Today I want to share with you my Top 10 Secrets for great Instagram Stories:
1. Animate Action Cues for Swipe-up (Arrows for example)
2. Design with the right Margins for Username & CTA
3. Always use animations like videos, GIFs or overlays
4. If more than 15sec —> Carousel for more complex stories
5. Mimic Organic Behavior —> stickers, drawing, homemade
6. Always add text layers (70% without sound)
7. Include Branding in beginning & end (99% of not-clickers)
8. Multiple scenes work better to keep user entertained
9. Revers TV-commercial Hero-Stream: Start with highlight
10. Try "behind-the-scenes" like unpacking
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You can download it here. It is a dropbox file. The guide is composed by 50 pages of best practices and useful tips on how to grow your audience on Instagram.
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