The Art & Science of Instagram

320 pages for monetizing your account

What’s inside?

BLOCK 1 – How to Start your Instagram Account the Right Way

Preface – Prelude to Instagram and Vision Media

0.0   How to Use the Guides

0.1   Introduction to Instagram

0.2   Instagram for Brands & Companies

0.3   How Brands & Companies Could Benefit from Instagram

0.4   About the Guides

0.5   Terms & Conditions

0.6   Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Resources

0.7   Author's Disclaimer about the Guides

1: Starting Your Instagram Account with Solid Foundations

1.1   The Beginning

1.2   Getting the App

1.3   Some Instagram App Details on Apple Devices

1.4   Login Layout

1.5   Signup Layout

1.6   Signing Up to Instagram Via Facebook

1.7   Registering your Name and Password

1.8   Creating a Username

1.9   Username Availability

1.10   Device Limits

1.11   Multiple Account Update

1.12   Successful Registration and Find Facebook Friends

1.13   A Facebook Secret

1.14   Even More Signup Steps – Find Contacts

1.15   Welcome to Instagram

1.16   Your Instagram Profile

2: Instagram’s Blueprint: Mastering the Platform

2.1   A Little Bit of History about Instagram

2.2   Instagram's Growth Timeline & Facebook Acquisition

2.3   Understanding Instagram's Layout

2.4   An Overview of the Home Page

2.5   Your Home Feed

2.6   Anatomy of a Post – part 1

2.7   Anatomy of a Post – part 2

2.8   Activity Notification Bubbles

2.9   Instagram Stories Layout and Quick Explanation – part 1

2.10 Instagram Stories Layout and Quick Explanation – part 2

2.11   Posting an Instagram Story

2.12   Explore Tab

2.13   Hashtags – The Condensed Guide

2.14   Explore Page

2.15   Search Page

2.16   Upload Page – part 1

2.17   Upload Page – part 2

2.18   Upload Page – Photo Filters

2.19   Upload Page – Photo Editing Tools

2.20   Upload Page – Sharing & Final Steps

2.21   Activity Page

2.22   Profile Page Layout

2.23   Discover People Page

2.24   Profile Page – Feed Types

2.25   Edit Profile Page

2.26   Settings Page

2.27   Public vs Private Accounts

2.28   Personal vs Business Accounts

2.29   Notifications on Instagram

3: Marketing, Branding & Defining Your Instagram Account

3.1   Not Just Another Account

3.2   Your Goal on Instagram

3.3   Types of Accounts on Instagram – part 1

3.4   Types of Accounts on Instagram – part 2

3.5   Defining Your Niche

3.6   Defining Your Subniche

3.7   Business Opportunities on Instagram

3.8   Finding a Targeted Audience

3.9   Locating Your Competitors

3.10 Having Solid Foundations

4: Optimizing Your Account for Massive Instagram Success

4.1   The Power of a Great Username

4.2   Choosing an Optimal Username – part 1

4.3   Choosing an Optimal Username – part 2

4.4   Choosing an Optimal Username – part 3

4.5   Optimizing Your Name – part 1

4.6   Optimizing Your Name – part 2

4.7   Optimizing Your Name – part 3

4.8   Using an Effective Profile Picture

4.9   Creating a Powerful Bio – part 1

4.10   Creating a Powerful Bio – part 2

4.11   Creating a Powerful Bio – part 3

4.12   Taking Advantage of Bio Links

4.13   Utilizing your Bio Email

4.14   Linking your Account to other Social Media

4.15   Business Accounts

4.16   Securing your Account – part 1

4.17   Securing your Account – part 2

4.18   Securing your Account – part 3

4.19   Account Cleanup

4.20   Before & After Comparison

BLOCK 2 – Powerful Strategies to Grow your Instagram Account

5: Creating Amazing Content on Instagram

5.1   Types of Content on Instagram

5.2   Photo vs Video

5.3   Choosing Optimal Screen Dimensions & Resolution

5.4   Landscape vs Portrait vs Square Posts

5.5   Landscape vs Portrait

