Instagram Marketing Experiment: How I Grew Engagement By 259%

Instagram Marketing hacks

I love testing different strategies on Instagram to see what works and what doesn’t.

So recently I did a simple experiment to test my engagement.

Before I tell you what it was, I want you to look at the results.

Instagram Marketing Experiment

Note – I use Hootsuite analytics to create all of my social media reports. 

In 10 days, my Instagram engagement increased by 259%.

Do you want to know why this happened?

The answer is actually very simple. I bet you can guess it without me telling you.

Look at this before and after image.

Instagram Marketing Hack

Do you see the difference?

Can you tell what I did?

YES – I posted 100% video content for the last couple of weeks.

This experiment not only increased my engagement, it also brought new followers.

A couple of fans even asked me about the tool I was using.  It was Adobe Spark Post.

The video is going to be huge in coming months. Just look at these stats from Small Biz Trends blog:

59 percent of executives would rather watch video than read text while four times as many consumers would rather watch a video about a product then read about it.

According to 70 percent of marketers, video produces more conversions than any other type of content.

Here is how you can apply this to your own Instagram account.

  1. Produce lots of micro stories (short bite size videos).
  2. Post consistently.
  3. If  you love being on the camera, do your own videos.
  4. If you are camera shy like myself, use tools like Legend or Spark Post.

So what do you think?

Would you spend extra 2min to create a video instead of an image?

Let me know if you want some video ideas for your business. I am always here to help 🙂

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