Have you ever come across a profile that you just can’t resist to not follow?
You just HAVE to follow it, otherwise you feel as if you are missing out on something.
Why do this happen? I mean it’s not as if you are interested in their content or something. But there is something in their profile that grabs your attention.
Nowadays, it’s not the grid posts, it’s the reels that gives you an edge. It is mostly through reels where you have much more chances of getting discovered than from the regular grid posts.
In reels you have plenty of ways to stand out even if the content is similar. A start example is the trends. You can so many reels on the same trending filter, songs or themes. But, still they get a lot of views.
In this article, we will explore 7 effective ways to increase more views on Instagram reels.
1. Use Trending Music
Trends are the life and soul of Instagram. Always be active on trends and make content which have the most potential to go viral. When you use trending song on your reels, Instagram algorithm identifies them and more of those videos in the viewers feed is streamed.
At a point of time, there is always some music which is going viral on Instagram. It is right to create content on that add your own flare in it.
Therefore, hopping on trends is the best bet you can have to get more views on your instagram reels.
Hashtags can provide you with crazy traffic if you know how to use it correctly. This is something very obvious and important in order to target the right way on Instagram. There are different types of hashtags you can use.
- Branded hashtags
- Campaign hashtags
- event hashtags
- phrase or keyword hashtags
- Viral hashtags
In your posts, you require a mix of the above hastags to make it reach a wide range of audience
3. Strong Call to Action
CTA means a Call to Action. And it is important a lot of time to add a CTA to make your reels more engaging and viewable. Don’t just expect your audience to do something after viewing your reel. Ask them what you want. Do you want likes, comments, shares, whatever it is , ASK!
If you are making a content which is relatable or is something what a friend does. Ask to tag a friend, or say tag a family member, tag that cousin, tag your bestfriend, or tag you love. Something like that. When a lot of people tag on comments, more people will be viewing your reels and also Instagram will think that the content is very engaging and it will also start promoting it.
Therefore, adding a CTA to your reels makes it much more viewable and engaging and drives you more views
4. Create Suspense
How can you create suspense in a 60 seconds reel? you would ask. Now , you all would have seen reels in which on the top it is written, “wait till the end”, “wait for it”, etc. This creates a curiosity in the mind of the viewer and the audience watch the whole reels because you have created a suspense and they think taht something is going to happen.
But don’t fool your audience, you have to actually make your content interesting and worth the wait.
Now, last but not the least. The overall aesthetics of your account. What kind of feeling or energy your account ensues. This is important because your aesthetics will let the audience understand about you and account better. Whether it’s colorful, retro, Black & white & grey or something funny, bright, etc. Decide it and stick to those aesthetics for atleast 40-50 posts. Even after that, don’t change it drastically. Keep the pace of change slow so that the audience gets used to it.
Therefore the bottom line is to keep things simple and easy and create your feed to look a little unique or something different from what the user constantly sees. Create reels that indulges in the deep emotions of the audience. Participate in challenges and trends and also try to create one.