Do you use Instagram? Does a massive amount of “Likes” and engagement interest you? Fantastic, I imagined so. Today I will show you a very simple way to Super Charge your Instagram presence. Oh, and the good news it takes less than 60 seconds.




Instagram Image Example (Feel free to join in the Fun and like the PHOTO)
Referenced Post “Don’t Hide Behind Your Need to Look Professional”
Tag For Likes (iPhone and Android App)


Sean Charles (@SocialMediaSean)

Sean Charles (@SocialMediaSean)

Social Business Technologist at Social Media Sean
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  1. Storyographer January 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Wow. That’s really interesting. It feels a bit spammy (not to mention cheeky!) but for those of us looking to expand our web presence for business this looks like a great way to tap into a captive audience. Thanks Sean!

    • SocialMediaSean January 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm - Reply

      @Storyographer You are welcome :) 
      Yes, the tags can be a bit much so use could certainly use them sparingly. That being said using many tags on Instagram is very popular, especially with the kids. This makes the crazy tagging not as noticeable as other networks would be.
      Thanks so much for stopping by,
      My Best,

  2. casmccullough January 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Hey @SocialMediaSean Awesome! I’m a little hesitant to use a lot of hashtags in any one post but that looks like a very cool tool! And thanks for using my blog post and graphic as an example. You rock!

    • SocialMediaSean January 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      @casmccullough Absolutely, you are welcome and thank-you for some morning inspiration. If you dive into the app you can be more specific to your picture you are sharing on Instagram. Ex #Fitness or #Health or #Art etc. Don’t have to go crazy like I did in the example. 
      Thanks again,
      My Best,
      Sean Charles

  3. JMOTA3 January 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    For whatever reason, I don’t see a video on this page, @SocialMediaSean . Is there a YouTube account I can check out?

    • SocialMediaSean January 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm - Reply

      @JMOTA3 Oh sorry about that. I was doing some editing, or you may need to refresh your browser. IN the mean time here is the Youtube link
      Also just for fun here is the SocialCam link with some more sizzle
      Thanks so much for stopping by,
      My Best,
      Sean Charles

  4. mqtodd January 24, 2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Nice one buddy. How did you make this video? Iis very cool

    • SocialMediaSean January 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      mqtodd Hi Michael, @mqtodd thanks so much for stopping by. To make the video I used an app for iOS called Display Recorder 
      Unfortunately the app is no longer available, as it was pulled almost right away. Apparently this function goes against Apples TOS. The good news is I found another way to record your smartphone screen using and it works really well but need to use in conjunction with a computer.
      I will be doing a video on that soon :)
      Just for fun here is the SocialCam link with some more sizzle 
      Thanks again Michael,
      My Very Best,
      Sean Charles

  5. jkns January 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    It looks like a great way to get bots to like your photo! But what’s the use in that? This just seems like pure empty vanity to me. I’d rather get fewer likes from actual humans and engage with them through comments. I notice the photo from the video has only attracted spam comments.

    • SocialMediaSean January 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

      @jkns Hi jkns, thanks for stopping by. Actually when tags are used correctly they are extremely powerful. As I mention in the video this was a general example for popular tags. Don’t give up on tags, or tag for likes app, just because you are worried about bots. If you explore the app further you will see you can target your tags much better and build genuine engagement and community. 😛
      Sean Charles

      • jkns January 27, 2013 at 1:02 am - Reply

         Hi Sean, good points. Used properly in the right situation maybe this could be quite good. #Unfortunately #there #are #quite #a #few #people #that #just #stuff #their #posts #with #tags!

  6. AaronWood January 27, 2013 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Wow! I never knew the power of Instagram and the tag! I’m definitely going to use tags on my pics from now on. (As sparingly as I can. lol)

    • SocialMediaSean January 27, 2013 at 7:00 am - Reply

      @AaronWood Hi Aaron, tags are also great for conferences. Easy way to find out what’s happening or promote your talk or booth.
      Appreciate the comment, Please come back soon.
      My Best,
      Sean :)

      • AaronWood January 27, 2013 at 7:02 am - Reply

        @SocialMediaSean  I’ll keep that in mind when I have my booth at SXSW this year! Thanks!

  7. Nikki2987 January 27, 2013 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Hey @SocialMediaSean ! Thanks for this tip! I used it for my fitness photos and I’ve met some really cool new running friends! It’s awesome to see their photos too because it motivates me to get out there! Thanks!!!

    • SocialMediaSean January 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      nikki2987 @Nikki2987 You are so welcome Nikki. Happy to hear that you are having excellent results using Tags for Likes on Instagram. I personally love your fitness photos. They are so creative. 
      My Best,

  8. SocialMediaSean August 30, 2013 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Awesome, great to hear!

  9. EremHovhannisyan March 22, 2016 at 5:45 am - Reply

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