5.6   Using Advanced Layouts – part 1

5.7   Using Advanced Layouts – part 2

5.8   The Thumbnail Effect

5.9   The Psychology Behind Good Content

5.10   Using Statistics to Leverage your Content

5.11   The 7 Creative Elements that Win

5.12   Finding Content Resources

5.13   Generating Content for Your Account

5.14   Extracting Content From Your Competition

5.15   Exporting Content from a Resource – part 1

5.16   Exporting Content from a Resource – part 2

5.17   Curating Content

5.18   Creating your Palette

5.19   Using Instagram's Edit Tools

5.20   Instagram Filters Decoded – part 1

5.21   Instagram Filters Decoded – part 2

5.22   Advanced Photography Skills – part 1

5.23   Advanced Photography Skills – part 2

5.24   Using External Editing Tools – part 1

5.25   Using External Editing Tools – part 2

5.26   Using Proper Watermarks on your Content

5.27   Saving Content & Properties

5.28   Leading your Content to Instagram

6: Posting Effective Content on Instagram

6.1   Instagram's Posting Monopoly

6.2   Timing Practices

6.3   The Universal Posting Time

6.4   A Breakdown of Hourly Posting Times – part 1

6.5   A Breakdown of Hourly Posting Times – part 2

6.6   A Breakdown of Hourly Posting Times – part 3

6.7   Frequency & Posting Limitations

6.8   Visualizing & Planning your Post Layout

6.9   9 Recent Posts

6.10   Resizing Images

6.11   Going through the Filters & Edit Page

6.12   Using Captions on Instagram – part 1

6.13   Using Captions on Instagram – part 2

6.14   Using Captions on Instagram – part 3

6.15   Using Captions on Instagram – part 4

6.16   Giving a Final Review to Your Post

6.17   Scheduling Posts

6.18   If This Then That

7: In Depth Hashtag Research for Instagram

7.1   The Use of Hashtags

7.2   The Top Posts Section

7.3   Hashtags in the Explore Page

7.4   Hashtag Uses & Limitations – part 1

7.5   Hashtag Uses & Limitations – part 2

7.6   The Hashtag Analogy

7.7   Hashtag Categorization – part 1

7.8   Hashtag Categorization – part 2

7.9   Hashtag Categorization – part 3

7.10   Hashtag Research Resources

7.11   Instagram Hashtag Directory

7.12   Google's Keyword Directory

7.13   The Hashtag Selection Cheatsheet

7.14   Hashtag Targeting & Filtering

7.15   Optimal Hashtag Selection

7.16   Handpicking Hashtags

7.17   Efficient Hashtag Placement

7.18   The Collapsed Comment

7.19   Making a Hashtag Set

7.20   Hashtag Branding – Using Owned Hashtags

7.21   Creating Multiple Hashtag Sets

7.22   Copy/Paste & Hashtag Set Management

7.23   Shortcut Assigning for Productivity

7.24   Using Clips for Hashtag Sets

8: The Algorithm – Mastering Instagram’s Secret Weapon

8.1   Instagram – The Three Perspectives

8.2   Instagram Algorithm – The Brains Behind the App

8.3   The Algorithm – A Basic Explanation

8.4   The Algorithm – Artificial Intelligence

8.5   An Overview of Algorithmic Data Collection Entries

8.6   Facebook Data Sharing

8.7   Demographic Data Collecting

8.8   Predictive Content Data

8.9   Profile Information Data

8.10   Positive Activity Data

8.11   Negative Activity Data

8.12   Pattern Recognition Data

8.13   Content Generation Data

8.14   Account Categorization Data

8.15   Account Ranking Data

8.16   The Goodness Score – Part 1

8.17   The Goodness Score – Part 2

8.18   Algorithmic Content Placement

8.19   The Unicorn System

8.20   Pyramidal Data Entry Positioning

8.21   Mastering the Algorithm

8.22   Algorithm Exponential Rollout

9: Increasing Engagement and Building Your Audience on Instagram

9.1   Leveraging Engagement & Content on Instagram

9.2   Avoiding Negative Activity Data Collection

9.3   Instagram's Limits Explained

