Instagram giveaway loops can be a fantastic way for bloggers to increase their follower count. In this post, I’ll explain what an Instagram Loop is and show you an example of one that I organized. I’ll also share some ideas on promoting your loop so more people know about it!
What is an Instagram Loop?
An Instagram Loop is a giveaway thats hosted on Instagram, instead of on your blog. Each co-host links to the next Instagram account forming a loop. Participants go through the loop, following each account to enter the giveaway.
I usually run my loops for one week and take 10 bloggers. We each chip in $10 and the prize is $100 Paypal or Amazon gift card.
Example of an Instagram Loop
Here is a recent Instagram loop we did so you can get an idea of what it looks like. Notice how I link to the next co-host in my post. Click on it to see it on Instagram.
Promoting an Instagram Loop
Don’t just rely on your Instagram post to get the word out. There are over 700,000 giveaways posts on Instagram and chances are yours will get pushed down quickly.
- Create a blog post that links to your Instagram loop and encourage your readers to join.
- Submit your blog post to giveaway link parties such as the one on Dorky’s Deals. Search for more using phrases like “giveaway link parties” and “giveaway linkups”. Filter by date so you can scan the current ones. If you host a giveaway link party, leave it in a comment below and I’ll add it to this post.
- Submit your blog post and your Instagram post to Facebook group support threads like the ones I have in the Team Work Blogging Group.
- Submit your blog post to giveaway sites. Some may take the link to your Instagram post so read the guidelines first. A few of my favorites are Giveaway Frenzy, Giveaway Junkie and Blog Giveaway Directory. The last site is also a good place to find link parties.
- Submit your Instagram post to the contest, giveaway and sweepstakes subreddits on Reddit. There’s a few out there – like this one. If you don’t have an account, sign up for one.
- Promote your loop on Twitter daily. Yes, daily. Link directly to your Instagram post so there are less steps for participants to take. Post at a different times of the day, and vary your hashtags with each tweet. Use combinations of the hashtags below with each tweet.