How to hit a million impressions on Instagram with no ad spend

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How to hit a million impressions on Instagram with no ad spend

What do you know about Power Likes and organic engagement? Instagram is undoubtedly a hot topic and some have called it the new Facebook as, the social photo community is making stars, creating personal brands, along with capturing the world’s moments, and our attention.

70% of businesses use Instagram, and everyone is battling for attention in the form of followers, engagement, comments, views, DM’s, and of course, likes! <3

As Instagram’s Algorithm continues to adapt, it is becoming more and more difficult extend the reach of your account on this very competitive landscape. The struggle for gaining followers and engagement is real.

It can be a daunting process to set yourself apart from the rest of noise on the gram (Instagram), and getting eyeballs on your content is not always easy, even if you have built up good follower numbers.

Instagram’s paid advertising platform is one of the most powerful targeting methods in existence to reach new customers, and can be an easy option to increase your reach.

However, this comes at a cost. Targeted impressions can be very costly. We had a a quick fiddle with the in-app Instagram ‘promote’ option to give an idea of cost –

If you spend £4,000.00 via Instagam’s in-app promotion tool for 1 day of promotion, Instagram estimate that 660,000–1,700,000 will see your promoted post.

Instagram Ad quote

That’s a big cost there. Yes, its targeted and can be very accurate based on who’s providing you the data. However there are organic methods you can use to increase your impression and influence. I’ve got a little hack that might just be able to help you. It does require a little bit of work to prior to executing, but will be well worth it when the results start coming in. There is a relatively unknown hack for some, called Power Likes (like engagement pods). Using this method will increase the chance of your posts going viral on Instagram.

You may be thinking; Power Likes, what are such things?

And how exactly are they different from regular likes?

.... to read the full article go to: http://dreamteamsecrets.com/1-million-impressions-insta-power-likes/

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How To Run A Successful Referral Contest

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How To Run A Successful Referral Contest

At Digital Growth we've had huge success running viral contests for our clients to build and push users through the social followers -> email subscriber -> paying customer funnel.

For the first time ever we're sharing some insights into how we do this and why viral contests have proven to be so successful for generating email subscribers and reducing customer CPA. 

We love running contests and viral launch campaigns for our clients as a way of turning social media followers into email subscribers and eventually into paying customers.

We’d tried and tested social traffic to landing pages, which were converting fine, but we wanted to amplify the social audiences, and found that viral competitions are a very effective way to do this.

What growth did we need?
Clients would come to us asking us to grow their email lists by thousands of subscribers, and they wanted to achieve this at the lowest possible cost. This is quite a daunting task when there is little momentum or acquisition infrastructure in place.

What are we aiming to achieve by running a viral contest? 
We are generally aiming to get 1,000+ email subscribers from a viral contest of this nature and to send the subscribers and offer which will convert them into customers. We have had results ranging from 500 entries to 10,000+ depending on the niche.

Here's some contest example results:

Justin Bieber Tickets Contest

 

Here's the top 5 things we learned through running viral competitions:

  • Emails: 8,178+
  • Social followers: 5,000+
  • Customers: 100+ app downloads
  • Social media mentions increased exponentially.
  • Evil Energy PS4 Pro Contest

  • Emails: 6,594+
  • Social followers: 3,000+
  • Traffic increase: 1,000+ website clicks during contest period
  • We’ve setup and promoted a lot of these contests. Some work better than others.

  • Viral contests are a great way to turn social media followers into email subscribers.
  • Seeding contests with an existing email list can help a lot get you started.
  • Not every contest you setup is going to be a sure-fire success.
  • The more entries you get, the more viral the contest seems to go.
  • Sending email blasts mid-competition is a great way to boost the viral effect and bump up entry numbers. The more entries you have, the bigger the effect of a follow up email will be.
  • What else do we do to improve viral contest effectiveness? 