9.4   Engagement Channels Across the Platform

9.5   Organic, Half-Organic & Automated Engagement

9.6   Niche & Audience Engaging

9.7   Engagement Formulas & Ratios

9.8   Self Engaging

9.9   An Accurate Guide to F/UF – part 1

9.10   An Accurate Guide to F/UF – part 2

9.11   An Accurate Guide to F/UF – part 3

9.12   Unwanted Audiences

9.13   Goodness Score Upgrades & Downgrades

9.14   The 10 Minute Engagement Rule

9.15   Hashtag Rotation

9.16   The Hashtag Glitch

9.17   Comment Groups

9.18   Using the Unicorn Content Strategy

9.19   Leveraging Accounts on Instagram

9.20   Contest Engaging

9.21   The Golden 3

9.22   Tag Aiming & Location Aiming

9.23   Home Feed & Stories Practices

9.24   Explore Page & Top Posts Practices

9.25   People, Places & Suggested Users Practices

9.26   Following Activity & Discover People Practices

9.27   Photos of You & Suggested Users Practices

9.28   The Post Notification Method

BLOCK 3 – Efficient Instagram Tactics to Monetize your Account

10: Third Party Apps to Make Your Instagram Time Management Easier

10.1   Instagram Native Platform vs Third Party Tools

10.2   The Desktop Version

10.3   API & Limits

10.4   Posting Tools

10.5   Alternative Login Tools

10.6   F/UF Efficiency Tools – part 1

10.7   F/UF Efficiency Tools – part 2

10.8   F/UF Efficiency Tools – part 3

10.9   Analytics – part 1

10.10   Analytics – part 2

10.11   Malicious Apps

10.12   Automation Tool Advice

11: Influencer Strategies & How to Make Money with Your Instagram Account

11.1   The Power of an Instagram Account

11.2   Instagram Ads vs Influencers

11.3   Micro Influencing Vs Macro Influencing

11.4   Valuing Metrics & Engagement

11.5   Becoming the Influencer

11.6   Niche Monetization & Qualifications

11.7   Influencer Opportunities – part 1

11.8   Influencer Opportunities – part 2

11.9   Influencer Opportunities – part 3

11.10   Influencer Opportunities – part 4

11.11   Influencer Opportunities – part 5

11.12   The Shoutout Market – part 1

11.13   The Shoutout Market – part 2

11.14   Finding Realistic Opportunity

11.15   The Sales Approach

11.16   Naming Your Price

11.17   Business Agreement & Collection Practices

11.18   Sponsored Caption & Legal

11.19   Future Business Relations

11.20   Using Stories & DMs to Influence

12: Using 10 Hacker-proof Methods to Protect Your Instagram Account & Copyright

12.1   The Security Algorithm

12.2   Regular Checkups & Password Rotation

12.3   The Rage Shake & Facebook Support Inbox

12.4   Fake Instagram Emails & Services

12.5   Fighting Temporary Blocks

12.6   Retrieving Stolen Account

12.7   Retrieving Banned Account

12.8   Opening a Copyright Report

12.9   Opening an Impersonation Report

12.10   The Comment Firewall

13: How to Use Business Profiles, Insights & Analytics on Instagram

13.1   Introduction to Business Profiles

13.2   The Process of Getting a Business Profile

13.3   Connecting a Facebook Page to an Instagram Profile

13.4   Setting up your Business Profile

13.5   Setting up your Business Profile – Behind the Curtain

13.6   Business Profile Layout

13.7   Business Profile Editing – part 1

13.8   Business Profile Editing – part 2

13.9   Business Profile Insights – part 1

13.10   Business Profile Insights – part 2

13.11   Business Profile Insights – part 3

13.12   Business Profile Insights – part 4

13.13   Post Insights and Performance – part 1

13.14   Post Insights and Performance – part 2

13.15   Running Promotions on Business Profiles

13.16   Payment Processing Platform for Promotions

13.17   Notifications & Activity for Promotions

13.18   Business Profile Practices

13.19   Using Multiple Business Profiles

