I want to go over via top Instagram caption mistakes that you aren’t even aware that you’re making that are stunting your Instagram growth.
Now, this post isn’t going to point out the obvious mistakes and the obvious mistakes are:
- Using bots
- Using automation
- Using the wrong hashtags
- Caring too much about the feed, all of that stuff.
I really want to focus on the non-obvious mistakes. These are mistakes that I have a feeling. A lot of you guys are making that nobody talks about.
And that’s why this article is going to be super fun and super special. Because I know that after reading this post, you are definitely going to change something in your Instagram strategy. No doubt.
I consistently see people making when they are writing their Instagram captions. I constantly see how challenging it is to write engaging and captivating captions for your audience.
we’re going to talk about the six biggest Instagram caption mistakes that I feel people make that are really affecting their growth and how they can actually improve by getting more followers getting more views on their Instagram accounts.
These mistakes are just all over the place and a lot of people aren’t even realizing how important their captions actually are.
So if you want to learn what these mistakes are and how you can improve your Instagram account and its growth then keep on reading this post.
Top Common Instagram Caption Mistakes
So if you want to learn about the most common Instagram caption mistakes then you are in the right place. Here we’ll guide you in detail, on how you can prevent these Instagram caption mistakes.
We found this blog post on this topic which is a really awesome and great post written by Theboostapps.com
The first biggest mistake that people make on Instagram is un-meaningful captions.
Now, what do I mean by this?
I mean that the captions that they’re putting on their posts don’t actually relate to the photo they’re not actually meaningful. They’re not going to mean something to your audience and there’s no actual reason for the caption.
Now you’ll probably see this a lot of times when it could be a random photo that someone’s taken and then they’ve put in a song lyric or a caption that they like or something.
They just wanted to put them there because they thought it was cool and they wanted to chuck it in with their post some people can get away with this.
A lot of people get away with it if they’re doing sexual-type photos or something that’s just really eye-catching. You can probably get away with an un-meaningful caption.
But at the end of the day
- You’re trying to reach your audience.
- You’re trying to get people to be interested in your post.
- And you’re wanting them to click on your post you want them to get value from it.
Of course to find it interesting enough to want to see more of what that post is about. The only way to do this is with a meaningful caption.
There’s no meaning behind your post and you’re gonna have no meaningful captions to go with it. So you really need to be mindful of why you’re actually posting that in the first place?
- Does it have a meaning behind it?
- Is it something that people will get value from it?
- Is it something they’re going to find valuable it?
- Is it something that they can gain knowledge from it?
- Is it something meaningful and purposeful that you‘re posting that post?
You really need to think about that. Think about what your audience is going to gain from that post and really just be mindful of what you’re posting.
To make sure that it’s always going to be something that’s valuable something that people are going to gain from it.
Of course, once you’ve posted something that you know is meaningful and is valuable then you’re going to have a caption.
That’s going to relate to. That’s going to be something. That’s going to add even more value to that post and it might be something that people didn’t think about just by looking at that photo.
You really need the caption to really take away the actual value behind that post and why you’ve posted it in the first place so really just make sure that every single caption relates to the photo.
And that it’s something that’s meaningful, purposeful, and adds value to that photo and really gets people interested in that post.
No Engaging Hook
Now the second biggest Instagram caption mistake that people make is no engaging hook and what I mean by this is?
There’s nothing in that post that is going to be hooking you into when you click on that post. There’s nothing there to say hey. This is interesting.
This is exciting almost like a clickbait type thing on YouTube something that’s making you want to click on that post to find out more about that post and to make you want to engage with that post.
So you make sure that there’s some kind of hook involved that’s going to really interest people and it’s really going to show them why they should be interested in that post.
Something that’s really engaging so that comes down to the photo that you’re posting. The actual post needs to be engaging something exciting. Something that they want to go stop and go hey what’s this about something?
That’s really going to grab their attention but you also need to make sure that your caption is also engaging. This is all about the captions.
After all, so you need to remember that even if you have the best photo in the world if there’s not an engaging caption, not no engaging hook to keep them interested and to make them want to read more then they’re not likely to be interested in that post.
So you need to make sure that your hook is engaging lots of different examples on Instagram of this and I would recommend making sure that you have an engaging hook.
Making sure that it’s something that’s going to grab their attention but also be mindful that it’s only going to show the first two lines of what you’ve actually written on that post.
So making sure that your hook is going to grab them in the first sentence or two. This is interesting I want to find out more and they’re going to click on that post.
So make sure that it’s going to show up in those first two lines. Make sure it’s engaging and make sure it’s something that they’re going to want to click on.
The third biggest mistake is non-existent spacing and what I mean by this is you’ve gone ahead and you’ve written yourself an amazing caption.
