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Get More Likes On Instagram Without Having To Spend A Dime

Get More Likes on Instagram Without Having To Spend A Dime


Two things have happened over the last 2 weeks I’m writing another blog about how to get more likes on Instagram. AND Instagram is on a war path again when it comes to organic likes, reach and audience growth.





Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen influencers who I keep tabs on week to week, see engagement drops. Big engagement drops. Also, I’ve been notified that Instagram is throwing more action blocks into the mix.


Action blocks if you have never gotten one (consider yourself lucky) is when Instagram blocks you for doing too many actions in a certain time. Is it based on hourly? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Actions.




A lot of people are confident it is a total of actions per month and if you exceed the action limit they suspect you of being a bot and block you from doing any activities (liking, commenting, following, messaging) for a week or two. It is ridiculous.


Instagram in my opinion was a much more powerful platform when they didn’t lock down everyone on such strict guidelines. Let us be social on your social media app please.


Anyways, they adjust so we at SpectSocial have to as well. To adjust this time, we are focusing on how you can get more likes on Instagram.


Yes of course we offer Powerlikes and audience growth. All of which will help you gain engagement and likes immediately and for the long haul. However, if you want to gain engagement and likes on Instagram without paying, there are some starters that you can do to get ahead of the masses.


All of these below will be proven strategies and easy strategies to put into place to help you take advantage of Instagram’s engagement.



Keep a Consistent Color Scheme to Get More Likes on Instagram


Nothing is worse when you go to someone’s page and they have some photos in; black and white, others in vibrant saturated colors, others in dull colors, some tinted blue or red, others dark and others where the brightness is turned way up. Let’s keep things consistent folks!




This is what will help you get likes as well as popularity. Think of national geographic magazine. When they send you a copy and you look at the images, they are all edited very similar! Treat Instagram as your own magazine. Make it look like a best seller.

I suggest these apps or software’s to help you save editing presets for each photo:


  • Photoshop

  • Lightroom

  • VSCO

  • Snapseed


These are my favorite, the most tested, effective apps and computer based software.



Only Use Vertical Photos


To keep your grid (the appearance of your photos next to each other as you scroll through your profile) intact, you want to keep all photos vertical.


If you add a horizontal image into the fray when you are scrolling through the grid you will see black above the actual photo. Nothing ruins a scroll like seeing a chunk of black among a sea of image.



Use The Right Hashtags


I did an earlier blog, Instagram Search and Explore, where I talked about how to use the right hashtags to gain organic reach on Instagram.


I suggested the app “Hashme” or “Hashtag Expert.” Both of these apps are built to streamline the hashtag search process for you. All you do is search a keyword related to your page or the image itself and it will find the top hashtags related to that keyword.





From there you can copy and paste whichever tags you want right into your Instagram post’s caption or comments. How easy is that!!



Engage With People to Get More Likes on Instagram!!!!


The last way on how you can get more likes on Instagram is to constantly engage and network with your followers or people who are engaging with pages in your niche.


We do that for you if you are a client of SpectSocial, however if you are not, it is important for you to do so. Instagram, like Facebook, is built to get people closer together.


Instagram wants you to connect with friends and family. What most people don’t realize is that only about 5-7% of your followers will see your post. How insane is that.


To combat this, when you get a new follower, like their post, comment on it, message them, talk with them. This will tell the algorithm that you are friends with them, have connections with them and increase the chances that they see your post. Helping you go from 5-7% average view rate to 7-10% and beyond!


Now that you know some of my free secrets on how to get more likes on Instagram, take advantage of this advice.


My goal is to help all the readers and my clients succeed in growth, engagement and sales on the platform and this is the most battle, tested way without spending a dime.


If you want to save time, we are always happy to help you do it. Until then, let’s go out and get more likes on Instagram! If you know someone else who is searching for how they can get more likes on Instagram, give this blog a share. Let’s make the platform a more beneficial place for all.

Author Chris Costello Chris Costello: Chris is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at SpectSocial. Find him on Facebook @chris.costello.92

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