It’s common knowledge that social media has grown into a powerful promotional tool. Instagram, however, appears to be the social media site that attracts the most attention. Undoubtedly, this is due to the fact that a large number of individuals have done the necessary research and determined that this app provides them with the greatest opportunity for audience reach and interaction.
Knowing how to make full use of an app and all of its features is a valuable skill. As businesses across the globe increasingly turned to social media for promotional purposes, app makers were compelled to design and release marketing-related apps.
If you, like me, have been intimidated by the likes of “reach,” “engagement,” and “insights,” let me reassure you: there is nothing to be scared of. You’ll feel a lot better and learn how to make smarter selections when designing your social media strategy after you start filling in your own data in the many tiny sections and tabs.
Are you prepared to take the plunge and investigate Instagram Insights?
Now or never; let’s go for it!
So, first things foremost. Verify that your account is a “Professional — Business” account. Since this is so simple, I’ll run through a few fast converting steps for you.
Verify if your account may be accessed by the general public. In a jiffy, make it public by following these steps: Profile > Hamburger menu in the top right > Settings > Privacy > Public. To make your changes public, click the button at the top.
The following action is quite similar to the one just completed. Navigation: Account > Settings > About > Go to your account settings and choose the “Professional” button (at the bottom)
You’ll be asked to give your account a “tag” that sums up its function. It will suggest some often used terms, but if you need anything more particular, you can always utilise the search bar.
Pick one path between “Business” and “Creator” in the following section. (I’ll use Business accounts as examples from here on out)
Following that, you’ll be asked for basic contact information such an email and a phone number.
Following that, connecting to Facebook is a crucial step. Connecting your account will need a business profile.
To link your Instagram account to your Facebook Page, enter your login details there. Well, there you have it.
The transition from personal to business accounts now requires a few more steps that may be completed at a later time in order to ensure that new users are equipped with the knowledge they need to build and manage a successful business account.
Since we have upgraded to a business profile, let’s start exploring the data.
Under your bio on your profile page is a section labelled “Professional Dashboard,” which provides some metrics on your profile’s visibility over the past 30 days. The dashboard here provides a snapshot of the total number of accounts reached over the preceding 30 days with a single click. The difference between followers and non-followers is also shown using a bar chart.
Now, select “See All” in the far right corner of the screen. Your overall number of followers, the number of accounts with which you’ve had interactive conversations, and the total number of accounts you’ve reached are all summarised here. From here, you may get all the tasty insights that will inform your strategy.
The last 7 days, 14 days, 30 days, the preceding month, and the last 90 days are all options. Additionally, you may choose your own dates within a range of time covering the previous 90 days.
The total number of accounts you’ve added during this time period is displayed at the top of this page. There’s a percentage change bar that shows how much higher or lower this value is compared to the prior period of the same length. In the first graphic down below, for instance, the dates 18 October through 15 January have been picked. Timeframe: From July 20th to October 17th, or 90 days in advance.
Information on the population is provided below. Top cities, nations, age groups, and sex distribution are all displayed.
In the next section, you’ll get a detailed breakdown of your follower and non-follower numbers.
The reach data may be used to identify the most popular articles, stories, videos, reels, etc. in your content library.
The number of active accounts during the specified time period and the percentage growth or decline from the last reporting period are displayed at the top of this page. You may see how many people who aren’t already following you have interacted with your material.
If more than 100 unique accounts have interacted with your content during the given time window, you will have access to demographic information. The ranges will be comparable to those displayed in the Accounts Completed section.
Sum of all devotees
Instagram’s Total followers is the final measure you’ll see in the app’s analytics. Your total new followers for the time period you’ve chosen is displayed below.
Your total progress, as well as the amount of new followers and lost followers, are all clearly shown. A bar chart is provided for visual comprehension of these figures.
Afterwards, you’ll be able to observe the
Using a city or country filter, you may see where your most loyal followers are located.
follower age ranges, broken out either globally or by to gender.
In the next section, please provide the overall percentage of male and female followers who follow you.
The final paragraph lists the times of day when you were the most active. You may view the busiest times of day for each day of the week by using the arrows to flip through the days. You can also view your most active days by using the ‘Days’ filter. To maximise exposure and interaction with your material, you may use this information to determine the optimal posting times.