IG Engagement Tips with Boutique Social DC

IG Engagement Tips with Boutique Social DC

INSTAGRAM ENGAGEMENT 101
This week's #tuedaytips come from Shannon, social media manager at @boutiquesocialDC - Are you ready to become a social butterfly? (At least on the Internets.)
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What really makes a difference in growing your following? How do you ensure your connections aren't just bots or those follow-unfollow losers?
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We have the same questions, and we love the advice that @boutiquesocialDC dished out recently. Be sure to give her a follow if you want more insights like this step-by-step follow/engagement process:
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*Start by spending time engaging with posts in your feed from users you follow. While you want to build new relationships, remember to nurture the ones you already have.
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*Next: search on a hashtag relevant to your niche + your business. Click "Recent" to see the latest posts.
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*Choose a post that resonates with you, give it a like, and leave a meaningful comment (more than 4 words so no one thinks you're a bot).
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*Head to that user’s feed. Check out a few recent posts. If they seem to engage with their audience, pick 2-3 more posts and engage!
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*If they have a Story up, watch and comment! This is an amazing way to start a conversation & show genuine interest.
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*After you’ve spent a few minutes engaging, decide if this is someone you want to connect with - then click Follow!
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*If they follow back, send a quick voice memo or video to thank them for the follow, and let them know that you're excited to connect with them! This personal interaction goes a long way.
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Shannon recommends incorporating this engagement practice into your schedule for 20-30 minutes a day. If you do this, we can guarantee that your engagement (and following) will grow! As she says, Instagram is a two-way street. Genuine engagement is one of the best ways to establish trust and connect with your audience. Not to mention, engagement boosts your post visibility!
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How do you manage your engagement and connect with your audience?

Behold.Her Founder Leah Beilhart

Behold.Her Founder Leah Beilhart

Boudoir Photography + Lauren Louise

Boudoir Photography + Lauren Louise