As we near the end of 2017, I wanted to share with you the most popular Instagram posts from my feed for 2017. Based on your likes and comments, these are your favorites from the year. (And of course, with updated outfit details!)
Instagram Year in Review
This post was built using data from my Instagram analytics for this year. I always try to keep pretty close tabs on the weekly and monthly performance to see what your favorites were. However, looking at an entire year was very interesting. I was a little surprised at what was “liked” more than others and what “style of photo” performed best. You all know that my blog is my primary source for content, but Instagram is another platform I enjoy using to share new content.
Interesting Tidbits from 2017
- Torso shots performed higher than others
- This Long-Line Cardigan was your favorite piece this year (mine too- I bought it in three colors)
- IG Story content has been really fun and you guys like to see my day-to-day and behind the scenes of blogging. It has been fun talking with you all through DM’s and comments. It honestly makes me feel like we are gal pals!
- Practical, everyday style that can transition to the weekend is preferred
- Most of you think Lucy is cute 🙂
If you follow Instagram closely, you know that they’ve made some significant changes to how content is displayed to you. Instagram no longer displays your feed in chronological order. Instead, the content you see on your feed is determined by the Instagram algorithm. The algorithm chooses what it believes to be content that you would most enjoy and actively supposes other content. Unfortunately, the details are mostly a mystery and Instagram does not publish any official information on how it works. Moreover, Instagram is constantly tweaking its algorithm for your Home feed and Explore page. And most recently, Instagram will be pushing Recommended for You content to your Home tab. These changes have definitely affected how you see content on Instagram.
In our survey last month (which we will be talking about more on Sunday), many of you stated that you didn’t see my Instagram images on your feed as often. And some of you thought I left Instagram completely! But the reason isn’t because I’m posting less. In fact, I’m probably posting more. Unfortunately, you’ve probably been a victim of Instagram suppressing content (which is so frustrating).
How the Instagram Algorithm Works
Unfortunately, we don’t really know how it really works. And the algorithm constantly changing. What we do know is that Instagram tries to guess what content you like best. It gets this information based on what you photos you like, comment, and interact with. This probably explains why I have so many french bulldog accounts pop up on my feed. Ha!
See More @ashleyrobertson Content
If you want to see more content from me, here are some things to try.
The most effective way to ensure content shows up on your feed is to simply interact with your favorite accounts. That means:
- “Like” Photos
- Comment on the photo. And hey- if you think a friend will like it too, share it with them!
- View the User profile for posts you may have missed
- Watching & Replying to Stories
Don’t be afraid to say hi. I really enjoy talking to all of you either by DM or comments. It’s great to hear from other readers. I make an effort to reply to each and every one of you.
Turn on Post Notifications
To turn post notifications on, go to the @ashleyrobertson user profile and in the top right, tap on the … icon. Tap Turn on Post Notifications and you are all set. You’ll get a notification every time I post something on Instagram. I rarely post more than once a day, so it definitely won’t spam your phone notifications.
And in all honestly, I thought Post Notifications would be really annoying. But after reading your comments, it was clear that some of you were upset about not seeing my (and other influencers) images in your feed. I actually tested this out with four accounts just to see if I was going to be overloaded with notifications. Surprisingly I wasn’t. Many accounts I follow only post 1-2 times a day, so it wasn’t causing my phone to light up with alerts.
Have you guys tried this? Real talk: what are your thoughts on Instagram right now? Let us know in the comments below!
Original top, similar styles here, here and here | similar Leather Belt | Current/Elliot ‘The Stiletto’ Denim | Lawless Beauty Liquid Lipstick | Gold Thumb Ring (I request a size 7 in the 1mm) | Original pinky signet ring, similar styles here, here and here
UGG Alena Suede Slippers (More sizes here. Fit: TTS.) | UGG Ascot Suede Slipper (Men’s) | Honeydew Intimates Lounge Pants (Similar options here, here, and here.) | Nike Tech Fleece Jogger Pants (Men’s) | Toshop Oversize Sweater | Gold Thumb Ring | Halogen Ribbed Muffler Scarf (40% off!)
Pink cardigan (Fit: TTS, I also have it in this color.) | Original camisole, similar styles here, here and here | FRAME Le High Skinny Jeans | Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Monogram Canvas Bag (Similar styles here.) | Gold Thumb Ring (I request a size 7 in the 1mm)
Original Top c/o (Fit: Runs a little big. I am in a S/M, but very impressed with the quality of this top!), similar styles here, here, here and here | Express Denim (Fit: TTS, I ordered my normal size.) | Tory Burch Satchel | Original sunglasses, similar options here, here, and here | Chloe Scalloped Flats (Budget friendly options here and here.)
Original bomber jacket, similar styles here, here and here | Original top (Fit: I sized up to a medium.), similar styles here, here and here | Original jeans, similar styles here, here and here | Original sunglasses, similar styles here, here and here | Tory Burch Satchel | Choker Necklace | Initial Necklace | Gold Thumb Ring (I request a size 7 in the 1mm) | Original watch, similar styles here, here and here
Original Insta post HERE.
Rag & Bone Wool Fedora | Topshop Diamond Stitch Sweater | Citizens of Humanity Skinny Jeans | Jules Smith Signet Ring | Celine Belt Bag (Identical dupe under $200!) | MICHELE Sidney Diamond Watch | Lawless Beauty Liquid Lipstick (I mixed Cameron and Romeo)
Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Tee | Original herringbone blazer (Fit: TTS, I am wearing a small.), similar styles here, here and here | AG ‘The Legging Ankle’ Denim | Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Monogram Canvas Bag (more styles here.) | Celine Sunglasses (Identical dupes here under $10!)
Original top, similar styles here, here and here | Current/Elliot ‘The Stiletto’ Denim | Chloe ‘Faye’ Bag (An identical, designer inspired bag under $100!) | Celine Sunglasses (similar style under $20) | Hourglass Liquid Lipstick ‘Canvas’ | Initial Necklace | Bar Necklace
Original top, similar style here, here and here | Madewell Herringbone Coat (Fit: Big, I would size down at least one, maybe two sizes. I am wearing an XS.) | Current/Elliot ‘The Stiletto’ Denim | Gucci Sunglasses | SENREVE Mini Maestra c/o (More here.) | Halogen Belt | Initial Necklace | Gold Thumb Ring
Original Insta post HERE.
Original top, similar styles here, here and here | Current/Elliot ‘The Stiletto’ Denim | Original y-chain necklace, similar styles here, here and here | Gold Thumb Ring | Tory Burch Watch | Original Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote (Sold out in ‘Camel/Brown’, but available in other colors here, here and here.)