Instagram Comments: 8 Reasons Your Instagram Posts are Not Getting Comments
1. Have a Public Profile.
The first thing to do is make your profile public and open to everyone. Getting more comments is much easier if you have a large crowd of people looking through your content. By creating a public profile, you are opening yourself to a global audience.
Make sure that you are ready for the negative effects of using a public profile as well. The more people have access to your content, the more aware you should be of what you are posting and in what form.
Some people might find certain content types offensive, while others might start stalking you secretly. The smartest thing to do is to create a separate dedicated public profile and use it to post your curated content in a more controlled fashion.
2. Enable Push Notification.
Have Instagram push notification setting enabled for instant notification when you get new comments? Once you get comments to try replying to them as fast as possible, this will only spark a conversation and in result will make your post look more popular, therefore will appear in more of people's feeds.
3. Not Paying Attention to Your Images.
Images are the heart and soul of your Instagram account. After all, Instagram is all about visuals. No one will like the blur or silly looking pictures. Needless to say, they won’t prefer to follow your brand any longer. Remember, poor quality images send a negative impression about your brand to the audience. So, being a business profile, you should be careful about your images selection and quality. Always post high-quality photos and upload them with correct size by avoiding odd cutouts.
4. Create an Incentive.
Giving people a reason to comment on your content is the first step in making them actually submit their opinions, which will, in turn, boost your posts. This idea should start with the Instagram profile itself.
- What is the purpose of the profile?
- Why should anyone follow it?
By creating a simple yet effective hook for people to relate to, you will create and grow a huge audience in a very short amount of time.
Start by choosing a creative name, profile picture, and a short blurb of info about what the content will be focused on. It will not only help people decide if they want to follow you or not much easier. It will also alleviate the problems of moderating your comments in the future. People who follow pages without thinking are more likely to leave negative comments down the line.
5. Edit Photos on PC.
There are several elements that go into a picture to make up an excellent Instagram post. You have your subject, your composition, your colors, and your editing. In some cases, you will have text layered on top as well.
Believe it or not, most of the pictures you see on Instagram – or online in general, and all around you, on TV and in print – are not taken without editing. At the very minimum, images have cropping and color correction work done to them before they’re posted. Just look at these examples to see how much a good crop can do for a photo.
As far as color correction goes, I’ve seen a lot of dissenting opinions. One Hubspot infographic claims that cooler colors get the most engagement, but another conflicting study claims that warmer colors get more. This is something you’re going to have to take from image to image and from audience to audience. Some people naturally like warmer or cooler colors; which does your audience prefer? What does your subject lend itself to more easily?
Whether you’re taking photos with an expensive DSLR camera or a last-gen iPhone, you can follow some simple tips to help you get the most out of them.
6. Posting on Wrong Time.
Scheduling your Instagram post on wrong time is the reason you are getting little to no comments. The reason is pretty simple—your audience is not active or they are the not able to see the posts at the time you publish the posts. So, you need to choose the time when your audience is likely to be active and less busy. Evening (around 5.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m.) can be the best time when people are supposed to back from work/school and have time to check their devices.
7. Provide Relevant and Quality content.
Creating quality content is simple to say, but how do you actually do it? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say, and the key to creating truly amazing content lies with your followers.
Take some time to analyze their profiles and habits. What are the age groups and interests of your demographic? You can use a service like MyEssaysLab if you need assistance with creating and editing interest-targeted content for your website or other blog property.
Creating content that caters to them and uses a style that they can recognize will go a long way in making your content relevant to them. Analyze the data every once in a while and keep track of your follower’s patterns – staying ahead of them is essential for always delivering quality content to them.
8. Making Your Instagram Account Private.
Sometimes, the status of your business Instagram account as “private” may affect user’s engagement. For example, with your private account, followers are required to approve your request which can take 1 hour or more. It makes your brand complicated and hectic to follow. Even worse, they are not able to see your profile. So, switch your Instagram account to public mode so that the millions of users can find you, see you.