How to Get More Views on Your Instagram Stories | Neil Patel
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How to Get More Views on Your Instagram Stories | Neil Patel

Everyone’s complaining about not getting enough
reach on Instagram. But what if I told you that the secret is
within Instagram Stories? And it’s not just creating the stories. There is a specific formula
that you need to follow if you want the most engagement and views from your Instagram Stories. Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m gonna share with you how to get more views on
your Instagram Stories. (engaging electronic music) Before I get started, make sure you subscribe to this channel. That way as I release
more marketing content, you’ll get notified about ’em. Unlike traditional social networks, with Stories, the more you post, the more view you’re gonna get. You should be posting
ideally four times a day. If you post four times a day, you’re gonna get way more views than if you only posted once
or twice or three times a day. The more the better. So start off with at least four, and spread ’em throughout the day, and by doing that, you’ll
continually get views, versus if you just did
one story update per day. The second tip I have for
you is leverage videos. In your stories, a lotta
people just put photos. People want engaging content. Whether it’s videos or Boomerangs, people love the engagement. So by creating videos,
what you’ll find is, you’ll get way more engagement. As you get more engagement, your stories are gonna start spreading, and more people gonna be viewing them. When you’re also creating stories, you wanna tag relevant accounts. This is the third tip for you. It’s simple, if you
mention Nike, tag Nike. If you mention a friend, tag that friend. By tagging other people,
you’ll get more views. There’s not much more to it. Make sure the tags are relevant, and don’t just include
Nike and just be like: Oh, yeah, yeah, this
what happened in my day. Blah, blah, blah, Nike. And then you move on and you tag Nike. That’s not gonna work. Don’t cheat the system. Make amazing stories that are relevant, and when you mention brands or friends, tag them when it’s related enough. The fourth strategy I have
for you is to use hashtags. I know everyone’s saying
that they’re played out, but they do work. The more hashtags you use, the more traffic you’re gonna get. But the key isn’t to just
use any random hashtags. You wanna use ones that people search for. If you’re not sure what words
people are searching for, go to Ubersuggest, type in
keyword related to your space, and it’ll tell you other popular phrases that people are using. This data is taking search data. That’s what Ubersuggest does. I know it’s not Instagram,
but it’s search data. It’s very similar. It’s people searching on
Instagram for hashtags. What typically works for
Google works for Instagram when it comes to hashtags
and words that are popular. The fifth strategy I have for you is to ask a question or create a poll. You can do this, everyone does this. You can even have those sliders within your Instagram Stories that makes people slide a smiley face and see where most people are at. By asking a question or doing
a poll or making the sliders, what you’ll find is you’ll
get more engagement, which will help you get
more views in the long run. And the last strategy I have for you is to use location-based
tags, and here’s why: Have you noticed every once in a while Instagram will really
push a story from someone? And it’s typically random. But this randomness is typically caused by when people are
using location-based tag in which they’re gonna share something from Hollywood, California or
Los Angeles-based, California, versus something that doesn’t
have a location-based tag. So add a location-based
tag to your stories. It’ll help you potentially
get shared more from Instagram and get your stories pushed out, so you’re gonna get more views. Now if you’re leveraging
all of these strategies, good for you. But if you’re not leveraging ’em, just leave a comment with: I’m not. I’m just curious to see how many of you are leveraging
all of them out there. I’m telling you, if you use ’em, you’re going to get
more engagement, views, and you’re gonna do way
better on Instagram. Thank you for watching. If you have any questions,
leave a comment. If you enjoyed this, like, share it, subscribe to the channel, thank you.


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