  • Send big email blasts to pre-existing lists as soon as the contest launches.
  • Drive traffic through mass tweeting at relevant people.
  • Get as much PR and influencer shoutouts to the campaign as possible. PR has been a great way to get high quality leads.
  • Ask for feedback on the contest page from customers & others before launching.
  • Use custom entries tools to get more information from entrants.
  • How do we promote contests and what works best? 

  • We’ve promoted and cross-promoted contests on lots of different channels. We try to promote through as many channels as possible simultaneously to get the contest going. \

  • Mostly via PR, Email, & Social Media.

    Once we get momentum the contests really start to accelerate :)

    What are the top 8 things that work best for promoting a viral contest?

  1. Email a solid pre-subscribed list (+Get others to email it out for you) – We’ve found email to be a really good source of signups, especially if they’re already on your list. Cold email generally gets much lower conversion rates than emailing a subscribed list.
  2. Twitter – We build networks of 10+ Twitter accounts, build nice followers and send tweets and DM’s to the followers telling them about the contest.
  3. Instagram – We’ve built niche accounts and DM the followers to tell them about the contest. It works ok, but if you start sending too much traffic from too many accounts via DM’s the accounts can get shut down or suspended.
  4. LinkedIn – Building up networks of connections and telling them about the contest via direct message and published pulse blog posts.
  5. Paid traffic via Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google etc. – We see an opportunity with viral contests to reduce CPA by sending ads to VYPER’s contest landing pages, collecting Facebook pixels for retargeting all the people who land on the page (and those who sign up), and also trying to convert them with an opt-in bribe as soon as they sign up for the contest.
  6. Facebook Groups – We’ve tried a lot of stuff with Facebook groups. Where we’ve had most success is building relationships with the people who own the groups and getting them to post the link into the group as they already have authority there.
  7. PR – We’ve also found that high quality PR can boost the number of high quality relevant signups.
  8. Competition directories – Quality of entrants drops from this source but it’s a good way to get the word out to a lot of people quickly.
  • About Us
    Digital Growth are an international Growth Agency focused on building social media audiences on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram. We turn social media audiences into email subscribers & customers by creating and promoting viral contests and launch campaigns.

    For more info on how we can help email us: hello@digitalgrowthhackers.com
    http://www.digitalgrowthhackers.com

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Instagram Engagement Pods

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Instagram Engagement Pods

Instagram’s Algorithm changes all the time, & they’ve adjusted it a lot over the last year.

Back in 2016 Instagram would show all posts in Chronological order, which was a huge opportunity for anyone willing to put out regular content to get huge visibility.

But now it’s more like Facebook, so the more popular posts get shown first, based on what you’ve engaged with in the past, so essentially your followers are more likely to see your future posts if they’ve engaged with your posts before.

The more engagement they’ve had with you the more likely your posts are to be shown higher up in their Instagram feeds in the future.

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10 Growth Hacking Tactics

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10 Growth Hacking Tactics


Many startup businesses face a similar problem, they’ve created a product that no one uses. Those that are lucky may find themselves with an article online and a few initial users, but very rarely do new products gain mainstream adoption straight away. 

So, we decided to share 10 growth hacking tactics that will actually make a difference.

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Why Growth Hacking isn't just for start-ups

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Why Growth Hacking isn't just for start-ups

When most people hear the words growth hacking they generally think of two types of businesses; tech companies or start-ups. Not many people will think of established businesses.

This is generally because many of the success stories to do with growth hacking have come from a number of well known companies including; Airbnb and hotmail who utilised growth hacking tactics and received a huge amount of success in their start-up days.

Does this mean that growth hacking is just for start-ups? 
No...Not at all!
 

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Why Startups Should Consider Growth Hacking

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Why Startups Should Consider Growth Hacking

If a surge in customers isn’t enough to persuade you that growth hacking is good for your startup, then maybe our next point will seal the deal. After all, did you know that growth hacking can help turn people into loyal customers? When growth hacking is done effectively, you can ensure your customers are hooked on your product and your brand. 

Getting a few sales initially is relatively easy, but if you want to be in it for the long haul then you need to be on people’s mind all of the time. 

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