If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for something that’s going to give you an edge on Instagram these days.
It seems like growth and engagement are both slow and hard to come by.
You have to be careful when using one of these third party services because Instagram frowns on them. Additionally, they can make you look like a spammer, and that’s never something you want to be known as.
A few months ago, I stumbled across this Instagram Engagement tool called Combin. Now, let me just say upfront, this post is in no way sponsored by them, I just started using it, and I like it.
First of all, Combin allows you to like and comment on content you would genuinely already like and comment on. Many of the other engagement tools out there just require you to supply them with a hashtag and a comment, and then they put those on all the posts with that hashtag. The problem is, your comments could be viewed as inappropriate, or people sometimes stuff popular hashtags into their posts (that have nothing to do with that post) just to try to get traffic. So you end up commenting on stuff you really wouldn’t have IRL.
Combin allows you to pre-screen Instagram posts before commenting on them.
We all know that engagement with others is vital to getting engagement and followers on your account. Instagram is very karmic. If you comment on someone’s post, they’ll often come have a look at your account, like and comment on your content, and maybe even follow you, if they like your content enough.
But doing this every day, searching hashtags and liking and commenting takes time. Combin does a lot of this work for you.
I use it every day to search for 3-4 hashtags. I then cherry-pick my favourite images and like and comment on them. I can even customize what I want my comments to be!
It’s pretty cool. You can download it here. I’m currently just using the free version, but I’d be interested to hear from any of you who are using the paid version.
Here’s a video that shows you how I use it every day for Instagram engagement and growth.