5 Things the Most Liked Instagram Photos Include

5 Things the Most Liked Instagram Photos Include

Want to promote your Instagram more? Are you struggling to get more Likes for your Instagram photos? Have you ever thought about what the most liked Instagram photos have in common?

Believe it or not, the only way to become more popular on an image sharing site like Instagram is – better images! Regardless of your business objectives for being on Instagram, it is still a great validation to see more likes and positive comments for your images. Having great photos can help you have the most liked Instagram photos. Instead of focusing on funny Instagram names for your profile, you’ll be a lot more effective by studying these top 5 characteristics shared by the most liked Instagram photos.

Great Captions / The Quotivational

Believe it or not, you can change the perception of your photo by changing something other than your photo. The caption that you choose to include with your photo can add humor, depth and authenticity. The quotivational as an image itself is also an incredibly popular format within many social media platforms, and with good reason: Many of these funny asides actually give useful information that people can use in their day to day lives.

Great Captions / The Quotivational
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Creating a great caption is something that everyone can do even if you do not have access to great lighting or a $4000 professional camera. Think about what your photo is actually saying to you, then say it to your audience! Having great captions is also a great way to show a new level of depth about your personality, which is why it is so popular among supermodel profiles. They also can help those trying to figure out how to post a blog on Instagram by using these quotivational images as “teasers.” Check out our guide on apps to create insta graphics for Instagram.

Further Reading: Instagram Captions: 14 Tips on How to Optimize Them to Boost Engagement

Organize Unique Objects

People love authenticity in their Instagram feeds. If you can organize items that are important to you in your daily life in a unique way, then you have the basics of an incredible picture. For instance, some of the most popular images in the Instagram profile of an unknown music producer may be the photo of how he or she sets up the studio.

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Seeing all of that cool stuff so neatly arranged is fun to look at even if you are not a musician.

Further Reading: How To Use Instagram to Improve Your Marketing

People, People and More People

It has been proven time and again that people enjoy looking at other people more than any other kind of imagery. This is natural behavior – humans have always sought out other human faces as a form of survival technique since the days of the caveman, and you can capitalize off of this gut inclination to get people to spend more time on your Instagram profile.

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No matter what you are trying to sell, you will always be able to sell it more easily with a person in the picture. If you have an item that you want to be the center of attention, see if you can incorporate that item into a lifestyle picture that includes people using that item in a unique way. If you can do this successfully, then you have a picture that many people may be interested in. Make sure that you have a business profile on Instagram so that you will be able to measure exactly who is taking interest in your photos.

Further Reading: Edit Instagram Photos Like a Professional Using These 4 Apps!

Timeliness in Your Photos

One of the most effective ways to create a great photo for Instagram is to date it, but not in the way that you may think. This is actually quite a delicate art, because you are trying to tie in a photo to a popular pop culture event while still retaining its value for future visitors months down the line.

No matter what you are taking a picture of, you will be able to garner a larger audience in the present by tying the photo in with a recent event in the news. This could be through the caption, through the inclusion of a celebrity or by simply taking a picture of a timed event, as in the case of a holiday photo.

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Maintaining the relevance of the photo beyond its initial interest means creating value for the audience beyond that initial moment. Perhaps you can include something in the photo that speaks to a larger narrative. You may be able to take such a funny picture or make such a funny caption that you retain an audience that way. You may also take such a technically great looking picture that people naturally gravitate to it.

Further Reading: Eleven Instagram Post Ideas for Every Holiday Season

Relatability and Authenticity

Most Liked Instagram Photos are Authentic and Relatable
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The number one characteristic of the most liked Instagram photos are their ability to relate to its audience. Ideally, your audience should want to involve itself in the life that you set forth in your photographs. The more that you can make an individual want to participate in your life, the more likeable your photos become. Supermodels take photos of themselves on beautiful boats surrounded by clear, blue water for a reason. Travelers find the most hidden locations around the globe to share with the world’s audience to draw people into their personal lives. No matter what, prioritize the pictures and the videos that elicit a response from you – these will likely be the pictures and videos that elicit the same response from your audience.

Further Reading: 12 Evergreen Tips to Boost Instagram Engagement

Would you agree that these five characteristics are shared by the most liked Instagram photos?

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Christa Donovan is an expert on Instagram.

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  1. Yes. I also noticed there was no text on any of the examples. Is that something to shy away from, even for true promotional posts?

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