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Hack Instagram and Growth With These 6 Secrets



Hack Instagram and Growth With These 6 Secrets

If you’re a music creator whose doing it all themselves-taking great photos, trying to network, trying to make videos of you expressing your talent, figuring out what works… the list can go on! You can use Musiclobal’s new platform Musilytics or take on these 6 Secrets to Grow your profile.

Perhaps you are pondering how to zoom in and out while recording an Instagram story? How to hide hashtags in your posts. Or even how to respond to Instagram comments faster?

Whatever you are needing, in the following blog, we unveil 7 Instagram hacks and tips to help you get more from your Instagram marketing!


Instagram Hacks for Creating Cool Instagram Bios:

#1: Be Found In More Search Results on the Explore Page

The “Name” field in your Instagram bio is searchable! I would recommend you change it or add words highlighting what your Instagram profile or business is about.

Including important keywords in your Name field, your chances of appearing in Instagram users searches is much higher!

How to do it:

  • Tap on “Edit Profile” on the top right of your Instagram profile

  • Under your profile picture, find the “Name” field. Change the text here to include your keywords

  • Once finished, tap “Done” on the top right corner of your screen



#2: Link to Other Profiles or Hashtags in Your Bio

Instagram launched clickable text in your bio. So when you include a # or @ before a word or account, other users will be able to click it to learn more!

This could be really useful if you’re running a branded hashtag campaign or you have want gain more traffic to your website.

For example, online music producer store, and 30-60 second videos are getting comments and they want to know where they can listen to more, your bio has the answer. How to do it:

  • From your Instagram Profile page, tap “Edit Profile”

  • In the bio section, add any Instagram handles (including the @ symbol) or any hashtags (using the # symbol)

  • Tap “Done” in the top right of the screen when you’re finished with your bio

  • Instagram will automatically make this text link to the Instagram profiles or hashtags

Hacking Instagram and Create Great Instagram Captions:

#3: Hide Your Hashtags in Your Caption

You already know adding hashtags to your posts can really boosts your engagement ( 1 hashtag can increase engagement at least 12 percent)!

Instagram allows you to have up to 30 hashtags per post, but having them bunched up next to your caption looks messy. There’s a simple solution.


How to hide your hashtags in your Instagram caption:

  • After you’ve written your caption on Instagram, you need to add a series of symbols — dashes, asterisks, or dots, each on a separate line (remember to push return after every symbol to create a separate line).

  • This will shuffle your hashtags down and make your post a lot neater when it’s published

Hack Instagram to Boost the Engagement on Your Instagram Stories:

#4: Get More Instagram Stories Views by Including Hashtags

You can add up to 10 hashtags for each your Instagram story posts!

By adding an Instagram hashtag to your story, you’re giving your content an added chance to be seen by new audiences. Most Instagram geo-location tags and hashtags have their own Stories attached to them, which means they could appear on the Explore Page.

So to maximize on this under-utilized hack, add 10 relevant hashtags to your next story!

And if you don’t want to clutter your image with the added text, you can shrink the text size of your hashtags (just ‘pinch’ the hashtag text to make it bigger or smaller) and hide the text under a GIF or Sticker!

No one will be the wiser, but your Instagram Stories could appear on the Explore page for that hashtag.


Hack Instagram to Grow Your IGTV Channel

#5: Link to Your IGTV Video from Instagram Stories

The launch of IGTV has brought a new wave of video content to Instagram!

If you’ve just set up and started posting to your IGTV Channel, you’ll need to let your followers know where they can find you. And the easiest way to do that is through Instagram Stories.

Here’s how you add a link to your IGTV video from Instagram Stories:

  • In Instagram Stories, select the image you would like to post — this could be a screenshot, or a still from your IGTV video

  • Tap the “Link” icon on the top right-hand side of your screen and select “IGTV video” from the “Add Link” menu

  • Select which video you would like to link to from your Story and tap “Done” in the top right corner of your screen

  • Now your followers will be able to swipe up from that Instagram story and go to your IGTV video!



#6: Share a Link to Your IGTV Videos

Want to share (and show off!) your IGTV videos with Instagram Direct or add it to your bio? No problem!

Here’s how to find the unique link to your IGTV videos and share them with your followers:

  • Tap the IGTV icon on the top right corner of your home page

  • On the right-hand side of your screen, you’ll see a circle with your profile picture

  • Tap on your profile picture to be brought to your IGTV channel

  • Here you’ll be able to see all your IGTV videos, tap a video to select and it will start playing

  • On the bottom right corner, tap on the three dot icon and select “Copy Link”

  • The link to your IGTV video has then been copied to your clipboard and you can paste it into your bio, messages or even an email to your mom!

There you have it 6 Secrets to Hack Instagram and grow you profile engagement. Before Musilytics was created, these are few of the steps I was doing. Musilytics takes a lot of the labor and makes it simple to understand my engagement and also what to post to increase my engagement. Have fun with theses steps! Play around with how you deliver and see what happens!

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