Want to increase your Instagram Story Views?
Instagram Stories is an extremely powerful tool in the social media marketing world as well as for personal branding. However, no matter how great your Instagram Stories are, you are not going to gain any more reach or engagement without an increase in views. Increasing views on Instagram Stories is actually very simple but may seem near impossible at times, but today we are going to share the most effective tips & tricks to increase views on your Instagram Stories.
STEP 1 - CREATE INTERACTIVE STORIES
QUESTIONS & POLLS
I try to make interactive Instagram stories as much as I can, it’s fun and it essentialy creates a call to action. I recently made a cinematic Instagram Story and asked if my audience would like to learn how to make one as you’ll see from the picture below.
This created a free marketing stratergy for my next YouTube video.
STEP 1.2 - FREE MARKETING
I released the; how to make cinematic Instagram stories video 24 hours after asking my audience.
86% voted hell yea, 14% voted deffo bro… now you’ll probably thinking why didn’t you put an option to say no? Let me ask why would you want to give your audience an option to say no? Let’s face it – if their not interested then they’ll normally skip the story and move on so instead I kinda doubled up the ammo.
Here’s how it became a free marketing campaign for my YouTube video; once you post a story with a poll, you’ll get to see who voted, even after 24 hours you’ll still be able to see the info, now you have access to free leads – just drop them a DM with a link to your video or other services they voted on 😉
How to make a Instagram Story Poll:
- Create a new Instagram Story.
- Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen.
- Tap to select the “Poll” sticker icon.
- Fill in the question for your poll.
- Tap “Your Story” or “Send To >” to share your poll to your Story.
MENTIONS & SHOUTOUTS
Mentions and shoutouts on Instagram stories can help gain you more exposure. Next time your out and about make sure you mention where you ate, slept ect.
STEP 2 - MENTIONS & SHOUTOUTS
I was recently working from Newcastle with my friend and we decided to grab a bite to eat at Kracklin (amazing food) it’s in my top five places to grab food from.
I took a picture of my food and tagged them both on Instagram Story and Twitter, Kracklin re-shared it on their stories and re-tweeted on twitter – this gave me exposure and gained me 16 followers.
So next time your out eating, or staying in a hotel ect make sure you mention them. It could help you get more exposure.
How to do Instagram Story Mention:
To mention someone, type @ followed immediately by their username (example: “great photo, @shayne!”). Don’t include a space between @ and the username. When you mention someone, they’ll get a notification in their Activity feed letting them know.
lOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Adding a location to your Instagram Story can double your views
Location, Location, Location
The location tool on Instagram Stories is a super charged tool for you to use.
Adding a location to your Instagram story can double your views, but here’s some of the best ways to use it;
Don’t use a location like Kracklin Joint, I can’t imagine many people would look at that location feed, instead use the city it’s based in, people are more likely to look at ” Newcastle ” location stories.
Add in the mention and shoutout and you’ll get even better views.
Only using one hashtag on your Instagram stories? Increase your views by using two #Hashtags
Hashtags are the base of Instagram, nevermind just the stories! however, hardly anyone knows that you can use more then one hashtag on Instagram Stories.
I would highly recommend using this hashtag app.
I have tried at least 20 different apps based on Hashtags and this is by far the best.
Now, this is very important; we only recommend using hashtags that are between 1000-500,000 searches and ONLY use relevant hashtags.
Using #Love and #Instagood won’t appear on their stories unless you have over 500k followers.
How to use two Instagram Story Hashtags:
Use the main hashtag icon and type in your releveant hashtag, then type on the text logo and type in your next hashtag but make sure it has the # icon before the text.
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