If there is something that especially motivates Instagram users, it is that their follower counter does not stop rising, without a doubt an arduous task for those who have just landed on this platform. But despite being a demanding goal, we can always use tricks that speed up the process quite a bit, such as making the most of mentions on Instagram, to attract the attention of other users.
Mentions on Instagram work in the same way as on Twitter and that makes them your best weapon to attract potential followers to your profile. Mentions are designed to direct you to someone when you exchange comments on a photo, but that’s just the beginning, mentions are much more than that and if you know how to take advantage of their full potential, you will soon see the results in your list of followers.
When you mention someone on Instagram, the app itself notifies that person by sending a notification to their profile. That notification is your hook for that person to see the comment where you have made the mention and end up visiting your profile.
We are not going to say all of them, but we do assure you that 90% of the mentions you make to other users will turn into visits to your Instagram profile. We already know that visits are not followers, but the probability of getting them increases exponentially if you attract visits to your profile.
If you follow the advice that we are publishing on this blog and you do it consistently over time, you will end up reaching what we call Minimum Audience. And what is that minimum audience? You will ask yourself because it is nothing more than the minimum number of followers that your profile should have to consider it popular. From our point of view, 500 followers could be a good amount to form a minimum audience, but in these cases the figures are subjective and you should look at them as something indicative.
At this point, you have the power, your popularity gives you an advantage over the rest and the mentions become an attraction for people to follow your profile.
Reward your followers by giving them a moment of glory on your profile. How? Very easy. Use your profile description to ask people to follow you, in exchange, you take advantage of your popularity to promote that follower by dedicating an @mention to your profile. With this method you both win, your follower becomes known to hundreds of people thanks to your popularity and you get to add a new follower or better yet, a new client!…