How to Get More Views on Your Instagram Stories | Neil Patel

By | August 27, 2019


Everyone’s complaining about not getting enough
reach on Instagram. But what if I told you that the secret is
within Instagram Stories? And it’s not just creating the stories. There is a specific formula
that you need to follow if you want the most engagement and views from your Instagram Stories. Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m gonna share with you how to get more views on
your Instagram Stories. (engaging electronic music) Before I get started, make sure you subscribe to this channel. That way as I release
more marketing content, you’ll get notified about ’em. Unlike traditional social networks, with Stories, the more you post, the more view you’re gonna get. You should be posting
ideally four times a day. If you post four times a day, you’re gonna get way more views than if you only posted once
or twice or three times a day. The more the better. So start off with at least four, and spread ’em throughout the day, and by doing that, you’ll
continually get views, versus if you just did
one story update per day. The second tip I have for
you is leverage videos. In your stories, a lotta
people just put photos. People want engaging content. Whether it’s videos or Boomerangs, people love the engagement. So by creating videos,
what you’ll find is, you’ll get way more engagement. As you get more engagement, your stories are gonna start spreading, and more people gonna be viewing them. When you’re also creating stories, you wanna tag relevant accounts. This is the third tip for you. It’s simple, if you
mention Nike, tag Nike. If you mention a friend, tag that friend. By tagging other people,
you’ll get more views. There’s not much more to it. Make sure the tags are relevant, and don’t just include
Nike and just be like: Oh, yeah, yeah, this
what happened in my day. Blah, blah, blah, Nike. And then you move on and you tag Nike. That’s not gonna work. Don’t cheat the system. Make amazing stories that are relevant, and when you mention brands or friends, tag them when it’s related enough. The fourth strategy I have
for you is to use hashtags. I know everyone’s saying
that they’re played out, but they do work. The more hashtags you use, the more traffic you’re gonna get. But the key isn’t to just
use any random hashtags. You wanna use ones that people search for. If you’re not sure what words
people are searching for, go to Ubersuggest, type in
keyword related to your space, and it’ll tell you other popular phrases that people are using. This data is taking search data. That’s what Ubersuggest does. I know it’s not Instagram,
but it’s search data. It’s very similar. It’s people searching on
Instagram for hashtags. What typically works for
Google works for Instagram when it comes to hashtags
and words that are popular. The fifth strategy I have for you is to ask a question or create a poll. You can do this, everyone does this. You can even have those sliders within your Instagram Stories that makes people slide a smiley face and see where most people are at. By asking a question or doing
a poll or making the sliders, what you’ll find is you’ll
get more engagement, which will help you get
more views in the long run. And the last strategy I have for you is to use location-based
tags, and here’s why: Have you noticed every once in a while Instagram will really
push a story from someone? And it’s typically random. But this randomness is typically caused by when people are
using location-based tag in which they’re gonna share something from Hollywood, California or
Los Angeles-based, California, versus something that doesn’t
have a location-based tag. So add a location-based
tag to your stories. It’ll help you potentially
get shared more from Instagram and get your stories pushed out, so you’re gonna get more views. Now if you’re leveraging
all of these strategies, good for you. But if you’re not leveraging ’em, just leave a comment with: I’m not. I’m just curious to see how many of you are leveraging
all of them out there. I’m telling you, if you use ’em, you’re going to get
more engagement, views, and you’re gonna do way
better on Instagram. Thank you for watching. If you have any questions,
leave a comment. If you enjoyed this, like, share it, subscribe to the channel, thank you.

81 thoughts on “How to Get More Views on Your Instagram Stories | Neil Patel

  1. Ch Manohar Post author

    Thanks you sir….
    For this valuable information…
    Big fan of you😊

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  2. Suraj Kara Post author

    Hey.. Neil i have seen your interview in Tryootech youtube channel… Love from India💕💕💕🇮🇳🇮🇳

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  3. Narayan Das Post author

    Your interview on Amit Mishra's channel is awesome 😘

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  4. Discover Your Awesomeness Post author

    If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. 🙂

    Reply
  5. Six Figure Influence Post author

    UNREAL VALUE! 💥
    This guy is just amazing. Real expert. So much wisdom shared in this video.
    Who else is pumped for 2019?? 👊🏻🔥

    Reply
  6. I Live Life ILL - Zarifis Motivation Post author

    awesome info man…how do you use more hashtags in stories? i thought you could only use 1 at a time.

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  7. taher Post author

    Hi Neil, thanks for suggesting us ubbersuggest to find the hashtag. This is new for me 🙂

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  8. Shubham Mishra Post author

    make video on how to gets Android app downloads..

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  9. alex alex Post author

    Hey neil ,
    Which is more important. On page SEO or off page seo

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  10. ThatGuyJosh76 Big o joe Post author

    I’m still not getting any subs 🙁

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  11. Sagar Regmi Post author

    What should people do learn from Neil ?
    ~Viewers gonna view,but never leave your track to make them engaged with ! 💓
    Your tactis are really mind blowing 👌
    Love from NEPAL ❣️

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  12. Abhishek Sarkar Post author

    Today saw your interview on Tryootech
    Keep going Neil sir.
    Will start using strategies from tomorrow, I am just missing the location one, all others which are mentioned in this video is something that I have previously discovered while using it
    Love from India 🇮🇳

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  13. Kiran Varri Post author

    i am not…But, will now start using the ideas 🙂 Thank you

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  14. Sarathkumar DV Post author

    Thanks for sharing Neil.
    How to get more traffic from my site?

