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6 Surefire Ways to Grow Your Following on Instagram

Following these tips will help gain more followers

When it comes to marketing your brand, Instagram comes with unlimited potential. With their growing audience of 500 million active monthly users, your business has a giant opportunity to reach the demographic you’re seeking right at your fingertips. If you’re still floundering, we’ve compiled a few tips to give your Instagram following a boost.

Hashtag, hashtag, hashtag

Come up with a visually appealing photo, caption it with a compelling quote, and then…. do you hear crickets? You certainly won’t if you use hashtags. The hashtag is an Instagram brand’s best friend: it’s the easiest way for users to find content within a specific theme. Make sure everything you post has at least three appropriate hashtags to increase your exposure and your following.

Post, post, and post some more

There is no magic number for how often to post, but we see that accounts posting three to four times each day get the most engagement and following. At a minimum, you want to keep your content consistent, with a goal of at least once a day. Social media moves fast, and a potential follower who sees that you haven’t posted in a week may consider your account abandoned. The more content you post, the more opportunity you have to utilize hashtags that will make you visible to an untapped audience.

Get their attention

The best way to attract targeted followers is to search for your ideal accounts and get them to notice you by engaging with them consistently. If you don’t have the time to do this every day, InstaGrowth does it for you. Simply connect your Instagram account and select your target market. Then InstaGrowth engages with your prospects by liking their photos, based on hashtags that they use – hundreds each day!

Share the love

Make it a point to promote something other than you. Instagram makes it easy to tag other brands and promote other companies by sharing their products or services in your posts. Yes, there are benefits to not keeping it “all about you.” By tagging and sharing other businesses, you’ll get greater recognition for yourself and the company you’re promoting. You’ll develop alliances with other brands who may sing your praises on their feed, which will increase traffic and possibly sales.

Follow, comment, respond

Take time every day to connect with other accounts within your niche. Follow and comment on their content consistently. This will make you recognizable and reliable in the eyes of other brands, and they will often reciprocate by liking, commenting and following your account. And don’t forget your followers: respond to comments, thank them for compliments, and make the occasional post thanking them for their support.

Know the stats

DID YOU KNOW? Images with a high amount of background space get 29% more likes than close-ups of objects. Photos that are brighter generate 24% more likes than dark images. Lower saturation sees 18% more likes than vibrant colors. Pictures with human faces are 38% more likely to get likes than those with no faces.

When you know what gets Instagram’s audience engaged, you’ll be more likely to post the kind of content that will bring increased likes and followers your way.

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[NEW MUSIC ALERT] Smiles Official @SmilesOfficial | I Got A Bag #HEAT!

Smiles Official is a talented aspiring artist who uses witty wordplay and clever rhetoric to write the music that has all the ladies of South Florida willing to “make them panties drop”. Embracing his rich Jamaican background, Official has always been a lover of both music and food with lots of soul. In junction with his deeply embedded cultural roots, Smiles also accredits a large part of his success today to the city that raised him, Cutler Ridge (Miami, FL).
Not only was he able to launch his rap career in Cutler Ridge but he was also recognized by his city for being a force on the football field and a bullet on the track. Ripe with raw talent, Smiles Official embodied all that is carpe diem, and he has been seizing every moment since.
All in all, his attention was persistently sought out by many and he was able to broaden his network more and more every year. Through his affiliation with Deuce Mob, his love for music found him a temporary line of business as a party DJ. It was apparent even from then that Smiles Official was destined to be discovered. His energy radiates through a crowd like a surge of power. When Smiles Official is on the mic, everyone feels good. 
His life was at a high point, but little did he know, the sky is the limit. Upon returning to Miami during the Summer of 2008, Smiles Official was invited to take the stage at Club Tuckers. On this particular evening, the guest list was illustrious. Big Miami names such as Larry Dogg, Grind Mode and Piccalo were all in attendance, That night was a turning point in Official’s life; that night Smiles Official decided, “I’m not stopping until I make it, period.” 
Smiles Official is an original talent with a unique sound, he calls it Mood Music, and the streets love it! In just a year’s time, Smiles Official was able to release several mixtapes, including the ladies favorite PDM: Panty-Dropping Music. His performances have become commonplace at various reputable clubs in South Florida.
Smiles Official works closely with other Miami-based organizations and his current record label Streets Enterprise Entertainment, of which he is the Co-Founder. With the crowd of people who halfheartedly attempt to pursue a career in the Hip-Hop industry it is often difficult to tell the imposters from the real thing but you already know Smiles Official is as real as they come.
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Rumor Control: Pastor Troy Confirms Whether Or Not He Was Dating Minnie From ‘Little Women ATL’

Was Minnie P. Troy’s petite bae???

Pastor Troy Responds To Rumors He Dated Minnie From “Little Women ATL”

If you’ve been watching Lifetime’s Little Women: ATL then you’ve surely heard about “Mama Bear” Minnie whose been adamant that she has a rapper boyfriend in ATL.

According to the 4’3 starlet she and Pastor Troy dated for about 8 months even though her mother and her friends never met nor spotted them together.

Pastor Troy himself has taken to Instagram to speak on the dating claims and joked that he and Minnie broke up because “she has a short fuse.”

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Lord…

He also added this video about being dumped on Lifetime.

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What do YOU think about Pastor Troy and Minnie dating???

Source: Rumor Control: Pastor Troy Confirms Whether Or Not He Was Dating Minnie From ‘Little Women ATL’

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Ice Cube Hints At Bringing Out N.W.A. & West Side Connection At Coachella

 

ICE CUBE TEASES THAT HIS COACHELLA WILL BE LEGENDARY!

 Ice Cube has been confirmed as a performer at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Last Friday (Jan. 15), while visiting The Talk the legendary lyricist made a few statements that has Hip-Hop excited about his suggested “surprise” guests. The left-coast icon mentioned bring out members from his respected groups.

“I got some tricks up my sleeve. I can’t reveal it all,” reflected the Hip-Hop pioneer. “But I’m trying to bring the members of N.W.A together. Come with me on the stage. Give everybody a little history lesson on Ice Cube and N.W.A, Westside Connection. Everything I’ve been doing over the years.”

[ALSO READ: Ice Cube Responds To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar Snub: “We Ain’t Worried About It!”]

Last year, while performing at the BET Experience MC Ren, DJ Yella, Ice Cube rocked the mic. Before that appearance over two decades had passed since N.W.A. came together. Although Dr. Dre didn’t make the show, some think it was this reconciliation that spawned the critically-hailed N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Is this announcement enough to make one purchase a Coachella ticket?

 

 

 

 

Source: Ice Cube Hints At Bringing Out N.W.A. & West Side Connection At Coachella

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Rapper gets pulled over, offers cops mixtape instead of ID

 

 

According to police, 18-year-old rapper Volvique Louis Jean Jr. offered his new mixtape as ID instead of his driver’s license when he was pulled over for reckless driving.

Jean was pulled over by police after his car and two others sped into the bus loop at the Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach. The cars narrowly missed students who had just been dismissed from school.

Officers drove into the center of the road in a golf cart and forced the cars to pull over. When the officers asked Jean for ID, he pulled out instead his new mixtape.

One of the people in the other cars called out to officers that they were there to pick up a friend. The officers recognized several of the people in the cars as former students, including Jean.

The cars then pulled out into the road and sped off, nearly hitting more students on their way to flee the scene.

Jean has since been charged with eluding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and trespassing on school grounds.

Source: Rapper gets pulled over, offers cops mixtape instead of ID

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