How to make viral Reels that could generate likes even MONTHS after it's been posted? Here are our tips:
Use Viral Trend & Trending Music: Check out what videos are trending and made it to the IG explore page in your niche. Use the trending music and format from there.
Include an Attention-Grabbing Hook: in order to stand out, add a personal touch that makes it unique and original. The first few seconds of the video are key to capturing the audience's attention so it is important to make them stand out from the beginning.
Make Them the Right Size: the optimal video size is 1080 x 1920 pixels. This allows viewers to see a video at the maximum resolution, with an aspect ratio of 9:16. This means your video should be recorded vertically/
Include Text in Your Video When Relevant
It is estimated that more than 80% of Instagram users watch videos without sound , whether they are Stories or Reels. So, it's a very good idea to add captions or text that can help viewers understand the content without audio.
Center Text in the Middle So That It's Viewable in Grid Mode: Since Reels can be accessed and watched from the "Reels" tab or the In-Feed view, it is important to always make sure to place your text in the middle of your video , the "safe zone", so that it won't be cut off.
Grab attention with an eye- catching cover image: Select a photo that captures your video’s overall message and makes scrolling Instagram users want to stop and watch. Also, do your best to hook your audience quickly—the first three seconds are key to grabbing attention.
Use Instagram account tags, hashtags, and geotags: tags are effective search tools that make your Instagram account more discoverable, as users can follow hashtags, view account tags, and search geotags and hashtags. When used correctly, posts with tags receive more engagement—an average of 12% more from audiences