Instagram releases information about its ranking system and algorithm / Digital Information World
Instagram is one of the largest social media hubs in the world and it hosts the profiles of many artists and their works. Instagram was released in 2010 and became one of the most popular apps in less than 2.5 months. On the first day, the social networking app had 25,000 users and 2 months later it had over a million. Today, Instagram has around 2 billion monthly active users. Instagram is a very popular application for celebrities and influencers. They use it as a way to interact with their fans and stay updated.
Users who display their art or use Instagram for the sole purpose of growing their business have been looking for ways to get better insight into and manage the overall reach of their posts. Last year, Instagram provided a very detailed report on how they rank posts users uploaded to the platform. They also explained in the report how they manage the reach of their posts. They wrote about the factors they consider when making the decision for everyone’s exploration flow. This has helped artists a lot in improving their posts, but now Instagram has released another look at their factors so that creators can take them into account when developing their business strategies and how they will work on the post. photo and video sharing application.
The first and main thing Instagram focused on in its report last year was the key drivers for posts and feed stories:
User Activity: This is the statistic that helps users understand how they interacted with a person or their posts, which ones they liked and what will interest them. This helps Instagram create a completely personalized explore page for each user and their interests. They see which accounts the user is following and have searched for while seeing posts they like.
The information contained in the publications: this gives very valuable information about the publication, such as the popularity of the publication, the time and date of the place of posting and the duration of this one if it is about ‘a video. This can help improve the message by making it short if it is too long or improving it and increasing the reach if it has little or no reach, i.e. likes.
User interaction history with a specific person: If a user interacts a lot with someone, they usually see things related to them in their explore page and in their home feed. An example of interacting with someone is like reacting to their posts or commenting on them.
Information about the person who posted the content: this is what helps the company understand what the person who posted means to the user and what their relationship is. This is loosely based on how they’ve networked with them over the past few weeks.
As for Reels, the algorithm is quite different as the company competes with TikTok in this area. The algorithm of the latter is very adapted to the interests of the user and only shows the things that interest him. If the user is more interested in one thing than the other, the reels will automatically move to show more of that specific topic. Instagram is also working in this direction and is constantly competing with TikTok to become the best Reel sharing application.
The most important factors for reels are user activity versus post information and who posted the above posts.
User interaction with the reel author: if the user sees their video in their feed, they are more likely to have interacted with them or are interested in what they have to to say.
Reel Information: It is the information about the contents of the reel like the track which is used in the video and the understanding is based on pixels and frames.
Author Information: The company considers everyone’s popularity and overall reach to ensure that every artist has their chance to shine.
There hasn’t been more information provided by the tech company, but it’s definitely been helpful for artists to increase their reach and get more views.
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—Instagram (@instagram) February 17, 2022
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