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Contents
  1. How do I appear in instagram suggestions?
  2. 1. Follow the rules that are set by Instagram (and the actions to be implemented accordingly)
  3. 2. Observe and attempt to replicate the Best Practices of the instagrammers included in the manual.
  4. 3. Attempt to get an Instagram verified account (with the blue check mark)

How do I appear in instagram suggestions?

Many people are asking themselves the question in order to gain visibility and notoriety and thus try to maximize their number of followers.

As with other social networks, the secrets of instagram's algorithms are kept well hidden.

Optimize 360, an agency specialized in Social Media Strategy, will nevertheless try to provide you with some answers and clues that could enlighten you on the subject and make your Instagram account even better represented.

instagram suggestions

1. Follow the rules that are set by Instagram (and the actions to be implemented accordingly)

A suggested user is expected to post content and originality and bring a unique perspective to Instagram

=> So try to be singular and bring a real original and personal touch to your editorial line. 

- Instagram is a photo sharing community. 

In promoting suggested users, Instagram seeks to showcase community members with exemplary content and behaviour in accordance with community guidelines.

=> So don't try to cheat the system by using applications or software that allow you to artificially gain followers.

You could be penalized instead. In any case, acquiring followers artificially would automatically lower your "Reach" and therefore your credibility in the eyes of the algorithm.

- Instagram is always looking for new and interesting content. 

To introduce new users to a talented set of users, they continually check, add and remove users from the list. 

We do not know exactly how many people are added each week, but they recently announced that in the coming months the list of suggested users would be updated more often, which would make it easier to track users. 

=> So be innovative, original and inventive in the posts you make to maximize your chances of being chosen among the lucky ones.

- Suggested users often act as community ambassadors and help cultivate the broader Instagram community.

=> In short, if you enhance and promote participation in internal communities, it also seems that you are more likely to 

2. Observe and attempt to replicate the Best Practices of the instagrammers included in the manual.

Instagram seems to favor accounts 

  • already highly staffed in terms of number of followers
  • the audited accounts (with a small blue tick)

Therefore, the more followers (number of subscribers) you have, the more impact your publications will have, the more likely you are to succeed.

Try to have followers who are themselves active users and who will bring you a large number of likes over the course of your publications, allowing you to boost your commitment. And don't have users who are too passive or inactive. 

To address the second issue (the audited accounts), we will devote a separate section to the subject:

3. Attempt to get an Instagram verified account (with the blue check mark)

It's a bit like sesame or the Holy Grail! In general, the audited accounts are mostly attributed to Stars, official companies with a street corner, but it is still possible.

Here's how to try to do it:

  • Login via the Instagram application on your account (it will not be possible to do this from a Desktop)
  • Go to the profile for which you want to apply to get the badge. 
  • Click on the menu at the top right, then on "Settings" / "Account" / "Request verification".

Account process certifies instagramYou will then be asked to fill out a mini form in which you will be asked to enter:

  • First and Last Name
  • Known as ( = Possible Nickname or Full Name )
  • Enter the category to which you belong:
    • News/Media
    • Sports
    • Government/Politics
    • Music
    • Fashion
    • Entertainment
    • Blogger/Influencer
    • Business/Brand/Organization
    • Other

Download a proof of identity, and validate the request.

It may take several weeks for the badge to be issued and will obviously not be automatic. 

Instagram will verify that your application is credible with respect to your publications and compliance with the rules outlined above.

For the verification of a Brand or Company account, you will have to provide an official document certifying that it is indeed this organisation (Bbis, Trademark Registration etc.).

Here, with these few tips, the Optimize 360 team wishes you Good Luck to get there!

By following these tips, you'll be more likely to appear in Instagram suggestions.

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