We’re on the verge of not only a new year but a new decade, too. This doesn’t come around too often – every ten years, I think? – which means that there’s no better time like the present to really do something out there when it comes to your Instagram growth.

How to Get Massive Instagram Growth in 2020

If 2019 was a pretty stagnant year in terms of connecting with the right people and seeing your content blow up, then perhaps it’s time to change all that, and see what 2020 has in store for your Instagram growth.

1. Trending Hashtags

You cannot, I repeat, CANNOT get by on the gram without using some killer hashtags. You may be sick of seeing that little icon before every word on the internet these days, but the reality is, they’re here to stay. More than that, they’re pretty much the glue that holds everything together. What we’re trying to say is that you need those hashtags if you want to become the next Emma Chamberlain of the gram. Not only that, but you need to make sure that your hashtags are relevant to your niche and industry.

2. Use a Bot

If you’ve heard of the old Instagram bots, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve also heard they’re not very good. However, this might as well be an old wives’ tale because, over the past couple of years, the Instagram bot industry has made a massive transformation. There are always going to be companies out there that are seedy, but you can bet your bottom dollar that there are many safe Instagram bots these days, too – and they won’t get you in trouble. This is a great way to outsource your engagement if you’re too busy to do it yourself.

3. Get the Timing Just Right

If you’re someone who sees the devil in the details, then you’ll know that timing on Instagram is pretty essential. We all know how exciting it is to create a sick piece of content – all you want to do is share it straight away, right? However, the majority of your community may not be on the gram right there and then. If your Instagram is a business profile, then go ahead and check out your analytics – they will be able to tell you when is the best time to post. This will make a massive difference to your Instagram growth.

4. Work on Your Profile

You made your profile, stuck a couple of emojis in the bio, included a link to your website – and started creating content. Your feed is the thing that is always changing, so it makes sense to focus on this part a bit more. However, your bio and username are just as important. They are the first thing that people visiting your page are going to see, so they better be good. Keep them short, sweet, and to the point – don’t include anything that doesn’t have any relevance. Visitors to your page need to know what you’re all about, without being put off.

Final Thoughts

2019 may have been a doozy, but there’s no reason why you can’t do a 180 on your Instagram profile, and completely transform it in the new year. The best part is, it’s easier than you think. All you need to do is apply these simple tricks and tips, and you’ll be away!

Moderation is everything (except maybe on New Year’s Eve), so remember to get the balance right when figuring out your ultimate Instagram strategy, and before you know it, you’ll have an Instagram profile to contend with even some of the best out there right now. 

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.