13.20   Reversing to a Normal Profile

BLOCK 4 – Strategies To Turn You Into a Pro on Instagram

14: Running Effective & Profitable Instagram Ads

14.1   The Ad Platform

14.2   Types of Ads on Instagram – part 1

14.3   Types of Ads on Instagram – part 2

14.4   Creating Ads on Instagram

14.5   Creating Ads for Instagram via Facebook

14.6   The Power Editor

14.7   Creating Instagram Ads without an Account

14.8   Creating Instagram Ads via Separate Facebook Page

14.9   Creating Ads for Multiple Instagram Accounts

14.10   Call to Actions for Ads

14.11   Ad Approval

14.12   Ad Tracking

15: Killer Tactics for Increasing Engagement & Value on Instagram Stories

15.1   Stories: An Introduction

15.2   Stories: Layout – part 1

15.3   Stories: Layout – part 2

15.4   Stories: Layout – part 3

15.5   Stories: Layout – part 4

15.6   Stories: Layout – part 5

15.7   Stories: Layout – part 6

15.8   Using Live Stories – part 1

15.9   Using Live Stories – part 2

15.10   Using Live Stories – part 3

15.11   Dimensions of Stories

15.12   Stories Anytime

15.13   Story Tags & Links – part 1

15.14   Story Tags & Links – part 2

15.15   Story Practices – part 1

15.16   Story Practices – part 2

15.17   Story Settings & Privacy

15.18   Stories as a Valuable Estate

16: Growing Your Instagram Account with Telegram Rounds

16.1   Rounds – An Untold Growth Secret

16.2   Blasting the Algorithm

16.3   The Telegram Platform

16.4   Telegram Round Groups

16.5   Entering Rounds

16.6   Engaging in Rounds

16.7   Completing Rounds

16.8   Vision Media Rounds & Support Groups

Bonus Guide – Untold Instagram Facts, Secrets & Techniques

B.1   Acquiring Inactive Instagram Usernames

B.2   Queuing Content with Drafts

B.3   Growing Other Social Networks

B.4   Multiple Bio Links & Other Accounts in Bio

B.5   Using a Private Account

B.6   Getting the Verified Badge

B.7   Buying & Selling Instagram Accounts

B.8   Sending DMs from computer

B.9   Liking your own content effectively

B.10   Deleting your content efficiently

B.11   Deleting ads and promotions from your account

B.12   Alternative methods to create Instagram Accounts

B.13   Powerlikes – The Ultimate Exposure Strategy

B.14   Before & After Comparison – Review

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What readers say…

followers

The Vision Media Instagram guides are really the best source of Instagram information I’ve ever read or seen. They researched this stuff for months, and it definitely shows. It has really helped me build a solid plan of how to attack Instagram, how to build my accounts and how to monetize them.

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followers

The eBook has really given me an understanding of all the features in Instagram and of how important they are to growing your account. Especially the factors regarding goodness of your account and the way you can work with the algorithm helped me the most. As well as ways to think of when and how to monetizing your account.

Thomas | @luxfeelingLuxury. Cars. Millionaires.

followers

Since i got the book I learned a lot of new info about how IG works and how to use that in order to improve my experience on Instagram as well as finding new brands who want to work with me using the social platforms described by Vision Media in the book. The guides will be super useful for people who just started using IG because it took me several weeks to find out the basics of IG that are described in like the first 4-5 chapters and there were a lot of things i didn’t know that were covered there.

George | @Autoworld_247 | Car Lifestyle.

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