If you have your own online business and you are present on social networks, surely Instagram is your main focus of attention.
For this reason, and so that you can get a lot of juice out of this social network, we are going to share some secrets that not everyone takes into account when exploiting it, such as knowing how many are the maximum allowed followers and followed on Instagram. Take note!
What is the maximum number of accounts I can follow on Instagram?
Initially, this social network allowed its users to follow a huge number of accounts. In general, this practice was used by companies to take advantage of a large audience.
However, to improve the user experience on the tool and prevent spam, Instagram imposed a maximum limit of users that each account can follow: 7,500. When you reach that number of “follows” you will only be able to follow someone new in case you no longer follow another person.
What is the maximum number of followers I can have on Instagram?
In this case, and fortunately for businesses, there is no limit to the number of people who can follow your account. They can reach millions and millions!
In the following video, we tell you some strategies to get more followers on your brand’s Instagram. Are you ready to grow your audience? 😉
1. Make a Giveaway
An effective way to get more followers is to run a contest or giveaway. This action will help you make your brand known to those interested in your products and will also renew the interest of your current followers.
It is important to establish what type of raffle or contest you are going to carry out, the prize and what are the objectives you want to achieve.
Setting the objectives will allow you to understand, once the action is over, how its performance was. If, for example, what you are looking for is more followers and more interaction, then these are the elements to measure at the end of the giveaway.
It is also important that you offer an attractive prize that encourages people to participate.
To make your brand known, the ideal is to establish rules to participate that users follow your profile, ‘like’ the publication, and also add a comment tagging one or more friends.
In this way, you will generate a good interaction in your publications and it will be made known to a greater number of people.
You can also choose a theme or a special date to do the draw and attract more people, not only because of the prize but because the publication is attractive and fun.
Remember that the bases and conditions of the draw must be very clear to ensure good development.
Don’t forget: use Stories to promote the contest and Livestream the giveaway to announce the winners. Use your creativity to get good images of those moments and also the drawing, text, and tagging tools that Instagram offers you.
2. Optimize the # Hashtags
There are two extremes to avoid when it comes to hashtags. Using very general hashtags (which are used by thousands of people daily) makes it difficult for potential users of your brand to find your product. On the other hand, using very specific hashtags, with words that no one is using at the time, can make it impossible to find your store.
The idea is that you select a list of hashtags within the trend, but without being of massive use. Create two lists: one that includes words that identify your brand and another with words that identify the product you are going to promote.
A useful tip is to create an exclusive hashtag for your store for your customers to use every time they buy one of your products.
If you are already using hashtags in your posts, update your list after a few months, as their use is changing and you have to keep them up to date to continue attracting followers.
Some time ago, Instagram launched a functionality related to hashtags that allow users to follow them and find topics that are of interest to them. The tool learns with the instructions given by the user, to provide increasingly attractive content.
3. Advertise on Instagram
It is very important that you consider the possibility of advertising on Instagram to reach a larger audience that can become true customers of your brand.
Choose a good photo of your product or campaign, establish your target audience well and promote some benefits (such as a discount or free shipping on selected products).
Is there a maximum limit of people I can follow per hour?
Although so far Instagram has not released official data on this, the experience of some users indicates that there is a limit to this type.
If you start following people, you will see that you can follow a maximum of 200 users per hour. Once you cross that limit, you have to wait sometime before you can follow a new profile.
Instagram has become one of the most popular applications in recent times, to the extent that it stands as one of the most fundamental for people. In it, we can share our tastes, but also concerns. At the same time, it allows you to interact with some celebrities who are active on this platform.
Initially, it only allowed us to share images, but over time IG stories arrived, as well as reels, although the latter are dominated by celebrities. Instagram is one of the applications preferred by young people and although Facebook remains the one with the largest number of users, Instagram increases its followers day by day.
This type of network allows us to be aware of what happens with celebrities, as we said before, it is also possible to interact with celebrities. A special section is the so-called influencers who create content exclusively for their followers since it is their job. Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and was launched on October 6, 2010.
Another case is the celebs, who value the dedication of their followers in a special way, so they decide to keep them up to date with what is happening in their lives day by day with many news and some special material.
Top 20 Instagram Influencers with the Most Followers
In recent years, the Top 20 Instagram influencers with the most followers have remained without many changes, it is the same characters that remain with some slight modifications. The one who continues to be the user with the largest number of followers is Cristiano Ronaldo; the footballer has 352 million followers. The second position is occupied by the socialite Kylie Jenner with more than 270 million followers.
|S.No.||User||Owner||Number of Followers (in millions)|
|4||@Leo Messi||Leo Messi||354.4|
|5||@Selena Gomez||Selena Gomez||340.6|
|8||@Ariana Grande||Ariana Grande||325.5|
|11||@Justin Bieber||Justin Bieber||252.6|
|15||@Taylor Swift||Taylor Swift||221.2|
|20||@Miley Cyrus||Miley Cyrus||180.5|