Have you ever posted a photo you thought was really great to Instagram and then...no one liked it? You may be posting along the lines of some well-known Instagram cliches (people can handle only a finite number of cats, manicures, and "Outfit of the day"...). On the other hand, maybe you just picked the wrong filter. It's the superficial stuff - lighting, whether or not you're making a duckface in your selfie - that can sometimes make all the difference.
So, don't be jealous of those out there with better Instagram game (seriously, sometimes I wonder, how can someone post a picture of, um, lasagna, and get 400 likes?). Just read these tips for better posts, provided by the folks at Curalate.
- The lighter the image, the better (24 percent more likes).
- Give us more background, less close-up (29 percent more likes).
- Bluish, or cold, images fare better than reddish, or warm, images (24 percent).
- Images with lower saturation get more like than those with more (18 percent).
And, more, here: