As an online model and ambassador, you have to make sure that you learn the necessary skills and tricks that will help you maximize the current Instagram algorithm. In the same way that there are different things that will help you boost your engagement, there are also certain habits that will negatively affect your online ranking.  Below are some of the informal Instagram rules that you should be aware of and that you should follow, especially if you want to succeed as an online model.  Learn the following guidelines and make sure that use them when you engage your audience with your posts.

Avoid Using Banned Hashtags

You may already be aware of the power that hashtags have in Instagram.  You may also be in the habit of using as many hashtags as you can when you launch your content online.  However, you have to understand that not all hashtags are equal and that not all of them will have the same effect on your engagement rate. In order to maximize your efforts, you should do your own a research and find a list of hashtags that are banned in your niche.   This way, you will be able to avoid using them and experience only good results from your posts.

Avoid Posting Too Much and Too Often

This is a common mistake that online models and ambassadors often make.  Most of the time, in an effort to be highly visible to your followers, you often post photos in quick succession no matter what time of the day it may be. Believe it or not, this habit is causing you more harm than good.  If you flood your followers feed, there is a possibility that they will grow tired of your content and you will unfollow your profile. In order to avoid this kind of unfortunate turn, always make sure that you limit yourself to the acceptable number of posts and that you upload them during key times when your audience are online.

Don’t Break the Rules of Reposting

How many times have you reposted a certain content because you can relate to it and you want to share it to your followers?  How many times did you ensure that when you repost, you avoid claiming the content as your own? There are different rules that surround the habit of reposting and you have to make sure that you follow every single one of them.  For one, you should not remove the name or any kind of water mark of the original poster.  In addition to this, you also have to make sure that use the right hashtags that will help your followers understand that the content that you shared is not created by you.

Don’t Run Contest Illegally

Launching and hosting an Instagram contest and giveaway is a great way to engage more people to boost your following and to have your fans and followers interact with your content.  However, before you host your own contest, you have to familiarize yourself with the different guidelines that Instagram has set for this kind of promotion. It is your responsibility as an online model to ensure that the contest that you will run with also comply with the contest rules in your state or in your country. This way, you will be able to see to it that your efforts will be as fair to all contestants as possible.