If you want to fix your Instagram follower count not updating, it is time to do something you’ve never done before.
If you use Instagram as the main driver of your online business, then you must apply everything I am sharing with you today,
You are probably doing everything right, creating content, spending all day on the app, and engaging until your thumbs bleed. But all of these will not help if you do not get to the root of the problem.
You have to focus on growing your Instagram page with new strategies that are working now. And in this tutorial, I will share them all with you.
Here’s my Instagram before I implemented my New Content Strategy 👇🏽
For a long time, my Instagram follower count was stuck. I thought it was some kind of glitch with my follower count.
I was worried for months and was determined to get out of the red zone and start growing my Instagram page again.
Then I changed my Instagram content strategy and now I am growing by 300+ new followers every single day.
I Have Added Over 2,500 New Followers in the Past 14 Days alone.
Is Your Instagram Follower Count Frozen?
If you want to make money on Instagram, then you understand how important it is to have a healthy account.
Growing an engaged Instagram page is one of the easy online businesses you can start for free.
But if your Instagram is dying, do not worry!
In this complete tutorial, you will learn how to get your Instagram alive again.
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In this in-depth article, I will share reasons why your Instagram follower count is not updating. I also give you the best tactics and tips to help you start growing your Instagram again.
I was losing followers every day despite the fact that I was posting consistently.
My Instagram follower count was stuck for a long time until I implemented a new strategy that I will share with you shortly in this tutorial.
Why is Instagram Follower Count Not Updating?
Is it possible that Instagram has simply forgotten to update your follower count?
While it may seem like the problem is a glitch from Instagram, the fact remains that if you have more people unfollowing you than following you, your numbers will most likely stay the same.
The follower count is updating, but you are not growing because you are not adding new followers at a rapid rate. I’m going to help you fix that today and show you NEW ways to grow on Instagram.
First, let’s understand why you are losing Instagram followers.
Why Am I losing followers on Instagram? Here are 6 Reasons
There are so many reasons why you are losing followers on Instagram.
I will outline them below and you can identify which of these resonate with you. But more importantly, please, do not be discouraged.
There is a fix for this and we are going to solve it together.
So why are you losing followers?
1. People Unfollow You
One of the major reasons you lose followers is because generally people just decide they no longer care about your content.
Ouch! I know. That’s not nice.
This happens. Even you unfollow other people as well. So ask yourself, when you unfollow people, why do you do it?
Perhaps their content is just not relevant to you anymore or you don’t even remember who they are.
Some other people have followed you based on the follow-for-follow. These are just bad eggs we have to deal with. Ideally your goal should be to gain more followers than you are losing every day.
You cannot afford to stress out about the people who unfollow you. Instead, focus on doing things to grow your page so you can get more followers than unfollows.
The trick is to keep your new followers higher than those who unfollow you. We will get to that shortly.
2. You Are Not Driving Enough Engagement on Your Posts
Simply posting better, more valuable content is not enough. You want to ‘ASK’ for the engagement. Just because your content is great doesn’t mean that your followers know what to do with it.
Oftentimes people are mindlessly scrolling along on Instagram. They are not pausing to interact with posts.
Knowing this behavior, it’s important that you wake people up from their mindlessness. Call them to action with your content. The best way to do this is to write engaging Instagram captions that drive massive engagement.
3. There Are More Ghost Followers and Inactive Accounts on Instagram
Another reason it seems your account is stuck or not growing is because of dead and inactive accounts.
There is a real pandemic of bot accounts on Instagram. There are so many fake pages and it is tough to deal with when you don’t know who they are.
Here are a few tricks to keep your Instagram account healthy
- Delete spam accounts when you see them
- Set an Age restriction on your Instagram page
- Set a Restriction for certain countries on Instagram
- Only engage with high-value pages that have your ideal audience
4. You Are Not Posting Consistently
Another reason why you may be losing Instagram followers is because of your own lack of consistency. You have to understand that Instagram is a daily grind.
You do not have to post every day, but you do want to engage in daily actions that help you grow.
You must have a weekly consistent schedule that you stick to.
Do you want to post every day or three times a week? That is up to you but you must be consistent.
The only way to get New Followers is to have an active action.
So create a content strategy that helps you post to Instagram consistently. Each new post is a potential bait for gaining new followers.
5. Your Content is Just Not Good Enough
You have to be honest with yourself here. The numbers don’t lie. The way to get new followers on Instagram is to post content that spreads. The only way to do that is to create valuable and engaging content that works.
The more valuable your content is, the better your engagement will be.