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  15. DigiManako Post author

    Keep smiling. You smile is awesome. I watched your first video and I like the scene when you smiled at the end of video. so much dreams in your eyes.

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  16. B.A.B.Y Investments Post author

    Stories are just so easy to click on. Everybody watches them. Even our haters, lol!

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  17. Thiago Leych Post author

    Great stuff Neil! Something that I do as well, is to write as many hashtags as I can (total hashtags on stories are less than on posts FYI), then decrease the size, by pinching with my fingers, until it's pretty much invisible… I also make the hashtags white and move it against a white background.

    I do that so my stories don't look cluttered with the hashtags. The same can be done with locations.

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  18. Momma Taught Me Better Sunkissbutterfly Post author

    Hello Neil Patel, is there any application or software that you recommend, where we can find some IG videos or Inspirations pictures that we can make a video?

    Reply
  19. Matt Weik Post author

    Neil, is it worthwhile to hire someone from somewhere like Fiverr to help build organic website traffic? Does it work? Is it a waste? Will you be penalized?

    Reply
  20. sunny ohagwa Post author

    Please make a video of how to choose when to create a blog or website and how to make money from blog traffic

    Reply
  21. Hruthvik Cosner Post author

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I will follow you

    Reply
  22. Online Earning Post author

    Hey Neil it amazing to see you on Tryootech YouTube channel for interview

    Reply
  23. Husni Ahamed Post author

    I am not into stories yet but thanks Neil you made me clear over here how to do it effectively 😃👊

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  24. The wordpress Post author

    Hi neil
    nice video ,,
    Instagram stories are really medium for mass attention for your bussiness

    Reply
  25. The Al Farabi Post author

    Awesome Neil!! Can you also make a video on How can I start my Facebook Page from scratch and build more audiences. Regards, Farabi.

    Reply
  26. Indra KumaR Post author

    Never knew these hidden tactics so I'm gonna make them implement on my IG stories .
    Once again thank Neil

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  27. Sherin S Post author

    I wasn't using Instagram stories much, Need to start

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  28. Omar Sjarief Hidajat Post author

    Im not. Gosh..I wish I saw this video sooner

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  29. ISHRAT-UN-NISSA ASHIQ ALI VERTEJEE Post author

    I am not doing this but now I will try to follow all what u suggest . I used to follow all your guidelines

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  30. Elite Luxury Gold Plating Ltd Post author

    Thanks for these amazing videos Neil I will start doing this today

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  31. Garima Bhaskar Post author

    I'm using all of these! Also some great apps like InShot helps to make the stories more attractive by styling them.

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  32. nitin sharma Post author

    i have just started blogging for my website if i mentioned a site name in his blog post then suppose that i got backlink from that website
    if in the second post i again mentioned the same website with reasonable reason then shoudl i mail that website again that i used your name again
    for example- you mentioned so many times buzzsumo's name in your blog posts
    i am little confused

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  33. Thirteen Hales Post author

    Great video Neil! 👍🏽👍🏽😁😁 Thank you! Happy New Year! 🎉 And to answer your question, I'm not doing all of them yet.

    – Christina

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  34. Angelo Boltini Post author

    I'm not… Yet. What kind of content would you recommend for instagram stories? I find a lot of posts by others very annoying, especially when they just film simple day to day activities.

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  35. RankWatch | SEO Software Post author

    These are some great insights for every brand who wishes to engage more audience. Also, generating more views can lead to an increase in your brand's followers. But you would have to create content that the audience likes and appreciates because content and post design can compel the people to follow your brand.

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  36. Soy Juan da Silva Post author

    Very good advice to grown up on instagram. Great video Neil

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  37. Brice Degeyter Post author

    In the video "Stop making these social media marketing mistakes" you say that we shouldn't post more than twice a day. Here you are saying quite the opposite. What is the right answer? Why these 2 different pieces of advice?

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  38. Ujjawal Karma Post author

    i watch your every video since 6 months.. yes i know you said follow 30 accounts per hour …..but..may i know how many hashtags should i use and how much accounts should i follow each day to grow my instagram……currently i am following 400 accounts per day …..by doing this am i spamming instagram or not? plzzz telll and love you so much neil

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  39. Paige Sevier Post author

    I have been following all of these tips for over 6 months and have not seen any growth in my stories. I comment and engage on my followers feeds daily, and am super active. I provide valuable content, ask questions, do videos, use hashtags, always add captions, etc and still don’t understand why my views aren’t growing even though my following base is. Any ideas?

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  40. Gauge Pells Post author

    What hashtags get you the the most views ?

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  41. srivariseva sphoorthi Post author

    U r amazing 😊👍👌👌👌👌really helpful 😊😊😊👌👌👍👍👍👍👍

    Reply
  42. Anjali Poddar Post author

    Hey Neil! Can I write an email to you? Will you answer me?

    Reply

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