If you’ve never heard from an Instagram Pod before… I will explain this hidden hack for you. Everyone is having a hard time with the Instagram algorithm since they removed chronological posts but… Hey, we’re all in this together! Forget about paid bots, the follow/unfollow game and non-related hashtags, we are joining forces from now on!
Step 1 – Create an Instagram Pod
Find yourself 10-15 Instagrammers you actually like, who have the same interests or similar audiences and create a private group in Instagram DM to tell them about your plan.
Step 2 – Publish away
Whenever someone in the group posts a photo, they share it in the group so everyone can go and like it, leave a genuine comment or even share it on their story. Nobody likes spammy comments so you can leave those in 2018.
Step 3 – Raise your engagement
After a while you’ll notice that your posts show up more on other people’s feed because you created a higher engagement level with your new BFFS (Urban Dictionary: Best Friends For Show).
You can create this Pod on your own and start with a clean sleeve but there are also ways to get in an already existing Pod. For example by looking through Instagram-themed Facebook Groups and find some related Pods for you.
You can try it out with your friends or with influencers and bloggers you just know through Instagram but remember, it’s a true commitment. You have to think about it as a more sophisticated way to ask for ‘like for like’ and ‘comment for comment’.
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that some of these groups have rules like leaving a comment within the first hour. Try and find a way to make it all work for you if you really care that much about your Instagram.
In my opinion, this is a more ethical way of raising your engagement. And hey, it’s always better than those influencers who buy fake followers.
Now go and hack that damn algorithm baby!