Growing your travel Instagram account is one of the smartest things you can do for your travel blog!
Using these tips you’ll be able to get more organic followers to your travel Instagram!
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How to get free followers to your travel Instagram account
Use good hashtags on Instagram
Hashtags can be a great way to get your photos found on Instagram. Use a good combination between super-popular hashtags and very niche ones. For the smaller hashtags you have a higher chance of ranking in the “top” of the search for the most popular in that hashtag. Using the very popular hashtags gives you a chance to interact with people using it.
Aim for between 11-30 hashtags per post on Instagram.
Posting amazing photos on Instagram may seem like a no brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. People look at your recent Instagram posts before deciding if they want to follow you, so make sure every shot is something you are proud to share with the world!
It’s also important to strike a good balance between photos of you traveling and people-free photos of your travels. Your followers will love getting to know the person behind the Instagram account when you are in the shot, but the ones where you stay behind the camera allow them to imagine what it would be like if THEY were on that trip too. Give them a good mix of both and they’ll want to stick around for more!
Tell stories with your photos
A picture is worth a thousand words BUT people love hearing the words too. Your gorgeous photo sets the stage, but share the story behind the shot too. Adding a mini blog post to the image helps your followers engage with you on Instagram and feel like they are traveling right along with you.
Convert your readers into followers
One of the BEST ways to grow your travel Instagram account is to leverage the views you are already getting on your travel blog. We use this irreplaceable app called MiloTree to get this done. MiloTree is a google-compliant smart popup that encourages your readers to follow you on social media. You are able to customize which social media accounts appear first and even when the popup appears on your site. It is small so it doesn’t get in the way but does WONDERS to help you grow your Instagram account! It also won’t slow down your site so it’s a better option than trying to embed your Instagram feed in your side bar (which can really bog down your site load time).
Have fun growing your travel Instagram followers with these tips!