“I can understand why someone would buy Instagram followers. But likes? Are those still important?”
Those were the words of my friends when I advised them to buy Instagram likes. And to be frank, I’m not surprised they think that way. Many people believe Instagram likes are a thing of the past. Since IG no longer displays the number of likes on the counter, why bother about them?
Indeed, they have a point.
But what if I told you like hadn’t gone away entirely from Instagram? Would you be surprised?
I bet you’re about to say NO. And that’s because you know people can still see the number of likes on their own posts. But that’s actually not what I mean when I say likes haven’t gone away. I’m talking about the hidden impact and greater importance that likes now carry.
In the times before, likes only mattered in terms of social proof and public validation. Today, likes are one of the biggest metrics the Instagram algorithm relies upon to function. While the rest of you have turned your attention away from likes, Instagram has been busy using likes to determine who shows up first on users’ feeds, who ranks on the explore page, who gets the top positions in the ‘top’ and ‘recent’ categories of the Tag menu, and so much more.
Sadly, only a few people know about this secret. And those few are the ones who go out of their way to buy Likes on Instagram.
I created this post to tell you about this secret. Hopefully, you take my advice and start buying Instagram likes today.
The Hidden Impact Of Instagram Likes
Likes are an important social signal used by the Instagram algorithm to determine an account’s visibility and reach. Even though you don’t see them in the counter below a post, the algorithm still notes the number of likes a post gets.
For the benefit of those who don’t know, I’m going to be sharing with you the impact that likes have on a person’s reach and visibility.
1. Appearance In Users’ Feeds
When someone follows you, you expect them to see your post in their feeds every time. However, because you’re not the only person they follow, Instagram has an obligation to curate all the posts from the people someone follows in a way they believe the user will want them. This is to ensure they constantly serve a user what a user wants.
How do you think they do that?
By taking into account how frequently a user interacts with the accounts they follow. That’s the first determining factor.
The accounts you interact with the most (like, view, comment) get the highest priority, while the ones you interact with the most get the least priority.
But that’s not where it ends.
In the league of accounts you interact with the most, Instagram has an obligation to show you the best-performing posts from the bunch. This is to ensure they don’t keep showing you uninteresting posts simply because they think you fancy the post maker.
To do this, they take into account the number of likes, comments, shares, and saves the posts get.
So, after grouping posts based on ‘frequency of interaction with post makers,’ the next classification factors are the number of likes, comments, saves, and shares.
What is the point we’re trying to make here?
In order to ensure your posts appear close to the top of users’ feeds, it’s important to get plenty of likes, comments, saves, and shares.
Since likes may take forever to build up, we advise people to buy them. The belief is that that will keep their posts close to the top of users’ feeds and lead to more organic likes from their real followers.
2. Appearance On The Explore page
The Instagram Explore page is different for everyone. If I open my explore page now, chances are what will show up will be different from what’s on your own explore page.
So, the question then is: how does Instagram manage to keep the Explore page different for everyone?
By taking into account factors like:
· Types of posts you frequently interact with
· How often do you refresh the Explore page
· Types of accounts you frequently interact with
As you can imagine, Instagram doesn’t just pick posts similar to the ones you’ve interacted with and then dump them on your Explore page. Instead, they bring the cream of the crop – the best of the best.
How do you think they identify the cream of the crop? By analyzing the number of likes, comments, shares, and saves of posts. In a group of posts similar to the ones they believe you like, Instagram analyses which ones have the highest number of interactions (likes, shares, comments, and saves) and then drop those on your explore page.
What is the point we’re trying to make here?
That you need plenty of likes before your post can be considered a candidate for the Explore page. Having 75, 62, or 38 likes won’t get you anywhere near anyone’s explore page. You need hundreds and thousands of likes. Same with comments, shares, and saves.
3. Appearance In The Tag section
When you search on Instagram, results are categorized into four groups: Top, Accounts, Audio, Tags, and Places. The Tag section is where Instagram gathers posts based on the hashtags attached to them.
You must be wondering, in what order do posts appear on Instagram hashtag pages?
Here’s an answer from Instagram itself:
On some hashtag pages, you may see:
A Top section. Top posts appear on trending hashtags to show you some of the popular posts tagged with that hashtag.
A Recent section. Recent posts tagged with that hashtag appear in the order that they were posted.
Keep in mind that if you add a hashtag to a photo after it was posted, the photo will still appear on the hashtag page according to the time it was originally posted, not the time the hashtag was added.
Technically, the explanation for the RECENT section is kinda understandable. But the one for the TOP section is kinda vague. What does Instagram mean by “popular posts tagged with that hashtag?”
In simple terms, popular posts tagged with a hashtag will be those posts that have gotten plenty of likes and engagement over time. For a post to be considered trendy and popular by Instagram itself, you can imagine the number of engagements (likes, comments, and so on) it must have garnered over time.
Again, what is the point we’re trying to make here?
That you can get to this level faster by buying Instagram likes. Instead of playing the waiting game to acquire likes and comments gradually, you can buy likes to boost your chances of landing on Instagram’s Top Hashtag page.
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