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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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Here are this month’s new releases from authors on your shelves and your favorite genres. Enjoy!

NEW RELEASES BY GENRE

The Lake House
City on Fire
See Me
Pretending to Dance
Smoke
Fiction
Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
Humans of New York: Stories
Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe
The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
The Givenness of Things: Essays
Nonfiction
Carry On
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
A Madness So Discreet
These Shallow Graves
Young Adult
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
Orbiting Jupiter
The Nest
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Children’s
The Witches: Salem, 1692
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
History & Biography
The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
Binge
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
M Train
Home Is Burning: A Memoir
Memoir & Autobiography
Playing with Fire
Rogue Lawyer
The Searcher
Dark Corners
Flipped For Murder
Mystery & Thriller
Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1)
Turbulence
Cold-Hearted Rake
Irresistibly Yours (Oxford, #1)
Everything I Left Unsaid (Everything I Left Unsaid, #1)
Romance
Radiance
Our Lady of the Ice
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
A Borrowed Man
Saturn Run
Science Fiction
After Alice
Slade House
Welcome to Night Vale
Wake of Vultures (The Shadow, #1)
She Walks in Shadows
Fantasy
The Secret Chord
All the Stars in the Heavens: A Novel
The Hours Count
Cleopatra's Shadows
Twain's End
Historical Fiction
Killing and Dying: Stories
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town
Monster: A Graphic Novel
The Multiversity
The Fall of the House of West
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[Single] POINT – Soop’ed Up | @DaOfficialPoint

 

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Rapper “Point” Hargrave was born in Evanston, Illinois about 10 miles North of Chicago. Point was raised by a single God-fearing mother who nourished and encouraged him to pursue his dreams in music. He grew up on the west side of Chicago which wasn’t necessarily the easiest upbringing. Point grew up witnessing the murders of friends and was constantly surrounded by violence. When you ask; Point what motivates him to make music he humbly replies: “When I was young I never knew if I would make it out the hood my motivation was to give my mother a better life, and that’s something I could not do as a child. Point has had dreams of becoming a rapper ever since he was 8 years old.Point’s very first major project is his upcoming mixtape Stay On Point,he worked with a couple local producers on the mixtape such as The Trakman, Mydo and he worked with producers out-of-town like platinum statz and a producer from London name Rawheatz. His song “Who Iz U” instantly became a street banger; it received a great response from the streets. Point has been offered a few independent label offers but has chosen to remain unsigned at this time. When asked about his future Point says “I just want put out a product of music that everyone can relate to and enjoy”. The music business is looking for a breath of fresh air and that’s me.” This is a business and you have to work hard for what you want, and in the end that’s what gains you the most success with your fans.

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Please tell us about the concept of the new single “Sooped Up”?
I like the movies fast n the furious in the movie there cars are Soop’ed Up they got everything in them better engine’s, interior etc! So in my song im Soop’ed Up like the car but wit women, jewelry and money so I turned it around.

Who were involved in this project? 
Well the song Soop’ed Up was produced by Raw Heatz. Written and performed by me and it was recorded at Fort-knocks studio in Tampa Fl,  mixed and mastered by Jose Drumzz.

What are your plans for this single?
My plans for this single is getting a buzz and make new fans, making it a trend for people to say there Soop’ed Up. I’m hoping that a&r’s will hear it and start to watch me and also managers might like what they hear and want to represent me. I also have some females in Atlanta making a dance to it so we can put in on YouTube and worldstar hip-hop.

What should your fans expect from you in the near future? 
I’m done with my mixtape called Confessions Of a Addict! I have plenty of singles I ‘d like to drop before the mixtape the next song will be F#ck you 2 Times! And also i expect to do alot of videos and features with other artist and one day I can get on somebody’s tour.

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[Music Video] Zach Farlow- Solo| @ZachFarlow

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  It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Video to you! This young man hails from [my second home] Atlanta and I must say that I was sleep on him until my boss, Tony Neal told me about him. Take the time to listen to his joint and follow him on twitter! You can thank me later!

 

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Platinum DJ of The Month

[Platinum DJ of the Week] @THEDJDOLLAR

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum DJ to you! I had the pleasure of meeting DJ Dollar at the Core DJs Retreat in Miami and  in Jackson, MS. I must say that I was very impressed with this young man. Please take the time to read this and I’m sure you’ll be impressed as well.

 

 

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Success has been written and etched in stone, when your birth name is Dollar. Achieving aspirations and goals are DJ Dollar’s focus and settling for less is not an option for this West African native.  Dollar  Agbemadon, better known as DJ Dollar was born in Accra, Ghana on September 23, 1992 to Joseph and Monique Agbemadon. Dollar, the youngest of three siblings, has spent most of his time in schools in Ghana; Crown Prince Academy, Morning Star school and Lincoln Community School.  Currently, he is attending West Virginia University majoring Business administration with a minor in PR and French.

 

Throughout the years, DJ Dollar has devoted a significant amount of time and energy to music. Devoting a significant amount of time and energy to music in his teens and his love for the art of DJing gave him a strong positive affirmation to pursue this as a full-time business. In 2005, DJ Dollar was given the opportunity to turn his admiration into reality at a college party in Brittany, France. “By simply performing a baby scratch several times on the record, I felt a strong positive feeling that run through my body” says DJ Dollar.

In 2008, completing school was a high priority, so Dollar had to focus on his education. Promoters began to hire him for high school dances, picnics and talent shows in 2010. This was a confirmation that DJ Dollar has a career awaiting him.  “Its a business, my main goal is to keep dj’ing, grow my brand and reputation; but on the business side of things, I have the dream of opening a high-class lounge in West Africa”.

