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My favorite hashtags for dogs

My favorite hashtags for dogs

Favorite Hashtags for Dogs on Instagram to increase your engagement and organically grow your account I think you will agree with me when I say .... Trying to figure out the magical combination of hashtags to use is something like trying to find the needle in the haystack. The problem is that most Instagrammers struggle...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, January 31, 2018
Instagram’s Algorithm Pathway to One Billion Users

Instagram’s Algorithm Pathway to One Billion Users

Instagram Algorithm Updates January 2018 I can’t turn around without someone saying... my posts are tanking... or others saying ... best week ever! Instagrammers are panicking and “experts” are responding. I’m starting to see a lot of blog articles, you tube videos, posts getting circulated about the algorithm changes. Why I Never Believe These Articles...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, January 28, 2018
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As Visual Recognition gets Better – Will the Hashtag Still Be Relevant?

As Visual Recognition gets Better – Will the Hashtag Still Be Relevant?

Earlier this year I book marked an article on LinkedIn: "The hashtag is dead, and machine learning killed it" In essence, Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered visual recognition is getting better every day. Think about Facebook and it's Face detection tagging.  Through the years it's improved to the point it now suggests who to tag with...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, December 5, 2017
Why removing ghost followers will actually hurt your account

Why removing ghost followers will actually hurt your account

There seems to be a new false believe that removing ghost followers will help your engagement on Instagram.  This practice requires you to use an app to see who hasn’t liked or commented on your photos.  After you have that list, you’re supposed to block them which forces them off as a follower.    The...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, November 12, 2017
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All Fur Love – the Petco Foundation

All Fur Love – the Petco Foundation

There’s a new way to help pets that need to be adopted.  Through Petco’s new app Heads n Tails simply upload a selfie.  For every 100 likes Heads n Tails will donate $25 in your name to the Petco Foundation. The app is very simple and fun to use.  It reminds me of the simplicity…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 17, 2017
How I edit my photos for Instagram

How I edit my photos for Instagram

Everyone has a personal style.  I happen to like photos that are bright, vibrant and colorful.  Admittedly I brighten photos more than I normally would … because brighter photos tends to do better in Instagram.  If this photo were to be printed I’d tone down the highlights and decrease the exposure.  That said – I…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 16, 2017
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How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

Instagram loves Videos Videos are easy to consume especially when they are between 7 to 15 seconds in length. But what if you have photos and you want to use them to tell a video story? Here's how: Select no more than 9 photos. Use an app that allows you to piece photos together.  I...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 9, 2017
Comment pods are so 2016.  Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are so 2016. Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are like security blankets.  They give you a false sense of security that you’re getting “engagement”.  In a previous article I wrote about why comment pods can actually be hurting you versus helping you and for those of you I’ve talked to directly … I sensed a nervousness in letting it go. That’s…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 4, 2017
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Pavlov and Instagram

Pavlov and Instagram

Humans are hardwired for creativity and connection.  We seek validity and intimacy.  We want to be seen. That’s why the decrease in engagement is turning the Instagram community upside down. It’s touching a nerve in our amygdala.  Often called the lizard brain (because it’s thought to be the oldest part of our brain) … the…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 18, 2017
Shadow ban freakout

Shadow ban freakout

I've been Instagram Shadow Banned I think you'll agree with me when I say reach and visibility has gone down on Instagram.  It's really hard to get as much followers, likes and comments and you might be sensing engagement overall is down. Well as it turns out the the rumours about the Instagram shadow ban...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 8, 2017
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