[FIX] Why your Instagram Follower count is stuck and you keep losing Instagram followers
Instagram Follower count Frozen
I don’t know if you have experienced this before, you check your followers count day after day and month after month only to realize with disappointment that the numbers just stayed the same. How is this even possible, especially when you have been posting new content weekly and you know more people are seeing your instagram posts?
Why does it seem like no one is following you or worse, that you are losing instagram followers faster than you are gaining them?
Is it possible that Instagram has simply forgotten to update your lists?
When this happened with me, I remember being so frustrated I wanted to punch a wall. The only other thing that I have found makes me that frustrated is when my Internet is down and my ISP isn’t forthcoming with fixing the issue. Now that gets me really mad I begin to fume. But this is another story.
Why am I losing followers on Instagram
One of the major reasons you lose followers is because generally people just decide they no longer care about your content.
Some other people who have followed you based on the follow-for-follow tactic are just bad eggs we have to deal with. Ideally your goal should be to gain more followers than you are losing.
Another reason why you may be losing Instagram followers is because of your own lack of consistency and cohesiveness with your posts.
I share more on this in another blog detail how to curate your instagram content, but in this post I want to help you Fix the Glitch in your account if you think your instagram follower count is stuck.
Why is my Instagram Follower count stuck?
For almost 6 months, my Instagram following count remained almost at the same spot.
It didn’t make any sense to me. I was posting correctly, I was engaging with other pages, I was spending time on creating content, yet it did not convert to followers? How?
I set myself up to fix the problem and eventually I cracked the glitch.
For one, I cannot say for a fact that there was an actual problem from Instagram which was affecting my counts.
But what I do recall is as soon as I began to make a few changes in how I posted, what kind of content I was posting and how I was engaging on Instagram, everything changed.
I began to have new visitors to my profile from all over the world and they were converting to followers every single day.
I go more Indepth on this in the program “The Rules of Engagement on Instagram” – but for today’s post, I want to help you fix this glitch that is making it seem as though you are doing nothing at all on the gram and your efforts are a waste.
Here are the top 3 things I believe made a significant change to my account and got my followers count running again. If you believe your Instagram follower count is frozen and not updating, these tips will help
1. Create content that people actually need
People want to watch people. But more importantly, people want to watch people who give them what they are searching for.
This is the world we live in today and you cannot run away from it. It is what it is. What I like to tell people is, “Everybody is watchable.” Yes, including you.
As long as you are human, you have other humans who are just like you who will relate to what you have to share in your own unique way and with your own perspectives.
All you have to do is show up for your people.
For your Tribe.
That’s what I did.
First it begins with you asking “What do people need and how can I offer that through my content?” For me at the time, it was Motivation. And not just any type of motivation, but Motivation for people who were going through the process of finding themselves and understanding who they were and what their purpose on Earth is.
You have to do the same in your Niche, but you also must make sure your niche is specific and highly targeted. I share more In depth thoughts on how you can get Niche specific in “The Rules of Engagement on Instagram”
When you begin to make more and more content that people need, you will pull in the right audience of people who care about your content and convert to followers. You will also notice that your instagram follower count will begin to budge and you will stop losing followers as much.
2. Encourage your followers to Engage with your Instagram posts
You have to continually tell your followers to share their thoughts in the comments and I made sure to reply as many people as I could on every post.
Engagement is the game of Social media. The better engaged your page is, the better your conversions. Engagement on Instagram is based on actions from your followers.
Comments on your posts is a deep level engagement that you want to have.
You drive engagement by encouraging your followers to say something in the comments.
There is a strategic way to do this so that your instagram audience feels like they are a part of your conversation and their opinions matter.
So always ask for comments. I prefer to do this in the first two lines of my caption because this is the first thing they see. And when they do leave a comment, always reply. This back and forth exchange in your comments section on Instagram will push your posts and profile and ultimately land you on Instagram’s explore page where you have the opportunity to meet even more new people.
And when you land on the explore page, boom! That’s more potential new followers seeing your profile.
3. Always include ‘Follow me’ Call-to-Action in Instagram captions
The problem I see a lot of people have on Instagram is they don’t know how to ask for engagement. If you think it is “too much” to ask people to follow your page then you may not be ready to truly increase your following and influence.
Yes, people want you to remind the. You have to ask for that follow!
First it will help to change your opinion of the people who view your profile and consume your content. If you create original content on Instagram and someone takes the time to Like or Leave a comment on your posts, then this means this person vibes with you.
And if they vibe with you then they are a potential member of the Tribe you are trying to build on Instagram.
Now knowing that people want people to tell them what to do, would you skip the opportunity to convert a viewer to a follower? One of the major reasons it seems that your instagram follower count is stuck is because the ration of your new followings to the people unfollowing you is huge. You have to bridge that gap and the best way to do this is by showing instagram that people actually care about your content and are following you.
So, always leave a CTA that tells people to follow your page.
If you have downloaded my free blueprint for the book “The Rules of Engagement on Instagram” then you may have already received a mail from me where I share with you why comments are important. If you are not currently leaving your brand’s footprints on Instagram by commenting everywhere, then you are losing a huge opportunity to truly grow your page organically.
Not just comments on your own posts however, but your comments on other people’s posts. This will help spread you to the potential members of your growing community
If you found this helpful and would like more tips, share your questions in the comments and I just might make my next blog post to fix your exact issue!