We are pretty impressed with how Instagram is growing here in Tanzania. In fact, it’s growing at a higher rate than in many other countries. The Tanzanian people show a particular interest in visual content and Instagram is all about that.
The social media platform is growing by 300 million active users per month, which is 15 times more than the participation of Facebook users, and by 40 compared to those of Twitter.
What is the best way to maximize your effort?
- Publish regularly to keep your followers engaged.
- Photos are 26% more appealing than videos on Instagram.
- The pictures in which a person appears, work 32% better than the images in which no people appear.
- Do not use more than 5 hashtags to avoid saturation of irrelevant information to the user.
- The Mayfair filter increases the user’s participation by 2% compared to other filters.
- The use of images of real people who make use of the product to be promoted increases participation by more than 30%.
What tools can you use to better manage your Instagram account?
Manage your Instagram account with Iconsquare, it is a paid tool that allows you to view all information at a glance. It is an analytical tool that allows you to monitor & manage the activity and participation of your community. Within the tool, you can see people connecting, commenting, sharing, deleting and adding new followers, etc.
Share content from your followers with tools like Repost, an external application that allows you to browse the content of your Instagram, and republish the content that interests you. You can like, comment or re-publish an image to share it with your followers.
Analyze what your competition does with Metricool, which looks for your competitor based on keywords. You can identify the Keywords to track and once they are identified, it gives you general statistics. It analyzes the frequency of publication of your competitor, the number of followers you have, how many followers they get by update, etc.
Use Hootsuite to search multiple hashtags on Instagram; The easiest way to search multiple hashtags on Instagram is to set up search streams in a social listening tool like Hootsuite to track the hashtags you’re interested in so you can see all the relevant content on one screen without having to conduct each one as an individual Instagram hashtag search.
How to convert Instagram users into customers
Highlight new products. You can use Instagram to highlight new products you’re about to launch. You can also go a step further and use it to give your users an inside look at the business. The step-by-step process of the making/launching of a product. Doing this can leave your followers with a desire to get the products in their hands.
Repost it. Is there a customer who uploaded a funny photo with your product? Repost it and let him/her see that he/she is important in your community. This simple gesture helps to keep the user loyal and creates a more direct relationship with him/her.
Give them that moment of relaxation. Use images that evoke emotions in your followers. A great example of a company that does this well is Coke.
Share, connect, and interact. Once you’ve uploaded your photos, add a link to your store, respond to comments and use hashtags, to get broadcast on other networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Not everything is the product. A brand is nothing without the team that creates it. Show your staff and share how you create what you do.
Always remember, social media networks are all about relationships. Try having a dialogue with your users, bringing them value. Your audience and their needs and likes are everything.
Do you want to launch and grow your social media accounts to increase brand awareness?, Talk to us today; at [email protected] and we will help you plan and manage the best social media strategy for your business.