In 2011, after graduating high school, he wasn’t able to start college due to a series of family misfortunes. However, this didn’t discourage him, it encouraged him to press forward. DJ Dollar contacted his mentor from Ghana, DJ Peekay, and began interning as a junior DJ, to see how to control the crowd with music.  DJ Peekay extended an invitation to his home to teach Dollar the basic method of beat matching.  “It was the only instructional session he has ever given me to date. He speaks in parables every single time; let’s me explore on my own, like how he learnt on his own and he has made it to the top” says Dollar. With limited funds, he bought a Numark Mixdeck Pro 1st Generation and dj’d his first party at his former high school. Gigs didn’t stop for Dollar, although he couldn’t afford a laptop or a Serato box. One of my main goals is “making music a universal language” “If someone like @djnabsinlab who has made it still stays up late to PRACTICE then I’ll never stop practicing.”

Late December of 2011, Dollar started his first semester at West Virginia University and immediately made friends throughout the campus. During this time, he faced a major loss in the family, his brother suddenly passed on, Dollar wanted to make his brother proud because he was a big supporter.   His first event was the “2012 Africa night”; then followed by a graduation party in May for a Ghanaian, who just graduated from the university. His sister, who is a big supporter, helped him purchase his first console, a Numark NS7, which had Serato itch built-in.  At this time, his career started picking up, gaining gigs from private events in the summer to university events – in the late fall.

With his popularity increasing daily, he began working with locals, DJ Fiesto and DJ Monstalung, at hip hop showcases, tailgate parties and a bar named “Chic n Bones.. In Spring of 2013, Dollar became the university’s DJ and started branching out into weddings, more corporate events and building a team.  “Two of my main mentors, who have always been with me in Morgantown, DJ Arthur King (CEO of MYRADIO NETWORK and Power 909 FM) and DJ Monstalung (CEO of PartyMonstas)”. DJ Arthur King gave him a slot on his radio station and guided him on how to be a “Radio DJ”. DJ Monstalung made him a key person in the Morgantown hip hop scene.

 

 

 

Hosting parties became fairly interesting and Dollar knew that this could catapult his career into another stratosphere. Hosting a party with DJ JAM MASTER J’SON, the son of the legendary RUN DMC DJ, Jam Master Jay was the most memorable experience of a lifetime.  The hosting didn’t stop after that, in Fall of 2013, he hosted a Pusha T after party when he came to WVU.  “I had the great pleasure of opening up for the “World Famous G-Unit DJ,  DJ Whoo Kid. I couldn’t believe he was standing next to me.  I have listened to him since I was 13!” Another mentor, “Core DJ”, DJ Schemes, an alumnus of WVU,  when he came for the homecoming weekend,  he advised him on several things. After DJ Schemes’ advice, “I kept hitting the road and ended up doing shows in Cincinnati too. I have fans that love me out there!” says Dollar.

DJ Dollar knows that he has to travel outside of his limits, to effectively network with other DJs. Recently, he traveled to Miami, Florida for his first “Core DJs” retreat, where he met the world-renowned DJ Scratch,  the 1988 New Music Seminar Battle For World Supremacy DJ Champion, 3 Time Grammy-Nominated Multi-Platinum Producer, The 2010 “Master Of The Mix” Winner & The 2012 & 2013 Global Spin Awards Turntablist Of The Year.

Candidly speaking,  “I’m an aspiring Core DJ. Core DJs opened my eyes to the world of music business and made me realize that djing these days is more than just an art. I’m an entrepreneur studying business administration in college and a good DJ”.

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[Platinum Artist] @DaRealYungHood – Y.N.T.M.

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing some new music to you! I always welcome you to my Platinum Music Listening Party! Please feel free to leave a comment about the music presented to you today!

[Single] Yung Hood – Y.N.T.M. (YUNG NIGGAS THROWING MONEY)

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Brandon Gardner (born May 29, 1989), better known by his stage name Yung Hood, is an up and coming Hip-Hop recording artist born in Indianola, Mississippi. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after graduating from Custer High School class of 2007, he decided to take his rap talents a lot more serious. In 2011 he signed his first legal contract with DUN DID DAT RECORDS owned by rapper/C.E.O. Bigg Rick. February 2013 he dropped a mixtape entitled “Outta Space Swagg” hosted by DJ. Jerry and Monte Carlo. He is working on a mixtape project entitled “Industry Terrorist”, he is also working on his first debut album entitled “The Arrival” where he just released his new hit single from, entitled “YNTM” (Yung Niggas Throwin Money). Yung Hood is currently chasing his dreams and focusing on his future, in which possibly holds a position in the music industry.

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Produced by Kid Flash

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VINE.COM @DAREALYUNGHOOD

Twitter @DaRealYungHood

BOOKYUNGHOOD@GMAIL.COM

OR RICKY FERGUSON (414)460-8500

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I Need War – @Tip @YoungThug

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MVP – @CoolAmerikaAMG ft Offset @MigosATL

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Go Crazy – @DJDrizzle @LilSpigg_Bolo @FrontStree

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She Works Hard – @CominToAmerica

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Freaky Girl – @Bishop_DaGreat

‪#‎PinkChocolate‬@KalykoMuzik

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Made Me (Freestyle) – @ChrisBrown @TreySongz

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Trouble – @MigosATL @TIP

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Who Day – @TrinidadJames @Currensy_Spitta

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Be Like – @LantanaEasy

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What A Shame – @RickyRozay @FrenchMontana

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Hot Nigga (Freestyle) – @FreeRemyMa

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Hell Yeah (Remix) – @JudgeDaBoss @RickyRozay

@Drake

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DJ SKNO Intro – @Coredjskno @OfficialCoreDJs

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Deep – @DJMustard @RickyRozay @WizKhalifa

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