Some people might see this is a bit of a controversial post. I mean, people who crave lots of likes on social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram are often called horrible names that I won’t repeat here (hint: it rhymes with ‘likeBORES’). But there’s nothing wrong with making sure more people see your post and appreciate it. With my guide to getting more likes online, you’ll be doing so totally legitimately. You won’t be flashing the flesh (unless you want to) or buying them from a dodgy place that deals with fake accounts. Here’s my guide to getting more likes online:
Research Peak Times for Each Platform that You Use
When you know the peak times for each social platform, you can post during these times. More people will see your post, and hey presto, you’ll get more likes! There’s a little contradictory information on the web on the actual peak times, so it’ll be up to you to test the theories and see what gets the best result from your friends and followers. It shouldn’t be long before you know the best time to change your profile picture or write that hilarious status!
Use your sense of humour in the things you post. Don’t take yourself too seriously. I much prefer using humour to taking my clothes off and posting sexy pictures to get likes. Anybody can take their clothes off and strike a seductive post. How many people can make a witty remark and make you laugh? It’s much harder to do that, so I value it much higher. You can even use things like the social meme generator to get something funny across!
Don’t try to be anybody else but yourself. Think for yourself and post for yourself. It’ll be so much more satisfying when you see that people like you for you rather than the person you pretend to be, or somebody that you copy.
Hashtag Your Posts Accurately
When posting on Instagram and Twitter, hashtags become more important. It amazes me that to this day, people still don’t know how to use hashtags properly. Hashtags help to classify and basically label your posts so that people looking for something in that category can find it. Let’s use a pair of new black, knee high boots as an example. You take a great picture to go on Instagram, and then you begin tagging. You’d want the picture to be in categories like #Blackboots and #Kneehighboots, you could even put it in broader categories, like #boots. People who look at these hashtags will find your boots, and it could be helpful for them. However, if you hashtag things like this: #Black #Boots #Knee #High #Boots, you’re not going to get anywhere and quite frankly, you’ll look stupid. Your boots will then be in the categories, #knee, and #high. What have those individual categories actually go to do with your new boots? Nothing. Your boots will be in the midst of pictures of knees….and high things? What sense does that make? It isn’t about hashtagging every single word or having the most hashtags, it’s having the most effective hashtags.
*I don’t know how popular the hashtags I’ve used here are. I used a random example to make my point!
Like/Comment Other People’s Posts
If you comment and like other people’s posts, they’ll be more likely to comment and like your posts. More people will also find you this way. The stronger your presence, the more your profile will be viewed and have potential to get likes. Try to comment things that could be helpful. At least comment something genuine. I get lots of comments on my Instagram pictures saying things like, ‘great!’. That’s not relevant to my specific post, and I just know they’ve commented the same thing on other pictures. Make a valuable contribution to a post if possible!
DON’T Be Cringey
Whatever you do, I beg you not to be cringey. If you’re over the age of 15, do not ASK for likes. Actually saying ‘like for like’ is a little bit desperate. I know some bloggers and Instagrammers do shoutouts for each other, and that’s fine. But commenting on things saying ‘like my pictures’ is taking it too far. Spamming people with likes yourself probably won’t work either. Try to be as genuine as you can.
Hopefully this post helps you to begin getting more likes than ever before. Your pictures and posts will begin getting the attention they deserve!