Why Responding To DM’s Will Increase Your Instagram Following

Responding to Instagram DMs

Why Responding To DM’s Will Increase Your Instagram Following


A key step in building an engaged audience on Instagram is to reply to your direct messages. This simple act shows your followers that you listen to their feedback and value their input.

The more comments, likes, shares, and DMs a post gets, the higher the chance you have that it will be ranked as quality content. And this increases the likelihood that it will be displayed to a wider audience on the explore page.

Another key step is to add a location every time you post. Studies show that posts tagged with a location receive a higher engagement rate.

Anyone who’s searching for Instagram posts in their neighbourhood, or city will likely come across your post, and this will be an excellent opportunity to start a conversation. Narrow the location down to a building name, business or venue for best results.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @everincreasingcircles for more top money-making tips and look out for another lesson very soon. Bye!


Check out last week’s Instagram tips video here

About The Author

Alistair Dodds
My name is Alistair Dodds and I am the Marketing Director and Co-Founder of London based Digital Marketing Agency EIC Marketing. I have over 20 years of experience as an online marketer and business owner with clients in the USA and Europe.