Social media has become one of the best ways to engage with family, friends and pure strangers who might have the same concerns as you. Instagram is listed third on the list of most popular social media sites; which is surprising seeing it is a photo and video sharing site, which is said to be still the most popular type of content. Instagram is mostly loved by users between the age of 18 to 24 that are reported to use the site one to three times a day. It's been said that Tuesday at 2 pm is the best time to post and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the best days to engage.

Post consistently

According to studies, increasing your number of posts on Instagram can gain you more followers. It would seem that securing top level in the timeline requires consistency. Instagram is a social media platform that loves its users. The more you share, the more your followers share and Instagram will reward you by placing your efforts on the top of their list. So if you post only once a day, increase your engagement by two or three times a day. Or if you work off a social media schedule of only posting three times a week, increase that number to six times a week. Just make sure that your photos are visually worthy.


With over 500 million everyday users, sharing over 250 million chunks of content every day, one might ask what left to share?

The answer – first check which post did your followers really love, which post got the most shares and comments. Second, take a walk around the block to find similar content that others have featured on their social media platforms and third, start to share, remember to credit the original author. Images and video's, have also been known to increase your followings; just make sure you give credit where credit is due if it is not your own and give a little of yourself with a comment or two.

Best times and engagement

Of course, you don't want all your hard work and research to go for not, so it is best to figure out which is the best time of day, week, and/or hours your followers are most active. Engagement on Instagram is an important factor, whether it be a thumbs up or a line or two of return comment. The whole idea is to get your content on other users feeds, continuous interaction helps to keep your content on the top of the list. And also helps to increase your followers. So don't be afraid to ask questions, invite to follow, tag a friend or express yourself with emojis.