Growing your Instagram account is fundamenal to driving traffic to your blog and boosting your social outreach to have more chance of gaining opportunities, networking with bloggers, brands and PR’s and cementing your status as a bona-fide blogging maven. But it can be difficult to build up a following on Instagram and ensure that you keep your followers entertained which is why it is vital to join Facebook groups designed specifically to grow your Instagram account organically and increase your engagement with other bloggers. Because lets face it how many of you have questioned accounts triple your following with a quarter of your likes and comments and thought that they had brought their followers? It happens all the time but don’t let yourself be caught in the honey trap and instead join these groups below for a growth surge that won’t cost you a penny.
UK Instagram Support
Run by UK blogger Jada Lewendon, her group focuses on a ‘Like Three’ algorithm, designed to increase interaction through likes and comments. Like threads are made up of 52 participants whereas comment threads go up to 25 comments and the simple rules are explained below
Unlike most groups that have a scheduled posting and closing time each thread closes when it reaches full capacity and on average it takes around 23 hours for a thread to close. Once the thread closes new ones open and there are usually two threads a day.
Instagram ‘Like Three Thread’ & Rules
As the title suggests you must like three photos which can be posted either as three seperate links in one comment or give the members free reign by adding a direct link to your account. Once you have posted your link look above [as shown below] to #your number. Make sure you check all the numbers as due to the large number of participants it is very easy to duplicate a number. By hashtagging correctly it not only clarifies how many participants have commented but it also allows both you and admin to keep track of who has reciprocated and who hasn’t returned the likes.
Make sure that your account is public, private accounts will not increase your likes and as a blogger it is essential to have a public account to draw traffic to your blog. Any members caught not reciprocating in the threads will be given a two strike policy and once that has been broken you will be removed from the thread. This is a great feature because there are and still will be plenty of bloggers who ‘link dump’ so if you find anyone not reciprocating likes inform admin and they will issue a warning.
Instagram ‘ Comment Thread’ & Rules
Leave a direct link to your account if you want the user to choose a post to comment on or a direct link to a photo you would like commented. Should the users have already commented on the chosen post they have free reign to pick another and will tag you in a comment to let you know that they have chosen a different post. The rules are pretty much the same as above except it is only one link and goes up to 26 comments before the thread closes.
Most Popular Thread
Instagram Like Three Thread
Instagram For Bloggers
Set up by myself and Kussum from Seattle, I had envisioned creating a blogger group exclusively designed to increase our likes, comments and grow our accounts organically without ‘buying likes and follows’ that many bigger brands and blogs are circumspect to. My mission was simple ‘ curate a loving and warm community where rules are respected and bloggers feel secure in their online environment. Bullying and rule-breaking is not tolerated but me and Kussum always have an open ‘online’ door if anyone has any private issues to discuss. Threads include Follow Threads twice a week on a Tuesday and a Friday, Like & Comment Thread, Like Thread (1 Link) & Like Thread (2 Links), Instagram Post and Instagram Share Thread. All threads open at 7am and close at 9pm.
Tuesday General Follow Thread
This is open to bloggers who don’t mind following bloggers outside of their niche and are happy to follow 10 other bloggers who might not neccessarily have the same interests or aesthetic. The rules are simple leave a direct link to your account and hashtag the number of your entry. The thread as mentioned above closes at 9 am and you will have 48 hours to reciprocate follows and are not allowed to join other threads until you have completed all the threads you have participated in.
Friday Niche Threads
Due to popular demand I have created three different follow threads: Parenting, Lifestyle & Fashion and Beauty for bloggers who want to find accounts in their niche. This is important if you are trying to weed out your feed and control who comes across your account. The rules are the same across all niches you must follow 10 accounts and reciprocate in 48 hours. If you have more than one niche you are welcome to join another thread but you must follow 10 other bloggers from that thread too. Meaning if you are a fashion/ beauty blogger but also post about lifestyle and parenting you would need to follow 30 other bloggers.
Daily Threads- 7am-9pm
Instagram Like Thread 1 Link
Instagram Like Thread 2 Links
Instagram Like and Comment Thread
Instagram Share Thread
Instagram Post Thread
Rules are pretty much the same across the board, submit 1 link or two links in accordance to the thread, like and comment on one link, link your Instagram account and share other peoples accounts and for the Instagram Post Thread share a blog post centered around Instagram and comment on each others posts. As this thread and the share thread is not getting a lot of traction we might remove these threads but for now they remain present. We are always open to ideas and every Sunday we will hold a virtual meeting where we discuss the direction of the group and what ideas our members may have for future threads, opening times and more.
Most Popular Thread
It has only been running a week but at the moment:
Tuesday General Follow Thread
Run by Elizabeth Obih-Frank and with 4,021 members the Instagram support group has a wide variety of post types to keep its members in the Instagram game. The threads run as stated:The 3rd posts are Monday: Insta-ThreeWednesday: Insta-ThreeFriday: Follow for Follow (Closes on Sunday)Saturday: Pick OneTuesday &Thursday & Sunday will NOT have a 3rd post. The aim of the group is to create an evironment where you can share the Insta-love with other members and gain more likes/comments/follows on a long term basis.
Unless stated otherwise threads open between 9-12noon PST/12-3pm EST and close at 12 Midnight PST/3 AM. You are given 24 hours to reciprocate and cannot join another thread unless you have completed the ones you have participated in.
Monday: Insta Three Thread
You must leave a direct link to your account or select three photos you would like to be liked and like all links within 24 hours. If you leave a direct link to your account then the member has freedom to choose three pictures to like but it is preferable that you choose three photos to make it easier for the members in the thread.
Insta One: Similar to Monday’s thread Wednesday’s Insta one is about choosing 1 link for each member to like or leaving a direct link to your account.
Insta Three: Pick three links and comment whether you would like follows, comments or likes and then reciprocate on at least three other accounts and like their comments when done.Then like the status to show you have completed the thread.
Insta Comment: Pick one link you want commented on or leave a direct link to your account. Please make sure your account is public on all threads.
Friday- Sunday: Insta-Followers
The thread is open 48 hours and must be completed by the Wedneday at 11.59 PM EST. You must hashtag the number of your entry and write ‘read and agreed’ next to your link to show that you understand the rules. This is a follow all thread!
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