How To Get More Instagram Followers, Comments and Likes

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With more than 60 million photos added each day to Instagram by over 200 million monthly active users, it is getting harder to stand out amongst the crowd of loyal posters, and get more followers.

The good news is that engagement is rising quickly. Currently there are 1.6 billion likes per day, and on average every 33 likes you get 1 comment.

How To Get More Instagram Followers, Likes, and Comments

The infographic below is an Instagram Cheat Sheet that gives insights and tips to help answer the big question, what can you do to increase your engagement?


The average caption is 138 characters long, so be insightful, fun, and provide a great description.


On average, posts that entail another user’s handle or @mention in the caption get 56 percent more engagement.


Posts with at least a single hashtag average 12.6 percent more engagement.


While just 5 percent of Instagram posts tag a location, the ones that do use this feature get 79 percent more engagement.

Filter Use

The Valencia Filter has the highest engagement, yet is only used 7 % of the time on Instagram.

Combine Images

Multiple images combined into one get 20% more likes and 25% more comments than single images.

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