1000 Followers Challenge: Tip #9 Geotag your IG Stories and Posts

This is one of my favorite things to do b/c I literally travel the world WITHOUT traveling the world!

Lets get into how I do this.

What is a geotag?

Geotagging is a technical term for storing the latitude and longitude of your current location with your photo. This data is collected by the GPS device in your phone or tablet and is accessible to Instagram if you grant permission.

You can also geotag your own location with each Instagram post and Instagram story.

Benefits of Geotagging?

  • Allows you to be seen by other users than the ones that already follow you

  • You can use your analytics to find out the popular spots and where most of your engagement is coming from and geotag THAT location

  • Your whole spectrum of viewers opens up and you get to network with others in those locations

  • Geotagging your posts increases engagement up to 79 percent

  • You can potentially meet people at the location where you tagged yourself, more networking opportunities!

How do I Geotag?

Instagram Post

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Camera. Slide to "on." (If you use other editing apps like VSCO Cam, make sure your location data is also available.


Create an Instagram post and right before you post select Add Location and then select the location you'd like. If you do not see the location type it in the search bar and it will appear!

The fun part is you can be wherever you want to be. I've been to Dubai, Jamaica, Trinidad, Alaska, and so many other places. Have fun with this and meet new followers!

Instagram Stories

1.Swipe right on the screen to start a Story.

2.Tap the happy-face icon at the top of the screen.

3.Choose “Location” from the menu of stickers

4. A menu will pop up with a list of locations near you. Select the correct one, or look for it in the search bar.

When I used Geotagging I saw massive results. Especially in IG Stories! When you use geotag in stories you run the chance in being featured in that particular location story and that raises your engagement by 50% more!

Try using Geotags and comment below on if it has worked for you!

See you tomorrow for the last tip of the 1000 Followers challenge!