Appearing in Instagram suggestions is one of the easiest ways to get noticed on the platform. It can help you gain notoriety and visibility which will ultimately lead to an increase in your number of followers. But, how can you do that? Read on to find out.
Read the rules set by Instagram and what actions you have to implement
A suggested user has to post original content and have a unique perspective. It is a photo-sharing community. And if you want to succeed on this platform, you have to be singular. You have to bring a personal and original touch to your feed.
When promoting suggested users, the platform showcases community members who have exemplary behaviour and content that is in accordance with the guidelines of Instagram. So, you cannot use any software or applications that cheat the system by allowing you to gain followers artificially. If you do this, you will be penalized. Moreover, if you acquire followers artificially, it will lower your reach automatically and decrease your credibility.
Instagram wants users who post new and interesting content. In order to introduce some new users to an already talented set of users, it will check, remove, and add users to its list continually. There is no specific number on how many people are added to this list every week. But, they announced that in the next few months, they will be updating the list of suggested users often which will make it easier for them to track the users. So, you have to be original, inventive, and innovative while posting your photos. This will maximize your chances of being selected.
Suggested users cultivate the Instagram community and are often the ambassadors for the community. So, what you need to do is promote and enhance your participation in the internal communities.
Observe and try attempting the best practices of influencers
There are some types of accounts that are favoured by Instagram. These are the ones that are highly staffed (have a large following) or the audited ones (accounts with a blue tick). So, if you have more followers, your posts will have more impact, and you will be more likely to be successful.
For this, you need active followers who will get you several likes on your posts which will boost your commitment. You need users who are inactive or too passive.
Try to get your account verified
Getting your account verified on Instagram is like getting the Holy Grail. Usually, the verified accounts are attributed to stars or companies. But, this doesn’t mean that it is not possible for you. Here is what you can do:
- Login your Instagram account through the app. You can’t do this from a desktop.
- Visit your account profile.
- Click on the menu present at the top right.
- Click on Settings followed by Account and Request verification.
After this, you will have to fill out a form where you will be entering the following details:
- Known as (nickname of full name)
- Category to which your account belongs:
Then, you will have to download your proof of identity followed by validating the request.
It might take weeks for your badge to be issued. This is not an automatic process. Instagram will be verifying your application to check if it’s credible in relation to your posts and whether or not its compliance with Instagram’s guidelines. If you have a Company or Brand account, you will be required to provide a document that certified that it is an organization.
So, these were a few steps that you can take to appear as a suggested account on Instagram. These might not be sure-shot ways, but it will definitely increase your chances significantly.