Ways to drive traffic through Instagram

Hello everyone,

I could probably rant all day about Instagram’s algorithm and we may all be used to it but, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still grow our blog. Here are 3 ways you can drive traffic to your blog with Instagram!

Join blogging groups

I’ve joined so many blogging groups so then I could promote my blog and support others. My favourite groups are blogging comment groups because the rule is to read and comment on everyone’s posts they’ve shared. This has consistently helped me to gain views and engagement on posts.

Instagram Autumn 2018

Utilise your story

I know, I know, it is annoying that only accounts with 10k have the swipe up feature. However, you can promote your posts by adding screenshots of it straight after it has been posted. Then promote it another 2 times after a couple of hours, just in case someone has missed it. Also, do #throwbackthursday to promote your older posts and gain more traffic (by the way, it doesn’t have to be only on Thursday, haha).

Instagram feed 2018

Be interactive on your Insta posts

When you post a picture: ask questions, make your blog post sound interesting and ask others to share your post if they found it useful or liked it (don’t be too excessive on this one as some may find it annoying). Commenting on other accounts that you will read their post, and actually read it, will make them want to check out your blog. Spread kindness and it will come back to you.

So I hope you all found this blog post useful. What is your favourite way to grow your blog through Instagram?? Comment below as I’d love to know!

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  • Alice V

    I use stories all the time to promote my own blog as well as others whose post I find interesting. I never thought twice to join a comment group because most time I really don’t have the time to comment on hundreds of posts.

    September 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      You should definitely give it a go! You could create one and add just a few bloggers to get you started x

      September 23, 2018 at 6:03 pm Reply
  • Ellie Jones

    I think this was the perfect style of advice post Najida because it’s conscise, not too long and overwhelming but with such good points that are genuinely unique and not just general things we already know. Definitely excited to try the stories tips! 🙂

    Ellie Xx

    September 15, 2018 at 10:13 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      I’m so happy that you found it helpful! Excited to see your stories xxx

      September 15, 2018 at 10:44 am Reply
  • Autum Rainn

    Loved these tips! I absolutely am going to use them and hope to grow even bigger. Thanks for posting! Absolutely love your blog! 🙂 xo Autum |

    September 13, 2018 at 5:22 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad this post was helpful and thank you so much xx

      September 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • Radi

    Very useful tips. With a new post up, I always try to let others know about it on my ig. This way they never miss a post!

    September 12, 2018 at 7:37 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Yes! And I’m glad this post Was useful xx

      September 12, 2018 at 7:40 am Reply
  • ThoughtfulTash

    Such a great blog post as always gal!! Instagram is SO annoying sometimes so it is great to have these lil’ tips to help us all out as you’re always KILLIN it on there! -Tash xx

    September 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Aw, thank you Tash! Glad I could help and your Instagram is stunning btw!💕💕

      September 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Elin

    This was such a helpful post, loved it as always! I really want to start using my instagram more and will definitely keep all of these in mind xx

    September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad you found this helpful lovely xx

      September 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Hopeless wonderer

    Its always useful to know how to boost your instagram followers and also I didn’t realise only 10,000 plus meant you had the swipe up feature not fair!!

    September 10, 2018 at 6:50 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      I know right! It’s really disheartening for smaller influencers. Glad this was useful xx

      September 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm Reply

    What a fab blogpost!! I’ll definitely will be taking part in throwback Thursday soon! Thank you for the post! x x

    September 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      You’re welcome lovely xx

      September 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm Reply
  • BlogWithMise

    This is such a handy post, especially to those who are still figuring out the blogging world xx

    September 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad you found it helpful! xx

      September 10, 2018 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • Jamie

    Love these ideas chick xx

    Jamie ~

    September 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • Carly

    this post is sooo helpful!! i’m definitely going to use all these tips for sure :))

    September 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • Roxanne

    Super helpful post! I totally recommend joining blogging groups, on twitter too😊🙌🏻

    September 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Yes! That’s a really good idea too xx

      September 9, 2018 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Kudakwaishe

    Hie Najida! This is such a lovely post. I had not been using Instagram for my blog but woulf love to start doing so now. There are those great photographers out there who take amazing desktop pics of their latest posts and i know i cant do that, but after the tip to actually use screenshots i feel like i can do it. Also, in terms of interacting, i feel like its very important that one does so with bloggers in their ninches and not for the sake of being active only. Thanks for the lovely post.

    Kudakwaishe –

    September 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad you have enjoyed the post and thank you so much for the lovely comment! I should definitely try the desktop idea. Thanks x

      September 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Lou Loves

    Loving these ideas lovely! I’ll have to give some a go!

    September 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad you liked the post! Hope they work out for you x

      September 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Lana

    Such a useful post thank you!! How do you join blogging groups? x

    September 9, 2018 at 11:31 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      You’re welcome! People usually put it on their story and you can ask to join. I recently made one so I’ll definitely add you xx

      September 9, 2018 at 11:50 am Reply
  • Amelia

    Great tips as always! These will be so helpful to new bloggers as I didn’t know about pods at first!! xx

    September 9, 2018 at 10:15 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Yeah it is! Thank you xx

      September 9, 2018 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Kirithika

    I’ll be honest, this post is what spurred me on to make another blog ig 😂 and now I’ve ended up in a group made by you! It’s funny how the world works!

    September 9, 2018 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Bexa

    This is such a useful post! I always forget to use Insta Stories but that is a really great way to increase engagement. Thank you for sharing your suggestions Najida <3 xx

    Bexa |

    September 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      It definitely does bring more engagement and you’re welcome xx

      September 8, 2018 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Olivia

    This would be such a useful post for new and upcoming bloggers! Loved it xx

    September 8, 2018 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Everything Eden

    This blog post is so useful! Thank you! Xx

    September 8, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply
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