It’s got detail it’s got everything in there that you wanted to post and you’re really happy with the content. Here’s the problem it’s just one big paragraph that no one’s really going to be interested in.
They’re going to look at that and they’re going to be like I can’t be bothered reading that but if you space it out properly. You want to make sure that the captioning is spaced out correctly no more than two lines per paragraph.
You want to make sure that it’s spaced out correctly so that it’s enticing to the eye. That it makes people want to be interested in it and it’s spaced out.
So it’s just easier to read and more enticing to read when you look at it just looks tidier and easier to read and more engaging as opposed to just one really big paragraph.
It’s really going to put your audience off because they look at it and they just be like I can’t be bothered reading that so spacing is hugely important to get your message across and to make sure people that are more likely to read.
It is actually the presentation of your captions. Make sure the spacing is correct like I said no more than two lines per paragraph.
To really entice the reader to read on and want to read into that caption and to actually read that amazing content that you’ve done there’s nothing worse than spending so much time on your content but then you put in no spacing no presentation that people just go right past it because they have no reason to want to read it.
So you need to make sure spacing is really important there are some cool little applications that you can use.
I would highly recommend that it just spaces it out all for you and then just copy and paste that onto your Instagram account so make sure that you space it out correctly to get people to want to read your caption.
Too Many Emojis
Now the fourth biggest Instagram caption mistakes that I see that you may think sounds a bit silly but in my personal preference that’s my opinion so you might not agree with this but I reckon need to make sure that you don’t have too many emoji.
Too many emoji in my opinion is distracting. It’s off-putting and it just makes it look like it’s a load of garbage that’s right. You can’t use too many emojis it’s just going to distract the viewer.
They’re less likely to want to read on because they’re just going to be like. This is probably some kind of joke or something that’s just not worth it.
They’re going to completely divert someone off the point of your caption and could potentially have a viewer not interested just because you used too many emojis.
A lot of people think if I add lots of emojis it’s going to gain people’s attention but unfortunately, I find it does the exact opposite and it just hasn’t worked.
So in my personal opinion, I’ve made this mistake many times don’t use too many emojis because it’s actually going to do the opposite of what you want it to do.
It’s just going to divert people and distract people which is not what you ideally want to do. So make sure you don’t use too many emojis in your next caption.
The fifth biggest Instagram caption mistake is the caption is all about meme me. Make sure that your caption is actually something that people can relate to.
I mean in a way you can tell a story about yourself and how you may have overcome that fear that hurdle. Whatever it might have been you tell your story and how it happened in.
But unless you portray it in a way that’s actually going to add value to the audience and they can actually look at themselves in your shoes then a caption.
It’s really just going to off-put the audience they’re not going to gain anything from it because they’re just like well that’s all about you that’s not something that i can relate to that’s not something that’s going to help me because you didn’t relate it to the audience.
So you need to make sure that your captions are not about yourself. You can use your own personal experiences but make sure that it’s related to the audience and how they can gain and get value from your caption.
Don’t make it all about yourself using personal experiences isn’t necessarily bad but if you make it all about yourself then no one gains value from your caption and it’s not really interesting to your audience because they don’t find any value in it.
So make sure that in your captions you really think about who’s actually going to be reading it. Really think about who your audience is and how they’re going to get value from it because at the end of the day that’s what your end goal is the purpose of your captions is for your audience it’s not for you.
So remember that every time you’re posting something really think about who it’s for and how they’re going to gain value.
No Call To Action
From number six and I probably think this is the biggest Instagram caption mistake that a lot of people make they have no call to action and in my opinion, it’s something that just gets overlooked.
You don’t really think about but it’s a wasted opportunity. You got a whole lot of audience and you’ve gained all these people coming in and they’re really interested in your post and you didn’t take the opportunity.
- To gain them by getting them.
- To engage getting them to follow getting them.
- To do something engaging to bring them back to your community and to your page.
So you really want to make sure that there’s some kind of call-to-act that allows them to engage even more and hopefully get them to follow your account.
So making sure that it’s something as simple as:
- Hey, dm me if you found this interesting.
- Hey, comment down below if you’ve had a similar experience.
All these kinds of ways to really get them to engage more and to get them to communicate with you and your other audience just really get them to engage and communicate with you.
It is a great way to ensure that more than likely you’ve got to stick around and hopefully check out more of your posts and hopefully follow your account.
So make sure that you’re taking advantage of not only getting people to be interested in your post but taking it even further and putting a call to action.
So you’re actually gaining something from this engagement that you’re having getting more engagement is going to get you more shares, more engagement, and more views.
It’s as simple as that so make sure that you really take advantage of that to have a call to action at the end of every single caption so you don’t miss out on any wasted opportunity.
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