Why I'm Totally Okay With Instagram Algorithms

I've received tons of questions and freaked out people who are stressing over the new Instagram changes. However, I'm totally okay with them and so should you. Click through to read my 7 reasons why!

I've received tons of questions and freaked out people who are stressing over the new Instagram changes. However, I'm totally okay with them and so should you. Here's why-

1. You've been using Instagram for free. YES, they've decided to actually make some money. If you are using Insta for business, you are also in the money making business.

2. It's actually quite brilliant. Think of all the followers you have and even the people you follow. Some of them you really don't even have any interest in. The upcoming changes are going to put the people you interact with easy to reach and right in front of you! Just focus on interacting with your ideal audience and they will automatically appear in your feed. Damn brilliant if you ask me! 

3. You are now being forced to interact. If you weren't already doing this, you are crazy and possibly lazy. Don't expect the results without putting in the work. You have to comment, like and be present! We all get a little slacked from time to time. This is not the time. Step it up. 

4. You are still getting the same 150 images. Did you know that Instagram only ever allows you to scroll through 150 images? Instagram land ends after that in your home feed. As of right now, they are still the same. However, they will start being re-ordered based upon who you engage with. SO, really no big deal. What you like is now at the top of your feed. If you are anything like me, you don't make it past 50 posts at one time. Now you will see what you want in an order that makes sense.

5. Your photos are not disappearing. Instagram is not taking anything away. They are just optimizing this shiz. So deep breath. You are NOT being deleted.

6. You can turn on post notifications. Do you follow accounts that you can NOT live without? Then turn on the post notifications for a nice and polite notification delivered to your phone when they post. Wham, Bam, thank you Instagram!

7. You want engaged followers. You are now getting them. If people are engaged with your account, they will see your posts first. YOU WANT THIS. You want engaged followers. Engaged followers means paying customers!!! 

Now is the time to step it up and kick it into high gear. Be active and work hard on building a true community. Instagram has always required your attention. Now, it is just proving to you why. It is a social media platform and yes, you have to be social! Now go slay it because you are a serious badass!

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Samantha Parker

Hype Social Strategies, St. George, Utah