The brand new app – Instagram TV (IGTV) is hitting the social media industry along with its most advanced features. If you haven’t downloaded the stand-alone app on your phone yet, do it now! If your Instagram account is not updated with IGTV, means you are missing a lot about social media updates. Instagram TV is commonly known as IGTV- an application where one can share an hour-long video content in the vertical format that matches the orientation of mobile phones. Thus, no one has to rotate their phone to watch videos. The app could be considered as one of the best social media networks that are in vogue today. Marketers, as well as content creators, can leverage its benefits to avenue their business to a successful trip. To discover more about IGTV and its exclusive features, I recommend you to read my previous blogs – “Everything You Should Know About IGTV” “How To Upload a Video On IGTV” and “Best Hacks to Use IGTV Hashtags”. These tutorials will give you a brief and resolve your queries about IGTV.
For those who are active participants on IGTV and looking for more comments on their videos, this post will help them with the best tricks. In this post, I will guide you a quick rundown of methods along with the tips on how to create the most engaging posts to receive more comments that will work according to the Instagram TV algorithm. Once you implement the quick tricks then you will not have to wait or beg for comments on your videos. Let’s start with the tricks-
Built Up your Channel’s Reputation:
Introduction of your channel is unavoidable if you are willing to create a valuable impression on your audience. Your channel says a lot about your personality, so make sure when you built up your channel, you provide some basic and important information about you, like your brand, channels theme, and genre, etc. Give a description about your profile to help your viewers to know about you and your channel. You can even release a teaser for your channel through which your viewers can get an overview of the videos they will watch on your IGTV channel. Try to build up your channel with creative ideas and tempting themes.
If you want to get more comments on your IGTV videos, then try to update your content time after time. Do not stop uploading your videos and never take a long break to post the next video. If you will take a look on popular channels, you will notice one thing in common – their consistency of video, they never stop updating. If you want others to take interest in your videos, then you have to actively participate in your video sharing technique. Plan a schedule and stick to it. Let your viewers know about your next upload. This will genuinely increase the engagement on your IGTV videos, means more likes and comments.
Interact with your Viewers:
Every day take a few minutes to communicate with your viewers and interact with people who have left a comment on your videos. Try to reply on every comment, and talk about your upcoming videos, this will generate the interest of your existing followers, and if they find your videos enlightening and helpful they will definitely share it further. Also, from commenting on your channel, reach out to other channels and interact on their page. If they find your comments interesting, they might be like to click on your profile.
Start a Discussion in the Comments:
You can kick-start a conversation by asking about your videos in the comment section. Wait a couple of hours once you upload your video and wait for the viewers to react on it. This is one of the best ways to lead a conversation in your IGTV comment sections.
Ask Viewers to Share their Ideas For The Next Video:
At the end of your IGTV videos, you can ask your viewers to share their ideas and to give their inputs for upcoming videos. It is good to make videos on the topics your viewers are interested and wanted to see on your channel. You can do this by simply saying, “If you have any innovative ideas and topics, let me know in the comment section!”
Talk About your IGTV Videos on Instagram Live:
Instagram is one of the best platforms where you can promote your IGTV videos. While making the regular live video, you can talk about your IGTV video too. Let your followers know that you have uploaded a video on IGTV.
Promote Your Videos Everywhere:
After uploading your video, do not forget to promote it outside of IGTV. Here, how you can promote your videos-
- Submit to social bookmarking websites
- Post the link on your social media websites
- Send it to your mailing list
- Add to video search engines
- Promote your video on your blogs
Use Popular Hashtags:
Do not forget to use hashtags in your video’s description. Hashtags will help your viewers to discover your video content easily. Check out some of the most popular IGTV hashtags-
Add a Watermark on Your IGTV Videos:
Adding watermark on your videos is a good option, this will get you more viewers by promoting your channel across all of your videos. Watermark is just an image that you can apply on all of your videos. You need to confirm your IGTV account is allowed to upload a watermark or not.
Embed the strategies mentioned above, but first, focus on creating a great content video that your target audience will love. If you desire to maximize the comments on your network, remember that your chances of this will increase for every view you receive. So make sure that video content you deliver should be informative, educating, engaging and real.