When you post something, it will only be exposed to about 10% of your followers, if its popular – then it will spread.
Pods will now essentially lead to shadow banning. Instagram isn’t stupid.
Engagement on your posts is based on the engagement you make. Essentially try to respond to your responses within an hour or your engagement decreased incrementally.
Those one lined “Great work”, “Super pic” etc. This is not considered engagement anymore. It has to be 4 words or more. So start being kinder to people! Actually take time to make a meaningful post.
Learn more about doing things in Instagram stories – they will help you keep at the top of an ever growing pile.
Hastags; if you are using your full 30 hashtags in your physical post – this will be seen as spam. And placing them in the comments will not let them come up in searches.
You can follow hashtags which means you might see things that you haven’t previously seen or people you haven’t followed in the past.
Lets start with The Art of Life Instagram page – I have worked blood sweat and tears to grow my little page up. Meaningful content and pretty things. I’ve tried themes and layouts and all things pretty. I’ve tried hashtags and competitions and challenges. I’ve tried it all.