I have already blogged about my feelings about PAYING for likes on Instagram (I am against it for the record). However, I have discovered that there are other innovative/controversial ways to get more likes on Instagram. So, I thought it would be interesting to share!
(Please note: this blog post is for fun. I am not recommending, criticizing, or complaining about these innovative and crazy ways that people are getting more likes on Instagram. In my opinion, as long as you aren’t cheating (paying for likes) – do what you gotta do!)
- Tag makeup “celebrities” in your photos and hashtags – I was perusing a fellow Instagrammer’s account and noticed that she was receiving a lot of likes. I decided to read through her #hashtags for inspiration. I noticed that she used the following hashtags: #jaclynhill #amrezy #norvina AND tagged these people in her photos.
- Tag popular makeup products in your hashtags – I have also noticed a few accounts that tag popular products such as #kylielipkit in every photo they post (even if the photo does not contain a Kylie Lip Kit)
- Comment on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram – Go look at Kylie Jenner’s Instagram account and take a look at one of her recent photos. You will see “LB” everywhere. This stands for “Like Back” and people are using her account to gain likes. I also heard a fellow Instagrammer claim that she posts legitimate and relevant comments on Kylie Jenner’s photos as soon as they are posted to get more likes.
- Join a “Like Pod” on Instagram – I am a member of a Facebook group for bloggers and I saw a ton of people talking about “Like Pod” or “Comment Pod” on Instagram. So, I decided to join one. It is basically a group message on Instagram where you post your Instagram image to the group. Then, everyone in the group goes and likes or comments on your photo.
- Emojis – I have to admit, this one drives me crazy. If you follow any big YouTuber on Snapchat, then you have probably heard them instruct their followers to go leave an Emoji on their Instagram (or YouTube video). The more comments you have on a photo, the more of a chance you will end up on one of the Popular pages which will result in more likes.
- “Happy Wednesday” – OK, I am sure there are people out there that are truly wishing you a Happy Wednesday. However, there are some accounts that post “Happy Monday”, “Happy Tuesday”… etc on every picture. They COULD just be really really happy people. However, I think that most of these accounts are trying to get you to respond back with “Happy Wednesday”. Again, this leads to an increase in comments which improves your chance of ending up on one of the Popular pages.
Again, I am not hating on any of these methods. I am simply fascinated by the creative ways that people have found to get more likes on Instagram after the algorithm change screwed us all. However, I recently witnessed a debate where someone argued that they thought that some of these methods were just as bad as paying for likes. Their reasoning? The engagement isn’t authentic.
I agree to a certain extent. However, I think that these methods still require effort and hard work. Whereas paying for likes requires no effort at all (and therefore, should not be rewarded). What is your opinion about some of these methods to get more likes on Instagram?