MostlyBlogging has never published a two-part series. That is how powerful Instagram is.
Instagram is a social media site that has over 300 million monthly users.
The reaction to How to Get Tremendous Blog Traffic with Instagram Part I varied from excitement to confirmation that Instagram does have potential to get you enormous blog traffic.
This potential applies to every blogger in every blogging niche.
According to Aimee (FortyByFortyFitness.com),
Instagram is my favorite social media platform because it’s so engaging! I have made so many connections on Instagram that have ended up carrying over into followers on my blog and other social networks.Instagram has the power to create enormous traffic for any blogger. Click To Tweet
Just to show Instagram has the potential to drive traffic to any blog, in any niche, I have invited Roz Corieri to explain how she uses Instagram to get traffic to her blog, a cooking site.
Roz, take it away.
Every blogger has a favorite set of social media tools. After a period of time, bloggers can determine the social media that their readers prefer within that toolbox.
Reasons Bloggers Should Use Instagram to Get Blog Traffic
1. Instagram has quickly risen to being one the top favorite platforms for sharing content that leads people to blogs.
2. For me, even though I have more people following me on Facebook, I receive more interaction and comments from those that follow me on Instagram.
3. That engagement is what helps indicate to Google that you have increased authority in your area of content.
4. Mobile access to blogs has grown significantly in importance alongside the mobility of creating instant content wherever you are and whenever. So many people prefer Instagram due to the ability to view fast and brief snippets of images that they are interested in. People want information in nano-seconds in our time-crunched busy lives. Instagram is instant exposure.
6 Ways Bloggers Can Achieve Success on Instagram
Shoot beautiful images. Instagram is all about visual interest. So the quality of your photos is key to increasing interest in your content, thus growing your followers, and that all-important ‘engagement’ through comments.
So make an investment in a smart phone with the best camera offered. Some of my phone camera shots are just as fantastic as those shot with my DSLR camera.
Create an interesting bio in your profile: Write a bio about yourself that reflects your personality, interests, and is consistent with the photos that you are sharing. People who like what they are reading about you are more likely to follow you, so it’s important to make a great first impression in your bio.
This is also where you must include you blog’s web address to lead people to your blog.
Use a photo of yourself that reflects the same . . . it’s about consistency. Your image and brand personality should all tie together and say the same message about yourself and your blog.
After posting a variety of photos, determine which themes receive the most likes and comments and continue to focus on those that your readers prefer.
Although I am a food blogger, I enjoy sharing photos of my travel experiences and of nature. My followers enjoy them and learn more about my own personality as well.
Write a short, interesting description of each photo and anything that you’re thinking or feeling about the content of the photo. People enjoy reading a brief statement from you. It helps them connect further with you and stimulates additional interest to visit your blog.
Use hashtags that are relevant to your blog. These allow your photos to be seen by anyone interested in your topics if your Instagram account is public.
When a wonderful photo image is found with a mention in your photo caption of your blog link located in your profile, it leads more people to your full blog. Don’t overuse hashtags, with five being the max to use.
I have so many tips for you to help your blog through Instagram, so contact me if you have any questions and want to keep the conversation going!
Thanks to Janice for giving me this guest post opportunity!
Roz Corieri Paige is the author of “La Bella Vita Cucina”, a blog that focuses on her love of Italian food recipes, life on a country acreage, gardening, and travel experiences.
Roz began blogging in 2008 to journal about her journey of living life with an appreciation for the beauty that surrounds her. After sharing family recipes, her readers asked for more and her blog grew into a world-wide community of like-minded friends.
Roz lives in South Carolina with her husband, four cats, three horses, and three dogs. When she’s not in the kitchen or garden, Roz is a university marketing professor and finds time to play with her grandchildren, especially teaching them how to have fun in the kitchen and garden.
Me again: Thank you so much to Roz for coming here today to further explain how to get traffic to your blogs from Instagram. Let’s go show Roz our gratitude and offer her some blog love by visiting her blog, La Bella Vita Cucina.
Before you click her link, please share this article, so other bloggers know the potential for getting traffic to their blogs from Instagram.
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What did you think of Roz’s article? Have you tried Instagram since last week’s post? Have you tried it at all? If yes, what are your experiences with it? What social media site have you had the most success with? I look forward to your views.