The most important piece of this puzzle is your content. We must focus on creating better content on Instagram and all else will follow.
6. You Changed Your Content and Confuse Your Followers
If people follow you for a particular type of content, they expect that from you consistently. If you suddenly change your content topics or content type, you will confuse your followers and risk getting a lot of unfollows.
You want to avoid this at all costs.
If you have recently changed your content, it might help to make a re-introduction post. Preferably a beautiful selfie of you with a story about you in the caption.
Why is my Instagram Follower count stuck?
For almost 6 months, my Instagram following count remained almost at the same spot.
It didn’t make any sense to me.
I was posting correctly, I was engaging with other pages, and I was spending time on creating content, yet it did not convert to followers. How?
I set myself up to fix the problem and eventually I cracked the glitch.
For one, I cannot say for a fact that there was an actual problem from Instagram which was affecting my counts.
But what I do recall is as soon as I began to make a few changes in how I posted, what kind of content I was posting, and how I was engaging on Instagram, everything changed
I began to have new visitors to my profile from all over the world and they were converting to followers every single day.
Here are the top 3 things I believe made a significant change to my account and got my follower count running again.
If you believe your Instagram follower count is frozen and not updating, these tips will help
How to Increase Your Engagement and Get More Followers on Instagram Faster
Now that you know why your Instagram follower count is not updating, it’s time to fix it. Let’s talk about some of the simple things you can do right now to start growing again.
1. Create content that people actually need
People want to watch people. But more importantly, people want to watch people who give them what they are searching for.
This is the world we live in today and you cannot run away from it. It is what it is. What I like to tell people is, “Everybody is watchable.” Yes, including you.
As long as you are human, you have other humans who are just like you and who will relate to what you have to share in your own unique way and with your own perspectives.
All you have to do is show up for your people.
For your Tribe.
That’s what I did.
First, it begins with you asking “What do people need and how can I offer that through my content?”
For me at the time, it was Motivation.
And not just any type of motivation, but Motivation for people who were going through the process of finding themselves and understanding who they were and what their purpose on Earth is.
You have to do the same in your Niche, but you also must make sure your niche is specific and highly targeted.
I share more In-depth thoughts on how you can get Niche specific in “The Rules of Engagement on Instagram”
When you begin to make more and more content that people need, you will pull in the right audience of people who care about your content and convert them to followers.
You will also notice that your Instagram follower count will begin to budge and you will stop losing followers as much.
2. Encourage your followers to Engage with your Instagram posts
You have to continually tell your followers to share their thoughts in the comments. You also want to make sure to reply to everyone who comments on your posts.
Engagement is the game of Social media. The better engaged your page is, the better your conversions.
Engagement on Instagram is based on actions from your followers.
Comments on your posts are a deep level of engagement that you want to have.
You can drive massive engagement by writing captions that convert.
There is a strategic way to do this so that your Instagram audience feels like they are a part of your conversation and their opinions matter.
So always ask for comments. I prefer to do this in the first two lines of my caption because this is the first thing they see.
And when they do leave a comment, always reply.
This back-and-forth exchange in your comments section on Instagram will push your posts and profile and ultimately land you on Instagram’s explore page where you have the opportunity to meet even more new people.
And when you land on the explore page, boom! That’s more potential new followers seeing your profile.
3. Always include ‘Follow me’ Call-to-Action in Instagram captions
The problem I see a lot of people have on Instagram is they don’t know how to ask for engagement. If you think it is “too much” to ask people to follow your page then you may not be ready to truly increase your following and influence.
Yes, people want you to remind the. You have to ask for that follow back!
First, it will help to change your opinion of the people who view your profile and consume your content. If you create original content on Instagram and someone takes the time to Like or Leave a comment on your posts, then this means this person vibes with you.
And if they vibe with you then they are a potential member of the Tribe you are trying to build on Instagram.
Now knowing that people want people to tell them what to do, would you skip the opportunity to convert a viewer to a follower?
One of the major reasons it seems that your Instagram follower count is stuck is because the ratio of your new followers to the people unfollowing you is huge.
You have to bridge that gap and the best way to do this is by showing Instagram that people actually care about your content and are following you.
So, always leave a CTA that tells people to follow your page.
If you are not currently leaving your brand’s footprints on Instagram by commenting everywhere, then you are losing a huge opportunity to truly grow your page organically.
Not just comments on your own posts, however, but your comments on other people’s posts. This will help spread you to the potential members of your growing community
If you found this helpful and would like more tips, share your questions in the comments and I just might make my next blog post to fix your exact issue!