How to Get More Instagram Followers Organically with Comments

This is our third guide on how to get more followers on Instagram. This time we want to show you how you can organically grow your Instagram account by simply commenting on targeted posts.

Here are the other Instagram growth guides, just in case you missed them:

Grow your Instagram account with targeted comments

  1. Find your niche competitors
  2. Follow and turn on notifications
  3. Be the first to comment on their posts

This is a straightforward method to increase your exposure and get more followers on Instagram. Here’s the step-by-step guide:

How to get more followers on Instagram?

1. Find your competitors in your Instagram niche

You have to analyze the competitors in your niche first. Find other accounts that post similar content and check out their profiles:

  • Do they have more followers?
  • Do they have better engagement rates than you do?
  • Do they receive a lot of fake engagement?
  • What’s the quality of their content?

Look for accounts with good performance and that have higher engagement rates and more followers than you. This step is the most important step. If you fail to identify the leading accounts in your Instagram niche, you won’t get the best results.

It helps to write down the names of your competitors and the most important benchmarks of their accounts. 

2. Follow your competitors and turn on notifications

Let’s get to the magic. In order to receive exposure by commenting on your competitors’ posts, you need to be the first one to comment.

How do you turn on post notifications on Instagram?

  • Go to a competitor’s Instagram account
  • Follow the account (you don’t have to use your main account)
  • Click on ‘Following’
  • Click on ‘Notifications’
  • Click on the slider for ‘Posts’

Now you’ll be the first one to know when that person posts.

3. Be the first one to comment on their posts

This is the easiest part. But give it some thought. Ask yourself:

How do you get the TOP comment on an Instagram post?

  • Ask a relevant question
  • Conversation starters
  • Try to add value to the post
  • Don’t make your comment look like spam

Ideally, the post has only one line of caption, so that your comment will be shown right beneath the post. Users then won’t have to click on ‘view all comments’. But that’s out of your control. 

Other ways to get more followers by commenting on posts

This method aims to get followers that are interested in your content. That’s why you should comment on posts from accounts in your niche. The users that see your comment are more likely to click on your profile because you know that they are interested in your niche. 

You can apply the method on accounts outside of your niche too. Check niches out that are similar to yours or go to accounts that have a huge following (1 M+). Just keep in mind that the conversion rate will be far lower then because the users that see your comment aren’t your targeted audience. 

Moreover, it will be harder to get to the top position in the comments because there are far more people commenting on that post. 

Instagram action block limits

You may have heard of action blocks on Instagram already. If you spam a specific action, you’ll get action blocked. That means that you won’t be able to perform that action for a set amount of time. 

All your Instagram actions can be blocked:

  • Posting
  • Commenting
  • Liking
  • DMing

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