◦Take more selfies. An analysis of 1.1 million photos on Instagram found that pictures that show your face are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces.
◦Limit yourself. "Posting too much decreases likes two times faster than comments," said a Georgia Tech researcher who studied Instagram.
◦Go outside. People respond to colors and brightnesa. You want to look for that softer light that happens in the early morning and in the evening.
◦The hashtag you should never use: #Drunk. Studies show it can decrease likes by 40 percent. ◦The hashtag you should always use: #NoFilter. Photos with this tag are 10 percent more likely to receive likes. (It doesn't even matter if you're lying.)
◦The optimal number of hashtags on a post is seven. More than that and you can start to seem like a spam bot.
◦Use custom filters. Top bloggers use outside photo editing software with a greater range of effects.
◦The right angle can make or break your likes. Ask your photographer to shoot up at you, to make you look taller and thinner. For more tips to boost your Insta profile, click here
◦Step aside, Valencia. Instagram's soft black-and-white filter Willow gets more likes than any other on the platform.
◦Blue is better than red or orange hues. Images that are predominantly blue receive 24 percent more likes than photos with red or orange hues.
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