7 Most Painful Instagram Mistakes By Newbies In 2020
Hello Readers, Do you want to increase your followers on Instagram?
Then You are on the right page!
In this article, I will share seven most painful Instagram mistakes by newbies in 2020. And if you don’t want to make these mistakes in your career. Then this article is for you.
Why is Instagram Important?
Instagram launch in 2010. Since then, Celebrities, Social Media Influencers, and large Organizations have started creating their accounts on Instagram.
You can imagine the popularity of Instagram When Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012. That time, Instagram had 30+ million users.
Facts about Instagram:
- Instagram has 112 million users, which increased by 5.4% from last year.
- Initially, the name of Instagram was CodeName.
- There are 3.5 billion likes every day, and more than 80 million accounts upload their story daily.
- Not Using Keyword in Username:
I have seen many Instagram Accounts with fewer followers, and they all struggle to get average engagement on their posts. They try every possible way to get the followers, but they don’t succeed in that.
Here I have seen a common problem in all those IG Accounts is that they have not used their primary keyword in their username.
Let’s understand this with an example; Suppose You have an Instagram account. You publish the post related to Motivational Quotes, Motivational Stories, and username is @crazylife. Here your username is not relevant to your content.
What Should You Do?
Selecting @username is a very important task because this tells the users about your post/content. And people don’t show more interest in those accounts, whose username is not relevant to the content.
So choose your username wisely, which contains your primary keyword. Like in the above example, you can use keywords such as @MotivantionalQuotes, @InspiringQuotes and others.
- Not Using Keyword in Description:
In my survey, I have analyzed more than 500+ Instagram accounts. Many people do not understand the power of Instagram. They just simply created an account and started publishing content on their profile. And after a time, they complain that they are not getting organic engagement and followers on their posts.
What will be your call?
Use your Primary keywords along with Supporting keywords in the description box. A well-written description will increase your visibility on Instagram. And when someone types the keyword, the Instagram algorithm may show your account to the users.
- Not Using Link in Bio:
I have found that more than 30% of Instagram users don’t use the external link on their bio. When I ask them, They said they don’t have.
If You want to grow on Social Media, You must have a digital portfolio. And in 2020, this is very easy to have. If you don’t have money, You can simply create a Blogspot domain blog, which is free.
You can also create a youtube channel and link it with Instagram. People who love your content, they may click on your link to reach your portfolio. And you also may get business from them.
- Focusing on Multiple categories:
A category is something very important for you. In 2020, there is huge competition in every category. Many Instagram creators are mixing the content. I mean, they post content like Motivational, Sports, Health, Yoga, and all other topics. They feel that they will get succeed, But here they fail.
What is the solution?
If you want to succeed on Instagram, choose one topic and start publishing content about that.
For Example; If your account is related to Motivational Quotes, Then provide all types of motivational Quotes, Stories, Case Studies, Interviews.
- Keeping IG Account as Private:
I have seen many people that they keep their account as a private account. But this is one of the biggest mistakes and hacks your growth.
If Your Goal is to have more followers on Instagram, then you should keep your account public. So that people can see your posts and follow you.
When You should keep your account Private:
You should keep your account private only when you publish the personal images and videos. And do not wish to show your content to another person. And if you want to grow your account, then you must keep your account public.
- Not Using Alt Tag in images:
As a creator, you should not miss the alt tag. Let me tell you why you should use an alternative tag for each of your posts. If you give relevant alt tags to your images, then your image starts indexing in google images. And people can find your account with the help of your images.
7. Not providing the value:
When you start on Instagram, You should give value to your followers. What people do, they start promoting their product. And people never follow the account, where they are not getting any value.
- Missing powerful hashtags:
I’m sure that You have seen many posts, in that people are using several hashtags(#).
Do you know?
Most of the people don’t use hashtags(#) properly. In numbers, they give more hashtags(#), but those hashtags(#) are not related to your post. That’s why you should use those hashtags(#), which is most related to your post.
- Not Consistent:
Consistency is the key to success. As a beginner, people start expecting the result at the very beginning itself. You should regularly keep working to achieve more followers.
Conclusion: If you are an Individual Creator, then you can handle your account by yourself. But if you want to grow as an enterprise, Then you must have a team. Or you can also contract with some Digital Marketing Agency in your city.
The reason why I’m saying you have a separate team for your Product is Social Media playing a tremendous role in your growth.
Note: If You have any question or suggestion about Painful Instagram mistakes by newbies in 2020, Feel free to use the comment box. I will give the response as soon as I see your questions.