Have you ever wondered why other Instagram or Twitter users start following you although you might not have an impressive account with lots of high-quality content and only use your channel for the occasional photo of your Saturday night out on the town or an extra picture-worthy self-made meal? Well, the reason is probably not because these users admire your content so much, they rather want to increase their group of followers. Following others with the intention for them to follow back is a common strategy used across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the like. With the increasing interest in and success of influencer marketing, the need for an extended reach becomes more and more urgent, giving rise to manifold strategies for expanding one’s followership.
Past December Instagram launched the new 'follow hashtags' feature stating that “Now it’s even easier to stay connected with the interest, hobbies, passions and communities”. But what's the new feature about, how can brands benefit from it and what's to consider?
Summer, sun and the need for a travel inspiration? If you have not planned your summer vacation yet and hope to find a sweet escape last minute, you can find the perfect inspiration right here! We will give you a hint on who to follow on Instagram to get some sunny holiday inspirations.
The term growth has a positive connotation when you think about it. No wonder people say “The more the merrier”, right? But if it is fake growth, the term does not seem to be that alluring any longer - fake growth sounds inauthentic and forged! In this article, we will discuss organic versus inorganic follower growth rates: How can fake growth rates on social media affect your influencer marketing campaigns and how can you detect them?
In our second Influencer Marketing Webinar, we discussed how to analyze influencers with InfluencerDB CEO and influencer marketing expert Robert Levenhagen.
Followers are the underlying factor of every social platform. Without followers, what is the point in creating content in the first place? The basic need of any influencer is to get followers who consume this content and engage with the channel. It might seem very basic and needless to define the follower concept, but it is important to have a very clear definition and exact knowledge on the concept of followers and its relevance for both influencers and companies engaging in influencer marketing. Followers are far more than just a number – although it might seem advantageous to have a tremendous amount of followers, we have to take a closer look at the composition of this metric. Instagram will serve as an example for this article to explain the mechanics of followers, although the concept itself can be transferred to any social platform.
Not every follower is a valuable one when it comes to engagement on the one hand and conversion on the other hand. But even if a user has mainly authentic followers, did not buy followers and does not engage in follow-for-follow, this user might still not be the right choice for an influencer marketing campaign because the user simply does not have the right authentic followers. Target group accuracy is key!
Users on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter try to to increase their follower groups with methods like follow-for-follow. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook explicitly forbid the participation in any automation services that facilitate follow-for-follow. But there are other ways to create a massive amount of engagement within 30 minutes of publishing a posting: Engagement groups.
Free Instagram followers! Get 1 million followers in 1 week! Fast and simple ways to gain a massive follower base! If you have ever googled any keyword in connection with Instagram, you probably came across headlines like those above. Pages, tools and providers promise huge numbers of followers in no time. We wondered: Does it work? Can we really go from 0 to 10,000 in 4 weeks?
We hate to break it to you, but not every follower of an influencer that is involved in your influencer marketing campaign will see the content you want to promote. You might have worked meticulously on the perfect campaign, analyzed and identified numerous influencers that fit your brand and figured out the right content to promote your product but you still do not reach your complete audience, since followers do not equal reach and reach does not equal engagement. Confusing? Let’s break it down!