For a successful social presence, we all know that stunning imagery which is able to stop an Instagram user mid-scroll is essential. What’s often overlooked, however, is the caption that guides them through from there.
Make no mistake, an off-hand, unconsidered, or non-existent caption is a missed opportunity. While Instagram is, of course, a predominantly visual platform, the words you choose to accompany your content have power, and shouldn’t be wasted.
This is yet another area where marketers can look to influencers for inspiration.
Captions offer a direct line of communication to your followers. Whether you use your words to share how an image was made, offer advice, or explain how you’re feeling, they can add value and help your audience get to know you and your business better.
Captions give you the chance to offer your followers something more, allowing them like they’re on part of the process. This can help create a better relationship with your audience, and cultivate a more loyal following.
They boost engagement
While the Instagram algorithm is a hotly contested topic, one thing we do know is that it favors posts that get engagement. If your post is boosted by the algorithm, more people will have a chance to see it, and it could even end up in the Discover tab. […]