Get Comments On Instagram By Thinking Creatively
1. Post Quality Content.
You only have a couple of seconds to catch the attention of people when they scroll. Posting good quality content is your first step.
What is quality content? It’s any of the following:
- High-quality photos (you don’t need a DSLR, your phone camera is perfect)
- Fun, creative photos to catch the attention
- Fun, inspiring, motivational quotes
- Cool videos or gifs
- An Instagram theme that represents your style (people get intrigued by nicely edited photos)
Nobody will stop scrolling to watch your photo or video if it doesn’t look good or catches their attention.
2. Ask Questions with Text Overlay.
If you want your questions to trigger a stronger response, you should add them as overlay text to your Instagram post image instead of just writing it in the caption.
People mainly use it to look at beautiful images. This social network is designed to drive more attention towards the images in the posts too. Look at the above post from Summer for example. The image occupies most of the space while the caption occupies only a fraction.
Hence, if you want even more people to read the question and respond with comments, you should add it to the image itself. You can expand on this question and write a longer version of it in the caption.
3. Host a Giveaway or Contest.
A fun and easy way to get followers to comment on your Instagram posts are by hosting an Instagram contest or giveaway. You could post on Instagram promoting the contest, then ask users to enter by commenting on your post. You could make your contest a weeklong campaign, where users have to comment each day. You could even incorporate user-generated content (UGC) and ask followers to post their own photos and to tag/mention your brand in the post.
4. Reply to Comments.
One foolproof way to get more comments is to make the most of what you’ve already got on your posts. Reply to the comments that other users have left. Not only will this up the comment count (people won’t automatically see that half the replies are from you), this can generate more discussion. And more discussion means more comments.
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5. Use Hashtags.
What separates Instagram from other social media platforms is the unique way the platform allows users to employ hashtags. Instagram is the first platform that made full use of hashtags. You should pay close attention to using them in the right way.
Follow the trending hashtags on a daily basis, which will give you an idea about how to shape your own tags and make your content more visible. If the tags you used are viral, more people will see your content, and your chances of boosting the comments will increase significantly.
Be smart about using tags and never use more than two words in the same tag – separate each word with a tag for maximum reach.
6. Make Your Post too Cute.
This is a program of user-generated content (UGC). It works at getting comments because it engages the cuteness overload reflex, which is to gush about how stinkin’ cute something it (AKA comment).
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7. Post Videos.
Time spent viewing videos on Instagram increased by 40% in 2016, and now, users can post videos up to one minute in length. Post this engaging content to get followers to stop scrolling through their busy Instagram feeds and watch your video -- and make sure it's intriguing. Your audience wants more video content -- especially on social media -- so if you share something compelling and ask viewers to comment on it in the caption, they'll most likely do it.