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Want to get more followers on Instagram? Here're 7 golden tips

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 17:54 IST

By Somdatta Saha

New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): Are you on Instagram? If yes, then here are seven golden points to increase "double taps" on your posts.

In a candid conversation with ANI, Pankaj Rahul Singh, co-founder and COO at TSD Corp spilled some secret Instagram etiquettes to ace the medium.

Firstly, give a thought before posting a #ThrowbackThursday photo. You can't share a picture from a bash held last week as a #tbt picture. The idea of a 'throwback' relates to an ode to your past. A photo from a year ago may be acceptable for the more lenient Instagram watchers, but when it comes to #tbt, the older the photo, the better.

Secondly, sharing only selfies all the time is not so cool. No one wants to see their feed bombarded with multiple posts of your face, so cut down on the selfies, unless of course you are a makeup enthusiast and your face is where all the action happens.

Thridly, don't use a difficult username. As Instagram's search function is not as efficient as other websites, a simple username will ensure that people are able to easily find and follow you.

Fourth, don't overuse or misuse hashtags. Hashtags are very important on Instagram and should be used on every post to increase reach. Choose 5-7 hashtags instead of 7-10 to include in the caption.

Fifth, don't overlook your followers' comments. If people are taking the time to comment on your posts or ask questions, do not ignore them, as it will impact your relationship with the audience. Be it information about the filter you used to the name of a lipstick you are wearing- be responsive and interactive on the medium.

Sixth, don't snip other Instagram user's content or in other words, don't do what both Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have done, and appropriate someone else's work as your own.

"Just because you like someone else's photo doesn't mean you can post it as your own. There are some third-party apps that will allow you to re-post another user's post while giving proper attribution to the original user," said Pankaj.

Seventh, don't follow everyone who follows you

"Don't feel obligated to follow someone just because they followed you, and don't buy followers in order to increase the reach of your page," he suggested.

So guys, keep follow these simple dos and donts and rule the picture sharing site! (ANI)