Whether you’re selling a product, a service or yourself on Instagram, having the most amount of followers has been the top prioritized goal for any user of the social media platform, with people having gone to the lengths of buying followers, to present an image of being a bigger brand to the end of actually getting to be as big as their numbers represent. Where that may have helped before, and in some ways, might still help in a small way to influence and gain more consumers of the content you post, Instagram has evolved their algorithm to make the number of followers you have less important, and the engagement your posts receive as much higher ranking value, in terms of having an even bigger reach and consistent growth and exposure.
Instagram’s New Algorithm As Of 2020
This year, Instagram doled out answers to longstanding questions and myths that people have regarding the way that content is portrayed to followers and how many likes they can get in a specific amount of time. Many users were under the impression that the first 30 minutes after posting are the most vital, and the number of likes you get in that amount can get your content more promoted to other followers that are currently not following your page. Some other myths included that videos gain precedence over pictures, longer comments are more special, and that fake followers or large numbers of followers means more traction and traffic for your page. Instagram has answered that there is not much truth to these rumors and it has developed an algorithm to naturally select the posts and accounts that have real following and real engagement to appear more to those followers who have either interacted with them before and shown high interest in the past, or users that interact with similar posts.
Post Reach And Engagement Matter The Most
It has been determined that the thing that can help you most with reaching a larger customer or follower base, is the post reach and engagement of your posts. Engagement here doesn’t mean someone’s about to get hitched, it’s a term used for describing the amount of real interaction of real followers whose liking and following patterns are monitored by the social media platform’s machine learning algorithm and uses it to target similar or the same content that they like to view based on what they have engaged with or regularly engage with.
Ever Evolving Algorithm Of Instagram
Instagram has been a pioneer in organic growth of user’s objectives of reaching their personal growth, and it stresses on continuing to find ways of promoting its real valuable users so that they continue to have a real and valuable experience all around for those that are putting the content out there as well for those who are consuming the content. The platform has also stated that since it’s algorithm is based on machine learning, it measures real-time interactions and trends and uses them to give the users what they want. That means that the algorithm is perpetually evolving and if you want to stay on top of your game, you should work on getting the maximum post reach.