Following you back.
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Loes Premium
My phone seems to be too old to be able to connect with Instagram, halfway the sign in the process stops.
Tried to login via FB, same issue
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laurenjean Premium
Oh no, Loes. How frustrating. You can login via your pc as well. Adding pictures is a little trickier via pc but its do-able.
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Loes Premium
I have tried that, but I had a clear moment, I do have a tablet somewhere at the bottom of my drawer, I dusted it off and my daughter just placed the Instagram app on it and it works! But now I have to figure out how to get my website pictures into my gallery to be able to place more on Instagram. I have seen yours now:) Lovely, and I want to make those pictures on Canva too, to make them a bit more interesting.
So I have some work to do:)
First Canva, then uploading to the tablet and place them on Instagram. Pfewww.

update!
I managed to add one picture to Instagram, using canva and my tablet!
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laurenjean Premium
Woohooo! Well done Loes! I'll go check it out now - ooh, stunning pic! Left you a comment.
Gramblr is also a great photo uploader if you want to upload directly from Canva on your PC to Instagram. :)
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Loes Premium
Ok! I like that! Uploading directly from Canva, I am such a klutz with mobile devices
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DarleneB Premium
What terrific training!!! Thank you. I know so little about Instagram but I need to learn. Thanks to your, easy to understand, tutorial, I'm giving it a try.
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, thanks Darlene! So glad you enjoyed it so much and you're inspired to give Instagram a try. :)
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WilliamBH Premium
This is a really great training Lauren .. Cheers, William.
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laurenjean Premium
Thank you so much, William. Appreciate you stopping by and really glad you found it useful.
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XinZhang Premium
Very informative and very detailed! This will be very useful.
Sincerely,
Xin
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Xin. Appreciate the compliment. So glad you found it useful.
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